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Fall In Love With the Byway Awarded JEM Grant

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism recently notified the Forest County Economic Development Partnership of its award of a Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant for the Fall in Love With the Byway promotion. An official award will be made by the Department of Tourism in August, when the campaign officially kicks off. The Fall in Love…

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Volm Announces Acquisition Of Atech, A Colorado Distribution Facility

Volm Companies, Inc., an industry leader in providing the highest quality packaging and equipment solutions to the fresh produce industry, has announced that it has acquired the business of Atech, Incorporated in Monte Vista, Colorado. Atech has been a long-time and valuable partner for Volm, representing the Volmpack line of equipment with a local sales…

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Antigo-Based Drones, Jetliners Share

Jumbo jetliners recently shared their runways with the latest—and smallest—in flying technology at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica. And an Antigo-based company played a key role. Cameron Berg and Alan Horzewski of Unmanned Systems Inc., located at the Langlade County Airport, recently traveled to Kingston on a mission using the drone—technically known…

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County Produced Major Quantities of Hay

Langlade County growers produced 2.65 tons of alfalfa hay per acre in 2017, easily outpacing its northwoods neighbors. According to state statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Langlade was near the northern boundary of substantial hay production, outpacing Oconto, Marinette, Forest, Oneida and Lincoln counties as well as Shawano. Most counties north and…

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AT&T Grant Will Help Fuel Education Opportunities at NTC

Northwoods students, many of whom have the will but not the wherewithal to continue their education beyond high school, received a boost Monday. The Northcentral Technical College Foundation received a $5,000 AT&T contribution to support the NTC Promise during an event on the Antigo campus. The presentation was made by Robyn Gruner of AT&T Wisconsin,…

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Get Started on Your Career in Auto Collision Repair

The North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (NCWWDB) is offering a unique opportunity to individuals who would like to start a career in the auto Collision Repair & Refinishing industry, with tuition covered by grant funds through the Department of Workforce Development Fast Forward Grant Program. Interested individuals should contact Ray Rogers at rrogers@ncwwdb.org or…

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Busy CoVantage Site Picks Up Tempo

CoVantage Credit Union’s downtown Antigo, always a busy place, is humming with a different sort of energy. Construction crews and heavy equipment, including a massive crane, have moved into the Clermont Street and Sixth Avenue site, and are beginning to construct an expansion to the southeast side of the building, along with an additional third…

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High School Career Fair Stresses Link Between Education, Local Industries

The pipeline between school and work was the focus Friday, when Antigo High School held its annual career fair. The morning activity drew a number of local and regional businesses, including several new entries, to the commons for visits by Antigo High School students interested in carving career paths. This is a great event that…

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Health In Motion Celebrates Grand Opening, Chamber Ribbon Cutting

Health In Motion in Antigo celebrated their grand opening Thursday, April 26 with demonstrations, an Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting, tours, refreshments and more. During the event, staff demonstrated Trigger Point Dry Needling. Dry Needling is a very hot topic in physical therapy and extremely effective when included with a plan of care….

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Additional Funding to Allow an Expansion of School Fab Lab Plans

The Antigo school district received a $18,300 grant Tuesday to expand its fabrication laboratory facilities. The award was one of over $500,000 in grants given to 22 school districts across the state in a day-long marathon of school visits and celebrations known as Fab Lab Day. “We’re proud of our school and the programs we’ve made,” Tom Zamzow, high school principal, said…

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Solin’s Tapped Maple Syrup LLC Offers ‘Small Batch’ Products, with a Few Twists

“Small batch,” a term made popular by craft brewers and bourbon-makers, has come to the sugarbush. As the sugaring season arrives— stubbornly slow—across the northwoods, Jeremy Solin has resurrected the Solin family sugarbush on Highway V north of Antigo as Tapped Maple Syrup LLC. He co-owns the business with his wife, Abi, offering maple syrup with a twist. “We start with our maple syrup…

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