Get Involved

Get Involved

Learn about opportunities to Get Involved in the Tribune process below.
Public Meetings

Watch the full September 12, 2017 public meeting to catch up on Project updates from CEO Kelly Ryan, State Representative Scott Krug, Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Kent Anderson, and more! Stay tuned for our next meeting.

Give Now

The Tribune Building wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of others who wish to see it succeed.
Are you interested in investing in our community’s future? Give online now.

Checks can be mailed to:
Attn: Tribune Building Fund
478 East Grand Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494

Connect with us on Facebook

Give our page a “like”, and share with your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues!

Tribune 101 Presentations

Are you part of a community group who could benefit from learning about the Tribune Building? Team Incourage is available for presentations to share the origins of the project, progress to date, and what this “community accelerator” means for our shared future. The interactive presentations can be tailored to your group, but typically run 30 minutes in length. To schedule a presentation, please email [email protected] or call 715.423.3863.

Interest Group Events

Interest groups that emerged from the Tribune Building Project include: Cafe/Brewpub, Creative/Art Space, Culinary Kitchen, Microbrewery, Recreation Rental, and Youth.

These groups are now planning events that can eventually take place in the Tribune Building. Date Night Cooking Class was a hit, and stay tuned for more opportunities!

ArtPlace Engagement Opportunities

In January 2015, Incourage received an ArtPlace America grant to integrate permanent interior and exterior art installations in the Tribune Building. Now, the artists’ work is taking shape, and they’re engaging residents.

  • Tribune Building ArtPlace artist Jan Norsetter has traveled throughout the south Wood County area to make 10 plein air sketches that will ultimately result in three larger paintings of local natural beauty. These images will be displayed in the Tribune Building. Local artist Dawn Olson joined Jan for two painting outings in the south Wood County area. Read about Dawn’s experience with Jan here!
  • Father and son metal artists August and Boleslaw Kochanowski are creating “Cranberry Bog”, a steel and glass handrail for the Tribune building’s rooftop lounge, as part of the ArtPlace America grant. Attendees of the Kochanowski Studio Open House saw their work first-hand. Read more here!
  • Residents were able to help artists Norman Lee and Shane Allbritton research historical images depicting loggers and trees/lumber. Their piece, which will be displayed in the Cafe/Brewpub, will use stained timber blocks to create a pixelated effect of the selected image.
  • Stay tuned for an Artist Talk and Workshop, led by Jonathon Engelien!

Artist Blogs – stay up to date!

Building Tours

No building tours are scheduled at this time. Stay tuned for future opportunities.

Stay Involved

Want to stay up-to-date on upcoming opportunities and the latest information?
Email us at [email protected] or call 715-423-3863 to join our email list! You can also catch up on our email updates here.

  • Why invest?

    Hear from residents who believe in the Tribune Building Project & have pledged their support. Join them!

  • Resident Profile

    As a successful business owner and community volunteer, Diana Buss is working to make positive change for – and with – others. Read More >

  • Resident Profile

    Through participation in the Tribune meetings, Dr. Missy Skurzewski-Servant has witnessed the power of collaboration among community members to develop an idea into reality. Read More >

  • Resident Profile

    "To make positive improvements in your community you can’t sit on the sidelines; you need to be an active participant," shared Joe & Guadalupe Ancel. Read More >

  • Resident Profile

    "Don't give up on your hometown!" This is the sentiment of sisters Hannah & Gracie Wendels. Read More >

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    “There is the old saying ‘it takes a village’. If everyone would become engaged in something they may be passionate about or interested in, they would see the potential and the growth,” Tammy & Sarah Salewski share. Read More >

  • Resident Profile

    Joel Kuehnhold has learned how to engage people in developing a sense of pride, ownership, and resilience while making major change in our community. Read More >

  • Resident Profile

    Leaving Tribune meetings, Layne Cozzolino felt ready to conquer any obstacle. Read More >

  • Resident Profile

    Kent & Karen Kehus jumped at the chance to be a part of the Tribune Building Project... Read More >