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Hard works puts Cable on world stage

In a few weeks, the world’s attention will focus on the Russian community of Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics. In 2015, the northern Wisconsin community of Cable will host a pretty significant international winter sporting event as well.

We want to take this opportunity to congratulate the citizens of the Cable area on the recent news the 2015 International Paralympics Committee Nordic Skiing World Championship will be held in Cable, Wis. The Chamber of Commerce, along with a number of local and statewide partners, has been working hard to make Cable a destination venue for these types of events.

This news is more proof their work, and the work of their local and statewide partners, is paying off.

This is the latest in a series of prominent ICP events held in Cable over the last few years. Cable hosted International Paralympics Committee Nordic Skiing World Cup events in 2012 and 2013. Clearly, the successes of those events, along with the American Birkebeiner’s 40-year history, have put Cable on the map as a premiere venue for international skiing events.

The World Championships take this up to an entirely different level. With 200 athletes coming from 25 different countries, and hundreds of U.S. and international media covering the event, the entire region will feel the effects.

Beyond the obvious retail benefits, our region will be in the spotlight. It’s the kind of broad, international promotion that will result in increased tourism and recognition.

The entire community deserves credit for their hard work and determination, especially the Chamber. Everyone involved should be very proud of this accomplishment. We applaud them for their efforts, congratulate them on bringing such a significant international event to Northern Wisconsin and look forward to celebrating with them in 2015.