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Lawrence University receives $25 million anonymous gift for scholarship endowment

By Larry Avila Lawrence University received a $25 million anonymous donation to support student scholarships. The college said the gift is the largest in school history and will be used to establish an endowed scholarship to meet the financial nee...

ThedaCare-Bellin Health program saves Medicare $3.2 million

by Larry Avila A collaborative effort between ThedaCare of Appleton and Bellin Health in Green Bay to keep people healthier rather than treat them in the hospital where care is more expensive has resulted in $3.2 million in savings for Medicare. T...

Port of Green Bay reports YTD cargo tonnage, shipping traffic up from a year ago

by Larry Avila The Port of Green Bay reported cargo tonnage handled by the port in August totaled 185,215  tons, down 5 percent percent from 195,088 tons in August 2013. Year-to-date, the port has handled 1.3 million tons of cargo, up 10 percent f...

Improving economy translates to better job market

by Larry Avila The improving economy is prompting Americans to seek out new jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 2.5 million Americans quit jobs in July, placing the national quit rate at 1.8 percent for the sixth consecutive month. The r...

Applications being accepted for Wisconsin Fast Forward training grants

by Larry Avila Applications are being accepted for the latest round of training grants through the Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant Funding program. For the third round of grants, the state is providing up to $8 million in grants for employer-led work...

UW Oshkosh Chancellor search narrowed to five

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced five finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Oshkosh, replacing now retired Chancellor Richard Wells, who stepped down Aug. 31 after 14 years leading UW-Oshkosh. A 21-member searc...

Lawrence University, Ripon College, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay receive grants to create paid internships

by Larry Avila Lawrence University in Appleton, Ripon College and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay were among 40 colleges and universities selected across Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio to share in $5.2 million in grants from the Great L...

Inc. 5000 shines light on 10 northeast Wisconsin companies

by Sean Fitzgerald Inc. magazine’s annual release of its Inc. 5,000 list is always on the B2B radar come late August, because the list of the country’s fastest growing private companies routinely includes a small handful from northeast Wisconsin. ...

Perfecseal moves forward with $14M expansion, will create 160 jobs

Oshkosh medical packaging manufacturer Perfecseal is moving forward with its plans to build a $14 million, 110,000-sq. ft. addition later this year after receiving a $2 million tax incremental finance package this week from the Oshkosh City Counci...

More workers testing job market

by Larry Avila With the economy appearing to be on stable ground, employers around the country are adding workers and people looking for better paying jobs are finding them.   New data from the Labor Department shows there were 4.7 million job ope...