|June 24, 2021 -||Blain’s Farm & Fleet Announces Two New Wisconsin Locations for Fall 2022 - Janesville, WI (June 24, 2021): Blain's Farm & Fleet is thrilled to announce its plans for an expanded presence in Wisconsin with new stores in Grafton and Rhinelander. The 44th and 45th locations will be at the corner of East Timber Lane and Hwy 17 (Chippewa Drive) in Rhinelander and the former Shopko building at 1771 Wisconsin Avenue in Grafton. Both locations have a projected completion for Fall 2022.
"It's not just about growing. It is about carefully selecting the right communities who truly appreciate our family-owned Modern General Store," says Jane Blain Gilbertson, Blain's Farm & Fleet President, Owner, and CEO. "We are very selective about the locations where we choose to grow because we are in it for the long haul. Unlike other retailers who close stores regularly, we have never left a community where we have opened a store."
|June 22, 2021 -||Oneida County to Get $10 Million from Federal Relief Package - Oneida County and its cities and towns will be getting more than $10 million in federal money as a part of the most recent rescue plan.|
|May 20, 2021 -||Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant - The Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant program will award $420 million to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through a collaboration between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Department of Revenue (DOR). The new grants, which will be funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), are intended to support those businesses who were hardest hit by the pandemic and are key to Wisconsin making a strong recovery.|
|May 19, 2021 -||Governor Evers announces $100 million investment in economic recovery - MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced a $100 million investment in Wisconsin’s economic recovery as part of the state’s funds received under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act. The investment aims to ensure businesses and communities across Wisconsin have additional support and resources to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes after the governor recently announced his plan for investing $2.5 billion in federal funding under the American Rescue Plan into the state’s economic recovery and well-being, $600 million of which will go toward supporting small business recovery across the state.|
|May 5, 2021 -||Emergency Broadband Benefit Starts May 12 - The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will start enrolling households on May 12th.|
|May 11, 2020 -||Preparing to Restart - With input from national and state health and industry experts and in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and our regional economic development partners, WEDC has compiled a series of industry-specific documents to help you get back to business while taking the necessary precautions to maximize safety. Following these guidelines will help us all get Wisconsin’s economy back on track.Preparing to Restart|
|Mar. 29, 2018 -||Johnson Joins Oneida County Economic Development Corporation - Stacey Johnson of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin has been named the new Executive Director of the Oneida County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC). Johnson brings to the position a wealth of experience and expertise from a diverse financial career spanning more than two decades.|
|Nov. 1, 2017 -||Broadband Committee hosts PSC Commissioner to highlight Oneida County successes in grant-funded internet projects - RHINELANDER - A walk down a gravel driveway and up a leaf-covered path in the Town of Crescent led Lon Roberts to one of Oneida County's prized projects.|
|Jan. 26, 2017 -||Grow North provides 2017 update - Grow North Economic Development Corporation focuses on creating economic development opportunities to improve the vitality of Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Lincoln, Langlade, Oconto, Florence, and Marinette counties. Areas of focus include workforce development, with efforts to attract, retain, and promote a pipeline of skilled workers to the region. Initiatives include engaging K-12 students by providing manufacturing and other business tours, FAB Lab / Maker Space opportunities, promoting forestry, logging, and wood products careers, and collaborating with businesses to offer apprenticeship opportunities.|
|June 2, 2016 -||More Telephone Scams Hitting Northwoods Businesses - Another week, another telephone scam has hit the Northwoods. This time officials at Wisconsin Public Service say scammers are upping the pressure to get you to pay a bill you don't owe.|
|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.|