Issue #357 May 2, 2018

Red Letter Gets Better

grant program for women-owned businesses has big plans

Lauren Fisher

Nearly a year after the first Red Letter Grants were awarded to Chippewa Valley women to aid in starting their businesses, the program is stepping up its game again. In the past month, the program ...

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Issue #345 Nov. 15, 2017

Brand New Brand Book

Menomonie marketing guru wants to grab your attention in 8 seconds or less

Barbara Arnold

"You don’t have time to blow it." The first sentence in international branding expert David Brier’s newly published hard copy and e-book, Brand Intervention: 33 Steps to Transform the Brand You Have into the Brand You Need, is prophetic.

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Issue #345 Nov. 15, 2017

Clarity of Purpose

Williams Diamond Center takes a personal approach to customers’ jewelry needs

Since its inception, Williams Diamond Center has specialized in fine jewelry, catering to customers who want cutting-edge trends as well as classics. In recent years, the store has added a focus on custom jewelry, thanks to in-house designer Teva Dekel, who works with customers to create personalized treasures.

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Issue #345 Nov. 15, 2017

A Light Touch

Bed, Bath, & Drapery puts a spotlight on making your home beautiful

For Larry Kleist, the goal has always been to offer something you can’t find anywhere else in Eau Claire. Sure, you can find blinds, curtains, and other such items around town, but at Bed, Bath & Drapery, Kleist endeavors to carry high-quality products no one else is selling.

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Issue #345 Nov. 15, 2017

Quintessential Shopping

Foreign 5 is one-of-a-kind special occasion store

Foreign 5 has an array of women’s clothing and a seasonal gifts section. With racks featuring everything from carefully matched, earth-tone ensembles to blingy Green Bay gear, the fashion-forward will feel right at home. The gift department offers puzzles, magnets, and plenty of wall hangings with inspirational quotes.

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Issue #345 Nov. 15, 2017

Furnishing Fixture

Economy Furniture opens new location in its 75th year in business

Economy Furniture has been giving Chippewa Valley residents the opportunity to shop with their senses for 67 years from their current Chippewa Falls location and 75 years in total. Buster Pregent opened it under the name Pregent’s Furniture on Spring Street in Chippewa Falls in 1942.

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