News for Chamber

Friday, August 23, 2019
Photo Caption: An example of an interactive anatomy table that will be in the new health care simulation centerInnovative center will provide state-of-the-art health care training.WISCONSIN RAPIDS –  Aspirus Riverview Hospital and Mid-State Technical College are collaborating to help meet our community’s growing demand for highly trained health care professionals by establishing the “Mid-State ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Education, Press Release
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Oshkosh Resident to Lead Local Family Care Company  Lakeland Care Inc., a local Managed Care Organization providing Family Care services to more than 6,000 individuals in Northeastern and North Central Wisconsin and the Fox Valley, has selected Sara L. Muhlbauer of Oshkosh as its next Chief Executive Officer.  Muhlbauer has worked at Lakeland Care since 2009 in a variety of roles including Care ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Photo caption: Competitors taking aim during Mid-State Technical College’s annual Trapshoot Fundraiser last September at the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association in Nekoosa. Registration is now open for this year’s Sept. 6 event. The Mid-State Technical College Foundation is hosting its fourth-annual Trapshoot Fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association in ...read more
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Rombalski one of 22 nationwide selected to participate ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 31, 2019) — Kayla Rombalski, Director of Talent Development at Portage County Business Council, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to participate in a ten-month professional development program designed to assist them in improving education and talent development outcomes in ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Friday, August 09, 2019
Stevens Point, WI - On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County held their 11th annual Bike for Boys & Girls Club at AIG Travel. After 314 participants completed their ride of choice (60, 20, 13, 8, or 4 miles), they entered a carnival zone filled with good food, fun games, and activities for all. This event is a community effort. It takes passionate participants, ...read more
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Friday, August 09, 2019
Traveling exhibit’s only Wisconsin stop on display Aug. 12-Oct. 18 in Marshfield   MARSHFIELD – While most readers might associate Peanuts with the game of baseball, other sports also figured prominently in Charles Schulz’s comic strip. Schulz created over 250 football-themed Peanuts comic strips and his “Fall Classic” – Lucy pulling the ball away from Charlie Brown just as he runs up to kick ...read more
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Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Mid-State Technical College has announced its fall Meet Me @ Mid-State dates. Each event offers the community a chance to tour a Mid-State campus, apply to the College for free and get one step closer to career goals. All attendees will also be entered to win a $50 gift card. (One per campus location.)  Tours are available across all four Mid-State Campuses in Adams, Marshfield, Stevens Point and ...read more
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Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Tomorrow River School District in Amherst is partnering with the Ascension Saint Michael’s Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) program to present a powerful program on dating, communication, respect and sexual assault awareness on Thursday, August 29.  “Safer Choices” is targeted for youth and their parents in grades 7-12. This program is open to anyone in the area and is presented ...read more
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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
The Portage County Business Council was part of a region-wide effort to learn more about wages in our community. The 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 ...read more
Categories: Economic, Papers/Research, Chamber, Education, 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
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