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Chamber Recognizes 2018 Honor Students

From The La Crosse Tribune The La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and local businesses honored more than 80 top seniors from area high schools. The 58th annual Honor Student Banquet honored the top 5 percent of graduating seniors from 11 area high schools....

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2018 County Board Race Mentions Chamber

from the La Crosse Tribune Why do you want to serve? Ferris: Since being elected in 2010 to serve the constituents in District 16, I remain committed to being fiscally responsible with county taxpayers hard-earned money while providing valuable...

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Former Chamber Board Chairman to Retire

From The La Crosse Tribune Two top executives at Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse announced Tuesday that they are leaving their posts — one to focus on patient care and the other to retire. Dr. Tim Johnson will leave his position as Mayo...

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Chamber Celebrates 150th Anniversary

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 150 years of serving the community. The chamber marked the occasion during their annual meeting Monday night at the La Crosse Center. Chamber officials say they couldn't have done all their...

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Chamber’s 150th Anniversary Highlighted

From WXOW-TV LA CROSSE, WI (AP) - - The La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 150 years.  During the Chamber's annual meeting March 5th at the La Crosse Center, those attending watched a video tracing that history, beginning with a journey made by Nathan...

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Chamber Holds Forum on New Tax Laws

From WKBT-TV LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A change in federal tax laws is here and many want to know how it will affect them. The La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce held a public forum for community members Monday to discuss how the tax change impacts their tax returns....

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Hiawatha Statute Debated

Chamber Steps Forward in Hiawatha Statue Debate Monday - December 11, 2017 What to do about La Crosse's native statues Written by Brad Williams Audrey Kader believes artworks with a historic or cultural theme are meant to represent history, not just the...

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1961 Hiawatha Statue Debate

Arts board to meet at 9 am., after contentious public hearing focused on Hiawatha statue Written by Mitch Reynolds This morning's Arts Board meeting in La Crosse City Hall might have a few more people than usual. That's what city council member Gary...

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Hiawatha Statue Debate

Controversy renews over Hiawatha statue La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - Controversy over Riverside's Hiawatha statue is again at the forefront of discussion following a contentious debate at the city's Human Rights Commission Wednesday. A debate over whether to...

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Hiawatha Statue: Arts Board to Meet

Arts Board to Meet on Hiawatha Statue Arts board to meet at 9 am., after contentious public hearing focused on Hiawatha statue Written by Mitch Reynolds This morning's Arts Board meeting in La Crosse City Hall might have a few more people than usual....

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Responding to WEDC Talent Recruitment Efforts

Tuesday - December 5, 2017 7:59 pm The challenge of replacing baby boomers with millennials Written by Drew Kelly Trying to recruit millennial workers to Wisconsin and get the right kind of jobs is becoming a challenge. It's one the Wisconsin Economic...

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County Board Considers Dropping the Chamber over PRAT

  La Crosse County Supervisors pass 2018 Budget By Mackenzie Amundsen, Multi-Media Journalist Posted: Nov 13, 2017 10:27 PM CST Updated: Nov 27, 2017 10:28 PM CST La Crosse County, WI (WXOW) -The La Crosse County Board of Supervisors passed the 2018 Budget...

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County Board Considers Dropping Chamber Over PRAT

La Crosse County budget ready for public input at Monday hearing Nov. 12--La Crosse County officials can point to some positive news going into Monday's public hearing on the annual budget. Strong growth in new construction means the state will allow a 2...

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Airport Efforts Update

Bigger planes, more flight seats on way to La Crosse Regional Airport Airport hopes to land Detroit as destination LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The La Crosse Regional Airport hopes its connections with area businesses will bring more flight options and cheaper...

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2017 Business Expo

La Crosse Center hosts hundreds of business leaders, representatives to form connections Part of Business Expo Troy Neumann LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Local businesses came together Thursday to show off their services and create connections. The 20th annual...

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PRAT Legislation Moves Forward

PRAT legislation officially introduced in assembly, senate By Caroline Hecker, Multi-Media Journalist Posted: Oct 18, 2017 5:10 PM CDTUpdated: Nov 01, 2017 5:11 PM CDT   La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -On Wednesday, Representative Steve Doyle and Senator Jennifer...

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2017 Business Expo

Business Expo at La Crosse Center By Roger Staffaroni, Assignment Editor Posted: Oct 26, 2017 5:08 PM CDTUpdated: Nov 09, 2017 5:09 PM CST   La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -Local businesses got the opportunity to meet and share ideas at the Business Expo taking...

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Road Project Halted

Wisconsin DOT halts north-south corridor study By Caroline Hecker, Multi-Media Journalist Posted: Sep 25, 2017 5:02 PM CDTUpdated: Oct 09, 2017 5:03 PM CDT La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - -The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is halting work on the Coulee...

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Chamber Attends Amtrak Expansion Meeting

Large crowd attends first informational meeting about Amtrak train proposal CONNECT  Posted: Sep 06, 2017 9:56 PM CDTUpdated: Sep 20, 2017 9:56 PM CDT La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -A 2015 feasibility report conducted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation...

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Governor Walker Visits La Crosse Chamber on Foxconn

Gov. Walker talks FoxConn in La Crosse, benefits to businesses Local businesses could provide supplies LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The benefits of the potential FoxConn plant was the focus of a local visit Tuesday from Wisconsin's governor. Governor Scott...

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Chamber Supports Foxconn Coming to Wisconsin

WMC and 43 Local Chambers Announce Support for Foxconn Legislation August 22, 2017 MADISON – On Tuesday, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) sent a letter to members of the Joint Committee on Finance urging them to support the Foxconn legislation –...

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Energy Leaders Speak at Chamber’s The Forum

Energy leaders share issues in the industry By Mackenzie Amundsen, Multi-Media Journalist CONNECT Posted: Aug 14, 2017 11:43 AM CDTUpdated: Aug 28, 2017 11:44 AM CDT   According to local energy leaders, the advances in sustainable energy could translate into lower...

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Colgan Hosts Business After Hours

Area business professionals gather for networking event By Mackenzie Amundsen, Multi-Media Journalist CONNECT Posted: Aug 10, 2017 10:14 PM CDTUpdated: Aug 24, 2017 10:14 PM CDT La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -It was work and play on Thursday night at the La Crosse Regional...

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Chamber Speaks at Foxconn Hearing

Markussen represents La Crosse businesses at Foxconn hearing By Mackenzie Amundsen, Multi-Media Journalist CONNECT Posted: Aug 04, 2017 4:23 PM CDTUpdated: Aug 18, 2017 4:23 PM CDT La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -On Thursday, members of the public had the chance to weigh in on...

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Chamber: Foxconn will Help La Crosse

Foxconn Could Help La Crosse Too July 27--Vicki Markussen, executive director of the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce, said the Foxconn announcement is good news for La Crosse and the rest of Wisconsin. "The impact of the Foxconn announcement will ripple to La...

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