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05.2013 \\ PORTAGE COUNTY, WISCONSIN

upcoming EVENTS \\ Small Business Breakfast Friday, May 3, 2013 \\ 7:15 am - 9:00 am Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center 1001 Amber Avenue | Stevens Point, WI 54482

Small Business X-Change Wednesday, May 8, 2013 \\ 7:30 am - 8:30 am Portage County Business Council, Foundation Room 5501 Vern Holmes Drive | Stevens Point, WI 54482

» REGISTER 2013 LPC Graduation Dinner

SMALL BUSINESS BREAKFAST 05.03.13 \\ 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER

Thursday, May 9, 2013 \\ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm UWSP, Dreyfus University Center - Alumni Room 1015 Reserve Street | Stevens Point, WI 54481

» REGISTER Business After Hours

Monday, May 20, 2013 \\ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Country Inn & Suites 301 Division Street North | Stevens Point, WI 54481

» REGISTER Business on the Green Golf Outing

Monday, June 3, 2013 \\ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm Shotgun Start 9:30 am » REGISTER FOR WISCONSIN RIVER GOLF CLUB

2013-14 Leadership Portage County August 23, 2013 - May 15, 2014 Applications due by May 5, 2013

» CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Top photo: Last year’s Small Business Breakfast; Bottom photo: Ski’s Meat Market table - Recipient of last year’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD \\ Matt Lazarski & Bill Hoffman, Owners

Business Council members will help celebrate successes in Portage County at the upcoming Small Business Breakfast event on May 3. Guest speaker for the event will be Louis J. Molepske, Jr., Portage County District Attorney. His message at the event will be “Restoring Employment in Portage County”.

FRIEND OF SMALL BUSINESS AWARD \\

COST \\ $20 / member

Remember, your 2nd Breakfast is FREE for each Business Council Member Business with 25 or fewer full-time employees and with one paid admission from the same business. Additional reservations at $20/person.

SPONSORS \\

Rene Daniels North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board Please contact Karen with questions at 715-3441940 or kschanoc@portagecountybiz.com. \\\\\


STATS & FACTS - 1ST QTR » CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC The Stats & Facts infographic got a new design for the new year! We have added new statistics, as well. Our most active members for the quarter are as follows: University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, ABR Employment Services, Central City Credit Union, Adventure 212 LLC, Okray Family Farms, Charter, Del Monte Corporation, Stevens Point Area Public School District, Delta Dental of Wisconsin, The Portage County Bank, Altmann Construction Company Inc, BMO Harris Bank, Community First Bank, and Blenker Companies Inc.

The PCBC & Foundation developed these infographics, starting last year, to give a quick overview of the organizations. The PCBC/F produces this document quarterly, so stay tuned for the 2nd quarter’s infographic, which will be posted after the 2nd quarter.

» CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAST INFOGRAPHICS \\\\\

business BRIEFS \\

06.03.13 \\ 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

$120 Per Golfer and You Receive:

» REGISTER FOR WISCONSIN RIVER GOLF CLUB IS YOUR FOURSOME REGISTERED? COST TO GOLF \\ $120 / person The Ambassadors Club of the Portage County Business Council invites you to their 24th annual Business on the Green golf outing. The event is scheduled for Monday, June 3rd with a shotgun start at 9:30 am at the Stevens Point Country Club and Wisconsin River Golf Club. After the golf outing, golfers are invited to join us at the 19th Hole Networking Event taking place at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Dreyfus University Center-Melvin R. Laird Room beginning at 3:00 pm with a plentiful buffet style service featuring Sliced Ribeye Roast (with ciabatta buns), BBQ Chicken, Three Cheese Macaroni & Cheese, Red Potato Salad, Asian Sesame Apple Salad, Mixed Vegetable Dish and Apple Pie with Ice Cream for dessert, raffle prizes, and awards to entertain those attending. Golfers in this year’s outing have the opportunity to choose from two highly rated Wisconsin courses. The Stevens Point Country Club, a private course built in 1925, is an 18-hole Bent grass course and home of the 2000 Wisconsin State Open. New to this year’s event, the Wisconsin River Golf Club which is a public golf course set amid the picturesque Wisconsin River.

