Face-to-Face Civility: Finding Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50 years old. (source) If you’ve read or watched local reporting, listened to campaign focuses of politicians in the last few years, or perhaps, been paying attention within your circle of friends and family – this might not be news to you. The […]

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Civility and Civil Discourse Series Launching in Fox Valley

As technological innovations in communication move more of our interactions online, do you ever feel that you have fewer meaningful conversations face-to-face? Pair technological shifts with national and statewide trends in increasing political polarization, and it’s no surprise that we’re online more and more, but we’re likely talking less and less. This new series, coming […]

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Public Input Needed for Pulaski Printery Project

Share YOUR feedback on the Franciscan Publishers Building Project – it takes less than 5 minutes! Volunteers representing local businesses and the Pulaski community came together on Tuesday, March 21st at Pulaski Area Community Education District Offices for an engaged discussion on how a vacant downtown building could be revitalized. The three story, 65,000 SF building […]

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$5 Million for STEM Innovation Center Included in Governor’s Budget

This post reproduced all or in part from an outside press release: Governor Scott Walker announced on Friday, February 17 his Capital Budget which includes $5 million for the construction of a 55,000 square-foot Brown County Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Innovation Center in Green Bay. Governor Walker made the announcement at CA Lawton in De Pere and […]

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STEAM Engine Event to be held in Green Bay

  This post generated all or in part from a press release. You’ve heard of STEM. We’ve decided to crank up the creativity and roll out the STEAM Engine. The inclusion of the Arts completes the acronym: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The Neville Museum has climbed aboard to assist idea makers while fostering […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business, Community or Organization

A strong holding cultural tradition is establishing personal goals for ourselves in coordination with the calendar. The Roman God Janus, January’s namesake, is a two-faced god with faces looking toward the past and toward the future respectively. Janus has the unique ability to look forward and backward simultaneously, representing both beginnings and endings. The Roman […]

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3 Things I Learned from Kohler Co. About Workplace Culture

An event I am involved with in my personal life is the Inside Innovation speaker series. A new event, co-hosted by Nicolet National Bank and the De Pere Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, Inside Innovation, brings candid conversations to light with Wisconsin business leaders. Our most recent guest speaker was Christine Loose, Director of Lodging for […]

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A Living Learning Lab in Wisconsin Rapids

As those of you who read my blog regularly know, I’ve been working with the Village of Pulaski on an adaptive reuse effort for the Franciscan Printery Building in their downtown. A group of stakeholders joined me on a field trip to Wisconsin Rapids last week to dive into a similar project happening a few hours […]

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Service Clubs and Millennials, a Smart Combination

I made an unusual choice earlier this year in how I spend my free time as a millennial – I joined a service club (the De Pere Kiwanis Club, to be specific!). Millennials are known for their commitment to volunteering, but that isn’t what makes my choice unusual. What makes it unusual is that millennials […]

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Wisconsin Wednesday – November Edition

Happy November, readers! I completely failed to post this on Wednesday. As the weather turns from falling leaves to whirling snow (please, not yet…) – I’ve got some local and statewide things to share with you! Wisconsin Downtown Action Council – Downtown Summit (La Crosse, WI) I celebrated my first year co-chairing the Wisconsin Downtown […]

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