Washburn County Economic Development Corporation
December Newsletter
New Director and Heart of the North Days
Teresa Stein
Teresa Stein
Washburn County Development Corporation would like to announce that current director Mike Spafford is retiring December 31, 2015. The new director for WCEDC is Teresa Stein and she began her position effective December 1, 2015. Teresa brings a wealth of management skills from previous positions the last being with Bassett Creek Dental where she served as Director for the past 14 years. Teresa is excited to be in her new position and looks forward to working with the Washburn County business community.
WCEDC would also like to make the Washburn County business community aware of Heart of the North Days 2016. The Heart group consists of Washburn, Barron, Rusk and Sawyer Counties.  The date set, February 2, 2016, is  devoted to meeting with legislators and department heads in Madison on topics and issues relevant to the following agenda: 1. Economic Development  2.Tourism 
3. Education  4. Health Care  5.Transportation  6. Natural Resources  7. Local Government.
This is a day spent entirely on meeting with legislators and/or agency departments on issues you want brought to their attention for HON. There will be a bus leaving from Rice Lake and returning to Rice Lake the same day for anyone interested in attending on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. There's an on-line survey available at www.hondays.com and click 2015-2016 Issues Survey on the top bar to take the survey.
WCEDC wanted to make you aware of this opportunity to add your input on any of the above topics or attend the HON Days in Madison.  The next HON Days preparatory meeting is at Johnson Bank 2019 Cenex Drive, Rice Lake, WI on January 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM with other meetings to follow.  Any questions can be directed to our office and telephone conference calls will be available for the meetings at Johnson Bank.
Mike Spafford would like to thank the Washburn County business community for their involvement in helping to grow a better Washburn County and to thank the WCEDC board of directors for all of their support during Mike's time as director. Teresa looks forward to continuing working with the community and the WCEDC board of directors and is eager to be of assistance to Washburn County development.
Please welcome Teresa Stein as new director for WCEDC
Mike Spafford
Teresa Stein
208 Vine Street
Spooner, WI 54801
Mike Spafford & Teresa Stein | Washburn County Economic Development Corporation
75-635-8242 | wasburncdvcp@centurytel.net | www.washburncodevelopment.com