Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Shortcuts | Sept. 11, 2008

V1 Staff

    The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts’ recent restoration has received the Wisconsin Historical Society’s 2008 Historic Restoration Award. Nominees are judged on several criteria including quality of rehabilitation, reconstruction of missing features, or conversion to new use. The Tainter will also receive a $200,000 grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation in Janesville, the successful result of a fundraising challenge issued by the foundation last summer. More about the restoration will appear this fall in an Architecture Minnesota magazine cover story. The September/October issue will feature an article and photos of the results of work at the theater by architect Charles Liddy and associates at Miller Dunwiddie Architecture.

    The Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation is launching a new program to retrain and attract talent in western Wisconsin. The SMARTT Network (Strategy for Marketing And Recruiting Top Talent) will be an online resource that connects talent to career, business, and technology opportunities in the region. SMARTT will focus on building and maintaining relationships with people located in or with a previous connection to the region. A 2006 study of UW-Madison students found that of those who had moved out of Wisconsin after graduation, 58.9 percent would move back for the right opportunity. Alumni listed lack of early career opportunities as their primary reason for leaving. SMARTT will help connect them with those opportunities. Applied Data Consultants, which is developing the website, says it’s slated for completion in November.

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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.