Archive for March, 2016

18Mar

Development downtown, Cobblestone seeks to build a hotel

By Portage County Business Council

Cobblestone Hotels, a national chain of boutique-style hotels, announced it seeks to development a four-story, 60-unit hotel. Cobblestone also indicated it has interest in opening a restaurant on the first floor (continued).

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18Mar

Potential mixed use development steps forward to buy portion of Lullaby site

By Portage County Business Council

The Redevelopment Authority of Stevens Point voted Tuesday, March 15, to allow an option to purchase from Blenker Developments, LLC for the western half of the former Lullabye Furniture property, (continued).

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17Mar

Plover Police Debut ‘Explorers’ Program

By Portage County Business Council

Fifteen teenagers arrived at a building called the “Tac House”, located somewhere in the southeast end of Plover, wearing street clothes. About an hour later they left wearing Explorers uniforms. The (continued).

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17Mar

Two Superintendent Finalists Chosen, Meet and Greet Set

By Portage County Business Council

The Stevens Point School Board has decided on two finalists for superintendent. Of the 23 applicants, Larry Ouimette, superintendent of Lac du Flambeau schools, and Craig Gerlach, superintendent of the Jefferson (continued).

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17Mar

4 things to do in Stevens Point area

By Portage County Business Council

We’re looking at a little bit of everything, from some things coming up here in town and in the region as well as what’s on tap in the near future. Here’s our (continued).

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16Mar

Google is hitting the road for user feedback

By Portage County Business Council

Google is about to embark on an old-school search, swapping its Internet algorithm for a custom-built van that will cruise across the U.S. to find out how people use its (continued).

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16Mar

Hoops becomes center of attention

By Portage County Business Council

Make no mistake, people in central Wisconsin are passionate about their sports. Over the two-plus decades I’ve been able to call Stevens Point home, there has been an unmitigated love affair with (continued).

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16Mar

Ellis Project Receives Concrete Award

By Portage County Business Council

Ellis Construction has received an award from the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association (WRMCA). The award was for the concrete work for the Heartland Farms new potato storage facility in (continued).

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16Mar

Point in History: March 1896

By Portage County Business Council

In March of 1896, George Leonard stood before the courtroom reliving the past year of his life. After taking over his family’s grocery store at 431 Clark Street in Stevens (continued).

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14Mar

Plainfield True Value provides boost

By Portage County Business Council

Plainfield has a new hardware store, giving residents the opportunity to shop a little closer to home. The new store, which opened in December at 406 W. Poplar St., is (continued).

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