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Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet

Embark on an evening celebration at our Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet!
Join us as we shine a spotlight on the outstanding individuals whose dedication and achievements uplift our community's spirit and fuel its prosperity. This prestigious event hosted by the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce is a testament to the commitment and remarkable contributions made by our Members and a way to support the Chamber.
Experience an evening filled with camaraderie as you connect and network with fellow Chamber Members, savor delectable cuisine, and applaud the remarkable endeavors that shape our region's landscape. Be privy to insightful updates from our Chamber team and board and witness the unveiling of the remarkable individuals who epitomize excellence.
Nomination guidelines extend to those who embody the essence of our Chamber's values—individuals whose endeavors resonate with our mission and drive towards excellence. Whether through leadership, innovation, or community engagement, these nominees exemplify the very best of our vibrant community.

2023 Award Recipients

The Heart of Wisconsin makes an effort each year to recognize the accomplishments of its MEMBERS, to thank them for participating in and supporting the Chamber. Nominations are considered for the following awards each year: Large Business of the Year, Small Business/Entrepreneur of the Year, Innovative Business of the Year, Community Impact of the Year, Investor of the Year, Business Professional of the Year, and Ambassador of the Year.

Large Business of the Year

This is presented to the business that has demonstrated innovative economic and business growth, provides dedication to customer service, and is active in the community.

Domtar Group
Small Business/Entrepreneur of the Year
Quality Plus Printing

This is awarded to the entrepreneur who has initiated economic growth, is active in community service and leadership, and demonstrates innovative efforts with under 10 employees.

Quality Plus Printing
Innovative Business of the Year
Jacoby Custom Cues

Recognizes those who are fostering innovation and making an investment in our community.

Jacoby Custom Cues
Community Impact of the Year
Miss Wisconsin Rapids Scholarship Organization

This is presented to a service organization or public institution that provides dedication to community service and leadership and develops innovative programs to serve the community over time.

Miss WR Scholarship Organization
Ambassador of the Year
Steph Schmid

The recipient of the award is honored for going above and beyond as an Ambassador, and for attendance at events and meetings. The Ambassador must have been an active ambassador for more than one year.

Steph Schmid

Business Professional of the Year

Skye Manning

Recognizes someone who shows community service and leadership while demonstrating outstanding volunteer spirits and makes a significant impact in the community. 

Skye Manning
Investor of the Year
Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa

Recognizes a Chamber Member business that is actively involved in the Chamber through various avenues such as events, programs, volunteer efforts, sponsorship opportunities, or other support areas. The business actively advocates and promotes the Chamber within the local community.

Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa

Contact Lacy Alling, Events & Engagement Director, for more information

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