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Friday, February 16, 2018
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Brad Stevens has had his share of health-related ups and downs through the years.The 37-year-old Boyceville, Wisconsin, man has Type 1 diabetes. Often diagnosed in childhood, the disease is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. A common complication is diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease caused by damage to the blood vessels in the tissue at ...read more
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — CPR isn’t just for professionals; it’s for anyone interested in learning to save a life. Mayo Clinic Health System is hosting Friends and Family CPR classes throughout northwest Wisconsin for anyone age 10 and older who is interested in learning a simplified version of CPR. This course does not include a completion card. The free class will meet from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in:Bloomer: ...read more
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Menomonie, Wis. —  A University of Wisconsin-Stout class introduced senior Olivia Viktora to the Dunn County Historical Society. Now Viktora, who expects to graduate in May with her bachelor’s degree in professional communications and emerging media,  is working full time as the marketing coordinator for the historical society, which includes the Rassbach Heritage Museum and the Holtby ...read more
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Pewaukee, Wis. – Kim Sponem, President & CEO of Summit Credit Union in Madison, testified yesterday before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. Her remarks, on behalf of the Credit Union National Association, noted financial institutions foot the bill for merchant data breaches and as member-owned cooperatives, it’s really a cost to credit ...read more
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Eau Claire, WI – Royal Credit Union today announced plans to open a new office in the Oak Park Heights/Stillwater area. The new office is located at 13165 60th Street North in Oak Park Heights, MN in the Oak Park 36 Center.  The office will offer access to the full line of financial services and products Royal offers in a Member-focused atmosphere. Royal will recruit 6 team members to work in the ...read more
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
University of Wisconsin-Stout student Isaac McInnis wants people to talk about garbage. Students, faculty and staff need to discuss waste management, he said, and the university taking part in the RecycleMania nationwide collegiate competition is one way to help do that. The competition started Feb. 4 and continues through Saturday, March 31. “Our participation in this competition shows the ...read more
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
[Eau Claire, WI – February 12, 2018] – In an effort to encourage all children to celebrate reading on March 2 as part of National Read Across America Day, the Eau Claire YMCA will host a book drive from February 12-March 1.  The Y will be accepting donations of new and gently-used children’s books during the last two weeks in February, which leads up to a book giveaway on Friday, March 2 from ...read more
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
MENOMONIE, Wis. — Is your dog friendly and well-behaved? Does your dog enjoy meeting new people of all ages and other dogs?            If you answered “yes” to those questions, your dog may have the right stuff to be part of the Paws Force pet therapy program at Mayo Clinic Health System.            An informational meeting on the volunteer program will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. in ...read more
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Menomonie, Wis. —  When the competition gets hot, keeping their cool is imperative, according to high school students competing in University of Wisconsin-Stout’s first-ever Recipe for Excellence competition Thursday, Feb. 8. A total of 20 high school students, in teams of two, brought their cooking skills and recipes for pork to the competition, which was like the Food Network’s “Iron Chef” ...read more
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Eau Claire, WI – For moms like Ashley Schickling and Terri Lorenz, the Chippewa Valley Technical College Dental Clinic and its annual Give Kids a Smile Day event is a godsend.  Each of the Eau Claire women brought three children to Give Kids a Smile Day Friday, Feb. 9, where they received free dental care, including cleanings, examinations and dental health education.  “This is the only thing I ...read more
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Eau Claire, WI – Feb. 9, 2018 Next month 100 northwestern Wisconsin high school students will compete to win scholarships for post-secondary education via an online business-strategy tournament at Chippewa Valley Technical College’s main campus in Eau Claire on Friday, March 2 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.Since the event's inception Junior Achievement, Northwest District has awarded more than $73,000 in ...read more
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Chippewa Falls, WI – Area business and industry will be able to obtain a higher level of training on Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) compliance issues because of new agreement that names Chippewa Valley Technical College as a host site for the National Safety Education Center (NSEC). CVTC will now offer NSEC-recognized OSHA training services through its OSHA Institute Training ...read more
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Thursday, February 08, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 7, 2018 Menomonie, Wis. —  On a chilly January morning at Winter Haven, an overnight shelter in Menomonie, University of Wisconsin-Stout student volunteer Serena Petersen sat at the wooden kitchen table doing homework and talking to residents. The smell of freshly brewed coffee wafted through the air. The warmth in Winter Haven chases away not only the winter chill ...read more
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Thursday, February 08, 2018
