Women’s Business Center Gets $15k Grant
The Western Wisconsin Women’s Business Center has received a $15,000 grant to help female business owners and entrepreneurs in the Chippewa Valley. The funds come via the CLA Foundation, an arm of CliftonLarsonAllen, an advisory and accounting firm. The foundation doesn’t accept grant proposals, but rather gives grants based on nominations from CLA team members who identify organizations in their communities that meet the foundation’s mission.
The Women’s Business Center, a program of the Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, will use the funds to support business counseling and start-up training for women and others who face socioeconomic disadvantages, said Karman Briggs, Western Dairyland’s director and jobs and business development. Among other things, the grant will be used to support the 17th Annual Women’s Business Conference, which will be May 13 at UW-Eau Claire.