Urban Evolutions – Robin Janson, Co-Owner


Starting, growing and adapting a small business to meet your clients needs.

After a fire nearly destroyed owners Jeff and Robin Janson’s 1890s farmhouse, they began their hunt for architectural materials that would restore their home to its original character and integrity. As their collection of doors, moldings, and tin ceilings grew, they found themselves helping friends and downtown business owners with their own restoration projects. This local success and their love for creating something new and surprising out of vintage materials propelled them into launching Urban Evolutions, Inc.  UE now supplies reclaimed building materials, fixtures, and a line of furnishings and accessories for homes and businesses internationally.

2401 W College Ave. Appleton, WI 54914



Remley & Sensenbrenner – Wyon Wiegratz – Sponsor


Learn about the importance of having a strong legal team on your side when putting together your Business plan.
For more than 50 years, Remley & Sensenbrenner, S.C. has been serving the people of Northeast Wisconsin through a diversified general law practice. Our highly trained attorneys, as well as professional support staff, are committed to providing high-quality legal services.  Striving to develop long-term client relationships and to deliver timely and cost-effective legal results.

NeXtGen Advantage – Chad Kopitzke, Founder


Solving the problem of generations working together.

NeXtGen Advantage is a niche consulting firm dedicated to helping employers attract, motivate, and retain talent for long-term sustainability. In today’s economic environment, more than ever before, organizations need to understand how to work across generations and treat talent as people, not numbers. Your future success depends on it.


(920) 419-7710

[email protected]


Appleton Business Consulting, LLC – Ryan Thompson, Founder


Learn how Appleton Business Consulting can help you. Also learn about the “Work Opportunity Tax Credit” program.

Services includes a comprehensive consultation to help identify gaps and  opportunities, a comprehensive report that includes a project plan with  timelines and milestones, a cost analysis, and a schedule. Also offered is a suite of quality products that will help you get there quickly and  smoothly. That’s how we ensure your success.



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.