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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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July 29, 2014 - 10:26 am
Are you looking for a way to meet other young professionals? Check out what the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce has planned!

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**Calling all Young Professionals** Join us for a fun and exciting HAYRIDE on Friday August 15th. Cost is just $12/person plus any food/drink orders. You're welcome to bring your own cooler along with you on the ride! The ride starts at 6pm so be there by 5:45pm. See you there!!!

July 29, 2014 - 09:21 am
Are you thinking about starting a new business? Check this out!

Event Registration (EVENT: 803324 - SESSION: 1)

July 29, 2014 - 09:06 am
This week's Oneida County Happenings...

Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

Coming up this week in Three Lakes!July 31 8pmThe JimmysThree Lakes Theater / Tickets: tlcfa.org____Oneida County FairJuly 31 - August 3Pioneer Park / Rhinelander____August 1 - 3Talley's FollyFriday & Sat. 7:30pm, Sunday 3:00pmThree Lakes Theater / Tickets: tlcfa.org____ August 3 10:30 - 1:00Community Garden Open HouseLocated off Railroad St.____ August 3 NoonFireman's Picnic at Cy Williams Park

July 29, 2014 - 08:37 am
Counties Work To Keep Rail Service

State Limited In Helping Keep Rail In Rural Areas: Secretary
The state's top Transportation official says there isn't much the state can do when private firms decide to abandon rail line. Secretary Mark Gottlieb was

July 28, 2014 - 11:33 am
The Basic Economic Development Course to be offered September 8 - 11, 2014 in Madison.

Basic Economic Development Course - Wisconsin Economic Development Association
The course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council. It fulfills one of the prerequisites for those who wish to take the examinations for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation.2014 Registration: $650.00Registration Includes: Course Materials, 2 lunches, 3 breakfa...

July 28, 2014 - 09:15 am
Consider these health insurance options for your small business.

Health Insurance Options for Your Small Business | SCORE
How does Obamacare affect your small business? What choices do you have when you own a small business or are self-employed for getting affordable healthcare?

July 28, 2014 - 09:09 am
Are you ready for the Oneida County Fair?

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The fair is on the way. The telltale sign is the 4-H tent top. Thanks to all who took time out of their weekend to come to the park to help.

July 25, 2014 - 11:03 am
Friday fun...
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July 25, 2014 - 10:48 am
The Oneida County Board of Directors want your input. Please take the time to complete the Oneida County Survey on Piers and Boathouses.

Oneida County Survey on Piers and Boathouses
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July 25, 2014 - 09:18 am
Town of Crescent Residents:
There will be a FREE recycling drive taking place at the Crescent Town Hall tomorrow, Saturday the 26th, from 9-11 am.

The details: Appliances, Electronics (computers, cameras, phones, VCRs, etc.) Televisions, and Tires will be accepted
Freon based appliances and televisions will be limited to two per resident.

Residents will be allowed to bring 10 tires at no charge and any tire over 10 the charge will be $5.00/tire
If you have material to recycle and cannot make the drop off time or need assistance in hauling material, please email or call Joel Knutson at 608-332-5635 to make arrangements for a pick-up. I will be picking up material through Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

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