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Monday, May 20, 2019
High school age students will learn art, music or video production from faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at this summer's Camp COFAC. Held June 16-21 on the UW-Stevens Point campus, the camp includes a full week of exploration in one of these tracks, where participants learn new techniques and gain experience. Campers may spend the week living on campus or commute to workshops ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Monday, May 20, 2019
The second faculty member in the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s data analytics program has been officially installed. Kurt Pflughoeft is the Sentry Insurance Endowed Chair in Computational Analytics.  A $4 million gift from Sentry Insurance in 2016, the largest in the university’s history, created a new major in data analytics and endowed two new faculty positions. Eduardo Rodriguez ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Press Release
Monday, May 20, 2019
Caption: Laura Zelenak points to a pepper plant in the green house at the Central Rivers Farmshed headquarters in Stevens Point as she discusses the upcoming plant sale with Farmshed Executive Director Layne Cozzolino. Zelenak recently nominated Farmshed for a $1,000 Employee-Driven Corporate Giving grant from Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc.   STEVENS POINT – “Every time we make a ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, May 16, 2019
By: Ken Schroeder, Ag Agent, Extension Portage CountyDevelop a “safety first” attitude.  Planting season often brings with it longer working hours and a rush against time.  Be sure to take time to think, it may save your life or someone dear to you.  Every year, thousands of farm workers are injured and hundreds more die in farming accidents. According to the National Safety Council, agriculture ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Education
Thursday, May 16, 2019
The Stevens Point Alliance, Inc. is a non-profit organized group of small business owners and organizations with a common goal to increase tourism, support local businesses, advance their causes and make historic Downtown Stevens Point a destination for everyone.  We are currently working on a project to build a dock system that will increase accessibility and enhance the waterfront area of ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
From left to right, Dr. Kevin Barnett, President, Professor George Huber, co-inventor, Dr. Kefeng Huang, Process/Techno-economics, Leon Ostrowski, WRBA Pyran, LLC BOD member (seated). On April 24, the Wisconsin River Business Angels (WRBA) of Central Wisconsin closed a deal with Pyran, LLC of Madison WI, providing a portion of their seed round financing. Pyran has developed a patented process for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Gail Rice, from Wisconsin Rapids, Price is Right winner, will be receiving the keys to her new Nissan Versa on Friday from Van Horn Nissan in Stevens Point.   Ms. Rice appeared on the Price in Right earlier this month and won the Showcase Showdown. Prizes included a new computer, trip to Texas, and a brand new Nissan Versa. When given the dealership options, she chose Van Horn Nissan in Stevens ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, May 10, 2019
2019 Quality of Life Leadership Award Recipients: (l to r) Mary Patoka; Lorraine Avery; Jim Anderson and Erik Carlson of Ellis Construction  Ascension St. Michael’s Foundation held its annual Community Leadership Celebration on May 4th at SentryWorld.  For 26 years, this event recognizes community leaders who go out of their way to enhance the quality of life in the community.Lorraine Avery is a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, May 10, 2019
First place winners of Mid-State’s Capture the Campus competition on Saturday, May 4, left to right: Robert Hintz, Bennet Wendorf and Hunter Hintz.   WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Two local high school students were among the winners of Mid-State Technical College’s Capture the Campus competition on the Stevens Point Campus, Saturday, May 4. Bennett Wendorf and Hunter Hintz of Stevens Point Area High School ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, Press Release
Friday, May 10, 2019
Shown is Ryan's mother, Jenna (seconf from left), Ryan (third from left) and Ryan's siblings. Simplicity CU is excited to announce that Ryan Lubek was selected as one of four winners of the Saver’s Sweepstakes® in a statewide drawing for a quarterly prize of $1000.  “We love that the Saver’s Sweepstakes® program rewards credit union members for being smart savers and it’s even more gratifying to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Gamber-Johnson has been named the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Export Achievement Award which recognizes their success in global business development for the second time in five years.   (STEVEN’S POINT, WIS – May 8, 2019)  – Gamber-Johnson, a leading supplier of rugged mounting systems for fleet vehicles, public safety vehicles, forklifts, and other mobility applications, announced today ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Thursday, May 09, 2019
The Boldt Company was recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Wisconsin Safety Council Annual Conference on April 16. Boldt is one of 13 companies to win the Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award, co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Safety Council, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Developmentand M3 Insurance. Winners were acknowledged for their safety records, leadership, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Photos:Mid-State Pre-Nursing student Colette Stoflet, right, with Wisconsin author and Write on the Money contest judge Jerry Apps. Stoflet took first place in the research paper category of Mid-State’s Write on the Money contest. She was presented with her award at the April 29 Wisconsin Writers Connect event on the Stevens Point Campus.Mid-State Corrections & Community Advocacy student Dwayne ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
With significant growth and expansion within their North American and Global operations, Marten Machining announces a new 40,000 square foot Headquarters on 11.5 acres in the Portage County Business Park, Stevens Point.   The new headquarters will allow for continued growth within the overall operation with special attention paid to the machining, engineering and design divisions of Marten; ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
Monday, April 29, 2019
CTC, UW System organization,  is hosting a USDA Program Manager for a webinar on May 30th.  We are trying to attract small business owners in rural areas who may be interested in USDA funding to develop a new product or idea they may have.  USDA has a broad area of topics of interest: Air, Water and Soil; Animal Production and Protection; Aquaculture; Biofuels and Biobased Products; Food Science ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, Education