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    Thursday, September 22, 2022
    STEVENS POINT/PLOVER/WISCONSIN RAPIDS – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the U.S. More than one million Americans have a heart attack or stroke each year and 800,000 die of heart disease. High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, causing heart attack and stroke.   Aspirus Health ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022
      WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WIS. – Mid-State Technical College will host the annual Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF) for area high school students, parents and other prospective adult students. The event is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Wisconsin Rapids Campus gymnasium (E Building, 500 32nd Street North).     Over 70 representatives from universities, colleges, technical ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 20, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WIS. – Mid-State Technical College has selected its associate dean of Protective & Human Services, Rick Anderson, for the College’s 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award.   Each year, Mid-State confers the Distinguished Alumni Award to a truly outstanding alum who has demonstrated accomplishments in his or her professional field, community involvement, support for the technical ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 20, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS - October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Each October, memorial services are held to remember the babies who die each year through pregnancy loss, stillbirth and newborn death. Attended by parents, families, friends, and health care professionals across the United States, these memorials symbolically unite those who have experienced a loss and those who ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Press Release, Member News
    Thursday, September 15, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Are you interested in helping our local youth succeed in school?  Do you have time to volunteer one hour per week?  United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ Women United is seeking to recruit volunteer reading mentors for the 2022-2023 school year.   The Learning for Life Reading Mentor Program matches volunteers with students in Kindergarten through Third Grade who ...read more
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    Thursday, September 15, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WIS. – Mid-State Technical College is inviting area high school students and graduates and their parents to its Wisconsin Rapids Campus to eat tacos, explore program areas, and get information on paying for college and the admissions process. The “Taco ‘Bout It” tour event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 8.   Participants will learn about Mid-State through a lively, interactive ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WIS. – The Mid-State Technical College Foundation, Inc., recently honored the dedication and service of two of its long-serving board members. Jim Shewchuk and Tom Ekelin were thanked for their service and presented with plaques recognizing their contributions in a recent event at WoodTrust Bank in Wisconsin Rapids.   Shewchuk served in the capacity of treasurer for 27 years ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    MARSHFIELD – The Wisconsin Afterschool Network (WAN), a program of Marshfield Clinic Health System, has received a $480,000 contract from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) to support children’s mental health in out-of-school time, summer, and afterschool programs. This funding comes in response to the mounting mental health crisis for children and youth and the subsequent ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Press Release
    Monday, September 12, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Governor Tony Evers has designated the months of September and October 2022 as United Way Months in Wisconsin, in recognition of the launch of United Way annual campaigns throughout the state. United Ways across Wisconsin each work within their local communities to meet local needs, using funds raised in their communities. Together, United Ways fight for the health, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Member News, Chamber News
    Monday, September 12, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids and Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital have partnered with Mid-State Technical College to offer a paid Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program, with the first training session scheduled to begin October 10.   The accelerated program allows participants to receive the education and experience needed to become a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Papers/Research
    Friday, September 09, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Aspirus Riverview Behavioral Health welcomes Psychiatrist Alex Kelsey, DO. Dr. Kelsey joins Aspirus Riverview Behavioral Health’s other behavioral health professionals to help meet the area’s growing need for mental health and substance abuse services. He take a special interest in caring for patients with anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and depressive ...read more
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    Thursday, September 08, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Save the date!  Our annual raking event, Day of Caring, is scheduled for October 22, 2022. Volunteers and team leaders can register online at www.uwswac.org. Be sure to register to volunteer early to receive a free t-shirt. All youth volunteers (under the age of 18) must have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian.   We are also currently accepting registration from ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Press Release
    Friday, September 02, 2022
    Wausau, Wis. (September 2, 2022) – Centergy, a regional economic development organization representing a five-county region in Central Wisconsin, has named Angel Whitehead as its new President & CEO following a competitive, national recruitment process. Whitehead, who currently serves as President of the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce in Wisconsin Rapids, follows Gordon Crow, who retired ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Member News, Community, Member, Press Release
    Friday, September 02, 2022
    Dear Heart of Wisconsin Investors, Partners, and Friends,    For over the past three years, it has been my honor and privilege to serve as the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce President. The growth that we have built together has been nothing short of extraordinary. Today I am sad and excited to announce I will be leaving the Heart of Wisconsin. I have accepted the role of President/CEO ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, September 01, 2022
    Gov. Tony Evers with Mid-State Technical College staff during his visit to college’s Wisconsin Rapids Campus on Aug. 31. From Left: Director of Workforce & Professional Development Craig Bernstein, Vice President of Workforce Development & Community Relations Dr. Bobbi Damrow, Vice President of Student Services & Enrollment Management Dr. Mandy Lang, Evers, Executive Dean of Academic & ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Press Release
    Thursday, September 01, 2022
      WISCONSIN RAPIDS/PLOVER, WI – Each year in the United States, nearly 90,000 women are diagnosed with gynecological cancers, and more than 29,000 die from them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, and Aspirus Health would like to educate women about the warning signs and the importance of early ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Often when people get a cut or a scrape, they don’t think too much about it. Proper care can ensure most wounds, such as minor cuts and scrapes, heal within a few days and can be handled at home. However, more serious wounds may require medical care. Wounds are injuries that break the skin and often happen because of an accident or the result of surgery or ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 30, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Blood supplies remain very low; so please consider being a blood donor. It only takes about an hour to save a life by donating blood. Blood drives will be held in the former East Junior High School music room at 311 Lincoln Street in Wisconsin Rapids on Tuesday, September 20, from 10 am to 3 pm and Monday, September 26, from 2 to 7 pm. Appointments are encouraged to promote ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News, Press Release
    Monday, August 29, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WIS. – The popular Trapshoot Fundraiser hosted by Mid-State Technical College Foundation has again brought community members together for a great cause. The seventh annual competition was held Aug. 19 at the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association in Nekoosa, raising just shy of $7,500 for emergency grant programs benefitting students in financial need.   The first-place team was ...read more
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    Thursday, August 25, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Valerie Lopez, Grand Marsh, is the winner of a $500 scholarship through Mid-State’s Cougar Kick-Start enrollment events this summer. Lopez applied to Mid-State and enrolled at the event this summer and was chosen via random drawing for the award.   Mid-State’s “Cougar Kick-Start” enrollment events were offered throughout the summer for anyone wanting to quickly get their ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News, Press Release
    Thursday, August 25, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Thanks to hundreds of donors and volunteers, a record number of local students will begin the academic year with essential school supplies provided through Stuff the School Bus/Stuff the Desk events. On Thursday, August 4th, community members donated over 25,000 school supplies to the Stuff the Bus event during Lunch by the River, and on Friday, August 19th and Saturday, ...read more
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