Whisk, a specialty baked good business, is expanding from an in-home business to a storefront, thanks in part to assistance from UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center. Lakeshore News has more.
The Rotary Club of Beloit named Jeffrey Kropp ’98, ’07 (Business Administration and Master of Science in Management) Teacher of the Month for May. “Kropp’s philosophy is to get students talking in his classrooms and pull them out of their shells. He feels that strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships are key business skills which his students need to confidently develop. Another technique Kropp uses is to bring to life the content in his classrooms by having students demonstrate their knowledge with role plays and humor.” Read more from Beloit Daily News.
Niagara High School Senior Madison Bjorkman graduated first in her class. Bjorkman plans to attend UW-Green Bay to study secondary education. The Daily News has more.
The Coolest Coast featured UW-Green Bay Manitowoc campus when it visited the 2019 Manitowoc County High School Business Idea Competition finals on Tuesday, April 16. The Austin E. Cofrin School of Business sponsored this first area competition where several high school students from three of eight Manitowoc County High Schools presented their business ideas in a three-minute format then took questions from judges. The top prize was scholarships and cash worth more than $2,000, and the total prize package was valued at $15,000. Entrepreneurship lecturer Ryan Kauth (Business Administration) served as an advisor to the competition. See the video.
Theatre Z presented “Kayak” by Jordan Hall on May 23, 25 and 26, 2019 in the Jean Weidner Theatre. Critic at Large Warren Gerds previewed the performance for wearegreenbay.com.
“The next frontier in agriculture isn’t in a farm field; it’s in water,” writes Sharon Verbeten for Insight. “Whether it’s hydroponics or aquaponics, a growing number of businesses are trying out this new way of producing food, whether it’s to provide people with more locally sourced food, cultivate food more sustainably or offer an answer to helping feed the world’s growing population.” See more about Ag’s next wave.
Insight Publications shared good news in its “Regional Roundup.” UW-Green Bay partners, the Green Bay Packers and TitleTownTech, added two national investors. Jerry Jacobs Jr., Delaware North co-CEO and an alternate governor for the Boston Bruins, and Jeff Wilpon, partner of Sterling Project Development, Sterling Equities and chief operating officer of the New York Mets, became two new out-of-state investors in the TitletownTech Venture Fund. See more.
Marinette Campus CEO, Cindy Bailey, says the hope in Marinette is to be able to offer four-year degrees. See the story from Bay Cities news.
UW-Green Bay student Ryan Rickaby and his father, Jon Rickaby, had winning entries in the 2019 Wisconsin wildlife and fish stamp design contest. See the story.