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6.12.2018 La Crosse Coulee CO.STARTERS 2018 Cohort Sponsored by Merchants Bank - Onalaska Launches August 2nd

La Crosse, WI - Couleecap, Inc., with support from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the City of La Crosse, and Merchants Bank - Onalaska, is bringing CO.STARTERS entrepreneurial training program back to La Crosse for the fourth straight year.

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5.4.18 Marine Credit Union Foundation Encourages Financial Literacy Skills Through a Partnership with Couleecap, Inc.5.4.18 Marine Credit Union Foundation Encourages Financial Literacy Skills Through a Partnership with Couleecap, Inc.

La Crosse, WI - Couleecap, Inc. is honored to announce that it has been awarded a donation of $30,000 from the Marine Credit Union Foundation.

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5.2.2018 May is Community Action Month

Westby, WI - Couleecap, Inc. is celebrating Community Action Month, dedicated to recognizing the success of the national Community Action Network and the work still to be done to help low-income families achieve economic stability. Couleecap is one of over 1,000 independent Community Action Agencies that lead anti-poverty efforts in their own local communities.

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4.26.2018 Bangor Pop-Up Shop Program Seeks Landlord Participation

La Crosse, WI - The Village of Bangor has partnered with Couleecap, Inc. and La Crosse County to create a Pop-Up Shop Program in downtown Bangor. Modeled after the successful Viroqua Pop-Up Shop Program, the effort serves as a catalyst for local, small business development.

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4.24.2018 Almost $2 million available for low-income households affected by July 2017 floods

La Crosse, WI - Some low- and moderate-income households in Monroe and Trempealeau Counties will be eligible to receive money for repairs related to the July 2017 floods thanks to a partnership between the State of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Monroe and Trempealeau Counties, City of Arcadia, Western Dairyland, and Couleecap, Inc.

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4.19.2018 Couleecap holds Annual Meeting

Westby, WI - Couleecap's Annual Meeting was held at Vernon Memorial Healthcare in Viroqua, on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Couleecap honored retired Board Chair John Young for his 48 years of service to Couleecap and the Board of Directors.

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3.23.2018 Couleecap Development Project brings affordable housing to Cashton

Cashton, WI - The Village of Cashton has five new homes thanks to a recently completed project made possible through a collaboration of local organizations and funders.

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2.28.2018 George Family Foundation Supports Couleecap's Homeless Prevention Efforts

Prairie du Chien, WI - It is with great pleasure we announce that Couleecap has been awarded a grant for $1,000 from the George Family Foundation.

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2.14.2018 President's Proposed Budget Eliminates Funding for Needed Programs

Westby, WI - Couleecap is dismayed that President Trump's proposed budget would have disastrous effects on people in our area.

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2.1.2018 Zero Interest Vehicle Loans Available at Couleecap

Westby, WI - Couleecap, Inc. currently has limited funding available through the Work-N-Wheels program to provide 0% interest car loans for those who are securely employed and meet income requirements.

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1.30.2018 Monroe County Dairy Promotion Board Supports Couleecap's Monroe County Food Pantry

Sparta, WI - It is with great pleasure we announce that Couleecap has been gifted 200 pounds of butter from the Monroe County Dairy Promotion Board.

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1.25.2018 Couleecap, Inc. Receives $62,000 State Grant to Support Entrepreneurship

Couleecap, Inc. has been awarded a $62,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to help fund the organization’s efforts to advance the climate for entrepreneurship throughout Western Wisconsin. Click Here for the Full News Release

 

1.8.2018 Viroqua Freemasons Support Couleecap's Programs and Services

Westby, WI - Couleecap, Inc. is honored to announce that it has been awarded $500 from the Viroqua Freemasons.

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10.19.2017 Couleecap seeks working adults looking to increase their education

La Crosse, WI - Couleecap currently has assistance available for working adults who are either in school or looking to return to school in order to learn new skills that will lead them to a better paying job or enter a new career field.

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10.17.2017 Couleecap has Zero Interest Vehicle Loans and Vehicle Repair Assistance Funding Available Through December 2017

Westby, WI - Couleecap, Inc. currently has funding available through the Work-N-Wheels program to provide car loans and car repair grants for those who are securely employed and meet income requirements.

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10.10.2017 Vernon Electric Cooperative's Operation Round Up Program Supports Couleecap and Provides Help for the Homeless

Westby, WI - It is with great pleasure we announce that Couleecap has been awarded a grant for $1,000 from Vernon Electric Cooperative's Operation Round Up Trust.
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9.8.2017 Couleecap Launches CO.STARTERS Entrepreneurial Training Program

La Crosse, WI - Couleecap, with the help of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), will launch La Crosse's fifth CO.STARTERS entrepreneurial training program. The program will start on October 10.

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8.15.2017 Couleecap, Inc. Welcome New Executive Director

Westby, WI - Hetti Brown of La Crosse has joined Couleecap, Inc. as the Executive Director. Hetti started with the organization after long-time director, Grace Jones, retired on July 14, 2017 after 39 years of service.

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7.6.2017 Free Vehicle Education Course Offered in La Crosse

Westby, WI - Krista Heinz of the Couleecap, Inc. Work-N-Wheels Program and Alex Volten of Consumer Credit Counseling Services will be presenting a free 2-part vehicle education course open to their clients and the public.

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6.19.2017 Couleecap's Executive Director Retires After 39 Years of Service

Westby, WI - Couleecap, Inc. announces that Grace Jones, Executive Director will be retiring after 39 years of service with the agency.

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6.15.2017 Couleecap has Zero Interest Vehicle Loans and Vehicle Repair Assistance Funding

Couleecap currently has funding available through the Work-N-Wheels program to provide 0% interest car loans, as well as car repair grants, for those who are securely employed and meet income requirements.

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5.1.2017 La Crosse-based entrepreneurial training launching in May

Couleecap, with support from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, will launch La Crosse’s fourth CO.STARTERS entrepreneurial training on Thursday, May 25.

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4.24.2017 New Opportunity for Entrepreneurs comes to Viroqua in May

Couleecap and the Viroqua Chamber Main Street will launch Viroqua’s first ever CO.STARTERS entrepreneurial training starting May 23.

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3.3.2017 Couleecap seeks business owners to help the next generation

Couleecap's popular CO.STARTERS entrepreneurial training program is looking to find 15-20 La Crosse-area entrepreneurs who want to help other entrepreneurs get started and make a business here in La Crosse.
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1.6.2017 Couleecap's Bargain Boutique Coordinator Retires After 23 Years of Service

(Westby, WI) Couleecap, Inc. announces that Peggy Gallagher, Bargain Boutique Coordinaotr in Prairie du Chien will be retiring after 23 years of services with the agency.
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