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They say when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Well, if life gives you an abundance of fresh flowers and you can’t open your flower shop to the public because of a pandemic, you make bouquets. That’s exactly what Bruce Walentowski and Joshua Jameson did.

If getting paid to watch sports is the dream, Jason Zaleski is living it, and Zaleski Sports is beaming memories to communities all around Northcentral Wisconsin.

If you’re a business owner or prominent member of the community, there’s a chance you may have the unfortunate experience of dealing with a sudden and tragic event. It’s difficult to know exactly what to do first when responding to a sensitive situation, and with the rapid-fire nature of soc…

Growing up in the food and catering business, Corrie Merklein saw the industry from a lot of angles, but even after a global pandemic shut down all types of gatherings, Merklein has a lot on her plate with CJ’s Catering.

Ownership of Wood County Solar Project is officially transitioning from Savion LLC to Alliant Energy. This comes on the heels of approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) on Alliant Energy’s filing for 675 megawatts of solar. It also marks the beginning of construction …

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Karen Steckbauer McCabe and Pat McCabe are builders, not just of houses, but of communities.

Northcentral Technical College (NTC) in Wausau is expanding customized training for area businesses due to $575,604 in grant awards. The grants are part of a $4 million investment by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) through Workforce Advancement Training grants, which support em…

Whether fresh out of school or several years into a professional career, managing money and planning their financial future are among the top priorities for young professionals., but given competing interests such as marrying or finding a life partner, repaying college debt, starting a famil…

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is organizing a virtual Global Trade Venture to Australia and New Zealand from Nov. 8-19 to help Wisconsin companies connect with export partners in these markets.

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Gunkel’s Bakery in Antigo may be more than 100 years old, but they are cutting edge when it comes to offering healthy baked options for their customers.

It’s not often that forced closure can work in favor of a business, but working in the pizza business creates an opening to deliver.

For many year-round and summer residents, all trails in Langlade County lead north — to North Trail Store in Elcho.

A new survey of Wisconsin businesses indicates the state’s workforce shortage has become an emergency. According to the Wisconsin Employer Survey, 86 percent of businesses are struggling to hire workers.

The recovery from the pandemic has created an interesting challenge for many employers. “Now Hiring” signs are prevalent across many local industries, from technology to seasonal hospitality. Some suggest that the only reason workers can’t be obtained is the extended unemployment benefits an…

The historic Crescent Theater, which originally showcased vaudeville acts during its original heyday more than 100 years ago, is experiencing a revival with the establishment of the Stubborn Brothers Brewery at 220 S. Main St., Shawano.

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In some homes, the pitter-patter of little feet is the joyous sound of a growing family. To Ron and Becky Peters, it often means a phone call to remove a family of uninvited guests.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. and MANITOWOC, Wis., June 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCBS) (“Nicolet”) and County Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ: ICBK) (“County”) today jointly announced the execution of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Nicolet will acquire County …

At Country Fresh Meats continues to spread its distribution farther and wider, its next stop is Curdville.

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The newest chapter in the packaging industry is being written in an Elcho manufacturing plant.

When the pandemic started to hit a year ago, it had a big impact on internal and external communications for all organizations — an impact that’s continuing today. Looking back on the past year, the communication changes can be likened to the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, …

At the Public Service Commission (PSC), we understand how important broadband access is to our communities’ educational and economic opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic has added urgency to expanding this critical service across the state so we can decrease the digital divide impacting many…

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WAUSAU — The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce named the recipients of the 2021 Small Business of the Year Awards at a program held at Athletic Park in Wausau on Wednesday, May 19.

Eight Northcentral Wisconsin broadband expansion projects were awarded grants from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC). They are among 58 projects statewide that will share the $28.4 million in grants to expand highspeed broadband internet access to unserved and underserved loca…

Gov. Tony Evers announced a $100 million investment in Wisconsin’s economic recovery as part of the state’s funds received through the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act. The investment aims to ensure businesses and communities across Wisconsin have additional support and resource…

As the COVID-19 vaccination rate increases, business owners still face uncertainty as the Wisconsin summer tourism season nears. This and other findings from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s yearlong COVID-19 economic impact survey project were the topic of a panel discussion April 7 wi…

WAUSAU — The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce will name the recipients of the 2021 Small Business of the Year Awards at a program to be held at Athletic Park in Wausau on Wednesday, May 19. This year’s program will also include recognition of Dr. Lori Weyers, the retiring President of Nort…

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WAUSAU — REACH will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 30 to celebrate completed rebranding for the business. Along with the ribbon cutting, the public is invited to an open house from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 30 at 4403 Stewart Avenue, Suite A.

One bright side to an emergency is the opportunity to bring out the best in an organization. Linetec earned a 2020 Manufacturer of the Year award from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce for its efforts to reinvent its culture in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As rustic, chic barn weddings continue to be a top choice for weddings, Eron’s Event Barn, 3471 County Rd. C, Stevens Point, continues to build on the wedding experience for brides and grooms.

There are many signs of spring — robins and other birds return to Wisconsin, days get a little warmer and a bit longer, air travel picks up. That’s particularly true this year as schools hit spring break and COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease.

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Gov. Tony Evers announced a $100 million investment in Wisconsin’s economic recovery as part of the state’s funds received under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act. The investment aims to ensure businesses and communities across Wisconsin have additional support and resources to …

Charter Communications said it plans to invest $668 million in a plan to expand broadband internet offerings to 143,000 homes and businesses in Wisconsin.

Not only are apprenticeships a way for area teens to become accustomed to the working world, they also present an opportunity for more established workers to learn new trends.

Jessica Guyant has packed a lot of living into her 42 years, but whether it’s been as a boat captain in Hawaii, backpacking around southeast Asia or skiing in Colorado, her journey has been equal parts enlightenment and enjoyment.