Local author highlights ‘golden age’ of Brown County businesses in new book – The Press
BROWN COUNTY – There is a lot of history behind the thousands of businesses that call Brown County home. A new book from local author Phil Hauck takes a look at businesses whose names are part of the bedrock of the Greater Green Bay community – those that were on the cutting edge in their respective fields in the ’80s and ’90s (KI, Schreiber Foods, Fort Howard Corp., Schneider International and American Medical Security).
With the help of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) Teaching Press, Hauck published “The Golden Age of Brown County Enterprise.” Hauck said he has authored books before, but this one in particular serves an important message to many members of the community – promoting the stories and successes of thriving businesses that have contributed to the legacy of the community. Hauck said his background played a relevant role in inspiring the project.At the start of his career, Hauck worked as a writer for the Wall Street Journal – a career he said eventually took him in a different direction when he began directing CEO Groups for The Executive Committee. He blended these two facets when he started Wisconsin Small Business Counselor, a newspaper about business techniques. Hauck said the innovation, work ethic and creativity of the entrepreneurs that he witnessed years ago was inspirational and revolutionary. “These are extraordinary stories from 20 to 25 years ago that are getting lost now and still have lessons for today, and I wanted that documented,” Hauck said.