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If the ups and downs of owning a business in a new town lead Mary Gallagher to want to unwind at the end of a day with some wine and fine cheeses, at least she’ll save a trip.

Riiser Fuels, headquartered in Wausau, reached an agreement to sell its 63 convenience stores and gas stations to Richmond, Va.-based GPM Investments LLC. The sites are all in Wisconsin.

More than 40 students are enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s new Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Applied Leadership and Decision-Making, which kicked off this fall in Wausau, Stevens Point and Marshfield.

The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. The recipients were named at an awards program at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild.

HATCH, an entrepreneurial pitch program has selected the finalists to pitch their ideas to regional judges and a live audience at the annual event held at John and Patty Noel’s Car Barn on November 13 from 6:00-8:30 PM. Special thanks to Compass Properties for their support of the event at t…

Winners of the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Awards will be named Wednesday during the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce awards program at 11:30 a.m. at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild.

AbbyBank announced the closing of a definitive agreement under which State Bank’s assets and liabilities became part of AbbyBank as of October 25, 2019. 

Ducks are known for gliding along the water with seemingly little effort, all the while paddling furiously just beneath the surface. Observers are none the wiser, appreciating the beauty while the serious work is done out of sight.

Many business owners spend hours scouring the Internet in search of positive reviews from satisfied clients. Missy Kelly needs to look no further than the wiggling hind quarters of a vigorous tail wagger.

Women-owned businesses continue to fuel the economy and now represent 42 percent of all businesses — nearly 13 million — employing 9.4 million workers and generating revenue of $1.9 trillion. According to the annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express, th…

For a guy who specializes in energy efficiency, John Schultz was all abuzz in getting Velocity Clubhouse open for business.

Groundbreaking was held for a $14 million expansion project at Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic, 1630 Chippewa Drive. The addition of 22,000 square feet of new space will accommodate greater imaging services, more specialty care and additional space for primary care. The original clinic, built in …

Peoples State Bank plans to expand its presence in the Milwaukee market with a full-service bank in West Allis. Peoples, which has been headquartered in Wausau since opening in 1962, has purchased a building at 10725 W. National Ave, West Allis.

Nicolet Bank employees are showing how a simple donation of $5 each payday can make a big difference in the community.

When we talk about strategy the conversation is most often about products, markets and financial returns. While these are probably the most important elements of successful strategy deployment, they’re far from being the only ones. Often, we don’t give enough time to the strategic infrastruc…

Gusmer Enterprises Inc. is growing — again. While that may pose some challenges for Vice President Chris Gusmer and his team in Waupaca,

Creating an industry niche is one thing. Creating an area of business specialization not done anywhere else, however, is truly a horse of a different color.

There’s nothing quite like the taste of real maple syrup, whether doused on pancakes, drizzled in coffee or used in cooking. Tapped Maple Syrup has upped the ante, taking maple syrup to the next level with its craft-infused and barrelaged, pure maple syrups from sustainable forests in northe…

It’s not often you can walk into a coffee shop and order a muffin, a latte, and grab a home equity loan on your way out the door, but it’s now possible at First Street Coffee Station’s new location inside the new Park City Credit Union facility at 501 S. Pine Ridge Ave. in Merrill.

Peoples State Bank has been named as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker magazine and Best Companies Group. It’s the first time Peoples applied for the designation.

Kris Gille, owner of Gille Designs, in Hamburg, Wisconsin, was a passionate BMX freestyle bike-rider. He loved how the bikes and helmets were covered in stickers and brought out an individual’s personality. “I just loved stickers,” Gille said as he laughed. “With the BMX bikes, it was the mo…

Vital Industries, the forum for the creativity and artistic imagination of Brett Childs and Crystal Hank Childs, has grown from a small screen-printing business into a growing outlet for new techniques and art forms.

Like the office birthday where the one being honored is the one buying the doughnuts, Wickersham Jewelry is marking its 60th year in business by distributing 60 acts of kindness

The Dental Clinic of Marshfield, one of the oldest group dental practices in Wisconsin, marked its 50th year of service to residents of Marshfield and surrounding communities this summer.

Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance Mark Afable has approved an overall 8.84 percent decrease in Worker's Compensation premium rates, effective Oct. 1. The reduction is expected to save Wisconsin businesses more than $170 million in 2020. This is the fourth consecutive year Worker’s Compensa…

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism now has an Office of Outdoor Recreation. Funding for this new office was included in the state budget signed by Gov. Tony Evers. The office will capitalize on the No. 1 marketable driver for visits to the state, namely outdoor pursuits, with the creation o…

Daigle Brothers Inc., Tomahawk, was listed as one of nine subcontractors awarded contracts by Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) and its construction manager, Gilbane | Exyte for ongoing work at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Racine County.

President Donald Trump’s tariffs are biting Wisconsin companies, but a majority of business leaders support them anyway, according to a semi-annual economic survey conducted by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC)— the State Chamber of Commerce.

JARP Industries, Schofield, has entered into an agreement to sell the company to a subsidiary of Industries Mailhot, a Canadian company based in Quebec and a manufacturer of single-state and telescopic hydraulic cylinders.

A dedication ceremony was held Aug. 7 for the new Riverlife Park along the Wausau East Riverfront area north of Wausau on the Water (WOW). The park officially opened June 28.

It takes a certain vision and a sense of faith to make a living creating parts for things that don’t yet exist, but that’s just how Northwest Tool & Manufacturing at 2200 N. 4th Ave. in Wausau near Northcentral Technical College has kept its business rolling into its third generation of …

The allure of Silicon Valley beckoned, and proved to be an almost magnetic force.

The Dave’s County Market logo says the store values fresh, family and you. It’s a mantra that has created success for the independent grocery 44 years after Dave Bonnell purchased the former Red Owl store.

In Rhinelander country, the hodag is serious business, and The Hodag Store at 538 Lincoln St., Rhinelander, is evidence of the that.

STEVENS POINT, Wisc. (August 8, 2019) — The United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement (USMCA) has significant impact for numerous businesses in central Wisconsin. Mr. Julian Adem Diaz de Leon, Consul General of Mexico, will meet with some of those businesses August 13, in Stevens Point.

Beginning this Fall, students at Northcentral Technical College (NTC) can select from six new degree programs created in response to growing job markets and the needs of current and prospective students.

 WHAT HAPPENED:Seven times in the 36-hole championship match on Saturday, Jillian Bourdage managed to win a hole after losing the previous one to opponent, Lei Ye.An eighth seemed imminent as the final of the 71st U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship reached the 36th green at SentryWorld. All tha…

Gamber-Johnson, a Steven’s Point-based supplier of mounting systems for fleet vehicles, public-safety vehicles, forklifts, and other mobility applications, was awarded a U.S. patent for its thermal tablet covers that feature technology that allows tablets to stay warm and functioning in cros…