Sawyer County
Lac Courte Oreilles Economic Development Corp. Update
July 2019 v.1
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Two New Business Openings:
Jaime Wilkemeyer Opens
Hayward Nutrition!
Stop in at Hayward Nutrition between 6:30 a.m. & 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and try their protein smoothies, shakes, teas, energy drinks and more. Hayward Nutrition is located at 16014W US Hwy 63 across from Nelson Lumber. Call Jaime at 612-220-0209 or check out their Facebook page for more details:
Congratulations, Jaime!
Now Open: The Hair Depot
15738 Railroad Street, Hayward. Stop by and meet Carole LaBrec, owner. Barbering and Hair Styling. The SCLCOEDC has been able to help Carole with some marketing questions and we are excited to see The Hair Depot open for business.
Call Carole at 715.699.1311
Congratulations, Carole!
July Update

  • Placemaking-Hayward Follow-up Workshop – SCLCOEDC would like to thank all those attending our July 18 meeting. Plans for the public nodes were further refined and plans made for taking the next steps toward improvements. Northwest Regional Planning Commission will be generating a report based on all your hard work. Watch for it coming in August! For more info on placemaking or to download the Workshop Presentation go to:

  • We will be hosting a local Entrepreneur Training Program at Hayward Area Memorial Center and Water’s Edge beginning Tuesday, September 24th from 6:00-8:30 pm. This will be an 8-week program including a panel of local entrepreneurs. To find out more:

  • If you would like to meet to discuss a business idea or resources available through SCLCOEDC, send an email:

  • Fundraising Continues – Thank you to our most recent donors. Your generous contributions enable us to provide services to Sawyer County businesses throughout the year! If you would like to support the SCLCOEDC with a financial contribution, please email Bruce Paulsen:
Board Member Spotlight
Desmonde Bennett

Desmonde joined the board in May 2018. Before moving to the Northwoods in 2015, Desmonde lived in New Orleans for 7 years where she attended law school and practiced as an attorney. Since moving to Wisconsin, Desmonde now works as a part-time staff attorney with Wisconsin Judicare. She also runs a remote consulting company for attorneys in Louisiana and writes on the side for outdoors media outlets as a member of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. In her spare time, Desmonde enjoys fishing, cooking, playing with her huskies, and pretty much anything outside. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Senior Resource Center and is a co-host on the Wisconsin Northland Outdoors radio show. Meet more of our board members at

Finance 101
August 15th

SCLCOEDC has partnered with Wisconsin Native Loan Fund offering a financial literacy course to LCO & Sawyer County Housing Authority clients, August 15th from 1:00-3:00 pm. at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College.
To learn more:

 SAWYER COUNTY is a Certified
Sawyer County has taken the steps to reduce obstacles to broadband investment in our area. We are eager for broadband expansion and our streamlined permitting will expedite the process for new broadband developers. Interested? Contact Bruce at:

SC/LCO EDC Survey Data Available:

  • Sawyer County High School Survey Data. Sawyer County high school students were surveyed regarding several key issues including what services they would like to see in our county and what might help them consider living and working here, after graduation. If you would like access to this data or to receive a summary report, please contact us at

  • Sawyer County Housing Survey 2018 – If you would like discuss this data or to receive a summary report, please contact us at

Save the Dates:

August 1, 2019
SC/LCO EDC Monthly Board Meeting – Thursday, 9 a.m, at
LCO Ojibwa Community College.
Public Welcome!

August 15, 2019
Finance 101 – Thursday, 1-3 p.m., LCO Ojibwa Community College

Sept 24, 2019
Entrepreneur Training Program – Starting Tuesday, 6-8:30 p.m., Hayward Memorial Center & Waters Edge - Hayward, WI.

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Workforce Resource Guide
If you are looking for employees or would like to help someone find employment, you will find a wealth of resources available in this Sawyer County Workforce Resource Guide
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