Kick Ash Baskets – Chad & Tracy Romzek

Learn about franchising and using social media to start a business.
We started our business in back in 2013 and launched our original website in 2014. Since then we have been Kickin’ Ash & Makin’ Flames with our Pork Butt business plan of growing Low and Slow to make the best product possible for our Kick Ash Fans. Our plan is to tell stories about our business and how we started, obstacles we’ve encountered and things we’ve learned. We’ll have some recipes on here as well with some definite Cheese Curd fun for sure. I’ve lined up some guest bloggers to get help out with input from friends we’ve met through our Kick Ash journey. Additionally, we’ll share our travels and grilling adventures with family, friends and neighbors.

Fox Valley Cab – Igor Leykin – Owner


Growing and adapting an ever changing business in an expanding market.

Established in 1954, Fox Valley Cab has become one of the largest Taxi companies in Wisconsin and a fixture in Appleton and Fox River Valley. Fox Valley Cab has built a reputation for reliability, dependability, and professionalism. The constant pursuit to provide a higher level of service propelled Fox Valley Cab to become a premium transportation company in the valley. Fox Valley Cab is the transportation company of choice for business travelers, Appleton Area School District, ATW, and many other organizations who need to transport clients, vendors and staff in a safe, professional manner.


WWBIC – Lisa Taylor


Learn more about Veterans Business Outreach Centers.

The SBA’s Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program is designed to provide support to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard & Reserve members and families interested in starting or growing a small business. The SBA will now have 22 organizations serving as Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) in 2018, including WWBIC.

Special Guest Ashley Lund of Koi Coffee & Tea



Precision Installations, Inc. – Will Yates – Owner


Precision Installations, Inc. was founded in 1996 by U.S. Navy veteran Will Yates, who started the company selling and installing car audio equipment. Will worked at Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, Wis., as a senior electrician for five years and then as a manager for another five years. Combining his 10 years’ experience as a radio operations supervisor in the Navy and skills obtained at Pierce, Will moved away from car audio and headed into public radio sales and installations.

660 Watermark Ct.

Neenah, WI 54956



McFleshman’s Brewing Co. – Bobby Mcfleshman


We serve traditional German and British beer styles in our taproom.
We specialize in beer, so there’s no kitchen but carry-in food and delivery to the taproom is always welcome!

15 S State St
Appleton, Wisconsin
Call (920) 903-8002



The G Farm – Justin Duell – Farmer


The G Farm aims to provide customers with great locally sourced beef, pork, pastured poultry, and other seasonally accessible items. We practice a holistic approach with principles rooted in creating a sustainable, diverse and well-managed system. The cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and rabbits are raised in rotating pastures to give them a high-quality​ salad bar full of nutrition. Moving the animals in a leader-follower system benefits both the animals and the flora they pass through.


Optimal Marketing – Brian Davis


Optimal Marketing is a small business marketing firm. Brian is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for small business and cycling.




Active Minds Community -Susan Burns & Jody Hutchinson – Founders & Instructors


Instructors have over 50 years of combined teaching experience, training on brain-research learning strategies and personal experience working with aging family members. Jody Hutchinson and Susan Burns have the enthusiasm and desire to make a difference in your life.

Active Minds Community is located at the beautiful, new and handicapped accessible Thompson Center. Upon arrival, take the elevator to the second floor.
St. Bernadette Campus
2331 E. Lourdes Dr.
Appleton, WI 54915

(920) 422-1986