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Just a few of the news stories you'll find in our upcoming issues:

bullet A new retailer may soon locate a store on Birch Street in Eau Claire.

bullet A local printing company may soon be expanding.

bullet A financial institution could be expanding in Eau Claire.

These stories and more news about business in Eau Claire and the surrounding area coming in future issues of The Bottom Line, West Central Wisconsin's ONLY weekly business publication.

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There is NO ISSUE of The Bottom Line: March 21, 2014 due to Spring Vacation.

Our next issue will be March 28, 2014.


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Cray expands manufacturing in Chippewa Falls

Seattle,WA-based Cray Inc. announced this week that the building it purchased last October at 1955 Olson Drive in Chippewa Falls is now fully operational after the facility was significantly upgraded ...
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DeFattas to establish new ENT clinic in River Prairie

Drs. Robert and Rima DeFatta, who are ear, nose and throat specialists who spent the past three years with Sacred Heart Hospital, are in the process of building DeFatta ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) &...
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 Business Bits

Insurance agency relocates EC office

ClearWater Insurance Agency Inc., an independent insurance firm which was established five years ago by Pete Bolduc, moved last week from 1830 Brackett Ave., Eau Claire, to 3410 Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire.

CRI to begin second phase of expansion

Chippewa River Industries (CRI) Inc., 1000 Lake Wissota Dr., Chippewa Falls, will soon begin the next phase of its expansion project that started last year, according to CRI President Dave Lemanski.

Menards to expand its mini-warehouses

The City of Eau Claire Plan Commission this week approved a site plan that allows Menards Inc. to nearly double the size of its existing self-storage operation at 3230 E. Hamilton Avenue.

Palzkills open new Mall Drive franchise

Rich and Joanne Palzkill, who own Taverna Grill in Eau Claire, recently opened a franchise location of All Lab Tests Fast at 2839 Mall Dr., Suite 4, Eau Claire.


Affordable Care Act Insurance

Back in October, I wrote an editorial about my attempt to obtain health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and its web site: At the time, I began the application process and got through the security portion of the program, but never signed up for a specific plan. However, this week, with the March 31st dea... Read more.

Minimium Wage Proposal

President Obama's proposal to have the federal minimum wage raised to $10.10 by 2016 may be falling on deaf ears as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently postponed a vote on the legislation until lawmakers return to Capitol Hill March 24th. However, some governors are taking up the issue without a push from the federal gove... Read more.

Jury Duty

I have lived in the Chippewa Valley for 27 years and have never served on a jury. This past month, I received notice that I could possibly serve as a juror in Chippewa County Circuit Court. I was excited, but I also knew that there was the chance that my work day could be compromised if I were to be called to duty on any given W... Read more.