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TDS® Business Referral Program

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Getting Smarter with Smart Speakers

Voice automated assistants were a big item this past holiday season. You probably heard them referred to as smart speakers or by name like Google Home. Google Home and other smart speakers enable users to speak voice commands to interact with services, perform everyday tasks and even control their home. Here some great ways to use your Google Home:

• Get answers – a world of knowledge is always an internet search away. With a Google Home you can ask questions that you may normally search and get helpful answers without the distraction of having to pull out your device. From the practical (Hey Google, what’s the weather going to be tomorrow?) to the inquisitive (Ok Google, what’s the ginseng capital of the world?), you can ask your question while you continue on with your day.
• Command your audio – Google Home connects with music services like TuneIn, Pandora, Spotify and Google Play music. Ask Google to play a song, a station, a playlist. Adjust the volume, skip to the next song, shuffle or ask what song is playing—all with voice commands. Looking for news or podcasts, you can ask for headlines from your favorite outlet or to start or even resume a specific podcast.
• Manage your day – Ask Google about your day to hear your schedule, traffic details and what kind of weather to prepare for. Set reminders for yourself (Hey Google, remind me to pick up balloons on Thursday) and ask Google what those reminders are (Ok Google, what are my reminders for today?) or get notifications on your phone with the Google Assistant app. Set timers (Hey Google, set a timer for 12 minutes) or alarms (Hey Google, wake me up at 5:30 a.m. tomorrow). Add things to your shopping list and check that list on your phone while you’re in the store or order things right away from a variety of Google Express retailers.
• Control your home – as you integrate smart home devices in to your home, your Google Home can become a hands-free control for things like smart lightbulbs (Hey Google, dim the living room light), thermostats (Hey Google, set the temp to 70 degrees), or Chromecast (Hey Google, play Stranger Things on my TV).
Whether you have a smart speaker or you’re looking to get one, there’s always more to do with this growing technology and you’ll quickly go from questioning whether you really need it to not knowing how you lived without it. Be sure to connect with Cellcom on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to see more tips and tricks related to these and other smart products.

Now Hiring

Executive Director: The Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce (MACOC) is accepting applications for the Executive Director position. This previously part-time position has transitioned into a full-time position for the right candidate. Hourly wage is dependent on qualifications. Our ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, previous office experience, excellent customer service, organization skills, event planning and ability to work both independently and in a team environment. To be considered for the position, please submit a resume with previous work experience and salary expectations to Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce, 201 Main Street, Mosinee, WI 55455 or Additional information regarding the position can be found at the Chamber website,, or by calling 715-693-4330. Review of candidates will begin on February 19th and the position will remain open until filled.


Executive DirectorJob Description including event planning

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Farmshed – The Local Food Fair

Date: February 17, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Sentry World, 601 Michigan Avenue, North, Stevens Point, WI

The region’s largest local food celebration. Over 60 exhibitors. Free Admission.

Chef Competition: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Local chefs try their hand a creating a one-of-a-kind potato dish. $4.00 each or 3 for $10.00

Basic Potato Bar: 1:00 – 3:00 pm or sell out. $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00
Baked potato with choice of butter, cheese, and sour cream

Craft Collective Sampling: Central Waters Brewing Company, Great Northern Distilling, Stevens Point Brewery, O’so Brewing Company and Sunset Winery. Limited samples.

Activities: Face painting, seed art, plant a mini garden, seasonal matching game, fish for seeds and prizes, coloring table, free popcorn.

Raffle: Enter the Organic Valley Raffle to win a year’s supply of product (52 weeks worth of $1“0.00 coupons) Winner announced at 2:00 pm. Must be present to win

Demos: Quick pickling “Saving for the Future” On Point Catering, CSA Membership 101 – Cattail Organics, Enjoying Ugly Roots (Winter salads) Emy J’s Cafe, Sourcing and Using Local Foods – Farmshed.

Art and Music: Art gallery featuring Offbeat Press; musical performances by Snow on the Mountain and Chaz’n Gerry

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Contact: Cindy Flora
Compass Insurance Services

Justin Yach Joins Compass Insurance Services

Justin Yach has recently been named Commercial Lines Account Executive for Compass Insurance Services working in their Stevens Point, WI location. Justin will be providing area businesses with comprehensive property and casualty insurance coverages tailored to meet the unique needs of each company. Justin grew up in the Stevens Point-Plover area. Prior to joining Compass Insurance, Justin spent the past fifteen years in sales working for Travel Guard and Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection in the travel insurance industry. Justin is a graduate of Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids. Justin enjoys the outdoors, traveling and spending time with family.

