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HATCH Business Pitch Competition

Do you have a scalable business model that can reach high growth rates over time? Do you have a product or idea that can transform into a wide variety of products or a service that is specific to certain industries or markets? Is the product at an early stage and currently being tested as the go-to market strategy and sales channels are being fine-tuned? Then the Chippewa Valley HATCH Pitch Competition is for you! CCEDC partnered with CoLab and other sponsors to gather regional investors at the River Prairie Center in celebration of Startup Chippewa Valley Week. Investors are looking for exceptional teams and products that fit their investment criteria so they can make a return on their investment. Local investors are a key part of the Chippewa Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem and might [...]

HATCH Business Pitch Competition2021-11-08T16:23:53-06:00

BEAR Lunch & Learn: Talent in the Digital Age

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 [...]

BEAR Lunch & Learn: Talent in the Digital Age2021-08-12T09:31:23-05:00

CCEDC 2021 Round-Up HATCH Business Pitch Event

Wrangle up some friends and join the CCEDC at Chippewa Valley Music Festivals for the wildest Entrepreneurial night at Chippewa Valley Wisconsin largest Start Up Pitch Event! Come cheer on your favorite entrepreneur and show your support. Entrepreneurs will each have five minutes to pitch their case to local judges and you the audience about their business ideas. In addition, you will have a chance to evaluate and vote for your favorite idea alongside the judges. Space is limited! RSVP to save your seat and watch this Wild West Idea Showdown. The best wins $5,000.

CCEDC 2021 Round-Up HATCH Business Pitch Event2021-04-23T10:25:34-05:00

BEAR Discussion with Lona Cook from Cook Chiropractic Center

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

BEAR Discussion with Lona Cook from Cook Chiropractic Center2021-04-27T10:53:58-05:00

Regional Telecoms that provide broadband service to Chippewa County

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) understands the impact that internet connectivity has on our local economy. Effective and affordable broadband access increases the growth potential of our local businesses by helping them access new markets. It is necessary for any precision agriculture operation. It is a catalyst for rural prosperity by connecting rural households, schools, and healthcare with each other. It also is a “must” if small communities are to attract new residents and talent. Today, one thing that was made abundantly clear by the 2020-21 pandemic is that it is even more necessary has because of the huge increase in demand for high-speed internet within the Chippewa Valley as businesses, education, healthcare, and workers transitioned to online services. Over the past several years CCEDC has worked with our local Telecom providers [...]

Regional Telecoms that provide broadband service to Chippewa County2021-04-26T12:56:31-05:00

Youth Entrepreneurship…a Sweet thing!

Fostering entrepreneurship is essential for any community to grow, no more so is this true than in rural areas like Chippewa County. It takes a certain type of person that wants to create new products or services. These entrepreneurs stimulate new employment, which positively impacts our economic growth. So, it makes sense that the sooner entrepreneurs are cultivated, fostered, incubated, and supported-the more benefits our local region will receive. One does not need to look far to find success stories of young adults that have taken the entrepreneurial route. According to www.investopedia.com - Hart Main created manly-scented candles when he was 13 only after he kept teasing his sister about her girly-smelling candles. Then there is Caine Monroy, who transitioned some space in his father’s auto parts store into a makeshift arcade at [...]

Youth Entrepreneurship…a Sweet thing!2021-04-20T16:26:59-05:00

BEAR Discussion with Ashley Nyhus from Nyhus Enterprises LLC

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

BEAR Discussion with Ashley Nyhus from Nyhus Enterprises LLC2021-04-06T12:16:13-05:00

Governor Evers Stresses Importance of Wisconsin Infrastructure While Fixing Potholes

Governor Evers spent the afternoon in Chippewa Falls, WI with a shovel in his hand while discussing the importance of Wisconsin’s infrastructure alongside Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson. The duo is touring the state while fixing potholes to promote the governor’s proposed roads budget for 2021-2023. Evers and Thompson also made stops in Wausau and Appleton. Evers discussed repairing bridges, roads, and investing in our transportation throughout the state as local communities like Chippewa Falls need reliable infrastructure to allow people to safely get to point A to point B. “Thompson and I want to emphasize that we feel very strongly about this issue. The hard work for repairs is done by local workers, municipalities, and cities as they are responsible for this. The state has to do their job to financially [...]

Governor Evers Stresses Importance of Wisconsin Infrastructure While Fixing Potholes2021-03-31T13:51:32-05:00

BEAR Discussion with Wisconsin Housing Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).

Join us for a BEAR Discussion with Mai Xiong to discuss WHEDA’s mission.  The organization provides the tools to help people and communities realize their hopes and dreams. The issue of affordable housing are pressing issues that all communities face, especially in rural areas. Learn a little bit more about WHEDA.        

BEAR Discussion with Wisconsin Housing Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).2021-03-19T12:46:11-05:00

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