Archive for the ‘Business News’ Category


Keep your family safe with these cold weather tips

From WPS – Wisconsin Public Service:  With bitter cold temperatures forecast this weekend, Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is encouraging customers to take some simple steps to keep safe and warm. (continued).

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January Digital Magazine

By Portage County Business Council

Meet PCBC’s New Board Members and Officers in the January 2021 issue of the Active Voice! Plus see how the Ambassadors were giving back to the community this holiday season. (continued).

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Preparing to Sell Your Business

Building a business is a lot like raising a child. You become emotionally attached to what you’ve created and nurtured over years of endless investment of yourself and your assets. It can be difficult to envision transferring your business to someone else, just like it can be difficult to imagine your baby all grown up and completely independent of you.

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Business Information Related to COVID-19 Positive Cases at Places of Employment

By Portage County Business Council

Portage County Health & Human Services has asked us to share the following message and attachments (click on the attachment titles below in red). You can also view the Portage (continued).

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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 Chalkboards and overhead projectors have been replaced by interactive (continued).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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