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Banker With A Beer: A Podcast Series by Northwestern Bank

Apr 21, 2022


  • Challenges of being an entrepreneur at a young age
  • The role of family in a small business
  • Impact of the army in forming Tommy
  • Advice to others considering opening a small business

Guest – Thomas Rocque, Founder and CEO Rocque Ridge Guides and Outfitters, Lake Holcombe, WI
Beer Enjoyed – Badger Porter, Sand...

Apr 15, 2022


  • The differences between banks and credit unions
  • Consolidation in the financial services industry
  • Growing a career from an entry level employee to CEO
  • Maintaining strong ties to the Chippewa Valley as RCU expands

Guest: Brandon Riechers, President and CEO of Royal Credit Union
Beer Enjoyed: Leinenkugel’s...

Apr 11, 2022


  • How top musicians are drawn to UWEC (Quentin’s personal story)
  • Why UWEC is so success in teaching musicians to work past graduation
  • The role of Robert Baca in the UWEC Jazz program
  • The start and evolution of the Eau Claire Jazz Festival

Guest: Quentin Volk, Executive Director Eau Claire Jazz, Inc.

Apr 6, 2022


  • Review of time as Alice in Dairyland
  • Challenges of being Alice during COVID
  • Future of the role of “Alice in Dairyland”
  • Future plans of Julia

Guest: Julia Nunes, Alice in Dairyland
Beer Enjoyed: Non-Alcoholic Ginger Beer