One of the many performing arts organizations in the Fox Valley Region, the Appleton Boychoir, gives boys the opportunity to forge friendships and share in the camaraderie of bringing music into the community and all over the world. By Fox Arts Network members Like so many businesses, the performing arts industry is at a standstill. […]
The 2016 Fox Cities Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study resulted in what clearly are community priorities for improving the quality of life in the Fox Valley region. A cross-section of more than 200 Fox Cities residents gathered before the release of the statistical study to review the data and vote on the top priorities. […]
The story of the local economy told in the 2016 Fox Cities Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study is no mystery, though no one can predict what the next chapter will bring. We knew these things already: Manufacturing jobs have declined. Unemployment spiked during the Great Recession. Wages and employment are better in the Fox […]
Normally, it’s our grant-making that captures the most attention. On Monday, it was the less glamorous investment side of our work that drew the headlines. The Fox Cities Convention and Visitor’s Bureau released an updated economic impact analysis of a proposed Fox Cities Exhibition Center proposed for a site south of the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. At that […]
The old adage says “a rising tide lifts all boats.” So how does that play out in community life?