Archive for December, 2015

29Dec

Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award Nominees Announced

By Portage County Business Council

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=54fcef51-a950-478c-9cb9-2e5a007d251b&c=31b986d0-39df-11e4-ba43-d4ae528e486a&ch=33c24f20-39df-11e4-bab1-d4ae528e486   Madison – Thirty-eight Wisconsin manufacturers have been nominated for the 28th Annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) awards. The MOTY program recognizes a diverse array of manufacturers (continued).

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29Dec

State official discusses financial benefits of historical preservation

By Portage County Business Council

  Jim Draeger, Wisconsin state historic preservation officer and director of outreach for the Wisconsin Historical Society, discussed the financial benefits for businesses and home owners of registering historic buildings (continued).

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29Dec

Taking Stock business briefs

By Portage County Business Council

Updates and promotions http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/story/money/2015/12/24/taking-stock-business-briefs/77765214/

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29Dec

Ruby Coffee Roasters up for big award

By Portage County Business Council

People can help Ruby Coffee Roasters, of Nelsonville, who is up for recognition as part of the seventh annual Sprudgie Awards. Ruby Roasters is up for the Notable Roaster award (continued).

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23Dec

Tech jobs expected to grow next year, beyond

By Portage County Business Council

WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Central Wisconsin is proving that people interested in working in tech need not move to Silicon Valley or Seattle: The jobs, it turns out, are right here. (continued).

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23Dec

Fewer people using home broadband because it’s costly

By Portage County Business Council

New York — More Americans are shunning costly home broadband and using their cellphones to get online, a new survey shows. Eighty percent of U.S. adults had Internet access this (continued).

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22Dec

The 2016 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is now open for entries.

By Portage County Business Council

The 2016 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is now open for entries at www.govsbizplancontest.com. The initial entry deadline (of just 250 words!) is 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2016. It’s FREE (continued).

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22Dec

School Board Member Featured in ‘WisBiz-The Show’

By Portage County Business Council

The latest episode of “WisBusiness.com: The Show” features an interview with Jeff Ebel, co-founder of the Wisconsin River Business Angels, who describes angel investing in central Wisconsin.    http://www.spcitytimes.com/school-board-member-featured-in-wisbiz-the-show/

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21Dec

Wisconsin unemployment drops to 4.2%

By Portage County Business Council

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in more than 14 years. Statewide unemployment declined from 4.3 percent in October to 4.2 percent in November, according to the Wisconsin (continued).

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18Dec

UWSP grad found home in Stevens Point

By Portage County Business Council

Stevens Point Journal Haelfrisch is one of 704 students earning a degree at the end of this semester, which will by celebrated at Saturday’s winter commencement ceremony. She will leave (continued).

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