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John Laehn Elected President of the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce

October 14, 2013

The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce recently elected John Laehn president of the 1200-member organization effective September 4, 2008. Laehn, chief operating officer for Ruder Ware, assumes the chamber presidency from Hugh Jones, former president of M&I Bank.
In reflecting on the task ahead, Laehn said, “The chamber’s volunteer leadership team rotates on an annual basis while the chamber’s mission to foster business growth and success remains constant. I feel privileged to join the ranks of past chamber presidents; I’m inspired by their leadership and achievements and I hope to continue their progress.”
Ruder Ware has a long-standing commitment to our community, beginning with the philosophy of George Ruder, the firm’s founder. “Mr. Ruder felt that if we make our living here, it’s our responsibility to give back to our communities. John Laehn is the fourth chamber president since 1981 to serve from Ruder Ware. We’re honored that our own leaders are elected by their peers to serve in this important role,” stated G. Lane Ware, chairman of the board at Ruder Ware.

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