A special thank you to the following:
Media Sponsors: Leader-Telegram, Mid-West Family Broadcasting (WAXX and WAYY) and WEAU 13 News.
VIP Reception Sponsors: Miron Construction, M3 Insurance, Ruder Ware and Wipfli
Beverage Sponsors: General Beer Northwest, Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery, Park Ridge Distributing, Inc.,
Seminar Sponsor: Manpower
Parking Lot Shuttle Provided by: Trubilt Collision Center
Exhibitors’ Lounge Sponsors: Festival Foods, Five Star Telecom, Loffler Companies and Rhom Construction
Bag Sponsor: Adecco
Lanyard Sponsor: Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat
Printing Sponsor: REALiving
In-Kind Sponsors: Badger Truck, Steamatic of Western Wisconsin and Sterling Water - Culligan
Food Samples Provided by: Dairy Queen, Eau Claire Golf & Country Club, L.E. Phillips Career Development Center, Local Lounge, Marieke Gouda, Metropolis Resort, Noodles & Company, 29 Pines Restaurant and Westgate Sportsman’s Club.
VIP Reception Door Prize Sponsors and Winners:
- Framed landscape art work donated by B-Framed Galleries – Mia van Dijk of Menomonie Street Dental
- Cargo carrier donated by Curt Manufacturing – Mike Muehlbauer of Wells Fargo
- Notebook computer donated by Heartland Business Systems – Michael Markgren of Altoona School District
- Two night Jacuzzi suite with river trip and bike rental donated by Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat – Kelly Remes of Highland Fitness
- Two cases of wine with your custom label donated by Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery – Sandi Wiebe of Bethesda Church
- Free car washes for a year donated by Morrie’s Chippewa Valley Mazda – Jennifer Fonfara of Tactical Escape
- Most Engaging Booth – WEAU 13 News
- Most Creative/Innovative Booth – Infinity Winery & Distillery
- Most Educational Booth – Stucky Chiropractic
Volunteers: Dan Antonia, Adecco; Denni Backstrom, Steamatic of Western Wisconsin; Mike Barrickman, Bartingale Mechanical; Brett Geboy, North Central Insulation; Mary Glassbrenner, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire; Steph Herbert, Visit Eau Claire; Chris Howell, WEAU 13 News; Julie Kalpinski, Mayo Clinic Health System; Jenn Kane of CCFBank; Vanessa Klemish, Klemish & Johnson, LLC; Marianne Klinkhammer, Gator Garb Promotions; Ben Komro, RE/MAX Real Estate Group; Michelle Larson, Kristo Orthodontics; Zach Lehmann, Wipfli; Nicholas Mohr, Rhom Construction; Jason Otto, BMO Harris Bank; Tami Severson, Spectrum Business; Bill Sparkes, iHeartMEDIA; Kaylynn Stahlbusch, Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County; Eric Strobel, Strobel Insurance, Inc.; Daneille Strong, Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C.; Ben Trachsel, B&B Electric, Inc.; Melissa Wilson, Chippewa Valley Technical College; Dolores Wojcik, CPA.
And thank you to Amy Peterson-Foss of the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center for all her help!