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A toast to the Tribute Taphouse
Posted by Eliason Realty of the North, LLC on July 9, 2015 in Market Trends Northwoods Market Trends National Market Trends Tourism Marketing Community Highlights
A toast to the Tribute Taphouse


Marc O'Brien (left) and Bill Summers (right) welcoming everyone to enjoy their craft brews and more! 

For three years, Eagle River has enjoyed being home to a local brewery - Tribute Taphouse. The owners, Bill Summers and Marc O’Brien, offer several unique craft beers, some of which are available at different times of the year.

The seed for opening the local brewery began in 2005 at the first Great Northern Beer Festival that Bill, his wife and others, began. It was at the Festival that several men decided to start a home brew club that was launched in 2007. Among the club members was Marc O’Brien, Bill’s future business partner.

A couple of years later, Bill approached Marc and asked if he would like to join him in starting a brewery. Soon, they began to accumulate brewing necessities starting with equipment from a  Plover brewery, O’so and then items found Craigslist. Tribute Taphouse opened for business in June 2012. They didn’t have their brewing license yet, but featured craft brews from around Wisconsin.

In October the license was approved and Marc began brewing their first beer in November. On December 8, Old Eagle Chocolate Porter was first served, marking their annual anniversary date.

Summers said there are five beers that are served year ‘round and each beer’s name is steeped in Eagle River and Northwoods lore. There is the Old Eagle Chocolate Porter that was named for the steamboat that initially was used as transportation for the loggers, then as transportation from the railroad to the resorts and finally as an excursion boats before its demise.

There is also the 28 Lake Lager, a German dortmunder beer, named in honor of the 28 lakes that comprise the Eagle River Chain.

Next is the Blueberry Train Wheat Ale that was named after the train that transported blueberries from Conover to Chicago.

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Incubators - much more than just a low cost answer for business locations
Posted by Eliason Realty of the North, LLC on February 24, 2015 in Market Trends Community Highlights
Incubators - much more than just a low cost answer for business locations

So you bit the bullet and started your own company selling first rate widgets – out of your basement. Well, that worked for the first year, almost. But now there are boxes of widgets all over the house and orders are coming fast and furious. It’s time to make that first move. But the budget is still tight – what is your next step?

Perhaps you might want to consider contacting the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation (VCEDC) and ask about the incubators located throughout the county. An incubator? For your business needs, an incubator in Vilas County,”provide (s) a low cost solution for working space for start-up and expanding businesses.”

Exactly what is VCEDC? This is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 quasi-governmental organization that works with public, private and non-governmental units to work toward economic growth and quality job opportunities growth in Vilas County.

Their mission statement clearly defines what their goals are:  “Provide innovative leadership and regional infrastructure to: improve the economic well being of businesses, communities and residents; promote creation and retention of viable businesses and quality jobs; and provide increased opportunities for education strengthening workforce development.”

This is no small undertaking and providing office, work and warehouse space via an incubator environment is only part of the services offered by VCEDC. Experienced business leaders offer new businesses a resource for expert advice in the management, staffing and growth of a new or expanding business. There are also venture capital resources available to these businesses.

There are three locations for such incubators. The first location opened in Eagle River, at 413 Pines St., and among the current tenants are: StitchIt Embroidery, A LA Carte Care, Butkowski Sales, Property Management North, CJM Solutions, LLC, Second Generation Enterprises, Inc DBA- DKA Financial and Computer Success.

The next incubator is located in Manitowish Waters, at 399 Highway 51.

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The weekend before Christmas
Posted by Eliason Realty of the North, LLC on December 17, 2014
The weekend before Christmas


Once again it looks like it's going to be a picture perfect white Christmas in the Northwoods. After  a very scary meltdown, the plummeting temperatures turned the thermometer around and brought several inches of white beauty to the Northwoods. The forecast for the next 10 days looks like it will be even a whiter and a more glorious Christmas!

To add to the festivities, here are a few holiday events some of the communities are offering the public to make the season even merrier!

Eagle River: On Dec. 18, Thursday night from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, the Northwoods Chlidrens Museum invites children and their fathers to attend the free "Fun with Fathers" evening. There will be a dinner and planned activities so it is requested that reservations be made no later than the day before. Call 715-479-4623 or visit to make reservations.

Don't forget to take a break from shopping in downtown Eagle River and hop on a sleigh ride offered by the downtown businesses on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

The Sno-Eagles, weather permitting, will leave the Old Train Depot at 9:00 AM for a Christmas Eve ride. This is a superb time to snowmobile pristine trails at a very low traffic time.

Presque Isle: What child doesn't want to spend time with Santa Claus this time of year? A Children's Christmas with Santa begins with a sleigh ride at the intersection of County highways B and W at 6 PM. It's onto the Presque Isle Community Center where the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and Library host the children's party complete with caroling, an Advent walk and, of course, a visit by Santa! For more details call 715-686-2910 or 888-835-6508 or check out the website at:

Minocqua: For last minute shoppers, The Gaslight Square shops will be open until 7:00 PM on Friday, Dec.

