Member Services & Events

People, Businesses, Resources

All Heart of Wisconsin programs have an impact on the communities we serve.


The Heart of Wisconsin member services and events empower member businesses through networking and business promotion opportunities.

A Ribbon Cutting/ Grand Opening Ceremony is a great opportunity to recognize and celebrate your business and it is an important part of your overall marketing and advertising plan. It also offers an opportunity to meet key leaders in the community and get aquainted with your neighbors and chamber members. As a member service, the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber would enjoy helping your business celebrate with a Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting or Groundbreaking Ceremony.

Your business must meet one of the following criteria:
A New Business
Changed ownership or under new management
Moved to a new location
Have been remodeled or expanded at its present location

Ribbon Cutting Policy Ribbon Cutting /Ground Breaking Request Form


Network with other business-minded individuals and establish the kind of relationships necessary to build your business.

Business After Hours (BAH)
gives your business the opportunity to showcase what you have to offer.  You may choose to host the evening on your own, or partner with other area businesses.  Hours for Business After Hours are 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Interested in hosting a Business After Hours?  Contact Heather Sairs at 715-741-0191.

Working Women’s Luncheon (WWL). The Working Women’s Luncheon offers you the opportunity to network, learn new ideas, discuss hot topics, and have fun!

Annual Summer Hummer Golf Outing. Every year the Ambassador Committee of the Heart of Wisconsin hosts the annual Summer Hummer. This event provides a relaxed atmosphere for networking while giving you the opportunity to work on your back swing.

July 21st at the Ridges

Chamber programs are an avenue for members to promote their business.

Mardi Gras Business Expo is another fun opportunity to promote your business with a booth.  Over 40 business booths are on display.  You will enjoy networking with guests, friends and Heart of Wisconsin members. Enjoy visiting all the vendor booths and sampling local food. 3:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Wisconsin Rapids Elks Club. Admission donation is $5.00.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Gather By The Gazebo "Music in the Park".  This event is an opportunity to gain exposure for your business and have customers provided for you. Join family and friends for MUSIC, FOOD, and FUN!! Alpine Village Business Park - Town of Rome

Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:30pm

  • June 9th
  • July 14th
  • August 11th

Lunch by the River is your opportunity to showcase your business as a Lunch by the River business sponsor. Potential customers make their way to Veterans’ Memorial Park to enjoy entertainment and good food along the Wisconsin River. Every Thursday, starting the 1st Thursday in June and running until the end of August, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm enjoy a taste of Wisconsin Rapids with different food vendors and entertainment from various groups in the community. Each week is sponsored by a different business and is sure to be a favorite summertime event. Don’t leave without stopping at the custard stand.

Starting June 11th- August 27th

Cranberry Blossom Festival. This fun-filled weekend event will be the first thing you mark on your calendar every year! Join us for a series of more than twenty events including live music, a parade, arts and crafts, cranberry blossom tours, and of course, culinary treats featuring Wisconsin's tart and tangy fruit, the cranberry! Visit the Cranberry Blossom Fest website for all the celebration details at

June 18-21st, 2015

The Downtown "Grand" Affair - Wisconsin Rapids celebrates the beautiful autumn season with music, food, children’s activities and much more! All types of vendors are accepted including: arts and crafts, antiques, food and farm market produce. Another option is to participate as a Grand Affair sponsor. There are two partnership opportunities available. (Harvest Sponsorship $300 and Fall Sponsor $100).

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Rekindle the Spirit. Rekindle your holiday spirit with us the day before Thanksgiving. Be part of the buy local, holiday parade celebration. Festivities include: Parade, Cookies & Cocoa at Hotel Mead, and Lighting of the Holiday Decorations.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Contact: Krista Coon ~ Director of Events ~ 715.422.4860 ~