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

bullet More land sales are expected in River Prairie in Altoona.

bullet A manufacturer in Bloomer is announcing it will be adding to its capacity.

bullet A local insurance company will soon be building a new facility.

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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Grace Lutheran to collaborate with Marshfield

Eau Claire-based Grace Lutheran Communities will manage new comfort and recovery suites as part of Marshfield Clinic's ambulatory surgery centers in Eau Claire, Marshfield and Wausau. This collaborati...
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Altoona sells three more parcels in River Prairie

TBL has learned that the City of Altoona has sold three more lots to potential developers in its River Prairie Development that will include a restaurant and retail space, an office building and a new...
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Earthbound Environmental opens in Eau Claire

Zacharious Pappas, who was granted a refuse hauler license last week to provide curbside residential and commercial service in the Eau Claire County area, recently established Earthbound Environmental Solutions, LLC, and has offices at 3132 Louis Ave., Eau Claire, in the Chippewa Valley Innovation Center.

Vets Plus to add warehouse, packaging

Vets Plus Inc. announced the start of construction on additional warehousing and packaging facilities at its headquarters in Menomonie. Construction adding 40,000 square feet of warehousing is expected to begin by the end of 2015.

Gemini Drive-In to close, land sale pending

The owners of the Gemini Drive-In Theater in the Eau Claire County Town of Union announced this week that they will be closing the business at the end of October as they pursue the sale of the 33-acre parcel where the theater is located.

Acadia Healthcare to open in Eau Claire

Franklin, TN-based Acadia Healthcare, which operates a network of 225 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 9,190 beds in 37 states, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico, has signed a lease to occupy a 4,500-square-foot space in the new FedEx building at 3440 Oakwood Hills Pkwy., Eau Claire.


27 Years in Business

This week marks the 27th year that I have been in business. As many of you know, I purchased the newsletter from Modern Communications, the parent company of WIAL-FM and WEAQ-AM radio in Eau Claire on Oct. 5, 1988. Never did I think that a 23-year-old kid from Lake Villa, IL, would end up meeting so many great people and be in b... Read more.

Governor Walker Suspends Campaign to Run for President

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's surprise announcement this week that he was suspending his campaign to run for President of the United States should be applauded. It was the right move by our governor to step out of the race since his poll numbers have been dropping over the past few months. However, since Governor Walker has... Read more.

Second Thoughts on Raising Minimum Wage

Now that Labor Day is over, I have spent a lot of time thinking about whether it is really necessary to raise the minimum wage. In the past, I have been a proponent of making minor increases to the base wage, but now I am having second thoughts. Since the cities of San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles have increased their min... Read more.