• News for Press Release

    Thursday, October 14, 2021
    Mid-State Technical College partnered with the Heart of Wisconsin (HOW) Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the recently remodeled on-campus Salon at Mid-State. The October 11 event was part of the Chamber’s Off the Clock networking series.   The on-campus salon at Mid-State Technical College underwent its transformation during the 2020–21 school year, but a formal ribbon ...read more
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    Friday, October 08, 2021
    The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters will host the 2022 Northwoods League All-Star Game at Witter Field. The Rafters have hosted the All-Star Game on two separate occasions in 2011 and 2015, both resulting in sellout crowds. The festivities will include a Home Run Challenge, and the dates and event itinerary will be made available in conjunction with the 2022 Northwoods League schedule release.As was the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Press Release, Sports
    Friday, October 08, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce is seeking Holiday Light Sponsors for the 2021 Nekoosa Hometown Christmas Event.Riverside Park has grown bright over the past five years as the drive-thru light display becomes a Holiday tradition for many. This year’s display kicks off after the Nekoosa Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4th, 2021.“We want guests to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Holiday, Press Release
    Thursday, October 07, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Since early September, United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties has been registering local residents to have their yards raked by volunteers during the annual event, “Day of Caring” which will take place this year on October 23rd, 2021.   To date, 65 yards have registered for this service. Residents from the community that utilize this event are elderly and/or disabled ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 06, 2021
    October 6, 2021, Wisconsin Rapids, WI – The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Wisconsin Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Visit Marshfield have partnered together to produce marketing videos for promoting recreation in Wood County.To support Wood County’s economic development mission the combined organizations have produced a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Chamber News, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    Prevail Bank is pleased to announce that Taylor Doescher was promoted to Branch Manager of its Wisconsin Rapids location. Doescher brings to the position, three years supervisory experience as well as over nine years in customer service. She is well-versed in people management, retail sales, security services, and credited with exceptional communications. “Taylor has shown tremendous drive and ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Forget about cooking on Wednesday, October 13, 2021; it’s United Way Day at McDonald’s!  On this day, a portion of each sale at the Wisconsin Rapids McDonald’s restaurant (2128 8th St. S, Wisconsin Rapids) will be donated to United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties.  Help us reach that goal by enjoying a meal (or two or three) and don’t forget about treating co-workers ...read more
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    Thursday, September 23, 2021
    Flu season is coming; and it is likely that COVID-19 will still be spreading this fall and winter.That's a dangerous combination health experts want to avoid. That’s why it is especially vital for you and your family to get your flu shots this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends flu shots for everyone 6 months and older, with rare exceptions.Aspirus Doctors Clinic ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Health, Press Release
    Monday, September 20, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Marshfield Clinic Wisconsin Rapids Center, 220 24th St. South, has renamed its same day walk-in service as urgent care.   There is no change to the service, only its name. Urgent care hours will remain Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to Noon.    “The change in nomenclature for this same day service is a matter of using a consistent naming ...read more
    Categories: Community, Health, Press Release
    Monday, September 20, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College and partners have raised over $5 million in the capital campaign for a new Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering Technology and Apprenticeship Center planned for Stevens Point. They came together to celebrate the fundraising milestone at the College’s Stevens Point Campus on Friday, Sept. 17.  The event officially launched the next phase of the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Member News, Press Release
    Friday, September 17, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College will host a Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF) for area high school students, parents and other prospective adult students from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The event will be held in the Wisconsin Rapids Campus gymnasium (E Building, 500 32nd Street North).    Over 60 representatives from universities, colleges, technical colleges, trade ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Member News, Education
    Wednesday, September 15, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce hosted their 21st Annual Downtown Grand Affair on Sunday, September 12th. The treasured community event included an afternoon of food, shopping, and a car show on West Grand Avenue.“Even with a little rain, we were fortunate to have a very enthusiastic crowd,” said Hannah Ashbeck, Events & Marketing Director at the Heart of ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 15, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Save the date!  Our annual raking event, Day of Caring, is scheduled for October 23, 2021. Volunteers and team leaders can register online at www.uwswac.org. The first 450 volunteers will receive a free t-shirt. More details on the day to follow.  All youth volunteers (under the age of 18) must have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian. CDC guidelines will be followed. ...read more
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