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Happy Holidays from Eliason Realty
Posted by John and Diane Misina on December 19, 2012 in Company News
Happy Holidays from Eliason Realty

Photo taken by friend and Eliason Realty customer, Valarie Van Bussum Wielhouwer

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas

and happy holiday season.


Our sincere thanks for your loyalty

and goodwill throughout the year.


From all of us at Eliason Realty of the North, Inc.

Dick and Bonnie Eliason

Eagle River TeamKeith DeVosRachel DregerBrian Hotmar, Diane MisinaJohn Misina, Brenda SchmidtDebbie Van Caster, and Norm Warner

St. Germain Team:   Ed Foxe, Marion JanssenBernie Kazda, Nancy KoernerTom MartensChris Nickolaou, Rick Lovdal, Tim Kruse, Richelle Kruse, and Ray Weber    

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Superintendent Dr Richie gives credit to his team at NPHS
Posted by John and Diane Misina on October 26, 2012 in Schools

Dr. Mike Richie, Northland Pines School District Administrator, 

earns top national award:  2012 Superintendent of the Year! 

As the district celebrated his great honor on October 22, Dr. Richie paid tribute to all within the NPSD who have excelled in the classroom and beyond to elevate student achievement. 


Below directly printed from the National Association of School Superintendents: 


Meet Dr. Mike Richie, Superintendent of the Northland Pines School District located in Eagle River, Wisconsin.

     Mike is an award-winning educator with over 25 years of experience in education. He is currently in his fourteenth year as a superintendent. Prior to assuming leadership of Northland Pines in 2004, he successfully led both larger and smaller districts. He has also served eight years as an elementary principal and 6 years as a classroom teacher.

     When Mike assumed district leadership at Northland Pines he immediately established a Building & Design Committee to plan, design, and construct a cutting-edge high school which would become the hub of the community. Under his leadership the district built the $28.5 million dollar facility on time and under budget.     Mike incorporated environmental impact, energy efficiency, and sustainable needs, and as a result Northland Pines High School was certified as the first LEED Gold Certified high school in the U. S. by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The project has won numerous awards and has been featured in numerous magazines and publications. It continues to be an eco-friendly, technology-advanced learning environment for students. As a result of Mikes forward thinking, the district now utilizes wireless technology and energy savings in all of their buildings.  Mike and his team members were invited to present The Secrets to Driving Down Energy Costs in Your Schools at the 2011 Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA) spring conference and at the 2011 Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) state convention.

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Dr. Richie Interviews Two Principals from Northland Pines After Their First Year in the District
Posted by John and Diane Misina on September 16, 2012 in Schools

Northland Pines School District Administrator Dr. Mike Richie talks with Matt Spets (Eagle River Elementary Principal) and Jim Brewer (High School Principal) to allow them to summarize their first year with the district. Dr. Richie asks them to share their background in education, what they were most impressed with during this year and what goals they have for the future for their buildings.

Shared by Eliason Realty of the North, Inc. - Northern Wisconsin Realtors who practice within the Northland Pines School District.  Eagle River and St Germain, WI,  

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Eliason Realty Agents tour new listings today in Eagle River
Posted by Diane Misina on May 29, 2012 in Company News Market Trends
Eliason Realty Agents tour new listings today in Eagle River

Our agents headed out to preview two of our new listings today:  

McKinley Blvd Home on the Eagle River Chain -


Artfully and masterfully finished home on the Eagle River Chain, located on McKinley Blvd., across from the Eagle River Golf Course.  Please inquire for further details on this new exclusive listing!  


Catfish Lake Drive -


Just a few blocks from the Catfish Lake boat landing, giving you access to the Eagle River Chain. 4 bedroom home has lots of room for a growing family.The main level has a large rm, beamed ceiling, a brick f/p that uses wood or gas, and patio doors leading to an outside deck, which is also accessible from the master bedroom. Every room has lots of light with the large picture window in the living rm/master bd. The master suite features recessed lighting, a full bath and walkin closet. Theres another bedroom on the main floor, a dining and family room combination, the kitchen and a full bath. Upstairs you will find 2 more bedrooms and a full bath. The lower level has a finished family rm and laundry center. Exterior is cedar sided, there are 2 garages, one which has an attic/storage area above, and a separate electric service. If that's not enough, the 4 bedroom septic is brand new, there's central air and a blacktop drive. Screened porch with hot tub. 4.42 acres. 

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Discover Wisconsin TV Show to feature Eagle River
Posted by Diane Misina on April 18, 2012 in Tourism

"Great times come with the territory every season of the year in Eagle River. Located on the world’s largest chain of 28 connected lakes and surrounded by state and national forests, Eagle River offers an overwhelming number of recreational opportunities. The lakes are known for their trophy-sized musky, but you 're also bound to catch walleye and bass. The Wisconsin ice fishing is great during the winter too. Eagle River is also the Snowmobile Capital of the World, with 500 available miles of groomed snowmobile trails known as "The Eagle River 500". During warmer months,..."

In their 25th year, Discover Wisconsin's TV Series includes the upcoming Eagle River episode: 

"Great Times Still Come With the Territory"


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