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What's New

Here, residents and other stakeholders can keep up-to-date with the latest Tribune happenings. New updates are posted as Tribune developments dictate. Email us at [email protected] if you'd like to receive Enewsletter updates.

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Tribune Updates
Fall 2018

Tribune News:

  • Budget submission: As part of Incourage’s continued efforts to seek financial support for Tribune renovations, we submitted a request to the State on September 14 for inclusion of the Tribune in the 2019-2021 state biennial budget.

Upcoming Tribune Events:

  • Entrepreneurial Development Series: Oct. 24 and 25, in partnership with Invest in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation, Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Mid-State Technical College
  • Fire & Fable: Teen creative performance event: Oct. 17

Summer 2018

  • Tribune hosted seven Tribune Teaser events that demonstrate the training, new ideas, creativity and connections that the Tribune will host upon completion of renovations: Brews, Brats and Bags; Wellness Wednesday events (x2); Local Food Cooking Class; Farmers Market Chef Demo; Friday Night Lights; and a Floral Arrangement Class
  • More than 100 residents and local civic, business and organizational leaders toured the building 
  • Wisconsin Public Service featured the Tribune in their quarterly statewide newsletter as an example of innovative rural economic development 
  • The Central Wisconsin HealthTIDE Rally featured the Tribune’s role as a critical local health equity project 
  • The Regional Economic Growth Initiative (REGI) hosted a Central Wisconsin Economic Development Summit that featured a tour of the Tribune by more than 50 regional economic development, business, and legislative leaders

Spring 2018

  • Centergy, the Central WI Economic Development Alliance, included Tribune in its advocacy agenda for the 2018 Central Wisconsin Days in Madison as an exemplar of rural economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship in its five county service area
  • Tribune became a permanent project on the international crowdfunding site GlobalGiving.org

Fall 2017

September 7, 2017
Headlines include: State Budget Announcement

Summer 2017

August 17, 2017
Headlines include: Public meeting September 12; Invest in your community!; Monarchs and chrysalides still available!

July 12, 2017
Headlines include: Monarchs now available!; Support the Tribune and win 4 Rafters Founders tickets!; Visits to the Tribune Building; Volunteer at the Community Picnic.

June 20, 2017
Headlines include: Tribune Building Project featured in SSIR; Support the Tribune and win 4 Rafters Founders tickets!; Monarch fundraiser; Brat Fry; Gannett’s “A Community Thrives” grant contest; Reminder: Strawberry Summer Celebration.

May 3, 2017
Headlines include: Tribune Brat Fry | Friday, May 19; A Community Thrives (ACT) grant contest; New donation webpage; Monarch fundraiser; State budget; Facebook page.

Spring 2017

March 22, 2017
Headlines include: Community Information Session: Tribune Building; Confluence Project site visit; State Budget update.

Winter 2017

February 8, 2017
Headlines include: Share your love for community this Valentine’s Day!; Incourage Community Information Session: Tribune Building; Voice your support for the Tribune!

January 18, 2017
Headlines include: Join us January 24; …and again on January 25!

December 8, 2016
Headlines include: Join us December 13; Riverfront design presentation; Pulaski site visit.

Fall 2016

September 8, 2016
Headlines include: Join us September 19; Tribune receives APA award; Updated FAQ; Tribune 101 presentations.

Fall 2016

June 24, 2016
Headlines include: Conditions for success; WIPPS event; Incourage receives $50K; Additional updates.

Spring 2016

April 14, 2016
Headlines include: Join us April 19; Blacksmith studio open house; Historical images needed!; Date Night Cooking Class.

March 12, 2016
Headlines include: Join us March 16; Meet Jenny Harms; Environmental Sustainability event – April 19; Survey reminder; From Kelly: Redefining Philanthropy.

Winter 2016

February 1, 2016
Headlines include: Testifying in favor of Creative Economy; Tribune 101s in demand – schedule yours!; Mark your calendars; Updates to tribunebuilding.org.

Fall 2015

December 11, 2015
Headlines include: Construction Progress Continues; December 1 Meeting Summary; Art in Action in our Community; Holiday Wishes from Incourage.

November 6, 2015
Headlines include: Spread the word about Tribune 101; You can be part of Tribune art; Under Construction; Mark your calendar for next Public Meeting.

October 8, 2015
Headlines include: October 6 Public Meeting; Construction Update; Environmental Sustainability Learning Opportunity; Tribune 101 Presentation.

September 18, 2015
Headlines include: Tribune Meetings Resume on Tuesday, October 6; Learning with Marc Buttera, O’so Brewing Company; Area Schools Welcome “Tribune 101” Presentation; $472K WEDC Grant to Wisconsin Rapids; Grand Affair: A Day to Play, Learn, and Tour the Tribune.

September 1, 2015
Headlines include: In the News! Tribune: Our Community Accelerator; Kelly Ryan’s CEO Blog; Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s news release; WSAW TV7/CBS Broadcast; Community Update from Mayor Vruwink; Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune article; WSAU 550AM/99.9FM Broadcast.

Summer 2015

July 30, 2015
Headlines include: Parking Lot Ownership Transferred to Incourage; Reflections Conversation with Table Hosts Highlights Shared Accomplishments and Confirms Hope for Our Future; Tours with Area Youth Spark Excitement; Learning: FEED Kitchens Tour Highlights; Community Picnic; Tribune Pre-Construction Tour with Helen Jungwirth.

June 23, 2015
Headlines include: Special Opportunities – Tribune Tours June 23 and July 9; Progress Continues; In the News; New Website; Tribune 101 Presentations; Community Picnic.

June 2, 2015
Headlines include: NightSeeing Opportunity; Reminder – Join Us Tonight.

May 22, 2015
Headlines include: Next Tribune Meeting on June 2; Solarus Makes Gift to Tribune; Learning Opportunity – Solar Program; Now Available – Tribune Networking Cards; Balance, Transparency and Equity: Keys to Sustainable Development.

Spring 2015

April 23, 2015
Headlines include: Tribune on Target: Construction Manager Announced & Detailed Designs Revealed; ArtPlace Opportunity Artists Selected; Downtown Development Interest Group; Join Us; Please Share.

March 25, 2015
Headlines include: Tribune. A Champion of the People; LEED Certification, Sustainability Features, Construction Management; Join us for our next Public Meeting on April 14.

March 6, 2015
Headlines include: Environmental Sustainability: Broad Community Benefit; Trust, Transparency and Shared Responsibility; Growing Participation from Downtown Neighbors; Advancing Artists Gather in south Wood County.

Winter 2015

February 10, 2015
Headlines include: Phase 2 Programming Document Now Available; Thank You City of Wisconsin Rapids; Call for Artists Attracts More than 100; General Contractor Selection; Just Launched – Phase 3 Connections; Tribune Building Project “In The News”.

January 9, 2015
Headlines include: Igniting Connections Launches January 27; Call for Artists! $300K Funding Opportunity; Economic Impact | Operating Model; How to Rebuild Architecture; Tribune Building Project Celebration Recap.

Winter 2014

December 3, 2014
Headlines include: December 9 Celebration Event; Building Updates.

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