With a rise in electronic payments across the world, homebuyers and consumers need to be especially careful when working with their lenders and realtors to make sure that they don't release funds or personal information to the wrong person. According to a 2021 American Land Title Association (ALTA) survey on Wire Fraud, over 13,000 homebuyers/potential homebuyers were scammed out of a total of over $200 million. In addition, the losses due to fraud have risen due to the pandemic, from $1.8 billion in 2019 to $3.3 billion in 2020. To help the community better understand wire fraud, title insurance, and the other risks that come with the purchase of property, Knight Barry Title Group asked the CEDC to bring people together at the Willow in Chippewa Falls to learn about how to prevent [...]
Your Company CAN Afford an EAP! Are you a small business struggling to assist employees? Want to learn more about the local Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) that are available to them? Then this Business Expansion And Retention Lunch & Learn is for you! Proudly sponsored by Forward Bank.
The Altoona School District would like to invite you to attend our 2022 Career Fair event on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 from 12:30-5:00 PM at the Altoona High School. See below to confirm your participation. High School students will have more options for competitive careers than any time in recent history. That is why it is critical that we work together to help increase student awareness of all of the tremendous employment opportunities in our region. Our community and our area is in need of workers. We look to the business community to support students looking to earn money, get job experience, gain employment skills and learn more about what careers they may want to pursue. We have the opportunity to partner with our community to match employers with potential employees. As part [...]
Join us at the Main Street Café in Bloomer for lunch and an introduction to Chippewa Valley's Employee Assistance Programs, brought to you by Nicole Lillis, Support to Communities Project Coordinator at Workforce Resource, Inc.
Are we competitive in broadband? What are we doing to improve broadband access? Find out at this Business Expansion And Retention Discussion! Hear from local telcom leaders on their broadband grant progress and results.
Join the CEDC at our office for a special listening session with Rebecca Cooke, a current running candidate for Congress. We'll talk about current issues (supply chain, labor, etc.) as well as next steps.
Join the CEDC and ABECS Global for a special listening session with Rebecca Kleefisch, a current candidate for Governor.y
Alliance Plastics engineers and fabricates custom plastic extrusions for a wide array of applications and industries. Established in 1987, the company continues to experience steady growth and has expanded their operations several times in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. As a major investor and supporter of the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), they had the opportunity to host the most recent Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) Discussions Listening Session. One of the most important things that an Economic Development Organization (EDO) can provide is a platform or channel to educate, provide feedback, and help form policy decisions that improve or maintain a healthy business climate. These discussions provide an opportunity for our existing businesses to meet with policymakers about the issues that impact their operations. In the past, BEAR Discussions Listening Sessions helped form and [...]
Join the CEDC and Alliance Plastics for a special listening session with Senator Ron Johnson.
While OSHA does have the ability to set workplace safety standards, the United States Supreme Court recently found that their Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) went too far and beyond the organization’s scope, and that it is a “significant encroachment in the lives and health of employees.” OSHA was created to set workplace safety standards and not to set broad public health measures. However, the ruling leaves entrepreneurs and small businesses wondering how they can protect their workers and ensure a safe workplace in the wake of the pandemic. Anticipating a ruling one way or the other, CEDC hosted a BEAR Lunch & Learn to highlight the importance of OSHA and the EPA’s impact on small businesses. As a part of CEDC’s Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) program, these lunches are [...]