2023 Northwoods Economic Development Summit

Date and time: Thursday, October 5 · 12:30 – 6pm CDT

Location: The Pines Event Center, 5840 Forest Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

Join us for the 2023 Northwoods Economic Summit! Organized by Oneida County Economic Development with assistance from The GRID and SBA; this is a no-cost must-attend event for anyone passionate about small business in the Northwoods region. This event is in-person. Get ready to connect with small business lenders, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts who are helping start, grow, and expand small businesses of the Northwoods. Discover innovative strategies, network with like-minded individuals, and gain valuable insights to drive economic success in this beautiful region. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be part of the Northwoods economic revolution!

Funded, in part, with a grant through the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Juneau County Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club

Join us for our In-Person Kick-Off Event on Thursday, September 28, at the Target Bluff German Haus Shops in Camp Douglas WI (208 Hwy 12/16)! Special Guest Presenter, Terry Whipple, beloved I&E Club Co-Founder, will be sharing his latest inspirations.

  • 5:30pm Doors Open
  • 6:00pm Introduction
  • 6:30pm Presentation
  • 7:00pm Networking
  • 7:30pm Conclusion

This event is free and open to anyone. We hope you will join us. Coffee and cookies will be served. Cash bar is available before/during/after event (ID to verify legal age).

McDevCo GEARS Certificate of Entrepreneurial Excellence

The 22 hours, 12-week GEARS Certificate of Excellence Program will be available to all current and aspiring entrepreneurs. The comprehensive program will take students from concept development, customer validation, marketing products/services, legal aspects of entrepreneurship, financial and innovated management, to effective growth strategies. Business plans can be proofed for any grammar errors, typos, and punctuation mistakes, giving each person a final polished product.

Sign up today to receive your certificate of excellence and launch your new venture!
Tuesdays, September 12 to December 5, 2023 – from 6:00-8:00PM
Entrepreneurial & Education Center – 100 N. 72nd Avenue, Wausau
Program cost: $300. Scholarships available.

For more information, enquiries may be directed to call MCDEVCO at 715.298.0084 or visit our website event/program page at Events & Programs — MCDEVCO, Inc. | Business Development in Marathon County