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2024 Farm Technology Days Location Unwrapped

For Immediate Release CADOTT, WI (December 15, 2022) –– This holiday season the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days (WFTD), Inc. continues planning for their 2024 three-day event in Chippewa County. The committee is proud to announce that it has chosen a date and location. Scheduled for August 13-15, 2024, at the Country/Rock Fest grounds in Cadott, Wisconsin (WI). Set on 360 acres of field, this fitting venue has been hosting events since 1987 and has a history of partnering with its neighbor, Close Farms which the committee has named as the host farm for the event. “We're so excited to welcome Wisconsin Farm Technology Days and its guests to the grounds,” Festival Promoter Wade Asher said. "Aligning Wisconsin's largest outdoor agricultural event with Country Fest, the largest party in a hayfield, just made sense. [...]

2024 Farm Technology Days Location Unwrapped2022-12-16T17:18:06-06:00

Mosaic Technologies Expands Across Northwest Wisconsin Through HomeTech Innovations Acquisition

For Immediate Release Eau Claire, WI - Mosaic Technologies, a leading provider in the rural telecommunications industry, has announced its acquisition of HomeTech Innovations, LLC, located in downtown Eau Claire. Mosaic Technologies, headquartered in Cameron WI, has been providing advanced commercial and residential services to rural Wisconsin for over 60 years including high speed internet, voice, video, and comprehensive IT managed business solutions. HomeTech Innovations has been providing state of the art commercial and residential services including audio and video electronics, managed WIFI, monitored security, and a vast array of smart home and office products for over 12 years. This acquisition will combine and expand over- the- top services and smart technology solutions of the two companies allowing for faster growth and better accommodations of increasing customer demand. The new company, HomeTech by [...]

Mosaic Technologies Expands Across Northwest Wisconsin Through HomeTech Innovations Acquisition2022-12-13T16:25:49-06:00

Ethan Van Grunsven Wins Grand Prize at the 2022 CEDC’s HATCH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chippewa Falls, WI – December 5, 2022 – Sconny Company, a Wisconsin Entrepreneur studying business at UW-Eau Claire, won the $5,000 at the 2022  and first place at the CEDC’s HATCH Business Pitch Competition. The Hatch event – a shark tank like business competition - held annually during Startup Chippewa Valley Week is aimed at encouraging Entrepreneurship and solidifying the region’s startup ecosystem. Ethan Van Grunsven, founder of the Sconny Company, an ambitious 19-year-old college student whose key objective is to offer chic, high-quality garments that represent Wisconsin without affiliations to universities or sports teams was chosen by a panel of five judges. Ethan plans to utilize the award money to increase production and brand recognition of his company. In addition, over 80 audience members voted for their choice [People’s Choice [...]

Ethan Van Grunsven Wins Grand Prize at the 2022 CEDC’s HATCH2022-12-05T15:50:09-06:00

$1.6 Million Grant For Crescent Meats

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and White House domestic policy advisor Susan Rice were in Chippewa County to award grant funds to Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) investor Crescent Meats. Along with other CEDC investors CBS Squared and the Roc Group the team helped the company apply for the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP)-a Biden Administration program plan to spend hundreds of millions of dollars across the country to increase competition, boost farmer and rancher income and lower grocery costs for families. Crescent Meats application was part of the first round of grants investing $73 million and was one of 21 projects across the country awarded funding.   Secretary Vilsack explained that there was $150 million set aside for grants like the one Lautsbaugh’s receiving. The Department of Agriculture [...]

$1.6 Million Grant For Crescent Meats2022-11-08T12:37:10-06:00

CCEDC 2022 Annual Meeting

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 8, 2022 Contact: Charlie Walker, 715-723-7150,   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


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