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Portage County Business Council
Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development
5501 Vern Holmes Dr.
Stevens Point, WI 54482
Phone: (715) 344-1940
Fax: (715) 344-4473
Email: info@portagecountybiz.com

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Todd Kuckkahn
Executive Director

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Tonya Kowalski
Director of Business Engagement

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Karen Schanock
Director of Programs and Events

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Kayla Rombalski
Director of Talent Development

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Mereta Walker
Director of Operations

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Angel Whitehead
Marketing Communications Coordinator

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Portage County Business Council / Foundation  Executive Board

Doug Ballweg – President, Delta Dental of Wisconsin 

Erik Carlson – Past President, Ellis Contruction

Ken Erler – Vice President, Sentry Insurance

Derek Nest – Treasurer/Secretary, CliftonLarsonAllen

Keith Pilger – Member at Large, Anderson O’Brien

Jim Firminhac – Member at Large, WoodTrust Bank

Deb Marten – Member at Large, Marten Machining Inc. 

Todd Kuckkahn – Executive Director, Portage County Business Council                                                                                      


Portage County Business Council / Foundation  Board of Directors

Ray Ackerlund – Skyward
Sarah Agena – Flexible Nutrition Solutions, LLC
John Cowden – Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection 
John Crandall – Associated Bank 
Tom Davies – Village of Plover
Patty Drier – Portage County Executive 
Rachael Gadbois – The Pineries Bank                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Craig Gerlach – Stevens Point Area School District
James Gifford – Portage County Finance Chair
Gregg Hansel – Pacelli Catholic Schools
O. Phillip Idsvoog – Portage County Board Chair
Mike James – SentryWorld
Sarah Duescher – Frank’s Hardware Co. Inc. 
Bobbi Damrow – Mid-State Technical College
Jeremie Pavelski – Heartland Farms Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jenny ReschUniversity of Wisconsin – Stevens Point                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nancy Roth-Mallek – Aspirus
Jeff Salewske Stevens Point Brewery 
Mike Wiza – City of Stevens Point
Ward Wolff – First Weber Group Realtors
Kelly Zagrzebski– Wisconsin Public Service Corporation 
Robert Worth – The Worth Company (Director Emeritus)

Portage County Business Council / Foundation  Board Advisors

Sara Brish – Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Dan Mahoney – Village of Plover
Michael Ostrowski – City of Stevens Point
Volker Gaul – Mid-State Technical College


Portage County Business Council / Foundation  Past Board Presidents 

2016       Erik Carlson – Ellis Contruction
2015       Keith Pilger –Anderson O’Brien
2014       Keith Pilger –Anderson O’Brien
2013       Dave McHone –CW Mgt Svc, LLC.
2012       Ed Spencer Donaldson Company, Inc.
2011       Jeff Peterson –Clifton Gunderson
2010       Rick Flugaur –Anderson Law       
2009       Pam Jewell –Blenker Companies
2008       Brad Neet –St. Michael’s Hospital
2007       Jim Anderson –Ellis Construction              
2006       Mike Lensmire –Clifton Gunderson, LLP
2005       Peggy Sullivan –Sentry Insurance
2004       Dennis Peterson –Delta Dental
2003       Dane Gregory –3D Corporation
2002       Ron Wessels -BankOne               
2001       Ron Wessels -BankOne               
2000       Torren Pies -Anderson Law Firm
1999       Andy Risberg –Stept Realty         
1998       Paul Adamski –Pineries Bank
1997       Jeff Martin –St. Michael’s Hospital
1996       Al Noel –Sentry Insurance           
1995       Jerry O’Brien -Anderson Law Firm
1994       Don Kropidlowski -Anchor Bank              
1993*    Dick Judy -R. J. Associates           
1992       Jim Ford –1st Financial Bank
1991       Jim Harmon –Basic Amer Food
1990       Terry Rothmann –M&I Bank
1989       Al Noel –Sentry Insurance
1988       Bill Werner –Marine Bank
1987       Howard Johnson –St. Michael’s Hospital

Room Rental

The Portage County Business Council Foundation room is ideal for staff meetings, retreats, sales presentations, and employee training sessions. The room has the ability to seat up to 50 individuals, depending on the layout. There are 10 eight-foot tables and 50 chairs included in the rental fee.  To learn more about renting our space, review the Room Rental Rates and our Room Rental Contract.