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Altoona High School Career Fair

The Altoona School District would like to invite you to attend our 2022 Career Fair event on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 from 12:30-5:00 PM at the Altoona High School. See below to confirm your participation. High School students will have more options for competitive careers than any time in recent history. That is why it is critical that we work together to help increase student awareness of all of the tremendous employment opportunities in our region. Our community and our area is in need of workers. We look to the business community to support students looking to earn money, get job experience, gain employment skills and learn more about what careers they may want to pursue. We have the opportunity to partner with our community to match employers with potential employees. As part [...]

Altoona High School Career Fair2022-01-18T13:03:47-06:00

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

Happy International Women’s Day!

CCEDC would like to wish a Happy International Women's Day! It is important to celebrate the women who lead, inspire and achieve every day!  This year's theme is #ChoosetoChallenge, calling on us all to think critically about our own thoughts and actions and how we can better promote gender inequality and celebrate women's achievements. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women‘s achievements here in the Chippewa Valley and beyond. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge!

Happy International Women’s Day!2021-03-08T16:09:49-06:00

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Planning to Invest $22 Million into the Chippewa Falls facility

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) in Chippewa Falls, WI. announces plans to invest $22 million into their Chippewa Falls facility formerly run by supercomputing company Cray Inc. to turn it into high-performance computing center of excellence and create more jobs in the process. The computer technology company will receive $8 million in Enterprise Zone tax credits over the next five years under an incentive package approved by Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) board of directors. Under the plan approved the Chippewa Falls location would be designated as the Enterprise Zone (EZ) and continue retaining its current workforce of almost 500 high-paying jobs in Chippewa County. The company plans to establish the Chippewa Falls site and invest millions in improvements, moves that would create 30 new jobs. HPE’s renewed [...]

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Planning to Invest $22 Million into the Chippewa Falls facility2021-01-27T12:31:36-06:00

Community Foundation of Chippewa County Opens Phase II of Grants

CCEDC was notified that the Community Foundation of Chippewa County will be opening up applications for Phase II of the Northwestern Bank Mini-Grant funding starting January 13, 2021! Because of Northwestern Bank's generosity, school mini-grants (up to $300 each) are available to Chippewa County 3rd through 8th grade educators to fund innovative learning and motivational activities or service learning projects for their students. This grant will further help provide opportunities for our community to invest in our future and provide lasting resources for people in Chippewa County. Chippewa County Public and Private School educators are invited to apply who serve this age group throughout the Chippewa Valley. Priority will be given to those applicants who did not receive Northwestern Bank Mini-Grant funding during their last funding cycle. Proposals for Phase II Northwestern Bank [...]

Community Foundation of Chippewa County Opens Phase II of Grants2021-01-08T10:54:03-06:00

2020- The Year to Shop Small in the Chippewa Valley

If there were ever a year to shop small for Christmas, 2020 is it. This year has been unprecedented, chaotic, and frightening for Americans in a lot of ways. But since March, the year's upheavals have had a severe impact on small businesses, especially those in the Chippewa Valley. CCEDC would like to reminder everyone to shop small this year! Now more than ever our local businesses in the Chippewa Valley need us this season. As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase across Wisconsin, leading us to crack down again on business and social gatherings, there's a chance that small businesses could face another huge hit, both before and during the Christmas season. The holidays might look a little different this year; however, we can still share joy by shopping small and supporting our [...]

2020- The Year to Shop Small in the Chippewa Valley2020-12-01T14:45:53-06:00

CCEDC Would Like to Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving!

CCEDC would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving! During this time lets find what we are most thankful for! Our staff is thankful for all our incredible stakeholders, investors and community members that make the Chippewa Valley a place that we can be proud of. If you are celebrating Thanksgiving a bit different this year and need a few ideas while social distancing during COVID-19 check out the list below! Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Watch the 2020 National Dog Show on NBC Decorate for the season Go on a family walk or bike ride Make a Thanksgiving craft Host a virtual party Watch a fall movie Put together a Thanksgiving puzzle Read a book Light a fall candle Play a board game

CCEDC Would Like to Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving!2020-11-24T12:19:13-06:00

October is Manufacturing Month

Across the country, state governors and officials are making it known that Manufacturing Month is well underway, even in the face of changes to the celebrations because of COVID-19. The manufacturing industry is a vital part of Wisconsin's economy, employing more than 475,000 Wisconsinites, accounting for 19 percent of gross domestic products, and contributing over $63 billion to Wisconsin's economy. Due to retirements and economic expansion, there will be significant opportunities for employment in Wisconsin’s manufacturing industry, underscoring the need to ensure a robust talent pipeline now and in the years to come. Manufacturing Month helps to promote manufacturing as a viable career in Wisconsin, build awareness of the contributions of manufacturing businesses, and help future generations to explore career opportunities in manufacturing. Throughout the month, manufacturers will be opening their doors to communities [...]

October is Manufacturing Month2020-10-05T15:09:47-05:00

VES Co-Founder John McBride Announces Retirement

John McBride said he’s dedicated his career to improving the health of cows, which in turn, leads to higher milk production. Since its founding in 2008, VES has been the global leader in innovating Animal-Centered Environments (ACE) to optimize cow health and welfare at many of the world’s most successful dairies. From its headquarters in Chippewa Falls, VES has designed ACEs for customers in 30 countries. VES Environmental Solutions is a premium manufacturer and sourcing company of ventilation equipment for industrial, agricultural and horticultural industries. Their wide variety of air circulation fans, exhaust fans, ventilation fans, ceiling fans, fiberglass fans make them one of the leaders in the HVAC industry. Their team of design engineers has developed some of the most energy efficient, quiet, low maintenance and innovative ventilation components in the world. [...]

VES Co-Founder John McBride Announces Retirement2020-11-11T11:58:26-06:00

We Remember- September 11th

Today, we honor those we lost on 9/11 and all the first responders, including civilians who risked their lives to help their fellow citizens. Today, CCEDC would like to remind you to remember that feeling of unity 19 years ago as we embark on these difficult times. Now more than ever we need to remember all front-line hero's who are continuing the battle here in the United States. We thank you. We will never forget. #UnitedWeStand

We Remember- September 11th2020-09-11T10:45:37-05:00

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