Welcome! 

The South Area Business Association offers opportunities to bring value to your growing business while supporting our mutual goals to assist local businesses and to engage our youth as future business leaders.

We welcome you to get involved with the local small businss community where we support each other, share best practices, and celebrate out successes!

Our Mission

We are business members working together to promote and encourage community growth through networking, education and service.

Monthly Business Luncheons

2nd Tuesday
It’s Not Just Lunch!

Youth Development

November
Annual Career Day

Youth Scholarships

For area graduates seeking further education in a business-related field.

Upcoming Events

May 11
Luncheon
Cybersecurity for Business

June 11
Event
Annual SABA Golf Outing

April After-Hours Business PM

In April we held our After-Hours Business PM networking event at Blades and Boards in Rib Mountain. After a delicious taco bar buffet meal catered by El Tequila Salsa everyone had an opportunity to learn how to throw a hatchet from 2021 World Axe Throwing League national axe throwing competitor John Doepke.

After some practice time, 2-person teams were formed with three rounds leading to a first, second, and third place winner!

Competitive axe throwing is a sport that is sweeping the world, complete with leagues as well as regional, national, and world-wide tournaments. Axe throwing is safe, and open to people of any age or with physical limitations.

Blades and Boards has locations in both Wausau/Rib Mountain and Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Axe throwing is a great activity for groups, and makes a great team-building exercise for companies and organizations. Give it a try!

For more information go to www.BladesAndBoardsLLC.com .

Easter Food Basket Drive

Members of South Area Business Association partnered with Trig’s Everest Metro, United Way’s Marathon County Hunger Coalition, Neighbor’s Place, and the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area to donate Easter Food Baskets to area families in particular need this year – due to the COVID-related measures that forced many thousands of people out of work and closed hundreds of businesses, as well as the financial hardships on top of emotional devastation to those who experienced the death of a loved one through this time.

The great gift and promise of Easter is HOPE. No winter lasts forever – no spring skips its turn. Easter is a time symbolizing hope, renewal, and new life. While financial priorities have shifted for many, one priority that should not shift is whether to put food on the table for one’s family at this time of Easter celebration.

Trig’s Everest Metro generously donated hams to get things. SABA members pitched in with donations to complete an Easter meal for each family with potatoes, rolls, green beans, sweet potatoes, and a pie.

Due to the generosity and hard work of our partners and sponsors, we are pleased to report that we were able to provide 75 complete meals to families in need, 3 TIMES our original goal of 25!

Thank everyone so much from us to you, for your consideration, support and involvement with this community effort!

Easter Food Basket Sponsors & Supporters
  • TRIG’S Everest Metro
  • United Way
  • Neighbor’s Place
  • Brickner’s of Wausau
  • K-Tech Kleening
  • Intercity State Bank
  • Keller, Inc
  • AbbyBank
  • Brokaw Credit Union
  • Diane Thoune
  • Buska & Buska Insurance Agency
    Sandra Straub
    Cindy Newman
  • Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce
  • CCT Enterprises
  • Central Wisconsin IT
  • Bank Five Nine
  • Jonnee Bauer Agency – American Family Insurance
  • The Digital Don – Breckshire LLC
  • Quast Consulting & Testing Inc

Annual March Bowling Fundraiser

Our annual March Bowling Fundraiser event at Coral Lanes in Rothschild this year was a grand success! Money was raised for student scholarships, and a great time was had by all!

1st Place – Ben & Leighanna Hafeman – $50
2nd Place – Bill and Jason Butterfield – $30
Last Place – Dwight & Sarah Ruffi – $15

Top Scores
Ben & Leighanna Hafeman 765
Bill & Jason Butterfield 698
Cheryl Peacy & Ryan Pudelko 676
Tom Kurth Jr. & Shelby Christenson 675
Lynn Louze & Chis Lehrmann 664
Dave & Cheryl Berg 646
Vicki Wix & Scott Borchard 635
Chuck Parch & Andy Parsch 631
Ally Ollhoff & Nick Leair 627
Mark Flintrap & Chal Harrold 623
Mike Bandoch & Brian Eyers 623
Scott & Jenny Ewaskowitz 622
April Olson & Krisy Werner 611
Damien Bryant & Kaylee Olund 603
Rabeca & Jeremy Argio 598
Max Brown & Zak Krause 579
Tom Kurth Sr & Kathy Green 569
Amanda Stoltz & Shelly 545
Sidney & Cooper 541
Bryan Edwards & John Drinville 540
Alyssa Derlow & Kevin Hertel 536
Julie Jacobson & Eric 532
Greg & Dana Watt 512
Jonnee Bauer & Michelle 504
Ashley & Eric Bohman 497
Charle & Sophia 487
Mac & Nic Ruffi 484
Denise Howland & Roger Thompson 483
Tony & Joey Ruffi 482
Steve & Al 480
Necia & Joe Beausaeil 450
Kevin Porter & Shanna Yonke 438
Daphne Barrales & Anna Albert 387
Dwight & Sarah Ruffi 329

President’s Letter

First, a big THANK YOU to everyone who attended and participated at our 2021 Annual South Area Business Association Scotch Doubles Bowling Fundraiser event on Saturday March 6 at Coral Lanes in Rothschild.

Congratulations to First Place winners Ben & Leghanna Hafeman, Second Place winners Bill and Jason Butterfield, and also (but not least) to Last Place winners Dwight & Sarah Ruffi!

With a total of 34 teams bowling, we had wonderful raffle prizes and two 50/50 cash drawings.

A special THANK YOU to our sponsors who helped make the event possible this year:

  • AbbyBank
  • Jonnee Bauer Agency – American Family Insurance
  • Ruffi Law Office
  • Intercity State Bank
  • Steve Norrington – American Family Insurance
  • K-Tech Kleening
  • Northstar Restoration Services
  • ServiceMaster RRH
  • Mosinee Chamber of Commerce
  • Brickner Family Auto
  • Buska & Buska Insurance

An extra-special THANK YOU to Jackie and Coral Lanes for being so accommodating and helpful with providing the facility, the planning of the teams, food, beverages, and lane games.

With the help from YOU – OUR MEMBERS – SABA is able to provide another 3 STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS to help east the financial burden of the rising costs of education for our local graduates seeking advanced education in the areas of business and industry.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping make a difference!

Jonnee Bauer - SABA President

Jonnee Bauer
President
South Area Business Association

THANK YOU to these
Easter Community
Food Basket Drive

Sponsors & Supporters!

Trig's Everest Metro
United Way
Neighbors Place
Brickner's of Wausau
K-Tech Kleening
Intercity State Bank
Keller, Inc
AbbyBank
Brokaw Credit Union
Diane Thoune
Buska & Buska Insurance Agency
Sandra Straub
Cindy Newman
Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce
CCT Enterprises
Central Wisconsin IT
Bank Five Nine
Jonnee Bauer Agency
American Family Insurance
The Digital Don - Breckshire LLC
Quast Consulting & Testing Inc.

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