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Foxconn Technology Group Ltd. said it plans to complete work on a new factory in Wisconsin to assemble liquid crystal display screens and start production before the end of next year.Foxconn said the next phases of factory construction will begin by this summer “and the facility will begin p…

The Wausau River District is one of three winners of the 2019 Great American Main Street Award, which recognizes communities for their excellence in preservation-based commercial district revitalization, Wausau River District announced today.Selected by a national jury of community developme…

The Portage County Business Council recently recognized community leaders and businesses who have made a significant impact.There were winners in four different categories.The 2018 Ambassador of the Year award went to Sarah Agena, who was recognized for being the most active and engaged volu…

Northcentral Technical College (NTC) in Wausau has been named a top training college in North America by the Learning Resources Network (LERN).The 2019 LERN Contract Training Award for Excellence in Improving Client Productivity was presented to NTC during the 2019 LERN conference. LERN is t…

Few business owners have an office assistant who is willing to go outside to play fetch, but with all that’s on Duane Willman’s plate, the occasional break for his golden retriever Gus, who is always on hand to vet visitors, is a welcome diversion.The sole proprietor of Duane’s Cover It All …

Van Horn Automotive Group, which has tow dealerships in Stevens Point, was recognized by the Wisconsin Chapter of The ESOP Association as 2019 Company of the Year.The award is presented to a company that demonstrates a commitment to employee ownership as exhibited by involvement with the Ass…

What started out as way to help pay family expenses has turned into a labor of love for Amanda Lasky. With her husband, Greg, she has become an owner/operator of Next Stop Kids Shop in downtown Waupaca.In 2014, Amanda Lasky began working as one of two employees at the shop that sells new and…

Sixteen businesses and organizations have been named as finalists for the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Small Businesses of the Year Awards.The finalists in each of three categories are: Business-to-business category: Integra Tool & Manufacturing Inc, Luoma Design Solutions, P…

In results posted from the U.S. Small Business Administration that tracks SBA lend- ing throughout the nation, River Valley Bank, and it's national online community bank,IncredibleBank, ranked as the 23rd largest SBA lender in the fourth quarter of 2018.River Valley was the only bank in Wisc…

The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce will host the first Greater Wausau Young Professionals Conference at the City Grill Restaurant & Event Space in Wausau on April 16. This full-day event is presented in partner- ship with the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce.Check-in and networking…

An entrepreneur can learn a lot from a horse. One of nature’s more intuitive creatures, horses have been known to sense danger, keenly judge character, and find their own way home.It was rough rides through the first two experiences that helped Wayne and Sharon Jahnke successfully navigate t…

Gamber-Johnson, the manufacturer of mounting components and systems for technology used by fire and law enforcement as well as emergency medical services, warehouses and manufacturing, utility companies, trucking, construction, and other businesses is seeing significant growth worldwide, acc…

Gamber-Johnson, a Stevens Point-based sup- plier of mounting systems for fleet vehicles, public safety vehicles, forklifts, and other mobility applications, has been named the winner of the 31st Annual Manufacturer of the Year Award in the special category of Exceptional Customer Relations.T…

(Stevens Point, WI) On Wednesday, March 27 about 60 local leaders, activists, and change agents gathered at SentryWorld to kick-off “Prosperity 2040”, a county-wide initiative that will use strategic foresight to develop a shared plan for future economic and community development.

CoVantage Credit Union has announced that it will provide special flood assistance loans to those impacted by flood damage. “Part of the CoVantage mission is to work with members experiencing financial challenge. When natural disasters occur that impact our members’ financial well-being, we …

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.

The printing hasn’t stopped for one small Shawano business in 160 years.Shawano Printing opened in 1859 as the Shawano County Journal. Located at 325 S. Main Street, the company now offer printing services,“flyers, full color printing, letterhead and more.Husband and wife owners Greg and Jod…

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.

Chris Randazzo is pleased a “Geek Culture” has exploded. “It changed my world,” said the owner of Galaxy Comics, Games and More in downtown Stevens Point near the University of WisconsinStevens Point campus.

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.

The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce will host an Economic Outlook program at the City Grill Restaurant & Event Space in Wausau on the morning of Thursday, March 14. Featured speaker Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner at Economic Leadership LLC will discuss the current state of Wisconsin’s…

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.

Stark Automotive in Merrill has closed. The Chevrolet and Buick dealership on Brandenburg Avenue has been open for 32 years

She was typing out an email when her hands started to shake. She knew it wasn’t just caffeine jitters or residual shakes from a sugary snack. It felt different, but she wouldn’t know that her reality was about to change entirely until her diagnosis a couple of months later. Laurie Prochnow h…

Amanda Houdek, founder and owner of CI Pediatric Therapy Centers, remembers the moment she got the idea to open her company. She had never planned to open a business.However, one day she was working in pri- vate practice and received a phone call. On the other end of the line was a parent of…

WAUSAU — The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce will host the first Greater Wausau Young Professionals Conference at the City Grill Restaurant & Event Space in Wausau on Tuesday, April 16. This full-day event is presented in partnership with the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce.

Wausau, WI. (February 24, 2019) -- Entrepreneurs, innovators, remote workers, and small businesses looking for a state-of-the-art work environment will have a new resource in Marathon County starting April 1, 2019. The GEARS Center powered by MCDEVCO, a collaborative idea and co-working spac…

STEVENS POINT, WI  (February 22, 2019)  -- The Portage County Business Council will be hosting a candidate forum for the six school board candidates.  The forum will take place Friday, March 8 from 7:30-9:00 AM at the Portage County Business Council in their Foundation Room. 

The talent pond could be a little deeper than businesses in and around Wausau realize, thanks to partnerships by forward-thinking local businesses looking to develop a homegrown work force.

According to data from the U.S, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the city of Wausau is Wisconsin’s fastest growing metro area for job growth as the employment rate grew by 9.6-percent between 2013 and 2018.

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).

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.

Lately, it seems signs of a healthy economy usually include the words “Now Hiring” as Wisconsin and the Northcentral region chug relentlessly forward against a headwind of record-low unemployment. That’s just one of the challenges faced by regional chambers of commerce.

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…

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.…

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.…

 As far as anyone can remember there’s been a bookstore in downtown Wausau. Janke Book Store is Wisconsin’s oldest, and this October marks 100 years since its founding. Three gener- ations of effort have made it 3rd Street’s flagship for reliable retail, where local history matters so much t…

The Central Wisconsin Community Market of Associated Bank recently presented the Entrepreneurial and Education Center at 100 N. 72nd Ave. in Wausau with $10,000 check to support Entrepreneurial Boot Camps in 2019.The Boot Camps provide an intensive learning program designed to train potentia…

Appleton-based accounting and consulting firm Schenck SC joined Minneapolis-based professional services firm CliftonLarsonAllen LLP on Jan. 1.Schenck has about 600 employees at its 10 offices, all in Wisconsin.It was established in 1920 and was a top- 100 CPA firm. Daniel Young, president an…

January 18, 2019, Marshfield, WI – After the recent announcement of Figi’s Companies closures, layoffs, the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MACCI) started spearheading an area-wide employment fair to help connect employers with job seekers. This first event will be held o…