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Banker With A Beer: A Podcast Series by Northwestern Bank

Aug 2, 2021

  • What are the primary factors in a home's valuation?
  • What type of home improvements generates the most value from an appraisal perspective?
  • Is it getting difficult to find comparable sales to support today's sales prices?
  • Is the quality of new construction changing over time?

Guest: Todd Meinen, Real Estate...


Jul 26, 2021

  • What makes the fair a 'State' fair?
  • Improvements to the fairgrounds
  • Selecting food vendors
  • Scheduling challenges
  • Future of the fair

Guests: Rusty Volk & Chuck Frenette, Northern Wisconsin State Fair
Beer Enjoyed: Belhaven Scottis Ale, Belhaven


Jul 13, 2021

  • What is Kubb?
  • What was the inspiration behind creating the US National Kubb Championship?
  • The Tournament format
  • Spectator Insights

Guest: Eric Anderson, Director US National Kubb Championships
Beer Enjoyed: Things We Don't Say Haza IPA, The Brewing Projekt


Jul 6, 2021

  • How do you plan for future transportation needs?
  • Significant proposed projects in the Chippewa Valley
  • How are projects proposed and ranked
  • Transportation needs and planning beyond the automobile

Guest: Eric Anderson, Senior Planner at West Center WI Regional Planning

Beer Enjoyed: Things We Don't Say Hazy IPA,...


Jun 28, 2021

  • Growing up in Chippewa Falls
  • What makes Chippewa special?
  • Vietnam Era vs Today
  • How did Cray Computer Change Chippewa?
  • What do you see as the future of the Chippewa Valley?

Guests: Jerry Jacobson, President Northwestern Bank
Jake Leinenkugel, Sultan of Suds

Beer Enjoyed: Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss