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18 TRANSPORTATION ❘ Connecting Commerce ❘ An update on various transportation improvements in the region

26 EDUCATION ❘ A Green Education ❘ New North colleges and universities pioneer programs in sustainability

30 FIREFIGHTERS ❘ Extinguishing the Blaze ❘ The wrap up to our 2nd Annual Firefighters of Northeast Wisconsin

34 GOVERNMENT ❘ Decision 2012 ❘ Local candidates for the Wisconsin Legislature sound off on business issues

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On our Cover

4 From the Publisher 41 Professionally Speaking 6 Since We Last Met 10 Build Up Pages 16 Around the Boardroom 17 Pierce Stronglove 25 Guest Commentary 42 Who’s News 48 Business Calendar 49 Advertiser Index 50 Key Statistics

Mike Thuecks of SM Advisors, left, and Gary Vaughan of Guident Business Solutions help business owners extinguish the flames in their operations. Photo provided courtesy of Patrick Kelly / Quest Productions. Our gratitude to Chief Kiesow and the Town of Menasha Fire Department for the fire truck and wardrobe. NEW NORTH B2B l OCTOBER 2012 l 3

October 2012  

Regional business magazine

October 2012  

Regional business magazine