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Tools for Success Women business owners know that an important key to success is having the right tools. These tools come in many forms: They may be specialized skills, effective communication skills, capital, information and the right equipment to do your job. But other tools go beyond the skills and physical resources an entrepreneur possesses. They include the company a businesswoman keeps: her colleagues, her connections in the community, the numerous supportive groups that exist in our area and even her friends. In the 2019 Coulee Region Women Business & Resource Directory, we seek to set you up with just the tools you need for success. Here, we’ll introduce you to 20 other businesswomen who provide important services, products and community connections. We offer an entire section of nonprofit resources that can help you and your employees succeed. We introduce you to women’s business groups and invite you into a web of community of businesswomen who can support, complement and inspire your business goals. In this issue, we’ll also teach you how to use popular tech tools to your advantage, helping you market, organize and grow your business. “Tech Tools for Small Businesses” on p. 6 introduces you to a number of online tools to do just that, and “10 Social Media Tools to Boost Your Business” on p. 15 helps you navigate the often overwhelming realm of social media, selecting the tools that will best help your business grow. We hope you’ll find the Coulee Region Women Business & Resource Directory a useful, easy way to find the services you need in the Coulee Region. You can also find the directory online at www.crwmagazine.com. At Coulee Region Women, we’re happy to assist you in finding the right tools to build your business and your community connections.

Diane Raaum, Publisher

Betty Christiansen, Editor

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ISSUE 10, VOLUME 1 2019 publisher Diane Raaum editor Betty Christiansen designer Jaclyn Berg Marketing Account Representative Carol Schank web master Mader Web Design, LLC photography Jordana Snyder Photography distribution Citywide Marketing Services, LLC

Coulee Region Women Business & Resource Directory is published annually by Coulee Region Communications, LLC 816 2nd Avenue S., Suite 300, Onalaska, WI 54650. © 2019 Coulee Region Communications, LLC All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Coulee Region Women magazine does not necessarily endorse the claims or contents of advertising or editorial materials. Printed at Crescent Printing Company Onalaska, WI. Printed in the U.S.A.

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How to Use This Directory • Keep the Coulee Region Women Business &

Resource Directory handy. Have a copy at home, at work and in your car so one is always at your fingertips.

• Familiarize yourself with each section. The Advertorials begin on page 7. The Business Listings are on page 14, and the Resource Listings— nonprofit and government services—begin on page 18. • Locate specific companies or organizations by using

the alphabetized categories. For example, businesses are categorized under headings such as Financial, Legal, etc. The community resources are organized in a similar fashion (Family Organizations, Social Services, etc.).

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Altra Federal Credit Union Brenda Fisher .......................................... 7 Ameriprise/Hanson & Associates Moriah A. Cody .......................................7 Belzer, Schroeder & Lough, SC Jennifer Lough .........................................8 D.M. Harris Law LLC Dawn Harris.............................................8 Edward Jones Margaret Severson.....................................8 Amy Stodola ............................................9 Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik Sarah E. Fortune.......................................9 Margaret Ahne Herlitzka ..........................9 Hidden Valley Designs, Inc. Nikki Benzing ........................................10 Home Maintenance Experts Cheryl Thienes .......................................10 Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC Heidi M. Eglash......................................10 Kristin Ottesen Upholstery Kristin Ottesen .......................................11 Life in Harmony Music Therapy LLC Amy Schaack ..........................................11 Mary Riedel Counseling Services LLC Mary Riedel............................................11 Nommensen Financial Becky Nommensen.................................12 Tammy Z’s Yoga & Pilates Studio Tammy Zee.............................................12 The Board Store Home Improvements Marge Eberle...........................................12 Thrivent Financial Melissa Kadrmas.....................................13 Trust Point Regina Siegel...........................................13 Wieser Septic & Excavating | Outback Ranch, Inc. | Outback Entertainment Holly Wieser...........................................13

AD INDEX AmeriDown Factory Outlet ...........................30 Coulee Region Communications LLC............21 CPC Printing & Promotion............................25 Elevations by Wisconsin Building Supply........31 EWH Small Business Accounting....................25 Gerhard’s Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Store.........2 Gundersen Health System...............................32 Jordana Snyder Photography...........................30 Mainstream Boutique .....................................21 Monogram Company, The..............................29 Naturally Unbridled Wellness LLC .................19 Nelson Flag and Display..................................23 Overhead Door of the 7 Rivers Region............29 Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services...................................................23 Sunset Gardens LLC.......................................29 Therapy Place of La Crosse, The......................19 Vernon Memorial Healthcare..........................31 Xcel Energy.......................................................3 YWCA...................................................... 16-17 WNB Financial...............................................30 2 0 1 9 Co u l e e Re g i o n Wo m e n Bu s i n e s s & Re s o u rc e D i re c t o r y

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Tech Solutions for Small Businesses A few key programs add up to smooth business operations. By Jessie Foss

Owning and operating your own small business may seem

daunting, but with a few programs and a little tech savviness, you can be on your way to efficiently operating your business. Sam Bachmeier of the La Crosse Area Development Corporation says the progression of technology makes it nearly impossible for anyone to keep up, but it is crucial business owners continue to use technology as it develops. “Knowing which applications best suit your company’s needs will give you that extra advantage over your competitors,” Bachmeier says. The following programs act as a starting place for small-business operations:

QuickBooks

With QuickBooks, you don’t need to be an accounting expert to effectively track and understand your business’s finances. The program links to your bank account and credit cards, making it easier to track expenses and income. Additional options include adding payroll, accepting payments and paying invoices.

Google Analytics

Using analytics—or the discovery, interpretation and communication of meaningful patterns in data—may sound like a brain-overloading task. But it’s an important task if you want to understand your customers and their needs. Google Analytics can ease the brain overload by uncovering insights on how your business is performing. Analytics can help you understand how customers—or potential customers—use your websites and apps so you can improve their experience.

Microsoft OneDrive

Bachmeier likes this tool because it allows users to access work wherever they are. It autosaves so you don’t have to worry about lost work. It also allows you to work on Microsoft applications

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online, so you don’t have to access individual offline Microsoft apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Basecamp

“Basecamp is amazing,” Bachmeier says, because it alleviates and maybe even eliminates “crazy email strings between many people who are trying to coordinate times.” Basecamp allows all involved in projects to post updates, schedule meetings, assign jobs/roles and check on projects and their status.

GoodHire

GoodHire is employment screening that’s built on trust, safety and fairness. The company prides itself on speed and accuracy built into mobile and web software. GoodHire offers a wide range of background check services including identity checks, criminal records searches, education and employer verifications, motor vehicle records checks and drug screening.

Wix

This website builder offers hundreds of templates, including industry-specific templates along with customization tools. Websites built with Wix are also mobile optimized. Wix also offers a 24/7 support team and help buttons throughout its template builder, which open to related articles.

Social Media

Bachmeier can’t stress enough the importance of businesses, especially small ones, having a social media presence. While it is important to advertise your products on social media, Bachmeier says, this isn’t the only reason to use social media. “Businesses can use social media to give company updates, gain knowledge through polls/surveys, advertise events and advertise for job openings.” For more information on social media tools, see p. 15. crw Jessie Foss is a La Crosse-based freelance writer.

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Brenda Fisher Real Estate Loan Originator Financial

Brenda Fisher has been a Real Estate Loan Originator at Altra Federal Credit Union for more than 15 years and has been in the business for more than 25 years. She is extremely knowledgeable about the mortgage process and goes the extra mile to help Altra members purchase, build or refinance their homes. She prides herself on really listening to each borrower and making sure to get them into the best mortgage product to fit their individual needs. Brenda is an active member of the La Crosse Area Realtors Association and the La Crosse Area Builders Association. Brenda is married and has two daughters and four granddaughters. She enjoys camping, golf, road biking and yoga. Her favorite way to spend time is with her family at their permanent campsite near Lanesboro, Minnesota.

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Moriah Cody has been serving clients at Ameriprise in several roles for 13 years. From receptionist to financial advisor, she understands what clients want and need when seeking financial guidance. Her success can be measured by the satisfaction of her clients. She believes service, customized advice and transparency are essential and the way of the future. She helps people stay on track toward their goals and holds them accountable to advice recommendations. Helping clients make informed financial decisions through all stages of life is the foundation of what we do at Hanson & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Moriah is a member of many community organizations and enjoys the local festivals, music, arts and food our amazing tri-state area offers.

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Belzer, Schroeder & Lough, SC Jennifer Lough Attorney LEGAL

608-784-8055 300 Second Street N. La Crosse, WI 54601 jennifer@dbsjustice.com lacrossecriminaldefense.com

Jennifer Lough has been practicing law for 12 years. Prior to moving to La Crosse, Jennifer prosecuted crimes as an Assistant District Attorney in Waukesha County in the sensitive crimes unit. As a partner at Belzer, Schroeder & Lough, specializing in criminal defense, Jennifer recognizes that a good reputation is the most important quality that an attorney can have. “It is essential to have credibility when dealing with opposing counsel, courts and clients,” Jennifer says. “When people trust you, it makes you a very successful advocate that results in favorable outcomes for your clients.” Jennifer has worked her entire career to build that reputation. She assists many individuals through difficult times with compassion, skill and zealous advocacy. Jennifer is the president of the La Crosse County Bar Association, serves on the boards of Habitat for Humanity and New Horizons, and volunteers at the La Crosse County Free Legal Clinic. In 2018, Jennifer was named a “Rising Star” by Milwaukee Magazine for the fourth year in a row.

