Blog Posts

Portage County Farmers Market

Get To Know Your PCBC Staff

By Portage County Business Council

In honor of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Month, we want members to get to know their local chamber staff. During the month of September we will feature short articles on each staff members. PCBC will also have more fun throughout the month. Look out for pop in visits, treats, member shout outs, trivia and much more!


Meet Tonya Kowalski, Direct of Business Engagement

How long have you worked at PCBC?

Two and a half years. I started in April 2015.

 Why did you choose to work at PCBC?

I had always worked at organizations that were members of the business council and enjoyed attending PCBC programs. I wanted to be a part of that!

What do you enjoy about working at PCBC?

Hands down, it is the people I meet and the organizations I get to visit. I learn something new every time I visit a business and have made many quality connections with the associates at our member businesses. I am continually impressed and amazed at all of the tremendous work being done in Portage County!

 What is one interesting fact about you that most people do not know?

I held and bottle-fed a baby tiger when I was three years old.