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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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First Impressions Exchange – Green Bay & Fond du Lac

Green Bay and Fond du Lac are a conducting a First Impressions exchange in March 2017. A First Impressions Exchange is where volunteers from two communities swap places for a day and share their feedback about visiting the respective communities. It is a valuable learning experience for the host communities to gain new insights and new […]

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2017 Land Use, Planning and Zoning Continuing Education

Brown County UW-Extension will again be hosting in-person listening sessions for three Land Use, Planning and Zoning teleconferences this spring. All listening sessions will be held in the Nicolet Conference Room at De Pere’s City Hall, a relatively central location with free parking. Sessions are FREE to attend if you attend in-person. To register on […]

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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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Gift Giving that Puts Our Community First

The holiday season officially kicked off with the passing of Thanksgiving weekend, and Americans are on a gift buying bender the likes of which have not been seen in the past decade. As per the American Research Group, the average American plans to spend $929 on gift buying this holiday season, the first time since […]

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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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