Positioning Your Business for Expansion (Session 1)

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM US Eastern
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM US Central
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Mountain
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM US Pacific
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UTC

Maybe it’s low interest rates. Or a surge in sales. Or a long-term strategy. Whatever your reasons, if you’re thinking about expanding your business’s physical space, it’s important to take your specific needs and situation into account. The process calls for many steps — from finding financing to selecting a site to making design decisions. Getting expert guidance can be a big help — and save you significant time and money down the road.

That’s why Shelter is joining with other industry professionals to present Positioning Your Business for Expansion. This free webinar will provide online education and advice to business owners and entrepreneurs who want to add to, move or remodel their facility.


About This Event

Session One (June 2)
Why plan now?
Finding the “right” professionals for your project
Preliminary Design and Programming
Session Two (June 4)
Location, Location, Location
Preliminary Cost Estimating
Understanding your project Timeline
Professional Fees and Services

About the Speakers

Nick Mohr
Rhom Construction
As construction manager and owner of Rohm Construction in Eau Claire, WI, Nick is responsible for overall project coordination, scheduling, meeting organization, subcontractor oversight and project communication. Rhom Construction is a family-owned and -operated company providing commercial and industrial general contracting services in and around Wisconsin. The firm's work spans the commercial, industrial, education, medical and government sectors. Business expansion projects have ranged from small remodels to full additions. Nick worked in residential construction as he was growing up with his father, then started in commercial construction in 1998 working on job sites as a carpenter apprentice. In 2001, he began working for a general contractor in Minnesota while living in Eau Claire. Three years later, after being caught in a couple of snowstorms while commuting, he decided to give it a go on his own — closer to home. Rohm Construction and Shelter have collaborated in the past. Both were involved in the creation of Eau Claire's Oxbow Hotel in 2016.
Beth Crowell
The Hippie Banker

Beth Crowell is The Hippie Banker — a small-business loan consultant and life coach helping entrepreneurs and business owners overcome two of the biggest hurdles to success she has witnessed in her 15 years of working with small business owners: access to financing, and fear. The Hippie Banker does this by leveraging her experience as a life coach and her almost 13 years as a business lender to help business owners get the best loan for their business with the least amount of effort and stress, while also providing coaching before and after the loan to ensure a smooth and successful launch. Beth holds a BA from Ripon College in Economics, is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional, is a graduate of Life Coach Training at the WholeBeing Institute, and was named Businesswoman of the Year by Western Dairyland’s Women’s Business Center in 2017.

Andrew Martin
Goldridge Capital Management Inc.

In his current role as a leasing agent for Goldridge Companies, Andrew has more than 10 years of experience in residential/commercial leasing and property management, giving him a firm understanding of the markets in western Wisconsin. Before dedicating his time to commercial real estate, he was a residential loan officer lending more than $40 million throughout his banking career to more than 300 families and individuals. Through all of Andrew's experiences, he never forgets that the relationship with his customer/client is most important. Originally from Altoona, WI, Andrew moved to Marshfield, WI, to finish his high school education and then to Eau Claire, where, in 2006, he completed his bachelor's degree in business management with an entrepreneurial emphasis and minored in marketing. He completed his real estate education in 2012.

Hal Snow

Hal heads up the Eau Claire, WI, office of Shelter Architecture + Design. He leverages his 20 years of broad-based commercial experience bringing clients, coworkers, collaborators, designers, consultants and contractors together to find creative design solutions that will enhance the user experience and add value to our clients’ businesses. After completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Minnesota and a Master of Architecture at Arizona State University, he found that a large part of his passion for architecture is centered on bringing together the many talented and diverse people he is privileged to work with on each project, to make spaces that are greater than the sum of their parts. To quote a favorite professor, “You can do anything; you just can’t do it alone.” Hal also has a passion for building local entrepreneurship and community arts and can regularly be found working to support one or the other.