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Updates from your regional economic development alliance
May 2011- Vol 2, Issue 4
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Links to 2011 Summit presentations

Region-to-Region Manufacturing Alliance Event 

Please join fellow manufacturers in the Centergy and Grow North regions for an opportunity for business-to-business networking, case studies, regional support and State Leadership updates.



4pm - Tour of Mitchell Metal Products; 905 South State Street, Merrill, WI  


5:10pm - Networking & complimentary hors d'oeuvres; Lincoln Lanes, 1208 N. Center Avenue, Merrill


6pm - NWMOC Case Study from Johnson Electric Company


WMEP update on Profitable Sustainability Initiative (journey started by 45 WI companies)


Gold Collar Careers leveraged to recruit skilled workers


6:45pm - Updates from State Leadership on how the new administration will support manufacturing in WI; WI Dept. of Commerce Deputy Secretary Mike Klonsinski & WI Dept. of Workforce Development Secretary Scott Baumbach 


7:45pm - Q&A wrap up


No cost to attend. Please RSVP to: Barb Fleisner, Centergy, 715.843.9563, or

Don Roberts, Grow North, 715.365.4516, 


CLICK HERE to view a printable version of the invitation.


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Centergy 2011 Economic Summit recap   

Earlier this month we hosted our Centergy Economic Barb FleisnerSummit. Approximately 150 business and community leaders convened for a morning of regional updates, networking, and motivational messages.  Two panel discussions were held on reactions to the proposed state budget and changes to the UW System. This was followed by a truly inspiring message from our keynote presenter, Tim Sullivan from Barry-Wehmiller Companies. His message described how people, purpose, performance, and investments in leadership, technology, and continuous improvement are essential for success.  The morning ended with entertainment provided by "Global Rhythms' through UWSP's International Club.  


Please click HERE for the full Centergy Economic Summit summary.


For your convenience we have also listed in this newsletter quick links to several of the other presentations referenced throughout the summit.


Best regards,  


Barb Fleisner 

Executive Director  

Links to 2011 Centergy Summit presentations
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CLICK HERE for the Wisconsin Department of Commerce presentation on the transition to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

for a comparison of the current UW System to two proposals that have surfaced throughout the state biennial budget discussion-the New Badger Partnership and the Wisconsin Idea Partnership.

CLICK HERE for Mr. Timothy Sullivan's presentation on "Achieving Principled Results on Purpose," Barry-Wehmiller Companies.

CLICK HERE for Centergy's proposed new organizational structure.

CLICK HERE for International Business Development contacts.

CLICK HERE for regional revolving loan fund brochure.

CLICK HERE for regional higher education collaboration brochure.

CLICK HERE for Centergy Summit presentation.

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