“Phishing,” “spear phishing,” “spoofing” are all techniquesused by unscrupulous people to hack into or otherwise install malicious soft-ware.Phishing emails are typically made to looklike they were sent by a known contact or organization using email spoofing.Email spoofing is the root of all…

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Aquamos Coffee Collaborative plans to open at 217 S. Main St. in downtown Waupaca this spring. It will be a marketplace where local roastes may sell their coffee. It will offer coffee, tea and food.

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The St. Vincent de Paul Free Medical Clinic and The Ronald McDonald House, both in Marshfield, have both benefited from the final unrestricted funds from the Foundation of Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, which is now part of Ascension.

Adaptive Communities Inc. will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 518 South 17th Ave. in Wausau to celebrate the opening of the organization at noon on March 20. The event is open to the public.

Mid-State students can now live in one of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s co-ed residential halls thanks to a new partnership between the two schools.The new housing option is available to any Mid-State student, whether they are full- or part- time, a recent high school student o…

Receiving a sizable inheritance can make a significant difference in a person’s financial life. If you find yourself in the position of inheriting an indi- vidual retirement account (IRA), it may have added value in the form of tax advantages. The tax rules and considerations of IRAs vary ba…

The Aspirus Health Foundation’s Aspirus Scholars Program has awarded $550,000 to four medical students from the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin campus. All four students are Wisconsin residents, with three from Northcentral Wisconsin.

Cassandra Ambrosius credits her mother for instilling in her the excellent organizational skills she needs to manage life, including her volunteer activities.

Dollar General opened a store at 205 N. Grand Ave. in Embarrass. It also opened a store recently in Manawa and says it that stores are in the works for Waupaca and Hortonville.

Stevens Point, WI—Sentry leaders and local and state dignitaries gathered Monday, March 11, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark completion of its new state-of-the-art office located at the gateway to the city adjacent to the mutual insurer’s national headquarters.

Most families cruise through campgrounds looking for the perfect site to set up and relax for a break from real-world stress.Odds are there’s a Gajewski looking at the stickers on the back of the campers and RVs.And while folks gaze into their campfires thinking about nothing but unwinding f…

Marshfield Clinic’s breast care navigators are offering a free event called “Women Empowering Women” on March 18, from 2-5 p.m. at Marshfield Clinic Rhinelander Center, 2260 North Shore Drive. Free mammogram screenings will be offered for women who qualify through the Wisconsin Well Woman Pr…

Organizations rely on teams to improve productivity, work quality, employee engagement, organizational harmony and attitudes. However, these group environments aren’t always positive. Negative communication can occur if not well managed, leading to frustration, distraction and employee depar…

Marketing is everything you do to reach, tell a story, and persuade prospects. The sales process is everything you do to educate, inform, close the sale, and get a signed agreement. Both are necessary to the success of a business. You can’t do without either process. If you work to strategic…

The No. 1 challenge I hear leaders talking about is having the quantity and the quality of talent to serve their customers and achieve the organization’s annual objectives. You have to recruit and hire the right person the first time but you also need to retain all team members.

UW Health has launched the Athlete Preservation Clinic in Madison, designed to help older athletes overcome injuries, stay active in their sport, and delay or even prevent surgical interventions. “We all recognize the importance of maintaining activity levels and being physically active as w…

I cannot take credit for this thought. One of my best friends who I have known for more than 50 years (ouch, makes me feel real old) said this to me the other day.

Seven businesses and organizations were honored with the Platinum Well Workplace Award in 2018 by the Wellness Council of Wisconsin, an affiliate of the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA).

It seems you can’t go long in the business world these days without hearing about the need for better sales and marketing alignment — and rightfully so. The direct correlation between best-practice sales and marketing alignment and increased revenue is staggering. According to Aberdeen resea…

When it comes to which investment strategies to employ, people generally fall into two camps: “bottom-up investing” or “top-down investing.” While both investment strategies have merits and drawbacks, incorporating them in tandem may help you achieve a balanced, diversified portfolio.