University of Wisconsin-Stout students provided security at Super Bowl 52 held Feb. 4 in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. They even had a chance to spend the last two minutes of the nail-biting end of the game on the field as fans waited to the last play to see the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the New England Patriots. Patrick Lytle, a junior majoring in real estate and property management; ...read more
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Thursday, February 08, 2018
   January 1, 2018 –Bakke Norman Law Offices is pleased to announce its newest Shareholder (Partner), Kathleen R. Avoles.  Kate Avoles is a 2007 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law. After 5 years as a criminal and civil litigator in Eau Claire, she joined Bakke Norman, practicing primarily in the areas of family law and criminal defense. She is a co-author of the Divorce and Actions ...read more
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Monday, February 05, 2018
On June 21st, 2016 the FAA provided a new regulatory guide for small unmanned aerial systems.  FAA Part 107.  The FAA requires you to be certified to operate commercially.  So our very own Ty Dodge, Professional Land Surveyor, for WI and MN can say he is FAA Part 107 certified! Auth Consulting & Associates has always prided itself on keeping up with technology within the industry and providing ...read more
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Friday, February 02, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 2, 2018 Menomonie, Wis. — For the second time in three years, the ROTC program that includes University of Wisconsin-Stout has been named one of the best in the nation. The Northwoods Battalion, which includes partner programs at UW-Stout, UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls and UW-Stevens Point, recently was honored as the 2017 overall top program by the 3rd Army ROTC ...read more
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Menomonie, Wisconsin —  After 17 years attending college on and off, Melvin “Sonny” Winberg walked across the commencement stage Dec. 16 at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Winberg, 42, of Harris, Minn., graduated with a bachelor’s degree in career, technical education and training. He started college around 1999-2000 at UW-Stout but then transferred to UW-Superior. He would take some classes but ...read more
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
STEM, Creativity Hallmarks of New CVTC ProgramMechanical Design reborn due to industry demand  Eau Claire, WI – Trent Fransway of Chippewa Falls found a familiar face when he started classes in Chippewa Valley Technical College’s new Mechanical Design program at the start of the fall 2017 semester. Dr. Tim Walter, a retired physician and advisor to a robotics club that Fransway was a member of at ...read more
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Menomonie, Wis. — Visitors at the Brickyard and Wakanda Park disc golf courses in Menomonie may notice a new amenity when they play the courses in 2018: Rustic benches.Seven benches have been designed and built by University of Wisconsin-Stout students, and six of them will be installed at the courses in the new year, with more on the way, thanks to a collaboration with the city’s Urban Forestry ...read more
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Menomonie, Wis. — Mark Hatcher played football for four years at University of Wisconsin-Stout and knows firsthand about suffering a concussion. Hatcher, who graduated Dec. 16 with a degree in industrial design, designed a football helmet for his senior project, with the goal to try to prevent traumatic brain injuries. Such injuries are caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a hit to the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Friday, December 22, 2017
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Wellness is a family affair for Katie Meyer. The Eau Claire, Wisconsin, woman, her two children and mother all see the same physician and care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire and have for the past decade.“It’s just a nice, close-knit kind of care feeling,” says Meyer, 37.It’s comforting to know that when the family needs care,  either their Family Medicine ...read more
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Are you interested in improving your mood, energy and sleep? If so, a Strong Bodies class with Mayo Clinic Health System may help. This multiweek, evidence-based strength training program is designed for middle-aged and older women and men. Each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility and balance activities.“Bodies change a lot during the aging process. In order ...read more
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
  Eau Claire, WI – Care Partners Assisted Living and Memory Care has broken ground at 5110 Stonewood Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54703 Eau Claire, WI – Chippewa Valley seniors will soon have a new choice for assisted living and memory care. Care Partners Assisted Living and Memory Care is expanding into the west side of Eau Claire with a 60-bed assisted living community with 40 beds for assisted ...read more
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Monday, December 18, 2017
Menomonie, WI - Client service, respect and communication are the top three driver categories of a quality client experience in the investment sector that have earned financial services firm Edward Jones the No. 1 ranking for full service investment firms in The U.S. Investment Firms Customer Experience Index, 2017. This is the third consecutive year the firm received the highest spot on the CX ...read more
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Monday, December 18, 2017
  Milwaukee, WI – EO Johnson Business Technologies was recognized at the 2017 Marketplace Governor’s Awards, winning the 2017 Wisconsin Women Business Enterprise Award – Outstanding Large Business. The event took place Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Potawatomi Hotel & Event Center in Milwaukee, WI.   The Marketplace Governor’s Awards recognize Wisconsin businesses owned by minorities, ...read more
