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JULY 2017

Demo Day for The Branch Academy Ribbon Cuttings Calendar of Events New Members

H.O.P.E. addresses addiction epidemic

By David Eckmann, President/CEO n Monday, July 17, the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce was invited to participate in the H.O.P.E. Bill signings with Governor Walker and other state and local leaders at DC Everest High School. H.O.P.E. is an acronym for Heroine Opioid Prevention Education.

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willingness to acknowledge and address the challenges set before it. Today, collectively, we experience the overburdening of our social service and corrections systems; begin to understand the challenges that our educators must grapple with in the classroom – beyond the teaching mission and; know the loss of productivity in the office or shop floor. There are adverse societal and financial costs.

In his comments to attendees, Governor Walker stated, “In 2014, 843 Wisconsinites died from a drug overdose, some of whom were students.” The legislation signed into law places resources in the hands of educators to fight this problem at an early age. As I stood nearby others and listened to stories shared, I was saddened to hear about the loss of loved ones and the toll heroine and opioid abuse has taken on families. This plague knows no boundaries. Those impacted include health care professionals, business professionals, manufacturing professionals – it can hit those in every walk of life. It’s very likely you have heard similar stories of friends, families, or employees on this very topic. The essential point is that the epidemic, directly or indirectly, impacts all of us and the place we call home. The measure of a strong and vibrant community is its

As a business-driven organization and convener, the Chamber plays a role in shaping and engaging in community dialogue and action. Our efforts to build and sustain a strong business community include working with professionals equipped to address problems such as heroine and opioid abuse. North Central Health Care and Marathon County AODA are at the ready to educate and provide resources to organizations and their employees. As you encounter those individuals or families in need of assistance, know that you can reach out to these organizations for services. Melissa Dotter, Program Director of the Marathon County Drug Free Communities Program has offered her assistance to help employers to connect to resources. The heroine and opioid issue we face has a human dimension that is linked directly to our challenge to identify and secure talent in the workplace and our overall economic vitality. As part of a larger challenge, we must work to resolve or minimize this issue and its adverse impacts on our community.

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The Branch Academy offered juniors and seniors an opportunity this summer to earn college credit while showcasing their talents for business and community leaders.

Students’ efforts on display at Demo Day The Branch Academy will host a Demo Day on Wednesday, August 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Community Room at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau. The event will include a presentation by high school students to a leadership team from NTC. Over the span of ten weeks, students in The Branch Academy have worked on an innovation challenge for the college. The Branch Academy is a new program for high school students. This summer, The Branch Academy offered juniors and seniors an opportunity to earn college credit while showcasing their talents for business and community leaders. “This is an opportunity for students to enter an environment where they can apply their classroom skills and transfer it into a real-world business setting.” said Dave Eckmann, President/CEO of the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce.

The Branch and The Branch Academy are workforce development initiatives formed in partnership by the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce, Northcentral Technical College and Church Mutual Insurance Company. The programs are skills accelerators which build businesses and aim to retain talent in central Wisconsin. Both programs teach collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity through the exercise of innovation and entrepreneurship. River Valley Bank and AROW Global are also sponsors of the programs and Westphal Staffing Inc a supporter. “The Branch’s Demo Day is a real example of business, higher education and our Chamber working together to help our students build their resumes and to give them opportunities to work with businesses.” said Dr. Lori Weyers,

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President of Northcentral Technical College. Those interested in attending Demo Day should register at WausauChamber.com or RSVP by Friday, August 11 to Brian Otten, marketing manager at the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce at botten@wausauchamber.com or 715848-5947. Videos recapping previous Demo Day events are available on The Branch’s YouTube channel. College students are encouraged to apply for The Branch’s fall 2017 and spring 2018 cohorts. For more information or to register as a student or mentor, visit The Branch’s website. Businesses that are interested in the program can also register projects through the site or contact Renae Krings, talent development director at the Chamber, at rkrings@ wausauchamber.com or 715-8485942.


