On the Cover | Jan. 8, 2020

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Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020

“Lectures rang like sermons on the benevolence of Santa Claus, so when my professor made me evangelize a vegetable, I asked Google which one is God’s favorite ..."

Dive Into an Igloo Downtown

Eau Claire bar adds unique outdoor seats for the wintertime

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020  |  Mike Paulus, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Downtown Eau Claire’s Dive (aka the bar in The Lismore Hotel) wasn’t about to let its swanky patio overlooking Barstow Street sit unused this winter. Seizing an opportunity to help patrons enjoy Wisconsin’s chillier months ...

New Cannery Plan OK’d

residential development already underway in EC riverside neighborhood

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020  |  Tom Giffey

The new year will bring new development to the Cannery District on the west side of the Chippewa River in downtown Eau Claire. In late December, the city’s Redevelopment Authority approved ...

Super Fit, Super Quick

QuickHIT Fitness offers high-tech workouts in 20 minutes

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020  |  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 ...

Lighting the Way

wellness spa offers sensory floating pod, alternative therapy

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020  |  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 ...

Come On, Get Healthy

new wellness-focused business opens in Artisan Forge

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020  |  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 ...

Reluctant to Take the Leap

Wisconsin ranks low on nationwide index of entrepreneurship

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020  |  Tom Giffey

If there’s good news for Wisconsin in the annual state rankings of entrepreneurial activity compiled by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, it’s that Wisconsin DIDN’T land in last place this time around ...

Entrepreneurship Opens Doors

new student club and minor at UW-Stout helping build momentum

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020  |  UW-Stout News

A trip to Sweden in May for a business course called Arts and Innovation helped catalyze a new entrepreneurship club at UW-Stout. Two of the 12 students who traveled to Scandinavia ...

7 Chippewa Valley Networking & Business Programs

succeeding as a start-up can be all about meeting the right people and finding the right programs

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020  |  Tom Giffey

Are you thinking about taking the leap into entrepreneurship? Have you already started your own business but could you still use a hand, a sympathetic ear, or some inspiration? The Chippewa Valley offers a rich environment to create and expand your own business ...

1 Million More

Eau Claire chapter of 1 Million Cups continues to grow

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020  |  Tom Giffey

When the Eau Claire chapter of the nationwide entrepreneurial promotion program 1 Million Cups began holding weekly meetings about three years ago, attendance was usually around a dozen or two.

Hiker’s Brew Keeps It Fresh

locally packaged coffee company under new leadership

Wed. Jan. 8th, 2020  |  Steph Mickelson

What started as a passion project for Zach Pecha while he was attending college at UW-Eau Claire has become a full-time job at a company that he will run with his girlfriend Addy Serum ...

Singing, Dancing on the Fly

Eau Claire Improv Festival features on-the-spot musical

Wed. Jan. 8th, 2020  |  Caitlin Boyle

On Jan. 18, The Metro in downtown Eau Claire will welcome people who like to laugh, socialize, and have a good time for the 7th Annual Eau Claire Improv Festival. But what sets this year’s festival ...

Learning the Ropes

teen musician Spencer Douglas releases first EP

Wed. Jan. 8th, 2020  |  Parker Reed

A local musician is making waves in the Eau Claire music scene, and he hasn’t even had his 18th birthday yet. 17-year-old Eau Claire Memorial High School student, Spencer Rhoten is a guitarist/singer-songwriter who is making a name for himself ...

4 Things to Know About Radon

here’s how to detect, test, and make sure you know the facts about this tricky and potentially dangerous gas

Thu. Jan. 2nd, 2020  |  Elizabeth Paulson

You can’t see it, taste it, or smell it, but radon gas may cause lung cancer – and it could be in your home. January is National Radon Action Month, and here are some basic questions and answers about this dangerous gas ...

Dungeons & Dragons: 7 Reasons to Roll

there's tons of value in the legendary role-playing game

Fri. Dec. 27th, 2019  |  James Johonnott

That sound you hear might be the sound of a handful of plastic dice hitting the table in your basement. The fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons has enjoyed something of a ...

Pinball Prominence

you might be playing next to a grand champion

Fri. Dec. 27th, 2019  |  Max Martinson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed at a crowded bar or restaurant, search the walls for a pinball machine. Walk over, figure out how to get ...

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