We're excited to host The Harding Group for their 2019 COMPENSATION TRENDS & FORECAST FOR 2020 Event! Here you will learn about business planning for 2020, so you can create a solid plan for employee compensation to attract and retain the workforce you are looking for. A more qualified workforce lets your company see higher productivity and customer service interactions, leading to an increase in your company’s revenue and help your business establish its identity with consumers.
On September 19th, 2019 Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) held its monthly Board of Director's (BOD) meeting at the new Hoeft Builders location in Altoona, WI. The board discussed topics that included planning for HATCH 2019, Business at the Gardens, Manufacturing Month, CareerTek and the strategic planning efforts that this year's BOD's will be gearing towards. CCEDC would like to thank Hoeft Builder's for their hospitality in their beautiful new building!
On September 17th, 2019 Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) participated in the Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon at the University of Eau Claire, WI. Jonathon Horne, managing director of Idea Fund of La Crosse, a seed stage venture capital fund established in 2016 to invest in pre-revenue and early stage revenue startup companies gave a presentation on what his fund looks for when investing in startups. Rosalyn Zirngible, Marketing Specialist and Project Manager of CCEDC, provided the group with an overview of CCEDC's programs which are aimed at improving our entrepreneurial ecosystem such as our upcoming HATCH slated for October 17, 2019 at Cowboy Jack's Saloon.
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, (October 17, 2019) – Wrangle up some friends and join the CCEDC at Cowboy Jack’s Saloon for the wildest Entrepreneurial Event in the Chippewa Valley - the 2nd Annual HATCH! Registered Entrepreneurs will each have five minutes to pitch their case to a panel of judges and a live audience about their business ideas. In addition, the audience has a chance to evaluate and vote for their favorite idea alongside the judges. Beyond the prize money, this is an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to share their fresh and creative business ideas to supportive investors, businesses, and community members! To register to pitch, visit us at www.chippewa-wi.com Similar to the Shark Tank Television Show, a panel of local judges will select the best business idea pitched to them by registered entrepreneurs. [...]
Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation is aggressively focused on increasing entrepreneurship in the rural communities of our county. There are several untold opportunities in our rural area that can serve as a catalysts to help spur economic diversification efforts. One of those opportunities is the Sept. 17, 2019 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and CCEDC staff will be there to hear panelists Jonathon Horne, managing director of Idea Fund of La Crosse, a seed stage venture capital fund established in 2016 to invest in pre-revenue and early stage revenue startup companies; and Mike Schulte, head analyst and head of legal of Great North Labs, which is an early-stage venture fund for the upper Midwest. This event is Cross-border investing: Minnesota, Wisconsin VCs -is great opportunities for innovators from two [...]
Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) would like to congratulate Governor Evers on his pick of Melissa Hughes who will replace and take over for former WEDC Secretary Mark Hogan. Hogan, who was appointed in 2015 by former Gov. Scott Walker, officially resigned Tuesday. Hughes will begin on October 1st and will become the first woman to lead the organization.Melissa Hughes, who has spent the last 15-plus years as general counsel with Organic Valley/CROPP cooperative. Hughes joined La Farge-based Organic Valley in 2003 as chief mission office and general counsel. The cooperative of organic livestock, dairy and vegetable farmers was created in 1988. “With her background helping small businesses and family farms, coupled with her experience navigating complex governmental, regulatory, trade, and business matters, Missy Hughes will be an incredible asset to our [...]
Hot off the press, the CCEDC 2019 End of Summer Newsletter is available now. Catch up on the latest news in BRE, construction, site visits, pending awards, and more! Stop in our office or read it now.
It's not every day that economic development organizations get a chance to review their performance during the site selection phase of a project. When DHL selected Chippewa County's Lake Wissota Business Park for their project, the CCEDC team had the opportunity to sit down with Kelli Saunders, Sr. Director Incentives and Site Selection of DHL Supply Chain. She discussed her satisfaction with the organization's performance. The information that Ms. Saunders provided will help CCEDC improve our program and for those wanting to know, we received top marks! #ChippewaCountyEDC,
Today Vincent Tool announced that they will be expanding their operations in the Village of Lake Hallie by celebrating a ground-breaking for their new addition. According to Kenny Skar, Owner of Vincent Tool, the company has been in operation since 2000 and does custom machining with a specialty on injection mold bases. “This expansion is a result of our dedicated and quality oriented employees who have helped us grow to the point that we need more space to take care of our current customers,” stressed Skar. “Vincent Tool is a great small business to have in the Village of Lake Hallie and it’s exciting to watch them grow along with our community,” stated Gary Spilde, Village of Lake Hallie President. “Bauman Construction (a CCEDC investor) is pleased to have been chosen for this [...]
The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation utilizes three ways to three ways of facilitating the creation of jobs and capital investment within the Chippewa Valley. First, working to help in the creation of new firms (entrepreneurial development like our HATCH and Pitching events). Second, attraction of external firms to our area (business recruitment like the Fleet Farm Distribution Center) is used by CCEDC. Last but not least- we use a strategy of working to improve the growth/expansion of our existing firms (Business Expansion and Retention or our BEAR Program). Up to 80% of net new jobs and capital investment in the Chippewa Valley is generated by existing firms, and these existing firms provide even more return on investment in smaller, rural market areas like Chippewa’s. Just recently the CCEDC BEAR team visited several [...]