For managers and supervisors in manufacturing and production environments, checking in and engaging with employees on the manufacturing floor has become a bit more complicated these days due to COVID-19. With physical distancing regulations, fewer workers allowed on-site, and other safety pr…

While talking with private equity groups around the country to keep a pulse on where the M&A market is at right now, the message we’re hearing is that these firms are “open for business.” 

We’re bombarded with marketing messages every day — in print, on TV, searching the web and scrolling through our news feeds. Some stand out and grab our attention right away while others quickly get lost in the shuffle.

Every morning my son has Eggos. Cinnamon toast flavored. Every morning. I can’t imagine eating the same thing that I ate yesterday. I suffer from a behavior all too common to many. The Recency Effect. I feel the same way about leftovers. If I ate it yesterday, I don’t want it today. 

Security Health Plan  is offering Wisconsin employers a new health-plan option for 2021 that has a predictable monthly cost, opportunity for refunds, protection against catastrophic expenses and transparency on how dollars are spent. 

Marion Body Works, a manufacturer of fire and emergency apparatus, commercial truck bodies, custom cabs, and defense vehicles, secured an order for eight custom pumpers for the Costa Rican Fire Department, Benemérito Cuerpo de Bomberos de Costa Rica.

Your audience is out there, you just have to find them. Pew Research Center recently reported 72 percent of the public uses at least one form of social media. That high percentage is indicative of how “locked in” Americans have become. 

This is interesting, and I can’t wait to see the results. I’m guessing all of you will be interested as well because with or without a vaccine for COVID-19, the results of the study outlined below could be helpful in deciding what we can and can’t do.

Data reported Aug. 19 from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) from COVID-19 contact tracing indicates that the percent of people with confirmed cases after attending a gathering with people outside their home grew from seven percent of cases in May to 21 percent in June and 20…

In recognition for achievements and innovation in healthcare sustainability, three Aspirus Hospitals have received the 2020 Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare. 

One of the primary reasons that businesses choose to organize as a separate legal entity, in the form of either a business corporation or limited liability company (LLC), is so their shareholders, directors, and officers are shielded from personal liability for claims against the business. T…

Every night before she goes to sleep, JoAnn Draeger asks herself, “What did I do today to make a positive impact on somebody? Who or what is it going to be tomorrow?

Monica Hilt, regional president of Ascension Wisconsin Fox Valley and Stevens Point Hospitals, has been named chief operating officer of Ascension Wisconsin.

Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) completed its acquisition of Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston and is renaming the hospital Marshfield Medical Center-Weston. Approximately 350 St. Clare’s employees became MCHS employees. 

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When Wausau Animal Hospital needed an infusion and ultimately a transplant, Dr. Jaime Gifford and her husband, Jeff Gorr, were ready. After they purchased the veterinary clinic .

The current COVID-19 pandemic has forced many more businesses and organizations to encourage employees to work from home and, more significantly, to mandate virtual meetings of staff. The increase in the use of virtual meetings has drawn many organizations to use them with adequate understan…

Mid-State Technical College is planning to build an Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering Technology, and Apprenticeship Center as part of the Sunrise Pointe Revitalization project on Joern's Drive in Stevens Point.

Every January, I go to the talent conference in Arizona and I always look forward to it. Not just because of the warm weather but because it is my individual time to look back, and most importantly, look ahead.

Pros do things differently in any profes - sion, and sales is no different. During the many years I have been in this business, maybe, just maybe I have come in contact with a few dozen “pro’s.”

When an entrepreneur finds the perfect site for her new business, she may want to find out if there is any contamination on the property. A printer wants to expand his shop and is concerned about triggering new environmental requirements. An autobody shop owner grapples with the legal langua…

The Village of White Lake in Langlade County started construction on the community's new volunteer fire station. The new facility replaces the Village's former fire station, which suffered a collapsed roof during a large snowstorm event in March of 2019.

I nteresting times! That’s what we are all experiencing during this pandemic, along with the recent social unrest. If there is ever a time to plan for the unexpected, now is the time.

