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Ex-Ellsworth school transformed into logo printing firm

While area schools were welcoming back students for the fall term Wednesday, one former school site was nearly ready for a new purpose.

Instead of reading, writing and arithmetic, the ex-Sunnyside Elementary School northeast of Ellsworth will now be home to a logo printing operation. Bill Jiang is moving his Promotions Click business from Hastings, Minn., to the property along CTH G, east of Hwy. 63, which he found on a real estate's multiple listings service.

"I expect to pay 20 percent of my (previous) cost...20 percent of my (previous) taxes here," he said, comparing the Sunnyside property's affordability with the place where his firm was last located.

For the past two years, Jiang has owned the enterprise, custom making promotional items. The outfit prints logos on mouse pads, stress balls, micro-fiber cleaning cloths for eyewear and the like. It accepts orders from distributors.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Sept. 8.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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