Sponsors

Bentley World Packaging, Ltd.

Bentley World-Packaging has been in operation since 1942. They are custom packaging solutions, globally focused, and regionally positioned. With 15+ locations and over 1 million square feet of facility space within Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and operations in the port cities of Baltimore, Maryland and Charleston, South Carolina. Bentley is among the largest export and specialty packaging firms in the United States.

Michels

Michels Corporation is an international utility construction contractor based in Brownsville, Wisconsin. With more than 5,000 employees and 10,000 pieces of major equipment, Michels is one of the largest and most diversified utility contractors in North America. It currently maintains 31 office and yard spanning from coast to coast. Michels is involved in various areas of utility construction, including pipeline construction, directional crossings, foundations, wind energy, communications and pipe services and tunneling. The company is also involved in cable placements, pipe restoration, wind farm construction, concrete paving, aggregates and custom crushing, road construction, and electrical power infrastructure construction services, as well as in trenching and construction of natural oil and gas projects

Western Dairyland

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. is a private, non-profit community action agency established June 6, 1966, under the Economic Opportunity Act to help disadvantaged individuals in the western Wisconsin counties of Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson, and Trempealeau. The agency’s mission is to alleviate poverty-related conditions and provide opportunities which enable people to advance economically and socially.

Since 1990, Western Dairyland has been affiliated with a nationwide network of Community Action Agencies. Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. Western Dairyland cares about the entire community, and is dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

As Wisconsin’s lead economic development agency, with more than 600 regional and local partners, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) fosters the cooperation necessary to support job creation. Their collaborative, customer-centric approach aligns resources, partners and industries to accelerate long-term, sustainable growth.

U.S. Small Business Administration