A warm welcome to the students, coaches, and judges visiting the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for the 13th Annual Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up, October 24-26, 2019. This year's competition showcases the talents of 60+ "hot" marketing and sales students from across the United States.
Students will deliver two different 20-minute sales presentations for Hormel's Applegate Farms Naturals® , the leading natural and organic proteins in the retail segment. View sales scenarios.
A panel of sales managers from sponsoring companies will evaluate students on all elements of the sales call. The best overall salesperson will receive $1,500, a trophy, and a custom suit from Tom James valued at $1,000. Cash prizes and trophies also will be given to the 1st runner-up ($1,000), second runner-up ($750), and school champions ($150).
The Warm-Up is hosting a Career Fair on Friday, October 25 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm in the Davies Center Ojibwe Ballroom (Rm 330). All UW-Eau Claire students interested in learning more about sales as a profession are invited to attend this event.
A complete schedule of Warm-Up events can be found here.
Our thanks to Hormel Foods and UNFI, platinum sponsors of the competition, and our other corporate sponsors. A complete list of sponsors can be found here.
The Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up is a national collegiate competition hosted by the UW-Eau Claire Center for Sales & Sales Management in the Department of Management & Marketing. For more information about The Warm-Up, contact Dr. Bob Erffmeyer, director.
Shelby Beavers, Kevin Miller, and Rachel Wiener represented UW-Eau Claire at the 2018 UW-Eau Claire Northwoods Sales Warm-Up. Attending as alternates were Sydney Kratochwill and Dylan Phinney. Jessica Gardner coached the UW-Eau Claire sales team.
The Blugold team will compete against students from Aurora University, Aurora, IL; Baylor University, Waco, TX; California State University-Fullerton, Fullerton, CA; Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Ohio University, Athens, OH; Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH; University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX; The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH; University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR; University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; University of North Alabama, Florence, AL; University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI; University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI; and Winona State University, Winona, MN.