A national collegiate sales competition showcasing the talents of "hot" Sales and Marketing students

UW-Eau Claire Center for Sales & Sales Management
UW-Eau Claire College of Business
UW-Eau Claire


We are pleased to welcome the following universities to the 2019 Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up:

Aurora University | Aurora, IL

Baylor University | Waco, TX

California State University, Fullerton | Fullerton, CA

Elon University | Elon, NC

Florida State University | Tallahassee, FL

Illinois State University | Normal, IL

Kansas State University | Manhattan, KS

Louisiana State University | Baton Rouge, LA

Plymouth State University | Plymouth, NH

The University of Texas at Dallas | Dallas, TX

The University of Toledo | Toledo, OH

Tuskegee University | Tuskegee, AL

University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Little Rock, AR

University of Central Oklahoma | Edmond, OK

University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, OH

University of Minnesota | Minneapolis, MN

University of North Alabama | Florence, AL

University of South Carolina | Columbia, SC

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire | Eau Claire, WI

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse | La Crosse, WI

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater | Whitewater, WI

Western Kentucky University | Bowling Green, KY

Winona State University | Winona, MN

Universities Event Calendar

Sponsor Registration

School/Student Registration


Continental Breakfast Buffet

Meeting for Buyers and Judges Arriving Friday


Continental Breakfast Buffet

Round Two Role Plays


Because we have secured sponsorships from a number of organizations, UW-Eau Claire will underwrite food, lodging, and travel (stipend based on distance) for faculty advisers and student competitors. Student registration is $175.

Non-participating students/additional coaches are welcome and can also attend for a registration fee of $175.

Lodging and Food

Each school will receive a stipend based on mileage to help cover transportation costs.


A block of rooms have been exclusively reserved for participants at the Lismore Hotel in Eau Claire, WI. You may work directly with Warm-Up Coordinator Kevin Meinholz to make sure rooms are booked.Food


Complimentary meals include opening reception Thursday night; continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner Friday and Saturday. Please email us with your dietary questions or concerns and number attending.


Trivia Give Aways

As part of our Warm-Up Trivia Contest (which occurs while our three finalists are preparing for their last sales call), we give away door prizes donated from sponsors and participating schools. Please bring a couple items from your company that would be appropriate, e.g., water bottles, mugs, umbrellas, whatever you think the students might enjoy taking home with them. Bring them to the opening reception and we'll handle it from there.


Copies can be made for a charge at the Davies Center Printing Services located in Davies Center Room 105. The walk-up counter is open Thursday until 6:00 pm and Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm. It is closed on Saturday.

Things To Do

The Water Street Historic District, located along the Chippewa River directly across from UW-Eau Claire, is a popular destination for college students. The district, which developed around a steamboat landing in the 1850s, is now home to an assortment of retail and service shops, restaurants, and bars. It is one of the main centers of night life in Eau Claire.

Mall of America is located in Bloomington, MN, just 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Learn about the history and behind-the-scenes business and marketing aspects that go into maintaining the nation's largest shopping mall and entertainment center. Presentations can be customized to meet the needs of your class curriculum. The Hiawatha light-rail line offers fast, frequent service from the Lindbergh and Humphrey airports' terminals to Mall of America. Hiawatha light-rail trains leave every 7.5 minutes during rush hours and every 10-15 minutes at other times. Travel time is 12 minutes.


Leinie Lodge is located in Chippewa Falls, WI about 20 minutes from Eau Claire. Founded in 1867, the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company has been brewing craft beer for more than 145 years. Tour the brew house to see how beer is brewed. Learn about the Leinenkugel family history. Tours are always free and include complimentary samples of their award-winning beers. Reservations are suggested.


Post Event Information


Reimbursement form instructions:

Complete two separate forms if we are reimbursing both you and a school account.

Under "Check Payable to", list your name if we are reimbursing you, or your university's name if we are reimbursing them.

For mailing address, please use your preferred address; you do NOT need to use your campus address.

Include copies of all receipts. Scanning and emailing is preffered, but you may also fax. Reimbursements will be sent 2-3 weeks after we receive all materials. Please forward your materials to: Kevin Meinholz at