Walker’s Cabinet on the Road comes to Prairie du Chien

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On Monday, March 21, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions Secretary Lon Roberts and Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Scott Neitzel visited Peoples State Bank to hold a roundtable discussion with the bank’s Board of Directors and staff to discuss various banking and economic issues. Pictured (from left) are Doug Wolf, director; Mark Forsythe, president; Stephen Welter, director; Darby Suckow, director; Secretary Roberts and Secretary Neitzel. (Submitted photo)

Many of Gov. Scott Walker’s appointed cabinet secretaries visited Prairie du Chien Monday, March 21, as part of Walker’s Cabinet on the Road initiative.

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch was in Prairie du Chien to announce a new facility and WEDC funding for Solomon Corp. of Solomon, Kan. The company, which sells electrical transformers, is projected to add 24 jobs. Ironically, the Solomon ceremony was interrupted, and another Prairie du Chien appearance by Department of Workforce Development Secretary Ray Allen at 3M was canceled, because of a power outage.

Secretary of Transportation Mark Gottlieb was in Prairie du Chien for a freight railroad talk session with Wisconsin and Southern Railroad and area businesses. He also spoke at an “It Can Wait” don’t text and drive event at Prairie du Chien High School, sponsored by the American Automobile Association and AT&T.

Department of Financial Institutions Secretary Lon Roberts and Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Scott Neitzel visited Peoples State Bank in Prairie du Chien, which has “a very big part of their portfolio” in businesses dependent on foreign trade.

Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary Dave Ross spoke at Crossing Rivers Health for a session outlining enhancements to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

Tourism Deputy Secretary Sarah Klavas met with the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce as well as Southwest Department of Tourism representative Patrick Reinsma and Villa Louis Site Director Susan Caya-Slusser.

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