Neves Celebrate 20 Years in Business

For the past two decades, Gordon and Lisa Neve have immersed themselves in nearly every aspect of the Antigo community—literally from floor to ceiling. Monday, December 5, 2022, marked the 20-year anniversary of the couple’s ownership of what is now Neve’s Floors To Go Furniture & Mattress Gallery at 710 Fifth Ave. Like anyone in…

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Nurtured by talent and knowledge, North Wood Blooms is flourishing

Like a garden filled with flowers, a small business needs nurturing to grow and survive. That’s the message Andi Gretzinger, founder of North Wood Blooms, shares with students in the entrepreneurship training program hosted by Langlade County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC) in cooperation with the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The series of classes,…

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Sawmilling and Woodworking for Education in Wisconsin

Located in Northern Wisconsin, in the small town of Antigo, Travis Allen and Logan Wells have dedicated their talents to teaching sawmilling and woodworking at Northcentral Technical College (NTC). In doing so, Travis and Logan have set their sights on educating and preparing the next generation of woodworkers and forest products professionals. NTC instructors Travis and Logan…

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$110,000 donated to begin saw filing training at NTC’s Antigo campus

A $110,000 donation will support the forest products industry through a newly developed saw filing training program at Northcentral Technical College’s Antigo campus. The donation is the result of feedback from industry partners that prompted NTC to launch a capital campaign for the necessary equipment needed to offer the training. According to feedback from industry…

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In ‘ecosystem of entrepreneurship,’ knowledge is key

Entrepreneurs aren’t born with “business smarts,” they learn them. That’s the focus of the Langlade County Economic Development Corporation’s entrepreneurship training program, a nine-week series of classes designed to nurture future business leaders in a diverse and ever-changing environment. According to Angie Close, EDC executive director, the training program–offered through the Wisconsin Small Business Development…

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Economic Development Corporation key player in revitalizing Antigo’s core

Local entrepreneurs, with help from the Langlade County Economic Development Corporation, are reimagining downtown Antigo Over the past 11 years, the EDC has worked with city, county, state, and federal officials on a variety of programs designed to strengthen the spine of the community. “We are seeing whole new investments in our downtown,” Angie Close,…

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Open only a few days, Langlade County Fair is a year-round economic driver

The County of Trails is known for its mix of industry and entertainment offerings. One event, being renewed for the 136th time on July 28-31, combines both. “County fairs are a longstanding, proud tradition in Wisconsin and we are thrilled our businesses and industries have been a part of it here for 136 years,” Angie…

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Langlade County Economic Development Corporation plays key role in succession plan for Johnson Electric Coil

With assistance from the Langlade County Economic Development Corporation, the future is bright for Johnson Electric Coil in Antigo. The manufacturer, a key player in the niche market of industrial transformers, has been purchased by Julie Berndt, who started at the company shortly after high school in 1991 and worked her way up the corporate…

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YouTube Channel Connects Generations, County’s History and Future

A project supported by the Langlade County Economic Development Corporation is connecting past with the present, teens with adults, and, ultimately, employees with employers. On Thursday, the LCEDC joined with the Langlade County Historical Society and the 4-H Tech Changemakers to launch a YouTube channel devoted to sharing the things that make our “County of…

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Recreation Opportunities Fuel Venerable Langlade County Business

For over eight decades, Suick Lure Company has been helping muskie fishermen land those elusive lunkers. The manufacturer, which recently relocated to a former elementary school northeast of Antigo, was the brainchild of fisherman and innovator Frank Suick. He developed the now-famous Thriller in the 1930s after studying the feeding habits of the fish on…

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