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Monday, July 22, 2019
Stevens Point, WI (July 22, 2019)- Departing early morning on Monday, July 22, Boys & Girls Club of Portage County Teen Center will be starting their all-expenses paid journey to Washington D.C. Funded by the Herb Kohl Education Foundation, this trip is available to forty 7th through 12th graders who were selected through an application process and who attend the Club. In Washington D.C., Club ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, July 22, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The recently completed 2019 Western & Central Wisconsin Wage Survey has revealed the average 2019 pay increases for all participating employers was 3.83% for non-exempt employees and 3.52% for exempt employees (excluding zero increases and non-responses). This is a significant increase from 2018 which was 3.15% and 3.09% respectively. For the group of 30 trend jobs tracked ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release
Friday, July 19, 2019
Susan G. Komen Wisconsin is excited to announce Aspirus as the local presenting sponsor for the 2019 Central Wisconsin MORE THAN PINK Walk. Central Wisconsin is one of twenty-six locations across the country to launch the new nationwide program known as the MORE THAN PINK Walk, an evolution of Komen’s annual fundraiser series formally known as Race for the Cure.   This is the third consecutive ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, July 19, 2019
Caption: Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc. recently presented UW-Stevens Point’s College of Natural Resources (CNR) with a $100,000 scholarship endowment. Pictured, from left, are Mike Staggs, CNR Advisory Board member; Steve Menzel, CNR development director; Christine Thomas, CNR dean; Larry Slagoski, alliance president; Bob Munson, alliance treasurer and Don Gilbert, alliance ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Education
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Stevens Point Brewery brings home the gold from National Competition  STEVENS POINT, WIS. (July 10, 2019) - Stevens Point Brewery's extensive collection of beer medals grew again at the annual U.S. Open Beer Championship. The annual competition's expert judges awarded the craft brewer a Gold medal for Point Special Lager.  Point Special Lager won gold in the American Premium Lager category, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Gamber-Johnson continues to focus on export business by expanding its international sales team by hiring an Asian Pacific sales manager based out of Bengaluru, India.      (STEVEN’S POINT, WIS – July 17, 2019)  Gamber-Johnson, a leading international supplier of rugged mounting systems for fleet vehicles, public safety vehicles, forklifts, and other mobility applications, announced today that ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Caption: UW-Stevens Point students perform in “Macbeth” during the 2018-19 Department of Theatre and Dance season. The 2019-2020 season will include two musicals, two dramas, two dance concerts and two staged readings. Take a “Journey to Unexpected Destinations” as the Theatre and Dance Department at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point brings new and familiar productions to the stage for ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Survey shows labor availability, health care costs remain big concernsMADISON – President Donald Trump’s tariffs are biting Wisconsin companies, but a majority of business leaders support them anyway, according to a semi-annual economic survey conducted by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the State Chamber of Commerce.  While 47 percent of the 204 survey respondents said the tariffs ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Economic
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
TDS Telecom (TDS®) announces it has filled eight positions to support the fiber-optic network rollout in Stevens Point, Weston, and Schofield.   “We’re excited to see members of the community coming on board to join our company,” says Kathy Cefalu, vice president of Human Resources at TDS. “A few existing employees also took the opportunity to relocate to the area and become new residents of ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Monday, July 15, 2019
STEVENS POINT, WI, July 15, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present E. John Buzza with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Buzza celebrates many years' experience in his professional network and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials ...read more
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Monday, July 15, 2019
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College Accounting Instructor Susan Strautmann was recently appointed to the Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board, filling a vacant accountant member seat until July 1, 2020.  “I am honored to serve our State of Wisconsin as a member of the Accounting Examining Board,” said Strautmann, who first applied for gubernatorial appointment in November 2018. “It was ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Human Interest
Friday, July 12, 2019
Residents of central and northern Wisconsin communities to benefit from increased number of Ophthalmologists. July 9th, 2019 – With the addition of three new ophthalmologists to the already well-established Eye Clinic of Wisconsin, regional residents will soon have even greater access to its state of the art comprehensive and subspecialty eye care. The new providers will begin seeing patients in ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
Friday, July 12, 2019
A variety of free, public instrumental and vocal performances will be offered through the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as parents, students and teachers of the Suzuki method come from around the world for musical instruction, extracurricular activities and concerts at the annual American Suzuki Institute (ASI).  With sessions July 21-27 and July 28-Aug. 3, ASI is sponsored by the Aber ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Team Schierl Companies, Inc, raised over $107,00 for numerous local charities at their annual golf outing event held on June, 19th. "This wouldn't be possible without the generosity and support of corporate sponsors, golfers, Team Schierl Associates, and volunteers." stated Fritz Schierl, Co-CEO  
