Downtown Antigo Landscaping

October 2, 2015

The corner of Fifth Avenue and Clermont Street was getting attention this week as flowers were planted and bark spread to make the lot even more attractive. Duffek employees are shown distributing the bark on Wednesday afternoon. Northern Advertising signs make the long-idle downtown lot sparkle with light.

Work Begins on New Northside Complex

September 29, 2015

The big earth movers rolled onto Antigo/s north side this week, the first phase of construction of a substantial 88-unit apartment complex. Being constructed by S.C. Swiderski, LLC, the project will include four 16-unit buildings and two 12-unit buildings.  They will feature a mix of one, two, and three bedroom units, all rented at market rates. The complex is locate on the corner of Prosser Avenue and Charlotte Court, just east of North Star Lanes. For renal or contracting information, contact the companies website at Source: Antigo Daily Journal

Backers, Officials Join For Formal Opening Of Updated, Improved Housing Complex

September 14, 2015

Financial backers and state and local officials joined Park View Apartment staff and residents in a grand opening and dedication ceremony at the facility affectionately known as Antigo’s “high-rise” Thursday. The ceremony, held in the four-story complex’s refurbished community room, marked the completion of a year-long, $3.4 million renovation project, completed over a grueling seven phases. “I know what it is like to live and work in dust and confusion,” Ben Zelazoski, chairman of the Antigo Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, said. “I think you’ll all agree it was worth the effort.” Zelazoski reflected on Park View’s original opening on … Continue reading

Big Project

September 3, 2015

Jerry Brickner stands in front of a building being erected on his automobile, truck and recreational vehicle dealership on Antigo’s north side. The structure, south of the Highway 64 sales and service building, is large and will provide a new home for an updated body shop and facilities for repairs for the fast-growing recreational vehicle business. Brickner explained the block walls have been erected in the past several weeks and he expects the roof to be installed soon. Then the enclosing of the building can be completed.

Funky Hats Help Kids with Cancer

September 2, 2015

What teenage girl doesn’t get a kick out of a funky hat or two? But funky hats are serious business for Dorothy Mifflin, 15, a Langlade County sheep producer. She diligently crochets “Funky Hats by Dorothy” to financially help kids and adults with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Dorothy taught herself how to crochet when she was 8 years old. After making clothes for her dolls and hats for her entire fourth-grade class, it wasn’t long before she was selling her crocheted caps and scarves. One day when she was 11 — with little fanfare but lots of heart — … Continue reading

CoVantage Buying Elcho’s Bank

August 27, 2015

CoVantage Credit Union, of Antigo, has announced it has signed an agreement to purchase the facility operating as Northwoods National Bank in Elcho. According to CoVantage CEO Brian Prunty, “CoVantage Credit Union already has nearly 2,000 members living in the Elcho area. When we learned the bank branch was for sale we saw an opportunity to provide convenient access for current members, and a way to offer value to even more individuals and businesses in the Elcho area. “CoVantage is known for providing financial value,” he added, “especially our patronage program that returned $1.7 million last year to members as … Continue reading

Entrepreneurial Training Course Registration Form

August 24, 2015

The Start Smart: The Essential Business Plan Entrepreneurial Training Course will be held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm starting September 17, 2015 and running to November 12, 2015.  The classes will be held in the conference room at the Langlade County Economic Development Corporation, which is located in the Wood Technology Center at NTC – Antigo Campus. Class Fee:  $275.00 – Scholarships Available Upon Successful Completion of Class and Business Plan Textbook Fee:  $50.00 – Nonrefundable.  Business Plan Basics, NxLevel Guide, 3rd Edition (2013) Books will be provided on the first day of class! Facilitator:  Beth Kost Phone: 715-490-5419 … Continue reading

Economic Development Program To Be Launched Here On Sept. 17

August 17, 2015

Interested in starting a business, but don’t know where to begin? A new training course offered through the Langlade County Economic Development Corporation may help. In conjunction with the Suick Family Foundation and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation, the corporation will offer Start Smart: The Essential Business Plan Course, beginning on Thursday, September 17. “The class is designed for people interested in starting a business or for business owners who have a few years experience and want to review their accomplishments and plan for future success,” Angie Close, executive director of the development corporation, said. “ With the philosophy of, … Continue reading

Entrepreneurship Training Course Offered

July 29, 2015

The Langlade County Economic Development Corporation will be partnering with WWBIC to offer an Entrepreneurship Training Course.  The course will be on Thursdays starting September 17, 2015 and runs through November 12, 2015.  The classes will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 at the NTC Campus in Antigo in our office located in room WT – 112 on the Wood Technology Building.  The class fee is $275 with a $250 scholarship available upon successful completion.  In addition, a $50 non-refundable workbook fee will also be assessed.  For more information call 715-623-5123, email, download the flyer, or attend on of … Continue reading

Grow North Works To Develop Cohesive Hardwood Products Marketing Strategy For The Northwoods

July 28, 2015

RHINELANDER – Grow North, a group that focuses on economic development in northern Wisconsin, wants people to buy more of Wisconsin’s wood products. But achieving that goal will require more effective marketing from the wood product industry. To that end, Grow North teamed up with New North Regional Economic Development to win a state grant. that will now help the two organizations build a hardwood products marketing strategy for the area. Angi Schreiber, Executive Director of Grow North, wants to bring wood products companies in the area together to market the region as a whole. “All the companies are working kind … Continue reading