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CCEDC 2022 Annual Meeting

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 8, 2022 Contact: Charlie Walker, 715-723-7150, staff@chippewa-wi.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 [...]

CCEDC 2022 Annual Meeting2022-08-10T09:50:03-05:00

Wisconsin Farmers Union Selects Greenfire for Historic Renovation Project

The Wisconsin Farmers Union is renovating a 45,000 square foot historic building that will include their state headquarters on the second floor - and have selected Greenfire Management Services to bring the project to life. The three-story building located in downtown Chippewa Falls will feature retail on the first floor, rentable office space on the second floor and apartments on the third floor. CEDC is so excited to see this building, after years of being vacant, restored and occupied by both residential and business customers. “We selected Greenfire because our values are similar and we like that they are tribally owned,” says Julie Keown-Bomar, Executive Director of Wisconsin Farmers Union. “We look forward to working with their team to revive the historic charm of this space, which we hope will be a new [...]

Wisconsin Farmers Union Selects Greenfire for Historic Renovation Project2022-06-07T14:21:00-05:00

CEDC Hosts Area Developers

CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISCONSIN – On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) will be hosting a Developers Update. Stewart Wangard, founder/CEO of Wangard Partners, Inc. in Milwaukee, will update attendees on their Chippewa Crossing real estate projects. Wangard Partners believes in building valued partnerships by bringing together key stakeholders in the community to ensure their project’s success. Dante Tomassoni, COO of Development at P&R Companies of Duluth, MN, will be discussing what the company looks for in a community when building their projects. Since 2010, P&R Companies prides themselves on designing and constructing their buildings to the highest industry and construction standards, making them as energy efficient as possible and reducing the carbon footprints of their properties. The event will be held at the [...]

CEDC Hosts Area Developers2022-04-18T12:50:13-05:00

Trick-or-Treat Job Fair Happening in Chippewa Falls

On Thursday, October 28th, join over 30 area employers at the Americas Best Value Inn and Suites (formerly the Avalon Hotel; 1009 W. Park Ave) from 2-6 pm. From 4-6 pm, parents can bring their children for trick-or-treating night. “Job searching doesn’t have to be frightening,” expresses Charlie Walker, President and CEO of the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation [CCEDC]. “This job fair was organized with fun, education, and practicality in mind; one can explore a plethora of career options while their children go trick-or-treating and maybe even learn about careers themselves. It’s important for people to find what they are passionate about or interested in and try to make a life out of it.” As an economic development organization, the CCEDC is proud to organize events like this to both provide opportunities [...]

Trick-or-Treat Job Fair Happening in Chippewa Falls2021-10-20T14:20:10-05:00

Chippewa County Declares October as Manufacturing Month

[October 6, 2021 – Chippewa Falls, WI] In an executive meeting on October 5th, the Chippewa County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to declare October 2021 as Chippewa County Manufacturing Month. Manufacturing Month is nationally recognized as one of the most important celebratory months in the workforce because of its intense focus on the next generation. In the Chippewa Valley, manufacturing is one of the most important industries and is in constant need of up-and-coming talent. Celebrating Manufacturing Month in the Chippewa Valley allows local organizations a chance to connect schools and companies to forge talent pipelines. The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation [CCEDC] submitted the resolution and created branding unique to Chippewa County. The CCEDC is also planning on hosting several events that highlight the importance of manufacturing in the area’s [...]

Chippewa County Declares October as Manufacturing Month2021-10-06T09:52:43-05:00

CCEDC Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from IEDC

Chippewa Falls, WI – The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) won a Silver Rank for its Chippewa Valley Round-Up HATCH Pitch Competition, a project in the category of Entrepreneurship of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).  The honor was presented today at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference, which is currently underway. “We are honored to hold this event yearly for our entrepreneurs and business community, and further honored by the recognition we have received from the IEDC,” expressed Deb Chilson, CCEDC Board Member and Chair of the HATCH Committee. “The Round-Up HATCH Pitch Competition was a success, thanks to the team that organized it and thanks to the many Chippewa Valley professionals that attended, pitched, or judged.” The CCEDC continues to pave the way for local entrepreneurs by assisting [...]

CCEDC Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from IEDC2021-10-05T14:42:15-05:00

Citizens State Bank Coming Soon To Stanley, WI

[CITIZENS STATE BANK - STANLEY, WI – 7/16/21] Citizens State Bank (Citizens) is set to open a new full-service branch office at 118 N Broadway St in October 2021, including full drive-up services and an ATM.  Citizens is a sound and secure financial institution which has obtained FDIC and Wisconsin DFI approval to proceed with the purchase of the building.  Citizens is a locally owned, independent community bank servicing personal, business, and agricultural needs. The branch office at 118 N Broadway St in Stanley will be renovated and branded to Citizens State Bank standards.  Hannah Cowan, a Chippewa Falls native and Region Manager for the Eagle Point and Cornell markets, will be leading the branch.  There will be three to four additional team members in the branch and others supporting the new market. [...]

Citizens State Bank Coming Soon To Stanley, WI2021-07-16T10:20:37-05:00

Mason Companies, Inc. Announces Plans for New Facility in Chippewa Falls

[7-9-21 - CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI] Mason Companies announced plans to build a new 425,000 square-foot fulfillment center on the Lake Wissota Business Park [LWBP] in Chippewa Falls starting late this summer. This new fulfillment center is the result of outstanding cooperation and coordination of efforts by Mason, the City of Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County and the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation [CCEDC]. Mason is collaborating with CBS Squared to design and build the phased project, which is anticipated to be completed by Summer 2023. “We are proud of our 118-year commitment to the Chippewa Valley, and this new facility will allow us to continue this commitment for years to come,” stated Jay Berlin, Mason’s President and CEO. “In keeping with our Mission Statement, Mason Companies is committed to cultivating thriving relationships with our [...]

Mason Companies, Inc. Announces Plans for New Facility in Chippewa Falls2021-07-13T10:00:49-05:00

Ashley Furniture Opens Location in Chippewa Falls

[CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI - 7/8/21] On Thursday, July 8, 2021, Ashley Furniture held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of their newest manufacturing facility in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation worked with Ashley Furniture to help identify and purchase their next manufacturing location. The CCEDC’s mission is to help existing businesses expand and to find new markets while promoting Chippewa County as a place for new investment and economic growth. Ashley Furniture is excited to establish strong roots in its home state of Wisconsin, and also looks forward to having access to Chippewa Falls’ workforce. “It’s always good to come home, and this event is no exception,” states Travis Wagner, Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing for Ashley Furniture. “We are so grateful for the encouragement from the [...]

Ashley Furniture Opens Location in Chippewa Falls2021-07-15T09:30:53-05:00

CCEDC Helps Economy Get “Back in the Saddle” with 27th Annual Meeting

The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation [CCEDC] is holding their 27th Annual Meeting at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds on August 27, 2021 from 11:45 am until 1:45 pm. This year’s Annual Meeting is themed “Back in the Saddle” and will be an opportunity for the organization to showcase its work over the past year and present businesses with several awards after a motivational keynote address by a featured guest. “We are excited to return in-person to our annual meeting since the start of the pandemic. This is our chance to brush off the dust, celebrate lifting ourselves up, getting back in the saddle and working together to get our local economy bouncing back. Now that vaccinations have been rolling out for quite a while and everyone is familiar with safety guidelines, business [...]

CCEDC Helps Economy Get “Back in the Saddle” with 27th Annual Meeting2021-06-21T09:22:45-05:00

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