Archive for the ‘Business News’ Category


Skyward Celebrates 40th Anniversary

K-12 EdTech Company Celebrates 40 Years Helping School Districts Operate More Efficiently. A lot has changed in school districts since 1980. Chalkboards and overhead projectors have been replaced by interactive (continued).

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What is the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin?

By Portage County Business Council

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group announced that the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest is back for a fifth straight year. The annual competition aims to highlight the state’s manufacturing industry and determine the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin. Any product that is manufactured in Wisconsin qualifies for the contest, and nominations will be accepted starting on Aug. 17 at

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Sentry rated A+ by A.M. Best for 29th year in a row

Sentry has earned an A+ rating with A.M. Best for the 29th year in a row and has also moved up on the Fortune 1000 list.

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“Business is a Force for Good” Essay Contest Winners Announced

Wisconsin Business World – a program of WMC Foundation – announced the winners of its 2020 Business is a Force for Good essay contest on Wednesday. One of the winners is from Portage County - Amherst Middle School 8th grader, Aleda. Congratulations to all of the winners!

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Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million “We’re All In” Grant Program and Initiative to Spur Wisconsin’s Economic Recovery, Promote Safe Business Practices

Gov. Tony Evers announced $75 million in assistance for small businesses as part of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s "We’re All In" initiative, a comprehensive effort to celebrate and help Wisconsin’s small businesses get back on their feet and support best practices to keep businesses, consumers, employees and communities safe.

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Wisconsin Safety Council Releases 8 Step Guide to Keep Employees Safe

As Wisconsin prepares to return to work, Wisconsin Safety Council released a guide to be used by employers in an effort to help keep their employees safe. The new publication is meant to summarize guidance from OSHA, NIOSH, CDC and National Safety Council on how to safely open and operate businesses.

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Aspirus offers free resources to help businesses safely reopen and operate

Aspirus is introducing Work Well, a program to help businesses of all sizes rise above COVID-19. Two webinars are going to be offered this week: Wed, May 13th at 1:00 pm & Friday, May 15th at 10:00 am.

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CAP Services announces new loan options for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Submitted by Laura West-Kralcik, VP of Lending, CAP Services CAP Services recognizes the impact that COVID-19 has had on our community and hears the concerns of small businesses as they (continued).

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8 Things to Make Your Home Office Secure

A summary of the top things to consider/do, even if you aren't an IT expert, to remain productive and secure in your home office. Article submitted by RMM Solutions.

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Video-Conferencing Alternatives

As a cybersecurity company, Wildcard Corp, strongly recommend that organizations do NOT use Zoom because of the many security and privacy concerns associated with it. 

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