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Nurturing Young Talent

Young professional groups across northeast Wisconsin aim to better themselves and the community

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From the Publisher

Remembering a maverick Ellis legendary impact on state politics should set an example for up-and-coming, young leaders

by Sean Fitzgerald, New North B2B publisher

Ask almost any tenured journalist across northeast Wisconsin about memorable local politicians, and Mike Ellis is certain to top the list. Whether it was because of Ellis’ engaging character, his tell-it-likeit-is approach to negotiating, or his ability to influence legislation that benefitted residents and businesses throughout the Fox Valley, Ellis almost always left an impression on those who worked with him. He passed away July 20 at the age of 77. Ellis retired from Wisconsin’s legislature in 2015 after serving 32 illustrious years in the state senate, which was proceeded by 12 years in the assembly and a handful of concurrent terms on the City of Neenah’s Common Council. Ellis’ forcefully projected, well-enunciated vocal gait commanded the attention of his audiences – whether or not you agreed with hat he was saying – though he always left a highly convincing argument. During his more than four decades of public service, Ellis developed a reputation as a budget hawk who taught others the complex and often-ignored lessons of structural deficits and questionable fund transfers. It wasn’t uncommon for him to use the phrase “rob Peter to pay Paul” several times during any budget conversation to illustrate the legislative choices to transfer state dollars from one fund to another or from one fiscal year to another. A former president of Wisconsin’s Senate and a senate majority leader among Republicans, Ellis was brash and fought hard for conservative ideals. But he often worked effectively across the aisle with Democratic colleagues, accomplishing legislative compromises that would seem almost impossible during the past decade’s political climate in Wisconsin. Ellis wasn’t afraid to call out lousy ideas from fellow Republican legislators, and often had critical comments about his fellow caucus members of the Republican Party. Yet, he would often end many of those conversations to me with “don’t put that in your paper” – his way of telling me after the fact that he’d prefer that comment off the record. Ellis remained visible in northeast Wisconsin in the years

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following his retirement from Madison, showing up at campaign events and broadcasting on local radio programs to offer color commentary on the state of affairs at the capitol. And Ellis rarely disappointed in being colorful. Ellis will be missed by many across the region – business leaders, local government officials, even some educators – for the mostly fair and Ellis balanced approach he brought to his office and to the constituents of the state’s 19th Senate District. While there will never be another like Mike Ellis, the examples he set for cross-partisan civility and straight-forward relationships with colleagues, lobbyists and voters is a template that young, up-and-coming leaders would do well to emulate.

Local primary elections

With very few challengers for state political offices this coming November, the slate of primary elections on Aug. 14 across northeast Wisconsin is rather slim. But there are a few in the region of particular importance. In the state’s 1st Senate District, there’s a Republican primary between Bill Nauta of Washington Island and André Jacque of De Pere, who gave up his assembly seat to run for office in the higher chamber. The winner will take on incumbent Sen. Caleb Frostman (D-Sturgeon Bay), who was recently put in office during a June special election. In the state’s 19th Senate District, there’s a Democrat primary between Dan Grady and Lee Snodgrass – both of Appleton – with the winner challenging incumbent Sen. Roger Roth (R-Appleton) in November. There are only two primaries for state assembly seats across the region in August, the most high profile in the state’s 2nd Assembly District race to succeed Jacque. Two Republicans – Dean Raasch of De Pere and Shae Sortwell of Two Rivers – face off for the chance to run against Democrat Mark Grams of Two Rivers and Libertarian Kevin A. Bauer of De Pere. In the state’s 56th Assembly District, there’s a Democratic primary between Diana Lawrence of Appleton and John Cuff of Appleton. The winner will square off on Nov. 6 against incumbent Rep. Dave Murphy (R- Greenville). Two incumbents have no opponent for their assembly seat in November: Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) in the 54th Assembly District and Rep. Amanda Stuck (D-Appleton) in the 57th Assembly District. n

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Since We Last Met

Since We Last Met

Since We Last Met is a digest of business related news occurring in the Greater Green Bay, Fox Cities, Oshkosh and Fond du Lac areas in the one month since the previous issue of New North B2B. June 26 Greenville-based Air Wisconsin announced an $8 million expansion at Appleton International Airport for a 30,000-sq. ft. hangar and 7,000 square feet of additional office space attached to the hangar. The expansion is expected to add 80 jobs to the air carrier once complete near the end of 2018. Officials from Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. are discussing potential development incentives with Air Wisconsin. June 27 Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton signed an articulation agreement with University of Wisconsin River Falls for its bachelor’s degree programs in agriculture studies or agriculture education. Students graduating from Fox Valley Tech’s agribusiness science and technology program will be able to transfer their credits into UW River Falls programs with advanced academic standing beginning this year. June 29 Foxconn announced it will purchase the six-story WaterMark building in downtown Green Bay and will develop it into the Foxconn Innovation Center. The 75,000-sq. ft. office building includes first floor commercial retail spaces and was once

2003 August 5 – The City of Oshkosh Plan Commission formalized boundaries for the South Shore Redevelopment Area, established to redevelop the south Fox River bank from Oregon Street east to Lake Winnebago. The area has since been referenced as The Sawdust District. 2003 August 24 – Gov. Jim Doyle eliminated the state Department of Employment Relations in an effort to streamline and downsize state government operations, cutting 19 positions and saving more than $1 million annually. The duties were transferred to the newly created Office of State Employment Relations, which oversees the state civil service system, negotiates state labor contracts, and manages labor relations. 2006 August 7 – Lawrence University in Appleton received a $15 million anonymous donation, which will be used toward the proposed $32.7 million, 100,000-sq. ft. campus center.

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part of the former Port Plaza Mall, before that facility was decommissioned a decade ago. The LCD-screen manufacturer which is currently constructing a massive production campus in Racine County expects to create 200 high-tech jobs at the center and bring together startups and other businesses to inspire and catalyze innovative ideas. The center is expected to open later this year. June 29 Oshkosh Corp. received a $484 million order from the U.S. Army for 1,574 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and associated installed kits. Oshkosh Corp. has already delivered more than 1,600 JLTVs to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. July 3 The Town of Grand Chute in Outagamie County received a $500,000 Idle Sites Redevelopment Program grant from Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. to help WG&R Furniture redevelop the former National Envelope Corp. property at Wisconsin Avenue and Interstate 41. WG&R is building a 94,000-sq. ft. facility on the 28-acre site, which it expects to open in 2019. Remaining parcels on the site are expected to be available for commercial retail development.

2009 August 12 – Gov. Jim Doyle declared a state of emergency in 41 counties suffering from drought conditions, including Outagamie County. The declaration expedites requests from farmers for temporary irrigation permits to divert stream or lake water to irrigate crops. 2015 August 18 – Officials from the Brown County Professional Football Stadium District estimated a $17.6 million surplus would be available when Brown County’s half-percent sales tax expires at the end of September. The special sales tax collected since 2000 paid for renovations to Lambeau Field as well as established a more than $90 million reserve to pay for maintenance to the stadium through 2031. 2017 August 17 – Appleton Coated in Combined Locks filed for Chapter 128 protection while it seeks a buyer to help it continue operating its mill and restructure what company officials called “burdensome debt.” The coated paper manufacturer cited a decline in demand for graphics paper products as well as currency exchange rates which favor imports of coated paper stock as reasons for its recent financial struggles.

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July 5 The Wisconsin Department of Revenue announced it will require all online and other remote retailers with no physical presence in the state to collect and remit applicable sales or use tax on sales delivered to Wisconsin beginning Oct. 1. The new requirement comes in the wake of the recent United States Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. where the court ruled a state can now require sales taxes from online and other remote sellers. A small seller exception exempts sellers with annual revenue of less than $100,000 and have less than 200 transactions. July 6 The U.S. Department of Labor reported 213,000 new jobs were created in June, increasing the national unemployment rate to 4.0 percent. Job growth occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing and health care, while retail trade lost jobs. July 9 The state Department of Transportation began the $5 million project to improve 8.25 miles of State Road 23 from Rosendale to Fond du Lac. The highway will be closed to traffic and detoured through the end of August, then will be open with intermittent flagging until construction is complete in late October.

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July 9 The Village of North Fond du Lac hired Nick Leonard as its new administrator, succeeding Chuck Hornung who retired at the end of June. Leonard has been an employee of the village since 2001, previously serving as the public projects coordinator and as the director of engineering and planning. July 10 The Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance approved an overall 6.03 percent decrease in the rate for worker’s compensation insurance premiums for employers beginning Oct. 1. This is the third consecutive year worker’s compensation insurance rates have declined in Wisconsin. This latest reduction in premiums is expected to result in an annual savings of about $134 million for employers in Wisconsin. July 10 Residents of the Town of Ledgeview in Brown County approved a plan to purchase the 146-acre Ledgeview Golf Course for $3.4 million and ultimately develop the property into parkland or sell parcels to developers for future residential or commercial districts. Town members are expected to determine a use for the property at a later date. The town expects to purchase the property using tax incremental financing and would pay back the financing through future property taxes paid on any new development on the land.

