Archive for January, 2016
Sponsored by the UW Sea Grant Institute and the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin program. The Eat Wisconsin Fish Summit took place on January 13, 2016 at the Mead Public Library.
The Summit can be viewed in three parts on WSCS. VOD at www.wscssheboygan.com
On the next edition of “Quality of Life” the show is on location at the Plymouth Arts Center with guests Donna Hahn Executive Director of PAC and artist Kitty Lynne Klich. The topic relates art to community enrichment and wellness.
Sheboygan County’s Chamber of Commerce First Friday Forum, January 8, 2016.
Steve Jackson, Michele Pluta and Joseph Hoch from Alliant Energy’s Environmental Services group will provide an update on the following key environmental rules impacting electric utilities. Learn how Alliant Energy’s responsible resource strategy and planning for these new compliance requirements link to delivering the energy solutions and exceptional service that its customers count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly.
- Clean Power Plan
- Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
- Coal Combustion Residual Rule
- Effluent Limitations Guidelines
- Water Quality Standards
Watch WSCS programs ” City Desk” and “A Closer Look” with guests Betsy Alles, Executive Director of the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce and Dane Checolinski, Director of the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp as they talk about Some Place Better.
SomeplaceBetter.org to provide employment opportunities to those seeking a better job and a better quality of life
Major lakeshore employers announced a need for thousands of immediate direct, full-time hires with hundreds more in the next few months. The announcement was made at a press conference this morning, January 5, in Sheboygan.
To connect job seekers to these opportunities, Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) revealed a new workforce attraction website, SomeplaceBetter.org, which will connect workers from around the nation with jobs, housing, educational alternatives for their children, and introduce them to the beauty and strong sense of community the Sheboygan County area offers. The site is complemented by a newcomer’s welcome guide.
Executives from Sargento Foods Inc., Bemis Manufacturing Company, Kohler Company and Aurora Health Care met with members of the media to outline jobs available at their firms. Over 35% of available jobs require 4-year education; however, many companies offer entry level jobs covering all aspects of training investment and compensation levels for full-time employment that start at $35,000 per year. Sheboygan County, Wisconsin still offers the American Dream.
Betsy Alles, Executive Director for the Sheboygan County Chamber stated, “Sheboygan County has more job opportunities than available workforce – a bonus for anyone looking for employment. Sheboygan County offers a better life balance with short commutes, globally-focused companies, world class recreation, innovative, award-winning schools and friendly, safe communities. We are truly Someplace Better.”
“If you’re underemployed or stuck in a cycle of temporary work, Sheboygan County firms have full-time careers that offer opportunity for advancement. Only 5% of Sheboygan County job postings are for temporary or seasonal workers.” noted SCEDC Director Dane Checolinski.
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6 WSCS Basketball Schedule
Date Visitors Home Team
Jan. 29 Pulaski North
Feb. 2 DePere South
Feb. 6 North Girls South
Feb. 6 North Boys South
Feb. 12 Manitowoc North
Feb. 16 Bay Port South
Feb. 25 DePere North
Watch Live basketball coverage on WSCS
Charter 990, U-Verse 99, Roku and streamed on WSCS
Game Replays on WSCS
Saturdays 10:00 a.m.
Tuesdays 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 2:00 p.m.
Back in September the State Department of Justice began their statewide “Dose of Reality” campaign to bring more attention to opiate overdoses and addictions to this chemical, either by using heroin or abusing prescription drugs.
Now with some funds in place, several local entities are coming together to begin a localized effort. This will include Sheboygan County departments, law enforcement, schools, and health care providers.
Sheriff Todd Priebe says the effort will be two-pronged. One is to bring attention to those who are suffering from addiction. They can fall into two groups, ones that have struggled with addiction throughout their life, and those who become addicted after taking prescribed pain medication.
Liz Abler, Public Health Nurse with the Sheboygan County Department of Health and Human Services, says addiction comes from the effect of the drug on a person’s brain. Part of the problem did come from the wide use of prescribing pain medication by doctors in the 1990s.
The second approach the local program will do is bring added attention to how family and friends of those suffering from an addiction. Priebe says that people have the misconception that they can’t do anything, but indeed they can when it comes to starting the detox process.
The official start of the local “Dose of Reality” program will begin in January.