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The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce announced that after completing a comprehensive application, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the organization with 4-Star Accreditation. Less than three percent of all chambers in the nation earn the Accreditation designation.

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It doesn’t always take the closing of one door to open another. Sometimes, it’s through one door that one can see others yet to be opened.

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Wisconsin Rapids entrepreneur Pete Jungwirth won the top prize at the Central Wisconsin Hatch Regional Finale held at the Noel Car Barn in Plover. The win earned him $5,000 for his company, Amira Learning.

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The pitcher’s mound can be a lonely island, where self-confidence is gold, but it takes a solid team, and sometimes a new venue, to put together a victory.

mBank announced a $15,000 donation to support local nonprofits in the Greater Merrill Area earlier this week. The contribution was divided into four grants to help serve four different organizations that make a positive impact in the Merrill Community.

(WAUSAU, WI — November 19, 2018) —  The arrival of winter doesn’t mean the end of eating good food fresh from local farms!  The Wausau Winter Market is now open every Saturday morning offering great seasonal produce and locally-sourced products in one of Central Wisconsin’s premier indoor fa…

“Welcome to the Cottage Garden Farm for home décor, we are open every day, west on 54.” If that jingle sounds familiar to you, it proves that money well-spent on advertising can be a game changer for a business.

Mitten’s Furniture, Appliance and Electronics offers many products that ultimately add comfort to everyday life, but its owners are the last ones to get too comfortable with “doing things they always have,” which surely has contributed to now being in the store’s 80th successful year in business.

The Abbotsford Story, AbbyBank’s charitable foundation, donated $2,300 to two area organizations. Donations were presented to Opportunity of North Central Wisconsin for storage space needs and Our Savior’s Lutheran School for its reading program.

Bright Star Wisconsin Foundation Inc., a nonprofit angel investment group that helps entrepreneurs grow their early-stage ideas into businesses, is holding its Central Wisconsin HATCH Regional Finale on Nov. 7 at the Noel Car Barn at 1995 River Bend Rd. in Plover.

The hammers and saws will soon give way to laughter, music, and the drafting of freshly brewed craft beer as a dream comes to a head at Mosinee Brewing Company.

WAUSAU – A pair of businesses received awards at the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce's third annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards held on Tuesday, October 16. The Chamber honored manufacturers that have demonstrated excellence in their practice at the event held at the Hilton Garden Inn …

The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the organization’s 2018 Athena Leadership Award and 2018 Athena Young Professional Leadership Award.

Immediately after his Active Duty Army contract was fulfilled, James Ison, owner of Ison Financial, put his GI Bill to work and enrolled full-time in college.

It was the smallest ribbon Todd Kuckkahn ever cut, but the traditional ceremony that marks the opening of a new business or venue still seemed like a fitting way to open the Portage County Business Council’s newest portal to area information, EverythingPoints Here.com.

In days that predated the digital age, neighbors would gather at the general store, the barbershop or the corner tavern for their face time. While there’s no cast-iron pot belly stove inside either of Hoffman’s Hobbies two locations, it’s just such a community feel that stokes Bill Hoffman’s fire.

Golden Harvest Market, a natural and organic food store in Rhinelander, started out as a means to raise money for mission work around the world, but has now become a mission in and of itself for Nikki Conjurske, her husband Timothy and their six children.

MERRILL, Wis. -Church Mutual Insurance Company raised $154,507 for Merrill Area United Way in September during its annual fundraising event, raising its total contributions to the agency to more than $1.4 million since 2000. Employees raised $77,253.50 in 2018, and the company matched it dol…

WAUSAU – Travis Hartwig, the Republican Nominee for State Treasurer, will be speaking briefly at 5:30pm during Northwest Tool and Manufacturing’s 2nd annual Manufacturing Day Open House on October 5th, 2018. The event runs from 5pm-7pm, and Mr. Hartwig will be available for conversation and …

Dan and Kimm Weber, owners of Timekeeper Distillery, purchased the Hiawatha train depot located at 720 Grant St. Their new business will be an iconic purveyor of fine cocktails and spirits. Tours will be available which will focus on the distillation process as well as the history of the tra…

MADISON – The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today released state-by-state employment and unemployment rankings showing that Wisconsin's robust manufacturing industry continues to add jobs at a historic rate, with Wisconsin ranking 1st nationally in the …

WAUSAU – Northwest Tool is hosting its 2nd annual Manufacturing Day Open House on October 5th , 2018 from 5pm-7pm. #Mfgday is a nationwide event that closes out manufacturing week, during the first week of October. Manufacturers around the country offer tours, speakers, or similar events to …

The 13th Annual Central Wisconsin Days (CWD) has been scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, February 26-27, 2019. Mark your calendars now so that you can attend this annual event with stakeholders from throughout the Centergy region and connect with lawmakers on issues important to our region…

Fletcher’s Jewelry has been serving customers in Waupaca and its surrounding area for 81 years and customer service is as important today as it was when it opened its doors in 1937.

Usually, parents love it when they see their kids share, but while it can be a point of pride to see them extend toys or popsicles to their friends, it evokes a decidedly different emotion to see some of the less savory things that can be transmitted from kid to kid.

Nestled in the quiet community of Hamburg, Gerrid and Sadie Franke’s dream of owning and operating a winery is finally coming true. From the moment they met, they were laying the foundation for Half Moon Hill Farm and Winery, which is about 20 miles northwest Wausau.

Community leaders and philanthropists announced plans for a $40-million health and wellness campus to be developed in downtown Wausau. The plan involves broad support from local foundations, businesses and individuals, and includes three primary components:

If it helps resolve Northcentral Wisconsin's employment shortage, heavy metal may be music to employers’ ears.

The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce will host an intensive, nine-month program beginning in September. The Immersion Project will be held on the second Tuesday of each month through May 2019.

Banks play an essential role in the start of new businesses, typically through loans or entrepreneurs. Sometimes, the help manifests itself in a less traditional format.

A looming brick shell is now a new store front, back in business selling organic foods in the heart of 3rd Street in Wausau after a 2015 fire. Smoke damage from a passerby’s cigarette in a dumpster sparked two years of extensive renovations and a reopening last August for Downtown Grocery.

If it’s lonely at the top of the organizational chart, it can be even lonelier if you’re one of a kind. But it’s just such a reputation that Tracy Jonas has worked to establish as the Operations Manager for JX Truck Center, 1039 Kronenwetter Drive south of Wausau.

John Pawlak’s dream is to create and nurture a bike and cycling culture in Stevens Point and its surrounding area. Pawlak opened Point Area Bicycle Service (known locally as PABS) in 2012 as a place to sell and service bicycles. It has grown over the years and now offers new and refurbished …

Lincoln Community Bank’s website home page says, “Your future starts here.” That’s largely possible because the bank, which has served the Merrill community since 1897, has a long and stable history and heritage.

After you’ve been shot down over Germany and held in a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp for a year, the ups and downs of the business world are going to seem like minor inconveniences.

Kindhearted Home Care, LLC, started as a home care service rooted in values of sincere, warm and kind-hearted care. It has since grown to become a source of numerous health-oriented services, and its location at 120 S. Mill St. in Merrill is a popular community destination.