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biztimes.comOCT 2 - 15, 2017 » $3.25ukee a w l i M e v i r d ers ons i t a Women lead z i n a g r o t elopmen v e d c i m o n o c eplus REPORT: FOXCONN JOBS NOT AT HIGH RISK OF AUTOMATION 26 PIECING TOGETHER THE FOXCONN SUPPLY CHAIN 30 GPS EXTENDS ITS REACH 32PRESENTING THE AWARD FINALISTS: Each year, BizTimes Media honors reader-nominated corporate citizens and nonprofits for their ongoing commitment to making Milwaukee a better place to live, work and play. BizTimes is pleased to announce this year’s finalists:PRESENTS THE FOURTH ANNUAL:Corporate Citizenship Awards2017Corporate Citizen of the Year • JPMorgan Chase • Kohl's • West Bend Mutual Insurance Corporate Volunteer of the Year • Nick Obrochta, Kohl's CorporationNOVEMBER 2, 2017 | 7:30AM - 10:30AM ITALIAN COMMUNITY CENTER• Robert Kennedy, WE Energies, Inc. In-Kind Supporter • Anthologie, Inc. • Bartolotta RestaurantsHELP YOUR BUSINESS, HELP MILWAUKEE Solve your labor shortage and get engaged in social change Business owners who seek to fill the labor shortage and grow their companies should make plans to attend the fourth annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards, where we will discuss solutions to develop entrepreneurs and employees in Milwaukee.ADCompanies and nonprofits in southeastern Wisconsin can collaborate to solve the problems facing businesses, while benefitting the community. Milwaukee’s population suffers from a lack of opportunity.Take action to address your skills gap by finding creative solutions. Create jobs and drive economic growth by providing those job opportunities and training to disadvantaged workers. Become engaged in your community. On Nov. 2, hear from employers and community leaders involved in the efforts to foster economic stability, fill the skills gap and generate momentum for Milwaukee. Panelists:• SafeNet Consulting Next Generation Leadership • Molly Schweiger, PNC Financial Services • Benjamin Juarez, Public Policy Forum Lifetime Achievement • Jim Lindendberg, Lindy Enterprises (JML Holdings, Master Z's) Nonprofit Organizations, Leadership & Support Team Awards Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year • Next Door • SaintA • St. Augustine Preparatory Academy /Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center Nonprofit Executive of the Year• Bill Krugler, president, Milwaukee JobsWork [1]• Patti Gorsky, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin• Cheryl Fritz, business development manager, STEP Industries [2]• Keith Stanley, Near West Side Partners, Inc.• JoAnne Johnson-Sabir, The Juice Kitchen, Sherman Phoenix [3]• Ellen Blathers, Serenity Inns, Inc.• Austin Ramirez, chief executive officer, HUSCO International [4]Nonprofit of the Year (Large)• Joaquin Altoro, vice president, Town Bank [5]• Beyond VisionModerator:• Milwaukee Rescue Mission• Kimberly Kane, founder and president, Kane Communications Group [6]• The Threshold, Incorporated Nonprofit of the Year (Small) • Greater Milwaukee Committee • Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee[1][2][3][4][5][6]• Summit Educational Association, Inc.REGISTER TODAY! AT BIZTIMES.COM/NPAWARDS PRESENTING SPONSOR:PLATINUM SPONSOR:GOLD SPONSOR:LOCALLY OWNED FOR 22» OCT 2 - 15, 20174 Leading Edge 4 NOW BY THE NUMBERS 5 ON THE JOB WITH… 6 IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD 7 FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION 8 GETTING THERE 9 BIZ COMPASS 10 MY FAVORITE TECH 11 BIZ TRAVELER12 News 12 THE INTERVIEW 13 MADE IN MILWAUKEE14 Real Estate 42 Strategies COVER STORY16Women leaders drive Milwaukee economic development organizationsKAT SCHLEICHER PHOTOGRAPHYBizTimes Milwaukee (ISSN 1095-936X & USPS # 017813) Volume 23, Number 14, October 2 - 15, 2017. BizTimes Milwaukee is published bi-weekly, except two consecutive weeks in December (the second and third weeks of December) by BizTimes Media LLC at 126 N. Jefferson St., Suite 403, Milwaukee, WI 53202-6120, USA. Basic annual subscription rate is $42. Single copy price is $3.25. Back issues are $5 each. Periodicals postage paid at Milwaukee, WI and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: Send address corrections to BizTimes Milwaukee, 126 N. Jefferson St., Suite 403, Milwaukee, WI 53202-6120. Entire contents copyright 2017 by BizTimes Media LLC. All rights reserved.Contents 42 ENTREPRENEURSHIP Cary Silverstein 43 LEADERSHIP Karen Vernal 44 COACHING Susan Marshall46 Biz Connections 46 NONPROFITSpecial Report 47 PERSONNEL FILE24 Manufacturing & Logistics 48 COMMENTARYBizTimes pieces together the Foxconn Technology Group supply chain, reviews a report on the impact of automation on Foxconn jobs, and looks at GPS Education Partners’ new program. The Milwaukee 7 weighs in on attracting next generation manufacturing talent and opportunities for export growth. 