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Fast-track for STEM teachers: Helping to meet a demand for math, science and technology education with a path for professionals to switch careers

Today’s high school graduates can expect to work at between 10 to 14 different jobs in their lifetimes, but the nature of their careers will be more complex as technology changes. To help prepare students for the realities of today’s workforce, educators are now looking outside the classrooms for strategic partners in business, government and […]

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Are you connecting with your LinkedIn connections?

LinkedIn profiles remind me of that Dr. Seuss book I had when I was a young lass. My Book About Me captured all the important facts you’d need to know about the essence of a person. Professionally, that’s how many people use LinkedIn.  If you want to leverage LinkedIn to find a job or make […]

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Florida Ready Mix Company touts benefits of Badger Shredding System

         (Article contracted by Badger Shredding Corp of Wisconsin) Anyone in the business of recycling concrete knows that the daily grind has always been by nature noisy, dusty and enormously expensive. Maintenance fees alone for concrete shredding equipment can make or break a budget. But that is changing, thanks to Badger Shredding Products, Inc.’s innovative […]

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INSIGHT ON: Tourism & Team Building – Tee time

City of Appleton’s Reid Golf Course gets a new look – re-opening celebration June 7-15 Posted by Amy Spreeman on 5/01/14 • Categorized as Insight On, Tourism & Team Building Up for a few rounds of golf? After nearly two years of dirt piles and construction sounds, Reid Golf Course in Appleton is once again […]

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Regional Leadership Council aligns state’s economic climate

UP FRONT: Pieces of eight Posted by Amy Spreeman on 3/01/14 • Categorized as Up Front Yes, Wisconsin is a mixed bag of bustling metro areas and productive farming and manufacturing landscapes. But even in our rich diversity of complex economic development, new growth and innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. At least not anymore. […]

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BlueJacking: Was I vulnerable at the Express Lube?

Today I stopped by the local express lube and car wash, another routine errand in my busy afternoon. Settling into a swivel chair, I positioned myself in front of the window where I could see my car being lovingly cared for by three service technicians. An oil change, a little vacuuming of the leaf shards […]

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On track – New North’s Fast Forward 1.0 puts startups on a path to success

Here is the April 2013 Cover Story I wrote for Insight on Business Magazine. The original appears here on page 26: “Fast Forward is exciting because it rounds out our entrepreneurial ecosystem and brings venture dollars and a pipeline of jobs flowing into this state,” says Zielinski. He should know. As a member of the […]

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Next time you’re driving along Highway 41 in northeast Wisconsin, pay attention to the multitude of trucking companies on the road. All those trucks running common routes, similar distribution locations and dispatch schedules might look like a lot of traffic, but several local companies recognize that competition on the road equals opportunity to get innovative and solve its industry’s biggest challenge.

SHIPPING & LOGISTICS – Sharing the ride

Next time you’re driving along Highway 41 in northeast Wisconsin, pay attention to the multitude of trucking companies on the road. All those trucks running common routes, similar distribution locations and dispatch schedules might look like a lot of traffic, but several local companies recognize that competition on the road equals opportunity to get innovative […]

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Seven Reasons I Unfollowed You (or Your Brand) on Twitter

Post via the Cision blog: I recently rejoined the Twittersphere (I was on hiatus while in between jobs last fall for fear that my future employer would be asking for passwords to my social profiles). When I began tweeting again, I was quickly reminded of the reasons I don’t follow certain colleagues or companies. Similar […]

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Building loyalty: Sharing your story

How can small businesses get their story out in front of hundreds of thousands of their potential customers?  If you can get your business featured in a local magazine or newspaper, imagine the impact! Here is an article I wrote for INSIGHT Magazine, a widely-read Business-to-Business publication, about a local construction company. (Check out all […]

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