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Friday, December 15, 2017
Employees earning technical diplomas through training  Eau Claire, WI – When it comes to the manufacturing of medical devices, the need for quality control takes on critical significance. That’s why employees of Phillips-Medisize are filling classrooms at Chippewa Valley Technical College’s Menomonie campus.  The quality technician workers enrolled in a 17-credit Manufacturing Quality program ...read more
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
New hotel opens in the heart of Menomonie, WI near local attractions and dining MENOMONIE, WI and MCLEAN, VA. - December 11, 2017 – Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel known for providing travelers with its signature Hamptonality service today announced the opening of its newest property in Menomonie. This 86 room Hampton by Hilton offers warm surroundings, a ...read more
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Menomonie, WI - The MHS Concert Chorus is a fundraiser for their Trip to New York City in April 2018.  This fundraiser will help the students to pay for this once in a lifetime trip to sing on the Carnegie Hall Stage in New York.  The event will be held at the Menomonie Veterans Center located off Cr-BB.  The event will be taking place from 9am to 4pm on Sat Dec 16th.  The cost of admission is $2 ...read more
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Minnesota & Wisconsin – Royal Credit Union’s (Royal) offices located in western Wisconsin and the Twin-Cities metro area worked together to bring in over 500 toys to benefit families in need this holiday season during its Annual “Giving Never Melts Away” toy drive. Partnering with The Salvation Army, the credit union collected new and unwrapped toys from November 1 – November 30. After collection ...read more
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Friday, December 01, 2017
Steel structure like those found outside major engineering schools  Eau Claire, WI – Chippewa Valley Technical College joined some of the most prestigious engineering schools in the nation Thursday, Nov. 30, with placement of a 1.5-ton steel teaching sculpture on the grounds of the Energy Education Center.  The sculpture, standing nine feet tall and eight feet deep and wide, consists of a series ...read more
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
WESTERN WI—WESTconsin Credit Union offices are collecting non-perishable food products and cash donations for families in need from December 11-16. Items can be dropped off at any WESTconsin location including Altoona, Amery, Baldwin, Barron, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Ellsworth, Hudson, Menomonie (North, Downtown and East), New Richmond, Prescott, River Falls and Spring Valley. All proceeds will ...read more
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Monday, November 27, 2017
Eau Claire, WI:  The Hearth Shoppe, the residential and commercial fireplace division of Erv Smith Services announces the completion of a beautiful 570 sq. ft.  fireplace showroom expansion project along with the stunning remodel of the existing 1565 sq. ft. Hearth Shoppe showroom in Eau Claire. Noel Smith, President and owner of The Hearth Shoppe and Erv Smith Services, Inc. said, “We are very ...read more
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Menomonie, WI - This year, Menomonie Police Department implemented Community-Oriented Policing projects for each shift of officers to take on throughout the city in order to identify issues throughout the community and work collaboratively with citizens to solve problems. In the Spring, shifts held citizen forums throughout the community to share information and solicit feedback from citizens ...read more
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Menomonie, WI - The Menomonie Police Department is holding its second ‘Food For Fines’ program until December 29, benefitting the Stepping Stones of Dunn County food pantry. ‘Food For Fines’ allows citizens to pay off basic parking fines through donations during the holiday season. From November 13 through December 29, citizens may bring in canned food items to the Menomonie Police Department ...read more
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Eau Claire, WI - Country Jam USA announces the first wave of the 2018 line up confirmed to perform at the Three-Day Camping and Country Music Festival- July 19-21, 2018- in Eau Claire, WI. Heading into our 29th year the festival takes place on the beautiful shores of the Chippewa River on the Foster Farm grounds. Country Jam USA is excited to announce Blake Shelton. honored with many awards and ...read more
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Downsville, WI – All are invited to the grand opening celebration of The Company Coffee House and MJ & Company Hair Parlor on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Attendees will get a glimpse of the sweet nostalgic warmth that comes from family-owned and operated businesses. The grand opening will take place at E4507 County Road C in Downsville, WI from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Guests will be treated to free door ...read more
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Friday, November 17, 2017
Eau Claire, WI — Most people who fly worry about leg room, layovers and lack of storage space for their carry-ons. Few have to worry about saving someone’s life at 30,000 feet. When married couple Chetna Mangat, M.D., and Gagandeep Singh, M.D., of Eau Claire, who work for Mayo Clinic Health System in Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine and Family Medicine, respectively, boarded a flight ...read more
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Monday, November 06, 2017
Clear pathway outlined toward a bachelor of science degree  Eau Claire, WI – A new agreement between Chippewa Valley Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will help nursing students complete their bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degrees, improving their employment opportunities and helping healthcare providers that are looking for nurses with the higher degree.  The ...read more
