Archive for January, 2016

29Jan

Sculpture unveiled at Brookdale Senior Living

By Portage County Business Council

  Nearly 100 art lovers recently gathered at Brookdale Senior Living Center in Stevens Point for the unveiling of Tango, an iron sculpture created by Boleslaw Kochanowski for Melba Sullivan, (continued).

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29Jan

Wisconsin in need of blood donations

By Portage County Business Council

ason Pansier looks at donating blood like giving a Christmas gift to someone in need. When a 40,000 pound tractor rolled over on top of Pansier during a July farming (continued).

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29Jan

Annual Dinner Awards

By Portage County Business Council

The Portage County Business Council honored local residents and businesses at a ceremony Wednesday night. The organization’s annual awards were presented at the Holiday Inn Express Convention Center in Stevens (continued).

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29Jan

United Way Seeks Learn for Life Reading Tutors

By Portage County Business Council

United Way of Portage County’s Learn for Life Reading Program is seeking second- and third-grade reading tutors to help at 14 schools throughout Portage County. Learn for Life utilizes trained (continued).

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28Jan

Millennials poised to take over, experts say

By Portage County Business Council

Workforce development is moving in a new direction. Millennials are changing how we think and train. They want to be involved, but don’t want to  sit in a meeting room. (continued).

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25Jan

PCBC Candidate Forum Open to Public

By Portage County Business Council

The Portage Co. Business Council is hosting a candidate forum for the circuit court judge race on Feb. 3. And for the first time, it’s open to the public. Previous (continued).

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25Jan

What’s going on with Denny’s

By Portage County Business Council

Officials from Plover remain tight-lipped about which restaurant is eyeing the former location of Denny’s in Crossroads Commons- but say they’ll be able to disclose a name soon.   The building, located (continued).

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22Jan

Who’s helping pick a superintendent?

By Portage County Business Council

Members of the screening committee that will help select a new Stevens Point superintendent say they’ll prioritize communication skills when they vet candidates from the applicant pool. The School Board (continued).

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21Jan

Maybe I DO need a fat bike

By Portage County Business Council

The New Year’s Resolution to become a less materialistic person lasted, well, about three and a half days. Probably should have known. But honestly, as I went through my annual self-assessment (continued).

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21Jan

WD Secretary Announces Up to $3 Million Available in Wisconsin Fast Forward-Blueprint for Prosperity School-to-Work Grants

By Portage County Business Council

Last night, Governor Scott Walker announced that an additional $3 million in funding will be available for dual enrollment programs under Wisconsin Fast Forward—Blueprint for Prosperity. Today, Wisconsin Department of (continued).

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