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 Michael Witte, “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.


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.




Michael Witte is the executive director of the Portage County Business Council. He has over 20 years of experience in the recruiting and career development fields as well as 30 years of combined experience in business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales. A high-energy individual, he leverages his experiences with the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce to expand programming in Portage County and grow offerings for PCBC members. Michael is the proud father of two adult children with a passion for his hobbies, including Railroad History and O Gauge Model Railroading.