Monday, January 30, 2023
See below for the latest episodes of “WisBusiness: The Show,” “WisBusiness: The Podcast” and “Talking Trade.”
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WisBusiness.com: The Show with Natalia Shmueli of VocaTone

In the latest episode of “WisBusiness.com: The Show,” Natalia Shmueli of VocaTone talks about the company’s synthesizer product, which can produce singing in 70 different languages. She was the People’s Choice Award Winner during the Elevator Pitch Olympics at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium Conference, The Show also recaps or previews the following events: Noon, Jan. 12, “From Cream City to CyberCity? – Tech in MilwaukeeJoin Mayor...
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WisBusiness: the Show with Sandy Padala of Rex Academy

In the latest episode of “WisBusiness.com: The Show,” the guest is Sandy Padala of Rex Academy, a winner in the 2022 Elevator Pitch Olympics at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium. Rex Academy aims to fill a chronic national need – computer science education for students in grades K-12. Click here to view the latest episode of the show, which is produced in collaboration with WisBusiness.com. The show is sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, BDO and Exact Sciences.

WisBusiness: the Podcast with Tom Still, Wisconsin Technology Council

This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: the Podcast” is with returning guest Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council.  Still discusses this year’s Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, an annual competition hosted by the Tech Council for entrepreneurs in the state.  The contest aims to support early-stage tech startups in Wisconsin, helping founders get connected to a statewide network of mentors, potential investors and peers. 

WisBusiness: the Podcast with Mike Semmann, Wisconsin Grocers Association

This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: the Podcast” is with Mike Semmann, vice president of government affairs for the Wisconsin Grocers Association.  The discussion ranges from inflation and supply chain impacts on prices to efforts to address the workforce shortage.  “In this day of inflation and wage costs going up, grocers really have to be very sensitive to making sure that they’re keeping their workers happy, that...
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Talking Trade with Maureen Muldoon, former VP for Trek Bicycle Corporation

In the latest episode of “Talking Trade,” recently retired Trek Bicycle Corporation executive Maureen Muldoon discusses industry trends and how the company weathered COVID-19.  Muldoon, who was the vice president of international business development for the Waterloo-based bike maker, highlights the “bike boom” seen early in the pandemic.  “They wanted to get bikes for their kids so they could do some things outside, people were buying...
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Talking Trade with Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler

In the latest episode of “Talking Trade,” Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler says it’s unlikely that tariffs on Chinese goods will be lifted anytime soon.  She discusses the recent news that tariff exclusions on several hundred products have been extended for another nine months after being set to expire at the end of last year.  “But we’re talking about 352 products out of...