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Taking 5ive with Christy Brickner

Christy Brickner has a full plate, with several roles: wife, mother of four, student, activity leader, volunteer, to name a few. Like countless Chippewa Valley women, Christy strives to cultivate equilibrium among her obligations and passions. No matter what, she knows that a balanced diet of the five Fs—faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance—leads to a more enriched life. Click the magazine below to read what Christy has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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Taking 5ive with Julie Nelson

Julie Nelson is an active wife, mother, and Chippewa Valley business owner. In addition to her role at The Coffee Grounds, Julie has an abundant schedule with family, friends, and outside activities. While she thoroughly enjoys both her personal and professional endeavors, Julie strives to be fully present in whatever she is doing each day. Living in the moment includes faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance. Click the magazine below to read what Julie has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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Taking 5ive with Jackie Boos

Meet Jackie Boos: busy wife, mother, business professional, and Tourism Director for the Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. Jackie and her husband, Matt, have built a home in the beautiful rural area of Tilden; they plan to stay residents for life. While she enjoys her ambitious schedule, Jackie also realizes that it takes a balance of the five Fs—faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance—to build a successful life. Click the magazine below to read what Jackie has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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Taking 5ive with Susan Peterson

Susan Peterson has been a resident of Eau Claire since 2008. She is a focused mother, business professional, advocate for children, and the Director of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Inc., Northwest District and Coulee Region. From working diligently in her professional role to raising her daughters, Peterson knows continues to discover various ways to implement the five Fs of faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance. Click the magazine below to read what Susan has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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Taking 5ive with Kim Senn

Meet Kim Senn, a Chippewa Valley mother, wife, and life coach business owner. Despite a packed schedule full of many obligations, Kim still finds time to appreciate the most important things in life—including faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance. Click the magazine below to read what Kim has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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Taking 5ive with Katie Kuenkel

Many readers may recognize Katie Kuenkel from her work on the Moms Everyday show. As the host of the program, Katie connects with amazing women throughout the Chippewa Valley. However, Katie her own unique story and is well grounded in the five Fs . . . Click the magazine below to read what Katie has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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Taking 5ive with Lana Ciolkosz

Situated on the corner of Washington and Main Streets in downtown Thorp, Aroma Café, Aroma Florist, and The Tuxedo Loft share more than just a floor plan. From a local flower shop to a downtown destination, Lana and John Ciolkosz have cultivated three businesses beyond expectation. I caught Lana for a short conversation recently to learn how she manages to maintain a balance of the 5ive essential elements during the recent expansion in downtown Thorp. Click the magazine below to read what Lana has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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Taking 5ive with Vicki Hoehn

Vicki Hoehn wears many hats. From a career that has spanned several decades at Royal Credit Union (RCU) to a busy family life and a new grandson, Vicki knows the importance of time management, prioritization, and goal setting. Even though some people may view faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance as demanding, Vicki sees the 5ive as reasons life remains interesting. Click the magazine below to read what Vicki has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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Taking 5ive with Megan MacLaughlin-Barck

WRITTEN BY HEATHER ROTHBAUER-WANISH Sometimes life turns out differently than we planned. Megan MacLaughlin-Barck’s current reality bears little resemblance to her original plans. After graduating from Chippewa Falls Senior High School, Megan vowed never to come back to the area. She earned her undergraduate degree from UW-Madison, followed by a law degree from Pace Law School. Today, Megan is the sole owner of Larson Construction Co., Inc. (a Chippewa Falls company her grandparents founded). She admits she never envisioned herself in this role—but she has eaten a lot of “nevers” along the way. Nevertheless, while balancing motherhood, a thriving business, …

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Taking 5ive with Edie McDonald

WRITTEN BY HEATHER ROTHBAUER-WANISH Edie McDonald is a busy woman. As co-owner of McDonald Company, she manages Goldsmith Coffee Bar and Five Star Catering, using both to give students hands-on business experience. She is also a wife and a mother. In all of her endeavors, Edie understands the importance of a strong value system. And she juggles her multiple responsibilities maintaining focus on her family and her faith. Faith Edie’s grandparents played formative roles in making faith an important part of her life from a young age. “When I was young, I looked forward to going to church in the …

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