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Friday, October 27, 2017
WESTERN, WI—This holiday season, WESTconsin Credit Union will host The Mitten Tree campaign—a Kindness Counts initiative. Each office will display The Mitten Tree—a tree in its lobby decorated with donated mittens, gloves, hats, scarfs and more. The purpose of The Mitten Tree is to collect cold weather apparel and accessories for those in need as the winter season’s sub-zero temperatures set in. ...read more
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Eau Claire, WI – (October 24, 2017)   Cheers Pablo is holding a paint event benefiting Junior Achievement efforts in northwestern Wisconsin tomorrow, Thursday October 26 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. with the group paint beginning at 6:30 p.m. Cheers Pablo is located at 2839 Mall Dr. in Eau Claire. Participants will paint and take away a keepsake painting from the event.   Attendees will arrive an hour ...read more
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Menomonie, WI - Through the NOC program, Conagra employees nominate nonprofit organizations of their choice to apply for a grant, and each request is then reviewed and voted upon by employees. Jeff Stevens, plant manager at the Conagra facility in Menomonie, WI, nominated The Bridge to Hope and after it was selected, presented the grant award to Naomi Cummings, the Executive Director of The Bridge ...read more
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Eau Claire, WI – Chippewa Valley Energy announced it received a $5,000 grant for Junior Achievement of Wisconsin-Northwest District. The funds provided by the CHS Seeds for Stewardship will support rural school districts that offer limited to no Junior Achievement programs in the classroom due to lack of funding in rural communities..  “We’re proud to support this project as a way to strengthen ...read more
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Friday, October 06, 2017
Barrel Room, “Giving back to those who give.”Menomonie, WI - Barrel Room strives to support the community which supports their business. Barrel Room strives to give back to those who give. Essentially, Barrel Room wants to support local non-profit organizations which make the community of Menomonie a better place to live, work and play. To this end, they host guest server nights where local ...read more
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Friday, October 06, 2017
Menomonie, WI - The Dunn County Transfer Station, located at E3900 Hwy 29 in Menomonie, will be unable to accept commercial waste from Wednesday, October 25 through Saturday, October 28 due to necessary repairs to the solid waste tipping floor. Recyclables will continue to be taken and processed as normal during this time.   The public drop-off hours will also remain the same; Wednesday, October ...read more
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Friday, October 06, 2017
MENOMONIE, WI—Join your local cooperatives at the 21st Annual Cooperative Breakfast, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The event will take place at Dunn Energy Cooperative, located at N5725 600th Street in Menomonie. The complimentary hearty breakfast features Dad’s Belgian Waffles, sausage links, coffee, milk and juice. Thank you to the following supporters of this ...read more
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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Menomonie—Cops 4 Kids is seeking the help of the community to make area children’s Christmas wishes come true at the second annual Holiday Shop with a Cop event in December. Cops 4 Kids is the partnership between three law enforcement agencies: the Menomonie Police Department, Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, and the UW-Stout Police Department and community stakeholders. The mission of Cops 4 Kids ...read more
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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Goal set to raise $400,000 by December 31, 2017  Eau Claire, WI,  Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc., Northwest District recently kicked off its Annual Operating Campaign raising funds to offer JA programming to area youth for the 2017-2018 school year. Last year nearly 16,000 2-12 grade students throughout northwestern Wisconsin received Junior Achievement programming because of the ...read more
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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, October 4, 2017 – The Chippewa Valley Regional Airport will once again host a temporary application center where individuals can apply for TSA Pre✓® from Monday, October 30 – Friday, November 3, 2017.   The application center will be located in the Airport Terminal (on the far North end of the Terminal). The hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:00 pm – 5:00 ...read more
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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Eau Claire, WI –Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc., Northwest District is pleased to announce two new members joining its Board of Directors. Amy Bauer, Vice President of Shared Project Services at Royal Credit Union will be joining the JA Northwest District board of directors. Bauer earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from UW-Stout and her master in Business Administration from ...read more
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Menomonie, WI - The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Thread Lab, a highly anticipated fabric and yarn store in Menomonie’s Historic Downtown District, happened on Tuesday, September 26th. Thread Lab will celebrate their Grand Opening with a celebration on Saturday, September 30th, inviting the public to a full day of celebration at the shop’s location at 301 Main St. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m there will be ...read more
