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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

Ashley Furniture Expands to Chippewa County, Wisconsin

CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI, June 2, 2021 – The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation’s [CCEDC] 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. The CCEDC is proud to welcome Ashley Furniture as the newest corporate citizen within the city of Chippewa Falls. The CCEDC team worked with Ashley Furniture to help identify their next manufacturing location. Ashley Furniture purchased the former Spectrum Industries building on 925 First Avenue in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The 127,000 square foot facility will serve as an Ashley upholstery furniture manufacturing site. This new Chippewa Falls location will work in coordination with Ashley’s Arcadia facility and become a part of their supply chain. “The high demand for furniture has led us to increase [...]

Ashley Furniture Expands to Chippewa County, Wisconsin2021-06-02T14:18:59-05:00

Entrepreneurs Return to Round-Up Hatch Pitch Competition After Pandemic

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 [...]

Entrepreneurs Return to Round-Up Hatch Pitch Competition After Pandemic2021-05-12T17:08:02-05:00

Open Air Job Fair May 13, 2021 3pm til 5pm

2021’s first regional free open air job fair will take place, weather permitting, between 3 to 5 pm on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport parking lot. There will be over 30 companies there. In the event of weather cancellation, information will be provided at www.chippewa-wi.com and on the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation Facebook page. The Open Air Job Fair is organized in partnership with a variety of community organizations to celebrate National Economic Week 2021. The Chippewa Falls Economic Development Corporation [CCEDC], Workforce Resource, Inc., Chippewa Falls Chamber, Department of Workforce Development, Momentum West and the West Central WI Workforce Development Board have partnered to assist workers in landing a job with employers. While the pandemic has been difficult on the industrial field, the CCEDC is excited [...]

Open Air Job Fair May 13, 2021 3pm til 5pm2021-05-07T16:04:23-05:00

Nestlé announces Chippewa Valley Expansion

Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin (December 7th, 2020)-Nestlé announced that it is investing $50 million to expand and modernize their Nestlé Health Science manufacturing site. Located in Eau Claire Wisconsin, the expansion will add another 70 new jobs to the Chippewa Valley area. According to a company press release, the new production lines are expected to be operational in early 2022. “This major investment will make the Eau Claire facility Nestlé’s largest Health Science manufacturing site,” Jean-Denis Fournier, vice president of technical and production for Nestlé Health Science USA, said. The Eau Claire facility and division of Nestlé creates nutrition products used by health care institutions, patients, and consumers. The plant’s current production lines include BOOST nutritional drinks, Gerber and Good Start baby formulas, and medical nutrition products under the names Peptamen and IMPACT. The [...]

Nestlé announces Chippewa Valley Expansion2020-12-22T13:22:13-06:00

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