Showing posts from January, 2021

Government Services

The Heart of Wisconsin Committee Leadership program completed its fourth session on Thursday, January 7th, 2021 at the Wood Country Court House facilitated by Jason Gruenenberg. This day was filled with community leaders from various areas within the local government. They provided information that helped participants gain a better understanding of local government and its involvement. The morning included a thorough tour of the Wood County jail observing some of the day-to-day operations, a visit to the Circuit Court with Judge Todd Wolfe, and a panel discussion with Patrick Testin, 24th District Senator, Arne Systrom, Town of Grand Rapids Chairman and Kenneth Curry, Wood County Board Supervisor District 11. The afternoon continued with a visit from the County Clerk, Human Services, Sherriff’s Department, Highway Commissioner, and the County Board Chair. These county employees provided participants with a better understanding of the responsibilities and purposes of some of the larger

Community Leadership Class Learns about Community and Building Relationships

The Heart of Wisconsin Community Leadership Program completed its second session at Bullseye Golf Club. The day was facilitated by Tari Jahns from the United Way of Southwood and Adams County, along with Kurt Heuer from the Boys & Girls Club. This all-day session was filled with community education and relationship building. As a part of this community leadership program, all participants are asked to read The 7 Habits for Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. Each monthly session begins by discussing one of the 7 habits within the book. Paul Liebhert, School District of Nekoosa, began the morning session reviewing Habit 1: Be Proactive, then discussing Habit 2: Begin with the End. Next, Dr. Falk and Dr. Olson of the Aspirus Health System and the Public Health department talked to our group about how COVID-19 is affecting our community. The morning concluded with a panel of 11 local community agencies sharing their resources and purpose for helping the community. The day con

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Small Business

  This year has been a little more difficult to figure out new year’s resolutions. Part of that is because we’re all still reeling from the “lessons” we learned in 2020. Even the best prepared businesses lacked preparation for a global pandemic. Still, the new year is a great time to reexamine what you’ve been doing and how it can get better. Here are a few ideas:   4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business The following ideas are a good start and in case you are one of the “words” people when it comes to year themes, we’ve worked those in as well.   Automation Get ready to retake your day. There are so many ways you can use automation to simplify tasks. From drip marketing campaigns to nurture leads into sales to daily briefings your AI can play to help you start your day (or “if, then” sequences) with the necessary information, you can spend less time on the administrative tasks and more time generating revenue.   Analysis You know all that hard work you’ve been pu