Over the past couple of months, CEDC has been discussing ways to improve and grow our quality workforce. Throughout many of our Business Retention and Expansion (BEAR) visits with local employers, the topic of worker depression and mental health arises in the conversation as an issue. That is in part why CEDC has organized a series of BEAR Lunch & Learns centered around the Support for Communities Program and Better Utilizing EAPs called Your Company CAN Afford an EAP. Chippewa Valley Employers are seeing more mental health issues in their workforce than ever before. Author Dr. Susan Strauss - a national recognized expert on workforce who has conducted research, written over 30 books, book chapters, and journal articles on workforce depression - notes that many Employee Assistance Programs (EAP’s) continue to be underutilized [...]
This week, Water’s Edge Cheese Curds made their official debut in the city of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin by hosting the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation's (CEDC's) Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) Visit and a tour of their production facility. CEDC's BEAR Visit program is aimed at recognizing and supporting the accomplishments of our local businesses. We understand that 80 percent of all jobs created in a community are those from existing businesses whom we support and encourage. The BEAR Visits also open up a dialogue for everyone present to engage in a conversation about the supply chain, workforce, the business climate, and other economic issues. Over 12 years ago, Water’s Edge Cheese Curds started in a small building in Jim Falls, Wisconsin. Beginning as a secret recipe in the kitchen of a Northwoods Wisconsin supper [...]
CEDC Investors and Stakeholders are invited to join us at a BEAR Visit at Water's Edge Cheese Curds to welcome them to the city of Chippewa Falls! Expanding from Jim Falls, the company produces beer-battered cheese curds for wholesale purchasing and is opening their new production and distribution facility.
Most OSHA and EPA laws were created to regulate large businesses, yet 99.5% of U.S. businesses consist of less than 250 employees. In this BEAR Lunch & Learn, find out from Cory White, co-owner of Small Business EH&S, the three ways that these laws negatively effect small businesses and what you can do to ensure the safety of your employees. Registration is limited; reserve your seat today! Tickets cover the cost of lunch. To learn more about what Cory does, visit his website here.
CEDC’s Charlie Walker was invited to participate in the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Solutions Summit at the Pablo Center. As part of a breakout panel discussion, he highlighted the collaboration between CEDC and Momentum West in developing the regional economic development organization’s video series. The Workforce Solutions Summit is specifically designed to provide area employers with practical solutions. The Regional Talent Initiatives panel also consisted of Alms Creative owner William Alms, UW-Stout Chancellor Katherine Frank, Jenny Radcliffe of Dairyland Power, and Brian Elwood of Xcel Energy. Over 40 attendees participated in the panel discussion. The importance of communicating to the next generation of talent cannot be overemphasized. CEDC Executive Board Member Maureen Carlson was instrumental in launching the promotional video series when she chaired the Momentum West Board of Directors. Maureen continuously [...]
Join CCEDC and Lona Cook from Cook Chiropractic Center in Chippewa Falls, WI, we believe everyone deserves to live in their fullest expression of life. When there is disconnection or pain in the mind, body, or spirt it an cause problems on many levels of your well-being
Join us for a BEAR Discussion with Ashley Nyhus & Eric Nyhus Principals of Nyhus Enterprises. They have continued to expand their business to include services such as Powder coating glass media blasting steel grit blasting industrial painting burn off services delivery
Join us for a BEAR Discussion with Dr. Vijay Sasi owner/president of ABECS Global from Stanley, Wisconsin, is a custom manufacturing company involved with the production and distribution of animal health nutritional supplements. Specialize in manufacturing and packaging quality nutritional and nutraceutical products. ABECS Global LLC conducts business globally with specific emphasis to the USA.
Dave Espeseth/CEO of Piccard Medical has been hands on working with Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and Directors of Nursing.
Business Expansion AND Retention (BEAR) Discussions- Star Blends has been helping Midwest farm families by providing, high-quality feed, dairy nutrition, and commodity contracting for more than 20 years. Their state-of-the-art mill can accurately blend anything from a custom pre-mix to complete feed, specific to your farm’s needs.