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Whatever your reason for visiting the Wausau area, we strive to make your experience the best that it can. Let us know how we can help you!

New to the Wausau area? Tell our dedicated staff what you’re interested in, and we can point you in the right direction. The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm.

Interested in planning a meeting or conference in central Wisconsin? Our staff can help you plan a business meeting for 10 or a conference for 1,000. We’re fortunate to have a great selection of meeting facilities that can handle tradeshows, seminars, demonstrations, special events and more.

Looking for Wausau/Central Wisconsin to host your sporting event? The Wausau area has been the host destination for events and competitions of all sizes and we are here to help with the bid process, site tours, and questions through the conclusion of the event. We can help with special requests, troubleshoot problems and provide creative solutions to ensure the event’s success.

 

Richard BarrettRichard Barrett
Exective Director

715-355-8788 x301
rbarrett@visitwausau.com

As Executive Director of the CVB, Richard is responsible for the direction and oversight of the CVB and all staff activities. Richard works with the Board of Directors to represent seven communities as one destination. Richard also manages the Sports Authority, which is a function of the CVB.


Tracy BaltzTracy Baltz
Director of Marketing

715-355-8788 x303
tbaltz@visitwausau.com

Tracy is responsible for the direction, creation and coordination of all marketing initiatives for the CVB, including the annual Visitors Magazine and the website. In addition to these responsibilities, Tracy also coordinates the distribution of the Visitors Magazine, the CVB's annual tourism reception and dinner, and tours for travel writers.


Russ BahrRuss Bahr
Operations Manager/Badger State Games

715-355-8788 x305
rbahr@visitwausau.com

Russ is responsible for the coordination of the Badger State Games series of competition-based sporting events. Russ works closely with event commissioners to coordinate more than 20 events, which make up the summer and winter sports festival. Russ is also jointly responsible for the Wausau Marathon running series of race events.


Russ BahrScott Liegl
Sales Manager/Sporting Events

715-355-8788 x302
sliegl@visitwausau.com

Scott is responsible for promoting the Wausau area as a destination for larger sporting events through the CVB's Sports Authority program. Scott works closely with athletic directors, sports commissioners and promoters to attract new sporting events to the Wausau area. Scott is also jointly responsible for the Wausau Marathon running series of race events.



Lisa BerryLisa Berry
Sales Manager/Meetings and Groups

715-355-8788 x307
lberry@visitwausau.com

Lisa is responsible for selling the Wausau area as a destination for meetings, conferences, and tradeshows. She works closely with area hotels and meeting facilities to attract new business to the Wausau area.


Annette JohnsonAnnette Johnson
Visitor Services Manager

715-355-8788 x304
info@visitwausau.com

Annette manages the CVB's Visitor Center and all visitor inquiries. If you have ever stopped in or called the Visitor Center with a question about the Wausau area, chances are you talked to Annette! Other responsibilities include coordinating our Brochure Distribution Program, handling our Visitors Magazine requests and fulfilling welcome bags for meetings and conferences.


Elizabeth KendhammerElizabeth Kendhammer
Marketing Coordinator

715-355-8788 x308
ekendhammer@visitwausau.com

Elizabeth is primarily responsible for the gathering, disseminating and distributing of information for the CVB to promote Wausau/Central Wisconsin as a destination for leisure, business, and sports travel. This includes emails, maintaining and publishing a calendar of events and social media promotion.

Events
Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam
5/15 - 2/15
Birds in Art 2014
9/6 - 11/16
´╗┐Legacy Lost & Saved: Extinct and Endangered Birds of North America
10/1 - 3/1
Head to Head, David Anthony Hummer and Diana Budde
10/3 - 11/15
Wilke's Haunted House
10/17 - 10/31
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