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Why the Export-Import Bank needs to be reauthorized

After the financial collapse of 2008, Wisconsin’s economy suffered along with the rest of the country. However, our relative strength in advanced manufacturing means we are well-positioned to take a lead in the present economic recovery. In order to do that, we need to reach a big untapped market for local manufacturers: the rest of […]

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Hoffman Ownership Group Reflects on its First Year – part 2 of 3

When Paul J. Hoffman decided to sell his family-owned planning, design, and construction firm, Hoffman LLC, in 2012, employee Miles Girouard saw an opportunity he had spent years dreaming about. Moving forward with buying the business, Miles decided to extend ownership invitations to members of the current Hoffman LLC leadership team. Terry Ellenbecker, Sam Statz, […]

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10 Reasons to Pick Up the Phone Now

With all the technology literally at our fingertips these days, I thought this might be a timely read. Thanks to: An Inc. 500 entrepreneur with a more than $1 billion sales and marketing track record, Kevin Daum is the best-selling author of Video Marketing for Dummies. @awesomeroar 1. When You Need Immediate Response The problem […]

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A Walk in Another’s Shoes by Kristen Manders

  In a community like the Fox Cities, it’s difficult to imagine what’s it’s like to be in need, but Community Clothes Closet recognizes the needs of about 16,000 clients each year and provides them with free clothing. Whether a person doesn’t have clothes suitable for a job interview or just lost their home to […]

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County Supervisors Discuss Economic Development Initiative

A recent Outagamie County Supervisors’ meeting featured a presentation and discussion of the Ignite Fox Cities campaign and details of the Chamber’s newly-created Fox Cities Economic Development Corporation (EDC).   As one involved in the presentation, I came away from the meeting with a lot of positive feelings.  First of all, the presentation was scheduled in […]

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