PRESS RELEASE — The Branch will host another Demo Day on Tuesday, December 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room E101/102 at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau. The event will include presentations by teams of college students to the leadership of Church Mutual Insurance Company and the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Wausau River District Inc. Beginning in September, students in The Branch have worked as teams on a pair of innovation challenges for these organizations.

“The Branch’s Demo Day is a real example of business, higher education and our Chamber working together to help our students build their resumes and to give them opportunities to work with businesses.” said Lori Weyers, President of Northcentral Technical College.

The Branch is a workforce development initiative introduced by the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce, Northcentral Technical College and Church Mutual Insurance Company in 2016. The program aims to build business and retain talent in central Wisconsin. The program’s previous Demo Day events, can be viewed on The Branch’s YouTube channel.

The spring session includes 14 students representing Northcentral Technical College, UW-Stevens Point, UWSP at Marshfield and UWSP at Wausau.

AROW Global, Ansay & Associates LLC, Church Mutual Insurance Company, Incredible Bank, M3 Insurance and North Central Health Care have also provided challenges to student teams in previous sessions. Northcentral Technical College has presented a pair of challenges to high school students in a summer The Branch Academy program.
Those interested in attending Demo Day should register at or RSVP by Friday, November 29 to Brian Otten, marketing manager at the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce at or 715-848-5947.

For more information or to register for the program as a student or mentor, visit The Branch’s website. Businesses that are interested in becoming involved with the program can also register projects through the site or contact Brian Otten, marketing manager at the Chamber, at or 715-848-5947.