Where Economic Vitality

Meets Quality of Life

Wisconsin River, Stevens Point

“Profile: Central Wisconsin” is a podcast from Mid-State Technical College and the Portage County Business Council that shares profiles of the entrepreneurs who make central Wisconsin such a great place to live and do business.

Hosted by Mid-State Stevens Point Campus Dean Ben Nusz and Portage County Business Council Executive Director Todd Kuckkahn, “Profile: Central Wisconsin” takes a deep dive into the origin stories of central Wisconsin’s local innovators and explores what the future holds for the community. New episodes are planned for release every two weeks.

See a brief description of this week’s episode in our Podcast page under News.

Listen to The new episode and subscribe at mstc.edu/podcast.

Watch for our Community Videos coming Summer 2021!

We’ve got our economic development proposition
down to three words. It’s better here.
Actually, it’s 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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Associated Bank

Associated Bank



Ellis Construction

Ellis Construction

Delta Dental

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Re/Max Central Wisconsin Realty

Re/Max Central Wisconsin Realty


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 Portage County Newsroom


The Portage County Business Council to Hold Annual Job Fair

By Portage County Business Council

The Portage County Business Council is looking for exhibitors who want to get themselves in front of two hundred talented job seekers.


4 Email Marketing Ideas to Steal from Big Brands

Email marketing is a level playing field It takes very little money to build an email list and begin nurturing customers and potential customers. Here are a few ideas stolen from big brands that you can easily adopt in your business.


PCBC Business X-Change Program Creates a Win/Win/Win for 3 Local Organizations

While Heidi and Aaron didn’t know exactly which companies they would end up working with through Clearly Simple, they could see that membership in the Portage County Business Council and engagement with its unique business community-focused programming was an essential piece of their marketing plan. Aaron knew the Business X-Change program was a valuable opportunity for them.  

 Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Experience a strong sense of belonging. The Portage County Business Council – your Chamber of Commerce partner.

Join today and take advantage of the benefits tomorrow.

Talent Development

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.

Leadership Portage County –
insights from the insightful.

Become a leader

Hands down, the Partners In Education program is the hands on favorite for school to business partnerships.

Become a Partner

University of WI-Stevens Point

Looking for possibilities and prosperity? Look at our resources below and rise above.

Portage County Living

Choose your you.

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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