May 2018

Local Business Spotlight | Sarah Bauer

NAME
Sarah Bauer

COMPANY
Heartland Payment Systems

POSITION
Territory Manager - Card Processing Specialist

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WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT?
A growing business that accepts credit/debit cards regularly, values partnerships with their vendors, wants to streamline their cash flow and be more secure and accepting payments

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK?
I fell in love with the company (Heartland Payment Systems) and their principles of treating business owners fairly.  I have a B2B sales background and it was so important that I sold a product that I believed in as well as had a team to back me up.  Heartland fit that bill perfectly!

WHAT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE think THEY KNOW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?
To be honest I am not sure most people understand much about my industry except that it "costs" a lot of money to take a credit card.  Fun fact, most of the fees that a business owner takes to accept a card go to the issuing bank not the processor or the card brands.

NAME ONE THING THAT YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?
I wish people knew that there are a lot of people who do what I do but very few do it in a transparent and honest way.  It is interesting to work with a new business owner that says, "you are all the same" but by the end of the conversation, he or she is shaking my hand and thanking me for all the tips/tricks I taught him/her even in a first meeting.  Similar to insurance, payment processing isn't the most glamorous thing to chat about BUT it's so important to have a trusted partner to rely on.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Working with entrepreneurs, seeing their businesses grow and developing lifelong relationships.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OUT IN YOUR INDUSTRY?
Pick a company you believe in, ensure they have a good solid training program, and be resilient and determined.

WHAT IS THE ONE BOOK THAT YOU THINK I SHOULD READ RIGHT NOW?
The Go Giver by Bob Berg

CONTACT SARAH HERE:

WEBSITE:  

heartland.us
LINKEDIN:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahheggernesbauer
PHONE:
262-955-5865
EMAIL:
sarah.bauer@e-hps.com


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Local Business Spotlight | Michele Andorfer

NAME
Michele Andorfer

COMPANY
Diamond Innovations

POSITION
Consultant/Coach

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WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT? 
Organizations/Individuals that want to improve their results

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK?
I have been in the education field for 25 years as both a teacher and an administrator. During this time I observed organizations that adopted and implemented research based practices and materials with often minimal results. I wondered and contemplated why some organizations were successful and others were not.  

I conducted a research study which resulted in the identification of key factors that successful organizations and individuals use on a daily basis. I have developed a model, which is the basis of my upcoming book, Environments of Success. I work with organizations and individuals to implement these Environments  so they can meet and exceed any goal they set.  

WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE think THEY KNOW ABOUT YOUR JOB? 
People often think that a consultant brings in a set "toolbox" of  resources and materials that is used with every client. In reality, I cater my services to the needs of the client by using a variety of different tools and techniques depending upon the needs, goals, and desired outcomes of the client. I also continually learn and develop new resources that benefits the organizations I work with.

NAME ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOUR JOB? 
I wish people knew that I am 100% committed to their success. When I partner with them to achieve their goals, I wish they knew and believed that success will occur if they implement the key principles in Environments of Success. 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? 
I love helping other people attain their dreams and goals. Nothing is more satisfying to see the excitement of clients when what they didn't think was possible actually became a reality.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OUT IN YOUR INDUSTRY? 
If you are passionate about what you want to do, don't give up. Keep believing and taking action steps and your dreams will become a reality.

WHAT IS THE ONE BOOK YOU THINK I SHOULD READ RIGHT NOW? 
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. Great book about pushing yourself to do the things you don't "feel" like doing.

CONTACT MICHELE HERE:

PHONE
715-490-0858
EMAIL
micheleandorfer@gmail.com


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Congratulations class of 2018 | megan stanek and pius xi

This great girl has already graduated! High fives to Megan and her Pius XI Catholic School class of 2018. How fun that they are done with school and the rest of the schools are still in session. (mischievously drums fingers together)

class of 2018 student in Tosa Village

NAME
Megan Stanek

SCHOOL
Pius XI Catholic High School

FAVORITE SUBJECT
History because I like to take a look into the past and try and imagine what life was like back then

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Being part of a nationally known art department, manager for cross country 

PROUDEST MOMENT
I scored my first varsity soccer goal when I was a bench warmer

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Soccer, Cross Country, CYM Basketball, and Studio Night (Art) 

Wauwatosa senior portrait on the stairs

JOB
Saz's Festivals

FOR FUN
I like to either do something fun with my friends or catch up not the latest Netflix episodes

IF I COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE I WOULD  GO TO...
London

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FAVORITE COLOR
purple

DREAM JOB
a Jounalist

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Best wishes to you, Megan! You are going to have a bright and sensational future!




Local Business Spotlight | Larry Grassmann

NAME
Larry Grassmann

COMPANY
Dynamic Glass Products, LLC

POSITION
President

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WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT?
Large commercial window film distributors and installers

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK?
I started working in the glass and glazing related industry when I began working at an automatic door manufacturer 13 years ago.  We manufactured and sold aluminum framed, glass glazed door systems and door operators through distributors, glazing contractors, GC's and the architectural community throughout North America.   

We started Dynamic Glass Products, LLC so we could market and sell underutilized glass and film technologies into markets that are looking for on-demand privacy, increased building thermal efficiency and improved hygienic medical patient spaces.

WHAT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE think THEY KNOW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?
I believe many people THINK that LC switchable privacy glass / film is technical, complicated, and unusual. 

NAME ONE THING THAT YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABUOT YOUR BUSINESS?
A challenge for us is to change the perception of this product from technical, complicated and unusual...to simple, normal, common and as easy as turning on and off a light switch (which it is).

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
The constant exploration of new connections and opportunities.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OUT IN YOUR INDUSTRY?
Always meet with and talk to people who know a lot more than you do.

WHAT IS THE ONE BOOK THAT YOU THINK I SHOULD READ RIGHT NOW?
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

CONTACT LARRY HERE:

WEBSITE:  

www.dglassp.com
PHONE:
414.552.4161
EMAIL:
larry@dglassp.com


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Tosa West class of 2018 senior | congrats to Logan

Senior Month for the Stories Framed Photography Class of 2018 continues. Here's another great kid. Read on and learn all about Logan...

NAME:
Logan Steinike

SCHOOL:
Wauwatosa West High School

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FAVORITE CLASS: 
Calculus class because there is always an undisbutable answer

FAVORITE COLOR:
blue

ACTIVITIES:
Track and Field, cross country, key club, Math Club, peer tutoring, National Honor Society, director of baseball mentoring program, green team member

WORK:
Performance Running Outfitters

FOR FUN:
Hiking, running, biking, yoga, read, listen to music in a hammock, go out to eat

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
Tosa Public Library Leadership Award Recipient
Two Sport Varisty Athlete
Member of National Honor Society
Voted Key Club Treasure

PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT:
I received the Tosa Public Library Leadership Award

IF I COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE I'D GO TO: 
New Zealand

MY DREAM JOB IS TO:
Consult as an Enviromental Engineer

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Congratulations Logan! Go forth and conquer!

It's getting to be that time of the year...if you are a junior becoming Senior, that also means you need senior portraits. So... LET'S TALK!