Issue #362 July 11, 2018

Wisconsin Lacks ‘Brain Gain’

state lags in attracting college educated workers from elsewhere

Steven Deller, Tessa Conroy, Matthew Kures

Wisconsin’s higher education system plays an essential role in the state’s overall economy: Educated workers are essential to a future with competitive wages, innovative industry, and entrepreneurial ...

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Issue #362 July 11, 2018

The Shifting Job Landscape

UW-Stout speaker: Industry, education need to work together to meet labor needs

Pam Powers

With an increase in contract workers and robots, the work landscape is ever changing, according to James R. Stone III, director of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at the Southern Regional Education Board in Atlanta ...

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Issue #362 July 11, 2018

10 Top Tips for Job Hunters

polish your résumé – and your attitude – to land your dream job

Barbara Arnold

Regardless of the unemployment rate, finding the right job can be a challenge. Volume One reached out to these Chippewa Valley experts and organizations to help compile this job hunters’ guide. Keep in mind these 10 tips while seeking the job that’s right for you ...

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Issue #362 July 11, 2018

Three Apps to Manage Your Debt

tracks your debts (and maybe even save money, too!) the 21st century way

Jen Ekblad

Debt can be overwhelming, and, in some cases, debilitating. The key to managing this stress is getting a handle on your debt – it is crucial to your financial health to know exactly what you owe, even if you really do not want to know ...

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Issue #362 July 11, 2018

The View From the Top

Brandon Riechers, CEO of Royal Credit Union, has climbed the ladder of success

Tom Giffey, photos by Joel Pearish

Brandon Riechers has spent literally half of his life working at Royal Credit Union, beginning in 1996 as a 21-year-old part-time financial sales representative in the office at Golf Road and Highway 93 ...

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Issue #362 July 11, 2018

The Man Who Makes Money Talk

award-winning financial guru Kevin McKinley speaks up about saving, spending – and smartphones

V1 Staff

It’s shaping up be to be big year for Eau Claire financial advisor and public radio host Kevin McKinley: This fall, he marks 30 years as a financial advisor (“I’m starting to get the hang of it,” he quips), and last ...

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Issue #360 June 13, 2018

Getting Some Air

Chippewa Valley Air Show will turn your world upside down

Julia van Allen, photos by Carolyn Tiry

Things at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport will be flying high on June 16-17 when the Chippewa Valley Air Show comes in for a landing. The air show only happens every few years, so don’t miss out on the chance ...

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Issue #357 May 2, 2018

The Place for Waste

here’s your guide to spring clean up disposal

V1 Staff

The snow is finally gone, but we haven’t found our lovely lawns under all the leaves, thatch, and brush just yet. It’s time to break out the rake and get the yard into tip-top shape for hosting barbeques ...

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Issue #357 May 2, 2018

Ash Borer 101

Lauren Fisher

The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species of beetle that infests and kills ash trees, was discovered in Eau Claire County in December of 2017. It’s been a slow crawl across the United States from Michigan ...

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Issue #357 May 2, 2018

Bye-Bye, Bluegrass!

three low-maintenance alternatives to the traditional lawn

Lauren Fisher

Mowing got you down? Or are you looking to add a little diversity to your yard? There are a number of plants that make for excellent alternatives to your traditional grass lawn. You might have to sacrifice ...

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Issue #357 May 2, 2018

Natural Vibes

don’t go chasin’ waterfalls – bring one to your own backyard

V1 Staff

This stunning backyard waterfall completed by Green Oasis is a full outdoor living space. The flagstone patio is bordered with natural landscaping to fit in with the surrounding environment ...

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Issue #357 May 2, 2018

Everyone Loves a Parade

annual Parade of Homes offers diverse price ranges, options for potential home-buyers

Tom Giffey

you can’t buy it, then you’ll have to build it. That seems to be the lesson the red-hot local housing market is giving to potential homebuyers, who are frequently finding their would-be new dwellings snatched ...

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Issue #354 Mar. 21, 2018

The Wisco Four-Way

pondering the conundrum of polite Midwesterners at stop signs

Ron Davis

My daughter’s boyfriend was telling me a story the other day. In the middle, he used the phrase “A Wisconsin Four-Way.” I think from my furrowed brow he sensed I’d jumped to the wrong conclusion and quickly ...

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