Issue #371 November 14, 2018

Are You an Artrepreneur?

workshop series aimed at teaching business skills to artists

photos by Tom Giffey

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education’s Artrepreneur program was conceived as a way to teach members of the Chippewa Valley’s burgeoning artistic community strategies to build their businesses, find funding, and connect with each other.

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Issue #370 October 31, 2018

Let’s Get It Started!

Startup Wisconsin Week comes to Eau Claire with entrepreneurial activities

Tom Giffey

When he moved to Eau Claire about a year ago, Nick O’Brien noticed a great deal of entrepreneurial activity going on. Yet to the rest of Wisconsin, he realized, Eau Claire seemed to be on its own little ...

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Issue #370 October 31, 2018

A Place to Remember

county funding expected for planned Eau Claire Veterans Park

Tom Giffey

An effort to create a park, trail, and plaza dedicated to veterans is likely to get a big boost this month when the Eau Claire County Board votes on its annual budget. Mark Beckfield, a member of the County Board ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

Welcome Thoughts

new organization encourages residents to connect with newcomers

Tori Johnson

Moving happens. Whether prompted by a career, spontaneity, or the desire for a fresh start, you may someday find yourself living in a strange new place. Many people are moving into our community ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

Big Ideas for Downtown

three developers include new children’s museum in their plans for Block 7

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Developers have stepped forward with proposals for a pair of downtown Eau Claire lots that have remained undeveloped as new apartments, office buildings, and a parking ramp have risen ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

A Helper with a Happy Heart

retired psychologist advocates for inclusivity and humane society

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Dr. Katherine Schneider likes to celebrate big birthdays with big projects. It started with her 60th, for which she organized a fundraiser potluck to raise money for the pet food delivery program she founded in 2006, We All Love Our Pets ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

Not on My Watch

woman founded & staffed organization fights human trafficking

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Timing is everything. Trust is essential. Everything happens for a purpose. These are some of the phrases you might hear in the offices of Fierce Freedom, an Eau Claire-based organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking ...

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