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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Relations Office recently launched a UWO Alumni-Owned Business Network, a new effort to support, promote and connect with businesses owned by Titan alumni.

Christine Gantner

The 90-member network began in October. To be included, a business can not be a multi-level marketing company, must be independently owned and operated or a nonprofit and operate as an LLC or similar. The business also must maintain a functional website.

Alumni relations director Christine Gantner recently shared her insights on the new initiative.

Why did you start the UWO Alumni-Owned Business Network?

We created the directory so UW Oshkosh alumni business owners could have the opportunity to promote their businesses to fellow alumni and the greater UWO community.

UWO alumni business owners will receive a window sticker to display.

How does this benefit UWO and alums?

We hope it will provide greater exposure to these businesses as well as provide an opportunity for alumni to connect with fellow alumni business owners and entrepreneurs. In addition, some of the businesses are offering a discount to UWO alumni on their products or services so fellow Titans can benefit.

What’s next for the new network?

Our goal is to continue to grow the list and include more of our alumni-owned businesses over time. We hope to feature a business each month on our website as well as potentially host alumni events at some of these businesses so owners and fellow alumni can network with one another.

Are you a Titan grad who owns a business? Submit your business here.

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