ICYMI:

Chamber News (In Case You Missed It)

Coming up on our calendar: July 21: Nothing But Networking July 25: Ribbon cutting: Buffalo Wild Wings July 27: hyperdrive: Authentic Leadership - How to Lead from Your Heart and Core July 27: Business PM: EmbroidMe August 2: Inspire Central Wisconsin Regional Training August 10: Business PM: Bull Falls Brewery August 16: The Branch Academy’s Demo Day August 23: hyperlink: Mad Ball Scramble August 24: Business PM: Marathon County Parks, Recreation & Forestry September 12: hype Immersion Project For more information or to register for these programs and events, visit wausauchamber.com.

Have you toured the newly redesigned wausauchamber.com? Wausau Events Inc hosted a Business PM on Thursday, July 13.

Help us welcome the newest Chamber members! Support the regional economy - do business with members. Bill Gleason

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Ribbon cuttings Members hosted seven ribbon cutting cermonies in recent weeks. To view more photos and video from ribbon cuttings, ‘like’ our Facebook page and follow our Twitter account.

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SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2018

Women’s Leadership Conference

Authentic Leadership for Professional Women

More details coming soon to WausauChamber.com


Nothing compares to the...

Marathon Park

AUGUST 1-6, 2017

Wausau, WI

KIDS 10 AND UNDER ARE ALWAYS FREE PRIOR TO AUGUST 1 Season Admission: $22 Season Parking: $18 Ride Wristband: $20 Available online & at ticket outlets

AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 6 Season Admission: $25 Daily Admission before Noon: $6 Daily Admission after Noon: : $9 Daily Parking (no re-entry): $6

GRANDSTAND ENTERTAINMENT

$25 PRIOR TO AUG 1

$30 STARTING AUG 1

$22 PRIOR TO AUG 1

Loverboy AUGUST 1

Granger Smith feat. Alter Bridge Ted Nugent Earl Dibbles Jr. AUGUST 2 AUGUST 3 AUGUST 4 GENERAL SEATING FREE WITH GATE ADMISSION

DRAFT HORSE SHOW AUGUST 6 10:30 AM Free with Gate Admission

Terri Clark AUGUST 5

DEMOLITION DERBY AUGUST 6 Adult: $5

5:30 PM Kids 4-10: $2


TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

AUGUST 1 AUGUST 2 AUGUST 3 Unlimited rides for $25 from 4-10 PM All rides open at 4pm Exhibits, Judging & Contests ENTRY DAY 9AM to 7PM: 4-H and FFA youth projects & Open class entries accepted Junior Amateur Talent Comp: 3 PM Gates open at 12 PM

FRIDAY

Unlimited Rides for $25 from 12 Noon - 5 PM OR 5 PM -11 PM

Exhibits, Judging & Contests: All Exhibits Open 9 AM: Open Class Judging beings in the UW - Fieldhouse Until- 2 PM: Livestock arrives 9 AM: Dog Show in Judging Pavilion 11 AM: Junior Fair Horse Show 6 PM: 4-H Style Revue in the Exhibition Building

SATURDAY

Unlimited Rides for $25 from 12 Noon - 10 PM Exhibits, Judging & Contests: All Exhibits Open 8 AM: Horse and Rabbit Judging 8:30 AM: Dairy and Beef Judging Estimated 1:30 PM: Sheep Judging 3 PM: Cheese Carving Contest in the center of the Exhibition Building 6-7 PM: 4-H Music & Drama in the Exhibition Building

SUNDAY

AUGUST 4 AUGUST 5 AUGUST 6

Unlimited Rides for $25 from 12 Noon - 5 PM OR 5 PM -11 PM

Exhibits, Judging & Contests: All Exhibits Open 8 AM: Junior Fair Horse Show & Judging 8:30 AM: Dairy, Poultry and Swine Judging 9 AM - 4 PM: Little Red School House Open House

