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Banker With A Beer: A Podcast Series by Northwestern Bank

Jul 2, 2022

  • Things that make the JAM experience unique
  • What goes into putting on a music festival
  • Signing talent for JAM
  • Purchase of property for JAM relocation / expansion

Guest:  Kathy wright, General Manager Country JAM USA

Beer Enjoyed:  Sam Adams Summer Ale


Jun 13, 2022

  • Updates on Downtown Projects
  • Annexations to the City of Eau Claire
  • Biggest Challenges facing Eau Claire in the next 5 years
  • Impact of reduced air service to area growth

Guest: Aaron White, Economic Development Manager, City of Eau Claire


May 31, 2022

  • Completion of River Prairie
  • Working with Mayor Brendan Pratt
  • City water restrictions
  • Redeveloping ‘downtown’ Altoona
  • Containers Up Project

Guest: Mike Golat, Altoona city Administrator
Beer Enjoyed: Palm Ale, Belgium


May 26, 2022

  • Inflation, its cause and impact
  • Stock Market and Bond Market Retreat
  • Teaching Economic History to Students
  • Interest in Economics as a Field of Study

Guest: Dr. Wayne Carroll, Professor of Economics UWEC
Beer Enjoyed: Three Philosophers, Ommegang Brewery Cooperstown, NY


May 16, 2022

  • The goal with Pablo Group’s development projects
  • Features tenants of downtown housing projects are looking for
  • Is downtown Eau Claire reaching a housing saturation point?
  • Managing the challenges of a tight labor market, sluggish supply chain, and rapidly raising costs

Guest: Jenny Fesenmaier, Director of...