RIVER FALLS – The St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center will celebrate its grand opening Thursday, April 12 -- the result of a partnership among the River Falls Economic Development Corporation, UW-River Falls, the city of River Falls and Chippewa Valley Technical College.
The center is located in the Sterling Ponds Corporate Park, 1091 Sutherland Avenue, River Falls. The open house begins at 2 p.m., with a brief ceremony and ribbon cutting at 3 p.m.
The Southwest Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has hired Kristi Smith as a part-time business consultant serving Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland counties.
Smith, who will work in the region with Senior Business Consultant Brock Waterman, fills a new position made possible through collaboration between the SBDC and the Green County Development Corporation (GCDC), thanks to a 2018 entrepreneurship grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) has unanimously elected Bon Wikenheiser, state director of the Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network at the UW-Extension Division for Business & Entrepreneurship, to serve a three-year term on its board of directors.