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Unique Professions Building Mixes Spa, Salon-Type Services Downtown

March 27, 2015

A longtime downtown professional building is being reinvigorated, and those using the services it houses may soon feel the same. Stefanie Tatro and her husband, Joe, have purchased the former Clermont Centre at 612 Clermont St., remodeled it to attract new clients, and renamed it Unique Professions. “Ideally I would like to enhance the salon/spa type services available,” she said. “Although I welcome any business that would be interested in renting a space. We still have several rooms available and this is a great location for small businesses of any size.” Tatro operates Tangles Hair Studio and her relocation into … Continue reading

Women Farmland Owners Invited to Free Conservation Workshops

March 26, 2015

Women who own or manage farmland in Wisconsin are invited to a free workshop in May to support female landowners in learning about conservation practices and building local connections.  Women Caring For the Land is an innovative program facilitated by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) and the Women, Food & Agriculture Network (WFAN).  It brings together women landowners in an informal, discussion-based learning format that enables these land owners to meet with female conservation professionals to discuss their goals for improving air, water and soil quality on the land they own and to engage in different activities … Continue reading

At Johnson Electric Coil, Employees Are Key

March 25, 2015

Johnson Electric Coil Company started in 1934 in the basement of Lawrence Johnson’s home in Elmwood Park Ill. While expansion and relocation has occurred, they remain a family owned business doing about $11 million in business per year. They currently employ about 75 people. Johnson Electric Coil manufactures custom transformers and inductors for industrial equipment. The largest customer is Miller Electric which produces welding products and according to President Bill Bockes, “our biggest market is power protection.” “The most exciting thing at Johnson Electric Coil is the empowerment of people and the constant changes they must make to stay current … Continue reading

New Furniture Store Opens On City’s North Side

March 25, 2015

Decades of furniture experience are converging on Antigo’s north side. Lakeland Furniture & Mattress, owned by Rich and Melissa Biller, has opened its doors in the North Town Centre, offering an amazing array of items in every price range. The Billers, together with manager Kory Walters, bring dozens and dozens of years of experience to the Antigo location and it shows in the facility’s layout and selection. “I literally grew up in the furniture business,” Biller said. “I’ve been in it for 28 years and my wife, 23 years.” The Billers opened their first store in Minocqua eight years ago, … Continue reading

Zelazoski Wood Products is Mainstay in Antigo

March 19, 2015

Antigo’s Zelazoski Wood Products began in 1924 as The Thos. Zelazoski Mfg. Co. and has grown to become a major supplier of everything from brush handles and ukulele necks to baseball bats and ice-fishing rigs. The original plant was a converted blacksmith shop in the area of Third Avenue and Superior Street in Antigo. Tom and his four employees produced home and farm-related items. In 1928 it began to making wooden blocks for the brush and broom industry. The small company outgrew that shop and moved to new quarters at 103 Edison Street around 1940. The company incorporated in 1952 … Continue reading

Tyson Events Center Gears Up For NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship With New Court

March 12, 2015

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – The Tyson Events Center is gearing up for this year’s NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship. With 32 teams coming to the Tyson Events Center for the annual NAIA tournament, preparations are already underway to make sure the center is ready for the big event that starts Wednesday. One of the biggest preparations to take place is putting in a new $93,000 basketball court. The new court took three and a half hours to be installed and is replacing an 11-year-old court. “The fact that we put it down, take it up, move it around and stuff, … Continue reading

Andy Merry Received Award For Service and Leadership

March 12, 2015

Wisconsin Seed Potato Improvement Association present Andy Merry of Crop Care of Langlade County, LLC, Antigo, with the Wisconsin Seed Potato Industry Leadership Award for his outstanding service and leadership in the seed potato industry over the past year.  Andy Merry is on of our Langlade County Economic Development Corporation’s board members. Source: The Badger Common’ Tater

2015 Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Course

March 11, 2015

UW-Extension will sponsor the Tractor& Machinery Safety Course for youth ages 12-16 at the Resource Center in Antigo in April 2015.  The course includes classroom safety instruction for tractors and farm machinery operation, hazard recognition and correction, general farm safety knowledge, and how to approach farm safety with a positive attitude. In addition, the course is designed for youth ages 14-15 that need the federal certificate of training for employment on farms, youth ages 12-16 who will be operating tractors or self-propelled farm machinery on public roads for their own family, and youths interested in tractor and machinery safety. Participants … Continue reading

Elcho’s Northern Steel Poised For Growth

March 10, 2015

Northern Steel Manufacturing, a custom metal fabrication and machining house. was founded in September, 2010 by Darrell Lake, Mike Scott, and Bob Van Schyndel. Collectively, the three had well over 60 years of metal fabrication and machining experience, and a thick file of customer contacts. They initially began leasing 9,000 square feet of a larger facility in Elcho. By the end of the first year they grew to the point of taking on the full facility at 36,000 square feet. Since the company’s founding and subsequent changes, present ownership is made up of Darrell Lake, Mike Scott, Lydell Kluck, and … Continue reading

Luncheonette Offers A New Experience

March 9, 2015

A new dining option in downtown Antigo promises “healthy food fast,” and it boasts an exceptional atmosphere to boot. Jenni and Matt Hayek opened The Luncheonette inside their Natural Living store in the 700 block of Superior Street earlier this year as a nod to a clamor from customers to feature alternatives to traditional fast food outlets. “It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a while,” Jenni Hayek said. “We already specialize in offering natural, local food that is affordable and this is just another extension.” The Hayeks purchased Natural Living in 2009, and have long wanted to expand into … Continue reading