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New Directions luncheon on Employee Recruitment and Retention
Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Lunda Center



11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Western Technical College will be hosting a New Directions luncheon to discuss Employee Recruitment and Retention: Planning and Solutions on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Lunda Center, 319 N. Seventh St., La Crosse.

Michael Richards, Board president, and Lisa Herr, CEO, of the 7 Rivers Alliance will provide an update on the launch of the Wisconsin WISE Plan and the work of the Regional Executive Steering Committee and workgroups to create a 10-year Workforce Recruitment and Retention Plan for the Region.  The 7 Rivers Alliance has successfully secured $200,000 to support this project and is facilitating a regional conversation with business and community leaders to identify best practices and gaps in services to support the 246,000 jobs in the 7 Rivers Region.

Alicia Suessmith, director of People Operations at Dynamic Recycling, will share her best practices for recruiting and retaining workers through innovative employee engagement activities and unique methods for investing in the advancement of their workforce.  She will also share her philosophies on what it takes to make a great place to work for all employees.

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. Registration is required and is due by Tuesday, Feb. 21.

For more information or to register for the event, please contact Western’s Business and Industry Services at (608) 789-6290 or e-mail