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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will join regional Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Corporations and other agencies and enterprises interested in economic growth in Northeast Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s “University + Community” workshop Monday, Aug. 26.

The workshop in UW Oshkosh’s Sage Hall and Reeve Memorial Union will be led by Patrick H. McGaughey, CPF, America’s Chamber Mentor, “an international business speaker with a background of professional success in broadcasting and business association management.”

McGaughey will lead two workshops focused on why an educated community is critical to economic development and how those interested in economic development in the New North can prepare their local businesses for working with educational partners.

University + Community will begin with a continental breakfast and networking at 7:30 a.m., with Governor Walker providing the opening address at 8:20 a.m. Lt. Governor Kleefisch will provide the luncheon keynote address.

This workshop will give attendees a deeper understanding of the trends and concerns for economic development in the New North and Wisconsin in general. Attendees will also discover how local businesses can leverage the resources of UW Oshkosh to encourage business development and economic growth in their regions.

The day will end with optional tours of downtown Oshkosh’s revitalized Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and the UW Oshkosh campus Biodigester – first of its kind in the western hemisphere — from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information or to register for University + Community, visit or call (920) 424-1444.

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