Compass Insurance Services is a full service independent agency with offices in Kronenwetter, Wausau and Stevens Point. Compass Insurance Services provides Business Insurance, Personal Insurance, Employee Benefits, as well as Life and Health for families and businesses throughout the Central Wisconsin area.

1205 Cedar Road Kronenwetter, WI 54455
Office: (715) 693-0100 | Fax: (715) 693-0150 | Toll Free: 1-866-999-1400

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January 24, 2018

Media Contact:

Tom Weaver

Public and Community Relations Manager

Office: 715.355.9531   Cell: 715.573.8465

Editor’s Note: Photo ID: Dr. Curt Draeger, DC, DACBOH, CCST (scissors left), founder of Integrated Pain Solutions and Carolyn Hedrington, APNP (scissors right), Ascension Medical Group, join members of the Mosinee Chamber in the ribbon cutting of the new clinic at Crystal Finishing Systems in Mosinee.

Partnership Leads to New Clinic Opening in Mosinee

 (Mosinee, WI)- For residents of Mosinee and central Wisconsin, a unique partnership has created expanded healthcare services for the community.

For several years, Ascension Medical Group has been providing on and near site health and wellness services to employees of Crystal Finishing Systems at its Schofield location.

That relationship recently expanded to include the establishment of a new multifaceted healthcare facility for employees and the community at Crystal’s Mosinee manufacturing location in the Central Wisconsin Business Park, located at 880 South View Drive.

Ascension Medical Group at Mosinee, located on the first floor, provides primary care, onsite X-ray and lab testing, physical and occupational therapy and occupational medicine and industrial rehabilitation services.

“This facility is an exciting project that represents a commitment to deliver compassionate, personalized care to area employees, their families and the community,” said Sue Sanicola, Vice President Administrative, Primary Care, Ascension Medical Group, Wisconsin.

Integrated Pain Solutions, a clinic specializing in the treatment of chronic pain, is also part of the project and has opened their third Wisconsin location on the facility’s second floor.  “Opening a clinic in Mosinee is the perfect location,” said Dr. Curt Draeger, DC, DACBOH, CCST, founder of Integrated Pain Solutions. “It enables us to bring our progressive therapies not only to the local community, but now patients from all across central Wisconsin will have easy access to our care.”

Ascension Medical Group at Mosinee features same-day primary care appointments provided by Nurse Practitioners Carolyn Hedrington, APNP and Michele Rocke, APNP. 

“This location is unique because of the blended offerings of primary care and occupational medicine designed to strengthen healthcare service access,” said Patti Groholski, Executive Director, Ascension Medical Group Employer Solutions. “We are striving to improve both workplace and community health together.”

Integrated Pain Solutions utilizes FDA-cleared High Intensity Laser Therapy, combined with other treatments, to provide a new approach to treating chronic pain.  Dr. Draeger will be joined in practice by Dr. Ben Wyant, DC and soon by his son, Dr. Grant Draeger, DC.  Crystal Finishing Systems and Integrated Pain Solutions are also partners in developing and manufacturing the next generation of therapeutic lasers and this new location will provide a seamless environment for patient care and development.

Leaders from all three organizations joined with Mosinee Chamber members and community guests to celebrate the opening with a ribbon cutting and blessing on Wednesday, January 24.

“We are delighted to serve as the catalyst to bring this facility to the Mosinee community,” said Mark Matthiae, Founder and President, Crystal Finishing Systems.

For more information on Ascension Medical Group at Mosinee, please call 715.803.6522 or visit For more information on Integrated Pain Solutions, please call 844.200.7246 or visit

About Ascension Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, Ascension ( operates 23 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ more than 19,600 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided more than $295 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2017. Serving Wisconsin for 170 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia. 

About Ascension

Ascension ( is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

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Eyes Everywhere with 4G LTE Cameras

Connected products are everywhere. From light bulbs and doorbells to connected thermostats and smoke detectors, making your home or office smart is easier than ever. Most connected devices are designed to integrate with Wi-Fi because of their proximity to such a network, but Cellcom also carries two 4G LTE cameras that are directly connected to a cellular network.

Why would a camera need cellular connectivity? The use cases for a camera often extend beyond the range of a Wi-Fi network. By connecting directly to a cellular network these cameras can be used, and checked, anywhere. They are great for security at job sites where there may not be Wi-Fi, for real estate to keep an eye on a property, or even at the outskirts of a commercial location that may be out of Wi-Fi range. Cellular connectivity also means easy installation with no internet wiring needed. The cameras run on battery and have solar power attachments to further extend their life.

