As we celebrate Women's History Month, it's essential to shine a spotlight on the vital role of women-owned businesses Around River City. Not only are they economic engines but also symbols of empowerment and resilience. By highlighting these businesses, we honor the contributions of women entrepreneurs to our community's growth and success. Around River City and Z93 support women-owned businesses for their innovation, leadership, and determination.

Vicki Nichols, Owner of Sparta Cinema 6

By Ballzer | March 26, 2024

It’s almost the second anniversary of owning Sparta Cinema 6 for Vicki Nichols. She was the manager of the theater for 21 years and April 1, 2022 she officially became the owner…

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Dr. Carolyn Colleen Bostrack – Owner of Acton Academy Midwest

By Brittany Styles | March 19, 2024

Dr. Carolyn Colleen Bostrack, MBA, is a multifaceted entrepreneur, former keynote speaker, and accomplished author. She is the owner of Acton Academy Midwest, a private STEM entrepreneurial and trades school that fosters…

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Patience Renning, Owner of Doggie Zen & Den in Holmen

By Brittany Styles | March 13, 2024

Doggie Zen & Den offers professional dog grooming & boarding in Holmen, WI. Patience Renning is the owner and operator of the business. She joined us to chat about why…

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Summer Niemeier, Owner of Thorson Graphics in La Crescent

By Brittany Styles | March 7, 2024

Summer Niemeier is the owner and operator of Thorson Graphics in La Crescent, Minnesota. She’s a shining example of how curiosity, drive, and perseverance can lead to a successful career as a…

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Meet Shobi Zietlow, Owner of Referral Staffing Solutions

By Brittany Styles | March 4, 2024

Shobi Zietlow offers you the answer to your local employment needs through her businesses Referral Staffing Solutions, in La Crosse and Sparta. As part of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting…

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Old is New with Upcycling by Amy!

By Brittany Styles | February 19, 2024

Amy began fixing up old furniture in the spring of 2013 and fell in love with seeing old pieces transform to new, beautiful, accents in people’s homes. She makes a…

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Win a Party Charcuterie Board from Hunt & Gather

By Brittany Styles | February 16, 2024

Hunt & Gather Grazing Boards creates opportunities for connection through food. Who doesn’t love meat and cheese, right?! The owner and operator, Emily Boland, tries to use as many locally…

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Shobi Zietlow, Owner of Referral Staffing Solutions

By Brittany Styles | March 29, 2023

Shobi Zietlow chatted with us about why she started her business and how the industry has changed, particularly in the past few years. ~A NOTE FROM SHOBI~ Finding the right…

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Women-Owned Businesses Around River City TikToks

By Ballzer | March 28, 2023

We’ve teamed up with The Salon Professional Academy and Acton Academy Midwest to celebrate Women’s History Month. We’re putting a spotlight on women-owned and operated businesses from Around River City! Learn more about these…

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Sue Kolve-Feehan, Sue Kolve’s Salon & Day Spa and The Salon Professional Academy

By Brittany Styles | March 24, 2023

Not only is The Salon Professional Academy our title sponsor of Women’s History Month, celebrating women-owned local businesses; but Sue Kolve-Feehan has had quite a career in our area. Sue is the…

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