Economic Gateway http://www.momentumwest.org Momentum West News RSS Feed Wed, 26 Sep 2018 09:28:10 -0500 en-US Mosaic Telecom Marketing Manager is a Young Professional Growing Her Career in the Momentum West Region http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/2145/mosaic-telecom-marketing-manager-is-a-young-professional-growing-her-career-in-the-momentum-west-region http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Megan Maikowski is a local young professional and the Marketing Manager for Mosaic Telecom. Mosaic Telecom is the area’s local Internet, TV, Telephone and IT services provider. As the Marketing Manager, her job is to market their services while doing community outreach to engage with the public in the communities... Clark Co. group begins selling hemp under state pilot program http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4218/clark-co-group-begins-selling-hemp-under-state-pilot-program http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 CLARK COUNTY, Wis. -On Hewett Street in Neillsville, the Degenhardt family set up their hemp shop. It's part of the state's new "Industrial Hemp Pilot Research Program," and Cannabis Cultivators of Clark County is the first operation of its kind in Wisconsin.  "I want to be the pioneer, I just want to... Altoona's River Prairie development keeps growing with addition of farmers market http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4217/altoonas-river-prairie-development-keeps-growing-with-addition-of-farmers-market http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 ALTOONA — Some attendees of Monday’s River Prairie farmers market were most excited about buying fresh vegetables.  Others enjoyed purchasing items from food trucks at the site on Altoona’s northwest side, while still others enjoyed taste-testing differed types of honey.  For 7-year-old Brooklyn Hayden, a flavored ice drink was the highlight of the... Legacy Community Center opens on Grand Avenue, brings Agnes' Table next door http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4215/legacy-community-center-opens-on-grand-avenue-brings-agnes-table-next-door http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 A Chippewa Falls nonprofit has reopened in a new building in downtown Chippewa Falls and is bringing meal service Agnes’ Table with it. The Legacy Community Center opened Monday at 26 West Grand Ave. The center serves two purposes, said Dave Gordon, who sits on the center’s board of directors. It is an... Entrepreneur Task Force Conducting Resource Survey http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4891/entrepreneur-task-force-conducting-resource-survey http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 As a follow-up to a recent entrepreneur forum featuring Ernesto Sirolli, several panels and a discussion on existing resources in the region lead by Aaron Hagar of WEDC, a volunteer taskforce has been established to help drive entrepreneurship in the region. Members from the sponsoring organizations (WEDC, Ignite WI, UW... Foxconn R&D center in Chippewa Valley topic of Tech Council network luncheon in Eau Claire http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4892/foxconn-r&d-center-in-chippewa-valley-topic-of-tech-council-network-luncheon-in-eau-claire http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Aug. 28, 2018) Contact: Tom Still or Angela Schlobohm at 608-442-7557 To learn more online: www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com   EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Plans for the Foxconn Technology Group’s innovation center in the Chippewa Valley region of western Wisconsin will be discussed at the Tuesday, Sept. 18 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon... Wisconsin Freight Intermodal Survey http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4893/wisconsin-freight-intermodal-survey http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Please see link below for Wisconsin's Freight Advisory Committee's Intermodal Subcommittee survey. Responses are due 9/14/18 and the questions are detailed, so it may take some time to compile. https://www.wmc.org/uncategorized/intermodal-logistics-and-supply-chain-survey/ Thanks Dean M. Prestegaard Economic Development Chief   Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Transportation Investment Management Dean.Prestegaard@dot.wi.gov 2018 Green Masters Program, Deadlines Approaching http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4894/2018-green-masters-program-deadlines-approaching http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 [Madison, Wis. August 2018] – In case you aren't already familiar with it, the Green Masters Program is Wisconsin's most trusted sustainable business recognition & assessment program. Created by some of the brightest minds in the sustainability industry, the Green Masters Program provides Wisconsin businesses with a benchmark for themselves,... Bike trails, breweries and a charming B&B make for a relaxing rural getaway in the Menomonie area http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4214/bike-trails-breweries-and-a-charming-b&b-make-for-a-relaxing-rural-getaway-in-the-menomonie-area http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Hidden gem is an overused term in the travel world.   In the age of the Internet and Instagram, there aren’t many hidden gems anymore.  But if you are open to traveling to lesser known spots, you might still find a little diamond in the rough. I found just such a jewel in the... Menomonie Realtor recognized as among 'America’s Best' http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4213/menomonie-realtor-recognized-as-among-americas-best http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Tue, 04 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Cora Frank, a 15-year veteran Realtor, was recently recognized in the 2018 REAL Trends “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” rankings. The survey is divided into four categories: individual agents by sales volume, individuals by transaction sides, agent teams by volume and teams by sides. Frank, a Realtor with RE/MAX Affiliates, placed... New housing available soon in Amery http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4212/new-housing-available-soon-in-amery http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Mon, 03 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Amery Housing Authority broke ground on a much-awaited project. The first two structures of four rental units are currently being constructed by Berghammer Builders of Clayton. The units will be side-by-side duplexes located on the east side of Harrison Avenue. Amery Housing Authority director Terry Forrest said that city administration as well... BP Motorsports opens http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4211/bp-motorsports-opens http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 It’s been a life long dream of Bobby Penders to run his own repair and service shop.  