Economic Gateway http://www.pcedc.com Pierce County Economic Development Corporation News RSS Feed Sun, 22 Jul 2018 15:41:49 -0500 en-US Planning for the Future of Your Business http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/2473/planning-for-the-future-of-your-business http://www.pcedc.com/news Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 A large portion of the businesses I mentor and counsel are startups. Our focus is on how we get the business enterprise up and running.  The question of the exit strategy is lost in the process. That question, however, needs as much consideration as those focused on a successful launch... Wisconsin Cheese Day Overview http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/2148/wisconsin-cheese-day-overview http://www.pcedc.com/news Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 On Monday, June 25, as part of National Dairy Month activities, Gov. Walker, Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, WEDC Secretary Hogan, DATCP Secretary Harsdorf, Tourism Secretary Klett, Revenue Secretary Chandler and more than 50 other dairy industry and government leaders will tour 13 Wisconsin cheese producers in every region of the state... A Global Business Makes Its Home in Maiden Rock http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/2146/a-global-business-makes-its-home-in-maiden-rock http://www.pcedc.com/news Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 There are moments in time that change you forever - the birth of a child, an accomplishment, a traumatic event… these moments, these encounters leave an indelible mark that changes everything. For MaryAnne Wise, that moment came in 2006 when she visited Guatemala for the second time. She traveled to... DEVELOPING LOCAL TALENT: THE 'INSPIRE' PROGRAM http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1407/developing-local-talent-the-inspire-program http://www.pcedc.com/news Wed, 16 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Connect with your future workforce and keep our talent local! This school year, all Wisconsin public school district middle school and high school students are participating in academic and career planning.  Called Career Cruising, this software allows students to input information to help identify interests and potential careers that tie to... Linking up with your future workforce. http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1408/linking-up-with-your-future-workforce http://www.pcedc.com/news Wed, 16 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 “Our Ellsworth middle school and high school students are participating in academic and career planning along with schools throughout Wisconsin.  Career Cruising enables them to identify their interests and careers leading to those interests”, said Jon Dodge, Principal, Ellsworth Middle School. A part of this career exploration process is connecting students... Pierce County Revolving Loan Fund - Affordable business financing when the bank loan does not cover the need. http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1404/pierce-county-revolving-loan-fund-affordable-business-financing-when-the-bank-loan-does-not-cover-the-need http://www.pcedc.com/news Wed, 09 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 As a business owner or entrepreneur seeking capital to start, purchase, or grow your business venture, your financing request to your conventional lender falls short of meeting your capital needs. Your lender is willing to provide for a portion of those needs but not the full amount.  You can demonstrate... A Destination for the Perfect Day http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1403/a-destination-for-the-perfect-day http://www.pcedc.com/news Tue, 08 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Every now and then, it is possible to have the perfect day. A day where the sun is shining, the views are spectacular, the food devine and every sip of wine transformative. These are the days we live for and they are easy to come by at Vino in the... New campground to have sites available by June http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1406/new-campground-to-have-sites-available-by-june http://www.pcedc.com/news Sun, 06 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Camping is one way many people relax and enjoy the Wisconsin weather and outdoors. After six years of planning, John Grabrick (Big Dog Daddy), owner of Big Dog Daddy's Roadhouse in Bay City, has begun construction on Big Dog Daddy's Resort. The resort is approved for 42 campsites and 24 cabins.... Duffy visits Hudson, River Falls projects http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1402/duffy-visits-hudson-river-falls-projects http://www.pcedc.com/news Thu, 03 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 By Rebecca Mariscal and Mike Longaecker Today at 12:01 p.m. U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, left, tours continued construction at the Hudson High School with Superintendent Nick Ouellette on Tuesday, May 1. The new space will provide new features for learning and security. Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2 School safety was... Retail Merchandising Workshop Proven Display Tactics & Visual Merchandising Techniques http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1401/retail-merchandising-workshop-proven-display-tactics-&-visual-merchandising-techniques http://www.pcedc.com/news Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Proven Display Tactics & Visual Merchandising Techniques Ellsworth, Wisconsin, April 19, 2018 Presenters: Lyn Falk, Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer Associate Member, International Interior Design Association National Main Street Consultant Strategic Partner - Redevelopment Resources President, Retailworks, Inc lfalk@retailworksinc.com, 414.840.1244 Kim White Display Director Display Artist Interior Designer Color Specialist kwhite@retailworksinc.com, 262.853.8708  Your Brand! Aka: Signature Look Image, Identity Store Personality... Fresh ideas for area business owners offered through workshop http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1398/fresh-ideas-for-area-business-owners-offered-through-workshop http://www.pcedc.com/news Tue, 10 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, is bringing an exciting workshop to Ellsworth for the benefit of all storefront small businesses in the region. "Attractive Storefronts and Interior Spaces" will be presented by Lyn Falk of RetailWorks, Inc., an award-winning branding, design and... New business looks to spark creativity in Ellsworth http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1399/new-business-looks-to-spark-creativity-in-ellsworth http://www.pcedc.com/news Tue, 10 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 For the artistic and creative or those who wish they were more so, a new business in Ellsworth may help people get in touch with their creative side. Kayleen Jakes, owner of Brush Strokes Paint Party, opened a related business in Ellsworth called Brush Strokes Art Supply in March. She held... CCFBank announces new location to