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July 23, 2014 - IMPORTANT COMMUNITY MEETING! - The second meeting regarding the City of Rhinelander 2016 Streetscape plan will be held THIS Wednesday, July 23rd, 5:30 p.m. at Hext Theater on Brown Street.
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 23, 2014 - 13:37 pm
Printpack Inc to hold grand opening for its new Rhinelander manufacturing facility on Monday, August 11, 2014

July 23, 2014 - 13:06 pm
Many employees wish they had a better boss. That's understandable, given the not so great state of management in our companies and organizations. But guess what? Most supervisors and managers wish they had better employees.

What Your Boss Really Needs from You |
What Your Boss Needs from You

July 23, 2014 - 10:16 am
Continuing the celebration of 40 years, WEDA will be hosting our Fall Regional Conference in Oshkosh - October 1 - 3. Marketing Wisconsin!

2014 Fall Regional Conference Agenda - Wisconsin Economic Development Association
Supplying resources at the local level and building relationships with regional, state and national resources is a primary objective of a highly executed Business Retention & Expansion (BR|E) program. The goal of BR|E is to identify changes in the environment and that data is captured and becomes r...

July 23, 2014 - 10:00 am
The Oneida County Fair needs awesome volunteers to meet and greet Fair goers at the North and South gates this year. If you, or someone you know, would love to give back to our community this is a perfect opportunity to do so and have a enjoyable time. Visit the Oneida County Fair website ( and click on Volunteers to sign up for the gates. If you have any questions, please call Nancy Gehrig, Fair Coordinator, at 715-362-5684.

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July 23, 2014 - 09:48 am
Here's to encouraging our future!

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July 23, 2014 - 09:46 am
Is your business capitalizing on these trends? Check out this article from SCORE!

4 Trends Every Business Owner Should Be Watching Now | SCORE
In the recent SCORE Webinar, "Eight Trends Every Business Owner Should Be Watching Now," journalist Rod Kurtz gives tips on how small business owners can garner success by taking advantage of the current business trends.

July 23, 2014 - 09:36 am
What is your business goal? Check out this information...

ETP | WisconsinSBDC
Test Your Business Idea | Improve Your Business ModelThe Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW campuses statewide provides the tools you need for business idea testing and business model improvement. Through instruction, guest speaker...

July 17, 2014 - 11:40 am
Here's a unique way to fish. Thoughts?

Aug 16, 2013 11:06am

Ever seen a bird fishing? Using bread for bait? Me neither... at least until today when Skip Nantz shared this short video.

July 16, 2014 - 09:53 am
Kids In Need Wisconsin River Cruise Fundraiser - July 20th

Join the good people from the Kids in Need organization for a beautiful cruise down the Wisconsin River to benefit the Kids In Need Youth Program.

The fundraising event is this Sunday, July 20th, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at Wisconsin River Cruises, located on the corner of Hwy 47 & Hwy 8. Look for the big yellow tent.

There will be raffles, a cash bar, and entertainment by Jeff Santy. The Cruise starts at 2:00 pm and will go until about 4:00 pm. Please arrive early to board the boat.

Please purchase your tickets early, as seating is limited. Call the Kids in Need office at 715-365-7003 to reserve your tickets.

July 15, 2014 - 12:27 pm
Last Chance to Apply for Business Achievement Award

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce ? Last Chance to Apply for Business Achievement Award
Last Chance to Apply for Business Achievement AwardPublished on July 14, 2014, 03:07pm CDTSeeking Nominations - Wisconsin Business Achievement Award The Flowers Family Foundation is reminding state business leaders that the deadline is approaching to apply for the Wisconsin Business Achievement Awar...

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