49 AROUND TOWN 48 GLANCE AT YESTERYEAR 50 FIVE MINUTES WITH…C R E AT E D TO B EW I SCO N S I N ’S BA N K F O R B U S I N E SS™ As a company built for this area, we see things differently. We don’t worry about what other companies are doing in other places, because we know firsthand what our area and businesses need to succeed. This is because we’re a proud local business too. It makes all the difference when a bank understands your community and supports your business goals. That’s why we’re honored to call ourselves Wisconsin’s Bank.4 1 4 - 2 7 3 - 3 5 0 7 | w w w. t o w n b a n k . u / 3Leading EdgeBIZTIMES MEDIA – Like usNOWWalker signs $3 billion Foxconn deal into law By Molly Dill, staff writerGov. Scott Walker recently signed into law the Foxconn Technology Group bill passed by the state Legislature. The legislation provides up to $3 billion in incentives for Foxconn, which plans to build a $10 billion, 20 million-square-foot LCD panel campus in Wisconsin. It is expected to initially create 3,000, and eventually 13,000 jobs. A site for the Foxconn complex had not been announced as of press time. The bill signing took place at Gateway Technical College’s iMet Center in Sturtevant and many have speculated that Foxconn will build nearby. There were no Foxconn representatives at the bill signingBY THE NUMBERS A consultant’s report says the Wisconsin Center’s exhibit space needs to be expanded to300,000 SQUARE FEETto increase business. The downtown Milwaukee convention center currently has 189,000 square feet of exhibit space. 4 / BizTimes Milwaukee OCTOBER 2, 2017ceremony. In addition to the massive Foxconn complex, supporters of the deal with the state say the company will attract a huge supply chain to Wisconsin. “Not only in southeast Wisconsin, we can see this is going to be a benefit all across the state,” Walker said. “This is about ensuring that our children and our children’s children will have really those generational type opportunities.” At the bill signing ceremony, Stephanie Sklba, vice president of community and government relations at Gateway Technical College, revealed that Gateway president Bryan Albrecht was on his way to meet with Foxconn representatives. “Southeast Wisconsin truly has the opportunity to lead the world in advanced manufacturing,” she said. “So in fact today, president Albrecht boarded a plane to Japan to begin that important work.” Walker thanked Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. chief executive officer Mark Hogan; Department of Administration Secretary Scott Neitzel; former WEC Energy Group CEO Gale Klappa; GE Healthcare; technical and higher education institutions; and economic development organizations across Wisconsin, including the Milwaukee 7, for helping the deal come to fruition. Walker also thanked the Milwaukee Bucks, and Bucks president Peter Feigin was in attendance.Walker just returned from a trade mission to Japan and South Korea, where he helped Wisconsin companies establish business relationships with companies in Asia. While on the trip, everyone he met with—even Foxconn competitor Samsung—congratulated him on the Foxconn deal, Walker said. “I’m proud to say that not only will these LCD panels be made for the first time in America, they’ll be made here in the great state of Wisconsin,” Walker said. Ecosystems like this one attract not only employers and talent, but also venture capital investors that want to invest in the startup opportunities associated with the development, he said. Walker expressed confidence Foxconn would live up to its promises for its Wisconsin operations. He challenged those present, including Greater Milwaukee Committee president Julia Taylor, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce president Tim Sheehy and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, to assure that Wisconsin is ready for the development. The governor described the workforce development effort surrounding Foxconn as a “rebranding” of the state to attract talent and shift from a brain drain to a brain gain. “We cannot have this be a matter of taking jobs from some employers to fill others,” he said, but must be a net gain of new jobs. n1Installation crew for Coakley Brothers water tower sculptureLILA ARYAN PHOTOGRAPHYON THE JOB WITH…By Molly Dill, staff writer Coakley Brothers recently hired Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin to install a mosaic water tower sculpture atop its Walker’s Point headquarters. Fruin created the piece using multi-colored plexiglass formed into 60 panels welded together with steel. The commercial relocation and office interiors company secured Fruin after Coakley president and chief executive officer Peggy Coakley saw one of his water tower sculptures and realized he could provide a solution for the heavy, aging water tower base on thecompany’s building. Coakley employees restored the base in August, said Daniel Stroven, construction project manager at Coakley Brothers. Fruin assembled his artwork on site with the help of Coakley employees and local contractors over the course of a week, but the planning and panel creation took about eight months. “It’s a series I’ve been calling icons, where it’s taking infrastructure, commonplace city architecture, and then try to make it