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Menomonie, WI - The Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce is honored to be working with the PBS program Around the Corner with John McGivern to highlight the community of Menomonie. Filming is scheduled to take place during the second week in October.  Join Emmy Award winning actor John McGivern as he explores living, working and playing in Wisconsin's unique communities. Around the Corner with John ...read more
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Anytime Fitness says it’s “personalized support” and fun, new workout programs     Menomonie, WI – How many times have you said to yourself, “This time is going to be different.  This time I’m really going to eat smarter and exercise more often.”  Vowing to change behaviors is easy.  Actually finding the right plan – and sticking with it – that’s the tricky part. There are no guarantees in life, ...read more
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Eau Claire, WI – Junior Achievement invited you to discover your inner artist. Cheers Pablo is holding an event to benefit Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Northwest District. The event takes place Thursday, Oct. 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Eau Claire location on 2839 Mall Drive. Co-owner Brandon Rehmus said his support for JA comes from his experience as a classroom volunteer and as a former ...read more
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
WESTERN WI – Representatives of the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center recently met with WESTconsin Credit Union staff to accept a $50,000 donation from the credit union. The contribution takes place across a five-year schedule, and provides naming rights to the WESTconsin Credit Union Reception Area. This is the Center’s first official sponsorship. Main project partners include the City ...read more
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Friday, September 15, 2017
Menomonie, WI - Green Bay Packer season is here and that means several our local Law Enforcement and 24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom have a new deck of Packers Trading cards to give away. The special Green Bay Packer Player trading cards include pictures of 20 different Packers players and Coach McCarthy. On the reverse side, the cards have crime prevention tips that were provided by grade school ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Menomonie, WI - The team is coming off their busiest season yet.  The campaign witnessed trips to Mankato, Minnesota and Field of Dreams, a night match in Chetek, Wisconsin, and a match in a hail storm vs. the Westerns ball club from Topeka, Kansas.  The Blue Caps also hosted the 2nd Menomonie Base Ball Festival in July, welcoming teams from Minnesota and Illinois and drawing more than 400 fans ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Jonathan Fike and Kevin Brown already working on preparations  Eau Claire, WI – Chippewa Valley Technical College has hired two experienced executive chefs with extensive backgrounds in restaurant and food service management to lead its new Culinary Management program.  Jonathan Fike and Kevin Brown are already working on curriculum and promotion of the program, which is accepting students for ...read more
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Friday, September 08, 2017
Downtown Business Center office uniquely positioned to serve businesses and farmers. Menomonie, WI - On October 23, 2017, Bremer Bank will relocate its downtown location to nearby 503 Broadway Street South. Bremer is proud to be a part of the healthy and vibrant Menomonie community, and this relocation enables us to support the new hotel development adjacent to our existing location in downtown ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Dunn County, WI - Dunn County’s 2017 Fall Hazardous Waste Collection Event will be held for two days in September. The event will be held Wednesday, September 13th at the Colfax Fairgrounds and Thursday, September 14th at the Dunn County Transfer Station & Recycling Center. The collection is open to households, farms, and VSQG businesses. Hazardous materials will be accepted on these dates only, ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Menomonie, WI – The RCU Foundation gifted $21,000 to Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (MTCA) for the first phase of facility roof repairs. MTCA was constructed in 1889 as a tribute to Mabel Tainter, a young woman who loved music and the arts. The 126-year-old facility has been named one of “15 Spectacular Theaters in the World” by CNN Travel. “A beautiful historic building like this jewel ...read more
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Monday, August 28, 2017
Eau Claire, WI - The Reach Foundation is returning with its Reach for the Stars gala night fundraiser on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6 to 9 PM. Like last year, the event includes dinner, a silent auction, and entertainment. Following a musical performance by Representative Warren Petryk; The Special Angels, a local high school aged show choir, will be returning to headline. The event will be ...read more
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Monday, August 28, 2017
Meet local officers at Marion’s Legacy on September 8 Menomonie—On Friday, September 8 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., members of the community are invited to meet officers from the Menomonie Police Department (MPD) at Marion’s Legacy, located at 632 S Broadway, to discuss community issues and build relationships over a cup of coffee. Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United ...read more
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Monday, August 28, 2017
Menomonie, WI - ReforMedicine SC Direct Pay Family Medicine and Medical Weight Loss Specialists will open an expansion location in Menomonie, Wisconsin, on September 1, 2017. The office is located at 1309 Stout Road in Menomonie, in space leased in a building shared with Optimum Therapies. The Direct Pay Family Practice Clinic will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 ...read more
