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Chamber’s Business EXPO will again offer a celebration of region’s commerce

Chamber’s Business EXPO will again offer a celebration of region’s commerce

For Immediate Release – February 1, 2024


Brian Otten, Marketing Director
Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce
715-848-5947 |


Chamber’s Business EXPO will again offer a celebration of region’s commerce


WAUSAU — Thousands of attendees will assemble on Thursday, April 18 at the Central Wisconsin Convention + Expo Center in Rothschild for the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce’s Business EXPO 2024. The Business EXPO is the largest Chamber tradeshow in the country. More than 175 booths have already been reserved for the event. A map of the EXPO is available on


The EXPO offers Chamber members an opportunity to build awareness of their business or organization, showcase existing or new products and services, promote employment opportunities and more.


The EXPO features an exhibitor-to-exhibitor time from 9 a.m. to noon, before opening to the public. The public is welcomed to attend the EXPO and admission to the event is free with their business card. Those without business cards may enter for $10. A mascot parade will be held during the EXPO at 1 p.m.


Members hosting booths at the EXPO feature giveaways, contests, samples and sell their products and services in their spaces. Booth spaces are available at an Early Bird rate for Chamber members through today (Thursday, February 1). Visit to learn more or to register. If you are not a member of the Chamber, but are interested in exhibiting at the EXPO, please contact Kathy Peterson, Membership Director, at or 715-848-5951.


The EXPO will be followed by a Fun@EXPO networking event from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild. Fun@EXPO is the region’s largest business networking event of the year, offering a unique opportunity to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones. Food and beverages at the event will be supplied by various Chamber member restaurants, caterers, distributors and breweries. Cost is $10 online or $20 at the door.


“The EXPO is really our Chamber’s Super Bowl,” said Brian Otten, marketing director at the Chamber. “It is an exciting day, offering connections between the hundreds of our member exhibitors and the many attendees who drop by. The EXPO is the largest show of its kind in the country and we’re proud to host it right here in the greater Wausau region.”


Both the Business EXPO and the Fun@EXPO events are part of the Chamber’s annual Business Month.


The 2024 Business Month begins on Tuesday, April 2 with a National Civics Bee event. The application period for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students is open through February 19. More details on this free event in April will be available in the coming weeks. Visit to learn how to apply.


The 2024 Small Business of the Year Awards will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rib Mountain. Businesses and organizations will be named as finalists in the coming weeks. The cost for attending this program is $40 online.


Additional programming for the month is under development. Monitor for updates to the month’s schedule of events.


The month is sponsored by The Dirks Group at the platinum level, by Ho-Chunk Gaming – Wittenberg, Northwest Tool & Manufacturing Co Inc and Rhyme at the gold level and Yach’s Body & Custom at the silver level. Media sponsors for the week include RotoGraphic Printing, Midwest Communications and The Business News. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Susan Krolow, Programs & Events Director, at or 715-848-5955 to learn more.


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The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce is the source for business information in the Wausau Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). We strengthen member businesses and enhance the region by building business success. For more information on the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce, visit us online at or call 715-845-6231.

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