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

bullet Gordy's County Market may have other plans for a project in the City of Menomonie.

bullet The Village of Lake Hallie considers its options to improve Business Highway 53.

bullet A developer may soon unveil plans to remodel a downtown Chippewa Falls landmark.

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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 News Flash

Larsons to build new Staybridge Suites

Larson Companies announced this week that it will develop a 120-room Staybridge Suites on a 2.69-acre parcel within the Northwest Quadrant of the River Prairie Development in Altoona. "This was Altoo...
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Menomonie multi-use project targets tenants

Work began last week on a $6.25 million multi-use commercial and residential facility located at 503 S. Broadway, Menomonie. Marcom 5, LLC, is a partnership involving Market & Johnson Inc., the ge...
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Sterling Water buys Culligan dealership

Sterling Water Culligan-Chain of Lakes, LLC, a subsidiary of Sterling Water Inc., headquartered in Eau Claire, announced the acquisition of Culligan of Waupaca, effective Dec. 29, 2014. Sterling Water is a third-generation, family-owned business.

WESTconsin opens in Chippewa Falls

WESTconsin Credit Union announced the official opening last week of its newest office in Chippewa Falls. The new office is the result of a merger with Valley Credit Union that had been serving the local area since 1953, then operating as Northern Colony Credit Union.

SEEK Careers/Staffing moves local office

Grafton, WI-based SEEK Careers/Staffing Inc., a full-service staffing service, has moved its Eau Claire office to 1610 South Hastings Way.

Developer considers former Plaza site

A local developer is in discussions with the City of Chippewa Falls to possibly purchase and renovate the former Plaza building at 100 N. Bridge Street in downtown Chippewa Falls. The city, which acquired the facility last year for $65,000, plans to demolish the complex by the end of March.



 Editorial

Federal Gas Tax

The lower gasoline prices that we've experienced recently (until a recent uptick at the pump) have created a considerable windfall for those of us who put a lot of mileage on our vehicles. Unfortunately, the recent upswing in jobs and revenue generated by the lower gas prices will all be for naught if something isn't done soon t... Read more.

Annual State of the Union Address

When Presidents start their last two years of their second term, the annual State of the Union address usually includes a number of "pie-in-the-sky" concepts that would not be considered very likely to ever occur. Such was the case when President Obama presented his annual address last month when he proposed making two years of ... Read more.

Online Edition Lockdown

It's come to my attention over the past few weeks, that some subscribers to The Bottom Line have not been receiving their newsletter as early as they were used to getting it. Unfortunately, I knew this day would come. The decision to close a number of U.S. Postal Service bulk mail facilities is soon coming to fruition, which mea... Read more.