AG ADVENTURE TENT

JUNIOR AMATEUR TALENT COMPETITION

Winner advances to State Fair Comp. on Friday, August 11, 2017 ▪2 age divisions: Youth (2-12) Teen (13-18) ▪All Wisconsin residents under 19 eligible ▪3 minute performances For more information &to apply visit wisconsinvalleyfair.com

AG ADVENTURE TENT

Lots of fun, educational, hands on activities including ice cream making, samples, and contests--All FREE

Located Southeast of Exhibition Bldg. Tuesday Wednesday-Saturday 4-8 10-8

Sunday 10-4

Unlimited Rides for $25 from 12 Noon - 5 PM OR 5 PM -11 PM Exhibits, Judging & Contests: 8 AM: Junior Fair Horse Judging 9 AM: Goat Judging 10:00 AM: Sweet Summer Party with the Fairest in Exhibition Building 11 AM: Market Animal Show & Sale 3-9 PM: Gladiolus Show in South Wing of East Gate Hall 8 PM: Marathon County Dairy Heifer Project Sale

Exhibits, Judging & Contests: All Exhibits Open until 3 PM 10 AM -5 PM: Gladiolus Show in East Gate Hall 12 PM: Little Britches Competition in Judging Pavilion 2 PM: Apple Pie Baking Contest

LUMBERJACK SHOWS

I.S. HORGAN FARM MUSEUM

Family entertainment including: ▪Lumberjack Shows at 1, 3, 5 ▪Kids Interactive Lumberjack Camp ▪Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations Located East of Grandstand Wednesday Thursday- Saturday 3 PM & 5 PM 1, 3, & 5 PM

TASTE OF MARATHON COUNTY

30- minute demonstrations from businesses and organizations throughout the County Thursday-Saturday 12:30-4:30 South Wing of the Exhibition Building

For more information visit:

wisconsinvalleyfair.com

Unlimited Rides for $25 from 12 Noon - 8 PM

View artifacts and demonstrations Open daily 10 AM - 8 PM

EXHIBITION BUILDING ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment and Contests Daily from 10:30 AM - 8 PM

AG DISCOVERY BARN Travel through Wisconsin agriculture through a life-sized replica of Ag production and an activity for kids at 1 PM

Located East of East Gate Hall Tuesday Wednesday-Saturday 12-8 8-8

Sunday 8-4


Chamber News

hype to launch community immersion project hype will host an intensive, ninemonth program beginning in September. The Immersion Project will be held on the second Tuesday of each month through May 2018. The new program is designed to provide meaningful experiences that will immerse and connect participants to the region. These experiences are aimed to cement the participants’ roots in central Wisconsin through a deeper understanding and awareness of important topics and issues relevant to the area. “This new Immersion Project will give individuals an opportunity to learn what makes this region a great place to live.” said Renae Krings, talent development director. “We hope that this program will build a lasting connection to our region among those involved.” The 2017-2018 program is limited to the first 20 registrants.

Member Profile:

Chamber members will be profiled each month in Chamber Connection. NAME: Mari Stein, District Director at Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Inc - Northcentral District CHAMBER MEMBER SINCE: 1997 SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU: My grandpa and dad had to beg the Dean in Madison to let me into school there.

Session and topic dates include:

Session 1: Team Building, Tuesday, September 12 Session 2: Heritage and History, Tuesday, October 10 Session 3: Government, Tuesday, November 14 Session 4: Business and Commerce, Tuesday, December 12 Session 5: Education, Tuesday, January 9 Session 6: Public service/non-profit, Tuesday, February 13 Session 7: Arts, Culture and Recreation, Tuesday, March 13 Session 8: Professional Development, Tuesday, April 10 Session 9: Graduation, Tuesday, May 8

The program cost is $500 per person for members of the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce or hype and $750 for non-members. For more information or to register for this

event, visit WausauChamber.com. For more information on hype visit WausauChamber.com or contact Krings at rkrings@wausauchamber. com or 715-848-5942.

