Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
August 2006
Secretary's Column
Mary P. Burke, Secretary
Mary P. Burke, Secretary

Minority Business Makes Good Sense in Wisconsin
Commerce Secretary Mary P. Burke plans a major announcement regarding minority business development at this year's Marketplace 2006. Read more.

Featured Articles
Commerce's First Regional Revolving Loan Fund Pilot Provides $1.1 Million to Northwest Wisconsin Businesses
Consolidation of local revolving loan funds into regional ones is good for Wisconsin businesses. Read more.

Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program Welcomes Jean Beckwith
Commerce's new grant program to reduce diesel truck idling has been wildly successful. Read more.

Governor Doyle Names Lake Mills a 'Main Street' Community
Lake Mills plans to capitalize on its historic charm as one of the newest Main Street communities. Read more.

Governor Doyle Names Rhinelander a 'Main Street' Community
Rhinelander calls out the HODAG at its Main Street announcement. Read more.





Changing of the Guard
"Veteran" intern in the Department of Commerce Office of Communications, Claire Smith (on right), will be leaving Commerce in August for a position in the Communications Office at the Department of Health and Family Services. UW-Madison senior Amanda Buhman, a Journalism/Mass Communication major, has been learning the ropes from Claire to step in to her role at Commerce.
"Veteran" intern in the Department of Commerce Office of Communications, Claire Smith (on right), will be leaving Commerce in August for a position in the Communications Office at the Department of Health and Family Services. UW-Madison senior Amanda Buhman, a Journalism/Mass Communication major, has been learning the ropes from Claire to step into her role at Commerce.

WIFront Door Posters Debut
Billboard posters and bus placards are helping to get the word out about Commerce's housing and services website - WIFrontDoorHousing.org. Since the advertisements appeared in Milwaukee, hits to the WIFront Door website increased by over 300 percent.
Billboard posters and bus placards are helping to get the word out about Commerce's housing and services website - WIFrontDoorHousing.org. Since the advertisements appeared in Milwaukee, hits to the WIFront Door website increased by over 300 percent.

Platteville "Capital for a Day"
Commerce Secretary Mary P. Burke visits with staff from Avista Corporation, a high-tech firm doing software development for the aeronautical controls industry during the Platteville stop of the Grant and Crawford Counties "Capital for a Day" on July 25.
Commerce Secretary Mary P. Burke visits with staff from Avista Corporation, a high-tech firm doing software development for the aeronautical controls industry during the Platteville stop of the Grant and Crawford Counties "Capital for a Day" on July 25.

Also In This Issue
2006 WCBC Inspector Credential Training Agenda

A Fresh Start in Beloit

Benelux Business Matchmaker Mission

Comm 48 Being Updated

Commerce Certifies Over 50 Qualified New Business Ventures

Commercial Buildings Fire Suppression and Fire Alarm Plan Review Update

Debra Malewicki: Interim Director of Business and Manufacturing Extension

Expanded Hours at Commerce's China Office

Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems and Multi-Family Structures

Joint Wisconsin/Minnesota Delegation to China Medical Equipment Fair

Legislation Updates Concerning Safety and Buildings

Marketplace 2006 Marks 25th Anniversary of Event

Mexico Mission Date Change

New Face on Main Street

Opportunity for Business Travel to India

PECFA Deploys Online Reporting Application

PECFA Helps Clean Up Contaminated Properties

Student Artists and Writers Honored at the 2006 Fair Housing Poster and Essay Contest

Summer Festival Season Means Safety

The Wisconsin/Southern Africa Connection

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