Joel Pearish

Design - Video Producer

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Turn of the Decade: Forward thinking on Eau Claire's next 10 years

Thu. Jan. 16th, 2020

Less than 48 hours before the dawn of 2020, Volume One invited a group of 14 locals to sit down and talk about the decade ahead in Eau Claire. To this group, we posed four forward-thinking ...

Wed. Jan. 15th, 2020

Turn of the Decade

video by Nick Meyer, Joel Pearish

forward thinking on Eau Claire's next 10 years

Fri. Sep. 13th, 2019

Planting a Community

Lauren Fisher, photos by Lauren Fisher, Joel Pearish

a bird’s eye view of a local community garden & the people that make it grow

The Best Night 2019: Confetti Cannon Showdown

Tue. Feb. 12th, 2019

This year, The Best Night featured the Confetti Cannon Slo-Mo Video Booth of Fantastic Good Times (working title). We invited guests into the booth, and their shenanigans we displayed outside – in high definition – for all to enjoy. Here's a montage of the fun.

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2018

A Heart for Family, Community

Lauren Fisher, video by Joel Pearish

Councilman Michael Xiong gives back to the city that welcomed him 34 years ago

Wed. Nov. 28th, 2018

Free Clinic Finds a Home

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Joel Pearish

charitable medical provider poised to move into permanent space

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018

Menomonie's One-Stop Shop Co-op

Emilee Wentland, photos by Joel Pearish

after nearly five decades, Menomonie Market Food Co-op's community mindset is stronger than ever

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018

The View From the Top

Tom Giffey, photos by Joel Pearish

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

Thu. Jun. 28th, 2018

How Can I Recycle That?

Katie Venit, photos by Joel Pearish

one woman’s mission: recycling items – old boots, a broken microwave, plastic bags – that would otherwise end up in a landfill

Saturday Morning Hullabaloo: Kids Concert Series

Tue. Jun. 19th, 2018

Presented by Chippewa Valley Family and Prevea Health, the Saturday Morning Hullabaloo is a kids concert series held monthly through the summer in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park. Learn more and see the schedule at

On Farwell Street: A Mural by Molly Z

Tue. Jun. 19th, 2018

Check out a series of photos showing the creation of a new mural found on the corner of Galloway and Farwell Streets in downtown Eau Claire. Commissioned by the nearby Oxbow Hotel ...

Retail Resurgence: New shops in downtown Eau Claire opening fast, Summer Shop Hop offers $1,000 prize

Thu. Jun. 14th, 2018

Downtown Eau Claire retail is growing faster than ever. So Volume One and Visit Eau Claire have partnered with 14 downtown stores for the Downtown Summer Shop Hop, offering you a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree (now - Aug. 31). It's easy! See how it works:

Fri. Jun. 1st, 2018

To the Valley and Beyond

Lauren Fisher, photos by Joel Pearish

Oxbow mural program hopes to inspire artistic diversity

Night Out 2018 Cover Shoot: Green Mill, Eau Claire

Mon. Apr. 16th, 2018

Our ALL-NEW 2018 Eat Scene & Night Out dining and bar guide is on stands now. Our annual booklet listing all 380+ eateries and 200+ taverns in the area has been redesigned and reorganized from cover to cover ...

Eat Scene 2018 Cover Shoot: Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

Mon. Apr. 16th, 2018

Our ALL-NEW 2018 Eat Scene & Night Out dining and bar guide is on stands now. This annual booklet listing all 380+ eateries and 200+ taverns in the area has been redesigned and reorganized from cover to cover ...

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018

Opening Shot | April 4, 2018

photos by Joel Pearish

WINDOWS TO THE FUTURE. The floor-to-(almost)-ceiling windows in the main art gallery of the Pablo Center at the Confluence overlook the Chippewa River. The gallery is just one of the many airy spaces to be found within the new art center, which is slated to open September 22.

Wisconsin ArtsWest 39

Mon. Apr. 2nd, 2018

This year 81 artists from 22 communities around Wisconsin submitted 144 works to be judged for entry into the ArtsWest show. The juror for the exhibit was Cameron Anderson, an artist and a writer living in Madison, Wisconsin. The exhibition is always hosted by ...

Tue. Mar. 6th, 2018

Laundry List: Where can you get your duds freshened and more

Lauren Fisher, photos by Joel Pearish

City living comes with all sorts of sweet perks. You’re close to the action. An evening at the bar doesn’t require a designated driver when you can walk home. But when your building doesn’t have a washer and dryer ...

Wed. Feb. 21st, 2018

2018 Vanguard Awards - BJ Hollars

Mike Paulus, video by Joel Pearish

Author, UW-Eau Claire Professor, founder and director of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild

Wed. Feb. 21st, 2018

2018 Vanguard Awards - Becca Cooke

Eric Christenson, video by Joel Pearish

Owner of Red’s Mercantile, active member of community boards and business-centric workshops and programs

The Best Night 2018

Fri. Feb. 16th, 2018

Here’s a quick look at The Best Night 2018 – a first-time event from Volume One to celebrate the Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll results and all-new Chippewa Valley Vanguard awards. This sold-out cocktail party hosted 750 people ...

BIG NEWS: Best of the Chippewa Valley Changes!

Thu. Nov. 30th, 2017

Watch as Volume One staffers quickly tell you about some big announcements related to this year’s Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll (open through Dec. 13). We're adding a special set of awards for high-level community achievers and huge party ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Nov. 27th, 2017

Twas a Big Shop-Local Weekend [videos]

by Kiah Sexton, video by Joel Pearish

This year we took our enthusiasm up a notch and partnered with seven different retailers on the morning of Small Business Saturday for a series of Facebook Live broadcasts. So our crew loaded up on coffee and donuts and hit the streets.