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Saturday Event Picks (June 29)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Shortcuts | June 28, 2012

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Lake Hallie chiropractors Kevin Schultz and Drew Kaminski will travel to London this summer for the 2012 Summer Olympics to work with United States contestants participating in Greco-Roman style wrestling. Schultz and Kaminski will give athletes ...

Saturday Event Picks (June 23)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Sunday Event Picks (June 17)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Shortcuts | June 14, 2012

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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West Carson Park Drive and Rod & Gun Park are now reopened. After the windstorm on May 24 a lot of debris remained to be cleaned. The city plans to have all the remaining hanging branches and fallen trees cleared out in time for weekend picnics ...

According to Plans

the schematic of a bold and exciting city takes shape during Eau Claire's "planning boom"

Trevor Kupfer, V1 Staff

Eau Claire is currently experiencing a "planning boom," and with each new plan, the schematic of a bold and exciting city takes shape.

Saturday Event Picks (June 2)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Sunday Event Picks (May 27)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (May 26)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Sunday Event Picks (May 20)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (May 19)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Calmer Waters

regional stops for antiques, lighthouses, wineries, and more

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Visit Bayfield, a quaint community on the shores of Lake Superior that offers both adventure and relaxation. Take a kayak trip out to water-sculpted caves or hang back on shore and enjoy an afternoon of exploring museums, orchards, and berry ...

Tuesday: “New community arts center” announcement

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An important press release was, well, released to local media today regarding a press conference set for next Tuesday (5/15) at noon at the RCU Corporate Center. Issued via email by Clear Vision Eau Claire, the PR tells us to expect a big, huge ...

Short Drive Shows (Now-May 22)

V1 Staff

Check out this list of big upcoming entertainment options just outside our area. These totally drive-to-able events maybe just thing to scratch your mini-road trip itch. Or, if you just need to get out of town for the day ...

Sunday Event Picks (May 6)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (May 5)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Shortcuts | May 3, 2012

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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Congratulations, Menomonie, you’re one of the best small towns in America. According to Smithsonian Magazine’s article, “The 20 Best Small Towns in America,” Menomonie ranks number 15. Smithsonian teamed up with Esri, a geographic information ...

Sunday Event Picks (April 29)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (April 28)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday like the Chippewa Valley Roller Girls' last bout and a burlesque show. Wanna know more? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (April 21)

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From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday, including big shows from The Daredevil Christopher Wright and Basic Physics, not to mention multiple city clean-up events. Wanna know more?

Shortcuts | April 19, 2012

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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Sacred Heart Hospital is getting a major upgrade to its exterior to the tune of $20 million. The three-year undertaking includes replacing the windows, framing, and colored panels that have been there since 1964. It also includes heating and ...

An Eau Claire Events Center Take 2: Where & How

V1 Staff

There will be another public forum where community leaders seek your input on large event facilities in Eau Claire – on April 25. The main thrust of the discussion will be "where and how", meaning possible locations and different models of financing.

Sunday Event Picks (April 14)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (April 14)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know more? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (April 7)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know more? Of course you do.

Ten Years of Volume One

celebrating 10 years of arts and culture in the Chippewa Valley

V1 Staff

Meet locals who’ve shaped the past decade
. Consider people poised to shape the next ten years
. And check out some big V1 announcements ...

Sunday Event Picks (April 1)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Everyone Loves a Pillow Fight

V1 Staff

Yep, it's almost time for another citywide pillow fight. In two days, you can get together with the rest of the Chippewa Valley and swat each other in the face but for fun this time. This is the sevent year we've done this, and it gets bigger ...

Local leaders want your input on new event center

V1 Staff

Take this seriously. It is a rare chance to help direct major community action that will impact Eau Claire for the next 50+ years. Volume One is honored, excited, and considerably delighted to be hosting an online comment forum to collect your ideas.

Sunday Event Picks (March 25)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (March 24)

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From top o' the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday, says I. Wanna know more? Of course you do.

Shortcuts | Mar. 22, 2012

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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In an email to teachers and staff, Eau Claire Area School District Superintendent Ron Heilmann announced on March 16 his intention for an early release from his contract. His contract was to be extended through June 2013. In the email, he says ...

The Big Events

if you want Eau Claire to build a major events facility, now’s the time to pay attention

V1 Staff

Community-wide studies like Clear Vision and The Good Life recommended it. City leaders examined the feasibility of it. And all the while residents have been clamoring for it. Now it sounds as though the community has been heard, as a group ...

Sunday Event Picks (March 18)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (March 17)

V1 Staff

From top o' the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday, says I. Wanna know more? Of course you do.

Sunday Event Picks (March 11)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (March 10)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know more? Of course you do.

IC Elementary students raise $3,000 for local cancer patients

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On Wednesday, February 29, Immaculate Conception Elementary students accepted the challenge to raise money to "brighten the day" of cancer patients that are currently receiving treatment, right here in Eau Claire. Students from ...

Shortcuts | Mar. 8, 2012

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. hosted their annual awards banquet on Feb. 29 to honor local businesses in a variety of categories. The winners were chosen by a public survey with a few hundred respondents. The big winner was Brent Douglas, with the ...

V1 staffer begins epic hike for charity

V1 Staff

Starting today, a long-time member of Volume One's staff, Shawn Brunner, is taking a four-month sabbatical from us to hike the entire 2,000+ mile Appalachian Trail to raise money for National Suicide Prevention – in honor of his brother ...

Sunday Event Picks (February 26)

V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (February 25)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. We've got a huge hip-hop show, a huge all-ages show, and annual barstool races. Wanna know more? Of course you do.

It's Business ... and It's Personal

the personality traits experts think are essential for starting a business

V1 Staff

Being organized is huge. Other than that, it’s being outgoing, a multi-tasker, and objectively realistic instead of idealistic. Can you afford to fail? If you cut your revenue in half, and doubled your expenses, can it work?

Business Plan Do's and Don'ts

what the experts say will separate you from the pack

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Do: Finish it. Take your time to address every point, especially the financing portion. Don't: Over-estimate your revenue or product, nor under-finance ...

Secrets of Success: Rick Olson

gleaning some wisdom from a seasoned entrepreneur and business mind

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

To some, the principles that guide KRM Information Services will come off as touchy-feely New Age garbage – they’ll scoff, and turn away. But after 38 years as a successful entrepreneur in the Chippewa Valley, Rick Olson considers them ...