With the name “the event city,” Oshkosh has some large shoes to fill. The plethora of music festivals throughout the summer, the famous EAA, and numerous fishing tournaments all year round definitely give Oshkosh a reason for this prestigious name. While these events are exciting, let’s not look past the smaller events that bring the local community together, particularly the weekly Farmers Market. Continue reading
As a city, Oshkosh, WI has known boom and bust as well as loss and resurgence. Oshkosh found its foot holds in the area being a top location for a number of lumber mills that once lined the banks of the Fox River. After five major fires that all but burned the city to the ground, Oshkosh was forced to change. Following the lumber boom, the next big industry in Oshkosh was manufacturing. Everything from the best luggage in the world, to woven mats, rugs and carpets to industrial vehicles were built here. The various economic downturns that occurred throughout the 20th century took its toll on the city. However, with a new millennium underway, the eyes of Oshkosh’s leaders are always focused on the horizon.
Hard work and taking risks are not new ideas to the residents of Oshkosh. In fact, it could easily be argued that hard work and risk taking are among the city’s founding principles. With that in mind, Oshkosh is becoming a center for maximizing the use of technology. There are a surprising number of companies that operate within the city limits that are on the cutting edge of their respective industry. The success of these companies has led to more than a trickledown effect; a waterfall would be more accurate. Continue reading
The city of Oshkosh, WI is going through a revival from shore to shore. In addition to being a yearly destination for the world’s aviation community and those looking to get a line in the water for the excellent walleye fishing opportunities, Oshkosh is working very hard to be the next burgeoning market for the young professional. The outstanding education offered at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has been benefiting other cities for years. This has been caused by any number of reasons, the specifics are irrelevant; let’s chalk it up to out-dated and offline thinking.
What was once a place for people to spend their time in college only to retreat to other locales, the modern Oshkosh’s rebirth is one that can be directly related to the latest industries that were unheard of even a decade ago. While we are all proud of our saw dust covered manufacturing roots, eyes have turned toward modern technology. Continue reading
Tips for getting your dream place
The space that you call your home says a lot about you. And let’s face it, if you don’t like the apartment that you are living in, you aren’t going to be happy. There’s no reason to settle for anything but what you truly want when it comes to housing.
One of the best tips when it comes to finding your dream place is to do your research and weigh your decision. While great living spaces may be limited and the competition fierce, signing the first lease that comes your way could be a mistake. Often people think they love a place instantly, but they don’t really size it up and see if it is a good fit for them first. Continue reading