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

bullet More land will likely be sold in the River Prairie development in Altoona.

bullet We should know more about a downtown Menomonie hotel coming to fruition.

bullet A downtown ice cream set to open in April will likely be asking the City of Eau Claire for help.

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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Hospital gets ok from Plan Commission

The proposed Marshfield Hospital, to be constructed on the site of the former Plaza Inn & Suites in Eau Claire, 1202 W. Clairemont Avenue, received unanimous approval from the City of Eau Claire P...
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Grocery store developers look to downtown

According to City of Eau Claire Economic Development Specialist Mike Schatz, the Redevelopment Authority (RDA) Board of Directors has been considering whether to bring a grocery store to the downtown ...
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Nominations being sought for Paragon

Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Paragon Economic Impact Award. The Paragon Award is given annually to a local business that is a model of excellence in economic development of the Eau Claire area.

Event building for Local Lounge approved

The Local Lounge, which is located in the former Seahorse Inn at 2106 N. Clairemont Avenue has received approval from the City of Eau Claire Plan Commission to allow for a separate building north of their existing building to host events for things such as weddings and parties. It won unanimous approval from the City of Eau Claire Plan Commission.

Venus Audio to open on Monday

Venus Audio, a new company to downtown Eau Claire, is expected to open Monday, December 5th. According to Dale Bucholz, who owns the business, he decided to add sound for churches and services and started to get into cables for headphones.

Action City receives approval for zip ride

Action City received unanimous approval from the Eau Claire Plan Commission to approve a rides expansion to add a zip ride and expand its go-kart track.


Overtime Pay

Donald Trump won the presidency with a populist message and the support of working-class voters. But aside from Trump's opposition to trade deals, little of his agenda is actually geared toward improving the lot of people who embraced him. His cabinet selections so far have been heavy on billionaires and Wall Street financiers.... Read more.

Americans spend 6.9 billion hours in traffic

Now that Thankgiving weekend is over, do you realize that American vehicles spend 6.9 billion hours a year stuck in traffic, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. At the risk of stating the obvious, that is a lot of down time. If each of these vehicles, which include buses, has an average of 1.5 adults in them, t... Read more.

Shocked at Election Results

I am still shocked that Donald Trump won the GOP presidential campaign. I have told you in the past that I voted for John Kasich, the governor of Ohio, who seemed to be the most solid of the bunch of candidates. However, I don't like the fact that The Donald apparently did some deal to own the Washington, D.C. post office and wi... Read more.