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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.

The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. The recipients were named at an awards program at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild.

HATCH, an entrepreneurial pitch program has selected the finalists to pitch their ideas to regional judges and a live audience at the annual event held at John and Patty Noel’s Car Barn on November 13 from 6:00-8:30 PM. Special thanks to Compass Properties for their support of the event at t…

Winners of the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Awards will be named Wednesday during the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce awards program at 11:30 a.m. at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild.

AbbyBank announced the closing of a definitive agreement under which State Bank’s assets and liabilities became part of AbbyBank as of October 25, 2019. 

Ducks are known for gliding along the water with seemingly little effort, all the while paddling furiously just beneath the surface. Observers are none the wiser, appreciating the beauty while the serious work is done out of sight.

Many business owners spend hours scouring the Internet in search of positive reviews from satisfied clients. Missy Kelly needs to look no further than the wiggling hind quarters of a vigorous tail wagger.

Women-owned businesses continue to fuel the economy and now represent 42 percent of all businesses — nearly 13 million — employing 9.4 million workers and generating revenue of $1.9 trillion. According to the annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express, th…

For a guy who specializes in energy efficiency, John Schultz was all abuzz in getting Velocity Clubhouse open for business.

Groundbreaking was held for a $14 million expansion project at Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic, 1630 Chippewa Drive. The addition of 22,000 square feet of new space will accommodate greater imaging services, more specialty care and additional space for primary care. The original clinic, built in …

Peoples State Bank plans to expand its presence in the Milwaukee market with a full-service bank in West Allis. Peoples, which has been headquartered in Wausau since opening in 1962, has purchased a building at 10725 W. National Ave, West Allis.

Nicolet Bank employees are showing how a simple donation of $5 each payday can make a big difference in the community.

When we talk about strategy the conversation is most often about products, markets and financial returns. While these are probably the most important elements of successful strategy deployment, they’re far from being the only ones. Often, we don’t give enough time to the strategic infrastruc…

Gusmer Enterprises Inc. is growing — again. While that may pose some challenges for Vice President Chris Gusmer and his team in Waupaca,

Creating an industry niche is one thing. Creating an area of business specialization not done anywhere else, however, is truly a horse of a different color.