SOMETHING Corbin If you’d like to have MOST PEOPLE DREAM your business DON’T KNOW JOB featured in our ABOUT YOUR monthly Member WHEN BUSINESS: We Profile, YOU are a worldwide contact Brian Otten WERE organization and at botten@wausau GROWING have programs chamber.com. UP: To be a in 100-plus countries. Junior famous artist. Achievement aligns with the k-12 core curriculum in the schools and FAVORITE SNACK: Skinny Girl offers programming that aligns with salt and pepper popcorn or a good dark chocolate sea salt caramel. the Academic & Career Planning. THE LAST GREAT BOOK YOU’VE READ: ‘Home’ by Harlan

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HIDDEN TALENT: I am a gold medal winning skier.


Bridge Community Health Clinic

August 17, 2017 4:30pm—6:00pm 1810 N. Second Street

Open House

Join us as we celebrate the work of community health clinics and our local impact. Come network, meet our teams, enjoy refreshments, and take a tour!

Wausau, WI 54403 info@bridgeclinic.org (715) 848-4884

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Ascension Medical Group will provide pre-participation physical screenings in July and August for area athletes, as a convenience and cost savings for families. During designated sports physical dates and times, Ascension Medical Group offers these examinations for $10. A pre-participation physical includes a complete medical history, sport-specific history, orthopedic and physical exam. These screenings will be open to any athletes attending junior high or high school (grades 6 We offer posts several times each week which give you a to 12) and will meet all WIAA requirements for the 2017-2019 unique look at highlights from Wausau Region Chamber of seasons. The WIAA card and history form will need to be filled Commerce programs and events and the community. out prior to the screening. Parents need to be present for any athletes under 18. Participants should wear a t-shirt and gym shorts. WIAA Sports Physical Appointments are available at Ascension Medical Group, 1901 Westwood Center Boulevard, Wausau, during the following dates and times: Wednesday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, August 2 from 1 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, August 9 from 8 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, August 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. This screening is not meant to take the place of an in-depth physical. Athletes with conditions such as asthma, ADHD, heart disease, or diabetes should not participate in these screenings. A regular health care clinician should be seen for proper health and medication management. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 715-355-9700. The Boson Company, Inc. has been awarded a $4,500,000 contract for the new Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located in Watford City, North Dakota. The new 17,000 square foot church is the sixth major church project Boson has constructed in North Dakota. Ground was broken in June and the project is scheduled for completion in early 2018. The first annual Kicking Bear Camp for Kids will be held at Wausau Homes in Rothschild on Sunday, July 30. This free event will offer various outdoor activities, snacks, giveaways, the power of mentorship and a great message from Christian pro hunter Kicking Bear Ray Howell. Pre-registration is encouraged by contacting Chase Outdoors. Chase Outdoors has partnered with the Village Church, Wausau Homes, Centershot and other organizations to provide great activities to introduce kids to the outdoors.

tenth-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. “To be recognized in the MSP 501 global list is a tremendous honor,” said Peter Kujawa, President. Locknet Managed IT Services. “It validates the level of service our team is delivering to our clients daily.” Mary Jo Johnson, CEO/ Owner of EO Johnson Business Technologies agrees. “It is exciting to remain on this prestigious list, especially as more businesses provide this service. I am so proud of our employees who deliver world-class service each and every EO Johnson Business Technologies’ Locknet Managed IT day.” The 2017 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Services ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. The Managed Service Providers according to MSPmentor’s complete 2017 MSP 501 list is available at MSPmentor.net.

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The Return of the

Mad Ball Scramble This event offers the opportunity to network with young professionals, while engaging in a fun and friendly competition geared for all skill levels ... even if you have never swung a golf club before. Hole activities include: Dizzy Putt, FootGolf, Opposite Handed Drive, Happy Gilmore Drive, Wonderland Hole, Obstacle Course and more!

