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Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) — the combined state chamber, manu - facturers’ association and safety council — has been recognized by its peer as the State Chamber of the Year.

The Greenheck Group has signed a letter of intent to acquire Metal Industries, a manufacturer of grilles, registers, diffusers, and air-terminal products used in commercial and institutional buildings. The addition of these products will complement and further expand the Greenheck brand’s pr…

Industrial 3-D printing has the opportunity to prompt the fourth Industrial Revolution in altering how companies conceive, design, produce, distribute and repair everything.


One advantage to dealing in a wide number of products or services is that you never know what might emerge as the winner.

IncredibleBank has been named a recipient of a $15,000 grant from The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s Target Impact Fund that provides members with grants to support relief efforts for populations hardest-hit by COVID-19 as well as to promote equity and opportunity for communities of color.

An additional $70 million of “We’re All In” grants awarded through the state government was added to the second round of grants to support small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic and corresponding economic downturn. The second round will award a total of $120 million to businesses. …

“I did home economics classes in high school but I am not a good sewer,” said Freeberg, owner/designer of the Stevens Point business. “However, I am an embroiderer.”

Nineteen years ago, the unthinkable happened to the United States when planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. Americans were living in fear and anxiety in the days, weeks, and months following. The stock market and the economy plunged drasticall…

With in-person meetings suspended due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the community, the Rotary Club of Stevens Point is using money that would have typically been used to pay for member lunches to purchase $4,000 in local gift certificates. The gift certificates were split in half and distri…

John Peterson, owner of Schuette Metals in Rothschild, made a name for himself and his business when he did a brief presentation at the Republican National Convention on August 25. He didn’t hold back when he described the challenges their business faced under the previous administration, th…

The power of relationships will lead to a fresh start on life for at least one Wausau-area family after Alex Forer guided Larry Meyer Construction to complete a Habitat for Humanity house over the summer.

More than half of all businesses responding to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s sixth monthly survey to monitor the COVID-19 impact in Wisconsin shows access to broadband internet is limiting employees' ability to work from home.

Jacoby Custom Cues, a master of cue-making with various woods is appropriately located in a community in Wood County.


While the COVID-19 shutdowns of spring caught most people and businesses by surprise, crews at the Grand Theater had a little more work to do than many.

Green Bay-based Associated Bank on Friday announced plans to close 14 bank branches in Wisconsin, including two in Northcentral Wisconsin: one at 625 Chippewa Street in Minocqua and another in Stanley. Associated also plans to open one new branch in Madison.

With many school districts reopening last month with various plans to protect children, their families and teachers, 43 percent of Wisconsin business leaders responding to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s fifth statewide COVID-19 economic impact survey administered from Aug. 6 to 21 bel…

Wisconsin small business owners are invited to register for the Lieutenant Governor’s Small Business Academy conference. The event will run from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 6 -7 and from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Oct. 8.

He related the story of one client from Illinois who had a vacation spot in the Northwoods. That client referred Kaiser to a colleague in Montana, and one in Utah.“I had no job,” he said, “but I had a customer list.”

As the owner of Lemke Industrial Machine in Marathon City, Dave Pflieger isn’t one to spend a lot of time watching TV.


A Rouman family cinema has been a fixture in Rhinelander dating back several generations. Current owner George Rouman is determined not to let the pandemic put an end to the legacy that’s almost 100 years in the making. 

Tweet/Garot Mechanical, a 122-year-old mechanical contracting and engineering company based in De Pere has acquired Mechanical Incorporated, a mechanical contractor in Tomahawk. 

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.

A unique shopping experience awaits those looking for ready-to-wear casual and contemporary apparel at Tumbleweed in downtown Shawano. 

Businesses responding to the fourth statewide University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh COVID-19 economic impact survey showed gains on several key indicators but expressed extreme caution in their business and personal travel plans.

Unless brides start settling for Zoom weddings, and families are OK with photos of destinations instead of visiting, the COVID-19 pandemic could have long resonance in the world of hospitality, both in travel and venues. 


Scentability and Knot Haus Gift Gallery, located next door to each other on Wisconsin Avenue in Tomahawk, had no choice but to pivot with COVID-19 and seized previously untapped opportunities. 

In a world filled with possibilities, dreams come in all shapes and sizes. Some of these dreams can’t be confined to the earth and require taking to the sky. Plane Guys Aviation in Waupaca is there to make those dreams come true. Once people are in the sky, the possibilities are endless. “A …

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…

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.

With more than six decades of service to the Shawano area community, Shawano Auto Sales continues their commitment to customer service.

A report from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) points to teaching those dealing with unemployment new skills, entrepreneurship and broadband access as key ways to mitigate the impact COVID-19 has had on the state’s economy.

One of the most common reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic has been anxiety. While some people have used anxiety as a reason to focus on their own needs, others have harnessed this emotion to try and help the world. This is the case with Adam Reigh, president of Anti Viral Packaging based out…

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In some ways, it’s fitting that Dan and Stephanie Wage spend most of their time in the mock mine shaft of Wausau Mine Company. During the COVID-19 shutdown of mid-March through mid-May, they were as in the dark as most business owners, unsure what lay ahead, and hoping they could strike gold…

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Northcentral Technical College (NTC) and the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board (NWWIB) are partnering to host a drivethrough job fair aimed to help workers find a job during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will take place at NTC's Phillips campus on July 15 from noon-4 p.m.

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Key application dates for the next round of grants available from the Broadband Expansion Grant Program have been announced. The PSC will make applications available on Sept. 1 and they will be due Dec. 1. The funding for the grants was appropriated in the 2019-2021 state biennial budget.

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Waupaca Foundry is the recipient of the 2020 Better Project award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Plants program for innovations at its Tell City, Indiana plant.

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While COVID-19 has had an effect on many summer events, camping is one tradition that is still being observed by many. It’s no different in Shawano County, where in the town of Wescott, in an area known as the “Mooseyard,” sits Fawn Lake Campground.

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Wisconsin businesses continue to demonstrate resilience during the pandemic as 41 percent of respondents to a University of WisconsinOshkosh statewide economic survey indicate they have introduced or expanded online services during the last three months.