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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
President / CEO

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Karen Myers
Director of Events

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Holly Fox
Director of Professional Development

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Deb Zaske
Director of Marketing

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Chloe Kreuser
Director of Investor Engagement

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Executive Committee

Kate Budd – Chair, Ki Mobility

Brian Formella – Vice Chair, Anderson O’Brien

Kevin Schleicher – Treasurer/Secretary, Wysocki Family Companies

Craig Aittama – Past Chair, Delta Dental of Wisconsin

Amy Boston – Member at Large, Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

Andrew Halverson – Member at Large, Ellis Construction

Todd Schroeder – Member at Large, Sentry

Derek Nest – Advisor, CliftonLarsonAllen



Board of Directors

Chad Bates, Inn at SentryWorld

Brett Beversdorf, Sentry

Connie Buchanan, Turquoise on Main

Bobbi Damrow, Mid-State Technical College

Tom Davies, Village of Plover

Jake Feltz, Feltz’s Farm and Dairy Store

Webster Francois, Marshfield Medical Center – River Region

Thomas Gibson, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

Allen Haga, Portage County

Cory Hirsbrunner, Stevens Point Area Public School District

Megan Kuckkahn, Point Title LLC

John Pavelski, Portage County

Eric Powers, AIG

Lonnie Przybylski, International Bank of Amherst

Jeff Ramlow, Skyward, Inc.

Todd Reilly, Keller Williams, The Real Estate Group

Chase Rettler, Rettler Corporation

Larry Riakowski, Portage County Finance

Billie Sjomerling, U.S. Bank

Mathew Snyder, Gamber-Johnson LLC

Lisa Sobczak, ABR Employment Services

Harlee Stinson, Summit Credit Union

Candace Taylor, Associated Bank

Mike Wiza, City of Stevens Point

Tim Worth, The Worth Company



Board of  Advisors

Dan Ault, Village of Plover

Jodi Becker, Almond-Bancroft School District

Sara Brish, Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jamie Delikowski, Tri-County School District

Ryan Kernosky, City of Stevens Point

Dennis Kaczor, Rosholt School District

Ben Nusz, Mid-State Technical College

Michael Richie, Tomorrow River School District

Heidi Uitenbroek, Stevens Point Christian Academy

Cindy Weber, Pacelli Catholic Schools

Jim Wegner, St. Paul Lutheran Church & Grade/Middle School

Past Board Presidents 

2022       Craig Aittama, Delta Dental of Wisconsin
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.