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Success Stories

Reva and Quasan Shaw - Teaosity

Teaosity is a tea lounge in Green Bay offering specialty, high quality teas.

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Scott Koffarnus - Cineviz

Scott Koffarnus launched his first business Freshpaintdigitalā„¢ in Green Bay in 2003. The business quickly earned recognition as a leader in the digital media industry and in 2008 Koffarnus added a second business Cineviz, providing interactive brand experiences and advanced visual display technologies like gestural and multi-touch.

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Alan and Justin Folkman - Folkman Inc.

Despite the troubled economy, Green Bay-based fabricator Folkman Inc. has experienced significant growth over the last several years.

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Jeffrey Taylor - Purecart Enterprises, LLC

A market feasibility study conducted by the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC) at UW-Whitewater helped entrepreneur Jeffrey Taylor refocus his strategy for advancing the shopping cart  purifying system he patented in 2006 . Green Bay-based Purecart Enterprises, LLC now markets its product to a broad range of businesses /markets throughout the U.S. and beyond.

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Jim Kregel, Larry Panzer and Dan Laundrie - Surgical Site Solutions, Inc.

In March 2011 Surgical Site Solutions debuted its innovative medical device, the ClipVac, at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses in Philadelphia.

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HUI Manufacturing

HUI Manufacturing was interested in investigating market expansion opportunities for their core competencies and expertise. The company had identified six market segments as potential targets, but needed more information to refine their strategic vision. WISC is a Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Specialty Center doing market research for the SBDC at UW-Whitewater. WISC’s market analysis provided a high level overview of these six markets and identified which markets and customer types within those markets could provide future expansion opportunities.

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Casey Wanek - Paris in Pembine

In September, my wife, Michele, and I were dining at Paris in Pembine, a wonderful restaurant here in our community. On our way out of the restaurant, Michele noticed the “FOR SALE” sign outside the restaurant. Thoughts of an exciting adventure, no more corporate world, and our empty nest returned us to the restaurant the next day for a tour.

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Pat Tallier - Infinity Wood Floors

After just 40 days of production, Infinity Wood Floors (IWF) in Crandon employs 30 people and has shipped over 250,000 square feet of flooring throughout the U.S. and Canada. IWF owner Pat Tallier attributes the company’s immediate success to Wisconsin’s high-quality northern hardwoods, an exceptional sales staff and manufacturing team, and a commitment to the company’s mission: To enhance [its] customers’ success by providing the highest quality precision machined products, value-added solutions and uncompromising focus on customer service.

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Stacy Nellen-Kolze - Nell's Wigs and Boutique

Step inside the door of Nell’s Wigs and Boutique in Allouez and you will feel an instant sense of why UW-Green Bay alumna and company founder, Stacey Nellen-Kolze, ‘98, opened this business in the first place. The showroom at Nell’s, featuring an array of products and adorned in local art and words of inspiration and strength, demonstrates the warmth and security which is central to Nellen-Kolze’s mission of caring, compassion, and service.

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