open in Ellsworth http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1405/ccfbank-announces-new-location-to-open-in-ellsworth http://www.pcedc.com/news Fri, 06 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 EAU CLAIRE — CCFBank announces the addition of a new location at 218 N. Broadway in Ellsworth. Pending regulatory approval, the new location will be open for business in May. "The CCFBank team is really excited to join the business community in Ellsworth," East Region President Tyler Tomesh said. "Having grown... A Conversation with Joe: Impacting Your Profits Through Effective Use of Your Accounting Software http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1397/a-conversation-with-joe-impacting-your-profits-through-effective-use-of-your-accounting-software http://www.pcedc.com/news Fri, 30 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 How have you defined the role of your bookkeeping and accounting system in your small business or farming operation? Have you elevated it to be an integral part of your business management toolset or is it just a means to cover those payroll and tax duties? Do you generate periodic... Downtown Prescott adds new restaurant in Lucille's http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1396/downtown-prescott-adds-new-restaurant-in-lucilles http://www.pcedc.com/news Thu, 29 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Prescott residents and visitors will soon have another food option in town, but that comes with a transition. One door closes, another one opens, as the saying goes. Kimberly Braun plans to open Lucille's where the Brickyard Pub and Eatery is currently located at 216 Broad St. The Brickyard served its... Impacting your profits through effective use of your accounting software. http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1395/impacting-your-profits-through-effective-use-of-your-accounting-software http://www.pcedc.com/news Wed, 28 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 How have you defined the role of your bookkeeping and accounting system in your small business or farming operation? Have you elevated it to be an integral part of your business management toolset or is it just a means to cover those payroll and tax duties? Do you generate periodic financial... Opportunity Zones Listed for the Region http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1387/opportunity-zones-listed-for-the-region http://www.pcedc.com/news Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500   Thanks to Bill Rubin and others for pointing out this opportunity and for Amy Peterson and Joe Folsom for nominating River Falls. The RF census tract nominated/recommended is west of Main Street from Division to Cemetery. The Governor included one of the three nominated in his recommendations.  From the Leader-Telegram: Nine of 120... Hub 70 Design & Print is Promoting River Falls, One Business at a Time http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1394/hub-70-design-&-print-is-promoting-river-falls-one-business-at-a-time http://www.pcedc.com/news Mon, 19 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Hub 70 Design & Print was born rather organically. When you find something you love, it flows and suddenly an idea can become a business. For Nancy Williams, owner of Hub 70, she found that she had a passion for designing and printing marketing materials. As the former owner of... A Conversation with Joe: Microloans for Small Businesses http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1392/a-conversation-with-joe-microloans-for-small-businesses http://www.pcedc.com/news Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Obtaining the necessary financing can often be a challenge for a small business or entrepreneur, particularly one that is a startup.  The reasons can be many and include such factors as credit quality of the owners, the risk inherent with the nature and type of business, management experience of the... New Lumberyard to Open in Ellsworth http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1393/new-lumberyard-to-open-in-ellsworth http://www.pcedc.com/news Tue, 13 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Blake Brenner will be opening Brenner Lumber the week of March 12. He is excited to serve the community with a lumberyard since the town has been without a lumberyard for awhile.  Pictured (left to right) Kinsley Brenner, Blake Brenner, Rachael Brenner, and Adeline Brenner.  A local Ellsworth man looks to serve... Farmers Market Promotion Program http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1391/farmers-market-promotion-program http://www.pcedc.com/news Mon, 12 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Farmers Market Promotion Program The purpose of the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and... Industrial Hemp License Applications Now Open http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1390/industrial-hemp-license-applications-now-open http://www.pcedc.com/news Fri, 02 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0600 Media Contacts:Donna Gilson, 608-224-5130, donna.gilson@wi.gov Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020, William2.Cosh@wi.gov    MADISON – Industrial hemp licensing applications are now available for Wisconsin’s research pilot program, and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will begin accepting applications immediately. The deadline to apply for the 2018 growing season is May 1. People... A Conversation with Joe: Developing a successful financing request for your small business http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1389/a-conversation-with-joe-developing-a-successful-financing-request-for-your-small-business http://www.pcedc.com/news Thu, 01 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0600 Preparation and homework are keys to presenting a financing request to your lender for your small business regardless if you have been in business for some time or just launching your dream venture. Current financial statements and a sound business plan form the foundation along with a good credit score... A Career of Your Dreams http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1382/a-career-of-your-dreams http://www.pcedc.com/news Mon, 26 Feb 2018 02:00:00 -0600 What do you really want out of life, out of your job, out of your career? An education is the key to opening the doors to these dreams and to a future with more opportunities. Chippewa Valley Technical College has been giving students the skills they need for a brighter... Annual PCEDC Meeting and Dinner held at UWRF (Part I) http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/1386/annual-pcedc-meeting-and-dinner-held-at-uwrf-part-i http://www.pcedc.com/news Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:00:00 -0600 Organization confers Small and Large Business and Ag Champion of the Year awards By Paul J. Seeling, Gateway News, with Heather Hines, Pierce County Economic Development Corporation At the 2018 PC EDC Banquet (L to R) are Heather Hines, Ann Schwebach, Don Jackelen and former PC EDC Executive Director Paul Schwebach. Photo...