The Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce coordinates events for its members and for the community as a whole. Public recognition of excellence in education, business success and community leadership takes place annually through chamber sponsored events. There are also opportunities for businesses to interact with other businesses and showcase their services to the public.
The Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its Annual Banquet on the first Wednesday of February. The much anticipated social event recognizes Chamber volunteer leadership and summarizes the Chamber’s activities of the past year. Highlighting the evening is the announcement of the recipients of the Small Business of the Year, Business of the Year, Outstanding Ambassador, Outstanding Volunteer, Good Neighbor, Farm Family of the Year, Distinguished Citizen, Non-Profit Organization of the Year and Honorary Lifetime Member awards. Click on each award to view previous winners.
Business of the Year Past Winners
Small Business of the Year Past Winners
Non Profit of the year previous winners
Farm Family of the Year Winners
Good Neigherbor Award Previous Winners
Distinguished Citizen Previous Winners
Ambassador of the Year Previous Winners
Volunteer of the Year Award Previous Winners
Honorary Lifetime Member
Excellence in Education Banquet
Each spring the Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes top students from Dunn County schools at its Excellence in Education Banquet. The inspiring evening honors students in the top 10% of their graduating class from four area high schools: Boyceville, Colfax, Elk Mound and Menomonie, the top 25 graduates from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and the top graduate from Chippewa Valley Technical College. In addition to the honored students, an outstanding educator from each school, chosen by their peers or students, is also recognized. An area business is selected to receive the Dunn County Friends of Education Award.
The Annual Chamber Golf Outing starts the summer season off with a full day of golf, food, prizes, camaraderie and the opportunity to get to know other Chamber members.
FreedomFest is an old fashioned 4th of July community celebration. Chamber members and volunteers unite to provide an outstanding day of family fun, games, a foot race, food and entertainment. The Fest is held in Wakanda Park and is topped off by a fireworks display to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Details>
At the beginning of the fall semester, new freshmen and transfer students attending University of Wisconsin-Stout are treated to a picnic supper and the opportunity to learn more about Menomonie. Chamber member exhibitors can meet the incoming students and inform them of their business and services.
Every fall Chamber members are invited to participate in the Business Expo. With more than 50 exhibitors participating, the Expo is an excellent opportunity to showcase business services and generate contacts with other Chamber members and the community. This event is held in conjunction with Business After Hours.
Holiday Open House
The Chamber hosts an annual Holiday Open House to celebrate the holiday season and say thank you to our members and the community. The event is held at the Chamber office and is a festive evening to socialize with other members and enjoy holiday treats and refreshments.