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Event Partners

Volk Field Community Council

The primary mission of the Volk Field Community Council (VFCC) is to support the Volk Field Air National Guard Base’s (ANGB’s) mission, relationships and initiatives with their personnel, local community, all level of public officials and all those impacting and influencing their base operations and economic impact.  In addition, the VFCC commits to work with Volk Field ANGB to inspire and support the next generation of aerospace professionals, develop access to aerospace industry and careers for rural students and adults, and support aerospace networks in initiatives and opportunities.

American Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICCW) - First American Capital Corporation (FACC)

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AICCW) includes the members, sponsors, staff and those who work to promote business and economic development in Wisconsin Indian Country. AICCW/FACC mentors their members through the start-up of new businesses and at every stage of business development. They provide one-on-one management counseling and host regular business development events throughout the state. Members enjoy access to a wide range of resources, which include financial products/services networking opportunities with community business leaders and fund-raising events to support special initiatives.

Heartland Information Research (HIR)

Heartland Information Research (HIR) is a research and management consulting firm based in Wisconsin that serves government agencies, businesses, and nonprofits.

Indianhead Community Action Agency

Indianhead Community Action Agency is one of Wisconsin’s 16 Community Action Agencies, and one of approximately 1,100 Community Action Agencies in the United States. Indianhead Community Action Agency was created in 1966, with its corporate office in Ladysmith, covering five counties in Northwest Wisconsin: Burnett, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn. Clark County was later added in 1986. Since 2010 Indianhead Community Action Agency is serving seventeen counties in Wisconsin with various programs. In February of 2011, Indianhead Community Action Agency moved its corporate office from an old creamery to a previous Convent in Ladysmith.

Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NWRCP)

NWRPC provides a variety of community and regional services focusing on economic, community and business development, transportation, land use, coastal and environmental resources. The Commission is a cooperative venture of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn Counties and the tribal nations of Bad River, Red Cliff, Lac du Flambeau, Lac Courte Oreilles, and St. Croix.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. They recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace.

UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center

The UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC) is dedicated to uncovering pathways to greater profitability and growth for small to mid-sized manufacturers.  The organization is built on a solid tradition of providing impactful services to help manufacturers succeed in the areas of strategic direction, top-line growth, process improvement and people and culture.

Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC)

The VBOC (Veterans Business Outreach Center) provides programs and services to veterans, active duty military members, National Guard and Reservists, and military-connected family members that are starting or growing their own business. Services and resources provided include:

• Boots to Business and Boots to Business | Reboot classes
• Business Training and Counseling
• Assistance with Business Loans
• Assistance with Veterans Business Certification
• Connections with Others in the Veteran and Military Entrepreneurship Community
• Access to National Programs Designed to Support Veteran and Active Military Business Ownership

Western Dairyland

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. is a private, non-profit community action agency that helps 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.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

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.

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is part of a statewide network of SBDCs working with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement, and to launch successful new companies. Through no-cost consulting, low-cost entrepreneurial education, and strategic facilitation, SBDC experts serve as resources for small and emerging mid-size companies. The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of Wisconsin System Administration, the UW-La Crosse College of Business Administration, and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.