Looking Ahead, Preserving the Past
Tomahawk Main Street is a 501c3 non profit. We are a designated Wisconsin Main Street and are accredited by the National Main Street program.
Established in 2008, Tomahawk Main Street preserves, protects, develops, and enhances the historic downtown for today, and all our tomorrows.
As a stakeholder in this community, you play a significant role in our success. Your membership helps make our downtown a place where families gather, shoppers stroll the streets, festivals and entertainment abound and great food entices. Please consider volunteering today.
Help us plan Tomahawk's future.
My husband, Scott, and I moved to the Tomahawk area in October of 2002 with our two babes, Matthew and Gracie; we both spent most of our lives in the Northwoods and knew there was no other place we wanted to raise our own children. We’ve never looked back or been sorry for that decision.
Volunteering is very important to me, and I have served in multiple roles for various boards and organizations. I have held all positions on the St. Mary’s Home and School Board and was co-chair of the Legacy program; I was a Cub Scout Leader and Assistant Cubmaster with our local Pack 548, and also served as a Merit Badge Counselor and Committee Member with Troop 548. I was also on the Little Rice Emergency Services Unit and as co-chair of our annual picnic. I served as the secretary and treasurer for Tomahawk Extended Area Partners in Education (TEAPIE) for several years, and I am currently a Chamber Ambassador, as well as a member of the board for both the Tomahawk Community Thrift Shop and Tomahawk Wrestling Alumni and Supporters Club. For me, giving my time is just as important, if not more, than any financial contribution I can give. The work is in the details, and it takes an army to pull off events, and I am so proud to be a part of such a fantastic team.
When I was first approached about joining the Main Street board as the Treasurer (thanks to Brenda Bartz for nominating me based on our work together!), I thought it would be a neat experience. Little did I know that it would lead to adding on the Secretary role, then the Interim Executive Director position; now, I am the Executive Director! I have had so much fun finding out more about each of our businesses, helping owners and staff promote their uniqueness, and showing off our great downtown! I learn a little more every day, and I am thrilled to be working alongside our dedicated board, volunteers, and BID District to help make Tomahawk the place to be!
Owner, Century 21 Best Way Realty
Andrea has owned her Century 21 Best Way Realty office on Tomahawk Main Street since 1999. Andrea is the Broker/Owner of both the Tomahawk Century 21 Office and the Century 21 Best Way Realty office in Merrill.
She is the mother of five grown children, grandmother to four grandbabies, and mom to two standard poodles. Talking about her children and grandchildren makes Andrea glow. Her love for her career shines through our communities.
Besides being residing President of the Tomahawk Main Street organization, she currently serves on the Central Wisconsin Multiple Listing Board of Directors, the Lake Alice Association Board of Directors, and Youth Group Director at Immanuel Lutheran Church. She also is a proud member of The Tomahawk Lions Club and sponsor of the local ATV and snowmobile groups.
Chief, Tomahawk Police
I started working for the City of Tomahawk on July 30, 2012. Prior to starting with the City, I had 17 years of experience as a patrol officer/traffic officer/juvenile detective/ hostage negotiation team leader/ and a Detective Sergeant in Georgia. I was also a full time firefighter for 3 years prior to my law enforcement career. I take pride in leading an agency that provides exceptional and compassionate service to the community we serve. I have an open door policy and invite anyone to come in and voice concerns. The only way we can become a better agency is by knowing where we are failing.
I live in Tomahawk with my wife Tina, and our 3 fur babies 1) Jack Russell Echo (5), 2) Lab mix Alexa(4) and 3) Boxer Bailey (2). Tina is the Social Services Director at Riverview Health Services in Tomahawk. Echo, Alexa and Bailey are rambunctious babies that are also best friends that love to run and play. Our family enjoys spending time together and exploring new areas.
Dawn Genelin, Secretary
Owner, The Honeycomb Loft
Dawn Genelin has called Tomahawk home since 1997, when she moved here after marrying her husband; they are the proud parents of two daughters. She is the owner of Honeycomb L.O.F.T., which opened in 2017.
