Portage County Business Council



.Portage County Business Council delivers results – results to the economy through our economic development efforts, and results to area businesses through our Chamber of Commerce.


Aspire, Engage, Collaborate, Grow and Build


The voice of business and professionals in our region for over 100 years, the Business Council supports policies that foster a positive business climate through job creation and economic development. The Business Council also supports innovative ideas to educate, attract, and retain a quality workforce.

A not-for-profit membership organization, The Business Council provides the leadership to achieve a diverse balanced economy that enhances the quality of living and working in Portage County.

The Business Council is a bridge that links businesses, organizations and residents together with innovative programs that strengthen our long-term economic vitality, business success, job creation and quality of life.

Economic Development

New Page Paper plantWe’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. The Portage County Business Council works with local municipalities and state agencies to promote business development in our area and smooth the way for businesses expanding or relocating to Portage County.  The Business Council promotes the Portage County community by featuring available properties, resources and news of interest to potential and growing businesses.

Assistance is just a phone call away. The PCBC serves as a key contact for economic development information and referrals.

Choose Your You

happy-lifeYou 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.

Contact Information




Executive Director – Todd Kuckkahn

Director of Business Engagement – Tonya Kowalski

Director of Programs and Events – Karen Schanock

Director of talent Development – Kayla Rombalski

Director of Operations – Kari Thompson

Marketing Communications Coordinator – Angel Whitehead