Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Jobs by the Numbers 2019

V1 Staff, photos by Colab

If you’re like us, the blizzard of numbers that come in news reports about the economy can be bewildering. In particular, unemployment statistics are updated monthly, sometimes get adjusted, and constantly fluctuate. In the past few years, fortunately, these ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Hot Jobs for the Future

Looking for work? Here are the region’s high-paying, high-growth occupations.

Tom Giffey

Summer is a time for hot temperatures, hot blockbuster flicks, and hot summer jams. But what are the hot jobs you should be getting your résumé ready for? Economists from the state Department of Workforce ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Removing Work Barriers

UW-Stout Is Home to Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Pam Powers, photos by UW-Stout News

When his father lost his sight from diabetic complications and ended up using a wheelchair because he didn’t know how to use an assistive cane, Kyle Walker learned firsthand the impact a disability can ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

What’s Your Side Hustle?

Uber, Lyft, other apps offer workers extra cash, flexible hours

Rebecca Mennecke

Younger generations are glued to their phones – or at least that’s how the stereotype goes. But, the folks who grew up with cellphones and the Internet have upgraded more than just ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

7 Tips for Fancy Finds

area junk hunt pro shares her advice for buying vintage

Lauren Fisher

Tammy Hurt of Sweet Legacy Vintage will never pass over a new piece of old-fashioned furniture or a set of antique china. It’s against her nature to drive by a garage sale without stopping in to ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Charming Collections

Chippewa Falls antique store offers vast vintage selection

Nealy Corcoran, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Located in the heart of historic downtown Chippewa Falls, Collective Charm, 16 W. Columbia St., is a delightful antique store that proudly serves the creative collectors and curious shoppers of west-central Wisconsin ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

5 Great Antique Shops Hixton

tiny Wisco village is great destination for antique lovers

Tom Giffey, photos by Tom Giffey

Every small town needs a claim to fame – something to hang its identity on and to lure visitors to exit from the highway. For Hixton, that claim is being the Antiquing Capital of Wisconsin ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Thrift a Piece of History

local labels are fun finds in thrift stores

Lauren Fisher, photos by Chippewa County Historical Society

The Chippewa Valley was a hub for manufacturing, farming, packaging, and many other forms of creation during the 1800s and early 1900s. That history is preserved in museums, books, and architecture, but ...

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Issue #387 June 26, 2019

Blooming Beauties

garden tour invites you to explore beautiful plantings

Barbara Arnold

Seven gardens on the west side of Eau Claire – several featuring breathtaking views of the city and river – will be featured in the second annual Gardens in Bloom tour on Saturday, July 13, from 9am to 4pm ...

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Issue #387 June 26, 2019

Full Steam Ahead

expo features toy trains from around the world

Rebecca Mennecke

Model trains have been around since the first set made an appearance in Germany in the late 1800s. By the early 1900s, Lionel had crafted the first electric-powered model train, and by the 1950s ...

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Issue #386 June 12, 2019

Well-Placed for Well-Being

yoga studio owner branches out with new fitness business

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Alexandra Mae

Later this month, something brand-new is opening in the Haymarket Plaza that will target peoples’ well-being, both physically and mentally. The Well, 40 S. Barstow St., is a fitness center that will offer classes ...

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Issue #386 June 12, 2019

In Tune With Body & Soul

newly expanded Tuning Tree offers a range of healing arts

Jessica Mahlum, photos by Jenna Larsen

Eau Claire husband-and-wife duo Anthony and Katie McMorran share a passion: the health and overall wellness of others. They own the newly expanded Tuning Tree Healing Services, located in the heart ...

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