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Since We Last Met July 12 Port of Green Bay officials reported June 2018 shipments of cargo through the port were down 1 percent from June last year, but remain relatively steady for the season-todate compared with 2017. A lack of foreign imports of salt contributed to an overall decrease in imports, as did smaller shipments of coal. Limestone and petroleum products increased over the same time a year ago. July 18 The City of Appleton Common Council became the last of 10 Fox Cities municipalities to approve a measure allowing a portion of room tax revenues to be used toward the financing for the proposed Fox Cities Champion Center, a $30 million youth sports complex in the town of Grand Chute. The nonprofit facility is expected to open in October 2019 and will be operated by Fox Cities Sports Development, an agency of the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. The facility is owned by Grand Chute’s Community Development Authority. July 18 The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources awarded more than $26 million to 42 communities as part of a two-year effort to replace lead service water lines to homes, schools and daycare facilities. Local awards include: $500,000 to the City of Fond du Lac; $800,000 to the City of Green Bay; $500,000 to the City of Menasha; $100,000 to the Village of North

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Fond du Lac; and $500,000 to the City of Oshkosh. Under the program, municipalities determine how to distribute the funds to private property owners to help cover the cost of replacing private-side lead service lines. Funding is in the form of principal forgiveness, which means no debt is incurred on behalf of the municipality. July 19 Miron Construction Co. of Fox Crossing announced it will donate construction of the new Jones Park Amphitheater to the City of Appleton in honor of the company’s 100th year in business. Miron constructed the adjacent Fox Cities Exhibition Center and is also handling the current renovations of Jones Park. The new amphitheater will overlook a large open portion of Jones Park, which will double as a hockey rink during winter months. The amphitheater will include a 2,600sq. ft. stage and two backstage rooms totaling 500 square feet. Construction is expected to begin later in August and be completed by October. July 19 Georgia-Pacific completed two capital improvement projects at its Broadway mill in Green Bay totaling $26 million for a new tissue converting line and equipment upgrades to another line. The new manufacturing line produces Georgia-Pacific’s Compact professional line of coreless bath tissue, while the existing production line makes individually-wrapped, singleroll bath tissue. n

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1 - 608 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac Glacier Hills Credit Union, a new financial institution office. Project completion expected in early fall.

5 - 55 Prairie Road, Fond du Lac Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, an addition to the existing church building. Project completion expected in early fall.

2 - 1 N. Main St., Fond du Lac Retlaw Hotel, a substantial overhaul of the existing 8-story hotel building.

6 - 125 Camelot Dr., Fond du Lac C.D. Smith Construction, a 50,000-sq. ft. corporate headquarters facility.

3 - 166 S. Park Ave., Fond du Lac Beacon House, an addition to the community-based chemical dependence treatment facility. Project completion expected in August.

7 - W6250 Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac Mercury Marine, a two-story, 20,000-sq. ft. addition to an existing production plant for a noise and vibration testing lab. Project completion expected in October.

4 - 801 Campus Dr., Fond du Lac Fond du Lac High School, a 5,750-sq. ft. addition to the existing campus for a building trades center. Project completion expected in late August.

8 - 652 Triangle Road, Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Humane Society, a new metal building. 9 - 132 Trowbridge Dr., Fond du Lac Mid-States Aluminum Inc., a new industrial facility on the existing manufacturing campus.

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10 - 1917 Four Wheel Dr., Oshkosh Oshkosh Corp., a four-story, 190,000-sq. ft. corporate headquarters office building. Project completion expected in late 2019.

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11 - 1016 Witzel Ave., Oshkosh Block Iron & Supply Co., an addition to the existing office and warehouse facility. 12 - 2165 W. Ninth Ave., Oshkosh American Investments, a new convenience store and fuel station. Projects completed since our July issue: • Marian University, 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac.

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1 - N1868 Municipal Dr., town of Greenville United Coop, a new convenience and hardware store. Project completion expected in January. General contractor is Keller Inc. of Kaukauna. 2 - N2484 Greenville Dr., town of Greenville All World Ford, a 50,000-sq. ft. automotive deadlership and auto body shop. Project completion expected in January. General contractor is Bayland Buildings of Green Bay. 3 - W988 Levi Dr., town of Greenville Wolf River Machine, a 6,000-sq. ft. industrial machine shop. Project completion expected in September. General contractor is Frontier Builders & Consultants of Kaukauna. 4 - 4815 W. Greenville Dr., town of Grand Chute Holiday Inn, a four-story, 78,295-sq. ft. hotel with 121 guest rooms. 5 - 5155 W. Grand Market Dr., town of Grand Chute Home2Suites, a 4-story, 65,028-sq. ft. hotel with 104 guest rooms. Project completion expected in early 2019. 6 - 3800 W. Wisconsin Ave., town of Grand Chute WG&R Furniture, a 95,920-sq. ft. warehousing facility. Project completion expected in early 2019. 7 - 2500 N. Bluemound Dr., town of Grand Chute Baye Dentistry, a 1,865-sq. ft. addition to the existing dental clinic. Project completion expected in September. General contractor is CR Structures Group of Kimberly. 8 - 3000 W. Wisconsin Ave., town of Grand Chute Kolosso Toyota, a 68,732-sq. ft. automotive dealership and offices. Project completion expected in fall. 9 - 1911 W. Wisconsin Ave., town of Grand Chute American Overhead Door, a 6,000-sq. ft. storage facility. Project completion expected in October. General contractor is Frontier Builders & Consultants of Kaukauna. 10 - 645 Ridgeview Dr., town of Grand Chute The Chiropractic Advantage, a 14,172-sq. ft. multi-tenant commercial space to include 8,000 square feet of additional retail and office space. Project completion expected in January. General contractor is CR Structures Group of Kimberly. 11 - 5050 Wren Dr., town of Grand Chute Keystone Automotive, a 48,000-sq. ft. office and warehouse facility. Project completion expected in November. General contractor is Bayland Buildings of Green Bay. 12 - 5300 N. Meade St., Appleton Fox Valley Lutheran High School, an addition to the existing school building. Project completion expected in August.

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Indicates a new listing 13 - 2801 N. Roemer Road, Appleton Tri City Glass & Door, a 6,000-sq. ft. office addition, a 35,720sq. ft. addition to the existing warehouse and a remodel of the existing offices and showroom. Project completion expected in September. General contractor is Keller Inc. of Kaukauna. 14 - 230 Allegiance Ct., Little Chute Fuel Moto, a 14,807-sq. ft. industrial facility. 15 - 327 Randolph St., Little Chute Trigger Action Sports & CR Structures Group, a 29,838-sq. ft. multi-tenant commercial building. Project completion expected in late summer. General contractor is CR Structures Group of Kimberly. 16 - 800 Randolph Dr., Little Chute Reinders, a 9,000-sq. ft. addition to the existing retail facility. Project completion expected in the fall. General contractor is Keller Inc. of Kaukauna. 17 - 1650 Freedom Road, Little Chute Kwik Trip, a new convenience store, fuel canopy and car wash. Project completion expected in late summer. 18 - 5184 W. Abitz Road, town of Grand Chute Fabel Collision Center, a 32,779-sq. ft. automotive service facility. Project completion expected in November. General contractor is Millennium Construction of Appleton. 19 - County Road CB, Fox Crossing Secura Insurance, a 350,000-sq. ft. corporate headquarters office building. Project completion expected in early 2019. 20 - 1465 Bryce Dr., Fox Crossing Cobblestone Hotel/Wissota Chophouse, a new 37,521-sq. ft. hotel and attached restaurant. 21 - 1165 W. Winneconne Ave., Neenah No owner listed, a 6,000-sq. ft. multi-tenant commercial retail strip center to include a drive-thru restaurant. 22 - 1625 Bergstrom Road, Neenah Dayton Freight Lines, an addition to the existing freight terminal and offices. Projects completed since our July issue: • Cintas, W6483 Design Dr., town of Greenville. • Quaker Bakery Brands, 1207 N. Mason St., Appleton. • Pods/Packerland Portable Storage, W2801 Evergreen Dr., Litle Chute. • All Star Cutting & Coring, 140 Allegiance Ct., Little Chute. • Outagamie County, 410 S. Walnut St., Appleton.