D.M. Harris Law LLC

Dawn Marie Harris

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Attorney Dawn Marie Harris brings dedication and more than 25 years of experience to her clients. Her boutique law firm, D.M. Harris Law, focuses on employment, labor, family and civil law matters in a clientfocused, compassionate and responsive manner. Calls are returned and deadlines are met. She participates in joint representation with her clients every step of the way. Her firm has won a $1.3 million jury verdict (April 2011) and argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Dawn is a well-known frequent presenter on employment law. She is results-driven. When you retain Dawn, you can be confident your representation will be tailored to your legal needs. Dawn has always been very active in the community. She’s served as a YWCA Executive Board member and officer (5½ years) and on Women’s Alliance of La Crosse (past president), LASHRM (past president), Cub Scout leader and more. She is a six-year breast cancer survivor who lives in La Crosse with her husband of 22 years and their two sons.

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608-782-4133 201 Main Street, Suite 620 La Crosse, WI 54601 dawn@dmharrislaw.com www.dmharrislaw.com

Edward Jones

Margaret A. Severson, AAMS Financial Advisor FINANCIAL

Margaret Severson has represented Edward Jones as a financial advisor since 1999 in Viroqua. She attended University of Wisconsin-Stout and earned her AAMS Designation from the College for Financial Planning in 2005. Margaret works closely with you and your CPA, attorney and other professionals to help determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family. Margaret serves her region as a Field Trainer Leader assisting in the onboarding of new financial advisors. She has invited another financial advisor to join her in the Viroqua area to better help serve clients. She is also active in the Vernon Women’s Alliance and Viroqua Chamber Main Street. Margaret resides in Viroqua with her spouse, Paul. Their daughter, Abigail, attends Viroqua High School, while their sons, Michael and Alex, attend college. Edward Jones ranked No. 5 on the “50 Companies That Care” list by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and PEOPLE.

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Amy Stodola, AAMS Financial Advisor FINANCIAL

Amy Stodola began her career as an Edward Jones financial advisor in 2005. In 2017, Amy accepted the role of Regional Leader. Today, she supports and guides 48 branch teams located throughout southwestern Wisconsin and serves as a liaison between them and the firm’s headquarters. Amy earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and holds the Accredited Asset Management Specialist professional designation. The College for Financial Planning awards the AAMS designation to individuals who successfully complete a 12-module professional education program, pass a final examination, commit to its code of ethics and agree to pursue continuing education. Amy enjoys and supports the La Crosse community in many different ways with her husband Vince, sons Brody and Jack, and daughter Kennedy. At Edward Jones, all aspects of our business are aligned to help us meet our clients’ unique goals and needs.

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Attorney Sarah Fortune counsels clients in business, estate and tax matters. “People often think of attorneys after a crisis, but I help clients prevent disputes and financial crisis in their business and personal lives.” She crafts custom estate plans using wills, trusts and other tools that allow her clients to manage their health care, finances, child care and gifting before and after death or disability. Sarah applies that same attention to detail to business and real estate transactions. She advises new entrepreneurs and experienced executives on business formation, handling problem employees, succession planning and everything in between. Sarah has been named a Rising Star in Milwaukee Magazine for the past seven years—an honor given to only 2.5 percent of attorneys in Wisconsin each year. Sarah enjoys gardening and time with her nieces at the family farm. Her travel adventures have included swimming with beluga whales in the Arctic Circle and camping in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.

608-784-3540 505 King Street, Suite 300 La Crosse, WI 54601 sef@haleskemp.com www.haleskemp.com

Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik Margaret Ahne Herlitzka Attorney/Partner LEGAL

608-784-3540 505 King Street, Suite 300 La Crosse, WI 54601 mah@haleskemp.com www.haleskemp.com

Since joining La Crosse’s largest law firm 29 years ago, Margaret “Peggy” Herlitzka’s primary focus at Hale Skemp has been family law. Peggy has litigated hundreds of cases involving custody, placement, child and spousal support, and complex property division issues. Peggy also serves by judicial appointment as a Supplemental Court Commissioner for La Crosse County. Peggy has been named a Super Lawyer by Milwaukee Magazine 10 times, has been included in the last seven editions of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer and was also selected as a Lawyer of the Year in 2016 and 2018. Peggy has also been named a YWCA of La Crosse Outstanding Woman in the area of Business, received the State of Wisconsin Business and Professional Women’s “Woman of Inspiration” award and was named Mrs. Oktoberfest in 2015. She appreciates the faith people put in her ability to guide them through one of the most difficult times of their lives toward a solid future for the client and their children.

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Hidden Valley Designs, Inc.

Nikki Benzing Partner in Sales with Sheryl Rupprecht INTERIOR DESIGN/WINDOW TREATMENTS

608-526-9870 Kiosk at Floorcrafters Flooring N5570 Frontage Road Onalaska, WI 54650 nikki@designlacrosse.com www.hiddenvalleydesigns.com

Hidden Valley Designs, Inc., owned by Sheryl Rupprecht, has been proud to have Sheryl's daughter, Nikki Benzing, as a part of the sales and administrative staff for more than 11 years. A degree in education has given Nikki a great background for working with clients. Hidden Valley Designs, Inc., is a home-based interior design studio specializing in the sale and installation of window treatments. The sales staff arrives at the client’s home or business to help them find the best product for their needs. Hidden Valley Designs even measures and installs the product. For more than 20 years, the company has served the Coulee Region with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau in product and customer service. Nikki will continue to ensure that great service in the future. Nikki’s busy work schedule is complemented with her busy lifestyle. Nikki and her husband, James (James Benzing Construction), spend their “spare” time raising their combined family of six sons ranging from 18 months to 15 years old.

Home Maintenance Experts Cheryl Thienes Co-Owner

Repairs, Remodeling & Maintenance Do you wish you could find someone to do your timeconsuming home maintenance tasks, your growing list of home repairs or your intimidating home remodeling projects? This is what Home Maintenance Experts is all about! Four years ago, Cheryl Thienes and her business partner, Bob Lee, recognized that most general contractors were too busy to complete these jobs. She saw a need to help families, working professionals, single adults, the elderly and others in the community maintain their homes. Their professional staff will help you with projects such as kitchen or bathroom remodeling, installing new siding, replacing flooring or windows, interior or exterior painting or simply hanging pictures or installing a new light fixture. No job is too small! Cheryl brings more than 25 years of management and customer service experience to her growing company. Contact Cheryl to see how she can help you with your home maintenance needs.

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608-385-1941 W6485 Schilling Road Onalaska, WI 54650 info@hmexprts.com www.helpmyhomeplease.com

Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC Heidi M. Eglash Attorney and Shareholder LEGAL

Approximately half of all Americans have no disability or estate plans in place. Having practiced estate planning, elder and supplemental needs care, and probate and trust administration law for more than 20 years, attorney Heidi M. Eglash of Johns, Flaherty & Collins has seen the consequences of waiting until it’s too late. “Whether you’re wealthy or of modest means, planning establishes your personal safety net and ensures proper care for you, your loved ones and all that you’ve worked for. It also increases the chances that your resources will be used wisely and minimizes burdens and confusion for your loved ones.” To get started, Eglash recommends a consultation to review your circumstances, goals and assets and to discuss ways to establish a comprehensive plan in keeping with your priorities. “Those who choose to plan immediately gain peace of mind,” says Eglash, “plus all the future benefits. This legacy of good stewardship and thoughtfulness is something you and all your loved ones can enjoy.”

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Life in Harmony Music Therapy LLC

AMY SCHAACK, MT-BC Owner & Neurologic Music Therapist MUSIC THERAPY

Kristin Ottesen Upholstery Kristin Ottesen Owner/Upholsterer UPHOLSTERY

Kristin Ottesen has spent most of her life as an artist and has built the necessary skills to handle most upholstery projects. She has the ability to assess each individual project and to customize to meet the needs of the client, whether that is a repair, recover or reupholster of a piece using skills in design, color matching and minor repair. Kristin is devoted to the idea that it is more economical and environmentally friendly to recycle, reuse and restore existing furniture, equipment, upholstery and other items. Kristin Ottesen Upholstery’s mission is to produce the highest quality and provide the best value for your investment through restoration of extant resources. Kristin services anything with leather, vinyl and fabric to include antiques and heirlooms, furniture, automotive, aviation, marine seats and interiors. Her commercial services include equipment, coverings, seating, paneling, benches and booths, in addition to repairs and padding.

608-797-6553 N7982 Flaten Road Holmen, WI 54636 knottesen24@gmail.com www.knottesen.com w w w. c r w m a g a z i n e . c o m

Amy Schaack is a Board Certified Music Therapist, Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow, and founder/ owner of Life in Harmony Music Therapy LLC. Amy leads a team of seven music therapists and two administrative staff, who together provide services to individuals of all ages and abilities. Music therapists utilize evidence-based music techniques to target therapeutic goals. The music is adapted and tailored in the moment to meet each client’s diverse abilities, interests and needs. To increase accessibility to specialized services in rural communities, Amy and her husband, Bradley, created the mobile music therapy studio. The Songbird Express has helped expand services across the eight counties surrounding West Salem. Amy was recently named the 2018 Wisconsin Music Therapist of the Year. She recently celebrated 11 years as a music therapist and 10 years with Life in Harmony. Amy works to find balance between her passion for music therapy, her entrepreneurial spirit and her ultimate purpose of being a mom to her three young children.

