Entrepreneurialism in Society
Fred Prehn, DDS, former Wausau School Board member, discusses providing resources and education to Hmong refugees who migrated from South Asia to Wausau in the 1980s.
Tom Walker General Manager, MidWest Communications, talks about the future of local broadcasting, more specifically the electronic changes in radio communication.
Tim Kelley Digital Media Manager, Wisconsin State Journal, discusses the market trends, the business behind print media, and the current changes including consumer behaviors that need to be adapted for. He also gives examples of what is being done to move newspapers online.
Jim Haney President, WI Manufacturers and Commerce, speaks about the state of the economy.
Kaleem Caire, the president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison, discusses educational opportunities for less fortunate students. He shares success stories from around the country and suggests ways of providing better education for young African American men.
Ruth Shelly, the executive director of Madison Children's Museum, discusses the museum's focus on using local people, using local products and using processes that involve the local community to create the new museum space.
Nancy Potter, founder of Potter's Crackers, shares her journey as an entrepreneur. She takes us through the challenges she faced as the former owner of the New Glarus Bakery. Potter discusses her Potter's Crackers venture with her son Pete and talks about her entrepreneurial family members.
Jim Carras, senior vice president of McDonald's Corporation, explains the entrepreneurial values at McDonald's and how they are reflected in decisions about location and redesign.
Bobby Peterson, the executive director, and Erin McBride, the managing attorney at ABC for Health, discuss their social entrepreneurial business; a public interest law firm dedicated to working with families, helping people connect to healthcare and helping to negotiate within the health care system.
Ben Sidran, musician and author, discusses the intersection of the arts and entrepreneurialism. He introduces his upcoming book, "There was a Fire: Jews, Music and the American Dream," and shares his experiences in the music business.