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Middle and high school students will explore materials, develop skills, utilize tools and technology and discover a career  WISCONSIN RAPIDS – After a successful Summer Manufacturing Camp this June, Mid-State Technical College is offering another chance for middle and high school students to experience the camp before summer is over. Ideal for students entering 9th and 10th grade, the Summer ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Wisconsin book manufacturer offers unparalleled healthcare and benefits to its 400 staff and their families Stevens Point, Wisconsin (July 2, 2019) – Worzalla, an employee-owned printing company specializing in high-quality custom products, recently offered its employees and their spouses free mammogram screenings in partnership with the Marshfield Clinic’s Mobile Health Screening Unit. ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The public is invited to an Iron Pour event at the Stevens Point Sculpture Park on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 900 Second Street North, Stevens Point, beginning at 2:00 p.m.  A limited number of sand molds will be available for the public to carve at the event. There is no charge to attend and all materials will be provided. Those interested in sand carvings should arrive at 2:00 p.m. The first ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, July 08, 2019
Faculty and staff members and departmental units at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point were recently recognized for excellence:The Department of Geography and Geology received the Friend of Land Records Award from the Wisconsin Land Information Association. The award is given to an individual or organization that has contributed to the success or advancement of land records modernization in ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, July 08, 2019
More than 150 golfers and pickleball players from all over Wisconsin are expected to participate in the second annual SentryWorld/Special Olympics Wisconsin Golf and Pickleball Classic on Tuesday, September 10 at SentryWorld in Stevens Point. Registration is now open online at www.SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.org/SentryWorld. All proceeds will go to Special Olympics Wisconsin.  Golfers and pickleball ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
New Wisconsin angel group is lead investor in PyranMadison startup raising pre-seed roundby Molly Dill June 18, 2019, 1:47 PM Madison-based renewable chemical startup Pyran LLC has received a $120,000 investment from new angel investor group Wisconsin River Business Angels. Established a couple of years ago and based in Plover, WRBA is a subsidiary of Midwest Wealth Ventures LLC. This is its ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
CAP Services’ Kathy Junion, center, accepts a donation from Connexus Credit Union’s Aimee Filipiak, left, and Susan Jackan, right, on Friday, June 29, at CAP’s Family Crisis Center (FCC) in Stevens Point. The $10,000 donation, courtesy of the credit union’s Connexus Cares philanthropic program, supports the FCC in providing assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Stevens Point, WI – June 26, 2019 – Supply collection for Project Fresh Start, a United Way of Portage County Volunteer Center program that provides school supplies to qualifying students, is underway.   Any 4K-12 student enrolled in a Portage County school and who qualifies for the federal free and reduced priced meal program is eligible to receive supplies. More than 3,000 students in Portage ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
CAP Services has experienced some changes in its senior staff recently.   Nicole Harrison, Marion, was named CAP’s new Chief Program Officer (CPO) in May.  Harrison is based at CAP’s Hoover Road location in Stevens Point and is responsible for oversight of the agency’s programmatic operations including human development, early childhood development, lending and weatherization.  Harrison has ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The Wisconsin Becoming an Outdoors - Woman (BOW) program is offering an Isle Royale camping and kayaking adventure in Michigan July 19-25.   Open to participants 18 and older with some paddling experience, the workshop will offer information about gear, terminology, basic padding strokes and safety before exploration the Isle Royale National Park. The trip will include padding about three ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
Monday, June 24, 2019
(STEVEN’S POINT, WIS – June 6, 2019)  – ​​​Gamber-Johnson, a leading supplier of rugged mounting systems for fleet vehicles, public safety vehicles, forklifts, and other mobility applications, announced today that it was successfully awarded a U.S. patent for its unique thermal tablet covers featuring innovative technology that allows tablets to stay warm and functioning in cross dock and freezer ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
Monday, June 24, 2019
Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County announces sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program, as well as new upgrades to its Plover Center kitchen.  Upgrades to the Plover Center kitchen will allow the Club to serve a wider variety of menu items year-round.  This summer, the Boys & Girls Club expects to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 24, 2019
The first-ever Tomorrow River status report examines water quality and provides a benchmark for future land management decisions. It was compiled by College of Natural Resources specialists at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, who summarized available monitoring results.  The Tomorrow River, which flows through Portage and Waupaca counties, is recognized statewide for supporting native ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 24, 2019
The education program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been ranked as second in the nation according to Study.com. The site’s Best Colleges for Education Majors list ranked UW-Stevens Point’s education program highly for program outcomes, graduation and retention rates, advising services, student organization opportunities and vast program options. “UW-Stevens Point’s School of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Press Release
Monday, June 24, 2019
Stevens Point, WI –June 24, 2019 – United Way of Portage County is the fiscal agent for an award from the federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) for 2019. Portage County has been awarded $27,023 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National ...read more
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