What We Do
It’s central location and easy access, as well as abundance of activities, restaurants, and hotel rooms has made Wausau/Central Wisconsin a favorite destination for meeting and conference planners. 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 trade shows, seminars, demonstrations, special events, and more. Our staff is an excellent resource for all the information you need to hold a successful event in the Wausau area.
If you are traveling with a group, let us help! Tour a ginseng farm, meet rescued birds of prey, make cheese, or get a behind-the-scenes look at a museum. With one phone call to the Convention & Visitors Bureau, we can create an itinerary unique to your group’s interests. Whether you’re bringing 15 people or a bus of 55, we’ll recommend lodging, restaurants, and attractions to make the trip fun and affordable.
We can also help you with accommodations. It’s so easy—just pick up the phone or browse this website and make an inclusive reservation for fun. Whether you’re looking for some quality family time or some “me” time, there’s a getaway for you.
Strong local sports organizations and some of the finest sports facilities in the state keep the competitive spirit thriving in Wausau/Central Wisconsin. 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.
Meet Our Staff
Tim White Executive Director
Tim is responsible for the mission and strategy of the CVB and all staff activities. Tim works with the Board of Directors to represent seven communities as one destination. Tim is committed to marketing the area as a destination location. "Our goal is to guide visitors from around the corner and world in experiencing the adventure that is the Greater Wausau area.
Jodi Maguire Director of Operations
Jodi manages the CVB's Visitor Center and oversees all business operations. If you stop in or call the Visitor Center with a question about the Wausau area, chances are you will talk to Jodi! Other responsibilities include coordinating our Brochure Distribution Program, handling our Visitors Magazine requests and fulfilling welcome bags for meetings and conferences.
Nick Ockwig Director Badger State Winter & Summer Games, Sales/Marketing Convention & Visitors Bureau
Nick is responsible for all aspects of the Badger State Games. Nick also is responsible for promoting the Wausau/Central Wisconsin area as a destination for sporting events, meetings, conferences, trade shows and special events that will provide an economic impact to the area. Nick works closely with the hotels, conference facilities and sports communities to provide the needed information to bring new business to Wausau/Central Wisconsin.