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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.

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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…

Sometimes, the bottom line is less about dol- lars and more about sense.And it was responding to the desires of their clientele that led to Forest Park Village cutting the ribbon on the second of its four-phase improvement plan in early November.“It was a response to our annual satisfaction …

 It’s the rare business owner who can serve his customers so well that he never sees them again, but if Dr. Justin Scharer does his job right and hits his goals with each of his patients and clients, he could be right on track.Scharer, a third-generation chiropractor, runs a dual operation —…

When you meet Jacob Sieg, 32, and see his Then & Now Art, your first reaction likely will be: “Wow, just how cool is that.”

(Woodruff, Wis.) – The Volunteers of Howard Young Medical Center, part of Ascension awarded Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarships to nine students who are pursuing a career in a healthcare field at the undergraduate level.

Rising prices and slower sales fueled by inventory shortages continue to define Wisconsin’s housing market heading into the end of the year, according to the most recent market analysis by the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA).

The idea of the Mission Coffee House in Plover was to serve as a vehicle for fulfilling other local organizations’ missions. Along the way, it became a provider of not only community and connection but also, as the name denotes, coffee.

National speaker Tim Kight will be featured at the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Women’s Leadership Conference to be held on Tuesday, January 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central Wisconsin Convention + Expo Center in Rothschild.

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.

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.

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.

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…