Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
April 2006
Save the Dates! WEDA 2006 Spring Conference May 3-5 in Sheboygan

"Addressing Business Needs through an Active Retention and Expansion Program," will be the focus of the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) spring conference which will be held May 3- 5 at the Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center, Sheboygan. Anyone interested in learning about practical business retention and expansion applications should plan to attend this conference which will cover the waterfront, from manufacturing to retail, as it relates to a community's strategies and programming.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center,
725 Blue Harbor Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081, www.blueharborresort.com. For
reservations, call (866) 701-BLUE (2583) and ask for the WEDA (Group #7A14P5),
rate of $109.00, available until April 3, 2006. All members of the Wisconsin Downtown Action Council will receive the WEDA Membership Rate for this conference.

The Blue Harbor has extended the rate for Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 to all attendees. Organizers note, "Spend the weekend with your family following the conference!"

Online registration and further details are now available on the WEDA web site.

Additional Conference Information:

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

  • Golf Outing - The Bull Golf Course, Sheboygan Falls. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Bruce Mommaerts is organizing the golf outing. Contact him at bruce@ocontocounty.org.
  • Tour of Sheboygan and Sheboygan Falls downtown areas - Hosted by the Wisconsin
    Downtown Action Council, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sign-up information will be
    included with the conference registration information.

Friday, May 5, 2006

  • Fishing on Lake Michigan - Bruce Mommaerts is organizing the post-conference fishing outing. Contact him at bruce@ocontocounty.org.

For additional information contact:

4600 American Parkway, Ste 208
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 255-5666
Fax: (608) 241-7790

-- Shelly Harkins

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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