New Businesses Coming to Downtown Chippewa Falls

10-16-2015 by Vision 2020

Two new businesses have moved to downtown Chippewa Falls.  The Chippewa Candy Shop opened this summer at 322 N. Bridge Street.  Owner, Dan Sweeney, is slowly expanding the variety of sweets sold at the store and already has plans to expand to include on-site production.  

In addition, the Chippewa River Distillery and BREWster Brothers Brewing Co. plans to open a new distillery and microbrewery this year in Chippewa Falls.  The new company wil be located at 406 W River Street in Chippewa Falls.

 “I believe that this location will be a great place to distill spirits and brew craft beer because of the high visibility and the view of the Chippewa River,” said James Stirn, owner.  “I am also impressed with the renovations and development taking place in downtown Chippewa Falls.”

Ribbon Cutting takes place at Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center

08-15-2015 by Vision 2020

The Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center had its official ribbon cutting on August 13th, 2015. The building is a great start to the revitalization of downtown Chippewa Falls. 

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Chamber President Mike Jordan spoke at the ribbon cutting, and they are both very exicted for what is to come and thankful for all the support from the community.

The old building was torn down earlier this summer and a city park will take its place.

Bye the Willow Beer & Wine Lounge and Event Center opens in Chippewa Falls

07-17-2015 by Vision 2020

Bye the Willow is the newest event venue and the first beer and wine lounge located in Chippewa Falls. They offer assistance with planning, rental, and entertainment for any type of event. With a convenient location right in downtown Chippewa Falls, Bye the Willow is a great place to grab a drink or host your next party or event!

Daily specials include: Tuesday double punches, $1 off wine for women on Wednesdays, $1 off appetizers on Thursdays, and Friday and Saturday night entertainment.

TTM Technologies set to buy competitor in $927 million deal

09-24-2014 by Vision 2020

TTM Technologies, one of Chippewa Falls’ largest employers, announced a deal to buy Viasystems. The deal will cost $927 million in cash and stocks and is expected to take place within the next year.

TTM is located on Cashman Drive in Chippewa Falls and they produce printed circuit boards for electronic devices.

Viasystems also produces circuit boards, but they focus on different industries. The purchase will allow TTM to enter the automotive industry, and expand in the aerospace, medical, industrial, and other fields.

The two companies earned a combined $2.5 billion in revenues in 2013.

Mid-State International Trucks celebrates move to Lake Hallie

09-19-2014 by Vision 2020

Mid-State International Trucks of Wisconsin celebrated 50 years in business by moving into their new location on 1189 118th St in Lake Hallie.

The company used to operate two separate buildings in Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire, but now they have moved all employees to the new 36,500-square-foot building.

As part of their grand opening ceremony, Mid-State also donated a van to Chippewa River Industries and REACH, which is a nonprofit organization that provides independence to people with disabilities. The vans will be able to help more than 400 locals with disabilities.