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Stop by every Thursday morning 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.

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Dr. Sunem Beaton-Garcia - President of Chippewa Valley Technical College

We're talking with new Chippewa Valley Technical College President Dr. Sunem Beaton-Garcia while enjoying a Wisconsin staple...Spotted Cow! 

-Her path to Wisconsin and CVTC

-What she’s noticed about the area a few months onto the job

-Attracting students with changing demographics

-Visions for the future of CVTC

-Programs to be and others that may be phased out

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Dave Minor - President of Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce

Dave Minor, the President and CEO of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce joins the discussion while enjoying a Belhaven Black Scottish Stout.

-He looks back at those earliest weeks of the pandemic and trying to help area businesses navigate through an uncertain future.

-What is the role of a chamber of commerce and how pandemic forced necessary changes to occur earlier than thought.

-What is the health of the area’s small businesses.

-Why he is excited about the business future for the area

-National site selection and why broadband is important

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Dr. Eliopulos - Altoona Supeintendent 

Dr. Heidi Eliopoulos, the superintendent of the Altoona School District stops by to talk education and enjoy a tasty beverage with Jerry and Scott.  Among the topics they cover...

 - Are concerns of learning loss legit, real?

- The role of parents in education and what is the relationship between parents and the Altoona school district.

- The “controversial” topic of teaching history in schools

- The services beyond education provided by school districts

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Tasha Weiss - Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest Celebration Recap

We are joined by Tasha Weiss – Program Director for Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and lead for the Chippewa Falls' Oktoberfest celebration.  

Talks about Oktoberfest and what is celebrates and carrying on tradition in Chippewa Falls. It’s history in the area. This truly is a tourist event for the area as it draws from all over the country.

 

All the while, we enjoy a Glutenberg Blonde. A Millet and Corn Beer

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Aaron White - Economic Development with City of Eau Claire  

Aaron White, the Economic Development Manager for the City of Eau Claire tells us about current and proposed projects going on in the community.  Where is all the momentum coming from?

We have this conversation while sipping Inner Sanctum Belgium Quad from the Potosi Brewing Company.

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Jason Jon Anderson - Pablo Center Executive Director   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Jason Jon Anderson, the executive director of the Pablo Center, is the guest.  The gang enjoys a Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest Marzen beer while discussing all things Pablo Center.

They recap the big O.A.R. concert as the center reopened this month...what were/are some of Jason's biggest fears as the center reopens...what determines their COVID protocols...did Pablo lose it's momentum due to the long shutdown...and what are some of the center's realistic dream acts they'd love to get?

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