Join us at the Fall Conference!   The conference is approved for EDFP, CEcD, and AICP continuing education credits.The conference will be held in Stevens Point, WI at the Holiday Inn on October 3rd, and 4th.  Our reception on Wednesday evening will be at SentryWorld after our preconference golf outing or agri-business tours, which are fundraisers for the Wisconsin Economic Development Institute (WEDA's foundation).


We will introduce you to seven of the new state agency leaders with a networking break to allow for informal introductions. We will have regional executives discussing trends impacting their industry sectors. The final presentation will discuss the new Sands Golf Course Development in central Wisconsin.  


This session is open to small business owners and will discuss the following topics:

  • Panel discussing how small businesses can recruit, re-skill and retain a rural workforce
  • Break out sessions with local businesses expanding on their workforce philosophies
  • Economic Data - where can it be found and how the economic outlook is for Wisconsin
  • WEDC will be sharing how local communities and businesses can utilize the tools and campaigns as part of their workforce strategy 

General Registration Questions - If you are having issues registering with the web site, please email

Conference Sponsorships are still available, which includes free conference registration(s)

(scroll down to the Fall Conference sponsorships)

Registration - Exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and corporate membership levels of (Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze)

Please work with Kathy Davies (conference planner) if you have questions related to your registration.  Her email address is .  The system is designed to take your registrations.  With each Exhibitor Package, you receive one registration.



2019 Fall Conference

  • October 2 - 4, 2019
  • 1001 Amber Avenue
    Stevens Point, Wisconsin
    United States

Event Workshops

Friday - Lunch With Members Of Small Business Environmental Council (limited Seating)

October 4, 2019  12:15 - 13:30
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:3

The Small Business Environmental Council is an appointed body of business representatives and leaders that focus on helping Wisconsin’s Small Businesses work with the DNR. Join us for a lunch forum and share your ideas and experiences while finding out how the Council can help you.

If you develop properties, or own or operate a business where you use solvents, use a boiler, paint or coat, repair vehicles, electroplate, fabricate, handle grain, manufacture, print, service or use refrigeration equipment, work with wood or just have questions about environmental regulations, this forum is for you!

The Council helps make sure that the DNR serves the small business community in smart and effective ways by advising the DNR about how existing rules affect small businesses, providing a small business perspective on proposed regulations, and helping make DNR documents easier to understand.  The governor and the legislature appoint seven members of the Council and the eighth is from the DNR.  Together, they serve as the voice of Wisconsin’s small businesses at the DNR.