Portage & Wood Counties Office | Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

JA of Wisconsin in Portage & Wood Counties

 (715) 842-1056

 227212 Rib Mountain Dr.
Wausau, WI 54401


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The Junior Achievement office in Portage & Wood Counties is one of 12 area offices in the state. Governed by a local board of directors comprised of business and community leaders, the Portage & Wood Counties area is serving over 2,500 students in approximately 150 classrooms in Adams, Juneau, Marquette, Portage, Waushara, and Wood Counties.

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Junior Achievement of Wisconsin hosts many events across the state designed to recognize partners, increase awareness of its mission and raise funds to teach students about entrepreneurship, global workforce readiness, and personal financial literacy. Find out more about these activities and the ways you can be involved.

Contact the Portage & Wood Counties Junior Achievement office for more information about upcoming events at  (715) 345-1104 or PortageWood@jawis.org.

JA Business Challenge - Portage & Wood Counties

JA Business Challenge - Portage & Wood Counties

When: TBD
Where: TBD
Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

JA Business Challenge is a one-day event where high school students work as a team to navigate running a virtual company. Success of the competition depends on decisions about product pricing, marketing, research and development, and business practice. Win or lose, the JA Business Challenge provides an understanding of how management decisions affect a company's bottom line. 

JA Business Challenge offers:

  • Scholarships to top placing teams
  • Business mentor for each team of 2 or 3
  • Real-life business application
  • Several rounds to perfect business skills
  • Resume and college application content

Portage & Wood Counties Board of Directors

Chris Casey — Chair
Skyward, Inc.
Lorraine Avery
Heidi Bork
Associated Bank
Mary Hansen
Community First Bank
Inger C. Jacobson
Dan Kinsella
Pointe Precision, LLC
Reginald McCafferty
Shaun Sullivan
Sentry Insurance
Craig Timm
Domtar Nekoosa Mill
Max Trzebiatowski
UW-Stevens Point
Lori Whitt
AIG Travel Guard

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Thank you for supporting Junior Achievement. Your support provides more students with the power to own their own potential. Donate online below or mail your check payable to "Junior Achievement" to:

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin - Portage & Wood Counties
227212 Rib Mountain Drive
Wausau, WI 54401

Please call (715) 345-1104 if you have any questions or if we can help in any way. Thank you!

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