• The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Member Awards & Recognition

  • The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2016 Businesses and Volunteers of the Year.  The awards were handed out at the Chamber Annual Dinner & Meeting held at the Hodag Banquet Center on Thursday, January 26th, 2017.  Each year the Chamber honors businesses in each of the three Chamber categories of Membership, a Non-Profit Organization, and a Community Volunteer of the Year.

    This year’s award winners include:

    CT's Deli LLC - Retail Business of the Year
    Rouman Cinema - Tourism & Convention Business of the Year
    Ripco Credit Union - Business/Professional/Industrial Co-Business of the Year
    WJFW Newswatch 12 - Business/Professional/Industrial Co-Business of the Year
    YMCA of the Northwoods - Non-Profit Organization of the Year
    Ben Meyer - Male Community Volunteer of the Year
    Jan Leschke - Female Community Volunteer of the Year

    This year’s Annual Dinner featured a couple of “firsts”. For the first time ever, the Rhinelander Chamber honored both Male and Female Community Volunteers of the Year. This was also the first year that Chamber Members were invited to vote from the nominee finalists in each category.

    Congratulations to all 2016 Award Winners.  The Chamber will again be looking for nominations for Businesses of the Year in December of 2017.  


  • 2016 Retail Business of the Year
    CT's Deli

  • 2016 Retail Business of the Year

  • 2016 Business Professional Industrial
    Co-Business of the Year
    Ripco Credit Union

  • Ripco Credit Union

  • 2016 Tourism & Convention Business of the Year
    Rouman Cinema

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  • 2016 Male Community Volunteer of the Year
    Ben Meyer

  • 2016 Male Community Volunteer of the Year

  • 2016 Non-Profit Organization of the Year
    YMCA of the Northwoods

  • 2016 Non-Profit Organization of the Year

  • 2016 Business Professional Industrial
    Co-Business of the Year
    WJFW Newswatch 12

  • WJFW Newswatch 12

  • 2016 Female Community Volunteer of the Year
    Jan Leschke

  • 2016 Female Community Volunteer of the Year
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  • Previous Retail Businesses of the Year

    2015 - Diane's Frame Shoppe

    2014 - The Brick

    2013 - Trig's

    2012 - Rhinelander GM & Toyota

     

    Previous Tourism & Convention Businesses of the Year

    2015 - Clear Lake Inn & Resort

    2014 - Brekke's Fireside Resort

    2013 - Northwoods Children's Museum

    2012 - Holiday Acres Resort

     

    Previous Business/Professional/Industrial Businesses of the Year

    2015 - Nicolet Area Technical College

    2014 - Rennes Health & Rehab

    2013 - Park City Credit Union

    2012 - Superior Diesel

     

    Previous Non-Profit Organizations of the Year

    2015 - ArtStart

    2014 - Big Brothers Big Sisters

    2013 - Oneida County Fair