Every year, newspaper professionals from across Wisconsin head to Eagle River to participate in one of the association’s most treasured traditions. Sponsored by the WNA Foundation, the annual Trees Retreat is a time to connect, reflect and be inspired.
The two-day event features a golf outing, industry education, the Memorial Pylon ceremony and several time-honored customs, like the Press Forest steak fry.
WNA members from across the state will gather to learn, share ideas, make new friends and pay tribute to industry leaders.
Each year during the annual Trees Retreat, the WNA pays tribute to members we’ve lost by enshrining their names on the WNA Memorial Pylon.
In 1947, a group of Wisconsin newspaper publishers made their first trip to Eagle River. It’s a tradition that’s persevered ever since.