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"If it doesn't fit, let it go." - Ginger Johnson - Episode 315
September 08, 2023

CCO (Chief Connecting Officer), Ginger Johnson is in the studio! Ginger Johnson is the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation's Keynote Speaker for the 2023 Annual Meeting. She is sassy, knowledgea

"Guiding Education" - Renee Feight - Episode 314
August 25, 2023

Renee Feight, publishing extrodonaire saw a niche and a gap that needed to be filled 26 years ago. Envisioning a guide where educators could find what is working in other teachers' classrooms and read

"EAT MY FISH" - Jeremiah Fredrickson - Episode 313
August 11, 2023

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm is an experience to remember. Many have even made it an annual tradition. An all-in-one spot where you can catch a fish, have it cleaned, and enjoy your shore lunch in th

"Wine Not?" - Sara Antonson - Episode 312
July 28, 2023

Sara Antonson, Owner of River Bend Winery & Distillery shares with us what got her to take the jump and purchase River Bend. Between mentors and family business partners, Sara and Charlie deep div

"Just Bee" - Missy Vircks - Episode 311
July 14, 2023

Beekeeper, teacher, engineer, and mom are just a few titles Missy Vircks has. She is an entrepreneur at heart and the owner of VonDraeger Conceptions. She shares with us what keeps her grounded, where

"The Campfire For Which We Sit" - 5826 Avis Automata - Episode 310
June 16, 2023

Charlie sat down with Dr. Tim Wolter and a few members of his 5826 Avis Automata robotics team to learn what the club is all about. They take their robot, Howard, around to local businesses to showcas

"Collaboration and a Helping Hand" - Angela Maloney - Episode 309
June 09, 2023

Angela Maloney, Executive Director of Agnes' Table and the Legacy Community Center explains what we can do as a community to help our neighbors in need and what it takes to efficiently operate this no

"Focusing ON the Business" - Marc Harding - Episode 308
May 26, 2023

Marc Harding from The Harding Group shares his deep knowledge on the topic of working on your business, not just in your business. Business coaching and groups are great tools to utilize for entrepren

"The More You Follow Your Why" - Kelli Cook - Episode 307
April 28, 2023

Entrepreneur, Yogi, Nurse Practitioner, Mother, are just a few titles Kelli Cook carries. The owner of The Yoga Plant shares with us what drives her, how she balances home life, what it took to get he

"Different Abilities" - Dave Lemanski & Stacey Marcum - Episode 306
April 14, 2023

The job market goes hand in hand with enterprise. Chippewa River Industries (C.R.I) is a great option for business who are looking to outsource and a place different abled people can get valuable work