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  1. A concept drawing of the planned Thrive Eatery restaurant in Wausau. Contributed art

    'Community-minded' eatery coming to Wausau's northeast side

    The city's northeast side is about to get a new restaurant as part of a gentrification project that includes a major renovation of Athletic Park and a new neighborhood park and playground.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  2. Church Mutual Insurance Co. of Merrill has been recognized as having one of the top 25 customer call centers in the United States and Canada. Daily Herald Media file photo

    Church Mutual call center named one of nation's best

    Church Mutual Insurance Co.'s national customer service center has been ranked among the top 25 in America by BenchmarkPortal, the company announced Thursday.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  3. Business briefs: Colonial Center welcomes director

    Mirayra Bell has been appointed the new executive director of Colonial Center, a skilled nursing community in Colby.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  4. Miron Construction to pay $4 million after federal investigation

    Miron Construction Co., one of Wisconsin's largest construction companies, will pay $4 million as part of a resolution of a federal investigation into Miron's billing practices in public school construction projects, including those in the D.C.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  5. Moderator Ed Miller delivers handouts for a presentation Wednesday by William Burke during a city-development conference at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. B.C. Kowalski/Stevens Point Journal Media

    Stevens Point officials: 2014 will be downtown's year

    This will be the year local residents see the effects of Stevens Point's downtown redevelopment project, city officials said.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  6. William P. Maher, right, receives the WQA Regent's Award from 2013-14 WQA Board President Richard Mest of Master Water Conditioning Corp. in Pottstown, PA. Contributed photo

    Maher honored by international association

    The Water Quality Association recently presented William P. Maher, of Maher Water Corp. in Stevens Point, with the Regents Award at its annual convention and trade show in Orlando in March.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  7. Jodi Waltenberg

    Business briefs: Plover doctor completes training

    Dr. Mark Ensweiler, who practices at Lotus Healing Arts in Plover, has recently completed a series of advanced professional trainings in functional medicine and clinical nutrition.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  8.  Daily Herald Media file photo

    Wausau Center property manager to sell 21 malls in next few years

    The company that manages Wausau Center mall plans to sell 21 of its malls as part of a business strategy to enhance shareholder value, but it's not known whether the Wausau Center is one of the properties targeted to be sold.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  9. Antonio Centeno at his new Wittenberg business location. Dan Young/Central Wisconsin Sunday

    Men's fashion advice empire being built in Wittenberg

    There aren't many central Wisconsin residents who can claim to have more than 125,000 subscribers and 8 million views on YouTube.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  10. Macomber column: Academic All Stars shine brightly

    So, it's not really acting, but I did get to read a script. And I was a little nervous.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  11. Wisconsin artist Tom Uttech designed the colorful signage used to identify Bird City Wisconsin participants.

    Bergin travel column: Wisconsin embraces its bird heritage

    You could say Wisconsin is for the birds and be relatively accurate, for at least three reasons.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  12. Merlin Jeffery, owner of West Grand IGA, stocks cantaloupe in the produce area of the store Thursday in Wisconsin Rapids. CASEY LAKE/DAILY TRIBUNE MEDIA

    West Grand IGA in Wisconsin Rapids gets a new owner

    Born and raised in Wisconsin Rapids, Merlin Jeffery is now owner of the store he once managed.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  13. Resilient Technologies senior project engineer Brian Meliska is shown with one of the company's non-pneumatic, airless tires mounted on a military-purposed Polaris ATV at the Resilient facility in Wausau. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    Wausau airless-tire company thrives under Polaris

    A local company that developed a patented airless tire continues to thrive two years after being purchased by one of the most prominent off-road vehicle companies in the industry.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  14. Taking Stock

    Architecture Central Wisconsin Woodworking Corp. of Wausau and their work on the MileNorth Hotel in Chicago were featured in the winter 2014 edition of The Architectural Woodwork Institute's official journal, Design Solutions Magazine.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  15. Business Calendar

    Tuesday Entrepreneurial Training Program, 6 p.m.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  16. Eric Jacobson

    Taking Stock

    Construction The Building Systems Councils of the National Association of Home Builders announced the names of the 2014 Board of Trustees in March during the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  17. Scott Bushkie

    Bushkie column: Working capital like gas in your car

    When buyers acquire a company in the middle market, most times, they expect some level of working capital to be included in the business. Working capital can generally be defined as accounts receivables, plus inventory, minus accounts payables.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  18. Coldwater Creek announced Friday it will begin to liquidate inventory in May at all of its 335 stores nationwide, including the Wausau location at 316 Third St. A closing date has not been announced. Bob Dohr/Daily Herald Media

    Updated: Coldwater Creek shutdown comes as surprise

    In the coming weeks, shoppers in downtown Wausau will have one fewer women's clothing store to visit, as Coldwater Creek plans to wind down operations companywide.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  19. Municipal officials meet with DNR secretary to discuss phosphorus limits

    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials, including Secretary Cathy Stepp, met with municipal officials Thursday afternoon to discuss concerns over Environmental Protection Agency-mandated, state-set phosphorus limits.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  20. Thomas Dailing, jewelry designer of Lee Ayers Jewelers, holds the gold pendant he created to commemorate Trivia 45. Nathan Vine/Stevens Point Journal Media

    Local jeweler marks Trivia 45 with commemorative pendant (with video)

    Thomas Dailing never considered putting his considerable jewelry crafting skills to work for Trivia until Jim Oliva walked into Lee Ayers Jewelers several weeks ago.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  21. Business briefs: Ministry Health Care facilities recognized

