Associated Bank is the largest Wisconsin-based bank. Their rich history traces all the way back to 1861. From a small set of financial institutions that served northeast Wisconsin, they’ve grown into a leading Midwest bank.
The Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin was founded in 2015 with the vision of an intimate Bluegrass and Americana music experience. Both the festival and campgrounds are family owned and operated by a team with over 30 years of music festival experience. It is their goal to provide a fan-centric festival experience that is welcoming and approachable for people of all ages. Blue Ox features over 35 artists spread across 3 days on three stages and on-site camping.
The Chippewa Valley LGBT!+ Community Center aims to provide services and create educational programs that promote well-being and unity within & among the LGBTQ+ community. They work to promote understanding, tolerance, and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community and of individuals within that community in the Chippewa Valley (Eau Claire, Chippewa, and Dunn County).
DECI’s mission is to promote the development of business, housing, cultural resources, and activities within Downtown Eau Claire. To fulfill this mission, they act in three primary ways: promoting and supporting downtown businesses, creating exceptional events, and advancing innovative ideas and projects.
Hello Adorn’s retail store in downtown Eau Claire was their first ever working studio and it is now their only brick & mortar location. Between the shelves filled with their jewelry, the curated selection of other maker goods, our in-shop exclusive Endless Bracelets, and the best shop partners you could hope for, it’s worth a visit.
South Barstow Business Improvement District
The South Barstow District brings the pulse to the heart of downtown Eau Claire. Although this district is walkable, it might take you a while to get through it thanks to all the eclectic shops, eateries, and public art you’ll stop to see along the way.
Tangled Up in Hue isn’t your run-of-the-mill art gallery, but rather a local art gallery and gift shop showcasing the work of over 150 artists and crafters. Weird, quirky, sassy, and fun describe the hand-crafted creations you’ll find here. It’s kitsch-with and edge and a whole lot more.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, could probably lay claim to being “The Indie Capital of the Midwest,” but trademarking that would be far too corporate a move for this independent-minded university town. Instead, Eau Claire, located at the confluence of the crystal clear Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers, goes its own way and encourages everyone who visits to come along for the ride. This is where farm kids grow up to be artists and entrepreneurs. Where alternative is a positive. Where attitude is more important than age. Where hospitality is legit. Where originality is celebrated. In other words, indie.
Humming along since 2002, Volume One is a magazine, an event & video production company, & a retail store based in Eau Claire, WI.