The Members of Rise & Grind

Rise & Grind is a cowork space, yes, but it’s much more than that. It’s not only a space to work from for our members…it’s a community. Everyone knows everyone, services are exchanged, ideas are brought to life through collaboration. It’s so great to have opinions from people all across the board. It really is a magical place where many businesses have flourished. We’ve come to realize that Rise & Grind isn’t just a place to work and it’s not only beneficial to the people working within the space…it’s a resource to the community. These members working from our space are so talented, driven and are just genuinely great all-around people! If you need digital marketing assistance, we have multiple marketing agencies working from our space – all offering something different. If you need finance or accounting help, we’ve got you. A few of our members have put together a little description of their business, services and upcoming events. Below you can learn more about just a few of our awesome members, what they do and how they can help you!

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Since 1968, BBBS has focused on providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Mentors, or “Bigs,” provide exposure to situations and experiences that our children, or “Littles,” may not otherwise have, whether it be because of parental illness, limited parenting, poverty, etc. On the surface level, matches share in a variety of activities to laugh, learn, and expand the friendship.

However, on a deeper level, our Littles are learning about healthy friendships, how to make good choices, how to problem‐solve and when and how to engage in healthy conflict mediation. For many children, this may be the only consistent mentor they have helping to encourage, challenge, and value them.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2018 – Annual fundraiser being held in Appleton and Oshkosh. Click here  for more details!

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FORSITE BENEFITS
Will Robinson

Group health insurance has become a commodity and the industry is broken.  Healthcare and insurance costs continue to rise, and population health continues to decrease.  We believe the main cause of this is that the historical approach has been reactive in nature.  Our fix is quite simple: we proactively leverage technology to improve workforce health and deliver a better benefit experience.  We are looking for employers open to changing the way they think about benefits delivery in order to get different results.  We help them redefine what they should expect to get in return for the dollars they are spending on their current broker services.

-Forsite innovations continue to be recognized as industry-leading and cutting edge with technology. As technology continues to change the face of business, traditional consultants will be forced to react. It’s better to be proactive.

-Our proprietary app is close to release which will streamline employee communications for employers when it comes to benefits, wellness and more.

-Our newly integrated claim analytics tool is changing our advisement discussions enabling clients to improve benefits for employees and better manage the cost on both the company and employee sides.

-Our cost containment playbook is incorporating many national best practice strategies that can deliver 20-30% cost savings to clients and bend the trend line. This is key to stabilizing the costs while increasing benefits.

Coming up! Oshkosh SHRM<>Forsite–Building Blocks to Meaningful Wellness

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ASSURE PROFESSIONAL

Assure Professional, LLC is a non-traditional, innovative provider of affordable accounting and tax solutions to businesses of all types. Specifically, our Outsourced Accounting Group generally works with companies that are Pre-Revenue to those generating $35 million annually.  At Assure, we are able to scale with our clients providing a wide variety of services including accounts receivable/payable management, payroll, and financial reporting to name a few. We are the entrepreneur’s accountant!
Assure is committed to supporting the Wisconsin startup community. That’s why you will see us sponsoring Gener8torKinnektor, and Rise & Grind.
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WINNEBAGO SEED FUND
David Trotter

The Winnebago Seed Fund is a venture capital fund with an emphasis on seed investments in startup companies focused in the Fox Valley region and throughout Wisconsin. To learn more about the WSF and to see upcoming events, click the button below.
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VERVE CREDIT UNION

Helping non-profit groups, sponsoring local events, supporting entrepreneurs and investing time and money into making the Oshkosh community a better place to live—those shared values are what make Verve, a Credit Union, and Rise & Grind Oshkosh perfect partners.

Verve doesn’t sound like your average credit union and that’s because it’s not! We believe your financial life should have as much energy and enthusiasm, or verve, as you do.

Verve is a member-owned cooperative with 15 locations throughout Wisconsin (with our 16th branch opening on Washburn Avenue in Oshkosh this fall) and more than 250 team members serving our 56,000 members. We believe in listening to our members to provide high-quality financial tools and strive to make managing your finances as easy as possible.

One of our most popular services is eSign, which allows you to complete a loan application completely online (no need to try to squeeze a branch visit into your busy schedule). Another member-favorite is our Round-Up service, which rounds your purchases up to the nearest dollar and deposits the change into your savings.

Verve also offers a variety of business tools designed to help you keep the lights on, doors open and business hopping, including electronic deposits and payments, business checking, savings, money market and credit card options, as well as lines of credit, commercial or SBA loans. Our commercial loan decisions are made locally—always—and we supported member businesses with $267 million in financing in 2017.  

