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Fox Cities: Can’t Hire Tech Workers Fast Enough

Over the past six months I have had the pleasure of visiting with business-owners of all kinds, and one thing I hear from many of them is they can’t find enough technology workers to meet their needs. These anecdotes gave me a sense of the issue, but today I came upon an article that gives […]

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Connect A Career Highlights the Power of Partnership

This collaborative effort is taking off!  Last week at the Fox Cities Chamber’s BizBlend, a breakfast for news and networking gathering, a group of dedicated and excited professionals helped put in perspective the importance of this web based resource that’s brought to light the need for communication and collaboration between business and educators. Jeff Lang, […]

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“Connect A Career” Provides Platform For Youth Apprenticeships

A to Z Machine recently held its 2nd Annual Youth Apprentice Parents Night which provided an opportunity for parents to better understand of the complexities of the CNC machining skilled trades as well as earnings and career options. Andy Preissner, HR & Safety Manager at A to Z Machine stated that “We have been partnering with […]


8th Graders Inspired at the 7th Annual Career Fair

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce hosted 3,000 students from 20 schools at the Fox Cities 8th grade Career Fair on Wednesday, April 11 at Players Choice in Appleton. More than 100 adult volunteers representing 55 different business disciplines shared their professions with students through short interactive activities, displays and discussions. The Fox Cities Chamber, […]

3rd Annual Fox Cities Future 15 Young Professionals Awards Nominations are now open!  Click here to nominate a young professional today! The deadline to nominate is Friday, February 8th, 2013 Pulse Young Professionals, a program of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and The Post-Crescent will honor 15 local young professionals who excel within their […]