608-799-4860 860 Mill Street N., Suite 2 West Salem, WI 54669 hello@lihmt.com www.lihmt.com

Mary Riedel Counseling Services LLC MARY RIEDEL, MS, LPC, NCC Psychotherapist COUNSELING

608-799-1208 505 King Street, Suite 227 La Crosse, WI 54601 camriedel@gmail.com www.maryriedelcounseling.com

Mary Riedel MS, LPC, NCC, is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Nationally Certified Counselor, providing individual therapy for more than 11 years. Her private practice, Mary Riedel Counseling Services LLC, specializes in therapy for anxiety, depression, stress management, grief and loss, divorce recovery, self-esteem and sexual abuse and assault. Mary works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services in a caring and confidential atmosphere. She offers a highly personalized approach tailored to each client’s needs. Prior to creating her private practice, Mary worked as a psychotherapist for Gundersen Health System under the Sexual Abuse Counseling and Support Grant Program, where she provided specialized care for victims of child sexual abuse and sexual assault. Mary is a member of the La Crosse Chamber of Commerce and completed the Chamber’s Community Leadership Program. With compassion and patience, Mary helps clients better understand and resolve the challenges in their lives.

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Nommensen Financial

Becky L. Nommensen, CLF, LUTCF Independent Financial Advisor FINANCIAL

608-317-4237 100 Harborview Plaza, Suite C-4 La Crosse, WI 54601 becky.nommensen@ adviserfocus.com www.bnommensen. incomeforlifemodel.com

Through a relationship built on trust, Becky Nommensen works with motivated people who realize that planning for the future is far too serious to handle on their own. She begins by gathering information, addressing areas of concern, educating the client and, finally, making recommendations based on their needs and desires. Becky is committed to providing her clients with the guidance and consistent service needed in developing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive individual strategy. This is accomplished with the ultimate goal of helping the client accumulate, protect and preserve their net worth. Becky has been blessed with 33 years of marriage, four daughters and five grandchildren. She is committed to looking for ways to develop and nurture the growth of this community through involvement in such activities as La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce, Steppin’ Out in Pink, Go Red Luncheon, WINS, Tri County Connections and The Women’s Fund.

Tammy Z's Yoga & Pilates Studio

Tammy Zee, MS, C-IAYT, ACE Owner/Instructor YOGA

Tammy Zee owns Tammy Z’s YOGA & Pilates Studio in downtown La Crosse. She has her master’s degree in Exercise Sport Science/Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and is a certified Yoga Therapist through The International Association of Yoga Therapists. Tammy leads 200/300-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings at her studio, which is a private post-secondary school through the State of Wisconsin Education Approval Board and is accredited through Yoga Alliance. Tammy is a personal trainer for her studio specializing in Trauma Sensitive Yoga and for La Crosse County Health & Human Services. Tammy is the Group Exercise Manager at UW-La Crosse Rec Sports and is a group exercise presenter and continuing education provider for the American Aerobic Association/International Sports Medicine Association and for the American Council on Exercise. Tammy instructs exercise classes such as Kickboxing, ZUMBA®, STRONG by Zumba, Pilates, INSANITY®, Water Exercise, Yoga, Cycle and BARRE Above. Tammy's passion is sharing her knowledge of fitness and wellness. Tammy and her husband, Dennis, have been married for 32 years, and the love of their lives is their daughter, Olivia. 12

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The Board Store Home Improvements Marge Eberle, CAPS Interior Operations Manager HOME IMPROVEMENT

Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) Marge Eberle is employed by The Board Store Home Improvements in La Crosse. She has more than 25 years of design experience and is presently enrolled in the Home Modification for States (HOMES) courses offered by the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology. The Board Store has expanded its focus to offer products, services and technology that meet the needs of the aging population as the desire to live out their lives in their own homes grows. Marge can assist you by refining your options and designing a plan that will meet your needs. Marge would love to meet with you if you are interested in a CAPS assessment to propose suggestions that will provide safety, comfort and security in your home. She can devise strategies, address current needs and allow for future modifications as you age in place. The Board Store can help to make your house a home for life!

La Crosse, WI

608-386-1217 432 Cass Street La Crosse, WI 54601 dztz@acegroup.cc www.tammyzyoga.com

The Board Store Home Improvements 608-782-8877 514 Copeland Avenue La Crosse, WI 54603 margee@theboardstoreonline.com www.theboardstoreonline.com w w w. c r w m a g a z i n e . c o m


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Regina Siegel Assistant Vice President, Personal Trust FINANCIAL

Thrivent Financial Melissa Kadrmas Financial Associate FINANCIAL

At Thrivent, we know being wise with money is a lifelong journey of twists and turns. No matter where your journey takes you, we’re here to guide you so you can live a life of contentment, confidence and generosity. Melissa Kadrmas can guide you on your journey by creating a holistic financial strategy that meets you where you are today and aligns with your goals for tomorrow. We'll listen without judgment. We'll take the time to understand where you are now and where you want to go. Together, we’ll craft a plan to help you get there. Melissa has been a small-business owner for 20 years and is a graduate from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She serves as Commander and Crew Member for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, La Crosse Flotilla. She is a member of the Wisconsin Small Business Regulatory Review Board and the NFIB Leadership Board. She is a member of First Free Church in Onalaska.

Appleton, Wisconsin • Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Regina Siegel recently joined Trust Point after more than 20 years of experience in administration, education and nonprofit work. She oversees the Personal Trust Department and provides leadership to trust administrators and support staff. Regina works to thoroughly understand the goals and values of her clients so that a customized plan can be developed to preserve and increase their wealth. Regina also coordinates the Trust Point Young Professionals program, which delivers professional development, networking and community service opportunities to staff who are new to the workforce, cultivating future leaders and continuing Trust Point’s 105-year legacy of excellence. Regina and John, her husband of 21 years, have three children: Christopher (CJ) attends the University of North Dakota, and Antonio and Jasmine are a senior and a sophomore, respectively, at Logan High School. The Siegel family has called La Crosse home for more than 17 years, and they enjoy living, boating, fishing and swimming on the river.

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Wieser Septic & Excavating Outback Ranch, Inc. Outback Entertainment Holly Wieser Vice President SEPTIC/ENTERTAINMENT

507-895-8213 • 507-896-5550 7750 TT RD Houston, MN 55943 holly@wieserseptic.com www.wieserseptic.com www.outbackranch.net www.outbackentertainment.net

Holly Wieser is the co-owner and vice president of Wieser Septic & Excavating, Outback Ranch, Inc. and Outback Entertainment. Holly helps customers with any kind of septic, water or excavating project from inception to completion. She also works with Outback customers to book a night’s stay in one of their beautiful cabins or campsites, plan a wedding at the ranch or stage a performance of a national or regional musician, complete with sound and light production. Holly supports her community by serving as secretary/ treasurer of the Houston County Sheriff’s Posse, volunteering on the St. Mary’s School of Caledonia Marathon Committee and serving as a former school board member for four years. Holly was awarded the Houston County Sheriff’s Posse Member of the Year award in 2018, being the first female to ever receive this award. Holly and her husband, Jake, live in rural Houston with their six children and will be first-time grandparents in November.

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Business Listings ACCOUNTING EWH Small Business Accounting 608-781-5625 1052 Oak Forest Drive, Suite 205 Onalaska, WI 54650 www.ewhsba.com COUNSELING Mary Riedel Counseling Services LLC 608-799-1208 505 King Street, Suite 227 La Crosse, WI 54601 www.maryriedelcounseling.com ENERGY Xcel Energy 800-895-4999 www.xcelenergy.com

WNB Financial 507-454-8800 PO Box 499 Winona, MN 55987 www.wnbfinancial.com FLORAL/GARDEN Sunset Gardens LLC 608-582-2732 16795 S. 11th Street Galesville, WI 54630 www.sunsetgardensgreenhouse.com FUNERAL HOME Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home & Cremation Services 608-782-1252 200 West Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601 www.schumacher-kish.com

FAMILY YWCA La Crosse 608-781-2783 3219 Commerce Street La Crosse, WI 54603-1755 www.ywcalax.org

HEALTH/WELLNESS Gundersen Health System 608-782-7300 1900 South Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601 www.gundersenhealth.org

FINANCIAL Altra Federal Credit Union 608-787-4504 1700 Oak Forest Drive Onalaska, WI 54650 www.altra.org

Naturally Unbridled Wellness LLC 608-799-3826 1129 Riders Club Road Onalaska, WI 54650 www.naturallyunbridled.com

Ameriprise Financial/Hanson & Associates A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 608-783-2639 500 Second Street S., Suite 101 La Crosse, WI 54601 www.hansonprivatewealth.com Edward Jones 608-788-2668 1212 Horton Street, Suite 102 La Crosse, WI 54601 866-637-7233 520 N. Main Street, Suite A Viroqua, WI 54665 www.edwardjones.com Nommensen Financial 608-317-4237 100 Harborview Plaza, Suite C-4 La Crosse, WI 54601 www.bnommensen. incomeforlifemodel.com Thrivent Financial 608-433-9646 931 Riders Club Road Onalaska, WI 54650 connect.thrivent.com/melissa-kadrmas/ Trust Point 608-782-1148 230 Front Street N. La Crosse, WI 54601 www.trustpointinc.com

