Every year, the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce picks one week in April to recognize the achievements of small businesses. Those business are being honored all this week as part of Small Business Week.
One of the many events taking place this week is the Small Business of the Year Awards Breakfast. It was held in Rothschild Tuesday morning.
(Press Release) RMM Solutions, Young's Drug Store, and Boys and Girls Club of Wausau were named as the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Small Businesses of the Year winners. The awards have been given annually since 1981 and were presented during the Chamber's Small Business Week. Hear the winners' stories at the Small Business of the Year Luncheon on Friday, April 26.
RMM Solutions is the winner in the Business to Business category. They take pride in helping small business peers compete successfully through the effective use of technology. They feel there is nothing more satisfying than offering a hand to help their friends and neighbors grow by becoming successful and profitable.
Young's Drug Store is the winner in the Business to Consumer category. With roots in Wausau dating back to the 1930's, they are very proud and grateful to serve the Wausau Region. They have grown over the years through excellent service to their customers, gutsy perseverance, and divine intervention. Across all of their locations they have 65 employees, and fill approximately 340,000 prescriptions a year.
The Boys and Girls Club of the Wausau Area is the winner in the Charitable Non-Profit category. In 1997, they opened their first chartered clubhouse in Wausau. In the first year, membership grew to 500 members, with daily participation of 30 - 50 youths. Over the next 15 years, the club opened two additional sites, quadrupled the number of registered members, quintupled daily participation and grew their budget by more than $700,000 making it the largest youth-serving organization in Wausau.
Small Business of the Year finalists are judged on their company story, business growth, community involvement, and innovative efforts. Complete list of finalists:
Business to Business
EO Johnson Office Technologies
Mid-State International Trucks of Wisconsin
Business to Consumer
AC & Sons Party Tent Rental
Young's Drug Store
Clay Corner Studio
Nigbur's Fine Furniture
Boys and Girls Club
Bridge Community Health Clinic
The Women's Community
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