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1 - 2810 Howard Commons, Howard Village of Howard, a mixed-use commercial retail and multifamily residential development. Project completion expected in late summer.

13 - 1450 Poplar St., Wrightstown Print Pro, a 65,000-sq. ft. manufacturing and warehousing facility. Project completion expected in summer. General contractor is CR Structures Group of Kimberly.

2 - 1200 S. Kimps Ct., Howard Quality Technical Services, a commercial office and storage building. Project completion expected in late summer. General contractor is Bayland Buildings of Green Bay.

14 - 1100 Main Ave., De Pere Pinnacle Co., a new multi-tenant commercial retail building.

3 - 1838 Velp Ave., Howard ABC Supply Company, a reconstruction of 8,000 square feet of office space. Project completion expected in October. General contractor is Keller Inc. of Kaukauna. 4 - 1806 Bond St., Green Bay Helen Keller Elementary School/Green Bay Area Public School District, an addition to the existing school building. Project completion expected in summer of 2019. 5 - 1990 Larsen Road, Green Bay Wisconsin Building Supply, a 12,000-sq. ft. office and showroom facility. Project completion expected in December. General contractor is Bayland Buildings of Green Bay.

15 - 1022 Main Ave., De Pere McDonald’s, a new commercial restaurant building. 16 - 2151 American Blvd., De Pere Midland Plastics, a new manufacturing and warehouse facility with offices. Project completion expected in August. General contractor is Keller Inc. of Kaukauna. Projects completed since our July issue: • Hurckman Mechanical Inc., 1457 Donald St., Green Bay. • Dorsch Ford, 2641 Eaton Road, Bellevue. • Wisconsin Kenworth, 580 Mike McCarthy Way, Ashwaubenon. • Jet Air, 1901 Airport Dr., Ashwaubenon. • Kay Distributing Co., 1881 Commerce Dr., De Pere.

6 - 1770 Amy St., Green Bay Eisenhower Elementary School/Green Bay Area Public School District, an addition to and interior remodel of the existing school building. 7 - 539 Laverne Dr., Green Bay Baird Elementary School/Green Bay Area Public School District, a new school building. Project completion expected in summer of 2019. 8 - 3466 E. Mason St., Green Bay Nature’s Way, a new industrial warehousing facility. 9 - 1963 Holmgren Way, Ashwaubenon The Stadium View Bar & Grille, an addition to the existing restaurant. 10 - 1025 Lombardi Ave., Ashwaubenon Titletown Tech, a two-story, 48,940-sq. ft. office building and nearby storage facility. Project completion expected in early 2019. 11 - 2701 S. Oneida St., Ashwaubenon PDQ Car Wash, an addition to the existing car wash facility and offices. 12 - 4400 block of County Road U, Wrightstown Tweet/Garot Mechanical, a 90,000-sq. ft. manufacturing facility. Project completion expected in late summer.

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Cover Story

Nurturing Young Talent Young professional groups across northeast Wisconsin aim to better themselves and the community

Story by Lee Marie Reinsch

If the 1970s and 80s were characterized by big hair, boarded-up Main Streets and malls, the 2000s may go down as the era of downtown renaissance and community building. Some of the more recent updates might be credited to ambitious hipsters and young professionals eager to right what could be considered wrongs: urban sprawl, dead downtowns and lack of a sense of belonging to a community. They’re hosting pop-up movies and dog-friendly night markets, painting murals in ignored downtown areas and hosting talks on how to have a successful side-hustle. And in the process, they’re hoping their efforts also combat the brain-drain/talent gap that’s dogging the state by convincing other young professionals that their community is a great place in which to live.

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What’s new is old

Young professionals groups aren’t anything new. In 1920, the United States Junior Chamber – later known as the JCs or the Jaycees – formed for many of the same reasons: leadership development for young professionals, networking opportunities, and civic engagement. Jaycees groups are still active, although not as part of their local chambers. Many of the YP groups in northeast Wisconsin evolved out of efforts from their local chambers of commerce. Those are: Pulse Young Professionals of the Fox Cities, Propel Oshkosh, Current YP of Green Bay and Young Professionals of Fond du Lac. These YP groups may be separate from one another, but they share many common goals: to make their communities attractive to a younger generation, to foster civic engagement, to help young professionals thrive in their careers and be better citizens.

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Until five or so years ago, Pulse Young Professionals was a traditional young professionals group. But it shifted to a much more events-focused organization a few years ago, after feedback from the public and business community showed that workforce development and talent retention were hugely important issues. So the group set about finding creative ways to make the Fox Cities attractive to not just young professionals but all professionals, said Nikki Hessel, director of community engagement for the Fox Cities Chamber and the staff director for Pulse. “It became more of a push toward place making and creating cultural assets here in the Fox Cities that exist in other places, but that we can create in our own way here,” she said. Among Pulse’s most well-received events are its night markets, of which it hosts three per year. The Bazaar at Night markets travel to underutilized business areas in the region. “The goal there is to highlight underappreciated business districts, while also creating a cultural asset that people look for in larger metro areas and that may cause them to say, ‘Hey, maybe I can live in the Fox Cities,’” Hessel said. “There are great schools, a lower cost of living, and now we’re providing some of these large-scale events that happen in larger areas as well.” The night markets feature live music on several stages, handselected artists and vendors, street food, dancing, performance art (often with fire), and live mural installations. “Someone in the neighborhood agrees to have a mural on their building and we hire an artist who is painting live during the market,” she said. “It’s a cool experience and a live reminder to the neighborhood of their positive experience from that night.”

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When Jenna Floberg paused for a moment so those who move slower than she does could catch up, she’d just come off one of YPF’s biggest yearly WHAT: Young Professionals fundraisers. She of Fond du Lac and 99 other young MEMBERS: 600 professionals from the area spent DUES: $50 per year a July weekend ONLINE: ypfdl.org playing kickball in scalding hot temperatures with humidity thick enough to drown a person. Their annual Kickin’ for a Cause raised money for Pathways of Hope, a program of the Salvation Army. Last year’s kicker raised more than $3,000 for Solutions Center Shelter & Support. “That was a huge success for us. It’s always a great time,” said Floberg, executive director at Villa Loretto nursing facility in Mount Calvary and the current president of YPF. “We’re always looking for ways to get our membership more engaged in the organization and in the community.” YPF grew by 50 percent in the last two years, thanks to its new corporate membership program that gives eligible employees of sponsoring companies a free membership. “It’s a nice benefit for those employees. They don’t have to pay the annual $50 membership fee,” Floberg said. Every month, YPF holds at least one social or networking event and at least one professional development event, according to Floberg, for a total of two but sometimes three or four events a month. The second Monday of each month is Member Monday, an informal gathering at a local drinking or dining establishment.

The first such event, in a high-density minority-owned area that had a lot of vacancies, drew three times the anticipated attendance.

YPF’s professional development topics have included programs on finding one’s strengths, negotiation, how to navigate crucial conversations, maximizing one’s LinkedIn page, workplace diversity and leadership topics.

“We expected 1,000 at the most and we had 3,500,” Hessel said. “I think the neighborhood was really craving that, and people felt a connection to their neighborhood that they hadn’t before,” she said.

“We’re really just trying to give the young professionals in the Fond du Lac area skills they can use to thrive in their careers,” Floberg said. “We’ve really been able to build a strong YP demographic in our community.”

So, after that first night market, Pulse decided to continue the effort and chose other business districts in the Fox Cities that didn’t have the benefit of heavy customer traffic like downtown Appleton.

In addition to Kickin’ for a Cause, YPF’s seasonal events include the Future 5 Awards in January, a casino night in September to raise funds for a nonprofit, and Breakfast with Champions leadership event in November.

Areas in downtown Kaukauna, Menasha, Little Chute, Appleton and Neenah have been recipients of the Pulse night-market magic. The events have grown steadily and have “hundreds of thousands” of interactions on Facebook, according to Hessel.

“I think our young professionals are extremely valued in Fond du Lac,” Floberg said. “A lot of other program areas in the community look to us for feedback or ideas, or for us to do a focus group and get our opinion, because we’ve really been able to make a name for ourselves in the Fond du Lac community.”

“More and more people are saying we need things like this here: things that are inclusive, that showcase what’s really going on in our WHAT: Pulse YP community, and that make everyone feel WHERE: Fox Cities like there’s a place for DUES: None them here.”