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The Therapy Place of La Crosse 608-519-5546 600 N. Third Street, Suite 206 La Crosse, WI 54601 www.thetherapyplacelax.com Vernon Memorial Healthcare 608-637-2101 507 S. Main Street Viroqua, WI 54665 www.vmh.org HOME IMPROVEMENT The Board Store Home Improvements 608-782-8877 514 Copeland Avenue La Crosse, WI 54603 www.theboardstoreonline.com Elevations by Wisconsin Building Supply 608-781-3900 N5566 Frontage Road Onalaska, WI 54650 www.wibuildingsupply.com Gerhard’s Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Store 608-519-5414 106 Cameron Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601 www.gerhardsstore.com/lacrosse Home Maintenance Experts 608-385-1941 W6485 Schilling Road Onalaska, WI 54650 www.helpmyhomeplease.com

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Overhead Door of the 7 Rivers Region, Inc. 608-783-6080 W6797 Abbey Road Onalaska, WI 54650 www.overheaddoor7riversregion.com INTERIOR DESIGN/ WINDOW TREATMENTS Hidden Valley Designs, Inc. 608-526-9870 Kiosk at Floorcrafters Flooring N5570 Frontage Road Onalaska, WI 54650 www.hiddenvalleydesigns.com LEGAL Belzer, Schroeder & Lough, SC 608-784-8055 300 Second Street N., Suite 200 La Crosse, WI 54601 www.lacrossecriminaldefense.com D.M. Harris Law LLC 608-782-4133 201 Main Street, Suite 620 La Crosse, WI 54601 www.dmharrislaw.com Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik 608-784-3540 505 King Street, Suite 300 La Crosse, WI 54601 www.haleskemp.com Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC 608-784-5678 205 Fifth Avenue S., Suite 600 PO Box 1626 La Crosse, WI 54602-1626 www.johnsflaherty.com MEDIA Coulee Region Communications LLC 608-783-5395 816 Second Avenue S., Suite 300 Onalaska, WI 54650 www.crwmagazine.com MUSIC THERAPY Life in Harmony Music Therapy LLC 608-799-4860 860 Mill Street N., Suite 2 West Salem, WI 54669 www.lihmt.com

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS The Monogram Company 608-784-9647 515 Division Street La Crosse, WI 54601 www.monogramco.com RETAIL AmeriDown Factory Outlet 608-783-6646 301 Sky Harbour Drive La Crosse, WI 54603 ameridown-factory-outletbedding-store.business.site Mainstream Boutique 608-519-5522 1125 Main Street, Suite 180 Onalaska, WI 54650 www.onalaska .mainstreamboutique.com Nelson Flag and Display 608-788-2990 2501 South Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601 www.nelsonflag.com SEPTIC/ENTERTAINMENT Wieser Septic & Excavating Outback Ranch, Inc. Outback Entertainment 507-895-8213 • 507-896-5550 7750 TT RD Houston, MN 55943 www.wieserseptic.com www.outbackranch.net www.outbackentertainment.net UPHOLSTERY Kristin Ottesen Upholstery 608-797-6553 N7982 Flaten Road Holmen, WI 54636 www.knottesen.com YOGA Tammy Z’s Yoga & Pilates Studio 608-386-1217 432 Cass Street La Crosse, WI 54601 www.tammyzyoga.com

PHOTOGRAPHY Jordana Snyder Photography 608-397-5854 115 Fifth Avenue S. #407 La Crosse, WI 54601 www.jordanasphotography.com PRINTING & PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS CPC Printing & Promotions 608-791-1050 1001 Commercial Court Onalaska, WI 54650 www.cpcprintpromo.com

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10 Social Media Tools to Boost Your Business By Paige Forde

Take your marketing Utilizing social media platforms can be a flexible, affordable way to kick-start any business and build brand loyalty. If you’re looking for new and innovative ways to boost your to the next level with online presence and connect with your customers, look no further. Here are some free and easy tools to help your business reach its full online potential. these easy and effective online tools. Planning

When it comes to social media, planning ahead is key. One tip is to create a content calendar. This will allow you to create a “big picture” of your posts throughout the month. This also comes in handy for balancing out content so it doesn’t become too repetitive, as well as spacing out recycled posts across your platforms. When creating a content calendar, you’ll find hundreds of templates online to help get you started. Another helpful tool is Buffer, an easy-to-use social media scheduler. Once you discover the optimal days and times to post on each platform, you can write out each post directly into Buffer, and it will automatically post from your account at the specified time. This is especially helpful during busy weeks when you can’t find the time to post on a daily basis.

Photos

Eye-catching photos are a fantastic way to cause your followers to hit “pause” while scrolling through their social media feed. Look to free photo websites such as Pixabay and Reshot. Both operate with a Creative Commons (CC) license, so they are available to the public to use and share. Canva is a photo-based tool that allows for adjustments and resizing based on the particular platform, which can be extremely beneficial. It also allows for editing in quotes, creating collages and building dozens of inspiring designs.

Trends

To keep your posts up-to-date and relevant, Feedly comes to your rescue. Based on your particular industry, this app filters out top stories and trends that can serve as post content ideas for your business. Similarly, Google Alerts focuses on immediately informing you of important changes in the news that you express interest in, which can also aid in content creation. Social Mention is a social media search engine that shows all user-generated mentions of a particular brand to help you see what customers are posting about your business.

Tracking

To gather the tangible outcomes of your social media marketing efforts, likes and comments are only the tip of the iceberg. Google Analytics is a common tool that uses a tracking code to observe traffic rates on a particular platform. It also offers free online classes and tutorials on how to get started. To track individual link analytics, Bitly is a simple tool to look into. It is also used to shorten lengthy links in your posts. crw Paige Forde is a La Crosse-based freelance writer.

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Tribute to Outstanding Women For 35 years, YWCA La Crosse has proudly recognized area women for the breadth and depth of their impact on our community and the world. Inspired by each woman’s complexity and wide-ranging influence, we move forward without the limitation of named categories. Karen Dahl

From childhood, Karen learned the value of volunteering. As an adult, she was strongly influenced by her time with the American Red Cross and Rotary. During the Viet Nam War she worked and volunteered for the Red Cross at Army bases in the U.S., Germany, and in the VA Hospital in Houston, Texas. Since then, she has encouraged students’ leadership skills as well as efforts to alleviate poverty; the reduction of suffering and displacement of animals; care of senior citizens, Alzheimer’s victims, and victims of human trafficking; and opportunities for entrepreneurs. She is also concerned with mental illness and AODA awareness. Karen has served on the Vernon County Board of Supervisors, is presently the president of The Flame of Hope Foundation, and has been host of “Hello Neighbor” on WVRQ since 1973.

Marilyn Hempstead

Marilyn’s compassion, dedication and integrity led her through an eclectic career including jobs as religious education director, women’s resource center director, educator, and antique dealer, plus various volunteer projects. Marilyn has been a member of AAUW since 1973, and a leader within AAUW La Crosse since 1990. She has been an active participant in the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the League of Women Voters and AMOS initiatives, as well as hospice work. As an affiliate of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Marilyn gives tours of the Maria Angelorum Chapel, participates in the Homelessness Initiative Committee, and volunteers at the Franciscan Hospitality House.

Economic Empowerment ◦ Mentoring & Advocacy Racial & Social Justice ◦ Supportive Housing

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As an International Student Advisor at UW-La Crosse, Miranda strives to support and engage cross-cultural understanding. She serves on campus and community committees that promote inclusion, diversity, and understanding. She is advisor for the Asian, Latina, African, Native American Womxn Organization (ALANA), which provides social, academic, educational, and political support to womxn of ALANA descent. In leading the Global Initiatives Week Planning Community, Miranda has helped coordinate this annual celebration of the Coulee Region’s global connections. GI Week encourages individuals and organizations to become a community with a deep sense of global responsibility and engagement.

Jessica Skemp

Jessica’s love for social justice was instilled in her by family and strong female role models, including her mother, stepmother, and grandmothers. A prosecutor in the La Crosse County District Attorney’s Office for almost 23 years and the Deputy District Attorney since 2016, Jessica loves her career because it allows her to help and protect the rights of others. She is gratified when she sees people grow, overcome addictions, and change their lives. Jessica works on several committees to improve criminal justice in La Crosse County, with the goal of reducing racial and gender bias in the system while also improving safety for the community-atlarge.

Theresa Smerud

Theresa is a tireless advocate for the importance of the arts for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. With over 25 years as owner of her own photography studio, Theresa has helped many businesses and non-profits with images for their physical space and marketing materials. A nationally award-winning and published photographer, she provides unwavering support and inspiration to young people, encouraging them to discover their unique talents and challenging them to follow their dreams. As a passionate mentor and team member on local committees, crews and boards, she helps others blossom and find their strength to become leaders.

Terri Taylor Johnson

Terri recently retired from 33 years at the School District of La Crosse where she was a relationship builder, advocate, mentor, confidant, and outstanding educator. Her classroom was not only a learning space, but a safe haven for students to build relationships, appreciate differences, promote mutual respect, and challenge preconceptions. In retirement, Terri continues to foster a community of cultural understanding, critical thinking, and safe and inclusive spaces where all can thrive and have their voices heard. A dedicated life-long learner and advocate, she continues to expand her knowledge of poverty, mental health, addiction, privilege, trauma-informed practices, and restorative justice and apply it to her community involvement.

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Kemesha’s personal life experiences, challenges and inner drive to succeed have led her to become the successful, passionate and compassionate leader she is today. A 2018 honors graduate of Western Technical College, Kemesha credits much of her success to the college’s Project PROVEN as well as other supportive community systems. She has lobbied lawmakers and addressed various groups on funding reform for educational programs that serve individuals that have experienced addiction, poverty, or incarceration. As a full-time student, employee, and mother, Kemesha still finds ways to advocate for others, give back to her community, and maintain a sense of humor.

