2019 Small Business Award Spotlight: Wausau River District



MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) — Wausau River District receives the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award in the Charitable Non-profit category.

The River District is a Main Street America program, working with over 220 businesses spanning 34 blocks on the Wisconsin River.

The group works with local business and entities to promote the area as a place for the community to live, work, and play.

Being chosen out of a group of other non-profits was something it doesn’t take lightly.

“And especially in the non-profit category. Being up there with so many other non-profits, their so deserving of this award. So its just a huge honor that out of all of them that we were chosen this year,” said Blake Opal-Wahoske, Executive Director of Wausau River District.

The River District also points to past leadership as a driving force to getting this award, and hopes to continue raising the bar of success.

Wausau River District has much to be proud of this year. It also received national recognition with the 2019 Great American Main Street Award.

For more information about Wausau River District visit HERE.