Insight on Business

November 2015

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6 | I NSIGH T • N o v e m b e r 2 0 15 w w w . i n s i g h t o n b u s i n e s s . c o m INSIDE I NSIGH T C O N N E C T I N G B U S I N E S S & P E O P L E I N T H E N E W N O R T H DEPARTMENTS 9 F R O M T H E E D I TO R 54 F I N A L F R A M E N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 5 • V O L 8 • N O . 8 | w w w. i n s i g h t o n b u s i n e s s . c o m UPFRONT 10 News from the New North Region High on first impressions: New North, Inc. showcases the region to national business writers 15 Face Time Audra Hoy on creating aviation business clusters 18 Connections Introducing: ED Talks: This year's New North Summit to hold first four-session presentation 26 IT talent by the numbers Collaborative effort launched by educators and industry advocates to create a better IT pipeline 29 Feature Creative solutions: McMahon Group launches division to tackle tricky public-private projects 20 C O V E R S T O R Y TECH-TONIC SHIFT New network reboots the region into an IT hotspot Video: page 23 ONLINE: Click to hear Michelle Schuler, Excelion Partners director of business development, discuss the challenges and opportunities the region faces in closing the IT talent gap. INSIGHT ON THE WEB: Insight On … 31 TAX PLANNING » Tax turmoil: Small businesses encouraged to plan early to prepare 2015 documents for the IRS 33 TECHNOLOGY » Rise of the drones: Early adapters flying high in a burgeoning market 35 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT » Selling Sheboygan: From the waterfront to its far west side, Sheboygan County rolls out the red carpet to entice entrepreneurs and developers IN FOCUS Small Business 38 Full steam ahead: Model train company takes its online business to brick and mortar Trending 40 Going negative: Can negative interest rates really happen in the U.S.? On the Move 42 People & Business 10 15 38 20 33 35 Styling by Shelly Hunt.

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