We have almost 1,000 area lakes, 350 miles of connected, groomed snowmobiling and ATV Trails, and some of the finest shopping and dining establishments in Northwest Wisconsin. In addition, we boast beautiful golf courses, museums and a scenic train ride.
Spooner is also home to many annual events and festivals including Jack Pine Savage Days, Savage Dash, Food & Wine Tasting Benefit, Jack Frost Fest, Jack O’ Lantern Fest, Zombie Run, and Heart of the North Spooner Rodeo.
The Spooner Area Chamber of Commerce would like to communicate the successes, current projects, as well as some of the projects and activities the chamber is involved with that are often overlooked.
In today’s tough economic times, a Chamber Membership is one of the best dollar-for-dollar marketing expenses you have can spend, and we look forward to serving you. Listed below are some of our recent highlights as some supplemental information you may find helpful or at least interesting.
2017 proved to be another successful year for the Spooner Area Chamber. Along with increased membership we also experienced growth in our many festivals and events.
We’ve had several new businesses join the Spooner Chamber including: Round Man Brewing, First Class Construction, HookSwan Law Firm, an Northwest Connection Family Resources. Be sure to welcome them!!
In January 2016, with the help of Beverly Stencel from UW-Extension, we held a strategic planning session. The purpose of this planning session was to step back and to see what we are doing, why we are doing it, and if we should continue doing the things we are doing. We recognize the process of strategic planning is on going. Throughout the course of 2017, we will continue to look at our organizational structure, the various events, and committees. We will continue to evaluate ourselves with our members’ best interests in mind.
Philanthropy and Community Service
The Chamber works hard to support our community in many areas. A portion of the money we make from our events goes back into Chamber programs, but it also supports programs and organizations that we feel are good for our community and have the greatest financial need. We also allow Non-Profit organizations to raise money for their programs at many of our events
Synergies with the Executive Board and other organizations
Several members of the Executive Board are also active in other areas of the community. This has helped our Chamber connect and synergize with other community groups including Washburn County Tourism, Leadership Washburn County, Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum, Business Improvement District, City Council, Washburn County Economic Development Corporation, UW Extension,
The following are some highlights from 2017.