• Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce is a Resource for the Community After Severe Storms

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    July 25, 2019

    Wisconsin Rapids, WI — The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce continues to be a resource for local businesses and community members after the devastation from Saturday’s storm.

    Saturday, July 21st marked a significant day that impacted Central Wisconsin with severe storms and power outages. Many communities were affected with loss of electricity, flooding, blocked roads, and property damage. In response to support local businesses and the community, the Heart of Wisconsin quickly began communicating information to the public regarding updates in the area through our Facebook page & website.

    The Heart of Wisconsin team mobilized early Monday morning and visited area businesses during the week to verify operations in a strategic plan to post key updates as businesses reopened after power was restored. In addition, the Heart of Wisconsin sent multiple communications as they were released from Wisconsin Rapids Water Works & Lighting Commission, Alliant Energy, City of Wisconsin Rapids, and Wood County.

    “As Central Wisconsin continues to recover the Heart of Wisconsin will continue its efforts to support the local communities. We encourage businesses to reach out to the Chamber so we may direct them to resources that they need to continue to do business “, stated Heart of Wisconsin president, Angel Whitehead. “Additionally, we want to thank all the utility lineman, emergency service personnel, electricians, municipalities, local businesses, volunteers and many others for helping the recovery efforts in our wonderful community. “

    The Heart of Wisconsin will provide information on businesses and the community as updates them become available. If you have updates on businesses, community efforts, or volunteer needs please contact the Heart of Wisconsin office at 715.423.1830.

    Furthermore, the Heart of Wisconsin wants to share the collaborative efforts that are happening! Please share positive photos and stories with us on our Facebook page. Message the Heart of Wisconsin at @howcoc.


    The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic membership organization with the mission to EMPOWER, NETWORK, and PROMOTE the people, businesses, and resources in the community.  The vision is to provide exceptional value to all existing and new businesses with the goal of providing leadership and support to an engaged business community.