On the Job is a look at local business news in Portage County by Business Editor Nathan Vine.

Back to the Country Store closing its doors

Back to the Country Store, 2581 Post Road, will soon be closing its doors for good, one of the owners of the Plover business said this week. Juliette Wachowiak, who owns the story along with her son Jim Wachowiak, said the business … Continue reading

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Franciscans Downtown brings friendly face to Main Street

The Franciscan Friars Assumption BVM Province, in consultation with the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse, recently began a unique venture in downtown Stevens Point. Franciscans Downtown is located at 1000 Main Street, in the former location of Andrew’s Limited, a men’s clothing … Continue reading

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Sweetbriar Floral & Gifts opens in Plover

   After giving up her dream of opening a flower shop, Jaime Koller found herself with a unique opportunity to open one in Plover. Koller opened Sweetbriar Floral & Gifts in June at 1605 Post Road. Koller said people will … Continue reading

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Charter to begin all-digital conversion on July 29

Charter Communications has scheduled an all-digital upgrade for the Stevens Point area on July 29. The upgrade will effect customers in the communities of Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids, Polonia, Plover, Grand Rapids, Nekoosa, Port Edwards and Park Ridge. Across Wisconsin, the project will … Continue reading

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More information on events, food for Discover Downtown

 The Association of Downtown Businesses has released more information on the upccoming Discover Downtown, which will be held July 18 and 19. The ADB, whose goal is the promotion of business and economic development in Stevens Point, has re-branded the … Continue reading

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Pass It On Consignments to leave downtown by end of the month

Kelly Kizewski said while she enjoys being in downtown Stevens Point, it turned out to not be a great fit for her business. Kizewski said Pass It On Consignments,  located at 1008 Main St., will close its doors at the end … Continue reading

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Trig’s expands partnership with “Discover Wisconsin” creator

Trig’s has announced that it has reached a deal with Discover Mediaworks to manage the marketing, advertising and video production on behalf of its five grocery stores in north central Wisconsin and Trig’s Smokehouse in Rhinelander. Discover Mediaworks is a multi-media … Continue reading

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Girls and Pearls is PCBC Entrepreneur of the Year

 Girls in Pearls Boutique, 1016 Main Street in Stevens Point, received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award recently from the Portage County Business Council. The award was presented during the PCBC’s Small Business Breakfast, held May 2 at the Holiday … Continue reading

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Rockman’s Catering Named 2014 PABA Business of the Year

Rockman’s Catering was recently named the 2014 Business of the Year by the Plover Area Business Association during its annual dinner. Owned by Scott Rockman, the business has developed a reputation for its generosity to the local community.  Rockman’s Catering … Continue reading

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Pizzeria opening pushed back to this fall

Troy Hojnacki confirmed this past week that his newest downtown Stevens Point business venture, G’s Pizzeria and Sandwich Shoppe in downtown Stevens Point, will now see its opening pushed back to this fall. Hojnacki, also the owner of Graffiti’s Sports Pub and co-owner of … Continue reading

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