We Graduate Another Strategic Foresight Cohort

Lynn Gerlach, Envision Communication Consultant

Sixteen local leaders, representing a Catholic parish, the Greater Green Bay Chamber, the City of Green Bay, NEW North, nonprofits and a business group, made their final presentations to the Envision Board of Directors on April 8. Two new Envision board members also completed training along with Envision’s new Executive Director, Steve McCarthy.

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Oops! Are We Already in the Future?

Brendan Bruss, President PMI Entertainment Group
graduate of Envision’s Strategic Foresight Workshop 2021

Consider the future of entertainment. In an industry that gained a lot of attention during the pandemic as the “first to shut down and last to open,” (If I never hear that again, I’ll be okay!) live entertainment has gone through extensive scenario planning just to come back to what we once knew it to be. Long ago, in 2019, live events were flourishing. Music tours were selling better than ever. Premium experiences and packages to the biggest sporting events were selling at prices never seen before. And then, an NBA player walked off the court with a virus in March of 2020, and we had to pivot.

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Walking in the Agrihood, Where Apples Grow on Shoes…
We take a deep dive into the future

Lynn Gerlach, Tamarack Communication
Envision Communications Director

Good news: You can now purchase Ralph Lauren fashions for your digital avatar and then exercise your soccer “muscles” in the Metaverse with your buddies — and never even break a sweat. On a more practical level, you can buy a pair of actual, real-world sneakers and, when they get shabby, plant them in your backyard and anticipate their new growth as a pair of apple trees! Seriously….

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