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18 Holes of Golf (includes green fees) Motorized Cart Two Nonalcoholic Beverage Tickets Lunch on Course Ditty Bag Lunch Bag Hole Events Hole-In-One Event at the Wisconsin River Golf Club to win your very own Can-Am Commander XT-1000 in Bright Yellow with Chrome Mag Wheels valued at $16,250, compliments of The Portage County Bank or at the Stevens Point Country Club to win a $10,000 prize package to be announced, compliments of Mark Motors Automotive. • Dinner ticket for 19th Hole Networking Event

Plus 19th Hole Networking Event including: • • • • •

Raffle Drawings Hole Event Announcements Golf Team Prizes Cash Bar Plus Much More

NOT A GOLFER? » REGISTER FOR DINNER ONLY DINNER ONLY PACKAGE \\ $25 / person Plan to join us for an afternoon/evening filled with great food, friendly conversation, and an opportunity to win some great door prizes. 3:00 pm \\ Social, Cash Bar, Dinner Buffet and Prize Giveaways \\\\\

The Business Briefs column is an avenue to spotlight noteworthy business and professional accomplishments, recognition and awards among our Business Council members. Submit items of interest, in 100 words or less, to: admin@portagecountybiz.com by the 24th of the month prior to the next newsletter issue.

Pacelli High School is the recipient of a $35,000 grant from Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the nation’s leading provider of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. The grant was made possible by a generous donation from Bemis Company Foundation. Funds from the grants will support the implementation of the PLTW engineering curriculum, including the purchase of materials and equipment that will be used in the hands-on, project-based classes that are a distinguishing characteristic of PLTW’s curriculum. Pacelli High School also received a grant from the Pacelli Education Foundation that will support the implementation of the PLTW biomedical sciences curriculum. This is exciting news based on all of the promising changes in healthcare in central Wisconsin. \\\\\ CAP Services is proud to announce that Jane Benzschawel, CAP’s Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS) Coordinator, has received a 2013 Wisconsin Department of Justice Champion of Victims Rights Award.

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BUSINESS ON THE GREEN

The 18-hole course offers rustic river views surrounded by wildlife.

\\\\\ The premiere of a new musical composition, Enchanted Moonscape by Charles Rochester Young, was presented by the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. The music commission was made possible by the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, the CWSO Board of Directors, UWSP College of Natural Resources and Ellis Stone Construction Company. It was inspired by Wisconsin naturalist Frances Hamerstrom’s book Walk When the Moon is Full. Listening to the music it is easy to imagine a night walk, which is enhanced with the sounds of a wolf, whippoorwill, and an owl that were recorded by naturalists across Wisconsin. \\\\\ Congratulations to architect Steve Chizzo and project superintendents Kevin Cole and Travis Gibbs for recently completing their Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association (WHEA) construction re-certification. Ellis Stone Construction Company has 17 employees - architects, project managers, and superintendents - certified by WHEA. This certification means the Ellis team is committed

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to staying current on construction techniques and requirements for the healthcare industry. \\\\\ Oakridge Senior Living Community a senior living community, is now operating under the new name of Emeritus at Oakridge. Oakridge Senior Living Community, which is managed by Emeritus Senior Living, chose to make this change to reflect the Emeritus corporate brand name, which is synonymous throughout the senior living industry with exceptional service, quality and professionalism. \\\\\ Casey Nick (Business Development Director for Samuels Group | Environments) and Carole Syse (Herman Miller, Inc.) were luncheon keynote speakers at the UW System’s West Regional Conference on April 24. The presentation focused on the future of learning including identifying emerging trends, applying statement of certainties of the future of learning through unique campus experiences and the process of campus planning, and explanations of why space matters on a college and university campus.


GOLF OUTING - ONLY 4 SPONSORSHIPS REMAIN! The Ambassadors Club of the Portage County Business Council will be holding their 24th annual golf outing, Business on the Green on June 3, 2013 at two highly rated Wisconsin courses - Stevens Point Country Club & Wisconsin River Golf Club. With over 280 golfers participating and additional business representatives attending the 19th Hole Networking Event, the 2013 event will be a great environment to expand your contacts. You have a great opportunity to be further involved in the event by taking advantage of a sponsorship… only four spots remain! Don’t miss this!

