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

Students Offer Thanks For On-The-Job Skills at Co-Op, Apprenticeship Luncheon

July 24, 2015

The students and employers involved in the Youth Apprenticeship and Co-op programs at Antigo High School attended an appreciation luncheon at North Star Lanes.   This was an extension of gratitude for the patience and guidance exhibited by the employers over the past one or two years as the students are taught beneficial skills through challenging jobs that will help them in their future careers.   The businesses involved with the Youth Apprenticeship program include Andy Pagel Ginseng Farms LLC, Backes Food Mart, Brickner’s of Antigo, Copps Food Center, Country Kitchen, Culvers of Antigo, Dairy Queen, Empire Dairy LLC, Hartleben … Continue reading

Local Food Businesses Growing Through Buy Local Buy Wisconsin Program

July 15, 2015

Join the growing list of local food businesses reaching their goals through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) Buy Local Buy Wisconsin program. Proposals for Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant-funded projects are now being accepted from individuals, groups, businesses and organizations involved in Wisconsin agriculture, food processing, food distribution, food warehousing, retail food establishments or agricultural tourism sites. Proposals could include collaborations or partnerships. Eligible project expenses include operating expenses, real estate and equipment. Past recipients report increased sales and visibility for their products after putting their Buy Local Buy Wisconsin grant funds to work. Bayfield … Continue reading

City Opens Door For New Downtown Activity

July 10, 2015

Downtown Antigo got a boost last night from the City Council. It quietly approved two plans,one for a sign park at Fifth Avenue and Clermont Street filling a rather weedy and messy lost, and just across the street, Belle’s Smokehouse, which will offer brisket, pulled pork and ribs to its Antigo customers. Aldermen will convene at 6 p.m. in the chambers at City Hall. leading the agenda was approval of the first approval downtown entreprenuership grant—a new program— for the Smokehouse, which will be located at 800 Fifth Ave. The grant totals $2,500 and would be used to help in … Continue reading

Bus Firm Ready To Go It Alone Here

July 10, 2015

The Malliette Bus Co. held an open house Wednesday and welcomed a number of prospective new drivers and many of the veterans, just looking to the comrade.“It was a great afternoon,” Tim Grosskurth said as the program was winding down later in the afternoon. The prospective drivers were put through a number of tests including backing up between those orange cones. “They did well,’’ Grosskurth said. “I was pleased.” The Antigo Unified School District made a change in its transportation policy ending the long-standing agreement that allowed two firms to provide the student transportation. In a money-saving move, they took … Continue reading

Exploring Entrepreneurship Workshop Offered in Langlade County

July 8, 2015

Elcho, White Lake and in Antigo will be offering free workshops in August to explore entrepreneurship in Langlade County.  Here are the location, dates, and times of these free workshops. Elcho will be explored on Monday, August 24 at 5:30 pm. White Lake will be on Tuesday, August 25 at 5:30 pm. Antigo will be on Thursday, August 27 at 5:30 pm. Pre-registration is required.  Download your registration form now to reserve your spot.