Maple Place Inc

"The Cornerstone of Historic Laona"

LAONA, WI   |  www.mapleplacelaona.com

Mission

The mission of Maple Place is to restore, preserve, and maintain the history and historic structure of the Connor Lumber and Land Company Store and maintain its importance and significance with regard to economic progress, quality of life, and preservation of the history within the Laona community.

Ruling year info

2018

Chair/Executive Director

Phillip Adamczyk

Main address

PO BOX 376

LAONA, WI 54541 USA

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EIN

83-0732313

NTEE code info

Historical Societies & Historic Preservation (A82)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Maple Place Inc. is working to address a primary need that also, through our mission initiative, addresses secondary needs as well for the overall local and surrounding communities. A primary need that we address is the preservation and restoration of a historic location in Laona, which is one of the only remaining historic buildings left in town. By restoring and preserving the Connor Lumber and Land Company Store, we are preserving over 100 years of history of Laona, as well as the Connor family and its contributions to the town, the state, and nationally. By restoring and preserving the building, our organization is also providing accessible space to the community that will act not only as an incubator for encouraging and generating new businesses to provide products and services to the community but will also, by extension, help provide a potential for economic growth and development, as well as development of community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Connor Lumber and Land Company Store Preservation and Restoration

Our primary program aligns with our organization's mission statement - to restore, preserve, and maintain the history and historic structure of the former Connor Lumber and Land Company Store. This involves monthly clean-up days, board of directors' work days, and oftentimes guided community tours of restoration progress.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Connor Lumber and Land Company Store Preservation and Restoration

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Maple Place Inc.'s generated volunteers for our clean-up days and restoration project days at the physical historic location. Of this metric, 6 of the 26 volunteers currently active are veterans.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Connor Lumber and Land Company Store Preservation and Restoration

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric displays Maple Place Inc.'s current number of active donors, including financial and equipment/material donations.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Connor Lumber and Land Company Store Preservation and Restoration

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This displays total financial contributions received by Maple Place Inc. by year.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Maple Place Inc. has one primary goal: restore, preserve, and maintain the history and historic structure of the former Connor Lumber and Land Company Store with regard to its historic significance for Laona. As a result, we have also developed some secondary goals, which involve: creation of usable space for potential new businesses, developers, and community members; job creation and job growth, which will also result in economic growth and development as well as community growth and development; community-accessible space through restoration of a publicly-accessible ballroom for community events; creation and implementation of a courtyard with community gardens, which will benefit not only the local community but the local food pantries and shelters as well; and creation of a central historic space that will allow for increase in economic growth, drawing from surrounding areas.

Our primary strategy for achieving both primary and secondary goals begins with the total restoration and preservation of the former Connor Lumber and Land Company Store. Once the building has been restored and regained complete functionality, it will enable Maple Place Inc. to begin the process of managing and allocating space for potential businesses.

Once restored, Maple Place Inc. will help promote and encourage development to return to Laona by showcasing the restored space, which will be move-in-ready. To date, there are ten potential businesses and organizations that have expressed interest in renting space from the restored building; Maple Place Inc. is helping to foster this interest by continually displaying restoration progress of the building to involve not only these prospective businesses but to involve the community as well in the process - keeping community interest in mind is one of the pillars of our organization.

Currently, Maple Place Inc.'s capabilities are limited to a volunteer staff. Our volunteer staff consists of community members, as well as members of the Maple Place Inc. board of directors, who attend our clean-up days. Most of the restoration work with regard to demolition is currently being carried out by the building owner to help the organization prepare for restoration work once additional funding is allocated.

To date, Maple Place Inc. has reopened the original flooring on roughly two-thirds of the building's original first floor. Our organization has also helped foster a sense of community pride by helping co-host events with the Laona Area Chamber of Commerce inside the front portion of the building, which allows the community to physically view the restoration work that we have currently accomplished. In addition, we have also re-opened both the west and central first floor portions of the building and have allowed the public to view our progress through ongoing tours, restoration talks, and social media postings. Our next steps are to complete and file the nomination paperwork for the State and National Registries of Historic Places to permanently list the building as a historic site; complete false wall and false floor removal on the building's first floor; complete removal of drop ceiling apparatus on the building's first floor; complete removal of false walls on the building's second floor; and begin the process of restructuring all interior primary systems, including heat, water, and electricity.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Maple Place Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Phillip Adamczyk

Phillip Adamczyk

Pete Lenti

Linda Tryczak

Jonel Calhoun

Rosalyn Wittmann

Carla Connor

Jennifer Connor

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No