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Aug. 21, 2014 - Local Man Donates Land to Technical College - RHINELANDER - Nicolet College just got a very generous donation.

Dr. Lee Swank of Rhinelander donated five-acres of land to the Nicolet College Foundation. School leaders say the donation will have a big impact on students wanting to get a college education.
Aug. 11, 2014 - Printpack grand opening celebrates new building - A major Rhinelander employer celebrates the completion of a new building today.
Aug. 9, 2014 - Printpack officials to hold grand opening for new Rhinelander facility - More than two years after it announced plans to reinvest in its Rhinelander operations by building a new state-of-the-art production facility on Wisconsin Highway 17, Printpack is ready to show off its new home.
Aug. 4, 2014 - Dunkin' Donuts prepares to serve customers - RHINELANDER - Dunkin' Donuts in Rhinelander will be opening soon. Sunday employees got the chance to practice serving customers.
Aug. 4, 2014 - Holiday celebrates 30 years on Courtney Street, 50 years in Rhinelander - The stars aligned and fate smiled on the Holiday Stationstore on Courtney Street in Rhinelander last weekend as the store was able to celebrate two illustrious milestones at the same time.
July 15, 2014 - Grants Bring Faster Internet To Oneida, Vilas Counties - Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor stopped in Rhinelander Monday with money to expand the reach of broadband in the Northwoods.
June 30, 2014 - Home Repair & Home BuyerAssistance Deferred Loans Available at 0% Interest - The Northwood’s Housing Region, a ten county consortium, has 0% interest loan funds available to assist Oneida County eligible home owners to finance home repairs. No interest loans are also available for assistance with down payments and closing costs on home purchases.
June 19, 2014 - OCEDC Needs Your Help - CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS…….We’re looking for volunteers with a passion for Business Development to serve on our working committees. You can help make Oneida County Economic Development a stronger and more valuable resource by sharing your wealth of knowledge and talents as we work together to strengthen our communities.
Our committees perform specific functions that support the work of OCEDC and this is your opportunity to become engaged in the organization’s activities. All committees listed below report to the Board of Directors and make recommendations for Board action in the committee’s specific functional areas.
May 12, 2014 - Milwaukee Public TV Program to Focus on Rhinelander - Rhinelander is set to have its moment in the spotlight on Milwaukee Public Television.

The city has been selected for an episode of the show Around The Corner, hosted by John McGivern. It’s a weekly half hour segment on public tv that focuses on living and working in different communities around Wisconsin.
Apr. 30, 2014 - RHS Student and JWMS Teacher Receive Awards from Herb Kohl Educational Foundation - The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2014 Initiative Scholarship was presented to Rhinelander High School (RHS) senior Destiny Baitinger, and the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2014 Fellowship Award was presented to Karie Blemke, teacher at James Williams Middle School (JWMS) at a recognition luncheon hosted by U.S. Senator Herb Kohl on April 6, 2014.
Apr. 23, 2014 - Rhinelander One Of 49 Communities Given Designation - Rhinelander was selected as one of 49 communities across the U.S. as a national Earth Day recipient by the Department of Agriculture. As part of the designation, the city received a total of $3.7 million in grant and lower-interest loans to upgrade sewer and storm water systems.
Mar. 28, 2014 - Rhinelander Hopeful For USDA Grant For Downtown - Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. and the city are in the planning stages for a projected $8 million makeover of the streets and infrastructure downtown within two years. The first bit of funding for the effort might be coming in.
Jan. 22, 2014 - Recycling Numbers Growing In Wisconsin - Wisconsin continues to be among the leaders in recycling.
Jan. 14, 2014 - IRS - 2014 Standard Mileage Rates - The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2014 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
Jan. 13, 2014 - WEDC recognizes Northwoods Projects - Several Northwoods companies were recognized by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation for expansion projects last year.
Dec. 27, 2013 - Examining the Northwoods through the eyes of the young professional - How do you attract more young people to the Northwoods?

It's a question often asked but rarely answered. Finding some potential answers is the eventual goal of a new survey being circulated by Oneida County UW-Extension and the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Group.
Dec. 23, 2013 - Cybersecurity Essentials for Small Businesses - You may be hearing the term “cybersecurity” more frequently these days and wondering how it applies to your small business – if at all. It does. Cyber threats are an issue for everyone, and small businesses are becoming more common targets for such threats and crimes because they often have fewer preventative or responsive resources. So, what do you need to know? Here are some essentials as featured in one of our latest online trainings.
Dec. 19, 2013 - Business Incubator For Oneida County? - Business incubators have been started in at least two Northwoods counties and Oneida county might also be looking into it.