Guided by our seven Cooperative Principles, we know when we invest in our communities we make them a better place to live, work and worship in, which is why you’ll see us out and about at community events and teaching kids in our schools to be smart about their finances. Check out upcoming events and take a look at where we’ve popped up in the community with our Random Acts of Verve.

Becoming a member is as easy as visiting us in person, or even applying online from the comfort of your own home. Learn more at verveacu.com.

Federally insured by NCUA.

OFFBEAT PRESS
Drew Mueske

Offbeat Press is a socially-conscious custom screen-printing shop and creative design office. As a growing t-shirt printing company, in Oshkosh, WI, we’ve developed a strong customer base across the Midwest and beyond. We specialize in quality printing and products, we love the craft of screen printing, and we are creative leaders of design and apparel.
We take screen printing past the commercial aspect, working with each of our clients to offer quality products, creative ideas, dedicated service and reliable results. By combining our artistic roots, technical experience and attention to detail, we offer screen printing options specific to our client’s needs while pushing the boundaries of our industry.
Quality drives every aspect of our business. We encourage our clients to work with quality t-shirts and fashion-forward styles, because most people prefer to wear and buy a quality product. Quality screen printing takes a combination of fine detail, soft printing, color accuracy, proper techniques and reliable results. Offbeat Press is the evolution of screen printing.
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DIGITAL GARDEN
Tiffany Reichenberger

Welcome to the Digital Garden.
We like to think of ourselves as gardeners, planting seeds which help businesses grow! We offer a variety of services to help our clients build brand awareness, find ideal clients, educate target market on their products & services, & get found online.
Our services, more specifically, range from Website creation, SEO building & maintenance, Advertising, Social Media posting (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, & Twitter to name a few), Newsletters, Podcasts, & so many more.
The really unique offering we have is Digital Marketing education so business owners & employees learn how to do it themselves, although we are more than happy to do it for you! Our number one goal is to empower businesses and build beautiful brands by being compassionate with an organic approach.
If you want to learn more about our services, team, planner or events visit our website!
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ALIGN COACHING
Allison Garner

I am a certified and credentialed professional coach who founded Align Coaching LLC. I work with people who think differently from everyone else in the room; visionaries, entrepreneurs and big thinkers. My clients partner with me to challenge their thoughts, assumptions, and beliefs so they can shatter the hurdles that stand in their way.  My work includes group coaching, individual coaching, and workshops. For the folks who are curious about coaching and want to dip a toe in the water, I have created a workbook with 8 Power Tools that they can use on their own. Lastly, I have written and will publish a book this year titled “It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way”.
I have created a Mastermind, Pollinator Alliance, for MY people that will open in February. If you are an out of the box thinker with a growth mindset who wants to lean into your edge with others like you, then please contact me for more information. Additionally, I will be speaking about my book with Propel (March), WIMI (August), Free School (March), and MDWA (May).
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NINJA BOMB
Greg Bukovatz

Ninja Bomb Marketing is an internet marketing services company based right here out of Oshkosh!  Central to our core is our focus on generating local leads for businesses thru a strengthened internet presence.  If your ideal customer can not find your business online when they search for the services that you provide, then you understand the value of a properly optimized web presence. If you’re looking for a local internet marketing company that geeks out on the details of getting you ranked and doesn’t fluff it up with hype, give Ninja Bomb a call!

Services Offered:

Our digital marketing services include SEO, Reputation Management, Website Design, Mobile Conversion, Social Media, Ad Management, Youtube Video Marketing, Form-To-Call Conversion and more!

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ACE CPA
Genaro Cararopoli

Genaro Cardaropoli, CPA, graduated from UW-Whitewater and started his career at Grant Thornton, one of the largest public accounting firms. He has written tax education material, handled small to large clients, and instructs tax updates. Currently, a bulk of experience and practice goes towards helping those with tax and accounting needs, but remember, CPAs can oftentimes offer many other services. Lastly, Genaro has worked with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue on multiple tax and collection issues on behalf of clients. Lastly, ACE CPA, LLC, has teamed up with Jeremy Burri at Veritas Financial Services in order to handle your investment needs, such as opening an IRA (must do by 4/17/2018!!!).

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Services Offered:

  • Tax reduction planning
  • Tax collection and audits
  • Tax preparation
  • Nonprofit Accounting
  • Payroll
  • Quickbooks Online
  • Real estate taxation
  • Forensic accounting

To learn more about our members at Rise & Grind, visit our member page. If you’re interested in joining our community, email jessica@blackteak.com for more information!

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