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Banker With A Beer: A Podcast Series by Northwestern Bank

Oct 26, 2021

  • Comparing technical school education in Florida vs Wisconsin
  • Difficulty in finding students with a shrinking graduation pool and booming employment market
  • Most popular programs at CVTC
  • What is great about the Chippewa Valley and what is missed about Florida

Guest: Dr. Sunem Beaton-Garcia, President
Chippewa Valley...


Oct 19, 2021

  • What is the role of the Chamber of Commerce?
  • How has COVID changed the way the Chamber conducts business?
  • Keeping the Chamber politically neutral.
  • Health of small businesses in the Chippewa Valley

Guest: Dave Minor, President, Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

Beer enjoyed: Belhaven Black Scottish Stout


Oct 11, 2021

  • Covid Update
  • Impact of COVID delays on educational progress
  • Stress of a growing student population
  • Parent/School Board interaction
  • School as a social service provider

Guest: Heidi Eliopoulus, Superintendent, Altoona Public Schools
Beer Enjoyed: Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest Marzen


Oct 4, 2021

  • What does the Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest celebrate?
  • What is the role of the Festmeister and Festmeistern?
  • How do you mix traditional German tastes with local tastes
  • What is the future of the festival?

Guest: Tasha Weiss, Programs Director for the CF Area Chamber of Commerce
Beer Enjoyed: Glutenberg Blonde...


Sep 28, 2021

  • Project recap for Downtown Eau Claire
  • Status Update on the Cannery District
  • Managing the Community's Growth
  • Directing the City in the Absence of a City Manager

Guest: Aaron White, Economic Development Manager,
City of Eau Claire
Beer Enjoyed: Inner Sanctum, Potosi Brewing Company