2013 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES BEVERAGE SPONSORS - $600 ONLY 2 REMAIN Corporate Beverage Sponsors of all beverage carts at 2 courses • Company logo on decals provided by Business Council displayed on all beverage carts at two courses • Company name on all complimentary nonalcoholic beverage tickets at two courses • Company name on registration brochure and event program • 2 months of promotion in Business Council newsletter, The Active Voice • Company name listed on Business on the Green webpage • Company name on signs during the event at two courses and at the 19 th Hole Networking Event • 2 golfer passes at 18-hole event - includes green fees, cart, 4 nonalcoholic beverage tickets and 2 lunches • 2 dinner tickets for 19 th Hole Networking Event

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Advanced Disposal Services Midwest, Mitchell’s Hilltop Pub & Restaurant, Regnier Consulting Group Inc, Stone Innovations Inc

LUNCH SPONSORS - $600 ONLY 2 REMAIN

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SPONSORSHIPS \\ DIAMOND LEVEL SOLD OUT SPECIAL THANKS TO:

LPC GRADUATION DINNER 05.09.13 \\ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM UWSP - DUC, ALUMNI ROOM » REGISTER

GOLD LEVEL SOLD OUT SPECIAL THANKS TO: Anderson O’Brien, Associated Bank, Bull’s Eye Credit Union, Central City Credit Union, Citizens Bank, Clean Power LLC, Commercial Roofing Inc, Compass Insurance Services, Delta Dental of Wisconsin, Donaldson Company Inc, Element Mobile, Ellis Stone Construction Company Inc, K-tech Kleening Systems, M3 Insurance, Marshfield Clinic (Double Gold Sponsor – both courses), Point Insurance Agency LLC, Point of Beginning, Rettler Corporation, RR Donnelley Global Turnkey Solutions, Schulist’s Custom Cabinets Inc, Sentry Insurance (Double Gold Sponsor – both courses), Skyward, Solarus, Team Schierl Companies, The Pineries Bank, US Bank

GOLD LEVEL (2) SOLD OUT SPECIAL THANKS TO: ABR Employment Services, Figi’s Inc, Keller Inc, Pat’s CARSTAR, Rasmussen College, Stevens Point Brewery, Walmart Supercenter

The Portage County Business Council Foundation is proud to recognize the commitment that the current Leadership Portage County participants made to the program and community experiences. We will honor their completion of the program at the 2013 LPC Graduation Dinner on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Dreyfus Center Alumni Room - UWSP. The Foundation has invited LPC participants and their guests, employers and community partners to share in the evening celebration. Bill Christiansen, the new Director of Foundation, will be this year’s keynote speaker with a presentation entitled “The Centerpiece of Life and Leadership.” A follow-up article with photos will appear in the June issue. \\\\\

HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSORS SOLD OUT SPECIAL THANKS TO: Mark Motors Automotive Inc, The Portage County Bank

Corporate Beverage Sponsors of all beverage carts at two courses

PUTTING CONTEST SPONSORS SOLD OUT

• Company logo on 24”x 36” sign provided by Business Council for display at Snack Shops at two courses • Company logo advertised with each golfer lunch at 2 courses • Company name on registration brochure and event program • 2 months of promotion in Business Council newsletter, The Active Voice • Company name listed on Business on the Green webpage • Company name on signs during the event at 2 courses and at the 19 th Hole Networking Event • 2 golfer passes at 18-hole event - includes green fees, cart, 4 nonalcoholic beverage tickets & 2 lunches • 2 dinner tickets for 19 th Hole Networking Event

Nutrition Solutions, Sherwin Williams Company

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Flexible Fitness Solutions / Flexible These opportunities for sponsorship are on a first come, first serve basis. To confirm your sponsorship, please contact Karen at 715-344-1940 or kschanoc@ portagecountybiz.com. We appreciate your consideration and support of this event. \\\\\

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS 05.20.13 \\ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM » REGISTER » MAP HOST \\

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Bayland Buildings Inc, Charter Business, Pointe Precision Inc, The Boldt Company

HOLE EVENT PRIZE SPONSORS Corporate donation of prize(s) for special event games on golf course(s) • Company name on signs during the event at two courses and signage at the 19th Hole Networking Event • Verbal recognition at 19th Hole Networking Event • Buy one get one free golfer pass at 18-hole event if product amount values $1,000 or more - includes green fees, cart, 4 nonalcoholic beverage tickets, 2 lunches and 2 dinner tickets for 19th Hole Networking Event

DITTY BAG GIVEAWAY SPONSORS Corporate donation of 300 giveaways for golfers • Company name on signs during the event at two courses and signage at the 19th Hole Networking Event • Verbal recognition at 19th Hole Networking Event

Country Inn & Suites 301 Division Street North Stevens Point, WI 54481 Enjoy complimentary hor d’oeuvres, refreshments, self-guided tours of guest rooms, and door prize giveaways. No Cost to attend! Pre-registration is appreciated. Please RSVP by Friday, May 17, 2013. \\\\\

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a bit about OUR NEWEST MEMBERS \\

member of the MONTH \\

ERIC BEGGS CONSTRUCTION INC. \\

QPS EMPLOYMENT GROUP

ERIC BEGGS

Each month the Active Voice features a PCBC “Member of the Month” selected from a list of members that begins with the same letter of the alphabet. May features a business that begins with the letter “Q”.

