Kelley Country Creamery- Karen Kelley


Karen and Tim Kelley, and their five children – Amie, Betsy, Heidi, Molly and Clark – operate this 200-acre farmstead dairy and tend the 65 Holsteins that provide the GradeA milk for their Creamery. The farm is located on Kelly Road, a country road near Fond du Lac that has been the location for 39 Kelley families who have lived in this Irish community during the past 150 years.

The Kelleys are committed to sustainable agriculture, recognized for their farming practices, and keep their cows on green pastures, weather permitting which is important for milk quality and taste.

Kelley Country Creamery is a special place, with a viewing window in the ice cream parlor so visitors can watch the ice cream being made, while enjoying their favorite flavors at the same time. And the Creamery’s old-fashioned sun porch is a perfect spot to experience Wisconsin’s countryside while viewing a working dairy from the hillside that over looks the Kelley’s farm.




GROW A CREATIVE BIZ – Cheri Larson – Artist and Entrepreneur



Are you ready to take your passion and turn it into a business? Are you an entrepreneur that needs to learn how to take your business to the next level? Do you need a reboot and are looking for the right resources to help make your business successful? If so, “Grow a Creative Biz” is for you.

The “Grow a Creative Biz” workshop series provides the pathway for creative entrepreneurs to develop the foundation for building a profitable business. You’ll discover new business opportunities, develop your value proposition and learn about the resources you need to make your venture profitable.

Cheri Larson
Cheri is an artist and entrepreneur who has successfully launched and operated several businesses over the past 35 years. Launching her first business at the age of 25, she has been an entrepreneur for most of her life. As a marketing professional she ran a successful advertising agency and video production firm for over 20 years.


Her passion is helping entrepreneurs discover how to turn their creative passion into profit by sharing her story of taking a handcrafted products and developing successful retail, internet and catalog sales channels.


Location: D.J. Bordini Center – Fox Valley Technical Center

Dates: Tuesday evenings – April 10, April 17, April 24, May 1
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm


Fired Earth Pottery – Rick McKinney


Combining art and business to grow a successful small business. Twenty years of work and effort.

Fired Earth Pottery opened in Appleton in October, 1997 by Master Potter, Rick McKinney. Rick specializes in high-fired functional potter and is one of the primary instructors at Fired Earth Pottery Studio.

217 E. Pacific St.
Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: (920) 205-2701
Fax: 920-830-9394


A Village, LLC & Education Not Incarceration, Inc. – Teresa Gross,MA, LPC

Developing a counseling business and working as a “Non Profit” business.

Teresa Gross worked in the Appleton Area School District for 20 years as a teacher of High School Communicative Arts. She began to notice an increase in students, and colleagues, who were absent, suffering from chronic physical ailments, apathy, and behavior changes. To better handle these difficult situations, Teresa acquired her Master’s in Counseling. She worked at the Harbor House and the Outagamie County Jail in order to gain her 3000 hours to become a licensed professional counselor.

“I created programs that will enlighten, educate, and help people move forward toward a happier, healthier life. Each of the programs in “A Village” is designed to combine Education, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and a variety of tools to use when facing life’s challenges.”

                          We truly want to create “A Village” of Support.

2031 E. Calumet Street
Appleton, WI  54915


Gordon’s Photography – Gordon Neitzke; Owner

Making a business out of preserving memories.
Making old photos look new again, “That’s What We Do.”

1105 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: (920) 733-8192


Vibe Tech, Inc – Jeff Leismer, Phd – Founder – CEO

Introducing a new and innovative medical device. Working with a high tech project, raising funds and protecting intellectual properties (patents).


Impaired physical mobility causes secondary health complications that are costly and make rehabilitation difficult. The cost associated with physical medicine and rehabilitation of this population is estimated at $18 billion annually in the U.S.
Aging, disability, illness, inactivity, neurological disorder, injury, surgery or a sedentary lifestyle can bring about muscle loss, or atrophy. A decrease in physical activity can cause muscle loss in as little as 72 hours. The leg muscles are among the first to weaken.

Often these lower-functioning individuals are left without a viable and accessible physical therapy and occupational therapy solution. Until now.

VibeTech One is better, faster, smaller and cheaper than other physical therapy options like anti-gravity treadmills, aqua therapy or harness machines. The therapy is also very relieving and soothing compared to electric stimulation that can be painful.

VibeTech, Inc.
605 Erie Ave
Sheboygan, WI 53081



Fox Communities Credit Union (Sponsor) – Chris Allen, Vice President of Business Services

What are the most common financial mistakes entrepreneurs make when it comes to money and starting their business?

At Fox Communities Credit Union, lending decisions are made locally to provide the personal service you deserve. They make the process fast, easy and efficient.


  • SBA Loans
  • Commercial loans
  • Lines of credit
  • Commercial real estate loans
  • Equipment and vehicle financing
  • Rental properties
  • Business acquisition
  • Customized loan programs

With each of the above, you also receive credit union advantages – membership, democratic ownership, higher deposit rates, lower loan rates, consistency of service and much more. 920-993-3912


Steve Davis from Aviation Services Company

Jim & Tony chat with Steve Davis from Aviation Services Company