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The Branch’s Demo Day highlights student teams’ project solutions

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WAUSAU — The Branch recently hosted a Demo Day event for the program’s spring session at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau.

The event included presentations by college students to leadership teams from Church Mutual Insurance Co. and M3 Insurance. Beginning in February, students in The Branch worked as teams on a pair of innovation challenges for these businesses.

Students in The Branch’s spring 2019 session presented their project solutions to M3 Insurance in May. Photo courtesy Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce.

The spring session included 15 students: Jane Dement, Rebekah Judd and Ngan Nguyen of Northcentral Technical College; Kyra Baeten and Andrew Johnson of UW-Stevens Point; and Michael Charnecke, Fernando Juan, Ayodeji Lawal, Amy Loppnow, Anna Marceille, Jade Romatowski, Justen Toivonen, Abigail Tveten, Aloysius Xiong and Mikayla Zastrow of UWSP at Wausau.

The Branch Academy returns this summer. Students from around the region who will be juniors and seniors in high school during the 2019-2020 school year are encouraged to apply. Visit The Branch’s website for more information or to complete the application.

College students are encouraged to apply for The Branch’s fall 2019 and spring 2020 sessions. For more information or to register as a student or mentor, visit The Branch’s website. Businesses that are interested in the program can also register projects through the site or contact Renae Krings, talent development director at the chamber, at rkrings@wausauchamber.com or 715-848-5942.

Photos courtesy Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce. Featured photo: Students in The Branch’s spring 2019 session presented their project solutions to Church Mutual Insurance Co. in May.

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