Dawn joined the Tomahawk Main Street Board of Directors in 2016. Her creativity and passion for community service make being a part of the Tomahawk Main Street organization extremely rewarding, even when challenging and through-provoking. Tomahawk has a wide variety of options and opportunities, and Dawn looks forward to continuing to play a part in making it a destination for generations to come!
Paula Blom, Treasurer
Tomahawk Community Bank
Paula Blom joined the Tomahawk Main Street organization as a Director in 2020.
Paula works as a Loan Servicing Agent and Collections Specialist at Crossbridge Community Bank. Customer service is second nature to her, and her dedication and knowledge, as well as her work ethic and friendly attitude, have been a huge asset to our team.
When Paula isn’t busy working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters. Spending a day on the pontoon in the summer and in the ice shack in the winter are a few of the activities they enjoy. She and her husband love to get away on motorcycle trips as well.
Owner, The Knot Haus
Char has been a member of Main Street since 2018 after opening her business “The Knot Haus Gift
Gallery and Craft Supplies”.
Char was born and raised here in Tomahawk, growing up at a resort and bar on Lake Nokomis. At a
young age she learned how to paint and router signs, as one of the jobs on the resort. Later in life, she
worked at PCA for 40 yrs as a pipefitter/welder, also served as Financial Secretary for Local 1713 for 29
years and Distrist W3 for 14 years along with being the training coordinator for the maintenance
Char has been involved with community events for many years as a Jaycee member, Relay for Life,
church events and helping with her union. She loves flower gardening & creating new items for her
store. She is excited to serve on the board of directors and Finance Committee for TMS.
Owner, Sideways Wine and Craft Beer, LLC
Donna Ahlgrim joined Tomahawk Main Street board in 2022.
Donna had lived in Tomahawk for numerous years where she tended bar at various establishments while working on her computer science degree at Nicolet College. Donna left Tomahawk in 1992 when she obtained a job in the Chicago suburbs. She worked at several positions in IT as a Computer Programmer, Program Manager, and IT Director. Over the years, Donna continued to visit family and friends in Tomahawk often, so her love for Tomahawk and dream to return became a reality in the fall of 2019 when she moved back to Tomahawk with her husband Steve and daughter Shayna. They are the owners of Sideways Wine & Craft Beer, LLC and their daughter is the owner of The Fifth Element Art Gallery LLC located downtown Tomahawk at the previous Surplus Store.
Donna is passionate about wine and art and is looking forward to serving the Tomahawk community. She also enjoys volunteering for Tomahawk Main Street events, gardening, golfing, snowmobiling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Owner, HMM Boutique
Jenna Pultz joined Tomahawk Main Street’s Board of Directors in the spring of 2021. She is the owner of HMM Boutique, a business she started in late 2020. She and her husband were born and raised in Tomahawk and are both 2004 graduates of Tomahawk High School. They returned to Tomahawk to raise their family in 2014.
As a native of Tomahawk, Jenna has a strong desire to keep it a vibrant and thriving community, and believes that maintaining the vitality of our downtown plays an important role in that. She hopes that devoting her time and skills to TMS will help achieve that goal.
Karrie Hess has supported Tomahawk Main Street since 2012.
She is currently employed by Associated Bank as Branch Manager of the Tomahawk location since 2010. Her experience in the financial industry has led Karrie to support TMS in various
positions such as treasurer and secretary, as well as serving on the Economic Development and Finance Committees. Karrie is passionate about her community and the people who live here. She enjoys volunteering for various events hosted by Tomahawk Main Street.
Karrie moved to Tomahawk in 2002 with her husband, Mike, and daughter, Michaela, where they built their forever home on beautiful Lake Mohawksin. She enjoys hosting gatherings for her family and friends, gardening, and canning.
Owner, Calhoun Insurance
Tim Calhoun joined Tomahawk Main Street in 2017. He is the owner/agent of Calhoun Insurance. Tim began his agency with Insurance Producers Network in 2017 after his family made the decision to exit the powersports business. They sold the family business, Tomahawk Sports Center in Tomahawk, after 53 years of commitment to the business and community at large.
He is proud to be a part of Tomahawk's future, helping keep our downtown vibrant, beautiful, and busy throughout the year.