2017 Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Mark and Beverly Deyo-Svendsen

Corporate Leaders

Established in 1882 as Harris Bank, and owned by BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE: BMO) since 1984, BMO Harris Bank has grown to become one of the largest banks in the Midwest serving personal, commercial and affluent customers. Our local community affairs representatives work to build strong relationships with nonprofit organizations and provide financial support to those organizations whose missions align with the needs of the local community.

Marilyn Fanetti owns Checker Flag Farms, Marilyn’s Menomonie Pumpkin Patch and the Tomahawk Speedway

Located in Menomonie, WI, Northtown Ford is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in the area. From the moment you walk into our showroom, you’ll know our commitment to Customer Service is second to none. We strive to make your experience with Northtown Ford a good one – for the life of your vehicle. Whether you need to Purchase, Finance, or Service a New or Pre-Owned Ford, you’ve come to the right place. Call 888-577-4794 for your No-Obligation Internet Price Quote from our Internet Department.

People helping people. That’s the way of the cooperative, and it’s the philosophy we’ve championed for nearly 75 years. At WESTconsin Credit Union, we exist to serve our members, not make a profit. Every account-holder is an equal owner with an equal voice. And we’re here to nurture their financial wellness.
Our not-for-profit status means low operating costs that translate into great things for our members. We’re talking things like reduced-cost, high-quality products, excellent interest rates, college scholarships, and travel clubs. Our freebies are abundant, and we don’t mean koozies and pens. We mean things like youth and adult financial education, budgeting guidance, and financial counseling.

Diamond Sponsors

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Bakke Norman provides comprehensive legal services to businesses and individuals. Our attorneys and staff are highly skilled in their chosen areas and well respected within their communities. Our goal is to provide premium quality legal service to the clients we serve, develop and maintain the highest personal and professional standards while providing quality professional work environment for attorneys and staff.

Bill’s Distributing provides Northwest Wisconsin with classic, delicious products from top notch brewers and beverage groups. We strive for service second to none and we truly enjoy what we do. Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Next time you knock one back, enjoy it and think of us.



You’ll notice it when you walk in the door, open an account, ask a question, or approach a milestone in your life: the people at Bremer are ready, willing, and able to take action. That service has been part of our culture since our founder, Otto Bremer, opened the doors to his first bank in 1943. Bremer is committed to honesty, transparency and high ethical values. We believe our business must be conducted with the utmost integrity.

For nearly 60 years, Dairy State Bank has been serving Rice Lake, Menomonie, and the surrounding areas. Our owners and directors believe there are many advantages to our customers and the communities we serve to remain an independent community bank. Dairy State Bank is committed to providing a full range of banking products and services for individuals and businesses of all sizes. We take pride in providing the best customer service possible.

Our growing firm is staffed year round to serve you.  We enjoy working with clients of all kinds and we consider it a privilege to serve you with accounting, tax and bookkeeping services.  Whether you enjoy looking at the numbers or you simply want us to address the highlights, we work with you to provide the knowledgeable service you need and count on and make the experience fun and informational, too.

Trucking has been a part of John Dotseth’s life since he was thirteen years old. Since 1955, friendly, prompt and courteous service in providing your transportation needs have been hallmarks of John Dotseth’s service. 


Keyes Chevytown is a third generation family-owned Chevrolet dealer serving you for over 60 years! Since 1946 Keyes Chevrolet has been serving customers from all over western Wisconsin. Our auto mall is always full of the hottest Chevrolet models including the Corvette and Camaro, as well as conversion trucks, conversion vans, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, and unique pre-owned vehicles. At Keyes Chevytown, our priority is to make sure you are completely satisfied – before and after the sale. Customers throughout the United States have come to Keyes Chevytown because of our great selection, customer service and relaxed, family-owned atmosphere. If you need financing we can assist you.

At Leissa’s Hair Studio & Day Spa, we offer only the best stylists in hair, nail care, and relaxing spa services. Leissa’s has been established in Historic downtown Menomonie for 29 years. We are an Award Winning Aveda Salon; our trained stylists and spa technicians are an elite Aveda Salon Utilizing and providing products based on Aveda pure flower and plant essences.

Olson Funeral Home has served area families with dignity and professionalism for over 90 years, spanning four generations. They are looking forward to continuing on a family tradition of serving area families and providing one-of-a-kind services to fit each family’s wishes.

Shefchik Builders is a leading general contractor specializing in commercial and residential new construction. Dedicated to achieving our client’s facility goals and construction objectives, we strive to provide the highest level of professional service in an atmosphere of mutual support, trust, and teamwork, while adhering to a strong code of ethics.

Bar Sponsor

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Pearl Sponsors

Red Cedar

Sandy Haesly

Doug and Ann Larson

Ron and Luanne Prochnow

Jack and Marlys Sampson

Steve and Kelly Redmann

Ruby Sponsors

Brian and Lora Benrud

Michael and Lynn Fekete

Thomas & Sara Herrmann

Jack and Leslie Jeatran

Tom and Barbara Johnson

Merlyn and Shirley Jones

Marvin and Janice Kufahl

Gregory and Colleen Lentz

R.S.J. Partnership

Stephen and Kim Silvius

Doug and Christine Stratton

Danny M. Tye  –  In memory of Marilyn A. Tye

The Joyful Doc Clinic S.C.

Sapphire Sponsors


Rusty Brand

William and Rose Burns

Dennis and Antoinette Ciesielski

Jacq and Lynn Collins

Ann Cook

Pickney and Susan Hall

John and Judy Jax

Chris and Jean Langlois  – In Memory of Debbie Labs

Dick and Marilyn Lamers

David and Irma Jean Maves

Michael and Peggy McAloon

John Mikkelson

Bill and Sandy Neverdahl

Dave and Pat Reisinger

Richard and Pam Rueckl

Philip and Judith Sawin

Steve and Kathy Schrantz

John and Annette Taylor

Dr. James and Patricia Walker

Dr. Brian and Judy Wier

Mark Willer