Pro-confluence committee to hold press conference

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Eau Claire, Wi. -- Supporters of the Confluence Project are taking the next step after winning their campaign.

Organizers of the 'Voices for Growth' say the election results show the community is in support of moving forward with the Confluence Project.

The Pro-Confluence Referendum Action Committee will be hosting a news conference at 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon with some major key players and supporters of the project, including Chancellor Schmidt from UW-Eau Claire and City Council President Kerry Kincaid.

While the city and county referendums were big hurdles to jump over, Executive Director of the State Theatre Ben Richgruber says this is only the beginning.

"It's a very exciting time. We felt this was a strong project, and we really felt that we had community support and this really just proves that. So its time to take this to the next step. Locally we need to get the philanthropic dollars raised to get those donations in so when it comes to time for the state of Wisconsin to step up and be a part of this project they know we're on board locally", Richgruber says.

The 'Voices for Growth' press conference will be held at the Volume One Gallery in downtown Eau Claire.

WEAU will have coverage from the event, and the next steps for the Confluence Project in our later newscasts.

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