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Just 2.5 hours from THE TwIN Cities

Federally insured by NCUA


We’re Community Strong! But whatever life brings, WESTconsin will be here right alongside you.

Paddle. Fish. Float. Relax.

Learn more about Rusk County’s four perfect rivers, and everything to enjoy on shore. Visit RuskCountyWI.com.

Join a School District Dedicated to Educators’ Success

In the Eau Claire Area School District, we know that for students to achieve to their full potential, we must provide teachers with the resources and support they need on a daily basis. We’re searching for talented and compassionate teachers to work with students at all grade levels. Join a growing school district in one of the best communities to live in the state of Wisconsin!

Get the professional support you need ECASD goes the extra mile to support our teachers and staff. You may qualify for the following when you join our district:

H Medical, dental, life insurance, WRS retirement & district retirement benefits H Two-year teacher mentorship program with additional compensation opportunities H A comprehensive new teacher orientation with ongoing support

H REALiving, an employee achievement program offering free professional coaching, financial consultations, budgeting help & more

H Access to a near-site, no-cost employee clinic with convenient hours

H Health & wellness program LEARN MORE Kay Marks, Executive Director of Human Resources






Email kmarks@ecasd.us

About Our District ECASD is the eighth-largest school district in Wisconsin with an enrollment of more than 11,000 students. We have an early learning center, 12 elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools and two charter schools.

500 Main Street | Eau Claire, WI 54701 | 715-852-3000 | www.ecasd.us


(800) 924-0022 | westconsincu.org

Join the #1 Employer in the Chippewa Valley!



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PESI is looking for top talent! Are you looking for a career that’s fun, flexible, challenging, and has excellent benefits wrapped up in a positive and encouraging work environment? Look no further! PESI Inc., a local non-profit organization, is recruiting for multiple positions. For the most current list of open positions, visit our careers page at pesi.com/Home/Careers

FUELS • PROPANE • LUBRICANTS Residential • Commercial

715-876-6400 1979-2019

Serving the Chippewa Valley Since 1922

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Order a FREE Visitor Guide Today! 715-672-8665 x116

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PESI Inc., a local non-profit organization, has been providing world class continuing education to professionals in the fields of mental and behavioral health, rehab, and nursing since 1979. Our team has grown to over 150 dedicated and passionate associates over the past 40 years, offering educational services to our customers around the globe.

Apply at pesi.com/Home/Careers

Do you or someone you know have a child with a special health care need or disability? The Wisconsin Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Regional Centers are here to help. They have specialists waiting to take your call to help you find the next step on your parenting journey. Give them a call today!

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City of Eau Claire We are a vibrant city with exceptional quality of life and services including parks, trails, education, and art. Want to know more? Check out the short videos at the links below for more reasons to work and live in Eau Claire. www.eauclairewi.gov/hr www.eauclairewi.gov/our-city/think-eau-claire

why the city of eau claire? Serve your community in a meaningful way! We believe in making Eau Claire a great city. We believe in sustainability. We believe in having fun while serving the community. We believe that local government is a stewardship.

Employment Opportunities

Whether you're looking for a part-time, full-time, seasonal, or internship opportunity - we've got you covered! Go to www.eauclairewi.gov/jobs to see our current openings or to fill out a job interest card. www.eauclairewi.gov 715-839-4921 Equal Opportunity Employer

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WHISTLE WHILE YOU BANK. Today is a happy day. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping.

And your bank is alive with people dedicated to Making More Possible. Life is grand.

Visit our website: www.ccf.us for a full list of locations!


REALiving.com Winter 2021

Looking to make a difference in the community and in the lives of others? ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc. is a non-profit agency serving communities throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota in pursuit of our mission:

To conceive and develop effective interventions, which will enable individuals to avoid unnecessary levels of incarceration, enhance community safety and provide a setting that facilitates treatment and the reduction of recidivism. We are seeking employees with a passion and motivation to make a difference in the lives of others. Please visit our website for employment opportunities: www.correctionalservices.org

AA/EOE • Drug Free Workplace • 608.223.0017

School District of Altoona “Home of the Railroaders”

“Offering large school opportunities with a small school approach.”

About Us .

The School District of Altoona is a school district with dedicated staff and students as well as supportive parent and community partners. The district sets high expectations for our students and staff and strives to improve each year to prepare our students to be successful now and in the future.

Why Choose Us . • • • • • •

Highly Qualified and EXPERIENCED teachers and staff throughout the district Updated facilities and learning spaces Academic Excellence and Achievement Individualized student curriculum and instruction Large selection of Academic and Extra-Curricular Activities Low Student to Teacher Ratio


1903 Bartlett Avenue Altoona, WI 54720 715-839-6032 Tel 715-839-6066 Fax

Engage . Equip . Empower

Follow TCHCC Online! Trempealeau County Health Care Center — a Comprehensive System of Care — Using a Recovery and Person-Directed Care Approach Community Hous ing AODA Outpatie nt Services Skilled Nursing Facility Mental Health Se rvices

Come Join Our TEAM! www.tchcc.com 715-538-4312 W20410 State Road 121, Whitehall, Wisconsin



Escape. Enjoy. Explore.

Stay Awhile! DiscoverHudsonWI.com • 715.386.8411 •

www.positive-alternatives.org (715) 235-9552

Wisconsin’s Resource for Youth & Families 1974 Services for individual and family since needs…

because no two lives are the same.

Community Based Services

Group Homes

Mentoring Supervised Visitation Day Supervision Check & Connect

Short-term or Shelter Care Long Term Care 72 Hour Holds Respite Aftercare

Menomonie, River Falls, Amery, Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids www.positive-alternatives.org (715) 235-9552

Wisconsin’s Resource for Youth & Families since 1974

Rice Lake is your classic northern Wisconsin vacation destination.

Trempealeau County


Scenic Highlands and Rural Experiences Fish • ATV Golf • Kayak Canoe • Hike Great Lodging

Order your FREE Visitor Guide Now!

www.ricelaketourism.com • 1-800-523-6318

Take Time in Trempealeau County more information visit BicyclingFor * Hiking * Canoeing* Camping www.ruralexperiences.com www.trempealeau-county-tourism.com

• Licensed for children 6 wks to 12 yrs • Licensed childrenand 6 wks to 12care yrs Full, flex, for part-time drop-in available • Licensed for children 6 wks to 12 yrs • Full, flex, part-time and drop-in care available programming • Full, flex,• 4-K part-time and drop-in care available • 4-K programming • School Age Programs - Before and After School care,•Summer Program, School days 4-K programming • School Age Programs out - Before and After School care, Summer Program, School days • School Age Programs - Before and After out School care, Summer Program, School days out (715) 833-7744 Open 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (715) 833-7744 Monday through Friday (715)a.m. 833-7744 Open 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Monday Friday Open 5:30 through a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Serving approximately 1,800 A great place to students work­— in grades Pre-K-12. 90% staff retentionlearning rate in all groups. our Weover focusa on individualized throughout Outstanding community to belong to— system. A comprehensive Literacy Collaborative over 90% of families would recommend framework in grades K-8, to and a focus on 21st Century our school others! skills at all levels. We offer extensive virtual learning opportunities with many blended options to bolster student success. Our diverse extra and co-curricular activities are sure to engage students of all interests! 301 North Fourth St, BRF – Phone 715-284-4357 – www.brf.org

301 North Fourth Street, Black River Falls, WI 715.284.4357 www.brf.org

Profile for REALiving

REALiving Magazine  

Winter 2021, Vol. 10 Issue 1

REALiving Magazine  

Winter 2021, Vol. 10 Issue 1

Profile for realiving