Stop by every Thursday afternoon as we debut a new episode.  Hosted by ECHM's Scott Montesano and Northwestern Bank's Jerry Kuehl, they bring in local guests to discuss local happenings while sampling some great beers.  Tune in to learn more about local topics and to also get their opinions on various beers.


Season #2, Episode #7 -  Dr. Kristie from Spero Wellness

Dr. Kristie Gehring joins the program this week, discussing Functional Medicine.  What is it, the benefits and how does it work in concert with what many of us think of as "regular" medicine.

Listen as she gives some great, easy tips you can do RIGHT NOW to naturally boost your immune system.



Season #2, Episode #6 - Tim & Mary w/ Realityworks

Tim and Mary from Realityworks stop by to enjoy a tasty beverage and talk about this unique company...

-The origin story of Realityworks (yes, the baby simulator)

- How they've moved beyond the baby simulator in the last decade and some of the other innovations they've had (they introduce 40-50 new projects annually)

- They play for a WHAT failure rate?!?!? (trust us, it'll surprise you)

- Why they do this

- Being an employee-stock-plan company.  What does that mean and why?

- Their mission for the future


Season #2, Episode #5 - Erin Lorberter w/ County Inn & Suites

Erin Lorberter, the general manager of of the Country Inn & Suites in Chippewa Falls joins the Banker with a Beer gang.  Scott & Jerry enjoy a DARK porter while Erin goes a different route for beverage choices.


The conversation starts with a focus on how the pandemic has impacted the hotel industry and Erin's first hand account of the last year. Erin tells the story of why the only guests at the hotel for a while was a group from Italy.

Erin only discusses some changes that may stick long after the pandemic is over, including the way housekeeping is done.


Later on, Erin tells us some of the funny stories and the best & worst type of guests the hotel sees.


Season #2, Episode #4 - Elaine w/ CoLab Shared Working Space

What is a shared office space?  

Elaine from CoLab in downtown Eau Claire stops by and tells us all about this shared work space.  We find out who uses CoLab and the types of professionals who benefit (spoiler...its LOTS of people).


We also learn how one can get a spot inside CoLab and having seen so many businesses come through, what is Elaine's honest opinion of


Eau Claire as a community to start a new enterprise.


Season #2, Episode #3 - Jerry Jacobson w/ Federal Reserve

The president of Northwestern Bank Jerry Jacobson is the guest this week, while the gang enjoys a "high octane" beverage the Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Jerry was recently named to the board of the Federal Reserve's Minneapolis Region and we learn more about what that entails.

A bunch of interesting topics are covered including...


- The future of banking and how mobile banking will impact financial careers

- The managing of employees and keeping them healthy during the pandemic

- Future of neighborhood banks in an era of consolidation. 

- The federal loan program from a bank's perspective













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