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never give up

Never. Give. Up 5K Run/Walk

Dates: Saturday, August 29th


Registration - 8:00 am
Runners start at 9:00 am     

Walkers start at 9:15 am

Event Location: Sunnybrook Park

Fees/Admission: 15 years & up - $10 | 6-14 years  -  $5 | 5 and under free

Event Description: 5K Run/Walk funds will be used for suicide awareness and prevention education in the schools.There will be a silent auction also. Preregister online at: christopherbenzfoundation.org.  
T-Shirts: Adults $15 and Youth $10

Chili cookoff

Chili Cook Off

Dates: Thursday, September 17th

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Event Location: Participating businesses in Wadena

Cost: Free to the public

Event Description: Each participating business has chili samples. The general public that samples the chili votes. The Chamber of Commerce supplies the ballots for voting. A Traveling Trophy goes to the winner.

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Bolton & Menk, Inc.

Bolton & Menk, Inc.

Ever since John Bolton and Martin Menk founded the company over six decades ago, they have been committed to improving quality of life through engineering excellence and client service. Today, Bolton & Menk, Inc. has over 350 employees including a professional staff of over 125 engineers, planners, landscape architects and surveyors throughout 14 office locations in Minnesota, Iowa, and North Dakota. Locally, their Baxter office opened in 2011 and were appointed as the Wadena City Engineer in 2013.

In serving cities of all sizes for more than 65 years, they have become experts in providing essential community services such as reconstruction, expansion and maintenance of public infrastructure. As city needs have grown more complex and diversified, they have added corresponding specialized expertise in Water and Wastewater Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Aviation Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Landscape Architecture, and Municipal Planning.

For more information visit their website at https://www.bolton-menk.com and their phone number is 218-821-7625
Auto Valu

Auto Value

Auto Value carries small engine parts, a full line of parts for cars to heavy duty trucks and much more. Wayne Brasel has been the store manager for 10 years and enjoys all his dealer and walk in customers. He has enjoyed being in this area and around the people. Auto Value is a Minnesota based company. The employees are dedicated and do their best to make sure the customer needs are met and are involved in the community.  Auto Value is located at 215 N. Jefferson and the phone number is 218-631-1070.

What Wadena has to offer...

Check out everything going on in Wadena...from our Art Deco Downtown with great shopping and many historic storefronts to our many acres of public parks and campground...from our Art Deco Memorial Auditorium to our community wide celebrations, you will always find something happening in the Wadena Community. Wadena is uniquely situated in central Minnesota to be your gateway to north country recreation. Make Wadena the starting point for your golf or biking trip, the course and trails are well maintained and conditions are great!

Get In Touch

Wadena Chamber of Commerce
5 Aldrich Ave. SE
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218-632-7704
Toll Free: 877-631-7704
Email: chamber@wadenacoc.com