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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Join Peace Lutheran Sunday to Salute a Successful Expansion Project

The public is invited to celebrate with Peace Lutheran Ministries of Antigo on Sunday, October 31, 2021, for the dedication of the brand new 16,710-square-foot expansion project. The dedication will take place at 11:30 a.m. outside of the new building in the 300 block of Lincoln Street.

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Gilbert’s Sentry Celebrating Another Milestone

Gilbert’s Sentry has always been Antigo’s “Goldilocks store.” Antigo’s “Goldilocks store.” From the day Lee and Janis Gilbert arrived in Antigo, through the shift to the “new building” in 1976 and, now under the Gilbert’s Sentry moniker, the store has always been just right, giving patrons what they want and need on Antigo’s famous “south…

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