Stories tagged: "local business"


Sheila Desjarlais and Tony Evers
The Evers Administration Prioritized Small Businesses in its COVID Response. Those Efforts Are Paying Off.

“I am as purple as you can get. I am not red. I am not blue, I could care less what party you are, your actions speak louder than words,” said Melissa Martinez, director of the Washburn Chamber of Commerce.

Alyson Leahy, assistant director of the Wausau River District that works with business owners in that city, said some small businesses have altered their business models, such as increasing online sales, to remain financially viable during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Nearly Two Years Into Pandemic, Some Small Businesses Still Struggling

Many entrepreneurs say they continue to face challenges amid continuing COVID-19 infections, a labor shortage, and supply chain disruptions.

Christmas Tree Farm
Christmas Tree Farms Enjoying Robust Season Thanks to Demand for Locally Grown Trees

Wisconsin's roughly 400 licensed Christmas tree growers seeing strong sales.

Margie Siggelkow owns Adorn Janesville, a boutique that sells ethically sourced products. (Photo by JT Cestkowski)
Janesville Store ‘Adorns’ Community with Ethical Products

Margie Siggelkow returned to her hometown after living around the country and abroad with a mission to bring an ethically sourced store to Janesville.