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CCEDC Hosts Regional Entrepreneurial Pitch Contest, HATCH

The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is paving the way for local entrepreneurs and assisting them in bringing their business ideas alive by organizing and hosting the Chippewa Valley HATCH Program. Fostering more Startup entrepreneurs makes sense because of the role they play in helping the Chippewa Valley grow and prosper. CCEDC once again teamed with the BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation, Inc. and several area local businesses at Cowboy Jack’s Saloon in Altoona, WI on Thursday October 17, 2019 to further develop the entrepreneurial eco-system. The HATCH Program-in its second year- is a rotating, high-energy idea pitch program designed to facilitate connections between prospective entrepreneurs and those within a community who support them such as industry experts, professional service firms, banks, non-profits, business leaders and investors. “Brightstar and WEDC were impressed with the [...]

CCEDC Hosts Regional Entrepreneurial Pitch Contest, HATCH2019-10-23T17:29:42-05:00

Red Letter Grant Application

CCEDC is proud to promote the Red Letter Grant - hurry! Application deadline is Oct 14th! for risk takers, movers + shakers | ELIGIBILITY | Open to women throughout nine counties in Western Wisconsin who want to start a NEW business. We will consider applications from existing women-owned businesses looking to expand, but preference is given to applicants in the start-up phase. Eligible counties include: Buffalo, Clark, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Saint Croix and Trempealeau. | HOW MUCH | Four $2,000 grants will be awarded in the spring and the fall ($16,000 annually). In addition, each grant recipient will receive a $250 print credit from Ambient Inks and promotion in Volume One - both generously donated by both businesses. As of fall 2019 - two awardees will be offered a three-month [...]

Red Letter Grant Application2019-10-02T10:39:35-05:00


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