    Seven hospitals in the Ministry Health Care system have been named 2014 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  22. A customer walks into Trig's in Stevens Point on Tuesday. The grocery store, located at 1600 Academy Ave., annually runs specials on items like pizza and soda before the contest gets underway. Nathan Vine/Stevens Point Journal Media

    Local businesses look forward to welcoming Trivia players

    Local businesses are lining up to take advantage of the throngs of Trivia players who will be looking this weekend to stock up on supplies, order pizzas for a hungry team, or drag themselves into a hotel room for a few hours of restless sleep.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  23. CBL & Associates Properties, owner of the Wausau Center mall, asked the city to waive $146,000 in fees after learning JC Penney would be closing its doors in the mall. Daily Herald Media file photo

    Updated: City moves to waive Wausau Center mall's rent

    The city is considering waiving rental and other fees totaling $146,000 for the owners of the struggling Wausau Center mall.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  24. Marvin Schuette Photo courtesy Marathon County Historical Society

    Co-founder of Wausau Homes to be inducted into Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame

    One of the co-founders of Wausau Homes will be posthumously inducted Thursday into the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  25. Zach Coleman of Wisconsin Rapids opened Richard's Liquors on Friday. DEB CLEWORTH/Daily Tribune Media

    Biz Buzz: Family-owned, family-run businesses open

    When Zach Coleman opened a new liquor store in Wisconsin Rapids, he wanted the name to be family-related.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  26. Josh Wachholz of Oshkosh chains a John Deere boom sprayer to his trailer March 31 at Wausau Sales Corp., south of Merrill. The sprayer was purchased at an auction held March 28 at Wausau Sales Corp. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    Recession had different effect on auction companies

    The Great Recession took its toll on many businesses in central Wisconsin.

    • Apr. 6, 2014
  27. Kelly Kluck folds clothing at her business, Remix Kid's Consignment in Stevens Point. Kluck started the business around eight months ago and moved to a new location just over a week ago. Nathan Vine/Stevens Point Journal Media

    On the Job: Remix Kid's Consignment settles into new location

    Editor's note: 'On the Job' is a blog by Stevens Point Journal Media Business Editor Nathan Vine that reports local business news in Portage County. You can view the blog at stevenspointjournal.com.

    • Apr. 6, 2014
  28. Cory Coulthurst opened Tech Etc., a technology service and repair business, on New Year's Day at 1052 Main St. in Suite 101. Nathan Vine/Central Wisconsin Business

    What's Up: Technology repair, service business opens in downtown Stevens Point

    Cory Coulthurst said the decision to expand a home business into a location in downtown Stevens Point already has paid off, just a month after he made the move.

    • Apr. 6, 2014
  29. Green frog. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Department of Natural Res

    DNR seeks frog, toad listeners as part of its amphibian monitoring project

    About this time of year, a small army of volunteers take posts near designated wetlands across Wisconsin and sit quietly to listen to frogs.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  30. Bell column: Making nutrition work at work

    Our food environment focuses on convenience, fast foods and large portion sizes, neglecting fresh fruit and vegetables. We eat on the run, in the car or between meetings.

    • Apr. 6, 2014
  31. Sean Herzog stands Thursday at the bar of his business, 21 Pub, in Rothschild. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    What's up: Rothschild's 21 Pub takes over former Tilly's space

    A new pub has opened in place of a similar establishment that closed three years ago in the village's small downtown area.

    • Apr. 5, 2014
  32. Wearing the right shoe for the activity can not only provide comfort, but safety and healthier feet. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Baring the sole for summer: Tips on foot care

    It's time to bare the sole that's s-o-l-e.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  33. Taking Stock

    Pamela Jewell, president of Blenker Construction Inc., Amherst, recently was installed as president-elect of the Wisconsin Builders Association at their annual conference in Oconomowoc.

    • Apr. 5, 2014
  34. Brad Belmas

    Taking Stock

    Architecture Central Wisconsin Woodworking Corp. of Wausau and their work on the MileNorth Hotel in Chicago were featured in the winter 2014 edition of The Architectural Woodwork Institute's official journal, Design Solutions Magazine.

    • Apr. 5, 2014
  35. Business Calendar

    Monday High School and College Student Job Fair, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 501 17th Street S., Boys & Girls Club Pitsch Center, Wisconsin Rapids.

    • Apr. 5, 2014
  36. Pipelines tap into 4,500 trees at Drewry Farms in Sheboygan County. Photos courtesy Mary Bergin

    Mary Bergin travel column: Maple syrup collection goes modern

    The quaint notion of sap dripping from tree to bucket is a quickly fading snapshot for some maple syrup producers, and this is the time of year to better understand how the business is thriving and changing at some farms in Wisconsin.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  37. This strip mall at the corner of Camp Phillips Road and Schofield Avenue in Weston will be the home of the Family Dollar Store and sporting goods store Marathon Endurance. A Dunkin Donuts is scheduled to built nearby as well. Photo taken, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    Dunkin' Donuts, HuHot, Ski's Meat Market, Marathon Endurance all opening in Wausau area this summer

    Two donut shops, a butcher shop, a national Mongolian grill chain and a specialty triathlon-equipment store, among others, are scheduled to open their doors in the Wausau metro area starting within weeks.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  38. UWSP grad opens public affairs firm

    Point Vaper, 632 Isadore St., will hold a birthday celebration for owner Jason Mattison from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    • Apr. 4, 2014

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