Where Economic Vitality

Meets Quality of Life

Wisconsin River, Stevens Point

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Adventure to China!
October 13-21, 2020

As the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for the area, the Portage County Business Council is excited and proud to offer a community travel experience to China in 2020.

Travelers will have the opportunity to visit Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou during the nine-day trip. Everyone is welcome on this vacation of a lifetime – participants need not be Portage County Business Council members, or even be residents of Portage County! CLICK HERE to watch a video showing about the different places we will visit.

The trip is value-priced at $2499 per person and includes: roundtrip airfare, four and five star hotel accommodations, three meals each day, deluxe bus tours, bilingual tour guides, entrance fees for all attractions, travel insurance, and all associated taxes.

Click here to see the complete flyer.

For more information, please contact:
Tonya Kowalski
Director of Business Engagement

We’ve got our economic development proposition
down to three words. It’s better here.
Actually, its much better here, but that’s four words.


Our Mission:

PCBC’s priorities for our members and the community are retention and attraction of businesses and employees..


Our Values:


Listening to the important priorities from

members and engaging change



Sharing member, community, regional and statewide

resources to enhance our partnerships.



A creative economy and entrepreneurial culture

supported by a vibrant work ethic.



Taking the initiative for positive, proactive opportunities.


Network Development

Connecting member employees and promoting

the interaction of those networks.



Teamwork with business, education, government,

visitors, arts and our citizens.


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Agricultural Scholarships Available

By Portage County Business Council

The Portage County Business Council is now accepting applications for the 2020 Agri-Business Scholarships.  $1,000 in scholarship money will be awarded.  Scholarships will be presented at the American Agriculture Appreciation (continued).


Skyward: A Great Next Step for UWSP Pointers

By Portage County Business Council

Friendly coworkers, break-time competitions, a healthy work-life balance, employee celebrations—you can enjoy all these and more as a Skyward employee. At Skyward, cutting-edge software converges with the fun, laid-back work (continued).


Adventure to China Video

By Portage County Business Council

The Portage County Business Council is excited to offer our first community travel experience to China in October, 2020.

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Our workforce development belief?
The cream always rises to the top.

Well, it’s not just that the cream always rises to the top, it’s that our workforce development efforts produce the cream of the crop.

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You like to recreate, be outdoors all four seasons, be with friends, you like fall colors and colorful people, good food and craft beverages, oh and yes, you like to work with talented people. You can do all of that and more in Portage County, the one place you can choose your you. Portage County, has been making appearance after appearance on national lists of America’s best cities.  With small-town appeal and college-town sophistication, Portage County is the place to be.

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