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Walden Production Resources, Inc. President Christian Dennik featured in BizTime's 2020 Special Edition STUFF Magazine. "At Walden Production Resources, Inc. we find technology to be limitless; we bring exceptional industry know-how to virtual and live events. With the pandemic, web coding and multi-channel streaming of video have evolved and pushed our industry further into digital technology with virtual events. Clients come to us because they want to inspire their audience and innovate their event experience, including hybrid, virtual, and pre-recorded events. Walden understands technology, but more importantly, we understand how to use that technology to better achieve your goals and strengthen your programming message. We do this with live streaming, webcast conferences, integrating moderated chat, and creating interactive experiences. We are here to be a resource and event production, partner. We work with event planners, sponsors, and our digital content team to make sure that your production is designed, managed, and executed with your audience, your mission but most importantly, with your budget at the forefront."

Brookfield native Christian Dennik helps make events happen. It's what he does. It's what he's always done.  But at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Dennik, the president and founder of Walden Production Resources Inc., said that about 13 events the event technology resource business was involved with were either canceled or moved to virtual events. Dennik didn't panic. Instead, he adapted and innovated. Walden Production Resources handles the creative, technological, logistical and other aspects of events and fundraisers  "We sat down and said, well, what can we do," Dennik said. From using the Milwaukee Bucks' official in-game DJ,"DJ Shawna" Nicols, to using special online features to chat, view and be a participant in a virtual event experience — Walden Production Resources has successfully adapted how it operates during the coronavirus pandemic. "It's been interesting. It's been fun and exciting," Dennik said.  It has adapted so well that the business even received an award from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation as part of its We're All Innovating contest.  The contest was started to "recognize and promote the creative ways startups and small businesses are adapting to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic," according to a news release.....READ FULL STORY

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$3 million was up for grabs in Wisconsin over the past few months, all to benefit businesses successfully navigating their way through the "new normal" of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed "We're All Innovating," the program-- a partnership between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Wisconsin Technology Council-- ended up awarding funding to 231 businesses statewide.

Walden Production Resources, Inc., an event consulting and production company based in Pewaukee, was one of those winners. In early Spring, I had a weekend where 13 events changed, whether that was a cancellation or, "Hey, we need to go virtual,"" Christian Dennik, president of Walden Production Resources, Inc., told Spectrum News 1. "We're [now] starting to look at [in-person events] next Fall." The funding, distributed as part of the federal CARES Act, was available to eligible businesses in Wisconsin with 50 employees or less, which "have introduced innovations responding to direct health and economic impacts of COVID-19." ....continued ...You can see the whole interview with Dennik HERE

The MMAC/COSBE Focus on the Future program captures the original spirit of the Future 50 awards by continuing to honor 50 growing Milwaukee Region companies that highlight our region’s most inspiring business stories. Beginning in 2021, applications will be accepted in five separate categories, with a winner and nine honorable mentions in each category for a total of 50 honorees. The winning companies are honored at two well-attended events: the Focus on The Future Awards cocktail reception and the Focus on the Future awards luncheon. The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s annual Focus on the Future Awards program recognizes the very best of small businesses, startups, nonprofits and diverse businesses across southeastern Wisconsin. In the spirit of the MMAC’s former Future 50 awards program, the organization honors the contributions of these businesses and organizations to strengthen the Milwaukee region’s economy. The winning companies were announced during a luncheon on Sept. 24 at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. READ MORE

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Walden Production Resources, Inc. of Pewaukee has been selected as a winner of the WEDC We're All Innovating Contest for the work in the industry during COVID-19. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced at their Business Conference this week, the award winners of the 'We're All Innovating Contest' at their virtual event. "With the pandemic, coding and video have evolved our industry further with virtual events. We are thrilled to be able to provide interconnected and interactive virtual and hybrid-live events for nonprofits and underserved communities" said, Christian Dennik, President and founder of WPRNA, Inc. According to the WEDC release from Governor Evers, "The We're All Innovating Contest is the latest effort by WEDC to assist small businesses in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. WEDC distributed more than $220 million in CARES Act funding to nearly 100,000 businesses through various phases of the We're All In initiative. Additionally, WEDC provided more than $2.5 million in state funds to diverse businesses under the Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant program and $5 million to microbusinesses through the Small Business 20/20 program."....CONTINUED