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October 18 — Wyman Winston, CEO of Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)
Wyman will discuss financing options for businesses and entrepreneurs.

October 11 — Margaret Wittkopp and Jeremy Buri of Veritas Financial Services
Margaret and Jeremy will educate us on the science behind a successful investment strategy.

October 4 — Laura Sauermilch of Innovative EHS Solutions
Laura discusses what motivated her to become an entreprenuer and tactics she has used to get her business off the ground.

September 27 — Willie Davis, Green Bay Packer great and NFL Hall of Famer.
Willie will tell his story of how football and Vince Lombardi taught him the skills which helped him become a successful entrepreneur!

September 20 —Jay Klein of Armstrong Apples & Winery LLC
Jay discusses his success in the apple orchard business for 23 years and how and why he recently expanded his business to include a winery.

September 13 — Liz Kaiser, company spokesperson for Winter, Kloman, Moter & Repp, S.C. (CPA firm)
Liz will discuss frequently asked questions and what should be considered by business start-ups and businesses at any stage.

September 6 — Dan Steininger of Biz Starts
Biz Starts helps entrepreneurs get the capital funding needed to launch and grow their business.

August 30 — Dr. Sylvestra Ramirez PT, DPT, MWH, CEAS of Physical Therapy of Milwaukee
Dr. Ramirez tells us about the challenges she faced in building her Physical Therapy business and challenges facing her future.

August 23 — Chad Ritterbusch of The Ritterbusch Group
Chad tells us about his journey of building The Ritterbusch Group as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary in business.

August 16 — Tom Stanton of Mel's Pig Roast
Tom will tell the story of how he built his "great times for great causes" which contributed $72,000 to local causes in 2013

August 9 — Frank Medina of Frank Medina Insurance Agency, Inc.
We discuss how Frank started his own insurance agency and how he competes against large firms.

August 2 — Randall Hoth, President/CEO of the Better Business Bureau - Wisconsin
We discuss ethical business practices and accreditation with the BBB. We'll also talk about the upcoming ethical awards to be held May 2015.

July 26 — Jerry Baltus of Baltus Group - AdviCoach
Jerry discusses his new book The Final Act of Ownership

July 19 — Margaret Wittkopp of Veritas Financal Services
Margaret discusses the truths of investing in the stock market and how you can make your money work harder than you!

July 12 — Rob Bartz of The Cash Coupon
We will speak to Rob about his journey in making The Cash Coupon a success.

July 5 — Jeff Giffin of Masters Gallery Foods
We discuss how Masters Gallery Foods, founded by Leonard 'Butch' Gentine in 1974, became Wisconsin's Small Business of the Year in 2013.

June 28 — Jim Sartori, CEO of Sartori Foods
Jim will tell us how he and his family have built one of the most successful specialty cheese companies.

June 21 — Steve Jaberg of Cedar Communities
Steve will discuss how Cedar Communities have built a successful business caring for the aging and elderly. We will also discuss their move into caring for older adults facing Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.

June 14 — Carol Roth -- Author/Speaker
Carol is an American radio host, television personality, bestselling author and investment banker. She was the host of WGN Radio's The Noon Show, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Equation.

June 7 — Jason Engledow, Market President - Community Bank and Trust
Jason will discuss SBA lending and how a business can qualify for funding for your start-up or growth needs.

May 31 — Marie O'Brien of Enterforce
Marie O'Brien will discuss how she "backed" into a unique business model within the Staffing industry and has built a successful business with staffing consultants and professionals with clients such as Oshkosh Truck and Harley Davidson.

May 24 —Lt. Governor of Wisconsin Rebecca Kleefisch
The Lieutenant Governor will touch on multiple aspects of business in Wisconsin.  She'll be sharing her story of small business owner.  She'll speak in detail about the importance of intellectual property protection for Wisconsin's growing export trade, and she'll discuss the ever increasing role that technical colleges play in helping our state bridge the skills gap, so that people can attain the skills that employers are seeking.

Journal/Sentinel article about Intellectual Property Protection written by Lt. Governor Kleefish

A Vision for 21st Century Tech Colleges

May 17 — Gary Krause of EKG Concepts
Gary is a former nurse who started his own business. We will discuss Gary's journey as an entreprenuer.

