LAC du FLAMBEAU, Wis.—JULY 27, 2020—The LDF Business Development Corporation, the non-gaming business development arm of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, today announced the arrival of Chief Financial Officer Frank Wolff. “Frank has a wide spectrum of experience in financial services working with world-class organizations such as Citicorp, Sears Financial Group,…

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Pandemic Face Shields: How Simpson Electric Co. Employees Went From Manufacturing Meters to PPE

The idea to manufacture face shields started with an idea from Simpson Electric Company employees. They wanted to help keep people safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a Tribally-owned company, the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Council unanimously approved the idea.   Simpson Electric is best known for manufacturing electrical…

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Post-Pandemic: Preparing for What Comes After Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic is raging worldwide. The Covid-19 situation changes daily if not hourly. Businesses closing. Supply chains rupturing. Consumer confidence tanking. Unemployment claims skyrocketing. The future is uncertain, but for one thing. Eventually we will emerge from lockdown. But then what? Right now many leaders are responding and reacting to what’s in front of…

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LDF Employees Love Where They Work, You Can Too

Hear from Keith Birdsbill with LDF-Construction and Jean Thoms from LDF Country Market. They both describe why they love where they work. It’s more than just the competitive pay and fantastic benefits. The picture painted by Keith and Jean, and our many other LDF employees who have shared their stories displays the true pride and…

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Look Forward 2020: LDF Business Development

Melissa Doud

Business development and growth within Lac du Flambeau shows continuing signs of moving in the right direction to look forward to 2020. Finding talent to fill open positions in our construction, financial services, and retail business units as well as our administrative offices remains a challenge. This is a challenge experienced by many businesses and…

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LDF BDC Hires I.T. Manager, Dion Reynolds

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Dion Reynolds brings U.S. Marine Corps, Tribal information technology and systems experience to LDF BDC. LAC du FLAMBEAU, Wis.—The Lac du Flambeau Business Development Corporation, the non-gaming business development arm of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, today announced the hiring of Dion Reynolds as Information Technology Manager. “Dion offers us a…

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Celebrating Business Achievement


The final month of the year is here. Looking back on 2019 reveals a productive effort by our team of 100-plus employees and our many partner organizations in Lac du Flambeau and across the state. The LDF Business Development Corporation and Vilas County Economic Development Corporation kicked off the year by co-hosting a slate of…

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The Business of Walking in Two Worlds


Native Culture Balances Business Development Efforts By Randy Soulier, COO LDF Business Development Corp. A few months ago, I was interviewed by a national business publication about our region. I was invited to participate by Vilas County Economic Development Corporation’s (VCEDC) Jim Tuckwell and Bob Egan. They invited me to share my perspective in my…

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LDF Business Development Corporation Achievements Recognized by WisDOT


Wisconsin Department of Transportation Presents BDC with Tribal Excellence Award LAC DU FLAMBEAU, Wis.—November 12, 2019—LDF Business Development Corporation (BDC) today announced it has received a Tribal Excellence Award from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). Randy Soulier, BDC chief operating officer, accepted the award on behalf of all BDC teammates and regional partners at…

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