• Sep 22, 9:33 amDance Company Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 23rd 7-8 p.m. at the Lawcon Tennis Courts (by Esker).

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Keeping it Casual Joe’s

A Casual Joe's employee prepares the food as hungry customer's look on.

Scout Springgate, Managing Editor

September 16, 2019

Casual Joe’s, a popular barbecue shop downtown, changed ownership over the summer months. Brett Buchanan and Mike Hudec purchased the restaurant in late July from the former owner, Tyler Sailbery, and hope to create a new vibe within the restaurant’s existing culture. The three acquaintances ran...

The Beauty of small businesses

photo by Grace Holler / Photo Editor

Jeffrey Wardon, Jr., Biz & Tech Editor

November 12, 2018

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

This graphic shows how some local businesses were impacted by several events over this past weekend, including Spring Splash, State Solo & Ensemble and several sporting events.

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

May 3, 2017

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...

Economic impact of UW-W in the millions

Economic impact of UW-W in the millions

February 23, 2016

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

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...

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