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 [...]
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 [...]
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.