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 - A Rhinelander couple thought they were empty nesters. However, an experience volunteering made them open their doors back up to kids who need a temporary home. The Zoerb's adult children moved out years ago. But at any moment they could get a call from social services that make them bring out their parenting skills for another round. Rick and Danielle Zoerb work together as realtors putting people in homes that are the perfect fit. However, the husband and wife know their home can be a good fit for others too. "There's no reason for kids to have to fall through the cracks," said Dani. Rick met a child at a mentorship program a few years ago. It was a meeting that opened a new door for him and his wife. "There was no hesitation on our part when we felt the situation was deteriorating for this young boy," said Rick.
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