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SBDC at UW-Stevens Point welcomes Meschke as new director, congratulates Wescott upon retirement

STEVENS POINT — Melissa Meschke has been named Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Stevens Point, taking over for Mary Wescott, to lead regional efforts in the nation’s largest business assistance network. The SBDC at UW-Stevens Point is one of 14 offices in the Wisconsin SBDC Network offered through UW-Extension’s collaboration with […]

2 Wisconsin SBDC clients recognized at White House event

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Wisconsin business owners were among five America’s SBDC clients who visited the White House Aug. 1 for the “Small Business in America – The Engine of the American Dream” roundtable. Hometown Trolley of Crandon and Northern Star Fire of Eau Claire were invited, along with Veterans MFG and Bear Creek Smokehouse of Texas and Motus Motorcycles of Alabama, plus dozens of […]

Eau Claire inventor of life-saving compass for firefighters wins Governor’s Business Plan Contest

MADISON – An Eau Claire fire captain who invented an eight-directional compass to save firefighters who become disoriented in a blaze has won the 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Jeff Dykes of Northern Star Fire LLC, a client of the Small Business Development Center at UW-Eau Claire, learned June 7 at the Wisconsin […]

UW-Eau Claire SBDC honored by Small Business Administration

          EAU CLAIRE – The UW-Eau Claire Small Business Development Center and Director Luke Kempen (above, left) have been recognized for excellence in entrepreneurship by the Wisconsin district of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Wisconsin’s 2017 Small Business Development Center of Excellence and Innovation Award was given to UW-Eau Claire’s SBDC […]

Wisconsin’s Hometown Trolley in national spotlight

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hometown Trolley, a third-generation family business from Crandon, Wis., has received an exclusive invitation to share its success story on the national stage Feb. 6 at the 2017 America’s Small Business Development Centers Client Showcase & Reception. The Capitol Hill event celebrates small business and the success of SBDC clients around the […]