La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce https://www.lacrossechamber.com Welcome to the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:01:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 https://www.lacrossechamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/cropped-logo-32x32.png La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce https://www.lacrossechamber.com 32 32 2017 Annual Report https://www.lacrossechamber.com/2017-annual-report/ https://www.lacrossechamber.com/2017-annual-report/#respond Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:44:00 +0000 https://www.lacrossechamber.com/?p=29418 The post 2017 Annual Report appeared first on La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Foxconn+ Supply Chain Marketplace https://www.lacrossechamber.com/supply-chain-marketplace/ Sat, 30 Sep 2017 09:26:00 +0000 https://www.lacrossechamber.com/?p=29127 The post Foxconn+ Supply Chain Marketplace appeared first on La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Supply Chain Marketplace

one portal
one company profile
access to multiple markets

made possible through New North, a northeast Wisconsin regional economic development organization

The Wisconsin Supply Chain Marketplace is FREE.

This portal introduces manufacturers to new market opportunities to expanded their markets and customer mix.

Supply Chain Marketplace Directories will: 
  • Highlight company capabilities
  • Be searchable via keywords and categories
  • Be a connecting interface for business-to-business transactions
  • Organize suppliers for new go-to-market opportunities
  • Make locating suppliers as easy as entering a few key strokes

STEP 1

Register your company.

STEP 2

Complete your profile.

STEP 3

Search the director (link below).

STEP 4

Keep your profile current.

wisupplychainmarketplace.com

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2017-09 Newsletter https://www.lacrossechamber.com/altra-federal-credit-union-always-member-experience/ https://www.lacrossechamber.com/altra-federal-credit-union-always-member-experience/#respond Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:53:19 +0000 https://www.lacrossechamber.com/?p=29046 The post 2017-09 Newsletter appeared first on La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Altra Federal Credit Union-It’s Always About the Member Experience https://www.lacrossechamber.com/altra-federal-credit-union-always-member-experience/ https://www.lacrossechamber.com/altra-federal-credit-union-always-member-experience/#respond Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:50:59 +0000 https://www.lacrossechamber.com/?p=29036 The post Altra Federal Credit Union-It’s Always About the Member Experience appeared first on La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce.

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What is good for Wisconsin is good for La Crosse https://www.lacrossechamber.com/foxconn-good-la-crosse-area/ https://www.lacrossechamber.com/foxconn-good-la-crosse-area/#respond Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:10:11 +0000 https://www.lacrossechamber.com/?p=28938 The post What is good for Wisconsin is good for La Crosse appeared first on La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Please find below the text of the speech given by Vicki Markussen, La Crosse Area Chamber Executive Director, in Madison. 

Thank you for your time today. I am Vicki Markussen, the exective director of the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce.

Today I bring the voice of our more than 680 businesses in the greater La Crosse area.

What does a business community on the completely opposite side of the state than this proposed project have to say about Foxconn? The answer is clear – what is good for Wisconsin is good for La Crosse. In a quick poll, our companies believe Foxconn is good for Wisconsin.

We had more than 107 of our businesses respond to a poll launched just 24 hours ago. Their rapid response shows two out of every three businesses in the La Crosse area are moderately to strongly supportive of Foxconn.

Let me share the stories coming from the businesses who support Foxconn – the majority – or two-thirds of our La Crosse businesses.

First and foremost we have companies headquartered in La Crosse such as Kwik Trip and owners of the multi-state plumbing distributor First Supply. Both companies believe their locations will directly benefit from the Foxconn project. As leading companies in our economy, that is good for La Crosse.

Commercial contractors and particularly steel contractors plan to monitor the bids for the construction and submit proposals. They would love to see preference given to Wisconsin contractors. Even if they do not get the work, they will pick up the projects that the winning contractors can no longer take on. This will ripple to La Crosse. That is good for La Crosse.

This is a catalyst project with a high-technology company that shines a light on what is positive about Wisconsin. We have the attention of site selectors for companies looking for  locations. That is good for La Crosse.

For our Chamber’s Young Professionals group, that has ballooned to 185 members ages 21-40, Foxconn creates opportunities for advancement that would, particularly for us, take them to Minneapolis. This talent retention is good for Wisconsin. That’s good for La Crosse.