Cost is $110 for a twosome or $60 for individual golfers. For more information or to register, visit WausauChamber.com or call 715-848-5953

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 | 4 TO 7:30 PM | GREENWOOD HILLS COUNTRY CLUB, WAUSAU


WATERJET CUTTING A waterjet cutting machine can cut a variety of materials using a high pressure stream of water mixed with an abrasive garnet. Waterjet machining is widely used to create precision parts from virtually any material in the automobile and aerospace industries. It is also used to make medical instruments, food processing equipment, and metal fabrications. An abrasive jet pressurizes water up to 55,000 pounds per square inch and then forces it through a small sapphire or diamond oriďŹ ce at 2500 feet per second, or about two and half times the speed of sound.

Garnet abrasive is then pulled into this high-speed stream of water, and mixed with the water in a long composite carbide mixing tube. A stream of abrasive-laden water moving at 1000 feet per second exits the ceramic tube. This jet of water and abrasive is then directed at the material to be machined. The jet drags the abrasive through the material in a curved path and the resulting centrifugal forces press the particles against the work piece. The cutting action is a grinding process, but rather than using a solid grinding wheel, the forces and motions of the cutting action are provided by water.

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TURNING THE TIDE Rising Health Care Costs And How You Can Control Them WHEN

50% of Your Current Health Care Spend Can Be Reality!

July 25, 2017 Registration: 5:15pm Event: 5:30-6:30pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Alexander Sommers, MD, CEO/Founder

Dr. Sommers has assembled a team of medical providers and problem solvers who are dedicated to the purpose of ensuring that reliable and affordable health care is accessible to everyone. With nearly 15 years of ER and EMS experience Dr. Sommers knows where your organization’s health care pain points are and what can be done to fix them.

Followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

RSVP By July 21st, 2017 to jsladky@astiahealth.com or 888.885.4434 x1

WHERE

Westwood Conference Center 1800 Westwood Center Blvd, Wausau 54401

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

CEOs/Presidents/Business Owners HR and Benefits Executives Business Leaders

COST

Free to Attend


Member News Graphic House Inc welcomes Joshua Chapple as a regional sales manager. Chapple has extensive experience in general contracting and sales, making him an ideal fit for a custom manufacturing company like Graphic House. Chapple will be responsible for maintaining client relationships and growing the western region of Wisconsin Joshua Chapple and eastern Minnesota. “As we continue to grow our customer base in the Midwest, we are always adding promising professionals to our team,” said Bren Hartinger, President and CEO “We are proud to welcome Joshua as a regional sales manager with Graphic House.” Chapple is an Army veteran who served for more than ten years with four combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He brings the same discipline and dedications to his position with Graphic House as he did with his duties in the military. Chapple recently relocated his family back to central Wisconsin from Florida.

present this topic, part of the History Speaks series, in advance of the International Wisconsin Ginseng Festival that will be held in Marathon County the third weekend in September. Hsu will discuss how ginseng traditionally has been used in Eastern medicine, the differences between the major species The Great Northern Blues Society will host theira nnual Thank of ginseng, and the plant’s unique place in central Wisconsin You Party to honor their members and corporate sponsors. history. There is no admission fee; however, donations are The event will take place at the Bull Falls Brewery at 901 East appreciated. Registration is not required. The Historical Society Thomas Street at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 20. This free event is grateful to Janke Book Store and to Compass Properties for their sponsorship of the History Speaks series. For more will feature the band Tas Cru from upstate New York. information, please call the Marathon County Historical The Marathon County Historical Society invites upper- Society at 715-842-5750. elementary and middle school-age children to register for Kids History Day. This free, fun activity day will be held on Thursday, SC Swiderski LLC is proud to announce three additions to their August 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Woodson History leasing department. Leasing department manager, Kari Kussow, Center at 410 McIndoe St. Children age eight and older will said, “Our department is committed to providing our tenants have fun exploring what life was like for people who lived in with a great experience. I am very pleased to have these three rural areas of Marathon County in the 1920s to 1940s, before talented individuals in my department with their strong focus electricity moved from the city to the countryside. Activities on customer service.” Lori Minnihan was promoted to leasing will be related to the Historical Society’s newest exhibit, Rural assistant. Minnihan joined the company as a receptionist and Electrification: Outlet for Change. Children will be able to recently moved into her new position. In her new role, she is handle artifacts that would have been used during that time, the first point of contact for tenants. She also processes rental play old-fashioned games, and make useful items. There is no applications and maintains records for the department. Jerry registration fee. Participants are asked to bring their own bag Bruss joined the company as site manager of Willow Estates lunch. Lemonade, water, and a snack will be provided. For more in Plover. Willow Estates was built in 2012 and contains information or to register your children, please call 715-842- 140 apartment homes. Bruss has a business degree from Madison Area Technical College. Ali Montalbano was named 5750. leasing assistant and site manager. She manages four Central The Marathon County Historical Society will host History Wisconsin apartment sites and handles tenant communication Speaks: An Introduction to the History and Usage of Ginseng, at and administrative tasks in the corporate office. Montalbano 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 12 at the Woodson History Center has three years of experience in property management and is at 410 McIndoe St. Will Hsu of Hsu’s Ginseng Enterprises will pursuing her degree in business and property management.

