VEDA Business Members

Bob & Janet Starr
City of Viroqua
Organic Valley (CROPP)
Viroqua Development Authority
Wisconsin Farmers Union

Citizens First Bank
Dairyland Power Cooperative
Nelson Global Products
Ole Gulbrandsen
Peoples State Bank
Vernon Electric Cooperative
Vernon Memorial Healthcare
Vernon Telephone Cooperative
Xcel Energy

Town of Stark

Accelerated Genetics           
Bank of Cashton
Bank of Ontario          
Bethal Home and Services
Bill Brooke Realty
Bronco Billy’s LLC
C&C Landscaping, Inc.
Center Point Counseling
Chaseburg Farmers Union Co-op
Driftless Co-Option
Driftwood Inn Motel
Edward Jones 
Elegant Stone Products, Inc.
Farmers State Bank
Fortney Law Office
Hamburg Hills Farm
Hanson Insurance Agency
Hofmeister Insurance
Kickapoo Coffee
Kickapoo Homes, Viroqua
Kickapoo Reserve Board
La Crosse Loggers Baseball
Madison Gas & Electric Company
Nelson Agri-Center
Nuzum Building Supply
Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School
Proline Printing
Riverfront Activity Center
Running, Inc.
Rockweiler Appliance and TV
Royal Bank
Schlicht Insurance 
Seidel Excavating Inc.
Sleepy Hollow
Southwest Sanitation
Sticker Shock
Vernon Co. Farm Bureau
Vernon Co. Farmers Union
Vernon Inn and Suites
Viroqua Area Rotary Club
Viroqua Dental Center
Viroqua Food Co-op
WDRT Community Radio
Westby Chamber of Com.
Westby Co-op Creamery
Westby Co-op Credit Union


Adrian Amelse
Carolyn Austin
Carolyn Babcock
David Banner
Mike Callan
Daniel Chotzen
Ellen Clason
Jonah Curley
Nami Cutler
Emily Dahl
Kay Deaver
David Dregne
Kathy Fairchild
Idelle Fauske
Daniel Gilbertson
Carol Gohlke
Jeff Gohlke
Al Hanson
Adrian Hendrickson
Gregg Hoffmann
Jim Hohlfelder
Monique Hooker
Phil Hooker

Cyndy Hubbard
Diane Hunter
Joel Johnson
Grace Jones
Evan Jones
Jim Kirchoff
Dian Krause
Forest Krause
Gary Krause
Frank Kroncke
Paul Lydon
Nan Marshall
Dave Maxwell
Martin McEvoy
Garland Mc Garvey
Karen Mc Garvey
Mark Michel
Ron Moilien
Kathy Neidert
Fred Nelson
Reggie Nelson
Gary Noble
Clark Nordberg

Eric Nottestad
Chuck Peterson
Jean Peterson
Bill Rogers
Gloria Servais
Jim Servais
Jennifer Shilling
Dawn Simonson
Gary Thompson
Thor Thorson
Trudy Wallin
Tom Weston
Brian Wickert
George Wilbur
Cecil Wright


In-kind contributions
Brad Myhre, Web Master
Dairyland Power Cooperative
Elegant Stone Products, Inc.
Gundersen Health System
Hillsboro Telephone
Rockweiler Appliance
Vernon Telephone Co-op

The next Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club meeting is Wednesday, March 14th at the Food Enterprise Center, 1201 North Main Street in Viroqua. Networking starts at 5:30, program begins at 6:00 pm.

“Branches Winery - What we've learned in five years” brings co-owner Therese Bergholz to share some of the challenges and celebrations they have experienced as new entrepreneurs. Learn about marketing and branding strategies, how to assess and attract your customer base as well as what worked and what didn’t work as she and her husband developed a new business in rural Westby. 

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

Attend a free business workshop on Transferring Assets on March 15th

Attend Farmers and Producers Listening and Network Sessions

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