They’d tried their hand at owning a couple sandwich shops in the Twin Cities, but Heidi and Josh Boxx wanted to return to their hometown of Eau Claire to raise their children. They wanted to get out of the restaurant field, which they cut their losses from after four years, and into something else. “We knew we needed a business opportunity,” Heidi Boxx said. They researched potential ventures and discovered the owner of Olson Disposal — a two-person, one-truck garbage
County Bancorp posts record quarterly profit to start 2018 MANITOWOC — Loan growth and corporate tax cuts led to County Bancorp posting a record quarter for the start of 2018. The holding company of Investors Community Bank, which has a loan office in Eau Claire, reported last week that it had $4.1 million in net income for the three months that ended March 31. That compares to $2.6 million for the first quarter of 2017. Another factor that helped the company’s earnings was the
The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in December. Eau Claire: Airbound! LLC, Justin R. Vajko, 3353 Runway Ave.; Big T’s Midway LLC, Terry A. Luer, 1253 McGregor Drive; Blackstone Asphalt of Wisconsin LLC, Keith E. Kubala, 3236 Third St. Blend N Bubble LLC, Adeyinka E. Igandan, 6138 Aspen Ridge Drive; Blue Collar Farms LLC, Curtis Larson, 7691 Hickory Road; Blue Eye Studio LLC, Singying Sayaxang, 314 N. Barstow St.
MILWAUKEE — Going-out-of-business sales start today at 212 stores run by Bon-Ton Stores, including the Younkers at Oakwood Mall in Eau Claire. The bankrupt department store chain announced Thursday that the liquidation sales are expected to run 10 to 12 weeks. The sales are at all Younkers, Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman and Herberger’s locations, plus the company’s websites and mobile platforms. The chain has 250 stores, but 38
The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in December. Bloomer: Sparkle Laundry Inc., Sparkle Laundry Inc., 1811 York St., Suite 5; Wisconsin Registered Sanitarian LLC, James Koehler, N110 N. Duncan Road. Boyceville: Nate Buss Trucking LLC, Nate Buss, N12981 Highway V. Cadott: Neo24Seven7 LLC, Debora Kenealy, 4615 290th St.; North Country Ventures LLC, Jonathan Perlberg, 2501 N. 140th Ave.; THB Herd LLC, Kristopher Brown, 1492
Chamber presents business awards RainMaster Lawn Systems and Boxx Sanitation won Small Business of the Year Awards Tuesday at the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. Paul Madsen was recognized for founding the professional lawn care and irrigation service from his garage in 1999 and growing it into a business that built its own headquarters in 2004. Joshua and Heidi Boxx created their waste and recycling removal service in Eau Claire in 2009 and it’s been a
The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in December. Altoona: Diamond Distributing LLC, Linus Job, 3404 Pleasant St.; HMS Holdings LLC, Greg Severson, 1051 Harlem St.; Kum-Plete Decorating LLC, Greg Severson, 1051 Harlem St. Listen Management LLC, Jennifer Golat, 412 Saxonwood Road; Prevent Suicide Chippewa Valley Inc., Karlene Phillips, 3611 Hoover Ave.; Thrifty Thrive Resale Shop & Gifts LLC, Tiffany M. York, 3320
Innovation center opens RIVER FALLS — The St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center held its grand opening on Thursday. Located in Sterling Ponds Corporate Park, 1091 Sutherland Ave., the center has office and light industrial space that entrepreneurs can rent to grow their small businesses. The center also has a business incubation program, advising services and meeting space. Founding partners of the center are the River Falls Economic Development Corp., the city of River Falls,
The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in November. Fall Creek: Brackett Properties LLC, Gregory L. Hageness, S8175 N. Shale Ridge Road; Three Amigos Down Under LLC, Michael Asher, S2520 Town Shop Road. Holcombe: Apollo’s Beacon LLC, Wolfgang Zank, W9447 Silver Spring Road. Independence: 1st Tony Express LLC, Anthony J. Whitwam, N40246 Highway 93. Knapp: Highway 12 Truck and Trailer Repair LLC, Fred Parsons, E2238 U.
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the spring issue of Business Leader, a quarterly magazine produced by the Leader-Telegram. View back issues of Business Leader and other magazines at leadertelegram. com/magazines. A growing number of people prefer to buy food grown or produced close to home. From Wisconsin stalwarts like beer and cheese to worldly newcomers like salsa and hummus, Chippewa Valley shoppers have plenty of local food options in the area’s major