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2018 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK Wednesday, March 14, 2018


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ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

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hank you for joining us at this important event. Today’s program includes keynote presentations on both the unique state of Marathon County’s business economy and how some communities in Wisconsin are gaining and maintaining young adult populations.

AGENDA 7 am Check- In, Breakfast Buffet and Networking 7:30 am to 9:30 am Program

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Mission

The purpose of the Wausau Region Chamber is to strengthen our member businesses and enhance our community by building business success.

Vision

We are the region’s indispensable source for business connections, opportunities, and solutions.

NEXT WEEK:

THE CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS OF CENTRAL WISCONSIN 6 PM, TUESDAY, MARCH 20 JOHN MUIR MIDDLE SCHOOL, WAUSAU

Join us for the first of three informational sessions on this topic. This session will address: • The numbers behind the demographic shift. • What’s driving the change in business, education and government. • How businesses are meeting the demand for talent.

Derek Heikkinen, Director of Business Operations

For more information, visit WausauChamber.com


MARK LANGE

Executive Director, Division for Business and Entrepreneurship at UW-Extension KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:

Understanding the Business Dynamics Driving Marathon County’s Economic Activity Look inside Marathon County’s business economy like never before with a detailed exploration of business establishment activity over the last two decades. This interactive presentation will provide new insights into Wausau’s entrepreneurial history and current ‘business personality’ by exploring the county’s industry mix and key contributors to job creation.

RANDY STOECKER, PH.D., M.S.

Professor, Department of Community & Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:

Gaining and Maintaining Young People in Wisconsin Communities There is concern across Wisconsin and the nation that intelligent and motivated youth are leaving rural areas and small towns for more urban areas - creating the oft-labeled brain-drain. But is this phenomenon happening across Wisconsin? Are there rural and small communities that are gaining young adults? If so, what explains the success of these communities?


Add these events to your calendar: Monday, April 16: Tuesday, April 17: Thursday, April 19: Thursday, April 19: Friday, April 20:

Legislators’ Forum 2018 Small Business of the Year Awards 2018 Business EXPO EXPO Business PM Small Business of the Year Recognition Ceremony

For more information or to register, visit WausauChamber.com.


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2018 Economic Outlook program  

The printed program for the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce event held on March 14, 2018.

2018 Economic Outlook program  

The printed program for the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce event held on March 14, 2018.