Denny Reidel presented on his business, The Sports Den, where he "feels like a kid working in a kid’s store."


He shared this advice for small business owners: offer yourself to the community for other activities. Denny is actively involved with the annual Hub City Days Duathlon. Now in its 4th year, the event consists of a 2-mile run, 14-mile bike ride, and a 2-mile run performed individually or with a relay team. UW-Marshfield/Wood County serves as the starting line and exchange point, with awards given in age/gender brackets and relay teams. Volunteers are the people who make events like this work, and Denny commended the efforts of people in Marshfield and the surrounding communities. Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to join the fun to support Marshfield Clinic’s Youth Net Program. The philanthropy of this event has made an impact: it has helped to take kids off the waiting list!