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Our mission is to improve the economic climate by supporting new and existing businesses.

The BCEDC is a non-fee service that can help connect you to:

Business Planning

Site Selection

Funding Assistance

Business Advocacy

Coaching & Mentoring

Management & Staff Training

Marketing Assistance

Workforce Development & Training

Contact Our Executive Director Today.

Cole Rabska

Cole Rabska

Cole has a CVTC diploma in Wood techniques along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education from UW-Stout. His work experiences include: Middle School/High School Technology Education Teacher at the Drummond Area School District, Maintenance Manager for Grand Pines Resort and Recreation Rental Properties, and General Manager for Telemark Vacation Condominiums.

Cole’s experiences in education and business provide a expanse of knowledge to assist businesses in Bayfield County.

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Our Board of Directors

The board of directors meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 10:00am. The public is welcome to attend. Please call 715.209.4589 for the location.

Taylor Pearson, Board President
Washburn Iron Works

Chad Young, Board Vice President

Larry Roecker, Board Secretary
Director of Informational Services
Bayfield Electric Cooperative

Kay Tuttle, Board Treasurer
Community Business Banker/Bremer Investment Rep
Bremer Bank

Annalisa Bermel
President & CEO – CFS, LLC

Bambi Pattermann
Dean, Workforce and Economic Development

Mark Abeles-Allison
Bayfield County Administrator

Julie Poepping
Mid-Market Account Representative
Xcel Energy

Melissa Rabska
Operations & Communications Manager
Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board

Colleen O’Shaughnessy
Partner – Verus Capital Partners, LLC

Marty Milanowski
Bayfield County Supervisor

James Bolen
Executive Director
Cable Chamber of Commerce

David Eades
Executive Director
Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Jeff Silbert
Bayfield County Supervisor

Duane Raspotnik
Logger & Forester

Mike Mikula, CEO
Ashland Ford-Chrysler

Mike Mikula, CEO
Ashland Ford-Chrysler


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