Cellcom carries the Arlo Go and the Spartan Go Cam. Both of these devices can detect motion and begin recording or taking photos upon sensing. You can also set the device to capture at a specific interval. The Arlo Go will also let you look in live at the camera at any time, giving you peace of mind no matter where you are. The Spartan Go Cam resembles a traditional trail camera for hunting, however, the 4G LTE connectivity makes it a convenient solution for construction, utilities, and commercial applications.

Connected products are becoming more accessible and are a great investment for security, efficiency, and convenience. To learn more about 4G LTE camera solutions or other connected products, visit

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Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with more than 50 retail and agent locations. Cellcom is respected for its long-standing reputation of delivering extraordinary customer care, being a strong community partner, and for its renowned network, which is customized to its rural markets. As a subsidiary of Nsight, Cellcom is part of a family of companies offering complete telecommunications services. Learn more at

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Media Release –

For Immediate Release Area churches partner with Community Center of Hope Food Pantry to host Comedy Fundraiser

Mosinee, Wisconsin: Community Center of Hope (CCH) Food Pantry, serving southern Marathon County residents, would like to invite the community to a comedy show fundraiser on Friday, February 9 featuring the comedic talents of “Fish Sticks Comedy”. The show will start at 6:30 pm at the Creske Center Auditorium, 1000 High Street, Mosinee; and feature opening acts from area musicians.

“Our local churches are really the key element in this being a successful fundraiser for us,” stated Executive Director Amy Bergstrom.” The CCH Board of Directors along with Bergstrom reached out to churches to help cover the cost of bring the troupe in. “To date, we have six churches (Mosinee United Methodist, Good News Church and St. John Lutheran in Mosinee, Mt. Calvary in Rothschild, New Day in Weston and Highland Community Church with locations in Wausau, Marathon, and Weston) who have signed on to sponsor at a minimum of $100 each. We even had a local pastor and his wife who aren’t currently leading a church, send funds to help us out! We are just $300 short of our sponsorship goal, but we have reached out to a few more churches and pastors. I’m confident we will get there!”

Fish Sticks, whose calling-card is “club-level comedy, but keeping it clean” is known for their hilarious and ever-changing humor by taking suggestions and often volunteers from the audience. More information on the group can be found at their website at

Pre-sale tickets are available online at until the day of the show, and are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under. Those sitting on a lap are free. Cost at the door is $12 and $6. There will also be a pre-show meal available (limit 100) in the Mosinee High Cafeteria starting at 5 pm and going until the time of the show. Dinner will include a hot dog, bag of chips, drink and a cookie for $5.00. Cash and checks are accepted the day of the show.

Tickets for both dinner and the Fish Sticks Comedy show can be purchased online at Paper tickets (show only) can also be purchased at the Mosinee Methodist Church, 607 13th Street, from 9-noon Monday – Friday.

Community Center of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit food pantry who fulfills approximately 5,000 food requests annually for income restricted residents in the southern Marathon County, WI area. For more information on the organization, visit us online at or email

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The Water Walkers are seeking donations this year for our upcoming Float the Boat Celebration & Fundraiser. The event will take place at the Great Dane Pub in Wausau on Saturday March 10, 2018 at 6:00pm.

Items such as gift certificates, gift baskets, event tickets, handmade items, products, etc. are very much appreciated. Donations will be used for raffles, drawings, or auctions the night of the event. Please provide a business card or other promotional information to help us acknowledge and thank you at the event.

The Water Walkers are a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to providing free family-friendly entertainment in Central Wisconsin. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward replacing aging assets.

Please contact Janelle Gokey if you are able to support the team by donating an item to the fundraiser and/or purchasing a $20 ticket to attend the event.

Thank you for supporting the Water Walkers!

Janelle Gokey

CWWSST Show Director
PO BOX 245
Mosinee, WI 54455

Float the Boat Event Poster

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December 18, 2017


For More Information:
Randy Fifrick
Village of Kronenwetter
Community Development Director
(715) 693-4200


Finalists Named For Kronenwetter “Deck The Yard” Holiday Decorating Contest

Looking for something to do with the family to get in the holiday spirit this week? The finalists have been named in the fifth annual Village of Kronenwetter “Deck The Yard” holiday decorating contest. Whether you live in Kronenwetter or somewhere else, you can vote for your favorite display on the Village of Kronenwetter Facebook page poll. The nominees are 2288 Glendalen Road N, 1916 Seville Road, 2354 Terracea Drive, and 2172 Wood Road. A map of the properties can be found on the Village of Kronenwetter website and Facebook page.  Facebook voting will end at noon on Tuesday, January 2nd.  The winner and runner up will take home gift certificates to local Kronenwetter restaurants.