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Portage County Business Council
Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development
5501 Vern Holmes Dr.
Stevens Point, WI 54482
Phone: (715) 344-1940
Fax: (715) 344-4473
Email: info@portagecountybiz.com

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Michael Witte
Executive Director

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Karen Myers
Director of Programs
and Events

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Kayla Rombalski
Director of Talent Development

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Deb Zaske
Director of Marketing & Communications

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Dave Acaley
Member Relations 

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Tom Corcoran
Director of Heartland Leadership Initiative 

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Portage County Business Council/Foundation
Executive Committee

Craig Aittama – President, Delta Dental of Wisconsin
Kate Budd – Vice President, Ki Mobility
Brian Formella –Treasurer/Secretary, Anderson O’Brien
Ray Ackerlund – Past President, Skyward
Derek Nest – Advisor, CliftonLarsonAllen
Amy Boston – Member at Large, Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
Andrew Halverson – Member at Large, Ellis Construction
Todd Schroeder – Member at Large, Sentry
Kelly Zagrzebski – Member at Large, Wisconsin Energy Corporation (WPS)
Michael Witte – Executive Director, Portage County Business Council

Portage County Business Council/Foundation
Board of Directors

Bobbi Damrow, Mid-State Technical College
Tom Davies, Village of Plover
Sarah Duescher, Frank’s Hardware Co. Inc.
Jeanne Dodge, Portage County
Sarah Klein Duescher, Frank’s Hardware Co.
Jake Feltz, Feltz’s Farm and Dairy Store
Rachael Gadbois, The Pineries Bank
Craig Gerlach, Stevens Point Area Public School District
Allen Haga, Portage County
Chris Holman, Portage County
Mike James, SentryWorld
Kevin Kirschbaum, D1 Training Stevens Point
Megan Kuckkahn, Point Title LLC
Eric Powers, AIG
Todd Reilly, Coldwell Banker, The Real Estate Group
Jenny Resch, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Nancy Roth-Mallek, Aspirus
Kevin Schleicher, Wysocki Family of Companies
Lisa Sobczak, ABR Employment Services
Candace Taylor, Associated Bank
Mike Wiza, City of Stevens Point
Tim Worth, The Worth Company

Portage County Business Council/Foundation
Board Advisors

Sara Brish, Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Ben Nusz, Mid-State Technical College
Dan Mahoney, Village of Plover
Ryan Kernosky, City of Stevens Point
Cindy Weber, Pacelli Catholic Schools
Penny Boileau, Almond-Bancroft School District
Christopher Thompson, Rosholt School District
Heidi Uitenbroek, Stevens Point Christian Academy
Jim Wegner, St. Paul Lutheran Church & Grade/Middle School
Michael Richie, Tomorrow River School District

Portage County Business Council/Foundation
Past Board Presidents 

2021       Ray Ackerlund – Skyward
2020       Derek Nest – CliftonLarsonAllen
2019       Jim Firminhac – WoodTrust Bank 
2018       Deb Marten – Marten Machining 
2017       Doug Ballweg – Delta Dental of Wisconsin 
2016       Erik Carlson – Ellis Contruction
2015       Keith Pilger – Anderson O’Brien
2014       Keith Pilger – Anderson O’Brien
2013       Dave McHone – CW Mgt Svc, LLC.
2012       Ed Spencer – Donaldson Company, Inc.
2011       Jeff Peterson – Clifton Gunderson
2010       Rick Flugaur – Anderson Law       
2009       Pam Jewell – Blenker Companies
2008       Brad Neet – St. Michael’s Hospital
2007       Jim Anderson – Ellis Construction              
2006       Mike Lensmire – Clifton Gunderson, LLP
2005       Peggy Sullivan – Sentry Insurance


2004       Dennis Peterson – Delta Dental
2003       Dane Gregory – 3D Corporation
2002       Ron Wessels – BankOne               
2001       Ron Wessels – BankOne               
2000       Torren Pies – Anderson Law Firm
1999       Andy Risberg – Stept Realty         
1998       Paul Adamski – Pineries Bank
1997       Jeff Martin – St. Michael’s Hospital
1996       Al Noel – Sentry Insurance           
1995       Jerry O’Brien – Anderson Law Firm
1994       Don Kropidlowski – Anchor Bank              
1993       Dick Judy – R. J. Associates           
1992       Jim Ford – 1st Financial Bank
1991       Jim Harmon – Basic Amer Food
1990       Terry Rothmann – M&I Bank
1989       Al Noel – Sentry Insurance
1988       Bill Werner – Marine Bank
1987       Howard Johnson – St. Michael’s Hospital

Room Rental

The Portage County Business Council Foundation room is ideal for staff meetings, retreats, sales presentations, and employee training sessions. The room has the ability to seat up to 50 individuals, depending on the layout. There are 10 eight-foot tables and 45 chairs included in the rental fee.  To learn more about renting our space, please see our Meeting Room Flyer, our Room Rental Rates and our Room Rental Contract.