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The Beauty of small businesses

The Beauty of small businesses

Jeffrey Wardon, Jr., Biz & Tech Editor

November 12, 2018


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The holiday season is about to kick into high gear, and local businesses are getting ready for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24. Small Business Saturday is a shopping holiday that urges people to support smaller, locally-run businesses as opposed to big box stores and online storefronts. “The bea...

Multiple events cultivate stronger sales

Multiple events cultivate stronger sales

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

May 3, 2017


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Rainy weather and every student residence being on lockdown did not deter an economic boost for some local businesses. This wasn’t the first time, either. In the March 8 edition of The Royal Purple, it was reported that last year’s Spring Splash event cultivated an increase in sales for many lo...

Hallowed Hagglers

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

October 26, 2016


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Many business owners in Whitewater agree that Halloween is a great time of year for their businesses. Some even say that it is their favorite time of the entire year. Whether you’re going out to get bottle-blasted with friends and following up with breakfast the morning after to sober up, or going...

Hunt for grocer continues

Hunt for grocer continues

April 5, 2016


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April 5, 2016 By Brad Allen The hunt for a grocer to bring into Whitewater is four months underway, and many community members, local business owners and government representatives are working together to bring a grocer into the community. “It holds a lot of merit, and it’s generated a lot...

Shark Tank features Warhawk entrepreneur

Shark Tank features Warhawk entrepreneur

March 15, 2016


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March 15, 2016 By Brad Allen A UW-Whitewater alumnus was featured on an episode of Shark Tank on March 11, where he pitched a business deal to several business professionals in hopes of trading part of his company in exchange for financial support. “The Sharks” invited CEO of MobCraft Henry...

Economic impact of UW-W in the millions

Economic impact of UW-W in the millions

February 23, 2016


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By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 24, 2016 Professor of economics Russ Kashian said his name might be in a slightly bigger, bolder font on a new study finding UW-Whitewater’s local financial impact, but it’s the students who deserve the credit because they’re the ones who “created the magic.” ...

Beekeeping sets community abuzz

February 16, 2016


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By Emily Lepkowski Feb. 17, 2016 Walworth County Beekeepers Club President Doug Grall advocated for urban beekeeping with a  personal story. His 11-year-old son continuously asks him why bees aren’t allowed at their house. “It’s been a great experience for my son and his friends to be able to partic...

A Taste of Whitewater: UW-W gets chance to sample food from local restaurants

April 24, 2015


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  April 22, 2105 By Alexandria Zamecnik   Encouraging students to attend campus events may seem like a daunting task. That wasn’t the case for Student Chamber of Commerce (SCOC) Chair William Erby. Erby, a senior majoring in marketing, created the first ever ‘Taste of Whitewater,’...

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