Service Clubs and Millennials, a Smart Combination

I made an unusual choice earlier this year in how I spend my free time as a millennial – I joined a service club (the De Pere Kiwanis Club, to be specific!). Millennials are known for their commitment to volunteering, but that isn’t what makes my choice unusual. What makes it unusual is that millennials […]

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Wisconsin Wednesday – November Edition

Happy November, readers! I completely failed to post this on Wednesday. As the weather turns from falling leaves to whirling snow (please, not yet…) – I’ve got some local and statewide things to share with you! Wisconsin Downtown Action Council – Downtown Summit (La Crosse, WI) I celebrated my first year co-chairing the Wisconsin Downtown […]

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Denmark Community Trade Show Recap

The Denmark Community Business Association hosted their Community Trade Show on Saturday, October 22nd. I had shared about this event earlier this month in a blog post. I wanted to recap the event with some photos (below) of the local businesses hard at work. It was attended by more than 200 people, was a good learning experience […]

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Moving Ahead with the Franciscan Publishers Building

Back in February, I shared an update on a community visioning meeting hosted in downtown Pulaski with members of the Pulaski Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee (made up of village staff, elected officials, local business and school representatives) and the public. Fast forward 8 months, and conversations are moving ahead on how to bring new […]

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Denmark Community Trade Show Launches

The Denmark Community Business Association (DCBA) invites the larger community to attend the Denmark Community Trade Show on Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Denmark High School. The event is free and open to members of the public and showcases Denmark area businesses. This community event offers area residents a ‘one-stop […]

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Guide to Early Voting in Brown County, Wisconsin

One of the goal’s of the UW-Extension is to educate Wisconsin citizens on civic engagement. From a non-partisan standpoint, this piece presents information on how to utilize new early voting provisions in effect for the fall 2016 federal/state elections. This piece only covers Brown County communities, and will be updated as more information is sourced […]

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Wisconsin Wednesday: August 2016

The majority of my content is localized to Brown County, but there are too many exciting things happening in the state of Wisconsin to not share some of it here! Here are a few highlights in community, natural resources and economic development from around Wisconsin from this month: Pabst’s Return to Milwaukee Pabst announced that […]

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The Long and Winding Road to Voter ID Regulations

With the November election less than 100 days away, the ongoing legal battle over voter identification laws has made headlines for the past five years in Wisconsin and nationally. Let’s take a look at where the law has shifted over the past year, and where we stand in Wisconsin today. Identification of voters for registration […]

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Leveraging Pokémon Go to Foster Recreational Tourism

I’m Allyson and I’m a Pokémon Go addict. Pokémon played a HUGE role in my childhood. I collected the cards and played avidly from 4th through 6th grade (1998-2000). Being six to ten years older than my three younger siblings, Pokémon was one of the few games that I could share and play with my siblings – […]

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Small Town Forums Return for 2016

This post is generated from a Wisconsin Downtown Action Council press release. 2016 Wisconsin Regional Small Town Downtown Forums Are Coming To A Location Near You! Small towns have unique issues and needs that are often very different from those of larger communities. These forums are intended to bring together those serving and working in […]

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