Economic Gateway http://www.pcedc.com Pierce County Economic Development Corporation News RSS Feed Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:34:20 -0500 en-US The National Ombudsman’s Mission – Giving Small Business a Voice http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/4944/the-national-ombudsmans-mission-giving-small-business-a-voice http://www.pcedc.com/news Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Businesses operate in an environment surrounded by regulations.  The regulations or rules a business needs to understand, apply and follow come from all levels of government- federal state and local. We as small business owners may be left with a feeling of helplessness and frustration as they are  applied in a... Pierce County textile artist, former winner Small Business Of The Year recipient co-authors Rug Money How A Group Of Maya Women Changed Their Lives Through Art and Innovation describing her work with Maya women in Guatemala. http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/4941/pierce-county-textile-artist-former-winner-small-business-of-the-year-recipient-coauthors-rug-money-how-a-group-of-maya-women-changed-their-lives-through-art-and-innovation-describing-her-work-with-maya-women-in-guatemala http://www.pcedc.com/news Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500           Mary Anne Wise of rural Maiden Rock Township and her co-author Cheryl Conway Daly of Cato, New York, offer a poignant memoir of their 8 year long journey working with Maya women in the highlands of Guatemala. Recognizing the dire need for more income-generating opportunities, Wise, an accomplished textile artist... Not Giving Up on Making Vino in the Valley http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/4905/not-giving-up-on-making-vino-in-the-valley http://www.pcedc.com/news Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 As the sun sets on the valley, lights turn on over diners and at the hands of guests at the bar, a fire heats the cooler night air, horses take off on a wagon ride, live music floats through the air; pizza, pasta, and of course, wine, makes its way... Extension plan emerges for part-time ag agent http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/4906/extension-plan-emerges-for-parttime-ag-agent http://www.pcedc.com/news Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Plans to restore part-time UW-Extension agriculture agent services were among personnel proposals that moved forward at Monday's Pierce County Finance and Personnel Committee meeting. Committee members approved initial plans Sept. 10 for a shared position that Area Extension Director Kristen Bruder said would bring Pepin County ag agent Mike Travis to... Wisconsin roundup: Walker proposes tax credit for Wis. college graduates; more state news stories http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/4907/wisconsin-roundup-walker-proposes-tax-credit-for-wis-college-graduates-more-state-news-stories http://www.pcedc.com/news Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Gov. Scott Walker is proposing a new tax credit for college graduates as he campaigns for re-election. Walker's so-called “new graduate tax credit” of up to $1,000 per year for up to five years is aimed at keeping college graduates living and working in Wisconsin. This proposal is in addition to... Have You Been to Reuvers Nursery Yet? You Don’t Want to Miss this Local Gem. http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/4131/have-you-been-to-reuvers-nursery-yet-you-dont-want-to-miss-this-local-gem http://www.pcedc.com/news Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Bryan and Cindy Reuvers opened Reuvers Nursery in rural Pierce County and are now sharing their love of nature and all things beautiful with the greater community. Their garden store and landscaping business is a destination for people throughout the area and the Twin Cities who are looking for native... Resources for Your Business Startup http://www.pcedc.com/news/p/item/2474/resources-for-your-business-startup http://www.pcedc.com/news Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Wanting to start your dream business but struggling on how to go about putting it together.  You’re not alone.  Fortunately there is a wealth of resources, tools and assistance available which itself can be overwhelming. Pierce County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) has a checklist to guide you through the business development... 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... 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... 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...