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BE MORE. REGISTER TODAY. Susan G. Komen Central Wisconsin Race for the Cure 5K run/walk or 1 mile walk Race for the Cure ÂŽ truly makes an impact, with 100 percent of the net proceeds allocated to our mission - Register. Fundraise. Participate.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 400 Block - Downtown Wausau Local Presenting Sponsor:

Register at: KomenWisconsin.org 877-506-9031


Member News received promotion from associate professor with tenure to professor with tenure included Brett Barker, History and Lou Pech, Biological Sciences. Those promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure included Timothy Buchholz, Music and Jill Stukenberg, English.

Lieutenants Vatthana and Donna Thammavongsa were recently installed as the new officers at the Wausau chapter of the Salvation Army. They replace Lieutenants Jacob and Melinda Tripp who were reassigned to the Madison corps. Vatthana Thammavongsa immigrated to the United States from Laos in 1989. He grew up in the Rockford area and received a degree in elementary education from Northern Illinois University. Thammavongsa held a full-time ministry position in the Salvation Army Tabernacle Corps in Rockford and most recently worked as an elementary school teacher. Donna also immigrated from Laos in 1986 and is a teacher. She holds a degree in general science from Rhode Island College. The Thammavongsas have two children, Isabella and Alester, and look forward to making Wausau their home. “We have been blessed to be called to such a great ministry and look forward to making an impact through our service in the Wausau community,” said Vatthana Thammavongsa. Four faculty members at the University of WisconsinMarathon County were recently approved for promotions or tenure. “Earning promotion or tenure requires a rigorous academic review, so I extend my sincere congratulations on this major academic career achievement,” said UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen. “Like all faculty members, I know these colleagues will continue to make valuable contributions to ensure that the UW Colleges and UW-Extension meets its vital mission within the State of Wisconsin.” The faculty members that

The fourth annual Paul Bunyan Service Above Self Award recognizes a resident of the Seventh Congressional District of Wisconsin who is ‘larger-than-life.’ The award serves as a way to thank an individual who went above and beyond to serve their community and improve the quality of life for those around them. Nominations are open to anyone in the Seventh Congressional District. The Award has both an adult division and a youth division (nominees under the age of 18). Nominations should list specific projects that the nominee took part in or communities in which the nominee was involved. Specific contributions in the fields of education, non-profits, reducing hunger and homelessness and poverty should also be highlighted. A panel of judges, independent of the office of Congressman Sean Duffy, will review the submitted nominations and select a nominee. The nomination process is open until Friday, July 21. Please complete and submit the form here along with a photo of the nominee by email to Jesse.Garza@mail.house.gov or, mail to 502 2nd St., Suite 202, Hudson, WI, 54016, Attn: Paul Bunyan Service Award. Call 715-808-8160 for more information.

We Want to Hear from You! Please submit your stories and photos to Brian Otten at botten@wausauchamber.com. Use of the stories will be at the discretion of the Chamber and may be shortened to fit the appropriate platform. Only stories from members in good standing with the Chamber will be used.

