Profile: Central Wisconsin Podcast

This podcast from Mid-State Technical College and the Portage County Business Council shares profiles of the organizations and entrepreneurs who make central Wisconsin such a great place to live and do business.

Hosted by Mid-State Stevens Point Campus Dean Ben Nusz and Portage County Business Council Executive Director Todd Kuckkahn, “Profile: Central Wisconsin” takes a deep dive into the origin stories of central Wisconsin’s local innovators and explores what the future holds for this vibrant community. New episodes are planned for release every two weeks.

After a summer pause, Ben and Todd are back with Les Dobbe from Lineage Logistics of Stevens Point. Les talks about his journey to where he is now along with that of Lineage Logistics as it has continued to grow and the benefits as well as the challenges that has created.


Meet the Hosts

Benjamin Nusz is the Mid-State Technical College Stevens Point Campus dean. Prior to transitioning to his current role, Ben taught in Mid-State’s Renewable Energy Technician and HVAC programs for 12 years. He previously served as vice president on the board of directors for the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and volunteers for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, Farmshed, and the Tomorrow River Community Charter Schools. Ben is also co-author of the book Solar Water Heating: A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems.

Todd Kuckkahn is the Executive Director of the Portage County Business Council. He has lived in central Wisconsin for over fifteen years and led the Council for nearly six. He takes great pride in the community, for all the incredible business and education opportunities available as well as the involvement and contributions of its citizens. Todd also has an entrepreneurial spirit that fits in well with the roll-up-your-sleeve work ethic so prevalent here in Portage County.