Business


Menomonie Food Market General Manager Crystal Halvorson discusses changes to the store’s online sales site because of COVID-19 that allow customers to order a greater number of products. The site also provides patrons with more information about the co-op’s offerings, including whether they are locally produced. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Menomonie Co-Op Earns State Award for Online Pivot During COVID

“I was concerned about the virus. I knew we had to do everything we could to keep my employees and our customers safe.”

The Abbey, a neighborhood sports bar and restaurant in De Pere, has become an institution among St. Norbert College students, alumni, faculty, and staff. (Photo by Christina Liefrring)
Sports Bar Owner Recognized for Looking Out for Employee and Customer Safety

Instead of keeping donations, the money was converted to gift cards for others in need.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks, is defended by Al Horford #42 of the Philadelphia 76ers during a game at Fiserv Forum on February 22, 2020 in Milwaukee.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Giannis Is Staying With the Bucks. Workers and Businesses Are Thrilled.

“This is the best news of 2020,” says a service workers union head.

Houligan’s Steak & Seafood Pub co-owner Jon Seybold has been forced to lay off about half of his 30 employees because of significantly decreased revenues as the coronavirus pandemic continues. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Restaurants Are the Target of New COVID Relief from Gov. Evers

$45 million will provide a little relief to restaurants as the Legislature remains AWOL.

Minocqua Brewing Co.'s latest beer offering celebrates the victor of the Nov. 3 election. (Photo provided)
Miss the First Round of Biden Beer? A Second Batch Is Coming Soon.

The first batch sold out in three days, a “sign of how much progressives needed to celebrate.” Pre-sales for the second batch begin sometime this week.

Houligan’s Steak & Seafood Pub co-owner Jon Seybold has been forced to lay off about half of his 30 employees because of significantly decreased revenues as the coronavirus pandemic continues. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
COVID-19 Killing Small Businesses, Restaurant, Taverns. They Need a Financial Boost

“We’re All In” grants aimed at helping small operators keep their doors open.

President Donald Trump breaks ground with former Gov. Scott Walker (2nd L), Foxconn CEO Terry Gou (2nd R), former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) and Christopher “Tank” Murdock (L), the first Wisconsin Foxconn employee, at a ceremony for the Foxconn Technology Group computer screen plant on June 28, 2018, in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. Foxconn had committed to build a $10 billion plant in what it has named the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, and to create 13,000 Wisconsin jobs. That has not yet happened. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
Apparently Foxconn Will Be Making Google Server Parts in Wisconsin

The tech giant has so far failed to live up to its contractual obligation to the state.