NB Podcast Banker With A Beer Episodes

Episode Forty Two

  • Gluten Free Beers
  • Keeping a business culture consistent in multiple locations
  • Cyber Insurance
  • Covid Coverage/Business Interruption Insurance

Guests: Darrel Zaleski, Owner of Spectrum Insurance
Beer Enjoyed: New Frist, Pilsner Style, Lakefront Brewery

Episode Forty One

  • Impact of Covid-19 on Bike Sales
  • Advice for young business owners
  • Destination Chippewa Falls
  • Electric Bikes

Guests: Dave Flanagan, Owner of Spring Street Sportsr
Beer Enjoyed: Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing, New Glarus, WI

Episode Forty

    • Woodman’s Entry into the Eau Claire Market
    • Dealing with the Pandemic
    • Top Selling Liquor Items
    • Special Orders

Guests: Sadie Schroeder, Woodman’s Liquor Department Manager, and Brooks Tellock, Woodman’s Store Manager
Beer Enjoyed: Linalool, IPA, Pearl Street Brewery, LaCrosse, WI

Episode Thirty Nine

      • The Pablo Group explained
      • Growing up Hmong in the Chippewa Valley
      • Passing on the Hmong culture to the next generation

Guest: Mai Vue Xiong, Director Pablo Foundation
Beer Enjoyed: Special Amber – Sprecher Brewery, Glendale WI, Clearly Canadian Sparkling Water

Episode Thirty Eight

      • Operating a software company in Wisconsin
      • 'Last Mile' software
      • Reverse Logistic aka 'returns'

Guest: Jim Ward - Elite Extra / Applied Data Consultants
Beer Enjoyed: MC Amber, Mobcraft Brewing Milwaukee

Episode Thirty Seven

      • Development of Phoenix Park
      • The Canary District Growth
      • Future Projects
      • Affordable Housing Options
      • City Amenities vs Affordability

Guest: Geoff Moeding, Real Estate Developer
Beer Enjoyed: Milk Stout Nitro – Left hand Brewing Company

Episode Thirty Six

      • Impact on COVID on construction
      • Challenges on building a commercial building
      • What is Hoeft’s “Sweet Spot”

Guest: Peter Hoeft, President & Owner of Hoeft Builders
Beer Enjoyed: Farm Girl Saison, Lift Bridge Brewery

Episode Thirty Five

      • Finding your way to being a Writer
      • The strength of multiple income streams
      • How a Writer and Poet looks at the world today

Guest: Michael Perry
Beer Enjoyed: Kaliber, a N/A Beer from Guinness

Episode Thirty Four

      • The Effect of Covid-19 on Trash Management Services
      • How the Chippewa Valley is Unique in Supporting Business
      • Unique Trash Experiences

Guest: Josh Boxx, Boxx Sanitation
Beer Enjoyed: New Belgian Triple, Belgium Brewery

Episode Thirty Three

      • Father Kizewski’s Vocation Story
      • Monastic History of Brewing Beer
      • Favorite Trappist Beers

Guest: Father Justin Kizewski
Beer Enjoyed: St. Bernardus Abt 12

Episode Thirty Two

      • Growth in Chippewa Falls
      • Working with Surrounding Communities
      • Leadership by Mayer vs City Manger

Guest: Mayor Greg Hoffman, City of Chippewa Falls
Beer Enjoyed: Alaskan Amber Ale

Episode Thirty One

      • Changing focus of Volume One
      • Paid vs Unpaid Content
      • Future of Eau Claire Media

Guest: Tom Giffey, Managing Editor of Volume One
Beer Enjoyed: Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

Episode Thirty

      • Reopening Public School this Fall
      • Sports in COVID times
      • Safety of Staff and Students
      • Dealing with Change

Guest: Dr. Heidi Eliopoulos, Superintendent – Altoona Public Schools
Beer Enjoyed: Weinhenstephaner, Non Alcoholic Malt Beverage

