A look into the businesses of the Lower Wisconsin River Valley and the larger Driftless Area.

Gov. Evers peruses Arcadia Books in Spring Green in Tuesday after speaking with staff about grants. Photo by Taylor Scott, Managing Editor

Governor Evers visits Spring Green businesses that received ‘We’re All In’ grants

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers visited Spring Green Tuesday to tour two businesses that received “We’re All In” grants, in the midst of a proposal that would seek to change how federal moneys, including those that fund grants like these, are allocated and by whom.

Business Spotlight: Inspired Nutrition

Tell us a bit about Inspired Nutrition and your mission Inspired Nutrition started after my cousin opened her Nutrition club in Muscoda. We started these nutrition clubs because we were seeing great results with the Herbalife product. Our mission is to get our products into households to help people live a more healthy active lifestyle.

A for sale sign remains outside of Freddy Valentine’s Public House as the building will remain on the market as the current owner transitions the restaurant into a pizzeria, Last Leaf Public House, which is expected to open in late May. Photo by Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief

Freddy Valentine’s location to become Last Leaf Public House with pizzeria focus

Freddy Valentine’s Public House in Spring Green is getting a new menu and a new name come May, Last Leaf Public House will take its place downtown.

Photo via Brewhaha Coffee Roasters

Brewhaha, SGAAC fundraiser coffee roast

Brewhaha Coffee Roasters and the Spring Green Area Arts Coalition (SGAAC) are working together in the month of March to raise funds for SGAAC throughout the month of March. All proceeds from orders of the special medium, Colombian roast from Brewhaha will go to SGAAC.

Photo via Tortilleria Zepeda

Tortilleria Zepeda wins $5,000 on local pitch show

Tortilleria Zepeda received the Jendusa Lubar Entrepreneurship Center award from their appearance on “Project Pitch It,” which will provide them with workshops and support services from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Lubar’s Entrepreneurship Center, and a $5,000 cash prize.

Julia Zepeda, left, and his wife Heidi Zepeda show off handmade tortilla’s from their small business out of Lone Rock, Tortilleria Zepeda. The couple and business will be featured on “Project Pitch it” this weekend. Photo via Heidi and Julian Zepeda

Lone Rock’s Tortilleria Zepeda featured on state-wide business pitch show

Husband and wife team Heidi and Julian Zepeda will appear on the ABC show “Project Pitch It” this weekend, to pitch their hand-made tortilla business out of Lone Rock.

A view of Wisconsin beers on tap that are available at the Lone Rock Bistro and Taproom.

Lone Rock Bistro set to bring dining, drink options

The Lone Rock Bistro and Tap Room opened recently in downtown Lone Rock, offering different local tap beers, elevated American style food and cocktails. Valley Sentinel had the opportunity to ask some questions of Head Chef and Kitchen Manager, Justin Scofield, to introduce the restaurant.

Business Spotlight

Brewhaha Roasters is a small batch, artisan coffee roaster, dedicated to providing the freshest roasts. We use superior beans grown by farmers who practice sustainable farming methods, and provide fair and healthy conditions for their workers. We provide customized single origin coffees and blends. Brewhaha Roasters is owned by three fellas whose love of good…

Business Spotlight

Wis-Coat provides Asphalt Sealcoating, Crack Filling, Striping, Patching, Gravel, Recycled Asphalt, Asphalt Paving, Parking Lot Accessories & Consulting in Western and Southern Wi.  We do our best to provide asphalt services with “ever-changing” eco-friendly products, all while giving back to our communities wherever the situation arises.  After 15 years in business, we look forward to…