As the result of the nomination of Marshfield Clinic Health System employee Lorrie Bauer, the McMillan Fire Department is the most recent recipient of the Employee-Driven Corporate Giving Grant made by Security Health Plan.

Consider this stat regarding the typical customer buying cycle: as much as 70 percent of a buyer’s journey is complete before he or she reaches out to sales (thank you, SiriusDecisions). 

Gamber-Johnson LLC of Stevens Point and Mitchell Metal Products of Merrill are among 28 companies from across Wisconsin to be nominated for the 31st annual Manufacturer of the Year Award.

The Weston village board approved a development agreement with TDS Telecom to build a fiber network and deliver up to 1-gigabit internet speeds, TV, and voice services to the community.

Despite low inventories, Wisconsin home sales in 2018 were only slightly off the record sales pace in 2017 as median prices continued to outpace inflation, according to the most recent analysis of the state housing market conducted by the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA).

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced grants totaling close to $298,861 over two years to assist rural hospitals in filling high-need, highdemand positions.

Greenfire Management Services, which is owned by the Potawatomi Business Development Corp, opened its northern office in Wausau. Its 3,000-square-foot office is at 301 N. 17th Avenue and houses the team’s project management, business development and administrative staff. Greenfire, headquart…

Allison Liddle credits both her mother, Shari Parks, and her 7th grade track coach, Mr. Gerry, with instilling a desire to give back and to become a leader. Those facets are so deeply ingrained in who she is that it overflows into her professional life as well.

With the April 15 tax-filing deadline creeping up on us, it’s hard not to wonder how the new Tax Cut and Job Act will affect us. We were all told it should lower the tax burden on individuals and businesses, but until all those tax forms are completed, nothing is certain.

Lake Shore Systems has made its mark in the maritime and mining industries — and continues to design and build robust heavy equipment for them 160 years later. The company’s headquarters is at 3600 Lakeshore Lane in Rhinelander where it also has a fabrication and machining plant. Other locat…

 Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics held a  grand opening of Aspirus Riverview Clinic in Adams on Jan. 10  at 419 N. Oak Street.Equipped to provide the full continuum of care — from primary care to specialty outreach services — the 7,500-square-foot clinic includes eight exam rooms, tw…

The Volunteer Leadership Team has made a $10,000 donation to the Howard Young Foundation to be utilized for future programs and equipment at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. Past donations helped pur- chase lifting equipment for patients and a bed- side procedure monitor for performi…

Students from the UW-Stevens Point School of Communication Sciences & Disorders recently donated a cleft feeding kit for the benefit of babies born at the Aspirus Birthing Center in Medford. The kit provides maternity nurses and lactation consultants easy access to special bottles and th…

The Volunteers of Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff awarded Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarships to nine students in 2018 who are pursuing healthcare careers. The volunteers have provided $124,000 in scholarships over seven years.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced ThedaCare health system as its first “Life is Why” sponsor in Wisconsin.According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, cardiovascular disease took the lives of more than 11,000 Wisconsinites in 2016 alone.Focus throughout this thr…

The spinning plates on the Ed Sullivan Show provides a great visual of a balancing act. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, search for it on YouTube.

 Video has become an essential tool in every marketing and sales toolbox. It’s estimated that 87 percent of marketers use it in their marketing strategies and for good reason. Online video drives better engagement, and content producers have the potential to reach audiences in numbers that f…

When Christine Reynebeau witnessed the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, she was compelled to act. Reynebeau, then a high school student, ini- tiated a supply drive, sending a truckload of items to affected people in Louisiana. Today, that drive to help others continues.First, Reynebeau’s “d…

Wausau, WI – Outstanding area business leaders who helped shape our area’s economy in past years will be honored this spring at the 11th Annual Champions of Business Dinner established by Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. - Northcentral District. A panel of independent judges selected A.…