On Wednesday October 19, 2022, several Chippewa Economic Development Corporation Board members attended Business Day in Madison. The event brought business leaders from all over the state including Chippewa Economic Development Corporation’s (CEDC) Rebecca Reinhardt, Deb Chilson, and Mary Stabenow to discuss important issues facing the business community and our state. The day was filled with featured speakers that included former United States Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill, former White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus, former New York Congressman Steve Israel, Managing Director and Head of CIO Portfolios at Merrill Lynch Vineet Budhraja, and President & CEO of Jack Links Troy Link. Topping off the event was the announcement of the coolest things manufactured in Wisconsin. This year over 150 products were nominated to be the “Coolest Thing Manufactured in the State”! The [...]
The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) recently announced the four winners of its annual Community and Economic Development Awards (CEDA). The CEDA Awards were established by WEDA to recognize and celebrate businesses, projects, and organizations that are making significant contributions to Wisconsin’s economy. Winners were unveiled and celebrated at the 2022 CEDA Awards Ceremony, which was held on Sept. 29 as part of WEDA’s Fall Best Practices Conference in La Crosse, WI. The Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) nominated several projects that the organization has been involved and assisted with. The CEDC nominated the Mason Companies expansion project for WEDA’s Business Retention and Expansion category. This award honors innovative economic development projects where communities have successfully mobilized to help retain and potentially expand the operations of an existing business critical to the economic [...]
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 8, 2022 Contact: Charlie Walker, 715-723-7150, email@example.com 2022 CEDC Annual Meeting August 19, 2022 • 7:00 – 9:00 am • Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds Chippewa Falls, WI - The Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) will host the Annual Membership meeting on Friday, August 19, 2022 from 7:00 am – 9:00 am at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. Annual membership investment in the CEDC provides cooperative action, real impact, and substantive direction through involvement with top business, education, government, and nonprofit leaders in the Chippewa Valley and they are an important portion of our revenue stream. With this being said- CEDC is in a strong financial position and all indicators show that our investors and community leaders are feeling renewed and eager to move forward from [...]
Lisa Bruhn talks with Wayne Lautsbaugh of Crescent Meats about starting and maintaining a business, meat packing, farming, and more!
The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation works hard to support and promote the Chippewa Valley's dairy industry. We have helped farmers explore exporting opportunities, improved their supply chain, and assisted in mentoring programs. We have even helped farmers obtain loans to implement automation equipment. The economic impact that agriculture has on the Chippewa Valley cannot be overemphasized. June is National Dairy Month, which has been nationally recognized since 1937. The Wisconsin dairy industry generates $45.6 billion each year, making Wisconsin the nation's highest producer and exporter of dairy. The Chippewa County agricultural industry contributes over $650 million to the local economy. This month, let's thank our dairy farmers for keeping the state's economy moving and for producing the products that Wisconsin is world-famous for. Celebrate National Dairy Month at the Breakfast in the [...]
Founded in Bloomer, Wisconsin in 1960, A.J. Manufacturing continues to innovate and manufacture insulated door products. While the company had always produced high-quality insulated doors and windows, a drive for discovering new markets and innovations has positioned the company for further growth and additional production lines such as high-quality HVAC and post-frame products. Recently, the company has broken ground to expand and modernize their North manufacturing facility, located in the Ironhorse Industrial Park in Bloomer, WI. This expansion is aimed at improving product painting efficiency, establishing additional offices, and improving employee amenities. The building is expected to be completed on October 31, 2021, and will include a newly paved parking lot, a new breakroom, and new bathrooms and offices. “AJ Manufacturing understands that their current employees have been the key to their success, [...]
CCEDC's Charlie Walker sits down with Justin Vajko, founder of Dialog Design Co., to discuss being proactive about finding talent, the importance of investing into your employees before anything else, and the evolvement of the field of digital marketing. Dialog Design Co. gives businesses proven marketing tools they need to find steady talent so they can reach their goals and help entrepreneurs create brands & websites that get more leads. Some of the things they offer: Web Design SEO Google & Facebook Content Marketing Branding Packaging Design
Do you know of an outstanding entrepreneur or business that is deserving of recognition this year? Nominate them for CCEDC's Economic Development Awards, announced at the 2021 Annual Meeting! We will be taking nominations until August 20, 2021. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Download the nomination form here.
CCEDC's Charlie Walker sits down with Matt Guse, owner of MRS Machining Co., to discuss carrying on legacies, educating the next generation, the criticality of manufacturing as a trade, and running a family business. "At MRS Machining in Augusta, Wisconsin, we strive to be the best. Providing turning, milling, drilling, and other machining operations, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to help our customers get their parts as quickly as possible while meeting and exceeding tolerances, quality standards, and ultimately our customer expectations. Continuous investment in the latest high-performance machinery and tooling is just a part of the plan. Strategic partnerships with vendors, educators, and other industry leaders, as well as community involvement all helps us maintain a leadership role in the industry."
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (May 12, 2021) – Over seventy attendees supported the nine registered entrepreneurs that participated in the event. Organized and held during the International Economic Development Week, the event is aimed at strengthening the Chippewa Valley’s ecosystem for business startups and highlighting the mentoring programs that CCEDC and other economic development organizations do to support business growth in the Chippewa Valley. Similar to the Shark Tank Television Show, a panel of local business owners served as judges to select the best business idea, product or plan pitched to them by registered entrepreneurs. This event also provided an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to network with members of the Chippewa Valley Angel Network and share their fresh and creative business ideas to other supportive investors, businesses, and community members. During Round-Up HATCH, presenters [...]