Welcome to Peshtigo, Wisconsin!
The City of Peshtigo is ready to be re-discovered. October 12th marked the opening of the Veterans Memorial Bridge reconnecting both sides of the river. A formal dedication of the bridge will be Memorial Day of 2013. All businesses, health care facilities and manufacturers are accessible by normal routes at either exit 212 or 216. Installation of lights on the bridge, streetscaping and completion of the pavilion next to the bridge are ongoing projects. Peshtigo River levels are back to normal. Time to shop local and discover what is new with progressive Peshtigo.
A History of Fire- A Future to Inspire.
Peshtigo Chamber Hosts Business After Hours
Peshtigo, WI - November 26, 2013 – The Peshtigo Chamber and the PAEDC hosted its Business After Hours event on Thursday, November 14, at Vandervest Harley in Peshtigo. The Peshtigo Area Chamber of Commerce, with over 70 members, supported the event and encourages members to host BAH events to encourage networking and opportunities among members and guests.
The event featured Dale Lange of the PAEDC, Donna Robinson of the Job Center, Scott Belland of Goodwill Industries and John Lewis of Department of Workforce Development. Refreshments were provided by the PAEDC - Peshtigo Area Economic Development Corporation and Forgotten Fire Winery, door prizes including gift certificates to Vandervest Harley and a gift basket provided by the Peshtigo Pharmacy.
"Our guests were impressed with the topics shared and learned about PAEDC’s community development and the services provided to aid and assist business with employees made available by the Wisconsin Job Center and Department of Workforce Development. The highlight of the evening was the tour of the Vandervest facility provided by Erik Vandervest," said Pat Roland, President of the Chamber. "We were excited to host the event. Those involved really came together to make our event the success it was."
New Job Postings Tool
The Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce is rolling out a new tool for jobs seekers to connect with area Peshtigo Chamber Members and learn of job openings in the Peshtigo area. The Jobs Section is a Web-based portal, which allows users to learn about potential careers with chamber member’s businesses in the region. “This added feature is much more than a simple listing of jobs,” says Pat Roland, President with the Peshtigo Chamber. “The Jobs section is a tool which allows job seekers, students, and those currently in the workforce, to learn about local industries and the career opportunities which are available within the area.”
Job seekers can search area jobs by visiting www.peshtigochamber.com and clicking in the upper right corner on “Jobs.”
Monument Dedication on October 8, 2012
The monument was erected at the edge of the new bridge near the river to honor those individuals who lost their lives from the horrible fire, and to the many veterans who have served the community. Many people sought refuge in the river and were saved from the great forest fire of October 8, 1871 which destroyed the city of Peshtigo and much of the surrounding area. The ceremony was hosted by the Peshtigo Historical Society with various speakers and Peshtigo High School music department.
Located on the Peshtigo River, the surrounding natural beauty and excellence in outdoor recreation of all kinds makes the Peshtigo area a popular travel destination. Known for superb fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, bicycling, and much more, Peshtigo is easy to get to by following Hwy. 41, taking exit 212 or 216.
The Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to continue browsing our Website, and to learn everything you can about our wonderful community.
The name "Peshtigo" is a Native American word from the Chippewa and Menominee tribes that lived in the area. Depending on who you talk to, it might mean "snapping turtle" or "wild goose."
Reborn from the ashes of America's deadliest fire, the city of Peshtigo is proud of its unique name and heritage.