Eagle River Chamber of Commerce

Eagle River Chamber of Commerce

It's a busy few weeks coming for Eagle River as a series of events will bring tens of thousands of visitors to the community and Northwoods.

The Eagle River Fire Department and volunteers have built the Ice Castle in the downtown area, starting this weekend is the first of two weekends of championship snowmobile racing at the Derby Track and in early February is the Pond Hockey Championships.

Eagle River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center Director Kim Emerson says the activity means much to the economy....

Eagle River Hosting 31st Annual Musky Open

Aug 19, 2016

The Eagle River Chamber of Commerce along with Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin Inc. are hosting the 31st Annual National Championship Musky Open this weekend.


The tournament is a catch and release format and includes teams of husbands and wives, and youth and guardians. Director of the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce, Kim Emerson says registration for the tournament is at an all time high.


New Bike Ride in Vilas and Oneida Counties

Jul 28, 2015

Pre-registration is open for a new bike ride that starts at a Brewery and travels to a Winery. The first annual Septimber bike ride takes places September 12. Bikers begin at the Tribute Brewing Company and ride to the Three Lakes Winery via the Three Eagle Trail.

 It’s a 13 mile ride, with the option of doing a round-trip for 26 miles.

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center has a new Executive Director who is a familiar name to area residents.

The Board of Directors has named Kim Emerson as the new director. Emerson joined the Chamber 13 years ago as Events Coordinator.

Emerson says the community is very important to her...

"...this is a wonderful community to work with...the businesses in the area, the visitors to the area. Just being who we are is an important part of what we've done in the past and I look forward to doing in the future...."

Eagle River's longtime Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Connie Heeg has resigned.

In a letter to chamber members, Heeg says he's stepping down due to health concerns.

Heeg has worked for the chamber more than 13 years.

Among the accomplishments he cited was a doubling of the number of business memberships, paying off the chamber building in just over 6 years, bringing the Pond Hockey Championships to the area and others.

We'll have more on this story later.

Snowmobilers Wait for Snow, and Paperwork

Dec 3, 2013
Manfred Werner

Snow has started to pile up here in the Northwoods, and that’s good news for snowmobilers. 

Oneida County Forest Director John Bilogan says conditions could be frozen enough in a few days.  But he’s guessing it will be about two weeks before the state-funded trails actually open. 

“It’s all the paperwork side of things – the insurance policies, private land easements, land-use agreements, all have to be in place from the snowmobile clubs and on file in our forestry office.”


Volunteers are the lifeblood of many Northwoods events and Eagle River's main fall event needs some people to step forward.

The 34th Annual CranberryFest is set for the weekend of October 5 and 6 at the Vilas County Fairgrounds in Eagle River.

Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator Kim Emerson says preparations are moving forward, but they need a few more hands...