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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Eau Claire, WI – Area golfers and local businesses raised more than $63,000 for Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc., Northwest District last week. The 21st Annual JA Golf Outing held at Wild Ridge and Mill Run golf courses is the kick off event raising enough funds to fill 126 JA classrooms this upcoming school year.“We are thrilled that this year’s golf outing raised enough funds to ensure that ...read more
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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Menomonie, WI - 16 year old Alex Harmston has been training for powerlifting for over the last 4 years, 3 times a week with the help of a team of supporters at a local gym. He's been competing at the local level, but in 2017 made it to State where he eventually advanced to Nationals at the Junior Varsity level. At Nationals Alex won the competition while Squatting 297 pounds, Benching 202 and ...read more
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Monday, August 21, 2017
Madison, WI - The core services Wisconsin’s 267 local chambers of commerce offer their members vary from village to town to city. But whether they focus on advocacy, tourism, economic development, entrepreneurship, young professionals, workforce or organizing community events, they all play an important role in our state that should be recognized.That is why Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Friday, August 18, 2017
Grant links people in need of work with a major workforce need  Eau Claire, WI – Joseph LeDuc once had a good career going doing mechanical work in an industrial setting. But that was before an injury, which led to years of struggle.  “Nowadays I hear the words ‘you don’t fit’ a lot. I don’t just want, but I need to find a place where I fit,” said Leduc, 55, of Chippewa Falls.  Meanwhile, ...read more
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Menomonie, WI - The Community Foundation of Dunn County (CFDC) is celebrating and fundraising for the wide range of philanthropic efforts for our community at the Barrel Room on Wednesday August, 16 from 5:00-8:00 PM.   As Guest Servers for the evening, CFDC board members and staff will be sporting a variety of hats to highlight the Foundation’s funds and scholarships. A server wearing a ...read more
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Monday, August 14, 2017
Eau Claire, WI - The 21st annual JA Golf Outing takes place next Thursday, August 18 at Wild Ridge and Mill Run golf courses. The event is accommodating golfers on both the 18-Hole Wild Ridge event starting at 11 a.m. and the Mill Run 9-Hole Scramble with tee times starting at 1 p.m. After golf, all players will enjoy a social, dinner, raffles and live auction opportunities.The annual golf outing ...read more
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Monday, August 14, 2017
Nordson Corporation grant dollars will help expand Junior Achievement’s JA in a Day to Chippewa Valley 8th grade students.  Eau Claire, WI – Junior Achievement (JA) of Wisconsin, Inc. received $15,000 grant dollars from Nordson Corporation to support continued JA efforts to provide programming to local middle school students in Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire. These grant dollars will help JA ...read more
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Monday, August 14, 2017
Menomonie, WI - Often, students moving off campus from UW-Stout are confused about how to recycle properly because campus practices single-stream recycling (all recyclable go into one container) whereas Dunn County practices source-separate recycling (recyclables are sorted by type of material). To close this gap, Dunn County Solid Waste & Recycling has come up with a new way to improve curbside ...read more
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
MENOMONIE, WI – Enjoy an evening of great music, food and fun at the 9th Annual Cammie Johnson Juvenile Diabetes Concert on Saturday, September 9th! Since 2009, funds have been raised in memory and honor of Cammie Johnson, a young woman who passed away just before her 21st birthday from complications of Type 1 Diabetes.  Her parents Mark and Robin Johnson of Menomonie, along with family, friends, ...read more
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Menomonie, WI – The Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce they have hired Jim Lorrigan as their Membership and Events Coordinator. Jim began his employment with the Chamber on Thursday, July 27th, and his primary role is to provide a direct contact for our current and prospective membership, as well as planning Chamber events. “I’m very excited to network with the members of ...read more
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Wednesday, August 09, 2017
MENOMONIE, WI (August 9, 2017) - RIZE Nutrition recently presented the second RIZE & Shine Award to Pink Box Society! The purpose of the RIZE & Shine award is to recognize and financially support a person or organization who is making a positive impact on our community and our world. Last month at the nutrition club’s monthly wellness workshop, Pink Box Society was recognized as the ...read more
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Monday, August 07, 2017
New Richmond, WI - Deanne Koll of Bakke Norman Law Offices has been selected to Chair the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She was selected as Chair by the current State Bar President-Elect, Paul Swanson. The Board of Governors manages and directs the affairs and activities of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the mandatory professional association for all lawyers licensed in Wisconsin. ...read more
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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Menomonie, WI, - Locally owned and operated, Lucette Brewing Company, announced a free family- focused festival to be held on September 16th from noon-4pm at 910 Hudson Rd. “This festival celebrates families, the end of summer, all while bringing the community together,” said Owner Tim Schletty. “Children friendly events in the area are lacking and we wanted to bring something new to the ...read more
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
