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

bullet The next phase of developing River Prairie is underway.

bullet A new motel in River Prairie will soon have a brand name.

bullet Work continues on the Haymarket Commons.

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 will be NO ISSUES of The Bottom Line: December 26, 2014 or January 2, 2015 due to Christmas & New Year's Holiday weeks.

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Our next issue will be January 9, 2015.

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 News Flash

Gordy’s to buy Chippewa Commons, open store

The owners of Gordy's County Market, which currently has 16 grocery stores throughout Western Wisconsin, will soon be finalizing the acquisition of the 169,000-square-foot Chippewa Commons Shopping Ce...
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Student Transit to build new facility south of town

Eau Claire Student Transit, 1001 Menomonie St., Eau Claire, has purchased a 15-acre parcel located on the city's southwest side at the corner of Highway 37 and Short Street, off Fehr Road, to develop ...
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Plank Enterprises to move LDPI division

LDPI, the division of Plank Enterprises that focuses on designing, engineering and manufacturing light fixtures, is moving this week to a newly-acquired 30,000-square-foot building at 206 Cashman Dr., Chippewa Falls.

Vincent Tool continues its growth pattern

Vincent Tool Technolgoies Corp., 4197 123rd St., Chippewa Falls, which was established in 2000, continues to grow and was recently granted a loan from the Regional Business Fund Inc., (RBF Inc.) to assist with its expanding operations.

Vincent Tool continues its growth pattern

Vincent Tool Technolgoies Corp., 4197 123rd St., Chippewa Falls, which was established in 2000, continues to grow and was recently granted a loan from the Regional Business Fund Inc., (RBF Inc.) to assist with its expanding operations.

Larsons to develop motel in River Prairie

Tom Larson, president of Larson Companies, and Jack Blackburn, mayor of the City of Altoona, announced last month that a purchase agreement has been approved by both parties for a 2.69-acre parcel of land within the northwest quadrant of the River Prairie Development. The piece of property will be the site for a new extended stay hotel project.



 Editorial

Giving Thanks & Being Grateful

This is the time of year to give thanks and be grateful for all we have. As Christmas approaches and we prepare to embark on a new year, I am reminded of all of the things I am grateful for. Since I slipped on the ice nearly five weeks ago and broke my left ankle, my life has turned a bit more hectic than usual. However, when I... Read more.

Health Insurance Policy Renewal

I was pleasantly surprised this week when I decided to take a portion of my workday morning to complete this coming year's renewal of my health insurance policy. Last spring, for the first time in about five years, I elected to apply for health insurance. I went through the federal health insurance exchange. Unlike last year, t... Read more.

Broken Ankle

I had never broken a bone in my body - until nearly three weeks ago. I was attempting to climb outdoor stairs after a recent snowfall and slipped between the second and third stair, breaking my ankle in the process. There's probably no good time to break an ankle, but wintertime is certainly one of the worst times to try to navi... Read more.