An engagement platform

Sharing local stories with calls to action around


so we can build a greater La Crosse

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Our Why

Social media can’t
you like we can.



You invest your heart, spirit, mind, and hands to create something that is


Vicki Markussen

Vicki Markussen


Engage Greater La Crosse is a FREE platform to tell our communities’ stories, connect you with your interests, and call your passion to action so we can build a greater La Crosse.

WHO: You may be a lifelong resident of greater La Crosse, new to town, a business professional looking for inspiration, a professional looking to be inspired, or a business leader looking for that next boost for your business. Engage Greater La Crosse is your fuel month after month.

HOW: We post original stories and resources to our website, push new content out first to our email list, then social media. 

Featured Articles

BIG  ISSUE:  Buying Local

Engage to Support Local During COVID

Featured News


Our local businesses are hurting. Several restaurants and caterers report sales down 50%-70%. See the end of our Houghton’s Story for how you can help.

SHORT VERSION: Our local businesses need you now. In whatever way you are comfortable, please buy local. Act as if your favorites won’t be here. It helps.

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SHORT VERSION:  Root Down Yoga created a community teaching people how to care for their own physical and mental well being. The employees and students are like family for owners Nick and Mandy Roush. On Sunday, October 4, 2020, they had to announce the indefinite closure of a business that was thriving seven months ago. Here is their story.


SHORT VERSION: Fayze’s keeps adapting to keep costs low and sales going but is worried as winter approaches and outdoor seating is eliminated.


SHORT VERSION: La Crosse Street is going to be rebuilt in Spring of 2022. Same width, but improving safety. See what’s planned. Comment quickly.


SHORT VERSION:  Jacqlon’s broke ground as the first restaurant in Holmen 25 years ago. As Jacqlynn and Lonnie Hauser approached 2020, it was the year to retire. Unfortunately their savings is getting tapped instead during these challenging times.

SHORT VERSION:  The crew is keeping their chin up at this home-style restaurants (aka YUM!) but 2020 has their Viterbo lunch crowd and events crowd down. Help keep their spirits up by ordering lunch.  


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Engagement opportunities we’ve captured and preparing for you

Inspirational Leaders

Celebrate Being Different

Some people never stop smiling. Local native Katey Fortun is one of them. This ambitious young professional has her career by day and brings her celebration of being different to all of us as her side-hustle. Come hear her dream and smile back.

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