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Annual Meeting & Awards

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This much-anticipated event celebrates our Chamber Investors, volunteers, and community members. Please join us as we recognize key contributions to business and our community during our annual award presentation and learn about what the Chamber has prepared for your business in 2023.

The Menomonie Area Chamber & Visitor Center is proud to honor those who contribute to the success of our community as well as area businesses that personify the spirit of entrepreneurship, pride and success that forms the backbone of our local economy.

This event is "entertainment style" with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, raffles, and a one-hour award program. An afterparty will take place following the program, to provide enhanced connection opportunities and continued celebrations.

The program will include highlights from 2022, outlooks from our Investor businesses and a look ahead at the upcoming year with the Chamber.  Join us in celebrating incredible businesses, area nonprofits, and outstanding individuals in our community!

Please contact our office regarding questions about the format for this event, 715-235-9087.

Thank You Platinum Sponsors

Sponsor the 84th Annual Meeting and Awards

Spotlight your business at one of the highly attended, sold out events! The projected attendance is more than 300 guests, sponsors, community leaders and staff.

If you don't see what you are looking for, please contact the Program Manager at [email protected] or 715-235-9087 to explore components of a customized Annual Meeting & Awards sponsorship package!

Red Carpet Event Schedule

4:30 - 6:15 PM | Food & Drinks

Heavy Hors D'oeuvres Buffet | Cash bar | Raffles | Social Connection | Paparazzi Stations

6:15 - 6:30 PM | Seating & Welcome

Sponsor Welcome Videos

6:30 - 7:45 PM | Program & Awards

Desserts | Cash bar | Closing & Prizes

7:45 - 9:45 PM | Walk of Fame Afterparty

Cash bar | Social Connection | Cocktail snacks | Paparazzi Stations

*Schedule subject to change*

And the winner is...

Hundreds of attendees will celebrate the accomplishments of businesses, organizations and individuals in our community with excellent food, tantalizing refreshments, and standing ovations at the University of Wisconsin - Stout Grand Ballroom. It promises to be an evening to remember - complete with red carpet and fanfare. The Menomonie area communities have many accomplishments to celebrate, will you be there to join us?

Annual Meeting & Awards Ticket = $65.00 per individual ticket

Reserved Table of 8 = $475.00 (savings of $45)

Thank You Gold Sponsors

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Thank You Silver Sponsors

Thank You Award Sponsors

Distinguished Citizen
Large Business of the Year
Small Business of the Year
Nonprofit of the Year
Friend of Tourism
Chamber Legacy Award
Good Neighbor
Farm Family of the Year

2022 Award Nominees & Recipients

2022 Board Chair
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Ryan Martin
Distinguished Citizen
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Bob Schultz
Chamber Legacy
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 Randy Giertz

Terry Giertz, brother & Cory Giertz, son accepting on his behalf

Ambassador of the Year
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Shellee Pechmiller
Good Neighbor
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Ludington Guard Band
Business of the Year
Small Business of the Year
Friend of Tourism
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Friends of the Red Cedar State Trail
Farm Family of the Year
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Maple Hills Dairy
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2023 Award Nominations

Please allow yourself 15 - 25 minutes to complete the nomination form, and have all the information about the nominee available with you prior to submitting the form. The Past Presidents and Board of Directors rely on only the data they are given when rating the nomination forms.

How to Access Nomination Forms:

  • Expand the available award below by selecting the +
  • Review the condensed overview of each award listed
  • Select the Nominate a 2022 award title Recipient in green font
  • Download Nomination Form
  • Complete the Nomination Form in its entirety
  • Submit completed Nomination Form prior to January 31, 2023.

If you need assistance completing these forms, please contact our office.

We will recognize the top three finalists for Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Nonprofit of the Year and announce the recipient live during the awards program.

The announcement of Good Neighbor, Farm Family of the Year, Honorary Lifetime Member, Ambassador of the Year, and Friend of Tourism will be made in March.

The Distinguished Citizen Award will be recognized and announced as the final award during the live awards program.

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