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Collaboration promotes leadership skills

Gulfstream Aerospace, Appleton Area School District and the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce are working together to provide students with the leadership skills they need to be successful. The Post Crescent writes, “Companies in the Appleton area can participate in SLP by hosting on-site career education opportunities, serve as mentors and event volunteers and advise […]

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Vote scheduled for EPA water rule

The U.S. House will vote today on H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015. This is related to a proposed EPA rule known to the Agriculture community as “waters of the U.S.” According to the Associated Press, “Broadly, the EPA’s proposed rules would assert federal regulatory authority over streams, tributaries, wetlands and other […]



Breaking News on WEDC/WHEDA Merger

WEDC and WHEDA merger may not happen, according to the Governor’s office.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2015 Governor Scott Walker Calls for Agency Mergers to be Removed from State Budget After hearing concerns from stakeholders, agency boards, mergers will not move forward Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced that he asked legislators to […]



What WI and Cinco de Mayo have in common

Many businesses throughout northeast Wisconsin have placed a high priority on exporting their goods to markets across the globe. In fact, it’s a vital part of their business plan as they realize that 95% of their customer base lives outside the country. Today the U.S. Chamber is recognizing an important trade relationship with Mexico on […]



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19th State Senate District Candidates: Where Do They Stand?

On October 6 the Fox Cities Chamber partnered with Post-Crescent Media to host a candidate forum for the 19th State Senate District candidates. Republican Roger Roth and Democrat Penny Bernard Schaber discussed issues related to business and economic development in an hour-long event hosted at the OuterEdge Stage. Below are highlights as reported by co-moderator […]