Aurora Waite, Logan High School

Aurora, a senior, is a leader in many clubs and a role model for underclassmen and student athletes. Her kindness, integrity, attitude, and infectious smile make her an asset both inside and outside school. Besides participating in three sports and a holding a part-time job, Aurora plays an integral role in many student groups including Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Rotary Interact, and National Honor Society. Last winter, she was selected as Logan’s “Rockin’ Royal Ranger” based on her leadership skills and school spirit, and she leads the student body during sporting events and assemblies. In addition, Aurora is a peer tutor and a member of Student Council and Pep Club.

Linda Xiong, Cia Siab, Inc.

Mentor, advocate, role model, social justice warrior. These are just a few descriptions of Linda, the driving force behind the addition of Critical Hmong Studies at UW-La Crosse, as well as numerous initiatives and groups that assist Hmong womxn and girls and other marginalized individuals to examine their personal lives, culture, and social and political experiences and share their valuable voices and values. Linda’s ability to cultivate relationships, get to the root causes of issues, and formulate effective ways to promote diversity and preserve Hmong tradition, history and culture are evident in the work she has done with the Hmong Organization Promoting Education (H.O.P.E.), Hmong United for Justice, Hmoob Cultural and Community Agency and Cia Siab, Inc.

Yining Zhou, Onalaska High School

Yining, a senior, cares deeply about the environment. She volunteers with Citizens’ Climate Lobby, meeting with legislators and writing about environmental issues, and she founded a student organization focused on improving sustainability. Yining volunteers weekly at WAFER Food Pantry and is president of the OHS National Honor Society. She has taught English to children in China and used her pottery skills in local efforts to fight hunger. She strives to use her NHS leadership role to discover volunteer opportunities that are equally as personally meaningful and impactful for her fellow students. Her other pastimes include making ceramics, playing piano, and participating in academic competitions.

Young Women of Tomorrow Nominees Justine Capetillo, UW-La Crosse Kathryn Draper, AAUW-La Crosse Ana Mendoza, UW-La Crosse Kaitlyn Rayburn, Holmen High School Annabelle Yusten, 4-H, La Crosse County w w w. c r w m a g a z i n e . c o m

Selection Process

YWCA La Crosse welcomes Tribute to Outstanding Women nominations in summer and Young Women of Tomorrow nominations each spring. We ask for thoughtful submissions from three individuals: one that completes the nomination form, and two that provide letters of recommendation. An independent selection committee reviews all nominations and determines the honorees. For information on getting involved, contact us at info@ywcalax.org, 608-781-2783.

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Resource Listings Great effort has been made to compile as comprehensive a list of community resources as possible. We apologize for any omissions or errors. If you wish to submit an organization for next year’s resource directory, please contact us at info@crwmagazine.com or call our office at 608-783-5395.

Driftless Writing Center 608-492-1669 PO Box 403 Viroqua, WI driftlesswritingcenter@gmail.com www.driftlesswritingcenter.org Provides literary and educational opportunities, writing classes and workshops for the community.

ADULT EDUCATION

Fine Arts Foundation of the Westby Area www.fafwa.us PO Box 8 Westby, WI 54667 Dedicated to artistic excellence, FAFWA provides multicultural programming with learningcentered focus for the surrounding communities.

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 608-785-8000 www.uwlax.edu 1725 State Street La Crosse, WI 54601 The La Crosse campus of the University of Wisconsin System offers a nationally respected program in public higher education. Viterbo University 608-796-3000 www.viterbo.edu 900 Viterbo Drive La Crosse, WI 54601 Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, this private Catholic university provides a quality liberal arts education. Western Technical College 608-785-9200 www.westerntc.edu 400 Seventh Street N. La Crosse, WI 54601 La Crosse’s technical college provides hands-on, interactive education in a variety of employment fields. Workforce Connections, Inc. 608-789-5620 workforceconnections@ workforceconnections.org www.workforceconnections.org 2615 East Avenue S. La Crosse, WI 54601 Connects people, work and training while advancing self-sufficiency.

ARTS Bluff Country Tale Spinners Terry Visger 507-894-4715 talesbyterry@aol.com www.lacrossestoryfest.com/ bluff-country-tale-spinners Celebrates the art of storytelling by educating and entertaining people of all ages.

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La Crosse Community Theatre 608-784-9292 info@lacrossecommunitytheatre.org www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org 428 Front Street S. La Crosse, WI 54601 Experience “life on stage” as comedies, musicals and dramas are presented throughout the year. Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts 608-786-2550 info@heidercenter.org www.heidercenter.org 405 E. Hamlin Street West Salem, WI 54669 Enhances and ensures the appreciation of the arts and its vitality in the Coulee Region. Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center 608-452-3424 info@norskedalen.org www.norskedalen.org PO Box 235 N455 O. Ophus Road Coon Valley, WI 54623 A center dedicated to preserving, interpreting and sharing the natural environment and cultural heritage of the area. Pump House Regional Arts Center 608-785-1434 contact@thepumphouse.org www.thepumphouse.org 119 King Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Promotes a wide range of visual and performing arts activities in a historic cultural center.

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Riverside International Friendship Gardens 608-791-4769 info@riversidegardens.org www.riversidegardens.org PO Box 3473 La Crosse, WI 54602-3473 A place of beauty reflecting our appreciation for the diverse cultures that share the earth United Fund for the Arts and Humanities 608-785-7242 executivedirector@ufah.org www.ufah.org 119 King Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Established to ensure a high level of cultural and artistic offerings from its member nonprofit organizations. University Gallery 608-785-8230 tconnelly@uwlax.edu www.uwlax.edu/art/exhibition- opportunities/university-gallery/ 105 Center for the Arts University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 1725 State Street La Crosse, WI 54601 The gallery displays works by student, faculty, regional and nationally known artists in all areas of art. Weber Center for the Performing Arts 608-784-9292 info@webercenterfortheperformingarts.org www.webercenterfortheperformingarts.org 428 Front Street S. La Crosse, WI 54601 A collaborative venue supporting the missions of La Crosse Community Theatre and Viterbo University. Women Writers Ink (WWInk) PO Box 1001 La Crosse, WI 54602-1001 info@wwink.org www.wwink.org PO Box 1001 La Crosse, WI 54602-1001 WWInk is dedicated to creating forums for women writers of all genres in the 7 Rivers Region.

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BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS Coulee Region Professional Women (CRPW) Shelli Kult 608-317-5703 crpwomen@gmail.com crpwomen.org Promotes the professional, educational, cultural and social advancement of women. Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Downtown Mainstreet, Inc. Robin Moses 608-784-0440 downtownmainstreet@centurytel.net www.lacrossedowntown.com 500 Main Street La Crosse, WI 54601 The mission of Downtown Mainstreet, Inc. is economic redevelopment and revitalization of downtown La Crosse.

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La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce 608-784-4880 info@lacrossechamber.com www.lacrossechamber.com 601 Seventh Street N. La Crosse, WI 54601 Creates and improves the business climate and promotes the regional economy.

Onalaska Area Business Association 608-782-9700 info@oaba.info www.oaba.info 419 Sand Lake Road Onalaska, WI 54650 Promotes goodwill and improves communication between the business community, local government and residents of Onalaska.

La Crosse Area Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) lashrm.info@gmail.com lashrm.shrm.org PO Box 513 La Crosse, WI 54602-0513 Serves the community through promotion of ethical human resource practices.

Viroqua Chamber Main Street Brenda Hanson Nora Roughen-Schmidt 608-637-2575 infodesk@viroqua-wisconsin.com viroqua-wisconsin.com/chamber-mainstreet 201 N. Main Street Viroqua, WI 54665 Enhancing the quality of life of the Viroqua community.

North La Crosse Business Association 608-781-2850 info@northlacrosse.com www.northlacrosse.com PO Box 402 La Crosse, WI 54602-0202 Promotes growth and economic development of the community by encouraging industrial development, advanced education, tourism and cooperation with the business communities.

Winona Main Street Program Emily Kurash 507-452-2272 ekurash@winonachamber.com www.winonamainstreet.com 902 E. Second Street, Suite 120 Winona, MN 55987 Making downtown Winona a vibrant hub of commerce, arts and culture.

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Women Empowering Women (WEW) Shari Hopkins 608-784-3904 shopkins@couleebank.net Provides women a way to network. Meets the last Wednesday of each month at noon. Women’s Alliance of La Crosse (WAL) Kasey Heikel 608-519-8080 drkasey@naturallyalignedchiro.com www.womensalliancelacrosse.com Networking association for working women in La Crosse. Meets the second Thursday of each month at noon.

