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Solon Springs Mercantile honored: Business of the Year

Solon Springs Mercantile in Solon Springs recently received the Business of the Year Award from the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (NWWIB, Inc).

Solon Springs Mercantile in Solon Springs recently received the Business of the Year Award from the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (NWWIB, Inc).

The company was honored at the 8th annual Business Conference at Lakewood's Resort in Cable, May 5-6. Each year, the NWWIB, Inc. hosts this conference and selects an outstanding business from Northwest Wisconsin, one that is valued by its employees and community as an employer of choice.

Ken and Meg Thoreson, the store's owners and managers, purchased the established hardware store in 2002.

With excellent customer service and a large variety of products, Solon Springs Mercantile has experienced strong business growth in the past eight years. After a devastating fire in 2004 destroyed the original building, the Thoreson's remained committed to the Solon Springs community, rebuilding their business on nearby Highway 53.

Even with a nine-month interruption in business, they were able to retain their employees and customer base.

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Solon Springs Mercantile was recognized for the quality of its customer service, the dedication of the employees, the diversity of its merchandise, and its vital role in the area's economy.

For more information on the Business of the Year Award, the nomination process, and the Workforce Investment Board, contact Mari Kay-Nabozny at (715)682-9141.

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