Enterprising persons in the Sheboygan area are being encouraged to consider opening a downtown pop-up shop for the 2021 holiday season. A pop-up shop is a temporary retail space that allows entrepreneurs to test the advantages…and discover any disadvantages…to running a retail location, and get a feel for what a regular brick-and-mortar shop could involve.The program, offered by the City of Sheboygan, is being promoted by the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation and the Small Business Development Center at the UW-Green Bay. Those two will provide expert guidance to any interested entrepreneurs who are selected, while the City will benefit through a diverse and stronger downtown district.Those interested should apply by the June 30th deadline.For more information about the SCEDC’s entrepreneurial services, email info@SheboyganCountyEDC.com or call (920)452-2479.To apply for the pop-up shop program, click here
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – A camp helping children through the loss of a loved one is back in full swing this year.University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd was virtual last year due to the pandemic, but leaders are preparing to welcome kids back to the campus.
“It’s scary to say, ‘Oh, I went to summer camp this year and it’s a grief camp,” said Ashton Choma, the lead buddy for the camp.She’s been a buddy for the last three years and has seen how the camp has transformed the kids who attend.ADVERTISEMENT“You definitely see them open up and flourish and see them become excited for camp,” said Choma.
Camp Lloyd is designed to help kids ages 7 to 14 cope with the loss of a loved one. It’s led by UWGB psychology students.“Most of camp is to teach the kids that it’s okay to be a kid, that yes they are grieving but they should be able to have the joy of childhood,” said Camp Director Illene Cupit. On Thursday, camp leaders were busy getting all the supplies ready to help kids do just that.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — This week the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin and NEW Water partnered to put the Green Bay West and East buoys back on the water.They are fundamental tools used to measure current weather conditions like wind speed, air and water temperatures and wave height.
…In addition to monitoring the weather, the buoys play a role in tracking potential toxic algae blooms.
“In the lower bay here we have days when there are warnings when there are harmful algae blooms, and you shouldn’t go swimming,” stated Chris Houghton, who is with UW-Green Bay.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – As the population of Spanish-speaking students continues to increase, Marinette School District in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Green Bay has launched a six-week summer course for staff and faculty in efforts of increasing their cultural competence to better fit the needs of the Hispanic community.‘2 years’ worth of items’: GB Police to host annual bike/surplus auction on June 5 According to District officials, in early March, Marinette School District and UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus met to determine the needs of a district-wide Spanish language program and how best to structure the course to ensure the majority who expressed interest in enhancing their Spanish skills, could.After further planning, the districts have developed the “Spanish for Educators” curriculum. This curriculum will be self-paced and offered this summer from June 28 through August 20 to better accommodate the schedules of teachers and staff.
It’s something Ben Redman (a swimmer for the Green Bay Phoenix) and Lily Borgenheimer have been picturing for years.They’ve stepped up to the starting block countless times before. But when they think about this particular step, it’s just different.How could it not be?When the two dive into the pool on Monday, it will be with the eyes of the nation upon them.Redman, of Eau Claire, and Borgenheimer, of Chippewa Falls, will take their swimming careers to their highest point yet when they compete at the United States Olympic Swimming Trials next week in Omaha, Nebraska. The area alumni will test themselves against the best swimmers in the country at one of the biggest swimming events on the planet.
Oostburg State Bank’s Vice President – Business Banking David La Duke ’97 (Business Administration) was recently named the 2020 Northeast Wisconsin Lender of the Year by Business Lending Partners. See the full story.
SHEBOYGAN, WI — The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay aim to provide a wide range of services, resources, and expertise to help encourage entrepreneurial opportunities in Sheboygan County, including start-up businesses that promote physical fitness, health, and wellness.
With the help of the SCEDC and SBDC, Jacqueline Wing founded Elevate Yoga. The mission of Wing’s business is to “elevate our community through yoga by strengthening the mind and body of each individual who chooses to be present.”
Elevate Yoga was holding virtual classes until in-person classes began on May 22. Elevate Yoga is located at 617 N. 8th St. in Sheboygan, WI. Wing has lived in Sheboygan for nearly 14 years where she has built a diverse background of experience; she has worked in accounting and finance for several Sheboygan County businesses, and spent four years as a yoga instructor. Wing began teaching full-time as a yoga instructor in the spring of 2020 shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit and after reflecting on her place in the yoga community.