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Current YP

The sight of a group of young professionals enjoying a leisurely Segway tour of the Fox River Trail in downtown Green Bay might have looked like pure fun. But it had a practical purpose as well: to point out the city’s sculptures, historic buildings and other assets to people who might ordinarily have sped by in their cars. NNB2B | August 2018 | 17


Cover Story In 2005, the Greater Green Bay Chamber helped develop Current. Current’s decade-old Future 15 award program celebrates young professionals’ achievements and community connection. The last event, held in April, had more than 550 people in attendance. “Everything we do falls into one of three categories: professional development, social engagement and community partnership,” said Andrea Tobias, program manager of Current. Professional development includes programs on such topics as how to handle confrontations and difficult conversations in the workplace and how to set yourself up for your next role. Lunch ‘n Learns are just how they sound – short, educational lunchtime sessions with speakers on professional development topics. One was called “People Are Scary: Our Defenses and Other Barriers to Conflict Resolution.” Months alternate between Lunch’n Learns and more in-depth, three-hour workshops on such topics as “Purpose, Passion and Goals” with a life coach. “These are deep-dive programs where we really explore a topic,” Tobias said. “A program on goal setting might walk you through a whole goal-setting program, so you can bring that back to your employer.” Social engagement: Part of having a strong workforce in a community is helping people feel connected to it. “We want to make sure they’re making connections on a social basis – they’re not only meeting other young professionals and

members of the WHAT: Current YP community, but building personal or WHERE: Green Bay even professional DUES: $60 per year relationships MEMBERS: 2,000; includes 90 in a social corporate environment,” Tobias said. memberships “They’re also getting to know our community, getting to know what there is to do in our area.” That might include Discover events, such as Segwaying the Fox River Trail, or After 5 networking mixers. One After 5 which included drinks and tapas at Madrid Tapas, served the dual purpose of social and philanthropy by asking participants to bring a donation item for House of Hope. Community partnership events: “We’re just making sure our young professionals are giving back and are connected to other programs in our area,” Tobias said. “They see how important it is to get involved in the community, to really give back so they can continue to grow and be successful as a community.”

Propel Oshkosh Propel Oshkosh member Steve Toll has lived in the area his entire life but had never set foot in the Paine Art Center & Gardens. Until recently. “It wasn’t something I thought I’d like, but it turns out it’s pretty cool,” he said.

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He wasn’t alone. Propel Oshkosh hosted one of its member events there and found it to be extremely well-received. It’s just one example of how YP groups are drawing attention to community assets that are right in front of their eyes. Propel has toured a local winery, created floral arrangements at a local flower shop and painted pottery at a paint-your-own pottery studio, in addition to hosting mixers, educational talks and networking events. “Everything we do is with intent of making Oshkosh an attractive place for young professionals to come to work,” said Toll, an engineer with Fox Valley Metrology in Oshkosh and the current Propel president.

“We give (speakers) WHAT: Propel Oshkosh full rein of what MEMBERS: 125 active members to talk about – it’s usually very focused DUES: $80 the first year; around leadership $60 for renewing and what it means members to them, what their ONLINE: propeloshkosh.com philosophy is,” Toll said. “It gets phenomenal turnout, because you not only get direct access to some of these people that you’d never get a chance to talk to otherwise, but you get to hear what makes them thrive.”

The need to combat brain drain is ever-increasing – not just in northeast Wisconsin – but around the state, he said.

To promote members’ personal growth, Propel hosts talks that have included health and wellness, personal finance, personal development, and time management.

A recent report by the Wisconsin Policy Forum said that with its birth rate 22 percent lower than it was in 1989, the state needs to add 300,000 people per year to fill job openings in 2040.

Do encompass educational events, entertainment, and artsrelated events that give members a flavor of what Oshkosh offers, such as Toll’s eye opening experience at the Paine Art Center.

Propel aims to accomplish its mission through its three guideposts: lead, grow and do.

“We’re more or less curating experiences for our members,” Toll said. “These are the types of things you wouldn’t necessarily do on your own. I’m an engineer by trade, and the art museum is just not something I’d go to, but it turns out it’s actually pretty cool.” n

Lead: “Leaders lead by promoting social stewardship in the city and being a voice for our demographic, being involved in some of the decisions getting made, getting involved on boards, nonprofits and commissions in the community,” Toll said. Grow includes professional and personal growth. Monthly leadership breakfasts star local leaders who share stories of their road to success.

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Health Care

Comparing health care costs The Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center regularly collects and publishes data about charges and services provided by Wisconsin hospitals and outpatient surgery centers. Providing this cost and quality data was part of a state government and WHA initiative to make health care more transparent to Wisconsin patients. Each year since 2002, New North B2B magazine has published average charges from each facility in our readership area for sample services and procedures common to employers. To compare cost figures from other health care facilities or for other procedures, visit Wisconsin’s PricePoint System online at www.wipricepoint.org. ~ Research conducted by Kate Erbach for New North B2B Normal Newborn*........................ Discharges Median 2018 Median 2017 St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton................. 849 $2,109 $2,097 ThedaCare Medical Center, New London..... 88 $2,803 $2,386 ThedaCare Medical Center, Neenah........ 1,091 $2,525 $2,327 ThedaCare Medical Center, Appleton......... 996 $2,449 $2,275 Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh................. 464 $1,865 $1,884 Agnesian Healthcare, Fond du Lac............. 725 $2,492 $2,492 Bellin Health, Green Bay.......................... 1,254 $2,799 $2,748 HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay....... 962 $3,313 $3,213 Aurora Baycare, Green Bay...................... 1,491 $3,815 $3,641 HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay........ 397 $3,135 $3,042 Aurora Medical Center, Oshkosh................ 577 $3,955 $3,708 * Birthweight of 2,500 grams or more

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Knee Replacement...................... Discharges ThedaCare Medical Center, Neenah........... 110 ThedaCare Medical Center, Appleton......... 545 Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh................. 409 ThedaCare Medical Center, New London..... 48 St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton................. 370 Bellin Health, Green Bay.......................... 1,038 Aurora Baycare, Green Bay......................... 361 Aurora Medical Center, Oshkosh................ 227 Ripon Medical Center................................... 79 HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay....... 203 Agnesian Healthcare, Fond du Lac............. 188 HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay........ 267

Median 2018 $26,411 $28,363 $29,398 $30,419 $34,076 $31,788 $38,848 $44,392 $47,709 $37,233 $35,926 $36,125

Median 2017 $24,996 $28,192 $30,237 $30,626 $33,545 $32,241 $38,809 $43,957 $41,989 $36,746 $38,268 $35,391

Angioplasty w/o heart attack..... Discharges ThedaCare Medical Center, Neenah............... 5 ThedaCare Medical Center, Appleton........... 98 Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh..................... 9 Aurora Medical Center, Oshkosh.................. 11 Aurora Baycare, Green Bay........................... 40 Bellin Health, Green Bay............................. 105 St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton................... 28 HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay....... 251 Agnesian Healthcare, Fond du Lac............... 59 HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay.......... 61

Median 2018 $33,607 $80,011 $53,257 $67,276 $61,051 $82,436 $62,464 $86,530 $56,555 $55,619

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Mammography............................. Discharges Median 2018 Median 2017 ThedaCare Medical Center, Neenah........ 3,818 $337 $298 ThedaCare Medical Center, New London.1,562 $337 $298 Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh.............. 5,225 $295 $254 St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton.............. 8,751 $295 $254 Bellin Health, Green Bay........................ 18,094 $214 $214 Ripon Medical Center................................. 808 $305 $275 Aurora Medical Center, Oshkosh............. 7,548 $271 $261 HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay........ 875 $325 $250 Aurora Baycare, Green Bay...................... 5,562 $344 $278 Agnesian Healthcare, Fond du Lac.......... 9,848 $305 $191 CAT Scan (abdomen).................. Discharges Median 2018 Median 2017 ThedaCare Medical Center, Appleton......... 738 $1,550 $1,550 ThedaCare Medical Center, Neenah........... 825 $1,550 $1,550 St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton................. 843 $2,202 $2,072 ThedaCare Medical Center, New London... 311 $1,550 $1,550 Ripon Medical Center................................. 120 $2,600 $3,855 Aurora Medical Center, Oshkosh................ 771 $4,320 $4,250 Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh................. 606 $2,202 $2,072 Aurora Baycare, Green Bay...................... 1,493 $4,680 $4,680 Bellin Health, Green Bay.......................... 1,472 $1,457 $1,823 Agnesian Healthcare, Fond du Lac.......... 1,026 $2,600 $3,855 HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay........ 694 $3,700 $3,800 HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay.... 1,214 $3,700 $3,800

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Firefighters of Northeast Wisconsin

Firefighters Update Dog training and kennel business builds foundation for a financial plan by New North B2B staff

Following a little more than a month of work with their small business consultant, Doug and Sue Beaupre have discovered there’s much more financial wherewithal to operate Beaupre Gun Dogs for the long term than what they’ve done over the past 11 years as a part-time endeavor. For the next four months the couple has been teamed up with Gary Vaughan of Appleton-based Guident Business Solutions as part of B2B’s Firefighters initiative to help them work on long-term strategies to improve their business and put out the fires of the daily distractions that stand in the way of progress. Since working with one another in June, the Beaupres have learned more about “the true cost of doing our business,” as GARY VAUGHAN GUIDENT BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, APPLETON GUIDENTBUSINESSSOLUTIONS.COM

Vaughan launched Guident in 2009 after spending his entire career teaching – both in the classroom and in business. Having previously spent many years as a business owner himself, Vaughan realized many business owners lacked fundamental skills such as understanding financials, human resource practices and management skills, as examples. His firm’s proprietary Guident 360 Assessment Program enables business owners to holistically address their business needs.

