Tribune Update | 2017 Issue 3
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New Facebook page
The Tribune Building Project officially has its own Facebook page - give it a "Like" to stay up-to-date on project information and happenings!

Community Information Session: Tribune Building
On March 8, Incourage hosted an information session to clarify common misconceptions about the Tribune Building Project. We addressed the following questions in our presentation:
  • Why is it taking so long?
  • How is it getting funded?
  • Will it compete with other businesses?
  • Why not just tear it down?
We also opened the floor for questions. Stay tuned for the full presentation! 

Do you have any questions? Contact us and we can answer them, or you can schedule a Tribune Building information session: 715-818-6191 or

Confluence Project site visit
Recently, Blueprints teams visited Eau Claire to learn about the city’s downtown revitalization and the Confluence Project: a forward-thinking collaboration among the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire Regional Arts Council, and experienced local private developers. They shared that in order to meet a variety of community needs, economic development projects like Confluence require contributions and collaboration from city and county government, philanthropy, and other community organizations. In addition to our Blueprints teams, Mayor Zach Vruwink, REGI (Regional Economic Growth Initiative), Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, and Central Wisconsin Cultural Center, Inc. joined us for the visit.

State Budget update
As we shared at the end of last year, Incourage submitted a proposal to include the Tribune Building in the 2017-2019 State Budget. Governor Walker's Executive Budget was released in February and did not include funding for the Tribune. We continue to explore other options for state funding and will keep you informed.
Chelsey Mazurek
478 E Grand Ave
Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494
© March 22, 2017