Stories tagged: "small business"


Chippewa Falls resident Sharon Stephens examines a blanket that depicts the Chippewa Valley region while shopping Monday at The Local Store in downtown Eau Claire. The small business and others across Wisconsin report strong recent sales, but many also report continuing to struggle to make up for losses incurred during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘Tethers to These Communities’: Wisconsin Shows Up for Small Business Saturday

Wisconsinites patronized their favorite local stores for Small Business Saturday as the nation’s economic recovery from COVID continues.

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.

Emanuel Montalvo cuts Aaron Feria's hair on Oct. 12 at The Lounge Barbershop in Arcadia. The barbershop is one of a growing number of Latino-owned businesses in the Trempealeau County city that is home to a fast-growing Latino population. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
As Latino Populations Increase, Communities Are Also Seeing a Growth in Latino-owned Businesses

The Latino population is the fastest growing in the state, resulting in places like Arcadia — a tiny city in Trempealeau County — seeing a marked increase in Latino-owned businesses, like barbershops and restaurants.

Benny Tralongo
How Opening a Store During a Pandemic ‘Saved’ This Milwaukee Business

Just as Benny Tralongo signed a lease on a storefront, the world ground to a halt. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise for his clothing and collectibles business.

Jon Seybold and Ron Kind speak
Wisconsin Restaurant Owners Hungry for More Pandemic Aid

Demand for federal funding far outpaces dollars available for eateries because so much business was lost during the pandemic.

Patrick DePula, owners of Salvatore's Tomato Pies, was one of four small business owners who joined the Main Street Alliance and US Rep. Mark Pocan in a Tuesday call supporting President Joe Biden's proposed American Families Plan. (Photo courtesy of Shawn Phetteplace/Main Street Alliance)
Paid Leave, Universal Child Care Help Employers and Employees Alike, WI Business Owners Say

Small-business owners from restaurant owners to childcare providers advocate for provisions in Biden’s American Families Plan.

Chef David Heide gives a lay of the land at the future home of Little John's Kitchen, a pay-what-you-can restaurant for people at all income levels where he’ll also train and help veterans and provide basic food preparation for nonprofits and meat processing for struggling farmers. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
The Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped These Hard-Hit Restaurants From Giving Back

“It just really helps us to feel like we’re still a part of the community, even when we’re closed down.”