Eau Claire, WI - Royal Credit Union Board Chairman Doug Olson announced today that Brandon Riechers has been named President & Chief Executive Officer. The decision was unanimously approved by the Royal Credit Union Board of Directors.  Riechers will assume the role of CEO on Monday, July 31, 2017.  Randy Beck has been serving as interim President & CEO since April 15, following the departure of ...read more
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Monday, July 24, 2017
Xcel Energy Foundation grant dollars will provide JA programs to more than 1,400 area students. Eau Claire, WI – Junior Achievement (JA) of Wisconsin, Inc. received two grants totaling $7,500 from the Xcel Energy Foundation. The Northwest District and the Coulee Region received $5,000 and $2,500 from the foundation. The Education Focus Area dollars help JA continue to reach area youth with ...read more
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Menomonie, WI - The Arc is pleased to announce Serryn Hawkins as the new Executive Director.  She is succeeding Audun Mikkelson, who served in this role for The Arc.  Serryn previously worked with the Department of Workforce Development - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). She has earned degrees in Business Management and Leadership and Organizational Studies from Chippewa Valley ...read more
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Monday, July 10, 2017
MENOMONIE, WI (July 7, 2017) - RIZE Nutrition recently unveiled a new community support initiative appropriately named - The RIZE & Shine Award! The purpose of the RIZE & Shine award is to recognize and financially support a person or organization who is making a positive impact on our community and our world. On Wednesday, June 28 at the nutrition club’s monthly wellness workshop, The Bridge ...read more
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Friday, June 23, 2017
SMART Grant of nearly $900,000 focuses on automation, programming  Eau Claire, WI – Students at four rural school high schools will benefit from instruction in Chippewa Valley Technical College’s Mobile Manufacturing Lab in the next school year, which will soon have expanded capabilities in automation and information technology.  That’s just one of the benefits Menomonie, Durand, Owen-Withee and ...read more
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Eau Claire, WI– Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the largest fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, raised over $214,000 at their 2017 events.  Over 1,000 people raised money and took to the lanes to support mentoring in the Northwestern Wisconsin.  The signature fundraising event raises nearly a third of the budget for the local Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate.  All of the ...read more
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Eau Claire, Wisconsin. – Junior Achievement welcomes Debi Waldusky, Financial Advisor at Edwards Jones to Junior Achievement Board of Directors.Debi Waldusky joined Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor in August 2011. As a financial advisor, Debi helps people plan for retirement, save for college for children or grandchildren, and protect their financial future. Debi has been active in business and ...read more
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Monday, June 05, 2017
Eau Claire, WI — Edina Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, is pleased to announce the addition of the following agents to our Chippewa Valley office.Lisa Baltuff – Lisa is a Rock Falls resident, along with her Husband and 4 children.  She’s an active member of the Bit ‘n Spur Club, involved in the local horse community and her church and has a lot of experience with hobby farms and horse ...read more
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Monday, May 22, 2017
Menomonie, WI – Menomonie’s largest community event known as FreedomFest will now include product vendors, helicopter rides, a candy drop, and showcase businesses that are members of the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce.   Menomonie’s celebration of Independence Day stretches back decades, and more recently has been branded as FreedomFest. Held in the lower level of Wakanda Park, FreedomFest ...read more
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Friday, May 19, 2017
Menomonie, WI – The property, owned by the Wogernese Family dba Keystone Hills LLC, celebrated their groundbreaking at 2017 Stout St. Menomonie, WI 54751, site of a future Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton hotel. The 86-room hotel will be managed by Ledgestone Hospitality, LLC of Chanhassen, Minnesota (www.ledgestonehospitality.com). Construction, led by Hoeft Builders Inc. (www.hoeftbuilders.com) ...read more
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
Menomonie, WI – Manpower, the global leader in contingent and permanent talent resourcing, is pleased to announce the addition of Beth Stone to the Menomonie, WI operations as a Market Leader. In this role, Stone will support area businesses by finding and developing the right talent to address their workforce challenges. Stone, previously an Area Director with Combined Worksite Solutions, has ...read more
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Menomonie, WI - The Pierce County Ecumenical Choir presented its 2017 Easter Celebration of Music at Grace Episcopal Church on Wednesday, April 9th.  The presentation was one of eight performances by the choir in Wisconsin and Minnesota during its 2017 Easter Celebration season.  The collection of songs presented covered the Easter message and included songs such as “The River Is Here”, “The Old ...read more
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Menomonie, WI - Seeing a need in the community, Dunn County Humane Society has created the “Little Pet Food Pantry” to help community members that need assistance to feed their furry companions. The Pantry is located on premises near the animal shelter at 302 Brickyard Road. It was designed and constructed by the UW-Stout Student Construction Association and funded by a generous grant from the ...read more
