Issue #347 Dec. 13, 2017

Eau Claire Is Lit

Visit Eau Claire hosts second annual New Year’s event

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The award-winning Light Up Eau Claire New Year’s Eve celebration is quickly approaching on Sunday, Dec. 31. The event – which is produced by the cultural tourism committee of Visit Eau Claire ...

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Issue #347 Dec. 13, 2017

Pedals to Paper

three counties coordinating bike/pedestrian plans

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If the routes that carry our cars and trucks are planned collaboratively among multiple communities, then so should the pathways followed by bicycles and pedestrians. That’s the underlying goal ...

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Issue #347 Dec. 13, 2017

Red Letter Roundup

up-and-coming women-owned businesses

Cassandra Kyser

Twice a year, the Red Letter Grant is awarded to female entrepreneurs right here in the Chippewa Valley. Becca Cooke, owner of Red’s Mercantile, 224 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, started the grant to encourage women to pursue ...

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Issue #347 Dec. 13, 2017

Chosen to Lead

female officeholders challenge the status quo

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It’s been nearly a century since Wisconsin became the first state in the union to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote, and yet women hold less than ...

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Issue #347 Dec. 13, 2017

Lots of Dots

Eau Claire-founded network connects dynamic women in business

Emily Kinzel

Women nationwide and beyond are banding together in the community-based organization, Polka Dot Powerhouse. This women’s network, founded in Eau Claire by Shannon Crotty, allows members ...

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Issue #347 Dec. 13, 2017

A Woman of Action

UW-Eau Claire professor Selika Ducksworth-Lawton improves her community by doing

by Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Selika Ducksworth-Lawton compares herself to church ladies and deacons. She is an organizer and a doer, much like those who ensure there’s food on tables and tissues are within reach at a memorial service. Skilled in ...

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Issue #347 Dec. 13, 2017

A Lifetime Climb

Chippewa Valley woman heads up Eau Claire manufacturing company

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Sue (Kildahl) Tietz, president/CEO of McDonough Manufacturing, truly is a Chippewa Valley Woman in the Lead. She is a trailblazer as leader of an Eau Claire-based company that has been in business since ...

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Issue #347 Dec. 13, 2017

Power of the Purse

local women use collective giving to support community

by Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Dozens of local women gathered Dec. 6 for the Eau Claire Women’s Giving Circle Gift of Giving Breakfast, where the organization awarded more than $40,000 in grants to eight local community support programs. Thanks to ...

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Issue #346 Nov. 29, 2017

Ready for Anything

Altoona-based Red Cross specialist finds fulfillment responding to hurricanes, tornadoes, and other disasters

Barbara Arnold, photos by Luong Huynh

Luong Huynh is a man of many talents. One minute, you’ll see him photographing a musical duo at The Cabin at UW-Eau Claire as a contributing photographer for Volume One. And the next minute ...

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