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

bullet There's more development planned for River Prairie in Altoona.

bullet A local deli will soon be changing hands.

bullet A new store recently opened on Water Street 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.

arrow Memorial Day - Hello Summer

There will be NO ISSUE of The Bottom Line: May 27, 2016 due to Memorial Day week.

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

Our next issue will be June 3, 2016.

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 News Flash

Cray Research reaches deal on land in Wissota

Seattle, WA-based Cray Research Inc., which has a supercomputer manufacturing facility in Chippewa Falls, has reached a deal with Chippewa County to purchase 19.5 acres in the Lake Wissota Business Pa...
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Precision Pipeline to expand shop, offices

Precision Pipeline, LLC, 3314 56th St., Eau Claire, will be undergoing a shop addition later this summer and an office addition by this fall, according to President Steve Rooney, who co-founded the bu...
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 Business Bits
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Arrow Building Center to build new store

Arrow Building Center, 500 E. Park Ave., Chippewa Falls, will be constructing a new store on its lot after the demolition of existing buildings on its property.

Monk’s Bar & Grill plans to be open in May

Monk's Bar & Grill, which will be located in the former Northwoods Brew Pub at 3560 Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire, is expected to open May 9th, according to franchise owner Ryan Poppenga.

Gordy’s to purchase store in Hayward

Gordy's Market announced last week that it has reached an agreement with Northern Lakes Cooperative to purchase the Cabin Stop Building in Hayward, WI. The purchase of the property will be finalized Mar. 31, 2016.

Dairy State to open branch in Bloomer

Dairy State Bank, which currently has offices in 10 communities, will soon be expanding its reach to the City of Bloomer and will be leasing the former BMO Harris Bank building.



 Editorial

Health Insurance Marketplace Website

When I signed up for ObamaCare in early 2015, I did not know at the time that I would need the Affordable Care Act. However, after breaking my ankle two weeks before Thanksgiving last year, I quickly realized how pleased I was to have health insurance. There would have been no way for me to pay the $40,000 in medical bills. Fort... Read more.

The Appropriate Amount to Tip

COLUMN FIRST APPEARED IN SEPTEMBER, 2010 I have been doing research trying to determine the appropriate amount to tip a waiter/waitress, bartender or other service worker. I found a wide range of what is considered "average", but I have learned that giving gratuities is a personal choice. I have had numerous discussions with fr... Read more.

Bringing Jobs Back to the United States

I received a message from a subscriber last week that I thought I should share with you. It involves bringing jobs back to the United States. When we attempt to speak with a representative from a credit card company, a financial institution or cell phone company, many times we are sent to a foreign customer service representativ... Read more.