The Wisconsin Idea

The Wisconsin Idea is the idea that  government exists to help its constituents, codified by the turn of the century progressives. It remains today mostly in the sphere of higher ed and can be summed up with a phrase: the boundaries of the university should reach the boundaries of the state. In other words, all... Continue Reading →

Thinking Healthy, Buying Locally

Sacred Heart Hospital wanted to buy more of its food from local sources. When they discovered the infrastructure wasn't there to supply their needs, but could have given up, but instead decided to create that infrastructure themselves.

Local firm on cutting edge of cutting metal

Confident in the team he’s built and the work it does, John Walton, president and co-owner of Advanced Laser Machining, has set the lofty goal of doubling his company’s business over the next five years. This confidence does not stem from naiveté or blissful ignorance. Walton has been working in the precision metal fabrication business... Continue Reading →

emBARKing on a New Journey

Heather Mischefske left a good job to gamble on a failing business. Now she is well known throughout Eau Claire as a compassionate caretaker of our dogs. Read about her journey in this article for Chippewa Valley Business Report.

The Nautilus Shell Game

  The Nautilus Shell Game was my first freelanceassignment, which I wrote after a summer internship with the National Zoo's communications department. That department maintains the website and publishes a bimonthly magazine called Zoogoer.

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