COMPANY: Beaupre Gun Dogs OWNERS: Doug and Sue Beaupre LOCATION: Omro FOUNDED: 2007 WHAT IS DOES: Personalized hunting dog training, stud services and whelping assistance. The couple has bred 78 Brittanies which have been adopted from Montana to Pennsylvania. WEB: beaupregundogs.com

Doug stated, as well as the concept that profits don’t equal cash flow. The couple worked with Gary to identify five profit centers for generating revenue within their business: 1) breeding puppies; 2) training dogs; 3) offering seminars to dog owners; 4) dog boarding; and 5) grooming. Along with each of those five profit centers, the Beaupres have associated the appropriate costs to each and determined the gross profit for each area. They’ve also identified the seasonality that each month of their Omro-based business will have, enabling them to pin down monthly costs by dollars as well as to estimate the percentage associated with the revenue for each profit center. “Dollars only tell us half the story,” Vaughan explained. “Dollars along with percentages can give Doug and Sue the analysis they will need going forward. This work has given us a very reasonable revenue, cost of goods sold, and gross profit for their pro-forma financial statement.” The Beaupres hope to eventually purchase a larger property out in the country where they could provide kenneling, onsite field training, grooming and the ability to handle dozens of dogs at once. They need a business loan for such an investment, though, and they need a more bona fide financial plan to show to any commercial lender who might consider helping the Beaupres achieve some success with their business.

Vaughan has professional experience in a variety of industries, including retail, petroleum, manufacturing and academics. He is a senior adjunct instructor in the MBA program at Concordia University of Wisconsin, and a lecturer in economics and entrepreneurship at Lawrence University in Appleton.

Along with Vaughan’s assistance, the couple is working to research costs “below the line” so that they can calculate their overhead to develop a three-year financial plan.

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Through the generous help of Gary Vaughan of Guident Business Solutions in Appleton, Beaupre Gun Dogs’ owners Doug and Sue Beaupre will receive five month’s worth of consulting at no cost to help them work on the strategy of improving their business profitability.

New North B2B magazine began seeking entries for its 7th annual Firefighters of Northeast Wisconsin initiative early this year, with a goal of assisting those northeast Wisconsin small business owners who feel as if they’re constantly burning the candle at both ends, putting out fires, spinning their wheels, but intent on finding a way to improve.

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“I have told Doug and Sue the budget we have developed is just numbers on paper,” Vaughan explained. “They will have to work their strategy to accomplish their financial goals.” n

B2B will provide a monthly update on the progress of the Beaupre’s efforts in each issue leading up to a capstone article in the December 2018 issue of New North B2B magazine.

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Professionally Speaking

Professionally Speaking is a paid promotional spot in B2B.

Arbitration Agreements/Class Action Waivers by Tony Renning of Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c. 920.420.7527 Until late May, the enforceability of employerrequired arbitration programs remained uncertain due to a split of authority – some federal courts holding that arbitration agreements containing provisions that restrict employees’ rights to pursue class actions violate Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and are thus unenforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) – and others holding that such provisions were enforceable as written pursuant to the FAA. The United States Supreme Court ruled that the use of arbitration agreements to resolve employment-related disputes through arbitration do not violate the NLRA. The Supreme Court’s opinion resolved three cases that were argued together (Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris and National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil, USA). Each arose when an employee who had signed an employment agreement that contained an arbitration provision filed a lawsuit, seeking to bring both individual and collective claims. The employers argued that, under the terms of the arbitration agreements,

the employees needed to go to individual arbitrations, and the Supreme Court agreed. The decision was a huge victory for employers. Employers with arbitration agreements should review their mandatory arbitration programs to ensure they do not contain anything potentially unconscionable. Employers should also review the process by which new employees enter into a mandatory arbitration program to ensure there are no enrollmentrelated circumstances which constitute duress and sufficient consideration exists. Finally, employers should remove any voluntary optout provision. Employers without mandatory arbitration programs should consider whether to impose such programs or not. Employers may benefit in a number of ways: First, proceedings before a neutral arbitrator are handled in private whereas lawsuits are public. Second, procedures and evidentiary rules differ between arbitration and court proceedings. Third, arbitration awards generally cannot be appealed, meaning disputes can get to a final resolution quicker. However, there are also downsides: First, arbitration of an issue can mean resolution of an issue with one employee does not bind

or even influence the resolution of that same issue with other employees. Second, arbitration may not always be less expensive since the employer must pay its own attorneys’ fees as well as most of the arbitration and arbitrator fees. The fact that you can require employees to sign arbitration agreements does not always mean you should. Employers considering mandatory arbitration programs should carefully evaluate the pros and cons of submitting employmentrelated disputes to binding arbitration and seek legal advice. For advice and counsel concerning mandatory arbitration programs and, specifically, the use of arbitration agreements and/or class waivers, contact Tony Renning at (920) 420-7527 or trenning@strangpatteson.com. Tony Renning is a founding shareholder with Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c. This article is intended to provide information only, not legal advice. For advice regarding a particular labor or employment situation, please contact the attorneys at Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c.

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Who’s News

Incorporations

New North B2B publishes monthly new business incorporations filed with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. Brown County

LOWER BAY LAWNCARE LLC, Jason Patrick Hervas, 638 S. Superior St., De Pere 54115. WYND FARM NUTRIENTS LLC, James T. Thompson, 3793 State Road 57, De Pere 54115. MEADOWLARK DESIGNS LLC, Gerald W. Eckardt, 2177 Ridge Haven Ct., De Pere 54115. JB’S TOUCH LAWN SERVICE LLC, Laura LaLonde, 2012 Fox Meadow Dr., De Pere 54115. ALLOUEZ SENIOR LIVING & MEMORY CARE LLC, Veronica A. Trofka, 1889 Commerce Dr., De Pere 54115. MILESTONES BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS INC., Kirsten Lynne Conrad, 830 Roth Road, De Pere 54115. VIBRANT MINDS COUNSELING GREEN BAY LLC, Annie Kay Treml, 327 Main Ave., De Pere 54115. PAW PRINT PRINTING LLC, Annie K. Yang, 608 N. Huron St., De Pere 54115. FOX RIVER BOAT RENTALS LLC, Quinton Kneeland, 1400 Fox River Dr., De Pere 54115. TOWN & COUNTRY STORAGE LLC, David A. Anderson, 1855 Cottonwood Ct., De Pere 54115. RIDGELINE STABLES LLC, Maryha Jolene Beyer, 1110 Terry Lane, De Pere 54115. FOX RIVER TICKETS LLC, Frank Hickey, 125 S. Broadway, De Pere 54115. IRISH ACRES FARMS LLC, Jeannie Marie DeWane, 6010 Irish Road, Denmark 54208. PREMIERE POOL AND SPA SERVICES LLC, Mark Mincheski, 5431 W. Townhall Road, Denmark 54208. DEJARDIN AUTO & TRUCK REPAIR LLC, Robert John Dejardin, 2552 Elmhurst Ave., Green Bay 54303. ALI’S SNAPS PHOTOGRAPHY LLC, Ali Elizabeth Jorgenson, 1534 Navajo Ct., Green Bay 54313. WILLIAMS TAEKWONDO LLC, Daniel Williams, 1401 LaCount Road, Green Bay 54313. DES FOOD SERVICES LLC, Darin Edward Saari, 1261 Apache Ave., Green Bay 54313. GENE’S AUTO &TRUCK LLC, Mitchell Rollin, 1239 Cherry St., Green Bay 54301. EMG JANITORIAL SERVICES LLC, Eleonso Mendez Guerrero, 516 4th St., Green Bay 54304. KRAUSE CARPENTRY LLC, Cameron M. Krause, 2850 Viking Dr., Apt. 3-D, Green Bay 54304. LEAF IT TO ME MICROGREENS LLC, Sandra Marie McDonald, 420 Bellevue St., Green Bay 54302. LAST STRAW TRUCKING LLC, Roger L. Hamann, Jr., 2820 Travertine Ct., Green Bay 54311. GUBA VENDING LLC, Denis V. Guba, 2482 Sunny Brook Dr., Green Bay 54313. COMPLETE CEILING SOLUTIONS LLC, Chad Michael Welch, 1403 Orlando Dr., Green Bay 54313. CALM WATERS YOGA AND HEALTH LLC, Lee Hoeft, 320 Ridgeview Terr., Green Bay 54301. THE 2 BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION ROOFING LLC, Jose R. Oviedo Olguin, 1226 N. Danz Ave., Lot 50, Green Bay 54302. CRISTIANS LAWN CARE AND SNOW REMOVAL LLC, Cristian Aroon Lopez Guerrero, 1745 Badger St., Green Bay 54303. A A SERVICE CLEANING LLC, Alejandro Arjon, 537 Newtols St., Green Bay 54302. CUSTOM RENOVATIONS AND ROOFING LLC, Jacqueline S. Gregg, 4645 Glendale Ave., Green Bay 54313. SHERMAN PAINTS PLUS LLC, Christopher Warren Sherman, 223 Broadview Dr., 24 | August 2018 | NNB2B

