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Indianhead Plating of Chippewa Falls Purchased by Pioneer Metal Finishing’s of Green Bay, Wisconsin

Indianhead Plating, Inc located in Chippewa County, Wisconsin has been in business for over 42 years. The company employees over 90 people in a 120,000 sq/ft facility located in Chippewa Falls. Founded in 1978, the plant operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week and has become the leading chrome plating provider in the Upper Midwest. Indianhead provides chrome plating, roll services, cylindrical grinding, and other related processes to customers in the agricultural, heavy equipment and general industrial end markets nationwide. John Altmann, Owner of Indianhead, recently announced that he had sold the company to Pioneer stating, "I feel this is the perfect fit for Indianhead Plating and the Pioneer team. Pioneer continues to grow as a strategic consolidator of market leaders in the plating and finishing industry.” Headquartered in Green Bay, [...]

Indianhead Plating of Chippewa Falls Purchased by Pioneer Metal Finishing’s of Green Bay, Wisconsin2021-01-13T14:34:38-06:00

Community Foundation of Chippewa County Opens Phase II of Grants

CCEDC was notified that the Community Foundation of Chippewa County will be opening up applications for Phase II of the Northwestern Bank Mini-Grant funding starting January 13, 2021! Because of Northwestern Bank's generosity, school mini-grants (up to $300 each) are available to Chippewa County 3rd through 8th grade educators to fund innovative learning and motivational activities or service learning projects for their students. This grant will further help provide opportunities for our community to invest in our future and provide lasting resources for people in Chippewa County. Chippewa County Public and Private School educators are invited to apply who serve this age group throughout the Chippewa Valley. Priority will be given to those applicants who did not receive Northwestern Bank Mini-Grant funding during their last funding cycle. Proposals for Phase II Northwestern Bank [...]

Community Foundation of Chippewa County Opens Phase II of Grants2021-01-08T10:54:03-06:00

Updates on New COVID-19 Relief Bill

CCEDC would like to share information regarding the new COVID-19 Relief Bill! Below is a major part of the new information that was shared. Please watch for updates as we move forward! Key provisions in the bill includes $325 billion in aid for small businesses detailed as followed: •$284 billion to the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) for the first and second PPP forgivable small business loans •$20 billion to provided Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Grants to businesses in low-income communities •$15 billion for live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions •$12 billion to help business in low-income and minority communities $166 billion for economic impact payments of $600 for individuals making up to $75,000 per year and $1,200 for married couples making up to $150,000 per year, as well as [...]

Updates on New COVID-19 Relief Bill2020-12-30T10:33:02-06:00

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation staff would like to wish you a happy holidays and a very Merry Christmas! During this season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have, like our partnership with you. Our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say thank you and send best wishes for the holidays and New Year. May your days be filled with peace, hope, health, and happiness this holiday season.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!2020-12-22T11:39:18-06:00

Community Donors Helping the Community Foundation

Several years ago, members of the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) Board of Directors business, expansion, and retention (BEAR) program decided to visit with local companies who were committed to gaining feedback and discuss concerns on where the next generation of economic development leaders would emerge from. This BEAR program focused on how to best equip identified emerging leaders with the characteristics, ideas, knowledge, relationships, and values of economic development leadership. In turn, this answer was discovered by working with the Community Foundation of Chippewa County by establishing a fund called the “McDowell Economic Development Seedling Fund” where each year a portion of the proceeds from CCEDC’s Annual Chippewa Charity Classic Golf Tournament go to finance the mission of taking emerging leaders in the area and developing their understanding of the importance [...]

Community Donors Helping the Community Foundation2020-12-15T12:54:44-06:00

2020- The Year to Shop Small in the Chippewa Valley

If there were ever a year to shop small for Christmas, 2020 is it. This year has been unprecedented, chaotic, and frightening for Americans in a lot of ways. But since March, the year's upheavals have had a severe impact on small businesses, especially those in the Chippewa Valley. CCEDC would like to reminder everyone to shop small this year! Now more than ever our local businesses in the Chippewa Valley need us this season. As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase across Wisconsin, leading us to crack down again on business and social gatherings, there's a chance that small businesses could face another huge hit, both before and during the Christmas season. The holidays might look a little different this year; however, we can still share joy by shopping small and supporting our [...]

2020- The Year to Shop Small in the Chippewa Valley2020-12-01T14:45:53-06:00

CCEDC Would Like to Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving!

CCEDC would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving! During this time lets find what we are most thankful for! Our staff is thankful for all our incredible stakeholders, investors and community members that make the Chippewa Valley a place that we can be proud of. If you are celebrating Thanksgiving a bit different this year and need a few ideas while social distancing during COVID-19 check out the list below! Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Watch the 2020 National Dog Show on NBC Decorate for the season Go on a family walk or bike ride Make a Thanksgiving craft Host a virtual party Watch a fall movie Put together a Thanksgiving puzzle Read a book Light a fall candle Play a board game

CCEDC Would Like to Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving!2020-11-24T12:19:13-06:00

Shop Main Street WI

Good news for all our small businesses in the Chippewa Valley and Wisconsin that offer ecommerce and shipping options – the MainStreetWI.com online retail portal is expanding statewide. The portal, launched in June for participants in WEDC’s Main Street and Connect Communities programs, will be expanded! This campaign will include additional media and social media tools and resources which will be released on November 16th, but in advance of this launch, WEDC is hoping to identify additional businesses that should be added to the site to allow Wisconsinites to shop local when they are shopping online this holiday season. Surveys show that more than 70% of consumers plan to do at least some online shopping this year, and WEDC would like to make it easier to identify and purchase goods online from local [...]

Shop Main Street WI2020-11-10T15:30:01-06:00

National Veterans Small Business Week

Veteran business owners drive our economy and power the American Dream.  As these patriots apply many of the skills they obtained in the Armed Forces, they make valuable and lasting contributions to our robust business landscape.  During National Veterans Small Business Week, we celebrate these hardworking men and women who defended our Nation in uniform and continue to strengthen it by starting businesses when they return to civilian life. Join us at Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) as we celebrate veteran-owned businesses across the country from Monday, November 2nd thru Friday, November 6th! Each year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). This year marks the seventh annual NVSBW and this [...]

National Veterans Small Business Week2020-11-02T11:16:47-06:00
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