CLUBS/GROUPS American Association of University Women (AAUW) aauwlacrosse@hotmail.com www.aauwlacrosse.org PO Box 2112 La Crosse, WI 54602-2112 Advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. The Center—La Crosse 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection 608-784-0452 info@7riverslgbtq.org www.7riverslgbtq.org 230 Sixth Street S. PO Box 3313 La Crosse, WI 54601 Volunteer service organization reaching out to the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual community. The Center—Winona 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection info@7riverslgbtq.org www.7riverslgbtq.org Women’s Resource Center of Winona 77 E. Fifth Street Winona, MN 55987 Volunteer service organization reaching out to the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual community. GALAXY (Gay Alliance for La Crosse Area Youth) 608-784-0452 info@7riverslgbtq.org www.7riverslgbtq.org/programs/galaxy 230 Sixth Street S. PO Box 3313 La Crosse, WI 54601 Exists to eliminate homophobia through youth empowerment, leadership development, social justice education, activism and community interaction. 20

Hmong Organization Promoting Education (HOPE) at UW-La Crosse 608-785-8225 hope@uwlax.edu uwlmyorgs.campuslabs.com/ engage/organization/ hmongorganizationpromotingeducation 1725 State Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Promotes higher education, cultural preservation, cultural awareness and self-sufficiency. Holmen Rotary Club www.holmenarearotary.org Meets: Holmen Village Hall 421 S. Main Street Holmen, WI 54636 Provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. JCI La Crosse (La Crosse Jaycees) 608-492-1935 jaycees.lacrosse@gmail.com www.lacrossejaycees.org 1707 Main Street PO Box 1234 La Crosse, WI 54601 Young professionals striving to be a force for good in the community by facilitating community service projects. Jewish Women’s League 608-784-2708 csoarabbi@gmail.com www.lacrossesynagogue.org Congregation Sons of Abraham 1820 Main Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Enriches the La Crosse Jewish community and supports the synagogue through religious, social and educational functions. La Crosse Kiwanis Club 608-784-2684 info@lackiwanis.org
 lackiwanis.tripod.com PO Box 61 La Crosse, WI 54602-0061 Global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. La Crosse Toastmasters Club 411 lacrossetm411@gmail.com 411.toastmastersclubs.org Provides a supportive learning experience in which members develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater selfconfidence and personal growth.

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Lion’s Club of La Crosse www.lacrosselions.org PO Box 1531 La Crosse, WI 54602-1531 Service organization with a special interest in visual and hearing impairment services. Onalaska Area Jaycees info@onalaskajaycees.org PO Box 331 Onalaska, WI 54650 Improves the community through community service projects, activities and events. Onalaska Hilltopper Rotary Club www.hilltopperrotary.org PO Box 36 Onalaska, WI 54650 Meets: La Crosse Country Club, Onalaska Provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Onalaska Lions Club Mary Olson, President e-clubhouse.org/sites/onalaskawi PO Box 212 Onalaska, WI 54650 Service organization with a special interest in visual and hearing impairment services. Onalaska Rotary Club onalaskarotaryclub@gmail.com onalaskarotaryclub.wixsite.com/ onalaskarotaryclub PO Box 134 Onalaska, WI 54650 Provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Onalaska Toastmasters Club 2672087.toastmastersclubs.org Meets: Goodwill, La Crosse Provides a supportive learning experience in which members develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater selfconfidence and personal growth. Rotary Club of La Crosse—After Hours lacrosse@rotaryafterhours.org www.rotaryafterhours.org PO Box 1622 La Crosse, WI 54601 Meets: Radisson Hotel Provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.

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Rotary Club of La Crescent lacrescentrotary@gmail.com www.rotarycluboflacrescent.org PO Box 56 109 S. Walnut Street, Suite B La Crescent, MN 55947 Meets: Corky’s, La Crescent Provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary Club of La Crosse Lyn Sheffer, Club Administrator 608-526-4491 rotarylax@charter.net www.rotarycluboflacrosse.org PO Box 1914 La Crosse, WI 54602-1914 Meets: The Radisson Center, La Crosse Provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary Club of La Crosse—East Kathi Millard, Club Administrator kathim@centurylink.net www.lacrosserotaryeast.org PO Box 393 La Crosse, WI 54601 Meets: Piggy’s Restaurant, La Crosse Provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Valley View Rotary Club info@valleyviewrotary.com www.valleyviewrotary.com PO Box 545 La Crosse, WI 54602-0545 Meets: Famous Dave’s, Onalaska Provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Viroqua Toastmasters Club Robert Lambert 608-606-2915 rlambert@wdrt.org 1559.toastmastersclubs.org Meets: Viroqua Area Medical Office Building Provides a supportive learning experience in which members develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater selfconfidence and personal growth.

Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse 608-780-5710 info@womensfundlacrosse.org www.womensfundlacrosse.org PO Box 654 La Crosse, WI 54602-0654 The Women’s Fund exists to enrich the lives of women and girls so they can do the same for others.

DISABILITY RESOURCES Aging and Disability Resource Center of Western Wisconsin 608-785-5700 adrc@lacrossecounty.org www.lacrossecounty.org/adrc 300 N. Fourth Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides a free resource center for information and assistance relating to aging, disability, mental health or substance abuse. Aptiv 608-784-9450 www.aptiv.org 3000 South Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides employment services, community living support and training, recreation and day services to people with mental health concerns. ARC—La Crosse 608-782-4799 arclacrosse@centurytel.net www.thearc.org 1035 Green Bay Street, Unit 4 La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides advocacy and support for citizens with developmental and related disabilities, and their families and friends. Chileda Habilitation Institute 608-782-6480 info@chileda.org www.chileda.org 1825 Victory Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides intensive care and habilitation for children with disabilities, utilizing educational growth and development.

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Independent Living Resources— La Crosse 608-787-1111 advocacy@ilresources.org www.ilresources.org 4439 Mormon Coulee Road La Crosse, WI 54601 Advocates for the improvement of life for all people with disabilities and helps them achieve self-sufficient and productive lives. Special Olympics City of La Crosse 608-789-7596 www.cityoflacrosse.org/parks/specialrec 400 La Crosse Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides sports training and athletic competition for all children and adults with cognitive disabilities.

ENVIRONMENT Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve 608-625-2960 info@kickapoofriends.org www.kickapoofriends.org S3661 State Highway 131 La Farge, WI 54639 Seeks to preserve and protect lands entrusted to the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Green Drinks Chris Schneider 608-784-6433 chris-hybridguru@centurytel.net www.greendrinks.org A lively meeting of people with interest in environmental health. Mississippi Valley Conservancy 608-784-3606 info@mississippivalleyconservancy.org www.mississippivalleyconservancy.org 1309 Norplex Drive, Suite 9 La Crosse, WI 54602 Works to conserve the diverse landscapes and natural areas of the Coulee Region.

FAMILY ORGANIZATIONS Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region 608-782-2227 info.lacrosse@7riversbbbs.org www.7riversbbbs.org 313 Fourth Street S. La Crosse, WI 54601 Matches children with caring mentors to help children become caring, confident, competent adults. 22

Boy Scouts of America Gateway Area Council 608-784-4040 www.gacbsa.org 2600 Quarry Road La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides education, character development, leadership skills, outdoor experiences, citizenship activities and more.

Children’s Miracle Network— Gundersen Health System 608-775-4424 cmnhospitals@gundersenhealth.org www.gundersenhealth.org/cmn-hospitals 1836 South Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides support to families with children with specialty health care needs.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse, Inc. 608-782-3926 www.bgclax.org 1331 Clinton Street La Crosse, WI 54603 Provides guidance, leadership and companionship in well-organized programs for boys and girls.

Children’s Museum 608-784-2652 info@funmuseum.org www.funmuseum.org 207 Fifth Avenue S. La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children and families.

Car Seat Safety Maichor Lee 608-785-6235 La Crosse County Health Department mlee@lacrossecounty.org www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/health Health & Human Services Building 300 N. Fourth Street La Crosse WI 54601 Have your car seat checked free of charge by a safety specialist. CASA for Kids (Court Appointed Special Advocate)—YWCA 608-781-2783, ext. 224 jfortuna@ywcalax.org www.ywcalax.org 3219 Commerce Street La Crosse, WI 54603 Trains volunteers to advocate for children who have been determined by a court to be in need of protection or services. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, Inc. 608-782-0710 info@cclse.org www.cclse.org 3710 East Avenue S. La Crosse, WI 54601 Seeks to alleviate poverty and strengthen families by providing family counseling, emergency assistance, adoption services and more.

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Community Teen Center— La Crosse Area YMCA 608-784-8490 ctc@laxymca.org www.laxymca.org/programs/teens/ teen-center 1105 King Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides a safe haven for high school students. Coulee Children’s Center 608-787-5572 www.couleechildrenscenter.com 2935 East Avenue S. La Crosse, WI 54601 Offers early intervention, therapy and child care services provided by pediatric specialists. Crossfire 608-784-6565 www.crossfire4u.com PO Box 1944 422 Main Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides socialization opportunities and outreach to youth in group homes, juvenile detention and youth leadership training. Family & Children’s Center— La Crosse 608-785-0001 www.fcconline.org 1707 Main Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Serves children, families and individuals with a continuum of services designed to strengthen families.

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4-H Youth Development Emily Crook, Youth and Family Educator 608-785-9593 lacrossecounty4h@lacrossecounty.org lacrosse.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development 212 Sixth Street N., Suite 2200 La Crosse, WI 54601 4-H engages youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. Girl Scouts of Wisconsin—Badgerland Council, La Crosse Service Center 608-784-3693 www.gsbadgerland.org 2710 Quarry Road La Crosse, WI 54601 Inspires girls ages 5 to 17 with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism and service. Healthy Homes Project Maichor Lee La Crosse County Health Department 608-785-6235 mlee@lacrossecounty.org www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/health 300 N. Fourth Street La Crosse WI 54601 Provides home safety visits to low-income families with children. Hope Academy Amanda Jalensky 608-785-0001, ext. 312 ajalensky@fccnetwork.org www.fcconline.org 1707 Main Street La Crosse, WI 54601 A school teen parents can attend to complete a high school credential and raise a healthy child. La Crosse Public Education Foundation David Stoeffler, Executive Director 608-787-0226 david@lacrosseeducationfoundation.org www.lacrosseeducationfoundation.org PO Box 1811 La Crosse, WI 54602-1811 Enhances learning opportunities for students in the School District of La Crosse and promotes community support for public education. Lutheran Social Services 608-788-5090 www.lsswis.org 2307 South Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides counseling, adoption, treatment foster care and special program services to persons in need.

