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

bullet Find out what business will be moving into the former Kmart building in Eau Claire.

bullet Learn about the opening date for Woodman's Grocery in Altoona.

bullet An apple orchard recently changed hands.

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 Happy Independence Day!!

There will be NO ISSUE of The Bottom Line: July 3, 2015 due to 4th of July week.

Ropa Publishing Company wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Independence Day!

Our next issue will be July 10, 2015.

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 News Flash

Ground is broken for new Fairfield Inn & Suites

Haselwander Companies Inc. has broken ground on a new 90-unit Fairfield Inn & Suites on the northeast side of Eau Claire in the Princeton Crossing development at the interchange of the Highway 53 ...
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Cray considers options for future development

The Chippewa Falls City Council this week approved a resolution to create a new Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) District for a 20-acre parcel in the Lake Wissota Business Park in case Cray Inc. decides ...
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 Business Bits
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Little Spouts Academy to build in Menomonie

Lawrence Management, LLC, which owns two Little Sprouts Academy day care facilities in Menomonie, will be consolidating its operations into a 10,000-square-foot building that will be constructed in the Stout Technology and Business Park.

Ground to break for new Staybridge Suites

Larson Companies announced this week that a groundbreaking ceremony for the new 135-room Staybridge Suites in Altoona will take place at 11am on June 24, 2015, at 1515 Bluestem Boulevard off the Highway 53 Freeway in Altoona's Northwest Quadrant of the River Prairie Development.

Walker to start used auto lot on Highland

The City of Eau Claire Plan Commission this week unanimously approved a conditional use permit for Walker Motors, LLC, to open a used auto lot at 2204 Highland Avenue.

Sacred Heart to add four emergency rooms

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital officials announced late last week that $2.4 million will be spent to upgrade the hospital's emergency room by adding four new exam rooms.



 Editorial

New Milwaukee Bucks Arena

When I attended a baseball game at Miller Park earlier this spring, I was reminded how important it is for businesses in Wisconsin to work with state lawmakers to retain what we have in the Badger State for sports teams. I have not met anyone who has ever attended a ball game at Miller Park who has not had a great experience. If... Read more.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a 12-nation pact among the U.S. and Asia-Pacific nations, is in limbo after House Democrats rejected a key provision needed to move forward with negotiations. The proposed "fast track" legislation is a key piece of President Obama's second- term legacy. Last week, in a stunning move, House D... Read more.

33rd Annual Festival in the Pines

It is that time of year when I start planning for Festival in the Pines. This year will mark the 33rd annual arts/crafts event, featuring family-oriented entertainment, live bands and great food. Last year, a new attraction was added: The Abra Auto Body & Glass Classic Car Show on Sunday. We hosted 95 classic cars last year... Read more.