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Learn about growing the local entrepreneurial pipeline

Wed. Oct 10, 2018

(Wisconsin Rapids, WI  October 10, 2018) – Are you an entrepreneur interested in starting or expanding a business? Are you from a financial institution and interested in learning more about community development financial institutions (CDFIs)? Are you interested in economic development in the south Wood County area? If yes, plan to attend the Entrepreneurial Development Series October 24-25 in Wisconsin Rapids.

Participants will learn about training, support and resources available in the region to support both aspiring entrepreneurs and established small businesses. Experts will provide information about business education and finance options available to entrepreneurs/small businesses. The October 24 session takes place at Mid-State Technical College from 5-7:30 p.m. and includes a small business and resource panel and a networking hour. The October 25 session takes place at Hotel Mead from 8-11:30 a.m. and includes presentations about CDFIs and what is trending in Wisconsin small businesses. There is no charge for this event; it is open to the public.

Incourage is partnering with the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), Invest in Wisconsin, Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Mid-State Technical College, and Small Business Development Center to bring this free, two-day program to the south Wood County area. To learn more, or register, go here

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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.