Michigan Senator Gary Peters introduced legislation on July 8 for a new National Institute for Manufacturing. The proposed bill has seen some traction with trade groups, most notably with the Alliance for American Manufacturing and Association of Equipment Manufactures hailing the legislatio…

When we talk about recapitalization, we’re talking about a partial sale of a company that allows the owner to liquidate some of the value they have in their business. Typically, this involves selling a part of your equity (usually 70-80 percent) to a third-party, however some business owners…

When deciding what businesses in which I give my hard-earned dollars, I reflexively search for a few indicators before entering the store, shop and/ or restaurant. For instance, I evaluate the following: cleanliness, smiles, eye contact, a greeting of acknowledgment and a sense of order. Now…

During the course of their lifetime, the average American changes jobs 12 times and works for 5-7 different employers. If this rings true for you, you may be among the millions of people who have started 401(k) or 403(b) plans with multiple companies over the years.

Charter Communications has completed a nearly $750,000 broadband construction project to bring its fiber-optic network and services to more than 320 residential and business sites in the Town of King, a rural Lincoln County community.

Three Aspirus hospitals were honored by University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation for their ongoing commitment to saving and improving lives through organ and tissue donation.

Do you remember how you were introduced to sports as a kid? For me, it was watching the Saturday evening soccer broadcast with my grandpa, then going out into the backyard and pretending to be one of the players I just saw on TV, and eventually joining a soccer team.

During the past few months, the pandemic has forced us all to change the way we live and operate our businesses. While “essential’ businesses forged ahead against the headwinds of the constantly spreading virus, food and drink, retail, leisure and other businesses still face many challenges …

Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua opened its new hospital with a ceremonial ribbon cutting July 27. Construction began in late 2018 on the 72,000-square-foot hospital attached to its existing clinic at 9601 Townline Road.

The most recent report from the American Association of Medical Assistants reports that medical assistant graduates from Nicolet College in Rhinelander consistently outperform other graduates from across the country on the national certification exam.

As with most nonprofit roles, Colleen Hilber’s role as the community outreach coordinator and statistician with The Salvation Army – Wausau, keeps her plenty busy. Yet, it doesn’t stop her from going beyond her assigned duties to volunteer countless hours during disasters and other needs.

During the last few months, many businesses have been asking for liablity waivers (“exculpatory clauses”) to be signed by their customers in order to insulate themselves from damage claims relating to potential exposure to the COVID19 virus. That assignment may seem simple enough, but, in fa…

Construction has continued throughout COVID-19 for Scherrer Construction Co. Inc. That’s been crucial for the company as it only just moved into its new Wausau-area location in January.

Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport (Spirit) has announced discontinuation of service of the Spirit 2 helicopter based at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff by the end of 2020 and the sunset of an operational agreement at the end of August for Spirit 3, a fixed wing aircraft ba…

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has awarded more than $2 million to North Central Health Care (NCHC) in Wausau as well as Milwaukee and Ashland counties to support the development and initial operations of three youth crisis stabilization facilities.This new residential care trea…

Delta Dental of Wisconsin plans to build its new corporate headquarters at the Portage County Business Park in Stevens Point to bring its employees and growing business lines under one roof. The space allows for continued growth for Delta Dental.

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Businesses around the world were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic — some for better, some for worse. For DG Bullets in Waupaca, it has been better. Between the quarantine and the recent civil unrest, business has skyrocketed 500 percent during the last few months.

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I t’s a crazy world we’re living in, right? A lot has changed over the last four months. We’ve seen a global pandemic along with a 3- month quarantine, national social unrest, and many small, family-owned businesses are struggling to survive. We were forced to quickly adapt to the virus and …

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While you should always be analyzing risk, there is a heightened need with the recent pandemic and the ensuing fallout. Assessing your business risk and making appropriate improvements will help your organization minimize, or even prevent, the impact of time-consuming and costly situations, …

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Most business owners are well aware that 90 percent of companies fail to achieve the performance objectives established in their strategic plan. Most will tell you the primary reason is “failure to execute.”

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Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (Act) to make it simpler for small businesses and other borrowers to qualify for full loan forgiveness. President Trump signed it into law on June 5. The Act extended the amount of time in which businesses can use their loans an…