new,” Fruin said.326 41 Coakley is in the midst of a $6 million renovation of about 40,000 square feet of its 175,000-square-foot facility at 400 S. Fifth St. in Walker’s Point.2 Daniel Stroven, Tom Fruin and Matt Canada, studio manager at Tom Fruin Studios, discuss plans for the water tower construction.53456Employees from Hennes Services, Dawes Crane Service, Preferred Electric, Dublin Contractors, Safway Services, CSD Engineering and ADK Design worked on the project.Matt Magyar, project manager with ADK Design, Canada and Fruin attach a steel ring to the plexiglass panels.Fruin holds up the top of the water tower while workers attach it.Peggy Coakley stands in front of the newly installed water tower, which is 62 feet high and will be illuminated at / 5Leading Edge@BIZTIMESMEDIA – Real-time newsIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD How did you start Sparrow? Jessica Franzen: “There was a similar store called Fasten CoOp Collective Gallery that sold all handmade wearables. I was selling my creations there and volunteering. When they were ready to move on, myself and (a business partner) bought the shop. She left in 2015.” SPARROW COLLECTIVE 2224 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. NEIGHBORHOOD: Bay View FOUNDED: 2009 OWNER: Jessica Franzen EMPLOYEES: 3 SERVICE: Clothing, accessories and housewares sold by about 100 local artists. Sparrow also offers monthly art classesAre you an artist yourself? “Yes, I am a metalsmith and I make and sell my jewelry at the store.” Where do the items come from? “We have well over100 items from artists at this point. They are a mixture of things people submit and ask us to sell, or things we find through online marketplaces or local craft fairs.” What does it take for you to agree to sell a person’s creations? “The items have to be handmade or independently produced and they have to be good quality and have the aesthetic look of our store.” Do you plan on making any changes to the store? “Right now we havebeen trying to offer monthly do-it-yourself art classes including sewing, metal stamping and macramé. I would like to add more classes to the schedule and want to add a wider variety of classes to our list.” How difficult is it to have a small, brickand-mortar clothing and gift store? “We do have to compete with online, but people love getting to support local artists and also having a chance to hold the items in their hands. We are hoping to keep growing the number and variety of art classes we offer.” nKeep Your Success Moving Forward! Wisconsin Fast Forward is now accepting Worker Training Grant applications for ALL industries! • Apply year-round no matter your industry • Expand your skilled workforce • Provide your workforce with the skills needed to succeedThe application process is easier than ever – APPLY TODAY! 6 / BizTimes Milwaukee OCTOBER 2, 2017WisconsinFastForward.comfromCONCEPTThe NeuroMapper toCOMPLETION FEBRUARY 2016: Sabsevitz holds a focus group at a national conference of neuropsychologists, generating interest in his idea. Upon returning, Sabsevitz calls Dustin Hahn, project manager with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee App Brewery, to discuss the possibility of a brain mapping app.For all the recent advances in medical technology, neuropsychologists have largely relied on low-tech tools to asses a patient’s brain functions during awake brain surgery. The neuropsychologist might talk with a patient or show him pictures of objects to identify to test brain functions like speech, vision, problem-solving skills and memory. “The problem is you’re limited in what you can test in the operating room, based on what you bring in with you – it’s not very feasible to bring filing cabinets of stimuli and tests,” said David Sabsevitz, a neuropsychologist with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, who has developed an app for the tests called The NeuroMapper.1 2SPRING AND SUMMER 2016: Sabsevitz receives funding from the Medical College of Wisconsin to pursue the project. Hahn and developers Chris Sampon and Chase Letteney begin building the app, which tests functions in real-time using two iPads.SUMMER 2017: The University of California San Diego is the first hospital outside of Froedtert Hospital to use the NeuroMapper in the operating room. Cleveland Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center also sign on as beta testers. The app is being rolled out across the country in October.534FEBRUARY 2017: Sabsevitz hosts a presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society to demonstrate the NeuroMapper technology. “The level of interest blew me away,” Sabsevitz said. “We had a number of people already requesting to be early beta testers for NeuroMapper and about 30 different sites expressing interest in getting the final product in their ORs.”OCTOBER 2016: The initial version of the app is used in an operating room for the first time. Over the next few months, Sampon and Letteney continue to refine it based on feedback from Sabsevitz following / 7Leading EdgeGETTING You have a business to run. We can help. As the #1 SBA lender in Wisconsin*, the Byline Small Business Capital team specializes in finding ways to improve your cash flow—to help you run your business. Our loans offer longer terms and the credit structure you need to improve your bottom line. Let’s build yours, together. Get started with a local lender today. Call (262) 333-0113.