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

bullet A new athletic club chain will be opening soon in Eau Claire.

bullet An annoucement could be forthcoming from Dunkin' Donuts.

bullet A local manufacturer is moving one of its divisions to Chippewa Falls.

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.

arrow NO ISSUES November 21 & November 28

Dan fell on the ice & broke his ankle so there will be NO ISSUE of The Bottom Line Friday, November 21st.  All advertisers & subscribers will receive 1 week added to their contracts for the missed issue this week.

As always there will be NO ISSUE of The Bottom Line next week on Friday, November 28th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday week.

Our next issue will be Friday, December 5, 2014.

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving.

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 News Flash

EC Plan Commission approves hotel site plan

The City of Eau Claire Plan Commission this week approved a site plan for a 90-unit hotel to be developed beginning this spring on the north side of County Highway Q and Black Avenue. Haselwander Comp...
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Dynamic Fabrication to add 75 jobs in Banbury

In a project expected to create 75 new jobs over the next three years, Dynamic Fabrication and Finishing, LLC, is embarking on a $15 million upgrade of its operations in Banbury Place in Eau Claire. D...
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Gordy’s gets parcel rezoned in Menomonie

The Menomonie City Council this week approved a rezoning of a two-acre parcel located in the Stout Technology Park to allow for construction of a 33,000-square-foot Gordy's County Market.

Budget Cinema is awarded beer and wine license

The Eau Claire City Council this week approved a beer and wine license for Eau Claire Theatre Group, LLC, an affiliated group of Micon Cinemas, LLC, and owner of the Downtown Budget Cinema, 315 S. Barstow Street.

Partners establish new Eau Claire law firm

Vanessa Klemish and Wendy Sue Johnson recently formed Klemish & Johnson, LLC, at 826 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire. The new law firm opened October 1st.

Bloomer Plastics buys Ohio-based company

Bloomer Plastics Inc., a leading producer of custom-engineered cast embossed films for the industrial, medical and packaging markets, announced this week the acquisition of Delaware, OH-based Optimum Plastics, a technology leader and pioneer in high-barrier coextruded blown films.



 Editorial

Voting

The final polling numbers are not in yet, but it is surprising to me that only about 60 percent of the registered voters took the time to cast a ballot. When I went to the new hall in the Village of Lake Hallie at 9:30am on Tuesday, the line was about 20 persons deep and I was the 450th individual to vote. I thought the turnout ... Read more.

Online Version of The Bottom Line

It was about one year ago when I first wrote about The Bottom Line becoming available online. I probably should've waited to write that editorial since it's only now that the goal is closer to becoming a reality. Now that my office manager, Tammy, and I have been sending the weekly publication electronically to my printer, Inst... Read more.

Voter ID Law

I have never been in favor of having to show identification to vote. I don't think there is rampant voter fraud in Wisconsin and I think, despite my conservative tendencies, that the effort being spearheaded mostly by Republicans will only have a negative impact on voter turnout. I am pleased that the state's highest court has ... Read more.