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FOCUS FORWARD PODCAST

FOCUS FORWARD PODCAST

REAL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

Listen to the Focus Forward podcast to get actionable insights on how to move forward with purpose. This podcast will provide business owners, community leaders and inspired citizens with real and honest conversations featuring insider tips and information you won’t find anywhere else. With discussions guided by WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes, you’ll hear directly from Wisconsin “doers” on how they’re moving from surviving to thriving.

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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

November 11, 2020|Categories: Blog Post, Focus Forward Updates|Tags: |

Focus Forward Podcast Ep 7: New Comfort Zone, New Partners with Sabrina Madison

Sabrina Madison, founder of the Progress Center for Black Women and known locally as Heymiss Progress, is an award-winning entrepreneur talks with WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes about building networks, taking action and supporting black women. Read More

October 14, 2020|Categories: Focus Forward Updates|Tags: |

Focus Forward Podcast Ep 6: Meeting the Challenge: COVID Testing with Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy, chairman and CEO of Exact Sciences, talks about research and development and teams that drive innovation. WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes speaks with Conroy about Exact Sciences' pivot to COVID-19 testing. Read More

September 16, 2020|Categories: Focus Forward Updates|Tags: |

Focus Forward Podcast Ep 5: The Power of a Tech Ecosystem with Aaron Olver

Aaron Olver, managing director of University Research Park, talks tech and exponential growth through innovation. WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes speaks with Olver about the state’s technology ecosystem and how it remains successful during a pandemic. Read More

July 15, 2020|Categories: Focus Forward Updates|Tags: |

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

July 1, 2020|Categories: Focus Forward Updates|Tags: |

Focus Forward Podcast Ep 3: President Ray Cross and the UW System

Ray Cross, president of the University of Wisconsin system, discusses students’ desire to thrive despite COVID-19 university closures. WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes speaks with Cross about Wisconsin’s future and the investments we can make as we return from the pandemic. Read More

June 17, 2020|Categories: Focus Forward Updates|Tags: |

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

June 10, 2020|Categories: Focus Forward Updates|Tags: |

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

May 20, 2020|Categories: Focus Forward Updates|Tags: |

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