Green Bay 54301. BIGTIME SPORTS BAR & GRILL, INC., Benjamin Belonger, 1504 Harvey St., Green Bay 54302. GREEN BAY CONCRETE LLC, Kurt J. Umentum, 2844 Virgo Road, Green Bay 54311. FOAM SQUARE INSULATION LLC, Preston Dean Carlsen, 226 E. Allouez Ave., Green Bay 54301. BENTLEY ANESTHESIA LLC, Dwight David Bentley, 1121 Herne Bay Way, Green Bay 54313. STEPH’S SHAMPOOCHES MOBILE PET GROOMING LLC, Stephanie Lee Brey, 2109 Sylvan Ct., Green Bay 54313. STELLA TRANSPORT INC., Jason Giese, 1128 N. Military Ave., Green Bay 54303. FIRE N ICE TRUCKING LLC, James Wagenaar, 2746 E. River Dr., Green Bay 54301. YONDA BUFFET INC., Ming Bing Chen, 2241 Main St., Green Bay 54302. M HEATING & COOLING INC., James G. Martens, 3853 Tamarack Dr., Green Bay 54313. FRANTTI INSURANCE SERVICES LLC, Loretta Frantti, 2300 Riverside Dr., Green Bay 54301. FIRST CHOICE JANITORIAL & CLEANING LLC, Germaine Norvelle Nunn, 1242 Main St. Lower, Green Bay 54302. WE ALL RISE COUNSELING SERVICES LLC, Amy Zirbel, 2809 School Road, Greenleaf 54126. SCHMIDTY TREE & DEBRIS LLC, Nicholas D. Schmidt, 4246 Wayside Road, Greenleaf 54126. JED’S NEW STEIN N GRILL LLC, Michael S. Nejedlo, 2379 New Franken Road, New Franken 54229. MERTENS TRUCKING LLC, David J. Mertens, 4681 N. County Road P, New Franken 54229. WHITE-TAIL AUCTIONS LLC, Bryan Sesko, W2628 Highview Road, Pulaski 54162. THE GB KUPPA KAKERY LLC, Kimberly M. Nackers, 1905 Siesta Lane, Suamico 54313. POODLES AND DOODLES PET SITTING LLC, Carol T. Dill, 2234 Gingerwood Way, Suamico 54313. DINATALE PAINTING LLC, Cody Dinatale, 3808 Stream Road, Suamico 54313. SCHMIDT’S SEAMLESS GUTTERS LLC, Robbie Carl Schmidt, 444 Patricia Lane, Wrightstown 54180. AJ PAINT LLC, Andy Jahnke, 409 Peterlynn Dr., Wrightstown 54180.

Fond du Lac County

TRIPLE A HOUSING LLC, Jennifer Harmsen, W11428 Amity Road, Brandon 53919. KLS CARPENTRY INC., Kevin Stahl, W4339 Pleasant Hill Dr., Campbellsport 53010. FOX VALLEY AUTOSPA LTD., Mitchell Joseph Schmahl, 100 Woodward St., Fond du Lac 54935. HOSANNA TRUCKING LLC, Brian Wotnoske, N4109 Cearns Lane, Fond du Lac 54937. DERMATOLOGY AND COSMETIC PHYSICIANS, S.C., Dr. Burt. J. Steffes, W5192 Rienzi Road, Fond du Lac 54935. FOND DU LAC FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC LLC, Scott Thomas Suprenand, W7064 Cobblestone Dr., Fond du Lac 54937. ZOOK TAX & ACCOUNTING LLC, Michael Zook, 74 S. Main St., Ste. 206, Fond du Lac 54935. IMPREX MARKETING, LLC, Caitlynn Alayna Carlson, 1428 Cattail Lane, Fond du Lac 54937. T&T CARPENTRY LLC, Anthony Schibline, N5659 U.S. Hwy. 45, Fond du Lac 54937. WINNEGATOR WINERY LLC, Joseph L Ziegler, W3953 Winnebago Heights Road, Malone 53049. 3 SHEEP FARMS LLC, Todd Huempfner, W3747 County Road WH, Malone 53049. J B GIERACH MASONRY & RESTORATION LLC, John Gierach, W1031 County Road CCC, Mount Calvary 53057. HOLD FAST COUNSELING SERVICES LLC, Ashley Lamers, 112 Watson St., Ripon 54971. CGH WOODCRAFTERS LLC, Todd Rathkamp, 640 Woodside Ave., Ripon 54971. MELIORA COUNSELING LLC, Kaite Jo Olund, 112 Watson St., Ripon 54971. COTTON & CANDY BOUTIQUE LLC, Jennifer L. Coats, 800 Thomas St., Ripon 54971.

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Outagamie County

RENEW PHYSICAL THERAPY AND WELLNESS LLC, Genelle Marie Johnson, 225 N. Richmond St., Appleton 54911. SNT ELECTRIC AND HOME SERVICES LLC, Thomas Giesen, 4717 W. Prairie Song Lane, Appleton 54913. NEXTGEN WEB INVESTMENTS LLC, Brandon Erickson, 101 W. Edison Ave., Appleton 54915. AMERICARE SENIOR SERVICES CORP. USA, Vince Cassiani, Ph.D., 2642 Sunnyview Cir., Appleton 43914. GORDY AUTOMOTIVE LLC, Gordon Halsey, 5 King Ct., Appleton 54915. KEE CONSTRUCTION LLC, Genaro Cardaropoli, 420 E. Longview Dr., Appleton 54911. THE LUXURY LANDSCAPE COMPANY LLC, Dale T. Baeten, W5957 County Road KK, Appleton 54913. THE SEWING STUDIO LLC, Sara Panighetti, 101 W. Edison Ave., Appleton 54915. VETERANS WINDOW CLEANING LLC, John Charles Hueseman, 5486 Michaels Dr., #4, Appleton 54913. RHINO CONSTRUCTION LLC, Ryan Schmid, 1201 Pinecrest Blvd., Appleton 54915. MAYFLOWER CARE LLC, Cindy Yia Lor, 140 S. Mayflower Dr., Appleton 54914. LEGACY CLEANING SOLUTIONS LLC, Janet Serna, 1430 E. Janet Lane, Appleton 54915. THE SMOKEHOUSE GRILL LLC, Amanda Starr, 718 E. Marquette St., Appleton 54911. ANDREW MAUS AGENCY LLC, Andrew Maus, 2701 N. Oneida St., Unit C2, Appleton 54911. McCLEER LAW OFFICE LLC, Joseph Patrick McCleer, 171 River Dr., Appleton 54915. ABEL CYBER SECURITY AND PRIVACY LLC, Abelard Na Guerra, 1354 W. Brewster St., Appleton 54914. EMPIRICAL MICROBLADING LLC, Kieu Nguyen, 515 W. Pershing St., Appleton 54911. SANDERS MILLWORK COMPANY LLC, Cynthia J. Sanders, 2601 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton 54914. KM’S QUALITY ALTERATIONS LLC, You V. Xiong, 2235 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton 54914. SWARDENSKI LAW LLC, Michelle M. Swardenski, 600 E. Northland Ave., Appleton 54911. PERSONA BODY ART STUDIO LLC, Lucas M. Slomski, 1514 E. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton 54911. PRETTY PINK FASHION BOUTIQUE LLC, Jamie Abitz, N3539 County Road N, Freedom 54913. HEAT VOLLEYBALL CLUB FOX VALLEY LLC, Kim Lee, N1635 Topaz Ct., Greenville 54942. RAVALLI ROOFING LLC, Amanda Dymond, W8858 State Road 96, Hortonville 54944. TRILLIUM EVENT COMPANY LLC, Sheryl Lynn Wagner, W7619 County Road JJ, Hortonville 54944. CREATIVE MASONRY LLC, Scott Stueber, W9315 School Road, Hortonville 54944. RIEHL WELDING LLC, Chad Riehl, W9138 Forever Green Ct., Hortonville 54944. EJMS CPA LLC, Earl Stevens, N4050 Market Road, Hortonville 54944. ANEW PSYCHIATRY LLC, Joelle Jean Fellinger, W8073 Lundeen Dr., Hortonville 54944. D2 DAIRY CONSULTING LLC, David Doolittle, W9969 County Road TT, Hortonville 54944. UNITY MEDICAL TRANSIT LLP, Gaosheng Thao, 412 W. 9th St., Kaukauna 54130. STEPPING STONE ENERGY SOUND THERAPY LLC, Barbara Anne Bigalke, 500 Lawe St., Kaukauna 54130. CAMBRIA HOMES LLC, Troy Hartl, N177 Speedway Lane, Kaukauna 54130. STYLES BY APRIL LLC, April June Van Hoof, 2309 Country Ridge Ct., Kaukauna 54130. SCHUTTENHELM BUSINESS CONSULTING LLC, Amanda Schuttenhelm, 724 Madison St., Little Chute 54140. SANDBLASTING SOLUTIONS LLC, Jason L. Strebe, W1737 County Road VV, Seymour 54165. TWO NATURAL NURSES LLC, Nathaniel J. Agen, 416 S. Park Lane, Seymour 54165. www.newnorthb2b.com

