There’s something for everyone in Barron County! Thriving small towns and cities, beautiful countryside featuring rolling hills, along with lakes and streams offer plenty of outdoor recreation or a pleasant Sunday driving tour.
Golf, fishing, canoeing, camping, skiing, and over 300 miles of snowmobiling and ATV trails offer endless opportunities to enjoy Wisconsin’s best! The gorgeous Red Cedar River is well-known for its small mouth bass fishing and amazing fall colors. There are many points of interest and activities year-round, both indoor and outdoor. For indoor fun, there are bowling lanes, roller skating rinks, traditional live theatre, movie theaters, and great shopping. Watch for specialty locally grown foods like bison, cheese and produce, even tour a brewery!
Add to this a vibrant and growing business community with strong agriculture, manufacturing, construction, service and healthcare sectors. Entrepreneurs are welcome and will love our innovative atmosphere.
We hope you’ll enjoy your visit with us in Barron County. You’ll love the wonderful mix of beauty, recreation, arts, and business environment that that keep visitors coming back to our area again and again.
Tuesday, February 17
WITC-Rice Lake Conference Center
Breakfast meeting 7:30-9AM
(Breakfast will be ready by 7:15 A.M..)
RSVP to Jen Siem, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-243-9482 Ext. 2131
Hosts: WITC, CESA 11 and Barron County Economic Development Corporation
Join us for the 1st partnership meeting of 2015.
7:35 – Sharing of Partnerships that have been developed since last meeting: which educators have been inside a business, which businesses have been inside a school, grant activities between schools and businesses, Youth Apprenticeships developed, etc. What obstacles have you encountered?
- Prairie Farm School District Presentation
8:10 – Small Group Discussion: Each group will discuss ideas for activity or event for engaging and educating parents (students and educators) on the skills gap.
8:30 – WITC dual credits and additional training. Discussion on how to create programs providing college credit and additional training/support WITC can provide to school districts.
8:45 – Report outs and close. Upcoming Career Days or events. Suggestions for agenda items/actions for next meeting. Next meeting date.
Thank you to all 7 Barron County School Districts and the Manufacturers that attended the last advisory meeting. We invite manufacturers who have not attended to come to this meeting. We need your input to assist growing your future workforce.
- Rice Lake
- Turtle Lake
- St Croix Casino
Barron County Economic Development Corporation
330 East LaSalle Avenue
Government Center, Room 2311
P.O. Box 71
Barron, WI 54812
Toll Free: 1-800-529-4148