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Focus Forward Podcast

Focus Forward Podcast Ep 9: Innovation, Inspiration and Public Health with Alexander Kempe

Alexander Kempe, president and CEO of Novir, the testing solutions company and winner of the We’re All Innovating contest, talks with WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes about his company’s antibody test and the need for innovation in the pandemic. Read More
2021-01-21T12:53:52-06:00January 21, 2021|Blog Post, Focus Forward Updates|

Focus Forward Podcast Ep 8: Dennis Beale on Teaching Passion and Changing Lives

The founder of Power of Perception, a mentoring program for Eau Claire students that creates opportunities for minority youth, talks with WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes about how passion, motivation and connection are essential for the state’s growth. Read More
2021-01-21T12:48:10-06:00November 11, 2020|Blog Post, Focus Forward Updates|

Focus Forward Podcast Ep 4: The New Networking: Attract and Engage with Angela Damiani

Serial entrepreneur Angela Damiani, Newaukee CEO, builds connections and growth for talent and small businesses. WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes speaks with Damiani about the state’s business and talent opportunities pre- and post-COVID. Read More
2020-07-01T12:14:47-05:00July 1, 2020|Focus Forward Updates|

Focus Forward Podcast Ep 2: Scale Up Milwaukee: Inclusive Prosperity with Elmer Moore

Start-up and scale-up projects in Wisconsin offer unique opportunities to infuse communities of color with economic prosperity and growth. WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes interviews Elmer Moore, executive director of Scale Up Milwaukee, a Greater Milwaukee Committee initiative. Read More
2020-12-04T10:21:25-06:00June 10, 2020|Focus Forward Updates|

Focus Forward Podcast Ep. 1: Moving your restaurant forward with Luke Zahm

Luke Zahm discusses how he’s moving his restaurant forward in the wake of the pandemic in Wisconsin. Join Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of WEDC as she talks to the chef and owner of Driftless Cafe and Wiscochef Enterprises and host of the “Wisconsin Foodie” television show about his restaurant business before and after COVID-19. Read More
2020-05-20T15:43:51-05:00May 20, 2020|Focus Forward Updates|