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AMA welcomes members to an exciting year

| Austin Samsa

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire chapter of  American Marketing Association welcomes new and returning members to the organization. This year’s schedule of events includes the new member dinner, corn maze, semi-formal, Regional Conference, and our annual “Keep on Chuckin’” AMA 5k.   

President Sam Nechkash is excited about this year.

"After such successful previous years, I am beyond excited to see what our young, enthusiastic chapter can accomplish,” he said.

The AMA chapter began the new semester with guest speakers, socials, fundraisers, and more.

On September 24th, AMA volunteered at the Fall Career Conference that was held on campus. This was a great opportunity for students to connect with employers from companies like 3M, Northwestern Mutual, and Hormel. We were also fortunate to have UWEC alumnus Mark Wickstrom from Quad Graphics speak at our AMA meetings on the 24th. Mr. Wickstrom talked about Quad Graphic’s corporate training program for recent graduates and shared his experiences when he was in AMA.

Buddy Bowling and the AMA Corn Maze social were other chances to build relationships within AMA.  Our members had an awesome time hanging out, making friends, and getting to know each other outside of the classroom.

Last week was Entrepreneur/Marketing Week, where local business leaders shared their experiences.  Plenty of people came to hear successful startup stories and more! This week we will be attending the UW-Whitewater conference where many of our members will be competing in marketing and sales competitions!

AMA hosts professional speakers and workshops every other Thursday at 6 pm in Centennial Hall Room 2614. For more information or general questions, email President Sam Nechkash or visit our website at

The American Marketing Association is a student-run professional business organization that offers students the opportunity to learn necessary skills and leadership to prepare for a future in the business world. We are proud to be part of the International American Marketing Association.

AMA Executive Board. Front row, l to r: Jeff Skaer, Whitney Nyholm, Erin Delehanty. Second row, l to r: Michaela Perz, Dr. Scott Swanson, Jacob Pederson, Keith Kubitschek, Austin Samsa. Third row, l to r: Goliath Oboyo, Sam Nechkash