Name: Jerry Murphy
Company: New North, Inc.
Title: Executive Director
Board Member Since: 2010
Board Committee: Marketing Committee
Why did you become involved with Business Success Center Board of Directors?
My initial engagement with the Business Success Center was as a customer. We utilized the Business Success Center to recruit interns (and still do). We also used their services to secure some customized work from the UWO Geography Department for some GIS-related mapping work.
How has the Business Success Center enhanced your organization?
New North is charged with a regional economic development mission that is dependent on collaborations to execute the tactical work supporting the mission and strategies. Our relationship with the Business Success Center is a good demonstration of how collaborative business works. On our behalf, the Business Success Center effectively and painlessly orchestrates collaborative relationships on campus, with a focus on resources/faculty/students. The services provided are tailored to our needs.
What are your hobbies?
Working on whatever my wife’s projects dictate, golfing, sailing, paddle boarding, history, and traveling (mostly to visit our kids/grandkids).
What are some of your favorite restaurants in the Fox Valley area?
I like places that have great venues, anything on water, such as Fratellos, Hagemeister, Pullmans or the new deck at the Best Western-Premier. Any brewpub throughout the valley, they are genuinely good, regardless of venue. Also I haven’t met a coffee shop/café on main streets of the Fox Valley that didn’t impress me.