June 4 he opened BP Motorsports in Osceola, just south of the village center in the former Denny’s Auto. By month’s end, the shop was full of ATVs and dirt bikes. “The first couple weeks... Royal Credit Union announces new Branch Manager in New Richmond http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4207/royal-credit-union-announces-new-branch-manager-in-new-richmond http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 EAU CLAIRE, WI  — Royal Credit Union (Royal) has named Josh Peterson Branch Manager of the New Richmond office. His responsibilities will include ensuring the branch meets financial, operational, and growth goals, as well as overseeing daily actions. In addition, Peterson will work with his team to provide an exceptional experience... Hudson Grocery Co-op celebrates milestone http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4206/hudson-grocery-coop-celebrates-milestone http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Hudson Grocery Cooperative reached its latest goal of 550 owners. This "Fishing for 550" campaign was a smaller goal established to help increase momentum as the co-op continues moving closer to its next goal. A celebration of the milestone was held on Thursday, July 26 at Hop and Barrel. The co-op plans... Local Photographer Receive 'Elite' Status http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4205/local-photographer-receive-elite-status http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 New Richmond Photographer Nate Peterson, owner of NP Design & Photography Studio, has been named to receive an Elite membership from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Nate is one of the few to earn the Elite membership - yet another milestone in his career behind the camera. "We are encouraging... Lueck opens Modern Woodmen office: New office in River Falls offers fraternal financial services http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4204/lueck-opens-modern-woodmen-office-new-office-in-river-falls-offers-fraternal-financial-services http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Lueck opens Modern Woodmen office: New office in River Falls offers fraternal financial services Lance Lueck, River Falls, WI, a Financial Representative for Modern Woodmen of America, has opened an office at 109B N. Main St, STE D in River Falls. The local office will serve Modern Woodmen members, their families... Young Mayor Encourages Everyone to Participate in Community Building http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4406/young-mayor-encourages-everyone-to-participate-in-community-building http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Mayor Alan Christianson was born and raised in Ladysmith.  Both of his parents and grandparents were raised in Rusk County, so you could say that his roots run deep.  After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a double major in Finance and Business Administration, he decided to return... Sand is everywhere, yet we may be running out of it http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4203/sand-is-everywhere-yet-we-may-be-running-out-of-it http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Sun, 26 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 What do concrete buildings, windows and your smartphone have in common? Sand — the stuff our modern cities are made out of, says Vince Beiser, author of "The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization." "The thing that basically every apartment block, office building and shopping mall... Quest for the best coffee leads to long-running Elmwood business http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4199/quest-for-the-best-coffee-leads-to-longrunning-elmwood-business http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 In the early 1990's, Elmwood resident John Eager's desire for finding the "best cup of coffee" led him to begin roasting his own coffee in a steel pan in his home oven. He eventually moved up to buying a 1910 Royal #5 Coffee Roaster from the East Coast, and had... Sew much talent: Carpenter creates gowns, drama as a home sewer http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4198/sew-much-talent-carpenter-creates-gowns-drama-as-a-home-sewer http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Jordan Carpenter has been outfitting people (and stuffed toys and Troll dolls) since as far back as he can remember. Creating garments from his imagination was an instinctive drive. Just like walking, eating or breathing, being creative came naturally for him. However, his first few attempts were pretty disappointing, with clothes... Utility leadership consider utility trends, look to RFMU's future http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4197/utility-leadership-consider-utility-trends-look-to-rfmus-future http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 River Falls City Council Member Diane Odeen has been on the city's Utility Advisory Board since she was first elected to the council in 2013. Earlier this summer, Odeen represented River Falls Municipal Utilities and WPPI Energy (of which RFMU is a member-utility) at the American Public Power Association (APPA)... Workers are the new weapon as states go to extremes in the battle for business http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4196/workers-are-the-new-weapon-as-states-go-to-extremes-in-the-battle-for-business http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Forequarter restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin, has managed to pull off a rare feat. Not only has it has stayed in business for six years, it is also still routinely referred to as trendy. On a recent visit, people were already showing up for dinner by 5:00 p.m. on a weeknight.... Ladysmith High School Graduate Moves Home to Build Her Career and Give Back to the Community http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/2144/ladysmith-high-school-graduate-moves-home-to-build-her-career-and-give-back-to-the-community http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 When business feels like family, a career can become more than a job. It can become a place to thrive and work can feel like a second home.  This is exactly what happened to Ladysmith High School graduate, Jessica Bingham. When she graduated in 2002, she left home to study Business... The economies of every US state and DC, ranked from worst to best http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4195/the-economies-of-every-us-state-and-dc-ranked-from-worst-to-best http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The US is a massive, complex economy, and so too are the component economies of the 50 states and Washington, DC, that make up the whole. Business Insider combined six measures of labor-market and general economic health for all the states and the District of Columbia. They are the unemployment rate,... HOOKED ON A FEELING: UNIQUE EXPERIENCES HELP FILL WISCONSIN’S TALENT PIPELINE http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media/p/item/4194/hooked-on-a-feeling-unique-experiences-help-fill-wisconsins-talent-pipeline http://www.momentumwest.org/news-and-media Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 By all measures economists use to assess the quality of life a place offers—job availability, cost of living, commute times, recreation, etc.—Wisconsin stacks up pretty well. Very well, in fact. Problem is, people don’t consult economists when choosing the best place to pursue their passions. As CEO of NEWaukee, I...