Governor Scott Walker holds 6th Small Business Summit in Appleton

Small business owners gather in Appleton to work with Governor Walker's administration

Governor Walker at small business summit

APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) – Gov. Scott Walker made a stop in Appleton to speak to small business owners at his sixth Small Business Summit.

Business owner Cheryle Rebholz made sure to come up from Mequon Monday to spend time at the business summit.

“Resources, one-on-one, I got to ask questions directly to the people that run the divisions of Wisconsin that have a direct impact on me,” said Rebholz.

Gov. Walker believes he’s made a direct impact in creating an environment for job growth. He says Wisconsin has the most people working ever.

“Focusing attention on small businesses as being the overwhelming number of businesses in the state,” said Walker.

Profile Xtrustions in Neenah was at the summit looking for more advice on how to hire the right people into its company.

“We have a hard time finding good employees right now that will stay a lot of people that come late or call in,” said Profile Xtrustions Accounting Manager Tammy Koepke.

Profile Xtrusions wants to find people with strong interpersonal and communication skills known as soft skills.

“Talk to a couple people from the department of workforce development to see if they’re coaching people on soft skills which they are which is good for us,” said Koepke.

Its important parts of a business that Gov. Walker hopes can lead to more growth.

“So small businesses like those represented today can ultimately do more and put people to work and grow their businesses in the state,” said Walker.

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