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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One way to shrink the national labor gap? Reimagine the ‘ideal’ job applicant

Oct. 27, 2022 2:29 pm

One way to shrink the national labor gap? Reimagine the ‘ideal’ job applicant

Employ Milwaukee CEO Chytania Brown says employers need to upend the hiring status quo: "How can you grow the economy without understanding the business of people?"
This longtime civic leader knows: Violence prevention is a matter of public health

Oct. 20, 2022 12:27 pm

This longtime civic leader knows: Violence prevention is a matter of public health

Milwaukee's Reggie Moore says more investment is needed to stem the tide in violence: "The timing and the urgency is front and center," even if the results aren't immediate.
The cost of domestic violence

Oct. 13, 2022 1:40 pm

The cost of domestic violence

Sojourner Family Peace Center spotlights the economic impact of domestic violence in Milwaukee amid a global rise in incidents. Here's how resources can lead survivors to a new path of opportunity.
If Milwaukee wants to become the next big tech hub, this is what needs to change

Oct. 6, 2022 1:17 pm

If Milwaukee wants to become the next big tech hub, this is what needs to change

Ditch the status quo and focus on building equitable opportunities across the board, as Technical.ly heard at the This Week in Milwaukee Rising Summit.
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 be used for? Gaming, of course — but also, STEM education and storytelling

Aug. 31, 2022 2:03 pm

What can VR 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.