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The Parenting Place—La Crosse 608-784-8125 info@theparentingplace.net www.theparentingplace.net 1500 Green Bay Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides parent education and family support information and services to all families. Second Chapter Divorce Recovery 608-518-2041 info@secondchapter.org www.secondchapter.org 4631 Millatti Lane La Crosse, WI 54601 A community-based divorce recovery program guided by Christian principles. YMCA—La Crosse 608-782-9622 www.laxymca.org 1140 Main Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Offers programs promoting healthy lifestyles, strong values, leadership development and more to families in La Crosse. YMCA—North 608-783-9622 www.laxymca.org 400 Mason Street Onalaska, WI 54650 Offers programs promoting healthy lifestyles, strong values, leadership development and more to families in Onalaska. YWCA Child Center Melissa Konkel 608-785-9541 mkonkel@ywcalax.org www.ywcalax.org 419 N. Ninth Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Affordable, year-round child care with quality staff. YWCA La Crosse 608-781-2783 info@ywcalax.org www.ywcalax.org 3219 Commerce Street La Crosse, WI 54603-1755 A women’s membership movement that exists to eliminate racism and empower women.

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FASHION/CLOTHING Sweaters for Seniors Carol Gross 608-769-9230 carolgross@aol.com www.sweaters4seniors.com 923 Division Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Collecting donations to provide “Sweaters for Seniors” for our local nursing homes during the holidays. Women’s Clothes Closet (Our Savior’s Lutheran Church) 608-784-5745 oslcoffice@centurytel.net www.oursaviorslutheranchurch.net/ womens-clothes-closet/ 612 Division Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides free new and used clothing for women entering or reentering the workforce.

Government SERVICES City of La Crosse 608-789-7500 www.cityoflacrosse.org 400 La Crosse Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides services to the citizens of the City of La Crosse. City of Onalaska 608-781-9530 www.cityofonalaska.com 415 Main Street Onalaska, WI 54650 Provides services to the citizens of the City of Onalaska. La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau 608-782-2366 info@explorelacrosse.com www.explorelacrosse.com 410 Veterans Memorial Drive La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides visitor and tourism information about the La Crosse area. La Crosse County Health Department 608-785-9872 www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/health 300 Fourth Street N., 2nd Floor La Crosse, WI 54601 Protects consumers in all public health matters on a countywide basis.

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La Crosse County UW-Extension Office 608-785-9593 info@ces.uwex.edu lacrosse.uwex.edu 212 Sixth Street N., Suite 2200 La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides information on family living, youth, community development and more to help county residents help themselves. La Crosse Public Library (Winding Rivers System) 608-789-7100 www.lacrosselibrary.org 800 Main Street La Crosse, WI 54601 The public library serving La Crosse, with additional community libraries located at 1552 Kane Street (north) and 1307 S. 16th Street (south).

HEALTH American Cancer Society 608-783-5000 www.cancer.org 1285 Rudy Street, Suite 103 Onalaska, WI 54650 Funds cancer research, educates the public and health professionals and provides services for cancer patients. American Heart Association 608-784-4020 www.heart.org 400 La Crosse Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Seeks to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. American Red Cross 608-788-1000 www.redcross.org 2927 Losey Boulevard S. La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides disaster relief and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. CEED Project Maichor Lee La Crosse County Health Department 608-785-6235 mlee@lacrossecounty.org www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/health 300 N. Fourth Street La Crosse WI 54601 Breast and cervical cancer screening and awareness for Hmong women.

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Coulee Council on Addictions 608-784-4177 cca@couleecouncil.org www.couleecouncil.org 933 Ferry Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides confidential assistance, information, education and services to people dealing with substance abuse and other addictions. Essential Health Clinic 800-657-5177 info@essentialclinic.com www.essentialclinic.org 1201 Caledonia Street La Crosse, WI 54603 Seeks to ensure all people have access to reproductive health care and education regardless of ability to pay. Gundersen Medical Foundation 608-775-6600 gmf@gundersenhealth.org www.gundersenhealth.org/foundation 1836 South Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601 Enhances and supports quality health care with an emphasis on medical education and health/ wellness education. La Crosse Community Dental 608-782-2840 1300 Badger Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides dental care for people receiving Medicaid or BadgerCare. La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium 608-785-5150 info@lacrosseconsortium.org www.lacrosseconsortium.org 1300 Badger Street, Suite 3065 La Crosse, WI 54601 Develops and implements collaborative initiatives focused toward meeting community and regional health care needs. Mayo Clinic Health System— Department of Development 855-852-8129 www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/ locations/la-crosse/donate 700 West Avenue S. La Crosse, WI 54601 Supports the healing mission of Mayo Clinic Health System—Franciscan Healthcare.

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Mental Health Coalition of the Greater La Crosse Area PO Box 3724 La Crosse, WI 54602-3724 mhc@mentalhealthlacrosse.org www.mentalhealthlacrosse.org A coalition of advocates and mental health services providers seeking to educate, improve insurance parity and improve access to services. National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI of La Crosse County Inc. 608-519-1647 info@namilacrossecounty.org www.namilacrossecounty.org PO Box 595 La Crosse, WI 54602-0595 Helps families cope with mental illness, advocates for people with mental illness, and promotes education and research. St. Clare Health Mission 608-392-9544 schmschedule@aol.com www.stclarehealthmission.org 916 Ferry Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides a free walk-in clinic for the poor and uninsured.

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HOME/HOUSING Couleecap 608-782-4877 contactus@couleecap.org www.couleecap.org 201 Melby Street Westby, WI 54667 700 N. Third Street, Suite 202B La Crosse, WI 54601 Seeks to fight poverty and promote self-sufficiency for people in the Coulee Region. Habitat for Humanity 608-785-2373 info@habitatlacrosse.org www.habitatlacrosse.org 3181 Berlin Drive La Crosse, WI 54601 Partners with families in need and community resources to build decent, affordable homes. Habitat ReStore 608-785-2375 www.habitatlacrosse.org/restore/ 3181 Berlin Drive La Crosse, WI 54601 Sells recycled building materials at reasonable prices to raise money for the building of Habitat houses.

La Crosse Area Builders Association 608-781-5242 info@labaonline.com www.labaonline.com 816 Second Avenue S. Onalaska, WI 54650 A network of 225 screened general and subcontractors. La Crosse County Housing Authority 608-781-5365 kelly@lcha.net www.lcha.net 615 Plainview Road La Crosse, WI 54603 Provides housing to low-income families, elderly and people with disabilities. La Crosse Housing Authority 608-782-2264 www.lacrossehousing.org 1307 Badger Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides decent, safe, sanitary housing for people of low and moderate income.

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La Crosse Promise 608-789-2049 (Future Centers) 608-792-1137 (Neighborhood Scholarship Program) info@lacrossepromise.org www.lacrossepromise.org PO Box 2394 La Crosse, WI 54602-2394 Working to economically transform La Crosse and improve the quality of life for all citizens through a strong commitment to education. Transitional Housing— YWCA La Crosse Melanie Hamel 608-781-2783, ext. 221 mhamel@ywcalax.org www.ywcalax.org 3219 Commerce Street La Crosse, WI 54603 Provides financial assistance, supportive services and mentoring for single-parent homeless women and their children.

MILITARY SUPPORT Operation Homefront WI 715-937-1668 www.operationhomefront.org 2615 Commerce Street La Crosse, WI 54603 Provides emergency assistance and morale to military troops, their families and wounded soldiers when they return home.

MUSIC Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps 608-782-3219 director@bluestars.org www.bluestars.org PO Box 2523 La Crosse, WI 54602 Provides members with educational and performance opportunities in the area of performance arts. Da Capo Concert Band dacapo.lax@gmail.com dacapoconcertband.weebly.com Adult concert band performs for community events, nursing homes; available for various other functions.

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La Crosse Area Youth Symphony Orchestras 608-788-0159 manager@lyso.org www.lyso.org PO Box 2511 La Crosse, WI 54602-2511 Provides a unique opportunity for youth to develop and showcase their artistry in the symphonic tradition. La Crosse Chamber Chorale 608-780-6107 www.chamberchorale.org PO Box 626 La Crosse, WI 54602-0626 Brings professional-quality choral music, artistic excellence and creative programming to the region. La Crosse Concert Band Abbie Leithold-Gerzema 608-784-7555 abbie@lacrosseconcertband.org www.lacrosseconcertband.org PO Box 2624 La Crosse, WI 54602-2624 Brings free, quality music to La Crosse’s riverfront and educational opportunities for audience and performers. La Crosse Jazz Orchestra Greg Balfany 608-317-5607 contact@lacrossejazzorchestra.com www.lacrossejazzorchestra.com Western Wisconsin's only jazz repertory orchestra, performing a free summer jazz series. La Crosse Symphony Orchestra 608-783-2121 www.lacrossesymphony.org 201 Main Street, Suite 230 La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides excellent symphonic music for the pleasure of the public in the tri-state area.

PETS Coulee Region Humane Society, Inc. 608-781-4014 info@couleehumane.com www.couleehumane.com 911 Critter Court Onalaska, WI 54650 Provides a variety of animal services, including adoption, training, education and pet therapy.

