Innovation consultant Mike Maddock, in his keynote address at Green Lake Renewal’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards on April 26, will show Green Lake area businesspeople how to use disruptive tactics employed by business luminaries including Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey and Walt Disney. His just-published book, “Plan D: Lessons from the World’s Most Successful Disruptors,” demonstrates how agility, speed and curiosity are now more important than size, and shows what the best disruptors have in common.
Starting January 21, 2019, Moraine Park Technical College will offer a five-week business startup series of classes at Town Square Community Center. Classes will run on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 8:25 pm through February 18. Non-program students may register after Open Registration begins on December 5, 2018. Interested individuals can find more information online at morainepark.edu/programs or by calling (800) 472-4554.
In the summer of 2018, Town Square hosted its first ever Camp Chocolat: a four day camp filled with chocolate for kids in grades k-5. Participants designed their own chocolate bar, created a chocolate brand, made a plan and sell the finished product at the Friday Market at Town Square with the professional guidance of Heather Rawlings Davis.
A new partnership gives Green Lake area residents the opportunity to enroll in Moraine Park Technical College’s “Start Your Own Business” program at Town Square Community Center. This five-week series allows new and established business owners to participate in a business program that offers work/life flexibility.
As part of its entrepreneurship support program, Green Lake BizStarts, the nonprofit community revitalization organization Green Lake Renewal is partnering with attorney Justin Sondalle, accountant Chris Taylor and retired insurance agent Phil Burkart to offer a business basics workshop on Wednesday, September 19 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in Town Square Community Center. The seminar is priced at $10 and is open to all aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners.
This day-long program is aimed to assist emerging and established artists in creating a pathway to success. The workshop will cover topics on self- promotion, effective use of social media strategies, understanding the art market, strategic planning, and balancing studio time with business of art practices.
Just give three local men a few hours in the Green Lake Town Square commercial kitchen and the fellows of Bee Bella will have created their next batch of product to ship out to their growing customer base. 10,000 lip balms per session to be exact. However, on a recent Sunday afternoon they were experimenting.
Town Square Community Center is excited to host a new summer program and learning experience for children kindergarten through 5th grade: Camp Chocolate. Two sessions will be held for separate age groups: June 12 through 15 for grades k-2, and June 19 through 22 for grades 3-5. The camp will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Friday. The price for the program, including materials, is $25 per child.
During January and February, Green Lake Renewal’s Mill Pond Terrace Task Force met with numerous local contractors, seeking advice on how to best value engineer the project. The team is currently setting priorities and creating a timeline for completion. The project is expected to break ground in May, weather permitting.
In 10 years, Mr. Barbin grew Appirio from a four-person startup to a 1,200-person global services firm backed by Sequioia Capital, GGV and General Atlantic—the same venture capital firms that invested in companies including Alibaba, Facebook, Linkedin and PayPal. During that time, his company received 10 Best Places to Work awards, and was recently recognized by the Great Place to Work organization which produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list.