Our businesses recognize that Foxconn makes southeast Wisconsin a tech-center. We are a health care center with Gundersen Health System and Mayo Clinic’s La Crosse location. Foxconn has products in the health and wellness realm. This is complimentary. This is good for La Crosse.

Foxconn also taps into Wisconsin’s manufacturing base and takes it to a new high-tech level. With metal manufacturing still thriving in La Crosse, Foxconn is good for Wisconsin. It’s good for La Crosse.

Many of our businesses acknowledge this incentive package — like all incentive packages — is based on hope – hope that the Foxconn will indeed locate here, that they will be corporate citizens and stewards. These packages are vital to strong economic development programs. With risk comes rewards.

I recall seven years ago when I was head of our regional economic development group, several groups united to create a report based on the action they wanted the state to take, “Be Bold.”

This package to Foxconn is bold. It is good for Wisconsin.

Thank you for letting me state that Foxconn is also good for the La Crosse area.

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2017-2018 La Crosse Area Relocation Guide Advertisement Reguest https://www.lacrossechamber.com/guide-advertisement-request/ https://www.lacrossechamber.com/guide-advertisement-request/#respond Mon, 31 Jul 2017 21:54:05 +0000 https://www.lacrossechamber.com/?p=28848 The post 2017-2018 La Crosse Area Relocation Guide Advertisement Reguest appeared first on La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce.

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If you any other question regarding the relocation guide, please contact: Relocate@lacrossechamber.com

Deadlines:

  • Secure your Ad by: September 1, 2017
  • Deadline for final Ad submission: September 22, 2017
  • Publication Date: October 26, 2017


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Mayors Respond to YP Visioning https://www.lacrossechamber.com/first-yp-blog/ https://www.lacrossechamber.com/first-yp-blog/#respond Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:42:11 +0000 https://www.lacrossechamber.com/?p=28177 The post Mayors Respond to YP Visioning appeared first on La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce.

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On July 12, members of the Young Professionals of the Coulee Region group of the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the municipal leadership of La Crosse (Mayor Tim Kabat), Onalaska (Mayor Joe Chilsen) and Holmen (Village President Nancy Proctor). The Mayors provided a response to the group’s 2016 YP Visioning Session, in which the group shared their view on what our community needs to attract and retain talent and move from good to great.

The mayors were asked to speak to what their respective community is working on to move these key items forward. Their responses are below.

Mayor Tim Kabat – City of La Crosse

Kabat shared struggles faced in housing and neighborhood development including age of housing stock, floodplain issues and crime reduction. On the topic of affordable local housing, Kabat pointed to the redo of the Bakalars Sausage facility into a residential unit to include six units marked for individuals transitioning out of homelessness in the area.

Access to downtown La Crosse from the river, a key finding of the YP Visioning Session, is in the planning stages but Kabat says to look forward to recommendations and plans by mid-2018.

Finally, Mayor Kabat reemphasized the Young Professionals’ belief that the support provided to our small, locally-owned businesses is what sets the La Crosse Area apart as a region. He noted the value in the Coulee Region Business Center as a key node for workforce and economic development and shared an exciting development that in the near future, the La Crosse will be adding a significant amount of funding to their budget to support women- and minority-owned businesses in La Crosse.

Mayor Joe Chilsen – City of Onalaska

Chilsen shared the exciting work being done on the waterfront in Onalaska through Skogen Park as well as the desire to improve safety of pathways in and around the marsh. Chilsen emphasized the value of collaboration between municipalities on these projects: “High tide raises all boats. We’re all in this together” and “Collaboration is a must. It’s a necessity.” Chilsen shared the struggle Onalaska faces with land use, noting that space is tight.

Mayor Chilsen closed by sharing the city’s new Three Vision team to gather vital community feedback through focus groups: Back in the Days, Teeners (high school students and teen members) and YoPros (Young Professionals). Chilsen remarked on the promising nature of the engaged attendees in the YPCR and challenged them to be an integral part of their tomorrow and to get involved with designing the future of their city today.

Village President Nancy Proctor – Village of Holmen

Village President Proctor shared the sentiment that Holmen is the place to be, as evidenced by its ample available land and high-profile development projects, including a new Gundersen clinic, Festival Foods store and Kwik Trip. Construction of the shops on Hale will bring six new, varied businesses into the area. Proctor also noted that these additions to the community, in addition to construction of a new middle school and improvements to the local high school, add to the overall livability of the Village of Holmen.

 

 

 

 

 

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