Bancroft \\ 715-498-8858 \\ ebeggs11@yahoo.com www.ericbeggsconstruction.com Join Date \\ 04.17.2013

2413 Post Road, Ste. B \\ Plover, WI 715-343-8045 \\ www.qpsemployment.com \\ nwilliams@qpsemployment.com Join Date \\ 11.30.2011

PEPLINSKI SPRINKLER & LANDSCAPE LLC \\

WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY \\ QPS Employment Group is a full-service staffing firm that

BRUCE PEPLINSKI Stevens Point \\ 715-341-9729 \\ bruce@peplinskisprinklerandlandscape.com www.peplinskisprinklerandlandscape.com Join Date \\ 04.02.2013

ABOUT I am joining the Business Council because…. As a small sole proprietor operation it is often difficult to conduct all of the necessary functions of a successful business, i.e. marketing, networking, book keeping, sales not to mention doing the designs and installations. I see this organization as a good resource to aid me in finding the most effective ways to navigate the complex business world as well as help my business find and take advantage of the resources available to it to be successful and grow into a integral part of the community.

STATE FARM - BEN MARTINSEN AGENCY \\

specializes in industrial, skilled trades, office/clerical and professional settings with temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire capabilities. We serve the Wausau, Stevens Point and Central Wisconsin markets. QPS was founded in 1985 and has grown from a two-person operation to a company whose internal staff now numbers over 250 employees in 30 office locations throughout the Midwest. QPS has experienced substantial growth over the last 25 years. We currently employ more than 5,000 associate employees weekly and work with over 1,500 companies throughout the Midwest. QPS has earned a reputation for responding to both employees and customers, finding optimal employment for applicants and taking initiative to resolve customers’ staffing needs. QPS recently added Nicole Williams as our account executive. Nicole has over 8 years of experience with the United States Army Intelligence Center and has previous sales experience as an owner/agent for Famers’ Insurance. Like QPS, she believes in supporting the local community and volunteers for the Merrill Relay for Life and Wisconsin Traditional Archers. QPS Employment Group has been a member of the Portage County Business Council, since 2011. Since joining the chamber, we have found it to be an invaluable resource for QPS. The council helps give a voice to the business community. \\\\\

BEN MARTINSEN Stevens Point \\ 715-341-9020 \\ ben@benmartinsen.com \\ www.benmartinsen.com Join Date \\ 04.08.2013

CONNECT WITH US & POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA According to Facebook’s “Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Summary”, at the end of 2012, Facebook had 1.06 billion monthly active users (MAUs), an increase of 25% over the same time period one year prior.

As a member of the Business Council, we want to stay connected to you and our other members on a regular basis. Social media including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn help us do that.

Is your business reaching these potential customers? If not, there are plenty of reasons why your business should embrace Facebook and other social media tools. For example, social media can:

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• Serve as a sales and promotional tool for your businesses products

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and services; • Increase website traffic; • Create “buzz” about an upcoming event, new hire, product roll-out and more; • Connect multi-generations together; and, • Elevate the trust and credibility that someone has about your business.

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Let us be a part of your business plan. Make sure to “like us” on Facebook and “follow us” on Twitter and LinkedIn by following the icons below. Starting small just got bigger.

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2013-14 LPC CLASS APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! » CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION LPC still has openings for our 2013-14 sessions. What a great opportunity for you to participate in our 21 st program and to join the nearly 500 alumni in a personal, business, and community development experience like none other. Follow the link above for an application and employer consent forms or for program information and session dates.

