On November 14th, we held our 3rd annual State of the Region event at the AmercInn in La Crosse, WI. The purpose of the event is to inform and give insights into how the region is doing economically through different discussions and presentations. The focus of this year’s event was on workforce shortage and affordable conditions for employees. If you are interested in the material throughout the event, we have attached the presentation for you to view located at the bottom of this page. Please reach out to 7 Rivers Alliance at info@7riversalliance.org if you have questions or comments. 


Agenda Recap 


  • Welcome from the President of 7 Rivers Alliance
    • Brian Rotty, Mayo Clinic
  • Presentation and recognition of the 2018 Rising Stars 
    • Rusty Cunningham, River Valley Media Group
  • WISE plan presentation and update
    • Chris Hardie, CEO of 7 Rivers Alliance
  • Workforce Discussion with State Representatives
    • Linda Rouse, Iowa Workforce Development
    • Bruce Palzkill, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development 
  • Presentation of the 2018 Lee Rasch Award Winner: La Crosse Symphony Orchestra
    • WIPFLi and Western Technical College Sponsors
  • 2018 Executive Survey Results
    • Madison Larrabee, 7 Rivers Alliance
  • Keynote Speaker Presentation
    • Jeff Thompson, MD, Gundersen Health Systems


Click below for the full presentation


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