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Two Portage County businesses and two industry leaders were honored on Wednesday, January 29 at the Portage County Business Council’s Annual Dinner held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, Stevens Point.

Converters Expo will return to Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay on April 29-30 to connect converters and packagers of paper, film and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers. More than 700 attendees and 141 exhibits are expected.

The Dairy Business Association, Wisconsin’s largest dairy lobbying group is calling the recently signed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) a vital deal that will bring broad benefits in the long term for the dairy community.

Hometown Manufacturing in Crandon is the only woman-owned transit vehicle manufacturer certified for government procurement in the United States. Kristina Pence-Dunow is the proud owner of this vintage trolley-bus and modern transit-bus manufacturing facility, but this opportunity came about…

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has announced the availability of the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin (BLBW) grant program for 2020. Wisconsin farmers and businesses seeking to grow their local markets need to apply for the grants by noon, February 28.

What’s intriguing is not how much the shoemaking process has changed over the decades but how much it remains the same within the walls of Weinbrenner Shoe Company.

Converters Expo will return to Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay on April 29-30 to connect converters and packagers of paper, film and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers. More than 700 attendees and 141 exhibits are expected.

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WAUSAU, WI (Jan 29, 2020) – The Badger State Games’ Winter Games are celebrating 31 years of bringing Olympic-style sporting events to Wisconsin, allowing athletes of all ages and abilities to “Go for the Gold”.  Those who medal with a Gold, Silver or Bronze are then eligible to compete in t…

Time Federal Savings Bank recently merged with River Cities Bank to expand the bank to have nine locations, offer secondary market loans, add business products and services, upgrade their technology and more.   Because of this transition, Time Federal Savings Bank will be changing their name…

Golfers in northern Wisconsin have gotten used to finding a safe space where their clubs can hibernate until about April.

More than $4 million in patronage was deposited into accounts of members who borrowed and saved with CoVantage Credit Union. Patronage is a concept of giving back that originated among cooperatives years ago. Most have abandoned the practice, but at CoVantage, patronage has been paid to memb…

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received a $2 million gift from the Sentry Insurance Foundation. The gift will establish the Sentry Deanship at the MCW-Central Wisconsin campus in Wausau. It is the largest charitable commitment to the campus and will provide the resources needed to ex…

Sentry Insurance has extended its commitment as title sponsor of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, agreeing to continue the tournament and support to the Maui community in Hawaii through the 2029-30 PGA Tour season.

Forty-five years after its establishment, Melody Gardens Restaurant & Skateland is as much a family destination as it was when “The Loco-Motion” ranked number six on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

One of Weber’s Farm Store’s more recent offerings is its Kefir, a cultured, fermented beverage that tastes much like a yogurt drink. It’s evidence of how the store has continued to keep pace with the needs and wants of its customers 64 years after its establishment.

Whether Andrea Larson is dashing through the wilderness in a 100-mile foot race or cranking out miles on a fat-tire bike, she’s far more concerned about hydration and navigation than about economic development.

Wausau, WI (January 10, 2020) – As the 2020 Badger State Winter Games draws closer to opening their 31st season, they are excited to announce a Snowmobile Torch Ride from Wausau, WI to Eagle River, WI.  The Torch Ride will involve 12 snowmobile clubs, 4 counties, and over 150 miles of snowmo…

Employers in the Wausau area have a new website, www.greaterwausau.org, to help recruit employees to fill their vacancies thanks to the Greater Wausau Prosperity Partnership and Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce.

Through a partnership with Chamber travel experts, Citslinc International, the Portage County Business Council (PCBC) is offering a trip to China. The trip, slated for Oct. 13-21, 2020, includes stops in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou with opportunities to visit historic sites such a…

WAUSAU, WI (Dec 19, 2019) –The Badger State Games’ Winter Games are kicking off the 31st year Winter Games by sponsoring the 2019 U.S. Ski & Snowboard USSA Opening Giant Slalom Series of Races on December 21-22, 2019 at Granite Peak Ski Area. Approximately 300 racers are expected to comp…

While the value of relationships is no secret to entrepreneurs, Mindy Hoppe found her working relationship with her employer to be as important as with any customer.

The Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) was the recipient of a 2019 Wisconsin Tourism Trailblazer award presented by Destinations Wisconsin (formerly the Wisconsin Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus) for outstanding marketing and partnership efforts. Destina…

After more than 20 years as Incourage’s president and CEO, Kelly Ryan will transition into a fellowship with the F.B. Heron Foundation, a New York City-based foundation aimed at helping communities out of poverty.

Mona Fox, Chief Operating Officer at Ameriprise Financial-Cornerstone Advisors in Wausau, and Lora Bladow, Realtor at REMAX/Excel, were recipients of 2019 ATHENA Awards presented by The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce

What began as Jerome Brickner’s simple auto dealership in the countryside north of Marathon City in 1945 is now in its third generation of ownership. When Brickner’s of Wausau recently cut the ribbon on its new 60,000 square-foot facility on Grand Avenue, it cleared the road into its future.

The crunch of snow beneath your boots. The aroma of a freshly cut tree. The sweet sting of hot apple cider passing your lips on the way to warming your core after an afternoon of hunting your Christmas tree.

Christmas came early for Vickie and Marc Roth and the employees at Cottage Garden Farm on Highway 54 in Waupaca as their new 9,000-square-foot building welcomed customers for the first time on Nov. 1. The building is packed with Christmas gifts, ornaments, clothing and decorations for the season.

Christmas came early for Vickie and Marc Roth and the employees at Cottage Garden Farm on Highway 54 in Waupaca as their new 9,000-square-foot building welcomed customers for the first time on Nov. 1. The building is packed with Christmas gifts, ornaments, clothing and decorations for the season.

Two area businesses received awards at the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce's fourth annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards held at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild. The Chamber honored manufacturers that have demonstrated excellence in their business at the event

CoVantage Cares Foundation has announced the kickoff of their annual 2-week fundraising campaign.  The event will begin Tuesday, December 3, which has become known nationally as “Giving Tuesday,” and will end on December 17. Funds generated will be matched with up to $150,000 in contribution…

Worzalla, an employee-owned company specializing in printing high-quality children’s books, movie tie-in books and coffee table books, announced that it will be embarking on an extensive modernization and expansion plan to enhance the company’s production capabilities for its customers. Worz…

Matalco, headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, broke ground for its new $80 million aluminum recycling plant in the Rapids East Commerce Center in Wisconsin Rapids. The company first announced plans for the facility in January.

If the ups and downs of owning a business in a new town lead Mary Gallagher to want to unwind at the end of a day with some wine and fine cheeses, at least she’ll save a trip.

Riiser Fuels, headquartered in Wausau, reached an agreement to sell its 63 convenience stores and gas stations to Richmond, Va.-based GPM Investments LLC. The sites are all in Wisconsin.

More than 40 students are enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s new Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Applied Leadership and Decision-Making, which kicked off this fall in Wausau, Stevens Point and Marshfield.