SPRING 2013 REALITY SHOP WAS A BIG SUCCESS 04.09.13

BUT WAIT! If you register in the next 5 days, you can bring a friend and their registration fee will be the same amount as yours. \\\\\

» CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE IMAGES FROM THE PROGRAM

The Reality Shop, held at SPASH on April 9th, included students from SPASH, the Alternative High School, Amherst and Rosholt. It gave approximately 390 students the opportunity to experience the challenges of balancing a monthly family budget. A special thanks to the 33 business volunteers who took time from their work schedules to ‘staff the shopping tables’, Team Schierl Companies for providing lunch, Walmart Supercenter for providing beverages and the SPASH kitchen staff for bringing coffee and cookies for the volunteers. At the debriefing, students were asked the following question; “What did you learn today that surprised you the most?” Here are some of my favorite answers. “Life is expensive, you need a good job.” “I learned it’s important to work hard and get an education.” “Kids are super expensive!” “How much everything costs…like oh my gosh I had a decent income but everything costs a lot for a family of five.” And finally, “Another good reason to not grow up!”

2012-13 PLATINUM PIE INVESTORS \\

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LPC - APRIL SESSION 04.11.13 With a full day of events, our LPC participants were given the opportunity to see the plans for the new MSTC downtown Stevens Point Campus, explore the use of technology in education, investigate MBA options, and engage in an interactive event simulating the challenges of a school board. Presenters for the day included Jon Vollendorf and Thomas Owens from the Stevens Point Area Public School District, Steve Smith and Susan Rathke from MSTC, Jana Nelson from Ministry Health and Kathy Hagens from UW-Oshkosh. \\\\\

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SMALL BUSINESS X-CHANGE 05.08.13 \\ 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM PCBC - FOUNDATION ROOM » REGISTER TOPIC HOW TMA+PERITUS USES CONTENT MARKETING TO WIN NEW BUSINESS INCLUDING THE CALIFORNIA AVOCADO COMMISSION. USE THE SAME TACTICS & WIN! presented by Tom Marks, Principal, TMA+Peritus

Tom Marks SPONSOR \\

Learn how content marketing can differentiate your business and win you new customers. Learn how TMA+Peritus used Content Marketing, Social Media and Research to win the California Avocado Commission growers web work and communications initiatives. See the actual Pitchbook that was used in the finals against two other California agencies, and hear what went down that fateful night when Tom’s wife Kathy got the call.

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS TO INCOMING UWSP STUDENTS! The Business Council and the Ambassadors Club will sponsor a community information booth at the Dreyfus University Center during UW-Stevens Point’s New Student Orientation Program June 4 – July 11, 2013. The booth will be set up from 8:30 am – 10:45 am. The booth provides information from Business Council members and Portage County to new students and their parents. In past years, this booth has been a great success. Over 1,000 people have stopped to pick up information for new students and parents who will visit Portage County during the years that their student attends UWSP. Business Council members interested in displaying their brochures should drop off 300 copies at the Business Council office by Monday, May 12, 2013. For questions, contact Karen at 715344-1940 or kschanoc@portagecountybiz.com. \\\\\

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER \\ Tom Marks is the founder of TMA+Peritus, a marketing communications firm celebrating its 30th anniversary. From their offices in Madison and Wausau, TMAP has worked with top clients including McDonald’s, American Family Insurance, Bombardier, CUNA Mutual Insurance, Security Health Plans, Lincoln Logs, Footlocker, Honeywell, and they just beat-out 30 agencies nationwide for the California Avocado account using Content Marketing as their differentiator. The company specializes in Content Marketing, Branding and Web Development. > Continental Breakfast served > No cost to attend, the value of the information may be priceless!

ABOUT A SMALL BUSINESS X-CHANGE A roundtable series of meetings that allows small business owners and their employees the opportunity to discuss pertinent topics, learn from local industry leaders and, most importantly, learn from each other. Small Business X-Change meets regularly throughout the year from 7:30 am - 8:30 am at the PCBC office.

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04.10.13 Different room layout, than usual at the Small Business X-Change, last month. Many questions and comments regarding Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Cloud. Wide range of member businesses were represented, as well. Thank you again to our presenting sponsor, Applied Tech - Stevens Point, and our speaker, Kevin White.

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AMBASSADORS TAKE PART IN APRIL RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONIES

WOMEN IN BUSINESS 06.27.13 \\ 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER (EXPO 1 BANQUET ROOM) » REGISTER TOPIC TAKING THE STRESS OUT OF SUCCESS presented by Paula Houlihan, Founder & Owner of Awake In Life Coaching

Paula Houlihan PRESENTING SPONSOR \\ 04.10.13 Ribbon cutting ceremony for Heartland Hospice Services located at 3233 Business Park Drive, Building 200, Suite 201, Stevens Point, WI.

