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Lynn's Chatterbox Cafe

Lynn Bednar knew she wanted to create a unique restaurant in Eau Claire, but wasn't sure how to get started. She came to Western Dairyland with a plan, and they helped her establish Lynn's Chatterbox Café. A quaint little restaurant in the heart of the city, Lynn's Chatterbox Café is the first "dementia friendly" restaurant in Eau Claire. Thanks to Western Dairyland, Lynn's dream of helping the community by doing something she loves has come true.

With the help of the Western Dairyland Business Center, Lynn was able to obtain state and federal tax ID numbers, as well as the necessary licenses and permits. She also received help in getting registered on the Wisconsin Department of Revenue website, a crucial step in creating a local business. Western Dairyland also showed Lynn how to organize and set up her business record keeping.

Now that she's established a successful business, Lynn enjoys giving back to the community by serving the public, working with the recovery community to help rehabilitate individuals through the provision of jobs and offering a senior dining site in collaboration with the Aging & Disability Resource Center. They even have a "Bible Mission," which offers free bibles to anyone interested.

Lynn always wanted to do something that would help others, and Western Dairyland enabled her do that by offering her support and showing her how to properly and legally start her own business.

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