©2017 Byline Bank. All rights reserved. Member FDIC. *Ranked by the SBA Wisconsin District OfficeTHEREResponsibilities in new role? “I’m going to provide personalized wealth management and banking advisory services to individuals, families, the organizations they support.”What has set you apart in your career? “Being personal and honest and building trust are essential to grow in any profession.”What do you like to do in your free time? “I love to spend time with my wife and one-and-a-half-year-old son. I volunteer on the Associate (Zoological Society of Milwaukee) Board and I’m the treasurer of Ex Fabula. I appreciate the zoo and what it does for families. Ex Fabula strengthens community bonds through the art of storytelling. Community is very important to me.”Favorite thing to do in Milwaukee in the fall? “Walks with the family on the Oak Leaf Trail and the occasional beer garden and just spending as much time outside before winter comes.”Feelings about Milwaukee? “It’s been amazing to watch and be a part of all the development downtown since I moved here in 2008 and I’m particularly interested in the growing momentum of the startup scene and would like to see continued growth in this area. There’s a lot of energy; there’s a lot of chatter. I just think we need to leverage our resources to start creating.”GRAHAM BAXTER AGE: 35 HOMETOWN: Brodhead, Wisconsin EDUCATION: MBA, finance, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; bachelor’s, finance and marketing, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh PREVIOUS POSITION: Associate banking advisor, Northern Trust Corp. CURRENT POSITION: Vice president of wealth services, Wintrust Wealth Management8 / BizTimes Milwaukee OCTOBER 2, 2017BIZ COMPASSHow do you keep1PERSPECTIVE WHEN WORK GETSSTRESSFUL, INTENSE OR COMPLICATED? REARDON 1 LISApresident, chief executive officer and chairman, OwnersEdge Inc.“OwnersEdge is a fast-growing company, so our culture is naturally intense and complicated. As a leader, it’s my job to sense when stress is escalating, impart a sense of calm, plane people out and manage them through the situation. I’ve also found that humor helps everyone keep their perspective and reduces tension.”2FRANK CARROLLCEO, Broan-NuTone Inc.3“The most obvious is a disciplined workout schedule which gives me confidence and physiological benefits. I surround myself with confident, competent, data-driven team members who help ‘size’ the issues. Staying grounded by asking ‘How bad is it – really?’ helps me to be a better leader, manager and even family member.”3 KATIE WYSOCKIgeneral manager and managing partner, Devon’s Seafood + Steak“I remind myself daily to embrace pressure and intensity, understanding the positive results they can produce when properly applied. The most beautiful things are often the result of the refinement of difficult circumstances.”2COSTANTINI  4 CATHYco-founder, La Lune Collection4“Anyone who owns a business knows that every single day will present a variety of problems that need solving – it simply comes with the territory. The fact that my business partner is also my spouse helps me keep perspective in tough times. Being able to discuss difficulties with someone who understands both me AND the business completely is an incredible gift.”5 PASTOR KENNETH FISHERpresident, Wisconsin Lutheran High School5“I refocus my attention on my faith and the mission and vision of Wisconsin Lutheran High School. When I do that, my perspective returns. Oftentimes, I’ll stand in the hallway, watching the kids go by. Doing that reenergizes me and reminds me it’s about educating a future generation of Christian young men and women.” n / 9Leading EdgePresented By:Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2017Recognize the people and organizations that are making a difference every day by providing superior health care in our region.Categories Include: Advancements in Health Care: Honors a company or individual primarily responsible for a scientific or discovery or for the development of a new medical product or procedure.Behavioral Health:MY FAVORITE TECH MITCHELL HENKE Software architect, RokkinCatAs a software architect at downtown Milwaukee-based software contracting company RokkinCat, Henke works in a tech-saturated environment. To manage his projects at work and his life outside of it, Henke relies on a few tools that help keep him organized. Here are a few of his favorites:Honors an individual or an organization for their leadership, commitment and care on behavioral health issues.Community Service: Honors an individual or an organization for leadership in focusing on solving
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