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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Supporting Black businesses ‘is long overdue.’ This Milwaukeean is tackling the disconnect in Wisconsin

Sep. 28, 2022 2:09 pm

Supporting Black businesses ‘is long overdue.’ This Milwaukeean is tackling the disconnect in Wisconsin

"Whatever capacity anyone can support Black businesses, know that people are out here hustling": Here's the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin's new president and CEO, Nikki Purvis, on why the resources her org brings are needed.
‘You have to build culture’: MKEsports Alliance’s founder talks esports’ potential

Sep. 21, 2022 1:23 pm

‘You have to build culture’: MKEsports Alliance’s founder talks esports’ potential

With MKEsports Alliance, founder Brandon Tschacher envisions a future in which a more unified esports scene gaming can bring millions of dollars and equitable STEM opportunities to Milwaukee.
‘Homeownership in the Black community is a mental health issue’

Sep. 14, 2022 12:48 pm

‘Homeownership in the Black community is a mental health issue’

Acts Housing narrows Milwaukee’s homeownership gaps with a focus on community empowerment and wealth building. VP of Programs Deatra Kemp explains why the nonprofit's work is necessary.
Jobs training program Street Keepers is building community from the ground up

Sep. 7, 2022 12:55 pm

Jobs training program Street Keepers is building community from the ground up

Milwaukee's Havenwoods State Forest has become a breath of fresh air to the diverse neighborhood — and a bright spot of opportunity for residents looking for a fresh start.
What can VR can be used for? Gaming, of course — but also, STEM education and storytelling

Aug. 31, 2022 2:03 pm

What can VR can be used for? Gaming, of course — but also, STEM education and storytelling

As Milwaukee-based Foresight Studios' founders look to bring their ElectroSwing virtual reality game to the Oculus Quest Store, they're also looking to the future of the metaverse — which includes the next generation of its builders.
Milwaukee Bucks DJ-turned-entrepreneur Shawna Nicols finds purpose beyond the booth

Aug. 25, 2022 10:35 am

Milwaukee Bucks DJ-turned-entrepreneur Shawna Nicols finds purpose beyond the booth

Following her "Dare to be" mantra, DJ Shawna Nicols talks NBA bubble and giving back to the community she loves.
‘I didn’t want to give up on this city’: Youth sports keep this pro fighting for Milwaukee

Aug. 17, 2022 12:55 pm

‘I didn’t want to give up on this city’: Youth sports keep this pro fighting for Milwaukee

Inspired by local racial justice movements from community members and basketball teams alike, nonprofit advocate and entrepreneur Quentin Prince aims to level the playing field for his hometown's young people.
Amid a loneliness epidemic, remote workers are craving connection. Could an app help?

Aug. 10, 2022 12:21 pm

Amid a loneliness epidemic, remote workers are craving connection. Could an app help?

"There’s a disconnection of culture": Like|Minded CEO Jeremy Fojut aims to combat loneliness in the workplace in the face of a hybrid future.
A popsicle shop grows up

Jul. 27, 2022 10:36 am

A popsicle shop grows up

Beloved frozen fruit pops startup Pete’s Pops is a positive force in Milwaukee. As it grew over the past nine years, founder Pete Cooney had to transition from goofy hustler to serious — yet still fun-loving — entrepreneur.
Could an app bring community-based mental health services with the ease of a swipe?

Jul. 20, 2022 1:28 pm

Could an app bring community-based mental health services with the ease of a swipe?

HouseCall Wisconsin founder and CEO Montrèal Cain discusses MERA, the startup's crisis intervention app giving families peace of mind amid mental health challenges.