Upcoming WEDA Events

  • June 26, 2024, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Register Now*!

    *To RSVP, please email weda@weda.org with your name, title, affiliation, and email address by Wednesday, June 19, 2024(Space is limited, so first come first serve)!

     WEDA CRA Network Bankers Roundtables: CRA CDFI Workshop — Marathon County Development Corporation Entrepreneur and Education Center: 100 N 72nd Ave, Wausau

    WEDA CRA Network Bankers Roundtables is coming back to Wausau!

    Are you an economic developer interested in learning more about CDFIs? If you have projects located in underserved markets, you’ll want to learn more. Banks, bank holding companies, credit unions, venture capital funds, and other funders with community development missions will participate. There is no charge to attend but registration is required.

    The FDIC, OCC, and WEDA are co-hosting a roundtable discussion aimed at exploring partnerships with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) serving Wisconsin. To make projects in low- and moderate-income communities happen, CDFIs often rely on low-cost loans, grants, equity equivalent investments, and government funding. Banker’s looking to serve low- and moderate-income communities find CDFIs great community partners. The roundtable will focus on understanding how to get involved at a CDFI, when to make referrals or increase your familiarity with the CDFI lending products and services. We will focus on success stories and tools that support decision-making for bank investments.

    The panelists for the event include:
    Ryan Zerwer, President and CEO of Forward Community Investments;
    Mandy Bowe, Vice President of Community Assets for People, LLC (CAfP); and,
    Cathryn E. Burgmeier, Senior Compliance Examiner at FDIC

    This no-cost event will offer a networking lunch for our guests.
    Registration is being handled by the FDIC.
    To RSVP, please email weda@weda.org with your name, title, affiliation, and email address by Wednesday, June 19, 2024(Space is limited, so first come first serve)!

  • August 6, 2024, 8:00am to 3:30pm — Register Now!


    Employer: “How-to-Hire” International Workers Conference — University of Wisconsin-Whitewater: 800 West Main Street Whitewater, WI 53190

    WEDA’S valuable member, Thrive EDC, in partnership with Jefferson County Human Resources Association announces a groudbreaking event to be held at UW Whitewater August 6th: Employer: “How-to-Hire” International Workers Conference.

    For information about this event please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/employer-how-to-hire-international-workers-conference-tickets-879609083447?aff=oddtdtcreator.

  • August 8, 2024, 3:00 to 6:00pm — Register Now!

    WEDA YPEN Stevens Point Downtown Discovery — Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau: 105 Main St Suite A, Stevens Point, WI 54481

    Join YPEN for an Exciting Day in Stevens Point, WI!
    *Explore the charm and vibrancy of Stevens Point with us! Our day will be packed with excitement and new experiences including
    *Downtown Tour: Discover the rich history and latest developments in the heart of Stevens Point.
    *Creative Crosswalk Photo: Join us for a fun and unique group photo opportunity.
    *Stevens Point Brewery Tour: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic brewery.
    Levitt AMP Live Music Event: Enjoy live music at Pfiffner Pioneer Park to wrap up the day.
    Don’t miss this chance to connect, learn, and have fun with YPEN!

    Take a look at the full agenda here!

  • September 25 – 27, 2024
    2024 WEDA Fall Best Practices Conference and CEDA Luncheon at The Lismore Hotel/Conference Center, Eau Claire

  • February 5 – 7, 2025
    2025 WEDA Governor’s Conference at the Hyatt, Milwaukee

WEDA Scholarship

WEDA is proud to offer a scholarship for individuals or companies that may need it. Awards are based off of need and applications are open year-round, as funds last.