News Release

Published on Monday, July 28, 2014

Western Technical College will be hosting a New Directions luncheon to discuss The Department of Administration - Office of Business Development as presented by Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Lunda Center, 319 N. Seventh St., La Crosse.

The Office of Business Development works with business owners, trade associations, affiliated organizations and Chambers of Commerce throughout Wisconsin to ensure business has a seat at the table, advocate for business interests within government and present rule change recommendations to the appropriate agency or the Legislature. The success of the office depends on business owners who point out the rules that are negatively impacting their business and offer suggested changes.

Rebecca Kleefisch, a former small business owner and news reporter, serves as Wisconsin's 44th Lieutenant Governor. Rebecca serves as Wisconsin's "Jobs Ambassador' and spearheads the Governor's Small Business Summits and Tax Reform Roundtables. She serves as an economic development liaison and advocate for small business owners and chairs the Task Force on Minority Unemployment for the Wisconsin Council on Workforce Investment and the Manufacturing Committee for the Aerospace States Association.

The public is invited to attend. The cost of the event is $20 per person or $108 for a table of six. Lunch will be included.

For more information or to register for the event, please contact Western’s Business and Industry Services at 608.789.6290 or e-mail