Yaya’s Skordalia: Traditional recipes, modern twist


The unique product fits many dietary needs because it is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian.

Teriyaki Madness: Local, community driven

Nate Krohn and his wife, Nicole Esslinger, began running Teriyaki Madness in Oshkosh in July 2022. Nate credits many community organizations and the franchise for their assistance in opening this business.

Pop Up Products: Solving a common hunting problem

Gordie Young has designed a decoy product as a solution to a problem encountered by many hunters. These decoys help to hide the hunters, so the deer do not begin snorting to warn other deer to stay out of the area.

The Wharf Manitowoc: Food, drink, music and fun

Brennan and Shilah Seehafer are the co-owners of The Wharf Manitowoc which has put Manitowoc on the map as a nightlife destination in Wisconsin.

The Code-Switcher: Inspiring inclusivity

George Paasewe’s entrepreneurial journey started by writing a book impacting higher education institutions nationwide and launching two separate businesses.

Siren Shrub: Side hustle to multi-product, multi-flavor company

Siren Shrub Mindy Layne

Siren Shrub Co., which takes drinks up a notch with an old-but-new concept, has taken its company up a notch in just a few short years.

The Hounds & Tap: Bringing dogs and people together


Leah Neuroth and Jeffrey Wilgus, co-owners of The Hounds & Tap, opened their unique space in Menomonee Falls, WI, in May 2021.

Sweet Pea’s: Community welcomes this new business

Sweet Peas Pies

In 2009, Rachel and Kyle Smith originally opened Sweet Pea’s in their hometown of Elk River, Minnesota, selling their pies to local retail outlets.

ZanBria Artisan Farms: Regenerative agriculture


Heather Gayton began ZanBria Artisan Farms as an online market in 2019.

Matthews Family Trucking: Small business, big branding


Byron Matthews had 22 years of experience as a truck driver when he decided to open a small business with his wife, Cristy.