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On the Job: Galaxy Comics continues to reach out to community

8:11 PM, May 12, 2013  |  Comments
Customers look through comics at Galaxy Comics, Games & More, 925 Clark St., Stevens Point. On May 4, owner Chris Randazzo once again held Free Comic Book Day, which takes place the first Saturday in May across North America, at the business.
Customers look through comics at Galaxy Comics, Games & More, 925 Clark St., Stevens Point. On May 4, owner Chris Randazzo once again held Free Comic Book Day, which takes place the first Saturday in May across North America, at the business.
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On the Job is a blog by Business Editor Nathan Vine that looks at local business news in Portage County. You can view the blog by going to www.wisinfo.biz/blogs/category/stevens-point/on-the-job.

The following are excerpts from the blog:

Chris Randazzo, owner of Galaxy Comics, Games & More, 925 Clark St., Stevens Point, has given people who otherwise might not have picked up a comic book the chance to enjoy them.

On May 4, he once again participated in the annual Free Comic Book Day, which takes place the first Saturday in May across North America. Randazzo said his business has given away comic books each year since it opened in April 2007.

Randazzo also has provided a giveaway of his own for the past four years to local schools. This year, he is providing about 850 free comics to Ben Franklin and P.J. Jacobs junior high schools, along with the Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools.

"It's a great community partnership," said Randazzo. "We love finding ways to give back."

Randazzo's business has grown every year. In addition to comic books and other hobbies such as disc golf and darts, Galaxy Comics hosts events for those interested in games such as Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering.

While continuing to serve those customers, there also is a day open for families, or people of any age, to come in and play games that can appeal to everyone, such as Ticket to Ride or Hey, That's My Fish.

Mark Motors helps Big Brothers Big Sisters

Mark Motors, 1765 Park Ave. in Plover, on May 6 presented Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin with a check for $5,000.

The dealership donated $25 for every vehicle sold in April, and nominated the organization for matching funds through Toyota. On April 27, owner Mark Olyink also held a cookout that raised $424.

Sharon Jakusz, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin, said the money will be used to provide about 275 disadvantaged children in Portage County with professionally supported youth mentoring services through their community and site-based mentoring programs.

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