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La Crescent Animal Rescue 507-895-2066 info@lacrescentanimalrescue.org www.lacrescentanimalrescue.com 523 S. Chestnut Street La Crescent, MN 55947 Provides consistent and compassionate care to stray and homeless dogs and cats in the La Crescent area. Touching Moments Animal Assisted Activities Program Shelley Ellingson 507-894-2210 info@touchingmoments.org www.touchmoments.org 8526 Union Ridge Drive Hokah, MN 55941 Provides a variety of human-animal interaction activities, creating a therapeutic atmosphere and life-enriching results.

POLITICAL League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area 608-791-1191 lwvlawi@gmail.com www.lwvlacrosse.org PO Box 363 La Crosse, WI 54602-0363 A nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government.

PRESERVATION/Historical La Crosse County Historical Society 608-782-1980 admin@lchshistory.org www.lchshistory.org 145 West Avenue S. La Crosse, WI 54601 Dedicated to the collection, preservation, display and publication of county heritage. Onalaska Area Historical Society Museum 608-781-9568 741 Oak Avenue S. Onalaska, WI 54650 Exhibits focus on the area’s history, from the Ice Age to modern times.

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Preservation Alliance of La Crosse (PAL) 608-784-1976 preservationalliance@gmail.com www.preservation-alliance.org 119 King Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Promotes appreciation for and preservation of historically significant places in the Coulee Region. West Salem Historical Society 608-786-1675 wshistsoc@outlook.com www.westsalemhistoricalsociety.net 99 Jefferson Street E. PO Box 884 West Salem, WI 54669 Offers tours of preserved homes in the area.

RECREATION City of La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department 608-789-7533 www.cityoflacrosse.org/parks 400 La Crosse Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Seeks to enrich the community through stewardship of the environment and recreation, facilities and fun. City of Onalaska Parks and Recreation Department 608-781-9560 parkrecinfo@cityofonalaska.com www.cityofonalaska.com 415 Main Street Onalaska, WI 54650 Provides an opportunity for youth and adults to enjoy social and recreational activities. Holmen Park and Recreation Department 608-526-2152 www.holmenwi.com/parksrecreation Holmen Village Hall 421 S. Main Street PO Box 158 Holmen, WI 54636 Offers a wide variety of recreational programs and services for all ages throughout the entire year. West Salem Park and Recreation Department 608-786-0222 parknrecstaff@westsalemwi.com www.westsalemwi.com/parkandrec.htm 175 S. Leonard Street West Salem, WI 54669 The mission of the department is to create community through people, parks and programs. w w w. c r w m a g a z i n e . c o m

SENIORS Aging and Disability Resource Center of Western Wisconsin 608-785-5700 adrc@lacrossecounty.org www.lacrossecounty.org/adrc 300 Fourth Street N. La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides a free resource center for information and assistance relating to aging, disability, mental health or substance abuse. Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Wisconsin 920-469-2110 www.alz.org/gwwi 3313 S. Packerland Drive, Suite E De Pere, WI 54115 Provides information, education, support and advocacy to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, plus listings of local support groups. Bethany—St. Joseph Corporation 608-788-5700 www.bsjcorp.com 2501 Shelby Road La Crosse, WI 54601 Offers housing options and community programs for older adults and individuals with health concerns. Coulee Region Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) 608-785-0500 info@rsvplax.org www.rsvplax.org 2920 East Avenue S., Suite 104 La Crosse, WI 54601 Invites seniors age 55 and older to make a positive impact volunteering in our community at nonprofit agencies.

SOCIAL ACTION African American Mutual Assistance Network (AAMAN) 608-519-2367 aamancfmlp@gmail.com www.aaman.online 317 S. Fourth Street, Suite 289 La Crosse, WI 54601 AAMAN's mission is to create an environment of cultural acceptance by sharing cultural differences, addressing racism and intolerance, reducing poverty and providing eucation.

Black Leaders Acquiring Collective Knowledge (BLACK) 608-352-8082 blacklax16@gmail.com www.facebook.com/BLACKLAX16/ Finding ways to bring the La Crosse black community together. Feminism on Tap feminismontap@gmail.com www.facebook.com/ FeminismOnTapLaCrosse/ An informal education series that takes place the first Wednesday of every month. FSPA (Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration) 608-782-5610 fspa@fspa.org www.fspa.org 912 Market Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Ecclesial women seeking to manifest God’s love in the world, bringing hope and healing to the community. La Crosse Interfaith Justice and Peace Network Harvey Witzenburg 608-385-5422 harvpella@gmail.com www.laxinterfaithjusticepeace.org Founded in 1990 to bring an ecumenical, communitywide focus to peace and justice issues.

SOCIAL SERVICES Birthright 608-782-0373 www.birthright.org 115 Fifth Street S., #406 La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides prolife support for distressing pregnancies. Offers free testing and services. Bluff Country Family Resources 507-894-2676 bcfr@acegroup.cc www.bluffcountry.org PO Box 294 Hokah, MN 55941 Provides crisis intervention and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and homelessness.

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Causeway Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Inc. 608-775-9999 www.causewaycaregivers.org 420 West Avenue S. La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides volunteer and community services to the elderly and adults with disabilities, allowing them to maintain independence and dignity.

Great Rivers United Way, Inc. 608-796-1400 info@gruw.org www.greatriversunitedway.org 1855 E. Main Street Onalaska, WI 54650 Improves the quality of life in the region by collecting and investing resources in the community.

New Horizons Shelter and Women’s Center Office: 608-791-2610 Crisis line: 1-888-231-0066 www.nhagainstabuse.org PO Box 2031 La Crosse, WI 54602-2031 Provides safety and services to adults and families who have experienced domestic violence.

Centro Latino 608-515-9134 centrolatinolacrosse@gmail.com www.facebook.com/centrolatinolacrosse First Baptist Church 1209 Main Street La Crosse, WI 54601 The Latino Center provides information and services to the Latino community and other cultures as well.

Hunger Task Force of La Crosse 608-793-1002 office@lacrossehtf.org www.lacrossehtf.org 1240 Clinton Street La Crosse, WI 54603 A voice for the hungry, harvesting community resources to eliminate hunger.

Onalaska Emergency Food Basket 608-783-7722 735 Sand Lake Road Onalaska, WI 54650 Emergency food to persons in need.

Cia Siab 920-234-5315 admin@ciasiabinc.org www.ciasiabinc.org 1100 Kane Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Providing holistic and culturally specific services with an emphasis on Hmoob language. Come for Supper (Our Savior’s Lutheran Church) 608-782-3468 oslcoffice@centurytel.net www.oursaviorslutheranchurch.net/ come-for-supper/ 612 Division Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides a Tuesday night meal and fellowship for anyone in the community. Consumer Credit Counseling Center of La Crosse 844-307-7220 info@cccsonline.org www.cccsonline.org 505 King Street, Suite 212 La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides credit counseling services. Franciscan Hospitality House 608-782-0710 info@cclse.org www.cclse.org/franciscan-hospitality-house/ 114 Sixth Street N. La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides a safe daytime environment for adults experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

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La Crosse Area Hmoob Cultural and Community Agency 608-781-5744 www.hmoobagency.org 1815 Ward Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601 An educational and charitable corporation that helps Southeast Asian members adapt to life in the United States. La Crosse Community Foundation 608-782-3223 lacrosscommfound@centurytel.net www.laxcommfoundation.com 401 Main Street, Suite 205 La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides scholarships and grants to qualified nonprofit organizations that serve county residents. La Crosse County Human Services 608-784-4357 www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/humanservices/ 300 Fourth Street N. La Crosse, WI 54601 Offers protection, prevention, intervention, treatment, education and support to individuals and families within La Crosse County. La Crosse Warming Center 608-519-8060 info@cclse.org www.cclse.org/la-crosse-warming-center 413 S. Third Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides a safe and warm place for homeless adults from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. November 1 through March 31.

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Place of Grace Catholic Worker House 608-782-6224 www.facebook.com/placeofgraceWI/ PO Box 366 919 Hood Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides meals and a neighborhood hospitality center. Ruth House—YWCA La Crosse Melanie Hamel 608-781-2783, ext. 221 mhamel@ywcalax.org www.ywcalax.org 3219 Commerce Street La Crosse, WI 54603 A strength-based healing home supporting women successfully leaving alcohol treatment. The Salvation Army 608-782-6126 www.salvationarmylacrosse.org 223 N. Eighth Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Provides spiritual, physical and emotional assistance to persons in emergency situations. Stepping Stones Children’s Advocacy Center (Family and Children’s Center) 608-791-3882 www.fcconline.org/seeking-help/ for-children/stepping-stones/ 1707 Main Street, Suite 113 La Crosse, WI 54601 Seeks to reduce trauma to children who are reported as being maltreated. WAFER 608-782-6003 info@waferlacrosse.org www.waferlacrosse.org 403 Causeway Boulevard La Crosse, WI 54603 Food pantry serving La Crosse County residents. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. 4-7:45 p.m. w w w. c r w m a g a z i n e . c o m


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Services include: Behavioral health | Bone density testing | Continence and pelvic prolapse | Fertility | Gastroenterology | Gynecologic Cancer | Mammogram | Ob/Gyn | Pelvic pain | Primary care | Physical therapy | Sexuality care/counseling | Ultrasound And more... gundersenhealth.org/womens-health Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Inc. | Gundersen Clinic, Ltd. | 15756-4_0818

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Coulee Region Women magazine  

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Coulee Region Women magazine  

2019 BUSINESS RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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