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Business Advisory Council and faculty partner to benefit students, companies

Posted by UWSPcps - February 5, 2013 - Business & Economics, Featured, Partnerships

Roxanne Baumann

Roxanne Baumann, Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership

The UW-Stevens Point School of Business & Economics hosted a luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 5 for members of the UWSP Business Advisory Council (BAC), with special guest speaker Roxanne Baumann ’75, director of global engagement at the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

The BAC is a select group of decision makers among a diverse group of companies located in Central and Northcentral Wisconsin. The purpose of the BAC is to further the general interest of the UWSP School of Business & Economics and the university, provide input and direction in the strategic planning process, and act as a panel for discussion on the needs of the businesses in the region as partners.

Business faculty members joined the BAC in networking and exploring new avenues for students to connect with local businesses for internships and future careers. Baumann then addressed the group of nearly 50 about ExporTech™ and the importance of assisting Wisconsin manufacturers with hands-on export development.

The ExporTech™ program is a proven export strategy development program designed to speed a company’s “go to market” timeline by developing a customized international growth plan for the company’s product in key markets. Participating companies receive access to topic matter experts, individualized coaching and consulting, customized support and guided development of an international growth plan. The program provides a unique focus on CEO/top management success factors and aims to provide companies with early export success at a reduced risk.

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