News & Media

Incourage eNews: April 2015

Thu. Apr 30, 2015

Incourage eNews is a monthly email providing readers an update on a variety of Incourage related news, current work and impact in our community. Please share and invite your friends to contact us ([email protected] or 715.423.3863) to be added to the distribution.

In this issue read:

  • From the CEO
  • Tribune Building Project Update
  • Engage | Share
  • Learn More
  • Mark Your Calendar
From the CEO

Tribune. A Champion of the People.
Only a year after the Project began, our community’s narrative is beginning to change. Read more in CEO Kelly Ryan’s latest blog, “Tribune. A Champion of the People.”

Tribune Project Update

Incourage selects construction management firm and reveals detailed designs
Incourage has revealed detailed site designs for the Tribune Building Project and announced J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. as the construction management firm selected to facilitate construction. View a video of the designs and read more about these announcements here. Specifically, meet the Wisconsin Rapids native who will project manage the construction for Findorff, and learn about Findorff’s commitment to work with local subcontractors.

Engage | Share

Incourage presents: Reclaiming Trusteeship
Tuesday, May 19 | 7:45-1:00 p.m.
Mid-State Technical College
$30/person | Lunch included
RSVP by May 8 to receive a complimentary copy of the book Creating Caring & Capable Boards

Join Katherine Tyler Scott, managing principal, KI ThoughtBridge, as she facilitates this conversation for anyone who works with boards or committees in nonprofit, faith-based, educational or governmental organizations. Learn how to take an active role in fostering trust and building confidence within your staff and board, and enhance relationships with collaborating organizations. Discover and implement solutions together. Click here to learn more.

Learn More

Population, diversity, and age in the south Wood County area
What does living in a diverse community look like to you? Understanding our neighbors is the first step to building a community that works well for all. Over the past few years, population in the south Wood County area has changed in numbers, age, and diversity. Vital Signs, an Incourage commissioned publication, has a lot of information about the south Wood County area. Check out Vital Signs online, and learn more aboutpeople in our community.


Are You In?

We won! Are You In? recently earned its third consecutive Significant Community Program award from Wisconsin Community Media for its May 2014 episode, Great Things Are Blossoming in Our Community. We competed against shows from other Midwest states’ community access stations. Read all about it!

Check out our latest episodes:
Are You In? “Courage Never Quits” (First Air: 3/16/15)
Losing your job can be devastating, but sometimes it opens new doors. Meet Dan Hofmeister, who took a risk and followed his dream. We heard Dan’s story following a survey of dislocated Domtar workers done in 2014.

Are You In? “The Green Map” (First Air: 3/23/15)
Environmental sustainability is important to many residents. The Central Wisconsin Green Map quickly shows businesses, organizations and locations that support sustainable efforts. Recently, Incourage provided support to expand Green Map efforts and awareness in our community.

Are You In? “Together, we’re making this change” (First Air: 3/30/15)
From the beginning, the Tribune Building Project was about more than the building. We hear from Joel Kuehnhold who shares the impact each person can have in this project and our community.

Are You In? “We Believe” (First Air: 4/6/15)
Incourage envisions a community that works well for all. We believe this is possible. Team Incourage shares “why” and “how” through our organizational Belief Statements and the one that resonates most with each.

Are You In? “Our Stories” (First Air: 4/13/15)
Incourage envisions a community that works well for all. We believe this is possible. Team Incourage shares more personal stories through the organizational Belief Statements.

Are You In “Student Job Fair” (First Air: 4/27/15)
Local organizations are collaborating to connect students with job opportunities. Find out more!

Mark Your Calendar

Incourage Update on WFHR
Wednesday, May 13 | 10:30 a.m.
Incourage’s Dawn Vruwink and local high school sophomores will talk about this year’s Teen Leadership program.

Tribune Meeting
Tuesday, June 2 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Renaissance Learning Cafeteria | RSVP

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© April 30, 2015
Established in 1994, Incourage envisions a community that works well for all people. Guided by values of equity, inclusion and opportunity, Incourage is a leader in rural community development, serving the south Wood County area of Wisconsin. To learn more, go to incouragecf.org, like us on Facebook, and follow @Incouragecf on Twitter.

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  • About Incourage

    Established in rural Wisconsin in 1994 to serve the changing needs of the south Wood County area, Incourage has become a nationally-recognized leader in place-based philanthropy and community development. Guided by values of equity, opportunity, and shared stewardship, Incourage envisions a community that works well for all people. One physical manifestation of this vision is the redevelopment of the Tribune building, which demonstrates Incourage’s user-centered approach to growing a strong and inclusive local economy.