In March of 2019, the Greater Wausau Region Economic Development Strategic Plan was unveiled and led to the creation of the Greater Wausau Prosperity Partnership (GWPP) to identify and assemble resources to establish a tactical path forward, focusing on the 3 strategic goals of Talent, Innovation, and Placemaking.
The GWPP’s new regional talent attraction and retention website: GreaterWausau.org, plans to save and reposition the Clark Island Powerhouse building as an innovation center of excellence, and much more. (Click the title for details…)
With all of the uncertainties that have come with COVID-19, you may be asking yourself, What CAN I do this summer to stay active? Public Health Educator Jenna Flynn connects you to ideas and updates on options put forth by the Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department. (Click the title for details…)
Did you know that smoking is still the #1 cause of preventable death and disease in the world? Or that 15% of adults in Marathon County are smokers? If you (or someone you love) is a smoker, November 15 — the Great American Smokeout — could be a great day to consider quitting smoking. The health benefits of quitting are almost instantaneous. (Click the title for support ideas, encouragement, and more…)
Local farmers’ markets are growing to become “events” in and of themselves. Why not give a new market a try before the season ends! In Marathon County, you can enjoy a variety of offerings — try a different farmers’ market each day of the week (except Monday). Get the scoop and schedules . . . (Click the title to read more…)
Vaping (inhaling a vaporized e-liquid) is often thought to be a safe alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. But limited federal oversight makes it difficult to know the true dangers of vaping devices. What’s worse, the misconception that vaping is “safe” may be increasing smoking behaviors in adults and youth. Get the facts on vaping so you can better understand this nicotine-based trend gaining ground in Marathon County. (Click the title to read more…)
Public Health Nurse Sara Goettl offers 10 tips to help you get ready to send your kids back to school.
Plus, learn about the Start Right program, and get connected to handy printouts and other resources for promoting your family’s health! (Click the title to read more…)
County Administrator Brad Karger challenges what he THINKS he knows vs. the reality of local, state, and national public health trends. Follow along as Public Health Officer Joan Theurer offers insights and statistics that might surprise you… (Click the title to learn more.)