Volume One Staff

Tom Giffey

Managing Editor

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The FAQ on CBD

everything you wanted to know about CBD, but didn't know who to ask

Tom Giffey

CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD is one of more than 100 identified cannabinoids. In recent years, it has been promoted ...

Gehrke’s Long Career the Subject of Library Exhibit

Tom Giffey

When sculptor, painter, and woodworker Robert Gehrke died last year at age 68, the Chippewa Valley lost one of its longstanding artistic icons. Gehrke, an Eau Claire native, made his living as ...

DeMuth Will Lead Menomonie Chamber of Commerce

Tom Giffey

An experienced nonprofit leader in Dunn County has been hired as the new chief executive officer of the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce. Ashley DeMuth, who most recently was ...

The Chippewa Valley's Most Popular Baby Names of 2019

Tom Giffey

Confession time: When my wife was carrying our first child, I didn’t ease my pre-parental anxiety by absorbing What to Expect When You’re Expecting or some similar advice book. Instead, I read a ...

New Cannery Plan OK’d

residential development already underway in EC riverside neighborhood

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 ...

Reluctant to Take the Leap

Wisconsin ranks low on nationwide index of entrepreneurship

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 ...

7 Chippewa Valley Networking & Business Programs

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

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

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.

Student to Star With Chippewa Valley Symphony

Tom Giffey

Every year, some of the most talented teenage musicians in the state compete in the Kristo Orthodontics Young Artist Competition, with the winner taking the stage with ...

Best Youth Curlers Aim for Eau Claire

curling club hosts icy sport’s Junior National Championships for the first time

Tom Giffey

The next generation of top American curling talent will slide into town when the Eau Claire Curling Club hosts the USA Curling Junior National Championships. The Jan. 12-18 tourney will ...

YMCA Pulls Out of Sonnentag Center Project

Tom Giffey

The Chippewa Valley YMCA will no longer be part of a collaboration to build a shared event and recreation complex on Menomonie Street spearheaded by UW-Eau Claire. Eau Claire Community Complex Inc. – the nonprofit entity ...