Four years ago, the Eau Claire Area School District was implementing a wellness program made up of various groups acting independently of each other — the employee-run wellness committee, the insurance group, the Employee Assistance Program. All these groups were working toward the common goal of healthier employees, but none of them knew what the... Continue Reading →
Dave Gordon hit retirement and decided it was time to get to work. During a long career at Procter & Gamble, Gordon and his family vacationed every year in Chippewa Falls, his wife’s hometown. Upon retiring a decade ago, he and Ann decided to permanently settle here. But he didn’t settle into retirement. “When you... Continue Reading →
Dave Gordon may be retired, but he doesn’t have time to relax. The golf clubs sit idle; the fishing pole is rather lonely. Why? For one thing, even though he’s retired, he’s still earning a paycheck as owner of Foreign 5 and Lucy’s Delicatessen. Three years ago, the owners of these Chippewa Falls mainstays wanted... Continue Reading →
Sacred Heart Hospital wanted to buy more of its food from local sources. When they discovered the infrastructure wasn't there to supply their needs, but could have given up, but instead decided to create that infrastructure themselves.
Confident in the team he’s built and the work it does, John Walton, president and co-owner of Advanced Laser Machining, has set the lofty goal of doubling his company’s business over the next five years. This confidence does not stem from naiveté or blissful ignorance. Walton has been working in the precision metal fabrication business... Continue Reading →
Heather Mischefske left a good job to gamble on a failing business. Now she is well known throughout Eau Claire as a compassionate caretaker of our dogs. Read about her journey in this article for Chippewa Valley Business Report.
Don Weibel left a busy career as a certified registered nurse anesthetist to devote himself full time to violin repair.