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin– Tomorrow, nearly 400 Chippewa Falls middle school students will learn about careers and work readiness through the JA It’s My Future educational program through Junior Achievement’s JA in a Day Career Exploration event. The career exploration event is sponsored by Advanced Laser where participating students will learn about how to keep or lose a job, hear about various ...read more
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Eau Claire, WI - On May 2nd, 2017 & May 4th, 2017, The Reach Foundation will host a seminar entitled “Looking Ahead:  Planning for the future for a loved one with special needs.”  The event will be held at the Reach, Inc. location at 2205 Heimstead Road in Eau Claire.  On both evenings the event will run from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  Gene LaRock of Northwestern Mutual and Aric Burch and attorney ...read more
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Monday, April 03, 2017
Menomonie, WI - The Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce has found a new CEO from right in the middle of the Menomonie Business Community, hiring Jody Hagman as their new CEO. Hagman will begin her new position on April 12th with the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce. The Menomonie Area Chamber is formally announcing Jody Hagman’s selection after a months-long search by the search committee, and ...read more
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Monday, April 03, 2017
Eau Claire, WI – More than 150 area middle and high school students will explore career options and ask professionals in the hospitality, tourism and health care professions questions about their jobs and what it’s like to work in these fields. The career fair takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5 at the Metropolis Resort and Conference Center from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and from noon to1:30 p.m. at ...read more
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Monday, April 03, 2017
Eau Claire, WI – Royal Credit Union (Royal) has named Amy Schaefer Chief Internal Auditor. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Royal’s Audit Services Department. She also establishes goals and objectives for the department and develops and implements strategies to accomplish them.   Schaefer joined Royal in January 2001. Since then, she has held various positions ...read more
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
WESTERN WI—WESTconsin Credit Union held its 77th Annual Membership Meeting on March 21, 2017 at the Menomonie High School Auditorium.  At the meeting, Board Chairperson Dave Maves provided a review of the Board activities and highlights for 2016. Lora Benrud, Chief Executive Officer, reviewed the financial statement and annual report. Rita Lunderville, Board Treasurer, provided the Audit Committee ...read more
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Andrew Martin Named 2017 JA Hero - JA Hero Recipients Identified  Eau Claire, WI – March 22, 2017Goldridge Companies Leasing Agent Andrew Martin is slated to receive the 2017 JA Hero award at next month's JA Hero's Gala. Andrew will be recognized for his long-term commitment in giving of his time, talent and as a long-standing advocate of Junior Achievement's mission.  The Hero Gala is an ...read more
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Cedarburg, WI -- Cedar Corporation is pleased to announce the recent opening of its newest location in Cedarburg. This location will directly serve clients in the Southeast region of the state, while collaborating with Cedar Corporation’s other offices to continue quality service throughout the Midwest. The Cedarburg office will be managed by Ron Dalton, P.E., who is joined by Bryan Greisch, and ...read more
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Altoona, WI—WESTconsin Credit Union is pleased to announce Brice Medin as Senior Business Loan Officer. Medin will be servicing business at WESTconsin’s new Altoona office that is presently under construction and opening this April in the River Prairie development. Until then, he is temporarily working between the company’s Menomonie – Downtown and Eau Claire offices. Medin’s professional ...read more
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Menomonie, WI - On the Go Bus offers a variety of one-day trips to theaters, shopping excursions, sports and museum adventures, and even leisurely strolls through gorgeous state parks and gardens. On the Go Bus celebrates its first trip with a Gals Getaway on Saturday, May 6.  Many weekday trips for seniors are planned through September with many more being added regularly. Overnight excursions ...read more
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Eau Claire, WI—Ninety high school students from 15 schools across northwestern Wisconsin competed for scholarships. The teams competed on who could run the most successful business during today’s JA Business Challenge, at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire. After a day of strategizing with local business professionals, 16 high school students reaped the benefit for their efforts and ...read more
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Eau Claire, Wisconsin. – Junior Achievement welcomes Beth Waldhart, Assistant Vice President of Business Banking at Charter Bank to Junior Achievement Board of Directors.  Beth Waldhart joined Charter Bank as an Assistant Vice President Business Banker last October. She brings 15 years of lending experience to the bank, with the last nine years at Regional Business Fund, Inc., an economic ...read more
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Monday, February 20, 2017
Menomonie, WI – The Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with ZipEdTech, to offer its members quality workforce online education/training.  Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce will have its unique branded page where members can access relevant training for themselves, as the business owner and their employees. Categories include business skills, communications, customer service, ...read more
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