There’s a garage in Los Altos, California, where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak kickstarted Apple Computer Inc.
Eau Claire’s emBARK, on Fairfax Street, is one-stop shop for dogs.
Starting a new business is a risky proposition.
All entrepreneurs have challenges, of course, but when you’re a woman developing a career in a profession populated by mostly men, your challenges are considerable.
Kim Nimsgern didn’t set out to be an inventor. She couldn’t find a product she was looking for, so she decided to make it.
The freedoms and opportunities Americans are afforded every day are owed to sacrifices made every day by military service members, and local and state organizations are doing their part to make sure Chippewa Valley veterans can thrive during their service and for the rest of their lives afte…
CVTC, the UW schools and the Chippewa Valley’s public and private K-12 schools all graduate students with skill sets ranging from nursing to welding, from accounting to molecular biology, from pre-med to material science and engineering, and much, much more.
After a period of sacrifice and service to the United States, re-entering civilian life can be daunting for many Chippewa Valley veterans. In an effort to help them thrive in a post-service world, area higher education institutions are helping military veterans receive a higher education and…
When considering where the Chippewa Valley workforce acquired its skill sets, from stick welding to writing code, from tenacity to collaboration, one might first imagine students at area high schools or students at CVTC and the UW schools.
When people move to the Chippewa Valley, they bring their house-buying income, apartment-renting income, tax-paying income, and consumer goods-purchasing income. They might also bring their needed professional skill set, an entrepreneurial bent, and perhaps volunteerism.
Technology is redefining the landscape of K-12 education in the Chippewa Valley, but once students walk off of the graduation stage they will find technology will become an even larger part of their educational journey.
Less than a hundred years ago, millions of Americans pumped water by hand and read and cooked under kerosene lamps. Broad rural electrification was cost prohibitive, but that began to end with the Rural Electrification Act of 1936. For many farm families, “the night the lights came on” becam…
“Retail Apocalypse” is an attention-seizing phrase, reliable clickbait on cyber-news sites, but it’s hyperbole. Sure, some brick and mortar stores, like Sears, are adapting by shrinking and narrowing their product line and others, like Woolworths, are mere memories, but this has always been …
Technology is redefining almost every aspect of society. In particular, it is changing the way the next generation of citizens is being educated.
Industrial automation isn’t like buying a toaster, when you take it out of the box, plug it in, and you’re good to toast. Rather, automation requires an interplay between staff and machinery to keep the staff safe and the robotics up and running and achieving its potential.
The Chippewa Valley doesn’t have any equivalent to Los Angeles’ 405, a commuting thoroughfare so brutally busy it can make even bumper-to-bumper-hardened Angelenos weep.
In the Chippewa Valley, businesses and their workers are seeing new training opportunities to meet changing safety challenges and requirements.
For entrepreneurs in the Chippewa Valley, the programs, organizations and other businesses in the area form a community to support them.
Whether they are an established brand in the Chippewa Valley or a new kid on the block, area sports entities know one of the keys to long-term success comes from sponsorships.
Here’s the bad news: The U.S. startup rate has been falling for decades. Here’s the worse news: The Small Business Association says that 50% of startups fail during the first five years and 66% during their first decade.
There’s an old song with the line: “And how ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paris?”
Perhaps when you were in middle or high school, you were more concerned about pimples than possible careers, but the world is much faster paced today, with aggregate human knowledge doubling every 13 months. IBM forecasts that the “internet of things” will soon double knowledge every 12 hour…
In times of both peace and crisis, the Chippewa Valley can be trusted to come together and make the best out of any situation.
The mental health of one’s workforce is key, as mental health challenges can throw a monkey wrench into the gears, whether it’s absenteeism, interpersonal conflict, a drop in performance due to distraction or disinterest, or quitting.
Although Marshfield Clinic Health System first put down roots in the Chippewa Valley in 1992, the Wisconsin-based health care system is taking steps towards growing those roots in Eau Claire.