On a snowy morning last week, Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) welcomed Nicola Michels, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)’s Trade Representative in Germany. Nicola is from Berlin, Germany, and is a WEDC consultant working to help Chippewa Valley businesses begin their exporting program. Berlin, Germany’s coat of arms is a bear, of course, so it was only fitting that she be the guest of a CEDC BEAR Discussion centering around exporting! Discovering the opportunities that Germany and the Broader European Market offer was the main topic of the CEDC BEAR discussion. BEAR, or Business Expansion and Retention, is the CEDC’s flagship economic development program and makes up about eighty percent of our efforts as an organization. Our BEAR Program is aimed at helping our existing businesses get the information and resources they need [...]
Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) hosted a dozen business owners and company representatives this afternoon in Stanley, WI at Martino’s Restaurant.
Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) hosted a dozen business owners and company representatives this afternoon in Stanley, WI at Martino’s Restaurant. Attendees discussed the latest 2019 compensation trends for assisting them in their 2020 forecast and preparation for employee recruitment, retention and budgeting. This was the second series organized by CCEDC as part of their Business, Expansion and Retention Program (BEAR). A primary purpose of the BEAR lunch and learn series is to assist existing businesses by providing them with meaningful information to better compete in the new market place. CCEDC was thankful to work with the Harding Group to discuss this critical topic this afternoon and reach out with businesses in the Stanley area. CCEDC would like to thank our sponsors that helped with this event that included Forward Bank, Martino’s [...]