Thank You to Our Event Sponsors!

Honor Student Banquet

Wednesday, April 10


University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Bluffs Room, Student Union
521 East Ave N, La Crosse, WI 54601

Schedule of Events

  • 5:45 p.m. Pick up your nametag when you check-in
  • 6:00 p.m. Opening Remarks
  • 6:05 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:40 p.m. Keynote Speaker | Jake EricksonBoys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse
  • 7:00 p.m. Student Address | Laura Burdick, West Salem High School
  • 7:15 p.m. Certificate Presentation

Frequently Asked Questions

 Have a question that’s not covered below? Reach out to or call 608-784-4880.

How many can attend from our business?

Up to two representatives per student sponsored.

What if no one can attend?

That’s okay! Your support allows your sponsored student(s) and his/her parent(s) to attend free of charge and be honored at the event. We will work with our volunteers and Chamber staff to make sure your student(s) and family are seated with a business representative who knows that you sponsored the student.

How do we RSVP?

Email Jami Redenbaugh at 

What should we talk about at the table?

Congratulate the student on their academic accomplishments, and graduating in the top 5% of their class. Ask them what else they are involved in, or about their post-graduate plans. Be willing to share what you do at your business, what you love about the La Crosse area, or how you ended up where you are today.

Please keep in mind that some of the parents’ employers may not be a student sponsor. If this is the case at your table, be willing to share what you love about the event and why your business supports this event and the La Crosse Area Chamber.


Where should we park?

Parking is complimentary in the first three levels of the parking ramp, located 605 17th St N, La Crosse, WI 54601.

What if our representatives need special accommodations or have food allergies?

Please call or email Jami Redenbaugh at 608-784-4880 or with your requests and we will make the necessary accommodations for the event.

What is the dress code?

Students are asked to dress like they would for graduation. Our student sponsors typically dress business or business casual.

Will the event be canceled due to weather?

We will hold this event in all weather conditions and cannot offer refunds. Please include an up-to-date email address for each attendee when submitting your RSVP to ensure you receive timely updates on the day of the event.

Event History

For the past 59 years, La Crosse area businesses have united with the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation to celebrate the top five percent of graduating seniors from local area high schools at the Honor Student Banquet! The evening includes a plated dinner, keynote speaker, student address, and certificate presentation, and serves as a send-off from our businesses to our region’s best and brightest students.

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