An incubator works by putting several mostly new small businesses in one building, sharing relatively low rent and utilities with the idea toward growth and eventually leaving the nest.
Dec. 16, 2013 - Nicolet College to expand manufacturing training with
new Electromechanical Technician associate degree
- Nicolet College is continuing to expand its manufacturing training options to include a new associate degree that focuses on the electronics and computers that control the systems to operate a production line.
Dec. 6, 2013 - Are you ready to expand your business into e-commerce? - With e-commerce sales topping a record-breaking $1 trillion worldwide in 2012, many small businesses are turning to the web to increase their market share and increase sales. E-commerce may seem like an economical way to expand your business without all the pesky overhead costs of a brick-and-mortar operation. It’s true that e-commerce offers boundless opportunities for business success, but it also presents unique challenges. Before you take the big leap into e-commerce, consider a few key points that may help soften your landing.
Nov. 8, 2013 - SBA Announces New Measure to Help Get Small Business Loans Into the Hands of Veterans - This week, in the lead up to Veterans Day, the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) has been celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week, an initiative on the part of the SBA to reach out to veteran entrepreneurs and business owners.
Nov. 7, 2013 - 'I Buy Local' launches Consumer Card promotion - The second part of the "I Buy Local" campaign has launched with the introduction of Consumer Cards. These punch cards are available for $2 at the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Rhinelander Inc. and several participating "I Buy Local" businesses.
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August 22, 2014 - 09:01 am
The 19th annual Northwoods River News Citywide Rummage and Sidewalk Sales! Get ready to shop!

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It's HERE! The 19th annual Northwoods River News Citywide Rummage and Sidewalk Sales - Some sales start today, Thursday. Check out the complete list of citywide rummage sales this weekend, and don't forget, you can pick up extra copies of the map at the River News office in the Trig's Riverwalk Centre (next to ToneZone fitness)

August 22, 2014 - 08:58 am
Great news!

The Lakeland Times

Bearskin and Hiawatha trails are now connectedThe Department of Natural Resources and Department of Tourism are joining the Tomahawk, Minocqua and Rhinelander chambers of commerce for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating completion and merger of the Bearskin and Hiawatha trails Saturday.The ceremony will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the Bearskin Trial south entrance just east of highways K and 51.The Bearskin trail was completed in the late 1970s and the Hiawatha Trail was completed in 1989. Both trails use an old railroad corridor used in the summer for biking and hiking and in the winter for snowmobiling.

August 22, 2014 - 08:54 am
Of course!

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BEST FANS IN NFL! Not that we didn't know this already, but Forbes Magazine has ranked the best fans in the NFL and the Packers have come out on top! LEARN ABOUT THE RANK:

August 21, 2014 - 10:05 am
Information from The U.S. Small Business administration...

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Learn about how being a certified small business gives you access to unique government contracting opportunities - including those for women, veterans and more: - with ML Finishing and Laura M. Reynolds.

August 21, 2014 - 09:45 am
Check out the latest happenings at the Oneida County UW-Extension Office.

Oneida County UW Extension News - August 2014.pdf - Google Drive

August 19, 2014 - 12:59 pm

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Mark your calendars for the Annual Art in the Square, on the beautiful Courthouse Square in downtown Crandon WI, September 20.

August 19, 2014 - 12:58 pm
Congratulations to the new Rhinelander School District Teachers!

New teachers at School District of Rhinelander - Star Journal Now, Rhinelander, WI
The School District of Rhinelander held orientation for its new teachers Monday, Aug. 18. In the back row, from left, are Gretta Layman, science, Rhinelander Hi

August 18, 2014 - 11:01 am
Nicolet College's new Electromechanical Technology classes start Aug. 25

Nicolet College's new Electromechanical Technology classes start Aug. 25 - Star Journal Now,...
Nicolet's new Electromechanical Technology Lab is nearing completion as the college readies for its first class of students at the start of Fall Semester.

August 15, 2014 - 10:54 am
Friday Fun Fact

August 15, 2014 - 09:54 am
50 Tips for Starting Your Own Company

50 Tips for Starting Your Own Company
From the idea stage to bringing a product or service to market, a business launch encompasses myriad steps. Here's an overview of everything an entrepreneur should consider, from start to finish.

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