Event Partners

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.

Center for Economic and Entrepreneur Development (CEED)

CEED develops and connects entrepreneurs who want to grow as leaders, build their companies and give back to their community. CEED is powered by SEAF, which is an investment management group that provides growth capital and business assistance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging and transition markets under-served by traditional sources of capital. CEED uses an entrepreneur-led model of learning using structured programs, workshops and individual consultations.

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.

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-Extension and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration