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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 aclose@co.langlade.wi.us, 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.

Antigo Police Department K9 Police Unit

July 8, 2015

Join the Antigo Police Department in their effort to raise necessary funds to bring a canine (K-9) police unit to the City of Antigo and Langlade County. This is a wonderful cause benefiting the entire community – not just city residents. K-9 units provide a sense of personal security and have been proven to deter criminal activity. The dog will be trained to: *detect illegal drugs *aid in search and rescue *locate missing persons *enhance officers’ capability during routine patrol Currently, when K9 units are needed, they must be brought in from neighboring communities at a considerable expense to our … Continue reading

Brickner’s of Antigo is Expanding

June 26, 2015

Brickner’s of Antigo and RV Center is expanding. Its body shop, currently at 206 Superior Street in Antigo is going to be replaced with a new, expanded facility at 1900 Jerome Street, just down the street from the current dealership. The 17,886 sq. ft. facility will have 3 paint booths, with one of them being a 48’ semi down draft booth that will handle the large jobs like campers, motorhomes, trailers and HD trucks. The new shop will also handle RV Repair to enhance the Brickner’s of Antigo RV Center’s capacity to repair RV’s. Members of the Brickners staff, along … Continue reading

Potato Board Election Results

June 26, 2015

Wisconsin’s potato growers have elected one new director and re-elected two directors to the industry’s market order board. Elected in District 2 is Richard Okray of Plover. Re-elected in District 1 is John T. Schroeder of Antigo; and re-elected in District 3 is John Bobeck of Markesan. The three will serve three-year terms starting July 1.  The three districts represent the following counties: ● District 1 – Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Forest, Iron, Kewaunee, Langlade, Lincoln, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Vilas, and Washburn. … Continue reading