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Shop Main Street WI

Good news for all our small businesses in the Chippewa Valley and Wisconsin that offer ecommerce and shipping options – the MainStreetWI.com online retail portal is expanding statewide. The portal, launched in June for participants in WEDC’s Main Street and Connect Communities programs, will be expanded! This campaign will include additional media and social media tools and resources which will be released on November 16th, but in advance of this launch, WEDC is hoping to identify additional businesses that should be added to the site to allow Wisconsinites to shop local when they are shopping online this holiday season. Surveys show that more than 70% of consumers plan to do at least some online shopping this year, and WEDC would like to make it easier to identify and purchase goods online from local [...]

Shop Main Street WI2020-11-10T15:30:01-06:00

National Veterans Small Business Week

Veteran business owners drive our economy and power the American Dream.  As these patriots apply many of the skills they obtained in the Armed Forces, they make valuable and lasting contributions to our robust business landscape.  During National Veterans Small Business Week, we celebrate these hardworking men and women who defended our Nation in uniform and continue to strengthen it by starting businesses when they return to civilian life. Join us at Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) as we celebrate veteran-owned businesses across the country from Monday, November 2nd thru Friday, November 6th! Each year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). This year marks the seventh annual NVSBW and this [...]

National Veterans Small Business Week2020-11-02T11:16:47-06:00

WEDC’s We’re All In $2,500.00 Grant Program

CCEDC has learned more on WEDC’s We’re All In $2,500.00 Grant Program and we will continue to assist local businesses as we learn more. At this time CCEDC would like to provide you with what we know about this Grant Program. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will be accepting applications online from 8:00 AM on Monday, June 15 to 11:59 PM on Sunday, June 21. The general application process is as followed: There are around 95,000 companies in Wisconsin with 20 or less employees and only 30,000 grants available. Because of this, some eligible businesses that apply may not receive a grant. Here is the process of determining who is going to receive the grant. The grant will not be first come, first serve. WEDC will take applications throughout the application period [...]

WEDC’s We’re All In $2,500.00 Grant Program2020-06-05T09:24:47-05:00

VENTUREHOME-EAU CLAIRE ANNOUNCES FIRST COHORT

Exciting news is something we all need during these uncertain times and that is what VentureHome-Eau Claire, a new startup hub, announced this spring. This startup hub combines statewide resources with community initiatives to provide local entrepreneurs access to a full menu of startup resources in their community. They also serve as a landing spot for Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial “alumni” to “venture home” and contribute to their local communities. The seed accelerator launched at the beginning of April 2020 with six individuals all looking to start their own businesses in the area, beginning with the first cohort with virtual programming amidst COVID-19.The accepted individuals and businesses include Jim McDougall, Upstream AV, Eric Boud, Life-Line, Beth Crowell, The Hippie Banker, Brian Graff, Solar Forma, Aaron Accola, ALO Applications, and Mary Cait McManamon, Spark Convos, LLC. [...]

VENTUREHOME-EAU CLAIRE ANNOUNCES FIRST COHORT2020-04-17T13:40:11-05:00

Red Letter Grant offers Small Business Workshop Series for All

During this unprecedented time in our community the Red Letter Grant has developed a series of free, virtual workshops to support small businesses in the Chippewa Valley over the next few weeks. Please note - all workshops held through the month of April are virtual and a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to presenters who have offered these free services to support our small business community. To participate all you must do is register to attend. Workshops being offered include the following: April 1st: Mindfulness & Meditation Workshop April 6th: Social Media & Public Relations During COVID-19 April 8th: Finance Support & Advice During COVID-19 April 13th: Squarespace Basics April 17th: Keeping Organized in the Digital Age Click Here to Register for Workshops Please download the Zoom app (free) and [...]

Red Letter Grant offers Small Business Workshop Series for All2020-04-01T15:40:41-05:00

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