Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

Sunny Disposition

Sunny Skies CBD in Durand says the future looks bright for the new industry

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On Durand’s Main Street you can catch a glimpse of what could be a big part of rural Wisconsin’s future: There, just past the City Hill, across the street from the Courier-Wedge newspaper office, and next door to the RoosterTail Bar & Grill, is the headquarters of Sunny Skies CBD ...

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Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

Getting Into the Business

3 CBD retailers share their thoughts, practices in a tricky market

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Getting into CBD sales comes with all the same challenges of starting up any business, plus the uncertainty of wading into a newly legal industry with evolving regulations and a customer base ...

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Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

Budding Industry

cultivating hemp in the Chippewa Valley offers opportunities, pitfalls

Tom Giffey

Like the cannabis plant itself – which grows from a tiny seed to a Christmas-tree sized bush in just a few months – the cultivation of industrial hemp has exploded nationwide over the past ...

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Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

Hear It From the People

we talked to some real CBD users about why they use it

by Tori Johnson

“I started using CBD products a couple of months ago. The effects have been outstanding. It has helped immensely with inflammation and joint pain. I recently moved to a new house, and as ...

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Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

The FAQ on CBD

everything you wanted to know about CBD, but didn't know who to ask

Tom Giffey

CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD is one of more than 100 identified cannabinoids. In recent years, it has been promoted ...

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Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

Have the Best Night

a celebratory night of food, art, entertainment, and more

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A creative, dynamic, and interactive cocktail party, Volume One’s Best Night is back for its third year. It’ll be a celebratory evening of food, drinks, music, technology, art, and camaraderie held in the ...

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Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

Lush, Lavish, Lovely

UW-Stout alumnus florist provides more than flowers

Lauren Fisher

Whether you measure Jennifer Joyce Rentmeester’s experience by the number of years she’s been in the floral industry (22), the number of years she’s run her own floral studio (11), the number of four-page spreads ...

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Super Fit, Super Quick

QuickHIT Fitness offers high-tech workouts in 20 minutes

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new workout program in Eau Claire is advertising weight loss and muscle development in six weeks by taking on workouts that are only 20 minutes a day. QuickHIT Fitness Lab ...

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Lighting the Way

wellness spa offers sensory floating pod, alternative therapy

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Kari Jo Green has some ideas for T-shirts – one that says “Get Salty,” and another that says “Go Float Yourself” – to promote her new business, The Luminary (714 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire). Her husband teases ...

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Come On, Get Healthy

new wellness-focused business opens in Artisan Forge

Tori Johnson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Hannah Koschak has long been striving to educate others on food and health, and with the opening of her new business, Wholesome Endeavors, she is able to do just that ...

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Issue #400 Dec. 25, 2019

Taking the Plunge

Polar Plunge combines the best of winter and community

Lauren Fisher, photos by Randi Jo Market

The Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for Wisconsin’s Special Olympics Program, might involve a quick dip in a very cold lake, but it’s a heartwarming experience for ...

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