• HoW Chamber of Commerce Signature Events

    People, Businesses, Resources

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

    Mardi Gras Business Expo | Nekoosa Easter | Cranberry Blossom Festival | Lunch by the River

    Gather by the Gazebo | Rendezvous in the Park | Summer Hummer Golf Outing | Downtown “Grand” Affair

    Rekindle the Spirit | Nekoosa Hometown Christmas

  • Mardi Gras Business Expo
    Promote your business with a decorative booth! Over 40 business booths are on display. You will enjoy networking with guests, friends, and Heart of Wisconsin members. Come and visit vendor booths and sampling of local food from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m!

    February 13th, 2018

    Sponsor Form

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  • Nekoosa Easter
    Join the Nekoosa Easter extravaganza for Breakfast with the Bunny, Bunny Run and Egg Hunt. Have a lovely breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Retirement Community of Nekoosa. Bring your camera to take photos to remember with the Easter Bunny. Get hoppin’ during the Bunny Run 5K Run/Walk. Start the journey at Goodfella’s Pizza head down the bike path towards ERCO Worldwide and back the same route. Can’t miss the traditional Easter Egg Hunt at Alexander Middle School. Easter Egg Hunt age groups include 4 and under, 5 to 7, and 8 to 10 years old. The Retirement Community of Nekoosa residents generously fill over 3,000 eggs between each age group.

    March 17th, 2018

    Sponsor Form

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

    May 15th, 2018

    Sponsorship & Registration Form

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  • Cranberry Blossom Festival
    This entertaining 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, parade, arts and crafts, cranberry blossom tours, and of course, culinary treats featuring Wisconsin's tart and tangy fruit, the cranberry! Visit Cranberry Blossom Fest website for all the celebration details at www.blossomfest.com

    June 14th – 17th, 2018

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  • Lunch by the River
    Make your way to Veterans' Memorial Park (112 2nd Street South Wisconsin Rapids, WI) to enjoy entertainment and exceptional food along the Wisconsin River. Every Thursday starting in June running until the end of August, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. enjoy a taste of Wisconsin Rapids. 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!

    June 2018 – August 2018

    Sponsor Form

  • Gather By The Gazebo ~Music in the Park~
    This event is an opportunity to gain exposure for your business and have customers provide you with feedback about your business services or products. For consumers, this event is a great way for you to connect with local businesses and learn what they have to offer you. Join family and friends for MUSIC, FOOD, and FUN at Alpine Village Business Park - Town of Rome!! This event takes place the second Tuesday of summer months from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    June 12th, 2018
    July 10th, 2018
    August 14th, 2018

    Sponsor Form

  • Rendezvous in the Park ~Dinner by the River~

    Rendezvous with us at the Riverside Park in Nekoosa! Make it your causal business meeting spot, family summer get together, or a dinner date next to the beautiful Wisconsin River.  This event takes place the third Wednesday of June, July, and August from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    June 20th, 2018
    July 18th, 2018
    August 15th, 2018

    Sponsor Form

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  • Downtown "Grand" Affair
    Wisconsin Rapids celebrates the gorgeous autumn season with music, food, children’s activities and more! All types of vendors are accepted including arts and crafts, antiques, food and farm market produce. Another opportunity is to participate as a Grand Affair sponsor. Get your business front and center with an Autumn Sponsorship or support your community from the slide lines with a Fall Sponsorship. 

    September 9th, 2018


  • 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.

    November 21st, 2018

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  • Nekoosa Area Hometown Christmas
    A great holiday event to kick off the season! Entertainment includes breakfast with Santa, kids story time, cookie decorating, horse drawn wagon rides, holiday arts and crafts, Nekoosa Fire and Ambulance Department open house, holiday parade, and fireworks. What a great way to spend it with your family and friends!!

    December 1st, 2018

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  • Contact: Krista Coon ~ Director of Programs & Events ~ 715-422-4860