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

Point Brewery teams with coffee company for new beer

Pairing with an in-state coffee roaster, the Stevens Point Brewery recently announced a new beer, Whole Hog Espresso Stout, as part of its Whole Hog Limited Edition. The beer is available year-round in four packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft … Continue reading

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Compass Insurance Services opens Stevens Point branch

With a growing number of clients in Portage, Wood and Waupaca counties, Compass Insurance Services has now opened up as second location, 5569 Highway 10 East in Stevens Point. Started in Kronenwetter more than 20 years ago, Compass Insurance Services … Continue reading

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St. Vincent de Paul to close on Saturday

Preparing for its move to Stevens Point, St. Vincent de Paul Community Center of Portage County is holding a big sale to clear out some inventory. The nonprofit organization, which has been serving the community for nearly 30 years at 2700 Post … Continue reading

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Indulgence Wine Bar opening pushed back

Tom Deppiesse’s had hoped to have his wine bar re-opened in its new home in downtown Stevens Point this past week, but that will be pushed back around a week. Indulgence Wine Bar, 1137 Main St., is moving  to a new … Continue reading

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Stevens Point Brewery adds flavor, new packaging to gourmet sodas

The Stevens Point Brewery has added a new flavor, Kitty Cocktail, and new packaging for its lineup of gourmet sodas. The brewery also produces Orange Cream Soda, Vanilla Cream Soda, and Black Cherry Cream Soda. Those sodas, along with Kitty … Continue reading

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7one5 Vapor Company opens in downtown Stevens Point

Tim Somers moved back to central Wisconsin this past year, and has now opened a new business in downtown Stevens Point. Somers opened 7one5 Vapor Company at 1307 Strongs Ave., the former location of The Stogy Shop, on Oct. 10. … Continue reading

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Aspirus and Arise offer new health insurance plan

Local residents now have a new health insurance option that provides access to Aspirus providers and the benefits and support of Arise Health Plan. The Aspirus Arise plan will be offered in Marathon, Portage, Wood, Taylor, Langlade and Lincoln counties. … Continue reading

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Lemon Grass Noodle House coming to downtown Stevens Point

Yia Xiong said customers at her Stevens Point Farmers Market booth told her for years they wished they could get her food year-round. After moving back to the area in July, Xiong decided it was time to look at opening … Continue reading

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Stevens Point Brewery continues to grow

The Stevens Point Brewery has announced it  is producing almost 20 percent more beer than the previous year, which has led to 10 new jobs being created. The new employees include a packaging manager, a fourth brewer, an inventory control materials … Continue reading

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CrossFit Stevens Point to host Fall Festivus Games

CrossFit Stevens Point, 1400 Contractor Blvd. in Plover, has been selected as one of 31 CrossFit boxes nationwide to host the 2014 Fall Festivus Games on Oct. 18. The Festivus Games is a semi-annual competition for intermediate and novice CrossFit … Continue reading

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