May 10 — Tina Wick of Zipper Studios
Tina will discuss what she did to grow her business and pay off her start up loan within 3 years.

May 3 — Download
Jennifer Isley of Jennifer Isley Message Therapy Jennifer has been in business for 13 years and will be moving to Hawaii. She is in the process of selling her business. We will also discuss her journey of the past 13 years!

April 26 — Download
Ronald "Bud" Gayhart, Director of Center for Innovation and Business Development, UW-Whitewater
Bud will discuss all the services available through Center for Innovation and Business Development at UW-Whitewater.

April 19 — Download
Bob Travis of InkWorks LLC
We will discuss Bob's continuing journey to take InkWorks to the next level; his plans and innovations that will get them there!

April 12 — Download
Scott McMurray of 3 Guys and a Grill and 3 Guys and a Pizza Pie
Scott will discuss how he successfully owns and operates 2 restaurants.

March 29 — Download
Dr. Craig Morris of Advanced Spine Care
We will discuss the business aspect of Dr. Craig's Chiropractic office.

April 5 — Download
Mike Kertscher of Road America
Mike will be talking about the various businesses, including motorsports, that attract visitors to Road America.

March 29 — Download
Dr. Craig Morris of Advanced Spine Care
We will discuss the business aspect of Dr. Craig's Chiropractic office.

March 22 — Download
Dustin Turicik of IQ Brand Media.
IQ Brand Media has recently been named the Small Business of the Year by both the Plymouth and Elkhart Lake Chambers. Learn Dustin's secrets of building a successful business and the entrepreneurial gene that runs in Dustin's family!

March 15 — Download
Al Lautenslager, Guerrilla Maketing in 30 Days
Al, author and speaker, will talk about how Guerilla Marketing can help your business and about his new book coming out in August.

March 8 — Download
Jim Rosetti and Ron Nielsen with a lot of business tips. And Dave Maaske from SCORE.

March 1 — Download
Jackie Pottratz of Allechant Boutique. Jackie will discuss her unique business model and the things she has done to make Allechant Boutique the Small Business of the Year for the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.

February 22 — Download
Pam Kachelmeir from Wholistic Counselor and Life Coach. Pam describes how she left her corporate career to fulfill her dream of becoming a life coach, specializing in equine therapy.

February 15 — Download
James Grunewald & Jason Irish from Dynamic. James and Jason partnered to build Dymanic from the ground up to become a major force in Social Media Marketing.

February 8 — Download
Ann Sawasky & Tim Bullard from VR Lakes Business Group. VR Lakes Business Group is a business brokerage that helps business owners market and sell their business. We will discuss buying a business, selling a business and how businesses are valued.

February 1 — Download
Dr. David Boll, owner and lead Athletic Performance Coach at Apex Athletic. Dr. Boll will share his thoughts on how he used his background and passion for athletes and training to start his business and grow to 2 locations in Sheboygan County.

January 25 — Download
Linda Gurath of Central Bark Doggie Daycare and Jerry Baltus of AdviCoach. Linda and Jerry will discuss the process they used to market the sale of Central Bark in Sheboygan to prospective buyers.

January 18 — Download
Craig Culver, Co-Founder and CEO of Culver's Restaurants and Scott Clark, owner of the Culver's in Plymouth, WI.

January 11 — Download
Kristen Bell Abell, Entrepreneurship Director at Lakeshore Technical College. Kristen will discuss the programs and services offered at LTC that can help entrepreneurs and business owners.

December 28 — Download
Rich Gaumer of Community Tax & Accounting of Wisconsin. Learn about Rich's new business model to provide tax and accounting services to a niche of clients that is not normally handled by local CPA's.

December 21 — Download
Neil Covaleski of Certa Pro Painters. Learn how Neil got into a franchised painting business and has built it to the point where he is expanding to another territory.

December 14 — Download
Margaret Wittkopp & Jeremy Burri of Veritas Financial Services.

December 7 — Download
Brian Dunton of Sign Me Up

November 2 — Download
Larschelby 'Schel' Kidd of V-NO Events/Discoveries Local Tours Schel will describe his unique business model and his journey to becoming an entrepreneur.