Upcoming Events

LADCO continues to serve as the official sponsor of the prestigious Economic Forum™ series which focuses on “trends and topics that have a major impact on the area economy”.

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2nd Daily Train Impact Forum

On Wednesday, October 16th, LADCO will be hosting the 2nd Daily Train Impact Forum.  Our Speakers will include Derrick James from Amtrak, Terry Brown from WisARP, and Arun Rao from the Wisconsin DOT.  Our three guests will be speaking to the impact that a second daily passenger train route from Minneapolis to Chicago – making stops in La Crosse, would have on the La Crosse region.  Registration is free, and light snacks & refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!  If you are interested in registering, click here

What is the Mighty Connection?

LADCO has been working on implementing a customer relationship management (CRM) software in which we will be sending “The Mighty Connection”. These weekly publications will update members with knowledge of what we are currently planning at LADCO, as well as information on the different events and meetings being held within La Crosse County municipalities. We have decided to name this weekly update The Mighty Connection because of Greater La Crosse’s association with the Mighty Mississippi River, and how important the major U.S. waterway is to the industries and businesses in the our region. To be added to the weekly mailing list, please contact Ryan Kalinowski, Assistant Economic Development Coordinator.

La Crosse Area Chamber - Fall Leadership Classes

The La Crosse Area Chamber will be hosting upcoming Fall Leadership classes.  The Servant Leadership classes will be held on September 5th, The Dale Carnegie Leadership classes will be held on September 18th, and Community Leadership classes will be held in October on the 15th.  To learn more, visit the La Crosse Area Chamber’s website by clicking HERE.

Small Business Development Center to Offer Entrepreneurial Training Program

ETP is an eight-session program that will be held Tuesday evenings from September 10 to November 12. ETP provides the tools you need for business idea testing and business model improvement. Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, the course serves those who are considering starting a business, owners of existing businesses struggling to get a handle on all the details. and those with successful companies that they want to grow. Thanks to a generous grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, eligible participants who successfully complete program requirements receive a $750 tuition grant to off-set the total program cost of $1,000. Participants may be eligible for other financial support. If such support would be necessary for you to participate please let the SBDC know your situation. For questions, please contact the Small Business Development Center at (608) 785-8782.

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