The Iowa County Area Economic Development Corp. (ICAEDC) is a strong supporter and Partner with the new Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen. The initial links below are to media coverage of the Grand Opening of the Innovation Kitchen on July 11, 2010. We expected about 250 people to attend and more than 600 joined us that great day! Scroll down for prior media links.
Norma Goodenough cuts the Grand Opening ribbon! Norma has been with the Hodan Center since it opened in 1972. Norma was also one of the first employees hired at the former Dairy Queen when it opened 22 years ago. ICAEDC's Rick Terrien assists.
Representative group of ICAEDC Board
members help open the Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen. (L to R) Linda Pittz, Joy Gieseke, Bob Berglin, Tom Schmit, Bill Grover, and ICAEDC Board Chair Lorin Toepper.
The Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen in Mineral Point is giving entrepreneurs and small businesses a chance to succeed.
7/29/10. Thank you Brad Chaimson and WISC TV.
Innovation Kitchen offers opportunity for entrepreneurs.
7/11/10. "Anyone can prepare their own recipes in the one million dollar kitchen, and can actually sell them. The facility also has its own food processing services. Owners say the kitchen will create jobs and give farmers and food entrepreneurs access to tools and equipment." Thank you TV 27 and WKOW.com
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Your stories: Grand Opening for the Innovation Kitchen. 7/11/10. "In addition to allowing emerging or established food entrepreneurs access to the facility, the Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen also has business and marketing assistance available to its clients." Thank you Chris Papst, NBC 15 and NBC15.com
This story is currently not online. ICAEDC Executive Director Rick Terrien on the business and entrepreneurship opportunities possible for Iowa County and the region. 7/9/10. "If you've ever dreamed of growing or starting your own food business but didn't have the capital to start from scratch, opportunity may await you with the Grand Opening of the Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen." Thank you Carleen Wild, NBC TV 15 and NBC15.com
Commercial Shared Kitchen Offers Opportunitites Galore.
7/22/10. "This is a huge opportunity in so very many ways." Thank you to Jean Berns Jones and the Dodgeville Chronicle.
Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen will be boon to region.
7/9/10. "This is a big shiny spaceship that has landed in rural Wisconsin". Wisconsin State Journal. Thank you Jane Burns and MADISON.COM
Professional Kitchen Helping Upstart Businesses.
7/29/10. (Also linked under TV section) For those who have a "one of a kind recipe" in the kitchen, turning that special dish into a business is not an easy journey. But one professional kitchen is helping upstart businesses get their feet in the door. The Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen in Mineral Point is giving entrepreneurs and small businesses a chance to succeed by providing the facilities and resources needed to get off the ground. Thanks Brad Chaimson, WISC TV 3 (Madison, WI) and channel3000.com
Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen Offers Opportunity for Food Entrepreneurs.
"It's a food Ferrari." Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network. Thanks WEN network.
Sustainable Times. July 2010 (No. 66), page 1. Great story and photos. Now available at 350 outlets across south central Wisconsin. Not yet online. Will link ASAP Thank you Sustainable Times
NBC TV Channel 15. Your stories: Grand Opening for the Innovation Kitchen.
Print version of NBC TV 15 story on July 11, 2010.
New enterprise hopes to bring fresh, local food to the masses.
Scroll the Wisconsin Public Radio archives for 7/12/10. "A first of its kind commercial kitchen is opening in Mineral Point this week. The goal of the Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen is to help family farmers and small restaurants get their specialty foods on to supermarket shelves in southern Wisconsin." Thank you Gil Halsted and WPR.
Alice in Dairyland Christine Lindner and Rick Terrien, Executive Director of the Iowa County Area Economic Development Corp at the Grand Opening of the Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen in Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin.
What a great Grand Opening! And what a great new asset for the businesses, entrepreneurs and people of Iowa County! Thanks to everyone who participated in the Grand Opening July 11, 2010.
Prior media links
Capital at work: The Highland Center. "A plant for plants". May 2010. In Business Magazine. By Joe Vanden Plas. See page 4 of 4.
Forum explores ideas for rural job creation. Jan 27, 2010. Chippewa Herald
Thrive region Annual Report. December 2009. Include interviews with ICAEDC committee member John Biondi and Director Rick Terrien.
Using the Region's Rich Resources for "The Art Of he Possible" The Times of Mineral Point. December 2009.
Story in the Dodgeville Chronicle about The Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen. Nov. 19, 2009.
Story in the Hodan Center newsletter about the opening of the Wisconsin Innovatin Kitchen. Fall, 2009.
Interview with The Times of Mineral Point. May, 2009.
February 5, 2009. ICAEDC Director Rick Terrien interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio Opens in a new window. Scroll down/navigate to the show on Thursday February 5th. 9 AM hour. Show number 090205D.
Jan. 22, 2009. ICAEDC interview in the Dodgeville Chronicle, written by Ms. Jean Berns Jones.
ICAEDC interview in the Mineral Point Chamber of Commerce newsletter. January, 2009. PDF format.
Iowa County Area Economic Development Corp. names first Executive Director. November 25, 2008. PDF format.