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4/18/2018 Chamber News
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce Announces Award Winners at 104th Annual Meeting

April 17, 2018
News Release

Contact: David Minor
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce
101 N. Farwell Street, Suite 101
Eau Claire, WI
(715) 858-0612  



EAU CLAIRE, WI - The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce presented the following awards at its 104th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 17 at the W.R. Davies Center, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Small Business of the Year
Sponsored by: Charter Bank and Wipfli
Given based on the following criteria: staying power, growth in number of employees, increase in sales and/or unit volume, financial success, entrepreneurship, innovativeness of product or service, offered response to adversity, community involvement, and innovative efforts shown in area of local or national interest.

1-25 Employees 
Boxx Sanitation, Joshua & Heidi Boxx

Boxx Sanitation is a locally owned and operated waste and recycling removal service in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The company has been in business since 2009 and have been members of the Eau Claire Chamber since 2011.

26-150 Employees 
Rainmaster Lawn Systems, Paul Madsen

RainMaster was founded in 1999 by Paul Madsen  Established first in his basement, the business quickly grew into his home and garage. By 2004, RainMaster began construction on new facilities that could house an expanding professional lawn care team and lawn irrigation equipment. Rainmaster joined the Eau Claire Chamber in 2004.

Woman of Achievement Award
Sponsored by: Ken Vance Motors, HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph’s hospitals and McDonough Manufacturing Company 
Emily Moore, Feed My People Food Bank 
Emily Moore was honored as an individual who strives toward the highest level of professional accomplishment for women who excel in their chosen field, have devoted time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and who open paths so that others may follow.

Community Development Award
Sponsored by: Northwestern Bank 
City of Altoona
This award was presented to City of Altoona for its efforts in economic well being, sense of the community, workforce issues, cultural enhancements and Chamber involvement. The River Praire development has had an amazing impact on the economic development in the region.

Ambassador of the Year
Sponsored by: Rhom Construction
Mary Glassbrenner, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
Marianne Klinkhammer, Gator Garb Promotions

Mary Glassbrenner and Marianne Klinkhammer were active Ambassadors participating in all activities, including numerous ribbon cuttings, and always doing the extra things to make the organization a success.

Public Employee of the Year
Sponsored by: B-Framed Galleries 
Gregg Moore, Past Board Chair for Eau Claire County
This award was given to Gregg Moore for leading the Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors, who elected him to that position in 2008

Outstanding Chamber Volunteer of the Year
Sponsored by: Royal Credit Union
Jenna Ziegler, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
Jenna Ziegler is a very dedicated volunteer and has a passion for the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce. She has been actively involve with Youth Leadership Eau Claire.

Outstanding Young Professional of the Year
Sponsored by: Market & Johnson, Inc.
Aaron Black, EO Johnson Business Technologies
This award was given to Aaron Black for demonstrating the core values of YPCV; integrity, diversity, professionalism, and entrepreneurial spirit. He has been an active member of the Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley will be serving as its chair through March 2019.

Business Hall of Fame
Sponsored by Peoples Bank Midwest

Bill Ihlenfeldt, Chippewa Valley Technical College
Lloyd Johnson, First Wisconsin National Bank
Louis & Mark Phillips, Max Phillips & Sons
Jack Stromwall, Stromwall, Joseph and Gustafson Insurance Agency

The Business Hall of Fame award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to their business and the community. There are two types of awards - a Business Hall of Fame for individuals from the previous fifty (50) years from the current year and a Historical Business Hall of Fame for any period prior to the last fifty (50) years.

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About the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce is the advocate of business. The Eau Claire Chamber is proud to be part of the Eau Claire community for 100 years. More than 1,200 businesses and organizations pride themselves as being members of the Eau Claire Chamber.

 "Our Community is Our Business"

Thanks to Our Chamber Partners