On September 19th, 2019 Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) held its monthly Board of Director's (BOD) meeting at the new Hoeft Builders location in Altoona, WI. The board discussed topics that included planning for HATCH 2019, Business at the Gardens, Manufacturing Month, CareerTek and the strategic planning efforts that this year's BOD's will be gearing towards. CCEDC would like to thank Hoeft Builder's for their hospitality in their beautiful new building!
On September 17th, 2019 Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) participated in the Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon at the University of Eau Claire, WI. Jonathon Horne, managing director of Idea Fund of La Crosse, a seed stage venture capital fund established in 2016 to invest in pre-revenue and early stage revenue startup companies gave a presentation on what his fund looks for when investing in startups. Rosalyn Zirngible, Marketing Specialist and Project Manager of CCEDC, provided the group with an overview of CCEDC's programs which are aimed at improving our entrepreneurial ecosystem such as our upcoming HATCH slated for October 17, 2019 at Cowboy Jack's Saloon.
Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation is aggressively focused on increasing entrepreneurship in the rural communities of our county. There are several untold opportunities in our rural area that can serve as a catalysts to help spur economic diversification efforts. One of those opportunities is the Sept. 17, 2019 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and CCEDC staff will be there to hear panelists Jonathon Horne, managing director of Idea Fund of La Crosse, a seed stage venture capital fund established in 2016 to invest in pre-revenue and early stage revenue startup companies; and Mike Schulte, head analyst and head of legal of Great North Labs, which is an early-stage venture fund for the upper Midwest. This event is Cross-border investing: Minnesota, Wisconsin VCs -is great opportunities for innovators from two [...]
Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) would like to congratulate Governor Evers on his pick of Melissa Hughes who will replace and take over for former WEDC Secretary Mark Hogan. Hogan, who was appointed in 2015 by former Gov. Scott Walker, officially resigned Tuesday. Hughes will begin on October 1st and will become the first woman to lead the organization.Melissa Hughes, who has spent the last 15-plus years as general counsel with Organic Valley/CROPP cooperative. Hughes joined La Farge-based Organic Valley in 2003 as chief mission office and general counsel. The cooperative of organic livestock, dairy and vegetable farmers was created in 1988. “With her background helping small businesses and family farms, coupled with her experience navigating complex governmental, regulatory, trade, and business matters, Missy Hughes will be an incredible asset to our [...]
It's not every day that economic development organizations get a chance to review their performance during the site selection phase of a project. When DHL selected Chippewa County's Lake Wissota Business Park for their project, the CCEDC team had the opportunity to sit down with Kelli Saunders, Sr. Director Incentives and Site Selection of DHL Supply Chain. She discussed her satisfaction with the organization's performance. The information that Ms. Saunders provided will help CCEDC improve our program and for those wanting to know, we received top marks! #ChippewaCountyEDC,
Today Vincent Tool announced that they will be expanding their operations in the Village of Lake Hallie by celebrating a ground-breaking for their new addition. According to Kenny Skar, Owner of Vincent Tool, the company has been in operation since 2000 and does custom machining with a specialty on injection mold bases. “This expansion is a result of our dedicated and quality oriented employees who have helped us grow to the point that we need more space to take care of our current customers,” stressed Skar. “Vincent Tool is a great small business to have in the Village of Lake Hallie and it’s exciting to watch them grow along with our community,” stated Gary Spilde, Village of Lake Hallie President. “Bauman Construction (a CCEDC investor) is pleased to have been chosen for this [...]
School is right around the corner! CCEDC would like to wish all students a wonderful start to their school year. Work hard, study hard and have fun! As a reminder CCEDC is looking for motivated and enthusiastic fall interns! If you are interested please contact the office at email@example.com or call (715)723-7150 to apply!
Chippewa Falls, WI (US) August 13, 2019 – 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the National Exploring Program and celebrates decades of opportunities for young adults to become prepared for life. Career Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women grades 6-12. The program provides students with an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields. Students get hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for them. They develop valuable networking contacts with professionals working in their selected career fields, and students get to know other peers with the same interests and aspirations. On August 13, 2019 at the Eagles Club in Chippewa Falls, over 100 Chippewa Valley business and citizens took [...]
Happy Friday from Hoeft Builders and CCEDC! The construction continues and we couldn't be more thrilled for everyone involved! What an awesome start to this weekend ahead.
Here's the new scoop on Lake Wissota Business Park. Summer is still in full swing and so is construction season in the Lake Wissota Business Park! We "dig" watching the progress of Nordson EDI and look forward to the finished product. Great work everyone!