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

Ashley Furniture HomeStore marks 500th store

Ashley Furniture HomeStore recently celebrated the opening of their 500th store on Feb. 21 in Longview, Texas. Over the past 17 years, Ashley Furniture HomeStore has experienced significant growth, with more than $3 billion in sales in 2013, and plans to … Continue reading

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Remix Kid’s Consignment settles into new location

Kelly Kluck said when she started her business, Remix Kid’s Consignment, she wasn’t sure if it would catch on. After eight months in her original location at 73 Sunset Boulevard in Stevens Point, Kluck was feeling more confident but realized she needed … Continue reading

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Point Vaper opens in Stevens Point

Jason Mattison said the availability of his first choice of location sealed his decision to open up an electronic cigarette shop in Stevens Point. Mattison opened Point Vaper on March 3 at 632 Isadore Street, next door to to Campus Cycle & … Continue reading

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Graffiti’s owner says new business to open in spring

Troy Hojnacki says he is looking at a spring opening for his new business venture in downtown Stevens Point, and that it will have a slightly different theme than before. Hojnacki, owner of Graffiti’s Sports Pub at 912 Main St., along … Continue reading

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PravadaPC open in Stevens Point

Enrique Ramos moved to the Stevens Point Area about 11 years ago with his sister and her husband from New York, and found a new home. Ramos, now 28, eventually graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High, attended both the University of … Continue reading

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Save On Furniture going out of business

Save On Furniture is closing all three of its locations in central Wisconsin, including its one in the former Wal-Mart building on the east side of Stevens Point. The company returned to Stevens Point back in June 2011 when owners Manny and … Continue reading

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Belts’ Soft Serve set to open March 1

Belt’s Soft Serve will begin its 34th season selling tasty treats to the Stevens Point community at 11 a.m. on March 1. Manager Cole Racine, the third generation of his family to run Belts’, located at 2140 Division St., said … Continue reading

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Welling Kitchen & Bath receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

Welling Kitchen & Bath of Stevens Pointhas been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The company, founded in 1997 by BJ Welling, was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users … Continue reading

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King Cone to open Feb. 28

While it might be hard for some people to think about ice cream while temperatures are still below freezing, fans of King Cone are doing just that. A sign outside of the business, located at 2534 Post Road in Plover, … Continue reading

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Technology repair, service business opens in downtown Stevens Point

Cory Coulthurst said the decision to expand a home business into a location in downtown Stevens Point has already paid off after just a month. Coulthurst opened Tech Etc. on New Year’s Day at 1052 Main St. in Suite 101, … Continue reading

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