VEDA Board of Directors and Officers
May 2017 - 2018


Jim Servais – President       

Reggie Nelson – Vice President

Dave Maxwell – Secretary

Jeff Gohlke – Treasurer  

Mike Breckel

Julie Emslie





Elvin (Al) Hanson

Kathy Neidert 

Chuck Peterson               

Nora Roughen-Schmidt

Attorney George Wilbur

The next Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club meeting is Wednesday, December 13th at the Food Enterprise Center, 1201 North Main Street in Viroqua. Networking starts at 5:30, program begins at 6:00 pm.

This month’s topic “Product/Service Show and Tell” will give inventors and entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their products, inventions and services, share questions with peers and receive feedback and suggestions to improve your design, evaluate uses and explore new market connections. Bring whatever you would like to sample or share with the group. Be ready to learn some new tips and we’ll celebrate your ideas.

The club meets the second Wednesday of every month at the Food Enterprise Center starting at 6:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend. 

Click here for more info on the I&E Club

Artisan Deli Foods is featured in La Crosse Tribune

WWBIC award for work with entrepreneurs

The Food Enterprise Center and Viroqua are featured in national online Ozy news magazine

Read national online news about the economy of local food in our region

VEDA is celebrating their Tenth Anniversary

See three local businesses on Wisconsin Public Television's "Wisconsin Foodie" program

Read the economic impact of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Winter Festival

Read about Vernon County in national e-magazine, Business in Focus

Read 2016 USDA Rural America report

Read  Vernon County 2015 Workforce & Economic Profile

Read Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Report

Read about Wisco Pop in the Wisconsin State Journal

Food Enterprise Center's Wisco Pop featured in Milwaukee magazine

Read about bike friendly towns through Travel Wisconsin

Read about food insecurity in the region

Read newsletter from Fifth Season Cooperative

Food Enterprise Center is highlighted in national news

The work of the Community Hunger Solutions project

USDA grant helps businesses grow

Solar project at the Food Enterprise Center

Smart Rural Community Award for Communication Infrastructure

Exploring Home Care issues in Vernon County region

Read the Wisconsin Economic Outlook report

Food Enterprise Center receives Top Rural Initiative award

Vernon Electric Co-op's Community Solar project

Read Rural Wisconsin Today 2014 report for rural trends

MRRPC's Business Financing Guide

Click here for more articles in the News Archive

Quick VEDA Contact Info

Susan Noble
Executive Director, Vernon Economic Development Association
1201 North Main Street,
Suite 6, Viroqua WI 54665