WAUSAU – Legendary Wisconsin Badgers football coach Barry Alvarez will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce’s 107th annual dinner on Oct. 10.

The event, open to everyone, will be held from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2101 N. Mountain Road in Rib Mountain.

The annual dinner is one of the chamber’s signature events and marks the start of a new program year for the organization.

“Looking ahead to 2019-2020, the chamber, along with partner stakeholders, will continue to lead the region forward in implementing the goals outlined in the new economic development plan for the region.” said Dr. Dave Eckmann, president/CEO of the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce, in a news release. “Our organization will continue to serve as the unique connecting piece for the community between business, education, government and nonprofits.”

The event will also include the introduction of the Chamber’s new chairperson, Darrell Lentz of Aspirus, and members of the chamber’s board of directors, and will recognize the outgoing chairperson, Jeannie Worden of Northcentral Technical College.

The Ruder Ware Innovator Award and Ambassador of the Year Award will be presented at the event.

The Ruder Ware Innovator Award in Memory of G. Lane Ware was established in 2015 by Ruder Ware. Ware was a distinguished attorney and consummate professional with a sincere drive to make the Wausau community a better place for life and for business.

The cost for the event is $75 for members and $90 for non-members and includes a meal. Reserved tables of eight are available for $600. If you are interested in attending, register at WausauChamber.com.