Join us for a special BEAR Discussions Podcast episode being recorded LIVE on Zoom, featuring CVTC Manufacturing Instructor Wade Latz. In addition to touching the lives of college students daily. Latz also started a nonprofit called Manufacturing Save Our Schools (SOS) Alliance, which works with school districts to provide a more realistic education to school age students. Thank you, St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls for being our partner in this educational series.
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 [...]
Are you a new or active exporter? Is your company looking to expand to new markets? Want to find opportunities for business growth overseas? Then this Business Expansion And Retention (BEAR) Discussion is for you! Join the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC), Momentum West, and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for an interactive discussion, Q&A session, networking, and breakfast. Nicola Michels, the Senior Manager and Consultant at WEDC’s Trade Representative in Germany, is joining us to meet with Wisconsin businesses, answer questions, and discuss market opportunities in Europe (excluding the UK, France, Ireland, and the Benelux countries), with an emphasis on southern Germany and Austria. WEDC is planning a trade venture to that region with stops in Munich, Germany and Linz and [...]
We've all been through a lot this year: the pandemic, supply chain issues, and talent shortages, just to name a few. What is awesome is that the Chippewa Valley has continued to prosper because of the hard work ethic of our citizens, our businesses' ability to innovate, our abundance of entrepreneurship, and those individuals who support the mission of the CEDC. We close out this year being reminded of how fortunate we are in the Chippewa Valley. This month, the Governor announced that UW-Eau Claire and CVTC were winners in the Innovation Grant Program. Businesses continue to build and expand during the winter, and we are excited for the upcoming adventures that await us in 2022! May the gift of love, peace, and happiness be yours this Christmas. Have a Merry Christmas and [...]
Join the CEDC and Bob Oliver for "Creating Value," a series of interactive workshops on improving, growing, and transitioning your business. The fourth and final workshop in this series is an interactive discussion on transitioning out of a business and planning your succession. Cost is $25 per person, per workshop. Lunch is provided by the CEDC. Space is limited; reserve your spot early!
Join us at the Applied Data Consultants Headquarters for lunch and a special presentation by Justin Vajko of Dialog Design on August 11th at 11 am! Registration can either be done via the ticket purchase link on this page or by calling us at (715) 723 7150. This month's talk: Finding Talent in the Digital Age: 3 Kay Factors to Building Your Reputation as an Employer of Choice Finding great talent isn't possible by just using job boards anymore. We're in an era where folks will choose to work for a company based on their reputation. In fact, over 80% of Americans are willing to take a pay cut if they can work somewhere with a better culture. In this 1-hour session, attendees will learn the three key factors that hurt talent recruitment [...]
Most people don't know that 85-95% of all job creation comes from a community's existing businesses. CCEDC gets it and understands that. That's why we work through our BEAR [Business Expansion and Retention] program to help them grow and expand. As a part of our mission, we aim to provide or direct our area's businesses to all the available resources they could possibly need, especially in the areas of talent/workforce attraction and retention. Our BEAR Lunch & Learn events are designed to provide existing businesses with such relevant information so that our business community can apply it to their daily practices. Recently, a CCEDC BEAR Lunch & Learn centered around the topic of improving talent recruitment through digital marketing. Justin Vajko, owner of Dialog Design Co., led a fascinating discussion on talent in [...]
Patrick Ley and Steven Birkholz – Seeking and Applying Unique Workforce Solutions – Episode 131 CEDC’s Charlie Walker sits down with Patrick Ley and Steven Birkholz of Applied Care Services (ACS). ACS is based out of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and offers counseling and employment assistance to individuals that struggle with mental health or substance abuse issues, while also helping businesses save money by taking care of their packaging needs. This week's podcast is back on the talent solution that so many businesses are struggling with; ACS is part of the solution. If you are struggling with mental health, Applied Care Services is here to help. Please consider reaching out by visiting their website or giving them a call at (612) 205 5332. Interested in signing up for the newsletter or learning more [...]