ITINERARY Registration & Networking \\ 11:15 am Welcome \\ 11:30 am Lunch \\ 11:45 am Guest Speaker, Paula Houlihan \\ 12:15 pm Door Prize Giveaways & Closing \\ 1:00 pm

COST \\ $22 / person for PCBC Members $30 / person for Prospective PCBC Members

OTHER WOMEN IN BUSINESS EVENTS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 Presenting Sponsor \\ Arts Alliance of Portage County held at UWSP, Dreyfus University Center, Alumni Room

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013 Presenting Sponsor \\ Wisconsin Public Service Corporation held at the BEST WESTERN Hotel & Convention Center with Rockman’s Catering \\\\\ 04.11.13 Ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the new Ministry Medical Group clinic located at 3500 Hoover Road, Stevens Point, WI.

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2013 pcbc / foundation board of DIRECTORS \\

meetings & other DATES \\

Executive Board

May 2013

David McHone - President , Central WI Management Services, LLC Susan Placzek - President Elect, SentryWorld Sports Center Sue Wilcox - Vice President, United Way of Portage County Jeff Peterson - Past President, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Sue Wille - Treasurer, Ligman & Wille CPA LLC Ken Erler - Member at Large, Sentry Insurance Keith Pilger - Member at Large, Anderson O’Brien Lori Dehlinger, Executive Director, Portage County Business Council, Inc.

09 Ambassador Meeting & Visits - 8:00 am, PCBC - Foundation Room

Board of Directors

15 Executive Committee Meeting - 7:30 am , Ligman & Wille CPA 16 SalesNet Meeting - 11:45 am, PCBC - Foundation Room 22 Board of Directors Meeting - 7:30 am, PCBC - Foundation Room 23 Ambassador Visits - 4:00 pm & 4:30 pm, Sites: TBA 27 Office Closed - Memorial Day

Tom Altmann - Altmann Construction Company Doug Ballweg - Delta Dental of Wisconsin Lisa Bourget - Travel Guard, Inc. Erik Carlson - Ellis Stone Construction Company Kris Dragan - BMO Harris Bank Patty Dreier - Portage County Executive Scott Glinski - Skyward Andrew Halverson - Mayor, City of Stevens Point O. Phillip Idsvoog - Portage County Board Chair Lonnie Krogwold - Portage County Board Finance Chair Deb Marten - Marten Machining Richard O’Sullivan - Mid-State Technical College Bernie Patterson - University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Jim Petersen - Marshfield Clinic Dan Schlutter - Village of Plover Lisa Sobczak - ABR Employment Services Dawn Thrun - Ambassador Representative, International Bank of Amherst JoAnn Vosz - Community First Bank Attila Weninger - Stevens Point Area Public Schools Ward Wolff - First Weber Group Realtors Gary Wysocki - Paragon Farms Dave Worth - The Worth Company Robert Worth - Director Emeritus, The Worth Company

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Portage County gift certificates makes great gifts. Gift certificates can be purchased at area banks, credit unions, the Convention and Visitors Bureau or at our office. They can be used at any business with a Portage County address and are available in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $25, $50 & $100.

Sara Brish - Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Dan Mahoney - Village of Plover Michael Ostrowski - City of Stevens Point Steve Smith - Mid-State Technical College

www.PortageCountyConnects.com The Portage County Business Council reminds you that Portage County Connects is your connection to insights, resources, and economic development news in Portage County.

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter - @PoCoConnects

advertise with US \\ » CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO For questions, please contact Heather at 715-344-1940 or admin@ portagecountybiz.com. \\\\\

BUY LOCAL Purchasing Portage County gift certificates continues to be a successful way to “Buy Local”.

The PCBC would like to thank everyone who participates for helping make the program successful. We would also like to thank BMO Harris Bank for their financial support of the gift certificate program.

the TEAM \\ they make things happen! PCBC / Foundation Staff

Email Addresses

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Lori Dehlinger - Executive Director Mary Jo Monday - Director of Member Relations Karen Schanock - Director of Programs & Events Bill Christiansen - Director of Foundation Kari Thompson - Business & Office Operations Director Heather Bailey - Administrative / Marketing Assistant

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05.2013 The Active Voice Newsletter  

The Active Voice newsletter is a monthly publication that is distributed among the Portage County Business Council members.

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