RHINELANDER - Holiday Acres Resort has been around Four generations, serving the community of Rhinelander.
But last year's community involvement in the Northwoods really paid off for the business.
At Rhinelander's Annual Dinner meeting of the Chamber, they were awarded "The Tourism and Convention Business of the year" for 2012.
The Resort was selected for their generosity and contributions to the community.
They've worked closely with the Chamber, and the Rhinelander Rotary Club Owner Kim Zambon was thrilled to hear their resort was selected.
"Well it was very gratifying and we were very flattered to receive it. We've been to a lot of chamber banquets and it's always fun to see who gets selected," said Kim Zambon, owner of Holiday Acres Resort.
Rhinelander GM and Toyota won the Retail Business of the Year award for their support to nonprofit organizations in the community.
Some of those include the Rhinelander Ice Arena, Chamber, and Downtown Rhinelander.
"I know our company does a lot to always give back to the community, and the people of our community because we do believe that it does come back to support us as well," Tarcie Goes, Marketing Coordinator at Rhinelander GM and Toyota.
Goes adds that involvement is a team effort and no matter how big or small, they're glad to contribute.
She says this award is an exceptional honor for the team.
Other winners included Superior Diesel, who won the Professional and Industrial Business of 2012.
Linda Krebsbach was awarded Volunteer of the Year for her efforts
RHINELANDER - Oneida County needs more foster care homes. Right now, there are nine licensed foster homes in the area, most of which are full according to the county's social services department.
Foster Care Coordinator Rachel Nelson says that in Oneida County there are 24 children currently living in foster homes. The department participated in a statewide foster care recruitment project last fall, and discovered just how great the need is.
RHINELANDER - A snow storm caught Hanson's Garden Village in Rhinelander off guard last weekend and collapsed a greenhouse. Now that spring weather is here, Hanson's is ready to move forward by making some adjustments. "We got by for 25 years doing what we were doing," said Hanson's Garden Village Co-owner Brent Hanson. Last weekend's spring snow storm set back Hanson's. "We thought we were ahead of schedule having that greenhouse nice and filled," said Hanson's Manager Beth Hanson.
"One bad storm and there you go. Things happen," said Brent. The storm collapsed a greenhouse holding thousands of plants. "For years we've gotten by with these lighter cheaper green houses," said Brent. "We'll be down a greenhouse for a little bit here," said Beth. Now Hanson's will only use sturdier and solid greenhouses so that collapses don't become a pattern.
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