EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- An area art studio earned big honors Tuesday for its business impact on the community.
Artisan Forge Studios was the recipient of the Paragon Economic Impact Award.
The studio was evaluated on the creation of new, quality jobs, expansion of its facility and being committed to the continued education and training of their workforce.
Owner of Artisan Forge Studios and Metal Works, Greg Johnson, says it's been great to be a part of an artistic and creative renaissance in Eau Claire.
The award is sponsored by Royal Credit Union. Prior recipients of the paragon award include Action City, Dynamic Fitness & Strength, and JAMF Software.