Best of the Chippewa Valley

Reader Polls

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2024

Best Local Business Advocate

Mike Conner (executive director of PESI) feels giving back to the community is important, as demonstrated last spring when PESI gave $40,000 to the Quick Response Community Fund, which helped local nonprofits serving those suffering because of the pandemic. Brandon Riechers was nationally recognized as an under-40 “Trailblazer” in the credit union world even before he became CEO and president of Royal Credit Union in 2017, and he has continued down the trail of business leadership. And Volume One’s own Nick Meyer finds himself at No. 3. Through his role at the helm of Volume One and his leadership in business and community groups, he has been a strong advocate for the Valley’s thriving entrepreneurial scene. –Caitlin Boyle