2019 Stories of the Year: Business

It was an eventful year for Central Wisconsin! As another year comes to a close, OnFocus is recapping the top stories for Community, Education, Public Safety, Business, and Government, not in any order.

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MARCO’S CLOSES, FAMILY VIDEO TO FOLLOW

The stores will be replaced by Dollar General.

MARSHFIELD MEDICAL CENTER CREDIT UNION CELEBRATES REMODEL

Earlier this year, MMCCU completed a full interior remodel designed to foster comfort and to incorporate new technology for staff and customers.

WEILER CONVENIENCE STORE HELPS RAISE $6,000 FOR ANIMAL RESCUES

Weiler Convenience Stores in Marshfield sold t-shirts to raise funds for three local animal welfare organizations: Marshfield Area Pet Shelter (MAPS), Clark County Humane Society (CCHS), and the Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation.

WOMEN IN AUTO INDUSTRY DEFY STEREOTYPES AT WHEELERS

THEY encourage any young woman that’s interested to get into the field.

YMCA CELEBRATES RIBBON CUTTING

The Marshfield Clinic Health System YMCA celebrated its newly constructed and renovated facility.

ABBY FORD OPENS UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

Abbotsford – Feddick Ford in Abbotsford will continue to serve the area under new ownership.

KWIK TRIP PLANS LOCATION ON 97

Marshfield will soon welcome its third Kwik Trip.

NUTZ DEEP II NAMED SPENCER BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

In 2017, Nutz Deep II was named MACCI’s “Small Business of the Year” in Marshfield. The local bar celebrated their second location being named “Small Business of the Year” in Spencer.

BALTUS OIL COMPANY SELLS CONVENIENCE STORES

Baltus Oil Company can be traced back to 1927, when it began as a single gas station.

TURN PIKE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

Over the last decade, Turn Pike has grown from one small greenhouse to two greenhouses, a 4,000 square foot garden center, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and mums hotspot.

HAWKINS ASH CPAS GETS INSIDE LOOK AT HART EQUINE CENTER

HART gives riding lessons and equine assisted activities to individuals with special needs.

BUCK-A-NEER SUPPER CLUB WELCOMES NEW OWNER

Well-known server Ariel Gorst is now part of the ownership team at Buck-A-Neer Supper Club.

IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED FOR FORMER CITY HALL PLAZA

The former City Hall building at 630 S. Central Ave. continues to be a retail and office space.

SHOPKO CLOSES

Shopko filed for bankruptcy early in the year.

CULVER’S COMING TO MEDFORD

Steve and Rachel Lawrence of Withee wanted to bring more options for Medford residents to dine out and decided now was the right time to open up their own place.

WINNER TAKES HOME $650 IN GROCERIES AT FESTIVAL FOODS

A lucky winner of The Hannah Center’s Festival Foods shopping spree took home more than $650 worth of groceries in just 90 seconds.

HAMPTON INN BREAKS GROUND AT FORMER KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL LOCATION

Hampton Inn & Suites officially broke ground on a new location at 400 W. Upham Street, the former site of the Knights of Columbus Hall.

GREENWOOD STUDENTS CRAFT 400 CUTTING BOARDS FOR NASONVILLE DAIRY

Manufacturing students at Greenwood High School earned some real-life work experience after Nasonville Dairy placed an order for 400 cutting boards.

SHOPKO OPTICAL GETS OPENING DATE

Shopko Optical opened in a new freestanding location at 717 S. Central Ave.

QDOBA STILL ‘VERY INTERESTED’ IN MARSHFIELD

A franchisee for Qdoba Mexican Eats, a fast casual restaurant chain, is still “very interested” in pursuing a Marshfield location.

PIZZA RANCH COMING TO MARSHFIELD

The former Figi’s Outlet space will soon be the site of a new Pizza Ranch in early 2020.

MOUND VIEW GARAGE DOORS DONATES TO WILDWOOD ZOO

Thanks to them, Wildwood Zoo is enjoying new garage doors.

MANAGER OF THE SPORTS DEN PURCHASES HOSTEL SHOPPE

Two family-owned bicycle shops in Central Wisconsin came closer together, to the benefit of local bicyclists.

NELSON-JAMESON MOVES INTO FORMER FIGI’S BUILDING

Due to the significant growth the company has experienced over the last several years, the headquarters of Nelson-Jameson, Inc. planned a move into the former Figi’s Corporate office building.

FIGI’S ANNOUNCES CLOSURE

276 workers were affected.

MARSHFIELD MALL NOT CLOSING, PLANS STORES

It’s business as usual at the Marshfield Mall, which despite rumors to the contrary, isn’t planning on shutting its doors anytime soon.

OFFICEMAX LATEST LARGE RETAILER TO CLOSE

Marshfield has not been immune to a struggling retail market affecting chains nationwide.

 

 

 

 

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