|Regional Manufacturing Event|
|Wednesday, February 29 |
North Central Technical College, Antigo campus
This event, sponsored by the
Grow North Region will feature
a presentation and discussion
of the 2011 Next Generation Manufacturing Study completed by the Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center.
The study, conducted by the Manufacturing Performance
Institute, finds that this is a
critical point in time for U.S.
manufacturers must assess
whether they have the
workforce, business systems,
equipment and strategies in
place to successfully compete
in the future. For more
information or to register,
please contact workforcedevelopment@
nicoletcollege.edu or call 715.365.4905 or 800.544.3039 X4905.
|Compressed Natural Gas Discussion|
|Tuesday, April 3|
2:30-4:30North Central Technical College, Wausau campus, Room CHS
Centergy has partnered with local industry experts to host informational meetings to discuss opportunities to reduce fuel costs. Attendees will take part in dialogue that addresses:
- Environmental, energy security and economic market factors that are driving the trend
- Calculating fuel cost, simple payback and life-cycle savings
- Open forum with opportunity for questions
- Next steps in implementing a successful natural gas vehicle program
Please contact the following for more information:
- Bob Kulp, Kulp's of Stratford firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cory Tomczak, IROW, email@example.com
- Peggy Sullivan, Centergy, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Meet the Centergy|
Board of Directors
Centergy is fortunate to have a strong, diverse board of directors from both the public and private sectors. Meet them HERE.
Centergy and Central Wisconsin optimistic and moving forward during transitional period
As I write this first newsletter, I realize it has been
exactly one month since I began my journey as the Interim Executive Director with Centergy. And what a month it has been! I can say with confidence that cities and counties within the Centergy region are staffed with incredible economic development specialists focused on growing their respective communities by stimulating job creation, retaining existing businesses and improving the quality of life for the people they serve.
The Central Wisconsin region has been hit hard the past year with business and plant closings that have had a profound and lasting impact on the people and businesses within our communities. I can assure you that there are aggressive efforts taking place every day by community leaders, workforce development specialists, health care and education professionals and many others who volunteer their time within those communities to put Central Wisconsin on the map as a place where new business is welcome and encouraged and where existing businesses can thrive and grow.
As the regional economic development organization in central Wisconsin, Centergy is committed to supporting those efforts and to work alongside you to achieve the objectives. I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of those efforts and look forward to working with each of you as we take Central Wisconsin into the future.
Thanks to all of you for making me feel welcome and for your support and patience as we transition Centergy to a new Executive Director. A very special thank you is extended to Barb Fleisner for her tireless efforts the past several years as the first Executive Director with Centergy. Join me in thanking Barb for all she has done to improve our region, and also extend congratulations on her new role with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in Green Bay.
Centergy Interim Executive Director
SAVE THE DATE: Centergy 2012 Economic Summit
Please mark your calendars for Centergy's Economic Summit to be held on Wednesday, May 2 from 8am to noon at Sentry Theater @1800.
This annual event sponsored by Centergy brings together business leaders and community members interested in promoting and growing Central Wisconsin for a morning of regional updates, networking, and motivational messages. This year will be no exception. Highlights will include the impact that the new Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is having on economic development throughout our region and details about the new initiatives and tools that this organization is deploying to communities. We are pleased to announce that Secretary Paul Jadin, CEO of the WEDC will be the keynote speaker for the event. More details will follow in the next several weeks.