Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, LDF Business Development Corporation Donate $4,500 to Promote Economic Vitality in Vilas County

Lac du Flambeau, Wis. – Lake of the Torches Resort Casino and the Lac du Flambeau Business Development Corporation presented representatives of the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation with a total of $4,500 in donations that will assist in nurturing new business ventures throughout Vilas County.

Photo caption: Pictured left to right are: Lake of the Torches Director of Marketing Leana Schlecht, LDF Country Market Manager George Carufel representing the LDF Business Development Corporation; Lake of the Torches Chief Executive Officer Bill Guelcher; VCEDC Chairman Jim Tuckwell and VCEDC Executive Director Kathy Schmitz.

“The Vilas County Economic Development Corporation sincerely appreciates the continuing support and generosity from Lake of the Torches Resort Casino and the LDF Business Development Corporation,” said Jim Tuckwell, Chairman of the VCEDC. “Their gifts, together with the support from other area business leaders, enables us to provide a wide range of services at no charge while strengthening our marketing outreach to remote workers, entrepreneurs and expanding businesses. We truly value our partnership with each of these vital regional organizations.”

The VCEDC is a 501C(3) non-profit that offers an array of support and services such as business plan development, marketing, financing, and social media, all at no charge. Additional priorities include supporting area businesses to help them weather the Covid-19 pandemic, leading the next phase of broadband rollout throughout the county and outreach to recruit remote workers, entrepreneurs, and expanding businesses to Vilas County. The VCEDC is highlighting how broadband can offer the opportunity for many workers and businesses to live where they want to, not where they have to because of their work.

“It’s important now more than ever for us to join our talents and resources to ensure a healthy economic environment that promotes robust business development and sustainability in the Northwoods. Together, we can assist in fostering new business opportunities for entrepreneurs and owners who wish to make the Northwoods their home and place of business,” said Lake of the Torches Director of Marketing Leana Schlecht.

The LDF Business Development Corporation was created in 2012 by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and operates several non-gaming enterprises that contribute, along with gaming revenue from Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, to the tribe’s general fund.

“We are proud to join Lake of the Torches in providing support to the VCEDC and contributing to the many services it provides to aspiring businesses in Vilas County. Working together allows all of us to benefit from the sustained economic growth here in the Northwoods,” said LDF Business Development Corporation Chief Executive Officer Dean Zaumseil.

Situated on the shores of Pokegama Lake and nestled in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino has a feel of a classic Northern retreat and reflects its Ojibwe culture and heritage. The casino has over 800 slot machines, table games including Blackjack and a Craps table, a high-stakes Bingo Hall, Woody’s Bar and Grill and the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant. The hotel has 101 well-appointed rooms, the Dancing Waters Lounge and the Woodland Oasis pool area. The 8,500 square-foot Convention Center with the Hall of Nations offers an outstanding venue for entertainment, receptions, trade shows, meetings, presentations and seminars. It is proudly owned and operated by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

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Contact Information
Leana Schlecht
Director of Marketing
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino
1-800-25-TORCH, ext. 4016