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Volume One


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Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards

Recognizing high-level community achievers who are making a significant local impact in one of a broad spectrum of areas including the arts, entrepreneurship, social action, government, education, philanthropy, health, business and more.

More about the Vanguard Awards »


Ann Sessions

Ann Sessions

Executive director of the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild

Dennis Beale

Dennis Beale

Founder of Power of Perception Inc

Dr. Tom Sather

Dr. Tom Sather

UW-Eau Claire Professor and medical professional at Mayo Clinic Health Systems

Nominations from the public yielded an impressive slate of candidates for this year’s awards.

Those honored here are just a few of the many individuals blazing a trail in the Valley as it grows into a vibrant, innovative, and healthy place to live.