2020 Small Business of the Year Award Finalists Named
WAUSAU — The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2020 Small Business of the Year Awards. Twelve businesses and organizations have been named as finalists.
The Small Business of the Year Award recognizes business growth, community involvement, and innovative efforts in the Wausau Region. The recipients of this year’s award will be named at the 2020 Small Business of the Year Awards event to be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1 at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild. The event is a part of the rescheduled 2020 Small Business Week, which will offer a vital rallying point for businesses and the region as a whole.
The finalists in each of three categories are:
•Business-to-Business category: Fully Promoted – Wausau and LB Medwaste Services Inc
•Business-to-Consumer category: Buska Retirement Solutions Inc, Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning, Health in Motion, Tommy Dock Products LLC, Wausau Country Club Inc and Wausau Smiles Dental LLC
•Charitable Non-Profit category: Achieve Center Inc, K-tech Charities Inc, McLit: Marathon County Literacy Council Inc and The Open Door of Marathon County Inc
The three recipients of the Small Business of the Year Awards in 2019 were Luoma Design Solutions Inc in the Business-to-Business category, Ruppel Chiropractic LLC in the Business-to-Consumer category and Wausau River District Inc in the Charitable Non-Profit category.
The 2020 Small Business Week events originally scheduled for mid-April have been rescheduled for a time in which the entire region can celebrate the region’s vibrant business community. This week of events will also offer an important opportunity for the community to reconnect following a period of ‘social distancing’ and to propel our local businesses forward.
The 2020 Small Business Week will continue on Thursday, September 3 at the Business EXPO 2020 at the Central Wisconsin Convention + Expo Center in Rothschild from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Business EXPO, the largest Chamber trade show in the state, will feature hundreds of exhibitors.
The EXPO will be immediately followed by the EXPO Business PM from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild.
The week will wrap-up with a Small Business of the Year Recognition Ceremony which will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 4 at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild. Each of the 2020 Small Business of the Year recipients will describe their paths to success during this program.
The 2020 Small Business Week is presented by Marshfield Clinic Health System and sponsored by Sam’s Club at the platinum level, Aspirus and Aspirus Arise at the gold level, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Ruder Ware LLSC and Wipfli LLP at the silver level, The Dirks Group, Fully Promoted, Ho-Chunk Gaming – Wittenberg, Wisconsin Public Service Corp and Yach’s Body & Custom at the bronze level. Media sponsors for the event include Midwest Communications, The Business News and WAOW Newsline 9. The live production sponsor is JEM Productions.
For more information on the 2020 Small Business of the Year Awards, including a list of past recipients, visit WausauChamber.com.