After 30 years with the City of Eau Claire – the last four of them as city manager – Dale Peters announced recently he will retire in May. “Eau Claire has a thriving and bright future, and I look forward to ...
After 30 years with the City of Eau Claire – the last four of them as city manager – Dale Peters announced Monday he will retire in May. “Eau Claire has a thriving and bright future, and I look forward to working with you for a smooth transition,” Peters wrote in an open letter ...
For more than 20 years, Special Kid’s Day has brightened the lives of hundreds of Chippewa Valley children with special needs by creating events that have a simple but vital purpose: bringing kids joy ...
Executive Director of the Black & Brown Womyn Power Coalition
Lauren Fisher, video by Joel Pearish
Pa Thao is dedicated to uplifting underserved and underrepresented groups within her community. She was the executive director of the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association for seven years, before becoming the executive director of the Black and Brown Womyns Coalition. Thao’s efforts in the Chippewa Valley have a national, and even international, impact.
Mike Golat has been on the front lines of the River Prairie Development, an investment that will benefit the Chippewa Valley for generations, for the past 13 years. Through service with the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation, Visit Eau Claire, Eau Claire county, and various other community organizations, he has helped build the foundation for regional prosperity through city planning.
Julia Johnson has been involved with the development of Downtown Eau Claire since the early days of Jamf software company. She was involved with the planning and construction of the Jamf Building, the Lismore, the Informalist, ECDC, and the Pablo Center; she continues to serve on local boards and work toward a more accessible, cooperative city.
This year, The Best Night featured the Confetti Cannon Slo-Mo Video Booth of Fantastic Good Times (working title). We invited guests into the booth, and their shenanigans we displayed outside – in high definition – for all to enjoy. Here's a montage of the fun.
Councilman Michael Xiong gives back to the city that welcomed him 34 years ago
Lauren Fisher, video by Joel Pearish
Eight daughters aged 6-27, a grandson, and a loving wife are the reason why Michael Xiong, who has served on the Eau Claire City Council as an at-large representative since 2013, will not pursue a third term of service come April.
Brandon Riechers, CEO of Royal Credit Union, has climbed the ladder of success
Tom Giffey, photos by Joel Pearish
Brandon Riechers has spent literally half of his life working at Royal Credit Union, beginning in 1996 as a 21-year-old part-time financial sales representative in the office at Golf Road and Highway 93 ...
one woman’s mission: recycling items – old boots, a broken microwave, plastic bags – that would otherwise end up in a landfill
Katie Venit, photos by Joel Pearish
During this year’s spring cleaning, I hauled out all the things that I haven’t disposed of because I felt guilty about tossing them in the garbage: a microwave that caught on fire, old winter boots, a mountain ...
Presented by Chippewa Valley Family and Prevea Health, the Saturday Morning Hullabaloo is a kids concert series held monthly through the summer in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park. Learn more and see the schedule at www.ChippewaValleyFamily.org/hullabaloo
Downtown Eau Claire retail is growing faster than ever. So Volume One and Visit Eau Claire have partnered with 14 downtown stores for the Downtown Summer Shop Hop, offering you a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree (now - Aug. 31). It's easy! See how it works: VolumeOne.org/downtownshops