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Slow Down

What I’m doing: Flying out of frigid Wisconsin and heading for warmer weather What I’m watching: The Wire What I’m listening to: Slow Burn, a Slate Podcast As a young professional almost two years into my career I often get questions like; where do you want to be in 5 years? Do you want to … Continued

Four Lessons from Rebranding West Allis

Jenny Kosek, Communications Strategist for the City of West Allis, WI is taking over the Morning Buzz today to share her stories of rebranding. My city, West Allis, WI, just went through a rebranding process that was a long time in the making. In 2017, our Common Council adopted a Five Year Strategic Plan with … Continued

Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Todays Morning Buzz is brought to you by Brian Southey (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m Watching – Red Sox Post Season Baseball!  This year has been a blast as a Red Sox fan. I have also been enjoying the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House. Great series to watch in October. What I’m Reading – Boom … Continued

#ELGLPopUpMKE Recap from UW La Crosse

Thanks to Sara Schnoor and PMA financial Network six students from the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse were able to attend the #ELGLPopUpMKE. Their experiences will be shared here over the next few days. Devin Decker It has been difficult figuring out what I want to do. I have held a solid interest in politics ever … Continued

#CityHallSelfieDay It’s Not Just Picture Day

Morning Buzz by Zach Navin What i’m doing – Planning a hiking trip to Southern Utah What I’m listening to –  Slow Burn What I’m watching – It’s still summer, I try to avoid the indoors What I’m reading – Simple, Not Easy – Terrence Roberts (H/T @lizzykayAR) Now that you’ve tackled #CityHallSelfie Day let’s … Continued

Shared Active Transportation Systems

Right Now w/ Zach Navin (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m doing – Writing Thank You’s What I’m listening to –  Lizzie McGuire Comes on at 4:00 pm (Nostalgic Spotify playlist) What I’m watching – It’s summer, go outside. What I’m reading – Undaunted Courage- Stephen E. Ambrose “We’re witnessing the biggest revolution in transportation since the dawn … Continued


Right Now w/ Zach Navin (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Listening to – Tear It Down What I’m Watching – Evil Genius What I’m Doing – Prepping for Memorial Day weekend I have a confession. I am the guilty of “wishcycling”. Since single-stream recycling arrived in the early 2000’s, I’ve had the mentality that if you’re unsure whether it … Continued

Penny Pinching

Right Now w/ Zach Navin (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading –  The Blue Zones 9 lessons for living longer What I’m Watching – Stanley Cup Playoffs What I’m doing- Waiting on warmer weather Often in the Morning Buzz we discuss the topics we’re facing in our careers. Recently I was spring cleaning at the … Continued

Real Life SimCity

Right Now w/ Zach Navin  (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading  – Invisibles- David Zweig What I’m Watching – NHL Playoff Hockey What I’m Doing – Prepping for Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day What I’m listening to– Slowburn: a podcast about Watergate Every so often I get excited about big picture ideas that I’ve had. Particularly … Continued

A Clerks Dream?

Ladies and Gentlemen, the time to vote has rolled around once more. Primaries are here and voter registration is a hot topic. I’m not one to generally wade into touchy topics but what the heck, why not? Everyone’s doing it. The State of Washington passed new voter registration laws this past week which automatically registers … Continued

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