Best of the Chippewa Valley

Reader Polls

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

Best New Product or Service

Though the pandemic canceled (and frankly ruined) many local events, it also created opportunities for new products and services. Atop our readers’ favorites were special contact-free pickup and in-person library appointments at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library (400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire). Josef’s Cheesecake Cupcakes (29 W. Spring St., Chippewa Falls) understandably boomed under COVID-19: Nothing keeps us sane quite like those delicious lil’ cakes. The Altoona Public Library (1303 Lynn Ave.) came in third for its Grab-n-Go library appointments, which encouraged locals to keep reading! We’re grateful for local businesses and organizations keeping us positive amid dark times. –Rebecca Mennecke