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2023 Wisconsin Rural Summit Roundtables

Thursday,  April 27 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Small Dollars, Big Impact

AARP Wisconsin

Darrin Wasniewski, Associate State Director- Community Outreach, AARP


Create Wisconsin 

Anne Katz, Executive Director

Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club 

Juneau County Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club

Cary Winch, Club President, Juneau County Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club

Co-op Grants - Funding

Dairyland Power Cooperative and Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Donna Walker, Senior Economic Development Specialist,and Marie Barry, Director of Community Economic Development

Second Careers 

Score and the UW-Institute for Business and Entrepreneurship

Shari Laffredi, and Melissa Meschke, EDP, Economic Development Outreach Manager

Education |Dream Up!
Child Care Supply-Building Grant Program

The Parenting Place

Audra Weiser, Early Care and Education Director

Funding Opportunities

USDA Rural Development

Jillian Lindholm, Area Director

Transformative Practice of Building Community Wealth

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Brandon Hofstedt, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Existing Manufacturing - Process Improvement

UW Stout Discovery Center

Seth Hudson, Executive Director Corporate Relations and Economic Engagement and Ted W. Theyerl, Sr. Management Engineer

TRDI Winners: Their Initiatives

UW-Eau Claire Small Business Clinics

Antigo Child Care Center

The Meadows in Darlington

Wisconsin Women in Conservation (WiWiC)

Lending | SMART business is knowing
ALL of your options


Kyle Kuntz, Vice President – Loan Officer

Affordable Housing Tax Credits


Rebecca Giroux, Community and Economic Development Officer

Waste Water | Quality of Life

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Dan Baumann, Regional Director, West Central Region, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Support for small businesses
getting government contracts and Federal Grants

Wisconsin Procurement Institute

Ben Blanc, Government Contract Specialist, Wisconsin Procurement Institute


Wisconsin Rural Partners
601 Sawyer Terrace #5184
Madison, WI 53705

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