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Who’s News Winnebago County

SCHMIDT SOFTWARE CONSULTING LLC, Matthew Robert Schmidt, 8876 Pioneer Road, Larsen 54947. ART BY TREBLE LLC, Holly Marie Stigen, 813 Arthur St., Menasha 54952. A & B QUALITY HOMES, LLC, William J. Streur, 1842 Lakeshore Dr., Menasha 54952. JC ROOFING LLC, Juan Carlos Antunez, 1028 Lucerne Dr., Menasha 54952. BLUE SKY REALTY OF WISCONSIN LLC, Steven Fregin, 601 School Ct., Menasha 54952. BAKER HOME DELIVERY SERVICE LLC, Austin L. Baker, 1332 Traders Road, Menasha 54952. FOX VALLEY AUTO BODY LLC, Brandon Robert Seidl, N8302 State Road 55, Menasha 54952. MUNIZ CONCRETE LLC, Manuel Muniz Pichardo, 404 4th St., Neenah 54956. FRALEY FINANCIAL COACHING LLC, Jessica A. Fraley, 1830 Forest Glen Road, Neenah 54956. INSPIRE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES LLC, Melissa Chakar, 221 Stevens St., Neenah 54956. UNCLE DAN’S PEST CONTROL LLC, Daniel Lee Nys, 741 Manchester Road, Neenah 54956. WISSOTA TECHNOLOGIES INC., Benjamin Bowe, 332 4th St., Neenah 54956. FROSTED FACE BAKERY LLC, Tracy Abraham, 1087 Rock Ledge Lane, Neenah 54956. DUNRITE CONSTRUCTION LLC, Timothy J. Pavelack, 1831 Sheridan St., Oshkosh 54901. INDIGO INTERIORS INC., Kathleen R. Evens, 1303 Washington Ave., Oshkosh 54901. BUSY-H ACRES EQUESTRIAN CENTER LLC, Barbara M. Hampton, 3788 W. Breezewood Lane, Oshkosh 54904. STARRY SKY RANCH LLC, Diana Lynn Gilgenbach, 1481 Clairville Road, Oshkosh 54904.

WINKLER’S WESTWARD HO LLC, Colleen A. Winkler, 4905 County Road S, Oshkosh 54901. JG ELECTRIC OF OSHKOSH LLC, Justin Griswold, 1030 Arthur Ave., Oshkosh 54902. COAST TO COAST CUSTOM INSTALLATIONS LLC, Garrett Schoenberger, 1588 Milton Cir., Oshkosh 54904. CONSIDINE COMMUNICATION CONSULTING LLC, Jennifer R. Considine, Ph.D., 300 Dale Ave., Oshkosh 54901. YOUNG’S LANDSCAPING LLC, Marty Young, 8418 County Road D, Winneconne 54986. R. WALTON TRANSPORT LLC, Richard Walton, 1120 Barbary Lane, Winneconne 54986. RGT CARPENTRY LLC, Tyler Gregory Cosmutto, 333 Jefferson St., Winneconne 54986.

Building permits

B2B includes a monthly list of building permits (not to include residential projects) in excess of $400,000. FOND DU LAC HUMANE SOCIETY, 652 Triangle Road, Fond du Lac. $1,846,400 for a new metal building. General contractor is Capelle Bros. & Diedrich of Fond du Lac. June 5. BLOCK IRON & SUPPLY CO., 1016 Witzel Ave., Oshkosh. $1,876,129 for an addition to the existing office and warehouse facility. General contractor is C.D. Smith Construction of Fond du Lac. June 5.

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PINNACLE CO., 1100 Main Ave., De Pere. $2,074,234 for a new commercial retail facility. General contractor is Pinnacle Construction of Muskego. June 5. CHRYSALIS SALON & SPA, 820 Willard Dr., Ste. 224, Ashwaubenon. $570,290 for an interior alteration to the existing retail spa. General contractor is Bayland Buildings of Green Bay. June. DAYTON FREIGHT LINES, 1625 Bergstrom Road, Neenah. $4,000,000 for an addition to the existing freight terminal and offices. No contractor listed. June 6. OSHKOSH CORP., 1917 Four Wheel Dr., Oshkosh. $32,054,000 for a four-story, 190,000-sq. ft. corporate headquarters office building. General contractor is Miron Construction of Fox Crossing. June 6. MERCURY MARINE, 660 W. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac. $7,809,662 for a two-story, 20,000-sq. ft. addition to an existing production plant for a noise and vibration testing laboratory. General contractor is C.D. Smith Construction of Fond du Lac. June 8. THE STADIUM VIEW BAR & GRILLE, 1963 Holmgren Way, Ashwaubenon. $524,000 for an addition to the existing restaurant building. General contractor is MJI Building Services of Appleton. June. ST. GIANNA CLINIC, 1727 Shawano Ave., Green Bay. $450,000 for an interior alteration of the existing health care facility. General contractor is Rodac Development & Construction of Ashwaubenon. June. EAST HIGH SCHOOL/GREEN BAY AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, 1415 E. Walnut St., Green Bay. $1,031,000 for interior renovations to the existing school building. General contractor is Miron Construction of Fox Crossing. June. TITLETOWN TECH, 1025 Lombardi Ave., Ashwaubenon. $11,300,000 for a two-story, 48,940-sq. ft. office building. General contractor is Miron Construction of Fox Crossing. June 8. TITLETOWN DEVELOPMENT, 1065 Lombardi Ave., Ashwaubenon. $1,110,000 for a 2,785-sq. ft. storage facility. General contractor is Miron Construction of Fox Crossing. June 8. PDQ CAR WASH, 2701 S. Oneida St., Ashwaubenon. $1,118,000 for an addition to the existing car wash facility and offices. General contractor is Schuh Construction of Seymour. June. MID-STATES ALUMINUM INC., 132 Trowbridge Dr., Fond du Lac. $ 2,235,189 for a new industrial facility on the existing manufacturing campus. General contractor is C.D. Smith Construction of Fond du Lac. June 20. NO OWNER LISTED, 1165 W. Winneconne Ave., Neenah. $1,000,000 for a 6,000-sq. ft. multi-tenant commercial retail strip center to include a drive-thru restaurant. General contractor is Blue Sky Contractors of Appleton. June 21. HELEN KELLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL/GREEN BAY AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, 1806 Bond St., Green Bay. $954,000 for an addition to the existing school building. General contractor is IEI General Contractors of De Pere. June.

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ABC SUPPLY COMPANY, 1838 Velp Ave., Howard. $838,015 for interior alterations to the existing commercial retail building. General contractor is Keller Inc. of Kaukauna. June 27. FUEL MOTO, 230 Allegiance Ct., Little Chute. $978,000 for a 14,807-sq. ft. industrial facility. General contractor is Utschig Inc. of Greenville. June 27. DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, 2492 S. Oneida St., Ashwaubenon. $1,828,000 for an interior alteration of the existing commercial retail center. General contractor is Immel Construction of Green Bay. June. INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES, 645 W. Ridgeview Dr., town of Grand Chute. $1,833,658 for a 14,172-sq. ft. multi-tenant commercial retail center to include a 6,000 square feet for The Chiropractic Advantage. General contractor is CR Structures Group of Kimberly. June 29. HOLIDAY INN, 4815 W. Greenville Dr., town of Grand Chute. $10,783,026 for a fourstory, 78,295-sq. ft. hotel with 121 guest rooms. General contractor is Northcentral Construction of Fond du Lac. July 13.