Episode Twenty Nine

      • Impact of COVID on the restaurant industry
      • What is the role of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association
      • How is the restaurant industry changing
      • Advice to new restaurant owners

Guest: Joanne Palzkill, WRA Board Chair 2020
Beer Enjoyed: Peroni Nastro

Episode Twenty Eight

      • Starting Classes in the Fall
      • The Future of Higher Education
      • The Impact of Cancelling Sports

Guest: Chancellor James Schmidt, UW Eau Claire
Beer Enjoyed: Gunpowder IPA, The Brewing Projekt

Episode Twenty Seven

      • PPP Loan Program Update
      • Transition from Large City Living to Rural Living
      • Relevance of Community Banks to Millennials

Guest: Krista Mayer, NB Business Loan Officer
Beer Enjoyed: Hazy Ripple IPA, Dogfish Head Brewery

Episode Twenty Six

      • Role of CVTC in the community
      • The value of a technical school education
      • How CVTC will conduct classes this Fall

Guest: Angela Eckman, CVTC
Beer Enjoyed: Utepils Brewing Skölsch, Kösch Style Lager

Episode Twenty Five

      • History of Leinenkugel’s
      • The connection between Leinie’s and Northern Wisconsin
      • Jake’s time with the VA in Washington D.C.

Guest: Jake Leinenkugel
Beer Enjoyed: Leinie’s Light and Leinie’s Honey Weiss

Episode Twenty Four

      • Personal Finance Classes through Dave Ramsey
      • How a Spender and Saver can get on the same page
      • The importance of a financial plan
      • How to sign up for the Dave Ramsey course

Guests: Chris and Annalie Thies
Beer Enjoyed: Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss and Berry Weiss (aka Honey Bear)

Episode Twenty Three

      • Museum Reopening on July 1
      • Safety Precautions to be in place
      • New facility and future plans

Guest: Michael McHorney, Director of Eau Claire Children’s Museum
Beer Enjoyed: Potosi Golden Ale

Episode Twenty Two

      • Why Community Banks?
      • How does technology affect banking?
      • What is the WBA?

Guest: Paul Kohler, Charter Bank
Beer Enjoyed: Belhaven Scottish Ale

Episode Twenty One

      • How does each level of government work?
      • The role of the Chamber of Commerce with governmental advocacy.
      • How to make a difference in politics

Guest: Scott Rogers, Governmental Affairs and Workforce Director
Beer Enjoyed: Lazy Monk Brewery - Maibock

Episode Twenty

      • Leading a business in challenging times
      • The value of a business plan
      • The importance of people

Guest: Steve Olson, volunteer consultant for SCORE
Beer Enjoyed: Hacker Pschorr Weisse

Episode Nineteen

      • Reopening the Economy
      • Business Owner Challenges
      • How will the COVID-19 Crisis Change Banking?

Beer Enjoyed: Beer Chimney & Gold

Episode Eighteen

      • PPP Loans
      • Planning Your Business for Re-Opening
      • NB Client Relationships

 
Guest: Jamie Leibrandt, SVP – Senior Lending Officer
Beer Enjoyed:
Erdinger Weissbier
Beer Enjoyed: Leinenkugel Honey Weiss

Episode Seventeen

      • Transitioning from Crisis Free-Fall to Recovery
      • Planning to Reopen the Economy
      • Preparing for the Post Covid-19 World

 
Guest: Tracey Smiskey, NB Market President – Eau Claire Area
Beer Enjoyed:
The Curve, Lucette Brewing
Beer Enjoyed: Bohemian Dark Lager, Lazy Monk

Episode Sixteen

      • Current State of the Chippewa Valley Economy
      • Operating a Business in Very Uncertain Times

 
Beer Enjoyed: Utica Club - Scott Montesano
Beer Enjoyed: Lazy Monk (Bohemian Dark Lager) - Jerry Kuehl

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