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Imagination Network Announces First Entrepreneurship Award

Imagination Network recently announced its first annual award for entrepreneurs in Fond du Lac County. The Imagination Network Award for Entrepreneurship is a new award from the group to recognize the extraordinary efforts of one area entrepreneur or small business owner. The public is welcome to nominate an individual or small business for this award. […]

2016 Fond du Lac Cost of Living Index Remains Steady

The 2016 annual average Cost of Living Index (COLI) for Fond du Lac County has remained steady from 2015. The after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living is 96.8 or 3.2% below the national average of 100.0. Our county continues to be a very affordable place to live, work, and raise a family. Each […]

Green Bay firm buys Retlaw Hotel

Article originally printed by The Reporter FOND DU LAC – The new owners of the Retlaw Plaza Hotel in Fond du Lac say they are ready to breathe new life into a historic landmark. Michael Frantz of Frantz Community Investors (FCI) in Green Bay purchased the Retlaw for $908,250. The sale was approved Wednesday by Fond du Lac […]

IGNITE! Business Success Network Expands – More Resources Mean More Success for Entrepreneurs

IGNITE! Business Success has added its 18th partner, Junior Achievement -Winnebago Region, to the entrepreneurial network’s educational resources. Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Patti Warmenhoven, Director of JA Winnebago Region, is excited to join […]

Fond du Lac Metro Job Growth in the Information Sector

The Fond du Lac metro area (Fond du Lac County) continues to experience impressive job growth in Information-related jobs. These types of jobs transcend many sectors and are essential to business growth and success as more and more decisions are data-driven. Jobs in the Information Sector include such occupations as software developers, research scientists, database […]

Largest Expansion in Alliance Laundry Systems History Approved

RIPON, Wis. – (May 11, 2016) – Alliance Laundry Systems (Alliance), the leading global commercial laundry equipment provider, announced that a proposed $62.6 million expansion to its Ripon campus has been formally approved by the company’s Board of Directors. Investment incentives from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Fond du Lac County through the Fond […]

Mercury Marine : Asia Wins Best Brand Penetration Award

For the full story, click HERE and celebrate a prosperous company that is headquartered right here in Fond du Lac!

Voices & Visions – Open Road Harley-Davidson

Open Road Harley-Davidson, a Harley dealership in Fond du Lac, was featured in the Voices & Visions section of the latest New North B2B magazine. Find out more about the company and how they made their business a success in the article on page 34 HERE.

Fond du Lac Economy Strong

The Fond du Lac metro (Fond du Lac County) continued to exhibit strength in the presence and growth of businesses employing high technology in their operations. The Milken Institute, a nonpartisan economic think tank, has ranked the Fond du Lac metro 8th out of 201 small metros in 2015 for five-year growth of high technology […]

Mercury Growth Up 2 Percent in 4th Quarter

Mercury Marine posted a 2 percent growth in the fourth quarter, with net sales of $474.7 million, according to a news release Thursday from Brunswick Corp., which owns the Fond du Lac company. The sales increase in outboard engines, parts and accessories included revenues from acquisitions completed in the second and fourth quarters of 2015, […]