Archive for November, 2011

30Nov

The Arts Mean Business in Portage County

By Portage County Business Council

There are several $3M industries located in Portage County, Wisconsin. Although the arts and culture sector may not be the first that comes to your mind, the arts mean business. (continued).

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28Nov

A Message from Chuck…

By Portage County Business Council

The following is an excerpt from Chuck Nason’s presentation on “The Pressures from Without” at the November 17 Power Breakfast (shared with his permission). Mr. Nason is Chairman of the (continued).

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18Nov

Oh the places you can go (sustainably)…with isoprene.

By Portage County Business Council

Never heard of isoprene? Most of us haven’t and yet it’s an organic compound that plays a major role in our lives. Isoprene is a colorless, odorless gas found naturally (continued).

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18Nov

Assistance Available for Communities Working on Comprehensive Community Plans

By Portage County Business Council

In 2000, the State of Wisconsin passed a law requiring every municipality (town, village, city and county) to have a long-range “comprehensive plan” in place. As part of the planning, (continued).

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16Nov

A New Way of Connecting with One Another in Portage County — Bike and Pedestrian Paths

By Portage County Business Council

It all began with occupants of the Portage County Business Park expressing interest in getting connected — literally — with bike and pedestrian paths. Notes Jeff Schuler, Portage County Planning (continued).

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09Nov

County Wide Farm Preservation Planning Benefits Business Development Planning

By Portage County Business Council

During the next 18 months, Portage County will be working on its county-wide farmland preservation plan. Basically, Wisconsin requires all counties to have a plan in place that discusses how (continued).

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07Nov

Blenker Expands Business to Serve Larger Region

By Portage County Business Council

Since opening in 1974, Blenker Cos. has changed and grown to meet the demands of customers in the construction industry. Originally a remodeling business, over time the family-owned and operated (continued).

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05Nov

Marten Machining — Wisconsin Technical Public Education System Is Our Lifeline

By Portage County Business Council

Networking in 1984. Take yourself back to 1984. The Internet was in its infancy. Cell phones were bulky and for “the few.” From a 2011 perspective, it’s difficult to imagine (continued).

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