Marshfield, WI Chamber of Commerce

On Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 19:14

Four local companies have expanded recently, and the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry has been there to help each one of them.

Those Marshfield expansions included Alliance Collection Agencies, which provides collection services for the health-care and other industries; ESE, a control systems manufacturer that builds temperature-monitoring equipment for industries such as food and pharmaceuticals; Innovative Machine Specialists, which repairs, designs and fabricates precision equipment for a variety of industries; and PreventionGenetics, a DNA-banking company.

“If a company is thinking of expanding, many times they will talk to us and we'll provide them with important information,” says Scott Larson, Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry executive director. “For example, we can act as their liaison to communicate with city officials, or we can find out what tax incentives are available. This allows a company to concentrate on their day-to-day operations, while we assist them by taking care of steps in the expansion process that aren't part of their normal routine.”

Actively Active

Larson says all the aforementioned companies are locally owned, with their owners and numerous employees involved in organizations and activities within the community.

“These companies employ many individuals in well-paying positions, plus support many endeavors with their time, talent and treasures,” he says. “So it's not only the job of this chamber to help these companies prosper, but it is also our pleasure.”

Larson says the chamber was contacted often during the recent expansions of the four companies.

“We can assist with helping to find and screen new qualified employees as well as set up customized workforce training programs,” he says. “A main function of any chamber is to be pro-business, and we take that role seriously whenever the subject of progress arises for our community.”

Since 1946

Larson says the chamber has been building the foundation for a strong business community since 1946, and its nearly 600 business and individual members represent fields such as medical, manufacturing, professional service firms and retail.

“Infrastructure development and company expansion are a big part of our overall mission, and our door is always open on South Central Avenue,” he says. “Economic, industrial and community development are what we are all about.”

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