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July Women of the Valley - Kubb Picnic

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Women of the Valley, a project of the Western Dairyland Women's Business Center, will hold their annual summer picnic at the 10th Street Park in Altoona on Wednesday, July 8th.  A kubb demonstration will take place at 5pm, followed by open play and dinner at 6pm.  Colleagues, friends and families are invited. Please register in advance.  

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Website Basics - Live Webinar

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

The Western Dairyland Business Center invites entrepreneurs and business owners to attend Website Basics, a live webinar from Noon to 1pm on July 9, 2015. Tuition is $15 and includes class materials.

Financial and technological barriers for getting your small business online have greatly diminished in recent years. Learn how to reserve a domain name, find a web host and use software templates to quickly launch a professional looking website that will effectively promote your business for less than $100.

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Getting Started as a Freelancer: Using Online Platforms to Gain Clients across the Globe

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

The Western Dairyland Business Center invites individuals interested in pursuing a career as a freelancer to attend Getting Started as a Freelancer: Using Online platforms to Gain Clients across the Globe on Wednesday July 15 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Volume One Gallery, 205 N Dewey St in Eau Claire. Tuition is $39 and scholarships are available.

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Farmers Market 101 - Independence

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Attendees will learn how to become a successful vendor at the Farmers Markets in Arcadia, Whitehall and Black River Falls, will gain knowledge on developing a business plan and will receive tips on low-cost marketing ideas.  If you have thought about selling your vegetables, fruit, syrup, honey or other artisan items, this is the class for you.

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9th Annual Volk Field Small Business Conference

The Annual Volk Field Small Business Conference takes place on base at Volk Field each year in Camp Douglas, WI.

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Western Dairyland Announces 2015 Women's Business Center Advisory Board

The members of the board will work with Western Dairyland staff to advise the Women's Business Center.

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Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) awarded to the Western Dairyland Business Center

Western Dairyland EOC, Inc. has received a collaborative grant in the amount of $282,000 through the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) Program of USDA.  This grant will be used to foster the creation of full-time jobs and the development of small businesses in distressed rural areas of Wisconsin.  Jobs will be created through self-employment in a twenty-two county region.

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USDA Awards Two Year Grant to Western Dairyland for the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)

The Western Dairyland Jobs and Business Development Program will work with farmers markets in Arcadia, Black River Falls and Whitehall as well as local producers to grow and become more economically sustainable.

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