New locations EPIPHANY LAW moved its boutique business law firm to larger offices at 2800 E. Enterprise Ave. in Appleton.

Name changes Fond du Lac Area Convention & Visitors Bureau changed its name and brand to DESTINATION LAKE WINNEBAGO REGION.

Business honors Disabled American Veterans Wisconsin presented H.J. MARTIN AND SON of Green Bay with its 2018 Employer of the Year Award in the medium employer category.

New hires Fox Crossing-based McMAHON hired the following new employees: Mike Wright as a civil engineering designer/drafter; Tim Verhagen as an engineering technician; Gary Schneider as an architect; Justin Schuenemann as an environmental scientist; Emily Kapellusch as an administrative assistant; Kari Nelson as an architectural drafter; Zach Laabs as a project engineer; and Dylen Challe as a structural engineer. INVESTORS COMMUNITY BANK hired John R. Fillingim as executive vice president and chief credit officer. Fillingim has more than 30 years experience in commercial and agricultural banking, most recently served as senior credit officer at Synovus Bank in Florida and Georgia.

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Appleton-based FOX VALLEY MEMORY PROJECT hired Jill H. Grambow as its executive director. For the past 12 years Grambow served as district supervisor for the Community Learning Center in the Menasha Joint School District. O’CONNOR CONNECTIVE in De Pere hired Melissa Gorzelanczyk as a communications specialist. Gorzelanczyk has more than 10 years experience in communications, most recently working as editor of Women magazine in Appleton. She previously was executive editor of You magazine in Green Bay and has authored a young adult novel published in 2016.

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Promotions AYRES ASSOCIATES in Green Bay promoted Jason Ingram to vice president of its geospatial division. Ingram has been with Ayres since 1999. McMAHON in Fox Crossing promoted Paul Benedict to president, succeeding Denny Lamers who stepped down as president after 33 years but remains chairman of the firm’s board. Benedict joined McMahon in 1995 and most recently served as vice president and senior structural engineer.

WERNER ELECTRIC SUPPLY in Appleton hired Jenna Jersild as a human resources coordinator. THE FOND DU LAC AREA FOUNDATION hired Jackie Runge as its development associate and Erin Mueller as its business manager. Runge most recently worked as the banquet and membership manager at South Hills Golf & Country Club in Fond du Lac, and prior to that worked in marketing for Fond du Lac Homebuilders Association. Mueller had been employed at National Exchange Bank & Trust in Fond du Lac for the past 18 years, working for the past seven years as the vault manager. RED SHOES INC. in Appleton hired Lindsay Kalsow as an account coordinator. Kalsow has four years experience, previously working in the event production and media management industries. THE H.S. GROUP in Green Bay hired Lindsey Dix as a senior recruiter and HR consultant. Dix has more than 10 years experience in recruiting and human resources. H.J. MARTIN AND SON hired Rachel Retzlaff as an interior designer in its Neenah showroom. Retzlaff has five years of interior design experience in the Fox Valley. ON BROADWAY, INC. in Green Bay hired Samantha Maass as program manager. Kaukauna-based KELLER, INC. hired Emily Foley as a marketing associate and Mike Klunk as a concrete craftsman. TECC SECURITY SYSTEMS INC. in Neenah hired Eric Bemowski as operations manager. Bemowski has more than 10 years of management experience in the nonprofit industry.

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Individual awards National Academic Advising Association presented JOLENE STEGATH with its Outstanding Advising Award and presented DANA ZAHORIK with its 2018 Bobbie Flaherty Service Award. Both Stegath and Zahorik are academic counselors at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton.

Business calendar

New North B2B encourages businesses and organizations looking to attract interested persons to upcoming events to email sean@newnorthb2b.com. AUGUST 7 Greater Green Bay Chamber Power Networking Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the chamber offices, 300 N. Broadway, Ste. 3A in Green Bay. No cost to attend for chamber members and $35 for nonmembers. For information, visit www.greatergbc.org or email fyi@greatergbc.org. AUGUST 14 Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m. at Waverly Beach, N8770 Fire Lane 1 in Menasha. This is a joint event with the Fox Cities and Fox West chambers of commerce. No cost to attend for chamber members. For information, go online to www.heartofthevalleychamber.com.

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AUGUST 14 Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Connection Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the chamber offices, 120 Jackson St. in Oshkosh. No cost to attend for chamber members. For information or to register, call 920.303.2266 or go online to www.oshkoshchamber.com.

SEPTEMBER 11 Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Connection Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the chamber offices, 120 Jackson St. in Oshkosh. No cost to attend for chamber members. For information or to register, call 920.303.2266 or go online to www.oshkoshchamber.com.

AUGUST 16 Greater Green Bay Chamber Workplace Financial Wellness: “Improving Efficiency & Retention with a Unique Employee Benefit,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Black & Tan Grille, 130 E. Walnut St. in Green Bay. No cost to attend for chamber members and $35 for nonmembers. For information, go online to www.greatergbc.org or email  fyi@greatergbc.org.

SEPTEMBER 11 Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, 8 to 9 a.m. at the chamber offices, 101 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Kaukauna. This event will provide a member orientation of the group health insurance partnership with Network Health. No cost to attend, but registration is appreciated by going online to www.heartofthevalleychamber.com.

AUGUST 23 A.M. Oshkosh, a morning networking event from the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, 7:45 to 9 a.m. at Continental Girbau Inc., 2500 State Road 44 in Oshkosh. Cost to attend is $2. For information or to register, call 920.303.2266 or go online to www.oshkoshchamber.com.

SEPTEMBER 12 Greater Green Bay Chamber Business After Hours, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Bottle Room, 2300 Lineville Road in Suamico. No cost to attend for chamber members and $35 for nonmembers. For information, go online to www.greatergbc.org or email  fyi@greatergbc.org.

SEPTEMBER 4 Greater Green Bay Chamber Power Networking Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the chamber offices, 300 N. Broadway, Ste. 3A in Green Bay. No cost to attend for chamber members and $35 for nonmembers. For information, visit www.greatergbc.org or email fyi@greatergbc.org.

SEPTEMBER 25 A.M. Oshkosh, a morning networking event from the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, 7:45 to 9 a.m. at The Grand Oshkosh, 100 High Ave. in Oshkosh. Cost to attend is $2. For information or to register, call 920.303.2266 or go online to www.oshkoshchamber.com. n

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Key Statistics

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LOCAL GASOLINE PRICES

U.S. RETAIL SALES

Per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline.

JULY 22. . . . . . . . . . . . JULY 15. . . . . . . . . . . . JULY 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . JULY 13. . . . . . . . . . . . JULY 22, 2017. . . . . . .

$2.68 $2.71 $2.68 $2.68 $2.19

JUNE

$506.8 BILLION 0.5% from May 6.6% from June 2017

Source: New North B2B observations

EXISTING HOME SALES

U.S. INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

JUNE

HOMES SOLD MEDIAN PRICE BROWN County .................377.......................$198,050 FOND du LAC County .......184 ......................$135,250 OUTAGAMIE County .........250 ......................$180,050 WINNEBAGO County ........286.......................$154,950 WI DEPT. REVENUE COLLECTIONS

MAY 2018

$1.256 BILLION 4.7% from May 2017

(2012 = 100)

JUNE

107.7

0.6% from May 3.8% from June 2017 AIR PASSENGER TRAFFIC (Local enplanements) JUNE 2018 JUNE 2017 Appleton Int’l ATW..................... 31,664......... 23,502 Austin Straubel GRB.......................... N/A ...... 24,858

LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT MAY APRIL MAY ‘17 APPLETON ........2.6% .......2.6% .........3.1% FOND du LAC ....2.4% ...... 2.4% ........ 2.8% GREEN BAY........2.6% .......2.7% ........ 3.0% NEENAH .............2.5% ...... 2.4%..........3.1% OSHKOSH ..........2.6% ...... 2.4% .........3.1% WISCONSIN .......2.6% .......2.7% .........3.1%

NATURAL GAS PRICES Prices for small businesses using less than 20,000 therms. Listed price is per therm.

JULY............................. $0.295 JUNE.............................$0.375 JULY 2017.................... $0.326 Source: Wisconsin Public Service

ISM INDEX Numbers above 50 mean expansion. Numbers below 50 mean contraction. MAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.2 APRIL. . . . . . . . . . . . 58.7

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