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Tech tip: Saving articles for later When you’re in the middle of an article on your desktop, tablet or smartphone and have to change gears, there are a number of easy ways to save things for later. Check out these services and apps to build your reading lists: EmailThis – This is a service that works via a bookmarklet in your web browser (including mobile browsers). When you find an article you just click the EmailThis bookmark and it emails you the webpage with just text and images-no ads, links or headers. This a great method if you’re not worried about additional email coming in. Pocket – This is an app and service that allows you to save content from your browser, inbox or over 1500 apps. When you see content in any of these locations, you can save it to Pocket and it will sync across your devices for easy reading anytime, anywhere. You can also use the app to read articles

Registration is open for Business EXPO 2018: Don’t miss your opportunity to host a booth at the largest business trade show in the state! The Business EXPO is the time to showcase new products and services, make key business contacts and network with thousands of attendees from around Wisconsin. Register now to take advantage of an ‘Early Bird Rate.’ Small Business Week 2018 platinum sponsors include Riiser Energy and Sam’s Club and radio sponsor Midwest Communications

when you’re offline. Facebook Save – This method is a feature of Facebook. If you see an article as you’re browsing your newsfeed, tap the down arrow in the upper right corner and tap Save Link. You can then access these links via the Saved option in your sidebar menu in the app or desktop version of the site. Pinterest – This app is a popular idea site for everything from crafts and recipes to home renovations and camping. It’s also a great place to save articles or websites in various categories that you want to reference again. Pinterest offers a PinIt browser button on desktop and mobile (if you have the app). Cellcom is an wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with 60 retail and agent locations.

Each month, Wisconsin Central Time NEWS brings you insightful articles, updates, and events about the issues being discussed and the goals being achieved by Marathon County government. Check out the latest articles from Wisconsin Central Time NEWS — now in a mobilefriendly format — to see how county officials and employees are working to make Marathon County a great place to work, play, live, and do business. View or subscribe at WisconsinCentralTimeNEWS.com.

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2016 Golfers

2016 Golfers

FORE! It’s that time of year again when the best excuse to get out of the office reaches you in the form of an invitation. That’s right, it’s Golf Outing Season! The Wausau Curling Club 10th Annual Benefit Golf Outing will be held at the Wausau Country Club on September 11, 2017. We will have a shotgun start at 12:30 pm. You will want to register early! We have something BIG planned this year, and the event is sure to fill up fast.

To help us celebrate 10 great years of this Benefit Golf Outing, Green Bay Packer Alum Bill Schroeder will be a participant at the outing! Each team will have the chance to meet Bill and have a photo taken! Can’t make it to golf, or maybe you’re not the club swinging kind, no problem. Join us for the festivities and dinner after the outing.

Don’t just save the date, sign up now for some great fun on the greens in September.

Registration and payment information are on the back of this invitation.

Sponsorships? Don’t forget about those. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brian Gumness at briang@providingopportunities.org. Raffle items? Yes, we would love to raffle off your business logo’d gear and other donations. Need more information? Feel free to contact Tara Schessler at tschessler@waow.com.

We hope to see you soon!


Please Join Us For The 10th Annual

2017 Benefit Golf Outing And Dinner Social

Returning Presenting Sponsor

Proceeds to Benefit the Wausau Curling Center

Monday, September 11th - 12:30 Shotgun Start Registration Begins at 11:30

Wausau Country Club Open to Curlers & Non-Curlers!

$100.00 Entry Fee Per Player Includes: 18-Holes Golf, Cart, Range Balls Scramble Format (All Hit Best Shot) 3 Divisions: Men’s, Women’s and

Open (Any Combination of Men and Women)

Dinner & Dessert

Dinner Only: $30 - Dinner Served at 6:00

Please Register by September 1st Mail This Entry Form With Payment to: Wausau Curling Club ATTN: Tara Schessler 102 James Avenue Rothschild, WI 54474 Questions? Call Tara 715-573-4665 or by e-mail: tschessler@waow.com Event Sponsorships also available. If Interested, contact Brian Gumness 715-218-7970 or by e-mail: briang@providingopportunities.org

Golf Prizes and Awards for each Division Raffle Prize Drawings Come Join the Fun With Curlers and Friends of Curling!

