The River Valley Media Group and The 7 Rivers Alliance have joined together again to collaborate on Rising Stars, a regional program to recognize rising stars, celebrate their achievements and encourage them to remain in the region.
 Honorees are chosen through an independent judging process, not by the quantity of nominations received.  Nominees must be younger than 40 on September 1 and work in the 7 Rivers Region, which includes the following Wisconsin counties: La Crosse, Vernon, Monroe, Jackson, Trempealeau, Buffalo, Juneau, Crawford and Pepin; the following Minnesota counties: Winona, Houston and Fillmore; and the following Iowa counties: Winneshiek or Allamakee.
 The nomination deadline is Friday, September 4.  

Nomination form