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New businesses spark community growth

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MOSINEE (WAOW) -

Starting your own business can be tough. But, two new central Wisconsin businesses are trying to overcome the odds.

One month ago Julie Spaulding decided it was time to follow her dream

"There weren't any consignment shops in this area," Spaulding said. "There were some in Wausau and Point but not in the Mosinee community."

That's why she started her own shop. But before she got started, she did her homework.

"I made cold calls and put out flyers and I got nothing but positive feedback," Spaulding said.

So now, here she is. Although Brylie's has only been open a month, she says it's already taken off.

"Everybody that came in on day one comes back and says it looks so great," Spaulding said. "We have gotten a lot of new things."

But, the business climate hasn't always been so optimistic. According to the U.S. Census Bureau date, more than 170,000 small businesses closed between 2008 and 2010.

That's why Mosinee city leaders are so happy with success stories like this.

"That just helps our community grow," Executive director of the Mosinee Chamber of Commerce Tammy Campo said. "If we have a strong community it makes businesses want to come and take a look at us."

Another new business also recently settled into its new home in Mosinee. Nortrax sells and services farming equipment. It had its grand opening Friday.

"The whole area is just great for the industry and for contractors," Territory Manager Roy James said.

City leaders say businesses like this one make the community stronger. And they hope to see more of them as the city continues to grow.

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