ENTRY FORM Name 1: ________________________ Name 2: ________________________ Golf $________ Dinner Only $_______ Golf $________ Dinner Only $_______ Name 3: ________________________ Golf $________ Dinner Only $_______

Name 4: ________________________ Golf $________ Dinner Only $_______ Total $_______________

Need Not Be A Foursome To Play, Individuals Will Be Placed On Teams Please Clip and Mail Entry Form With Check to Address Above


The Inspire Central Wisconsin initiative

Regional Training Dates STEVENS POINT Tuesday, August 1 ∙ 7:30AM - 9:00AM Mid-State Technical College 1001 CenterPoint Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481 MARSHFIELD Tuesday, August 1 ∙ NOON - 1:30PM PreventionGenetics (Helix Hall) 3800 S Business Park Ave. Marshfield, WI 54449 WAUSAU & MERRILL Wednesday, August 2 ∙ 7:30AM - 9:00AM North Central Technical College 1000 W Campus Dr Main Entrance - Rooms: E101/E102 Wausau, WI 54401 WI RAPIDS & ADAMS CO. Wednesday, August 2 ∙ 11:30AM - 1:00PM Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce 1120 Lincoln Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 * Continental breakfast or lunch will be provided with each training

* Register with your local chamber or at http://centergy.net/ workforce/inspire_me.htm.

brings together education and industry to help students and job seekers achieve their goals and address communities’ workforce development needs. Learn how your business can be a part of this initiative and interact with students in our region. Inspire, a web-based, interactive platform connects business representatives directly with students to allow them to explore career options and make real-world connections and applications. Join us to learn how you and your company can get involved! Register for the regional training of your choice. Can’t attend a training, but still want to get involved? Contact your local chamber or learn more at http://centergy.net/ workforce/inspire_me.htm.


Authentic Leadership:

How to Lead from Your Heart and Core Authentic leadership is not about creating a brand, reputation, or persona for yourself. It’s about being true to who you really are, your genuine self. Yengyee Lor is a leadership coach and consultant with Faithful Consulting LLC. Lor has thirteen years of professional experience in leadership, team building, collaboration, assessments, goal planning, facilitation, training and management.

Cost is $15 for members, $30 for non-members For more information or to register, visit WausauChamber.com or call 715-848-5953

THURSDAY, JULY 27 | 11:30 AM TO 1 PM | RASMUSSEN COLLEGE, WAUSAU


Everyone Communicates, Few Connect Only one thing stands between you and success. It isn’t experience. It isn’t talent. If you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. Presenter Lori Brehmer, a certified John Maxwell team coach, trainer and speaker will cover five key principles crucial to developing the skill of connecting during this interactive workshop. Cost is $25 for members, $40 for non-members

For more information or to register, visit WausauChamber.com or call 715-848-5953

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | 7:30 TO 11 AM | UW-MARATHON COUNTY, WAUSAU


NEED TO TAP INTO A TALENT PIPELINE? Students participating in The Branch innovate solutions to real-world projects for member businesses.

“We gave the students in The Branch the unusual opportunity to help us make a decision usually reserved for a board of directors or senior management. And investing $5,000 in the ten weeks of what was essentially consulting work was a great value for us.”

“The Branch offered an outside perspective and new approach for a solution to an ongoing issue within our organization. The program had an immediate appeal because we have a passion for entrepreneurship, ingenuity, creativity and innovation.”

- Mike Rayome, Director of Human Resources

- Robin Hegg, Senior Vice President/ Chief Human Resources Officer

To become a supporter of or to submit an innovation challenge to The Branch, contact Renae Krings at rkrings@wausauchamber.com or 715-848-5942.


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Chamber Connection, July 2017  

The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce's monthly e-newsletter.

Chamber Connection, July 2017  

The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce's monthly e-newsletter.

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