BizTimes Economic Trends 2.0 Webinar Q&A│Ep. 34

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At the start of every year, BizTimes Media hosts an annual economic trends breakfast. At this year’s event, the coronavirus was barely on the radar of panelists and attendees. A few short months later, the virus has changed nearly everything about the economy. BizTimes invited this year’s panelists — American Family Insurance CEO Jack Salzwedel, Husco CEO Austin Ramirez, Graef CEO John Kissinger and UW Foundation president Michael Knetter — back to take another look at where the economy stands. This week’s podcast features the Q&A portion of the event. To hear the full webinar, which was sponsored by Associated Bank, visit

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.