Stephanie S. Beecher

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Stephanie Sorrina Beecher is an independent journalist based in Milwaukee. Over the span of her 15-year career, her work has appeared in dozens of regional, national, and trade publications covering a wide array of topics including crime and government, arts and lifestyle, business, and technology. A graduate of Marquette University, Stephanie enjoys penning essays, doing stand-up comedy, and spending time with her fantastic teenage son, family, and Newfypoo pup. She is owner of The White Agency, a Content Strategy + SEO consulting business, working with organizations nationwide.

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‘Innovation is really about people’: John Knapp’s collaborative approach to Marquette’s new innovation project

May 18, 2022 2:28 pm

‘Innovation is really about people’: John Knapp’s collaborative approach to Marquette’s new innovation project

The longtime higher ed leader wants Innovation Alley, the Marquette University-centered initiative that he now directs, to inspire reciprocal innovation and connection between the college and Milwaukee's business sector.
A lifetime in the arts led this entrepreneur to help independent artists find ‘opportunities beyond the stage’

May 11, 2022 12:48 pm

A lifetime in the arts led this entrepreneur to help independent artists find ‘opportunities beyond the stage’

With an eye toward equity and awareness of the community value they bring, "we can all contribute to making sure more creatives are visible on the scene," Kennita Hickman says. Here's how she's doing it in Milwaukee.
A ‘blueprint’ to break down barriers to economic opportunity via the blockchain

May 4, 2022 10:54 am

A ‘blueprint’ to break down barriers to economic opportunity via the blockchain

Entrepreneur Christopher Perceptions sees his startup, PerceptForm, as an entry point to engage with the Web3 technology: "The ultimate vision is to make crypto real for people."
Authenticity, not assimilation: How to make conversations about race ‘a learning journey for everybody’

Apr. 27, 2022 10:25 am

Authenticity, not assimilation: How to make conversations about race ‘a learning journey for everybody’

FUEL Milwaukee’s Corry Joe Biddle on the power of community dialogue and "showing up as you are" in an era of reckoning.
‘Where you put your money matters’: Angel investor Teresa Esser explores new ways to drive social impact home

Apr. 20, 2022 10:42 am

‘Where you put your money matters’: Angel investor Teresa Esser explores new ways to drive social impact home

Amid an explosion of consumer interest in ESG funds, the VC is focusing her investing on reducing inequities in Milwaukee, starting with home ownership.
Why this extroverted engineer launched a coworking space for BIPOC entrepreneurs

Apr. 13, 2022 10:12 am

Why this extroverted engineer launched a coworking space for BIPOC entrepreneurs

"We’ve been left out of the conversation": Amid the rise of remote work and need for more diversity in coworking, Ambition Center MKE CEO Marcell Jackson aims to connect underserved professionals with the new space on Milwaukee's North Side.
Why does representation matter for community spaces? ‘Culture is the foundation for everything’

Mar. 30, 2022 11:32 am

Why does representation matter for community spaces? ‘Culture is the foundation for everything’

Milwaukee Public Museum’s new diversity and inclusion director sat down with Technical.ly to explain his plans for building a community bridge in the Midwest city. Watch the conversation here.
Poor birth outcomes are a global problem. This doula is tackling it locally through an urban health department

Mar. 23, 2022 10:42 am

Poor birth outcomes are a global problem. This doula is tackling it locally through an urban health department

Nicole Miles of the Milwaukee's Birth Outcomes Made Better program is addressing disparities in healthcare and working to reduce infant mortality rates.
How this ‘shapeshifter’ made a career of uniting a diverse and divided city

Mar. 16, 2022 10:20 am

How this ‘shapeshifter’ made a career of uniting a diverse and divided city

Adam Carr combines media, activism and storytelling to lead Milwaukeeans to common ground: "We lack imagination for what others can be."
This journalist-turned-entrepreneur is bringing ‘positive’ news to Milwaukee and beyond

Mar. 9, 2022 10:05 am

This journalist-turned-entrepreneur is bringing ‘positive’ news to Milwaukee and beyond

Nyesha Stone launched Carvd N Stone because she knows representation in the media matters: "Journalism opened up what I can give to the world."