For those of you that know me personally, you know that I also work as the Business Program Chair at Globe University in Eau Claire. I have an undergraduate degree in Management, an MBA, and have just completed my coursework (exams and dissertation are all that is left) for my PhD in Organization and Management. When I am able to merge my two worlds of business and writing together, my day feels like it is perfect.

One of my clients is the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC). This is an organization that promotes the Chippewa County area for business development. Many of the articles I write are of a business nature; I have been fortunate to meet many local executives and entrepreneurs while writing articles for the CCEDC newsletter. What more could I want than to learn about businesses that are making a difference in the Chippewa Valley and have the ability to write articles about them?

The latest newsletter discusses the Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS) training consortium, which is a joint effort of CCEDC and Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC). Several local businesses have taken advantage of this program and are finding that it gives their employees added skills to assist them in the workplace.

Realize that opportunities such as the CCMS may be available for your company or in your community. Seek out organizations like CCEDC and discover how they can help you achieve your professional and business goals.

Read the article “CCMS First Year was a Success!” that starts on page three of the newsletter. You will discover that there are positive impacts occurring in the Chippewa Valley and you will see how my two worlds merged with this particular article.