Tuesdays with the Mayor: July 6
By Taylor Hale
STEVENS POINT – Mayor Mike Wiza sat down with Gazette staff to give an update on Stevens Point developments. Wiza touched on the downtown piano and the new Gamber-Johnson facility.
Downtown piano returns
Wiza said the painted piano has returned to the Transit Stage near the beginning of Main Street in downtown Stevens Point. The piano will remain outside rain or shine and is covered in a protective coating that will help resist weather damage. The piano was installed on July 1.
Wiza said the piano is available to anyone in the community who wants to come down and play a few notes, or put on an impromptu concert. He encourages locals to bring a friend with a guitar or other instruments to come and make some music downtown this summer.
Gamber-Johnson facility opens
City leaders gathered with the Portage County Business Council on June 30 to celebrate the grand opening of the new Gamber-Johnson facility, located at 5001 Joerns Dr. The location will serve as the world headquarters for Gamber-Johnson.
Wiza said the venture is a massive step for Stevens Point and central Wisconsin as a whole. He sees the new facility as a growing staple of the community that will continue to grow along with the city.
The building features 100,000 innovation-centered production spaces and nearly 40,000 square feet of executive and administrative collaboration