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In partnership with Eau Claire Hometown Radio

Featuring Jerry Kuehl, Scott Montesano, and their guests who share insights on financial matters through the lens of a frosted mug.  

Listen To Our Most Recent Episodes

Episode Fifteen

  • Local Options for Economic Support of Businesses in Trying Times
  • Federal Government Response – SBA
  • State Response through WEDA
  • City of Eau Claire Revolving Loan Fund
  • Banking Options

 
Guest:  Aaron White, Economic Development Manager, City of Eau Claire
Beer Enjoyed: Baltic Porter, Lazy Monk Brewing

Episode Fourteen

  • Evolution of the Internet
  • Evolution of the Computer
  • Starting a Business
  • Advice for starting a Business
  • Business Climate
  • Social Media Perspectives

 
Guest:  Gerald Bauer, Owner / President JB Systems, LLC
Beer Enjoyed: Oscar’s Oatmeal Stout, Sand Creek Brewing

Episode Thirteen

  • What role does the WCWRP play in starting new businesses?
  • Who are the best potential business owners?
  • How do you say ‘yes’ to a loan request?

 
Guest:  Tobi LeMahieu, Fund Manager, West Central WI Regional Planning
Beer Enjoyed: Farmers Daughter, Lucette Brewing Co., Menomonie, WI

Episode Twelve

  • Growth of Chippewa Jobs
  • Chippewa Land Issues
  • Hidden Chippewa Falls
  • Brand’s Vision of the future of Chippewa Falls

 
Guest:  Brad Hentschel, Chippewa Falls City Planner
Beer Enjoyed:  Paulander Salvator Doppel Bock

Episode Eleven

  • Home Lending Qualifications
  • Special Loan Situations
  • What to Prepare for
  • How and When to Apply

 
Guest:  Jane Johnson, NB Residential Lending Specialist
Beer Enjoyed:  Rumble Bridge, Brewster Brothers – Chippewa Falls

Episode Ten

  • Growth in Altoona
  • Commercial vs Residential Tax Base
  • Affordable Housing
  • Summer Events at River Prairie

 
Guest:  Mayor Brendan Pratt, City of Altoona
Beer Enjoyed:  Moniker from Modicum Brewery

Episode Nine

  • Dale’s Upcoming Retirement
  • Collaboration in the City of Eau Claire
  • Thoughts About the Future of Eau Claire

 
Guest:  Dale Peters, City Manager of Eau Claire
Beer Enjoyed:  Cascade Pale Ale, K Point Brewery

Episode Eight

  • Senn Blacktop Overview, 2020 Business Forecast
  • What does a Community Board do?
  • Darrin and his Musical Career

 
Guest:  Darrin Senn
Beer Enjoyed:  Dragon’s Milk, New Holland Brewing Company

Episode Seven

  • What’s New at Northwestern bank in 2020
  • How community banks impact their local communities
  • Growth in the Chippewa Valley

 
Guest:  Jerry Jacobson, President – Northwestern Bank
Beer Enjoyed:  Leinenkugel’s Original

Episode Six

  • Economic Impact of the Arts
  • The Value of ‘Live’ Performances
  • Event Center vs Performance Center

Guest:  Jason John Anderson, Pablo Center
Beer Enjoyed:  Barley Wine, Lazy Monk Brewing



Episode Five

    • Thoughts on Saving Money
    • Outlook for 2020

Guest:  Dr. Duane Oyen
Beer Enjoyed:  Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss




Episode Four

  • Introducing Northwestern Bank's New Market President
  • How to Teach Your Children About and How to Use Money


Guest: 
Tracey Smiskey, NB Market President - Eau Claire Area
Beer Enjoyed:  Ommegang, Three Philosophers Brewery

Episode Three

  • Saving for College
  • Spending for the Holidays
  • End of Year Financial Planning


Beer Enjoyed
:  Dubl Stuft Imperial Stout, The Brewign Projekt

Episode Two

  • Affordable Housing
  • Investing for Retirement
  • The Crisis in Financial Literacy


Beer Enjoyed:
  Westmalle Trappist Tripel

Episode One

  • Why Local Banks are Important


Beer Enjoyed:
  Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest