April 2022 Accelerate Magazine

ON THE COVER... 6 Students Learn About Future Careers While Helping Community 10 Building a Foundation for Employee Retention 8 SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS L.H. Krueger and Son, Inc. 12 Time With 'Littles' Has Big Community Impact 14 Business Growth Strategy for Waukesha County 20 Driven By a Mission to 'Believe in Better' 22 SPOTLIGHT ON THE TRADES Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. 25 EXECUTIVE PROFILE Gus D. Hernandez, Commercial Banking Market Leader, Associated Bank 26 Around the County 27 Welcome New Members 510 S. WEST AVE | WAUKESHA , WI 53186 | 262 . 522 . 2600 | DELZER . COM DESIGN FULFILL PRINT CONTENTS 18 COVER STORY How Competitive is Wisconsin?

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