“I have wanted to open a yoga studio for years, but I never had the time in my schedule to truly dedicate to building a business plan until the COVID-19 pandemic,” Wing said. “During the pandemic, my personal schedule completely changed. I wasn’t traveling for work or fun, and I had a lot more free time to spend on writing a business plan and realizing what I truly wanted to do and how I wanted to spend my time and energy.”
Bruce Reed is now the deputy chief of staff for President Joe Biden. But in another life — 50 years ago — he was an aspiring business manager and reporter for his family’s newspaper. All right, maybe “family newspaper” is misleading. Bruce was 11. His sister, Tara, was 14 and editor-in-chief of the Xeroxed, biweekly Fernan Hill Times. Another youth, Chris Cheeley, helped gather the news.
“I had a blast doing that,” former state Sen. Mary Lou Reed told Huckleberries on Wednesday.Mary Lou earned the title of publisher because she typed the articles and helped lay out the paper. Scott, a longtime Coeur d’Alene attorney and Mary Lou’s late husband, was the printer.
“You see,” Tara explained to Press reporter Corinne Thompson in June 1971, “we find the news, mom types it and dad has a copy machine in his office. ”Bruce was quick to point out for The Press, “We pay dad for each copy of the paper we run off.” The Times had begun as a summer project four years before. The 14 subscribers on Fernan and Blackwell hills got their money’s worth from the three-pager.Included in each issue were feature articles, hill-top sports, “Words from the Mouth of Fernan Hill Mayor Bill Giesa,” “Blackwell Hill Chit-Chat,” and Dog Beat, a column spotlighting the local canine population. The Reeds also covered hard news, like a Fernan Hill water installation. And they sold front-page and classified ads.Oddly, Mary Lou mused, Bruce dreamed of becoming a professional writer. But he was derailed by a political path that led ever upward. His sister became the family writer.
By profession, Tara Reed Woolpy is an aquatic scientist who teaches biology online for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. By avocation, she has written and published fiction for more than 30 years, including poetry, short stories, and three books about Lacland, an imaginary, upper midwestern town. Mary Lou refers to the series as “beach reads.” The books have gotten good reviews. And it all began in the Reed sibs’ childhood home at Fernan Lake Village.
Tara Reed is an associate lecturer at UW-Green Bay in the Natural and Applied Sciences unit.
GREEN BAY – The next chapter in Allie LeClaire’s basketball career is about to begin.The former Green Bay Notre Dame and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay star guard has been hired as an assistant coach for the women’s team at Eastern Illinois University, an NCAA Division I school in Charleston.LeClaire isn’t the only one on the team with strong ties to UWGB.EIU is coached by Matt Bollant, who coached the Phoenix from 2007 to 2012 and led the program to unprecedented heights.UWGB went 148-19 during his five seasons, including 85-5 in Horizon League play. It made four trips to the NCAA tournament, including its only appearance in the Sweet 16 in 2011.LeClaire was a sophomore at Notre Dame when Bollant was hired by the University of Illinois in 2012. She was recruited by and played for Kevin Borseth during her time in college, but Bollant was aware of her talents before he left Green Bay and knew she was a future DI player.Now, the two will work together. LeClaire’s full-time role will be defined when she arrives in Illinois on June 8 and when summer workouts begin June 14. She likely will have responsibilities both on the court and with recruiting.LeClaire is quickly climbing up the coaching ranks.
A program that’s been on the rise in recent years now has a new leader to take them to future heights. Chris Hagerty ’03 (Communication), a longtime youth coach in various roles in the community, who has of course, spent plenty of time helping in the wrestling program was recently named to the varsity head coach position. He replaces Ben Olsen, who has taken a job out of state. Hagerty, a Buffalo, N.Y. native, came to Wisconsin to attend school at UW-Green Bay where he met his wife Shelli, an Antigo native, and the rest shall we say, is history.He spent nine years tackling the role of stay-at-home dad for their three children, before returning to the work force a few years ago.