Evolutions Group
Empowering & Building Communities of Entrepreneurs
Evolutions Group
Empowering & Building Communities of Entrepreneurs
David Class


Legendary Green Bay Packer and NFL Player, Reggie White and his wife Sara, had a vision of empowering aspiring entrepreneurs to realize their dreams of owning and operating their own business.

The "Power of 92"

Their vision has manifested into an outstanding foundation of empowered entrepreneurs who have developed self-sufficiency and feel a sense of giving back that is necessary to the free enterprise system. This vision has been called the "Power of 92". The organization is led by volunteer Mark Burwell, Director Emeritus.

Today the program has evolved as an advocacy connector, partnering with the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It continues to foster the mission of:

  • Cultivating entrepreneurs to become community mentors and leaders.
  • Engaging entrepreneurs to give back through social enterprising.
  • Tapping into and empowering creative entrepreneurs.


An impressive list of entrepreneurs have graduated from our program to become successful leaders and business owners. Here is a quick look at the community and economic impact for the New North region of Wisconsin:

  • 3,142 graduates and workshop participants
  • Over 1,003 business ventures started or rebooted
  • Over 10,000 sustainable years of alumni and workshop participants
  • Over 5,000 full and part-time jobs created
  • Millions of dollars in services, payroll, bank loans and tax revenue has been generated from the program each year.
  • Hundreds of hours of volunteer counseling and peer-to-peer mentoring each year.
  • Dozens of award-winning business and leaders and alumni giving back to their community.
  • 63% of participants and graduates are women and minorities.
  • The programs have provided over $1,040,000 tuition grants, coaching, and classroom materials to underserved entrepreneurs.

Outreach Affiliates (past & present)

  • Southwestern Wisconsin – Janesville and Beloit
  • Northcentral Ohio – Canton and Cleveland
  • Youth Futures - Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Youth Learning for Life - Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • The Farmory - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Entrepreneur Businesses

An impressive number of participants with an array of businesses have graduated from E-Hub and have become successful entrepreneurs!

GPS Mapping • Powder Coating • Police Dog Training • Prosthetics Manufacturing and Therapy • Human Resource Staffing and Management • Thai Restaurant • Media Training for the Hearing Impaired • Car Restoration • Furniture Repair • Web Design • Spa and Massage • Electronic Technology • Professional Cleaning • Virtual Real Estate • Art Studio Creative Still and Motion Photography Artisans Crafters • Aquaponics • Specialty Teas and Foods • Travel Services • Waste Oil Reheating • Himalayan Culture • Designer Cookies • Sports Therapy • Wakeboard and Bicycle Medical Uniform • Pole and Steel Frame Construction • Custom Raising Calves • Music and Studio, Light Systems • Tag and Label Manufacturing • Medical Transport Services • Floral and Gifts • Euro-Style Pastry Decal Signs and Graphics • Hair Salon • Tailoring and Alterations • Event Planning Learning Systems Training • Internet Security • IT Consulting • Cancer Support • International Translation • Urban Farming and Microgreens • Wine Manufacturing • Pet Bakery • Ethnic Apparel • Life Management Assistance • Door and Cabinetry Manufacturing • Stone and Ceramic Tile • Safety products • Wig Sale and Care • Sushi Restaurant • Nutrition and Wellness Services • Retail Appliance Store • Doula Care • Lavender Farm • Wedding Chapel and Events • Interior and Exterior Landscaping • Middle Eastern Art • Software Development Industrial Installation • Jelly Manufacturer • Gourmet Candies • Yoga Studio • Reiki and Hypnosis • Bowling Alley • Dance Studio • Graphic Design • Bath and Tile Remodeling • Quilting • Storage Units • Cyclovac Gourmet Coffee and Roasting • Custom Framing Database Management • Pillow Manufacturing • Internet Based Hats • Land Surveying • College Tuition Design • Ceramic Mosaic Design • Social Enterprises • Retail Shipping and Business Service • Hydraulic Maintenance • Non-profits • Machine and Tool Shop • Energy Solutions • Alpaca Breeding • Embroidery • Computer Designed Software • Plumbing • Staff and HR Services • Chiropractic Health Resource Center • Bistro • Wine & Fine Dining Restaurant • Adult Education • Scrapbooking • Interior Design • Fine Metal Manufacturing • Taxidermy • Windmill Systems • Window Covering • Locksmith • Equine massage • Furniture Manufacturer • Drug Testing • Tax and Accounting • Home Inspection • Fiberglass Manufacturing • Specialty Restaurants and Cafés • Hockey Rink • Kitchen Specialty Store • Fish and Tackle • Personal Coaching • Community Service Magazine • Energy Healing and Counseling • Artisan Bread Bakery • Wedding Planning • Professional Writing & Editing • Graphic Recording • Aquaculture • Hydroponics

Alumni Chamber Of Commerce Winners & Nominees

2021 Entrepreneur Growth Nominee: Mark & Catherine Semerau, LaJava Roasting House

2021 Entrepreneur Growth Nominee: Jamie Hemenway-Peotter, Roots on 9th

2019 Small Business Person of the Year Nominee: Michell Bartlein, Savoye Salon Spa

2019 Nominee for Entrepreneurial Award: Gina Krahn, Sepia Chapel

2018 Small Business Person of the Year; Lonny Charles, Board Member, Wipfli CPA’s

2014 Small Business Person of the Year: Ying LaCourt, Helping Hands Caregivers

2014 Nominees for Entrepreneurial Award: Stacey Nell Kolze, Nell's Wigs; Brenton Watzka, Access Prosthetics

2012 Nominee for Entrepreneurial Award: Robert Jahnke, Top Hat Marketing

2011 Nominee for Cornerstone Award: Angela Cervantes, Angelina

2011 Nominee for Growth Award: Catherine & Mark Semrau, La Java-A Roasting House

2010 Nominees for Entrepreneurial Award: Teri Shevy & Dan Frievalt, artEssence; Catalina Taboada, Taboada & Associates

2009 Nominees for Business Award: Jill Bassett & Kelly Cornelius, Plae Bistro; Maribeth Conard and Cheri Larson, Legato Marketing & Communications

2009 Young Professionals: Dan Frievalt & Teri Shevy, artEssence

2008 Small Business Person of the Year: Jim LaCourt, AHEAD Human Resources

2008 Small Business Manufacturer of the Year: S&M Tool

2007 Athena Award: Donsia Strong Hill

2006 Small Business Person of the Year: Mark Burwell

2006 Entrepreneurial Growth Award: Cheri Larson, Azante Jewelry

2002 Entrepreneurial Growth Award: Linda Galt, Kavarna