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Heart and Steel 

A company’s building is more than cement, wood and metal. It signifies growth and success, it can be the embodiment of a company’s culture and values, and it can even become the calling card of a community. These new Fox Cities’ facilities have changed the local terrain, lending a little prestige to the landscape.  Wisconsin READ MORE

Rose, Bud, Thorn 

Five community leaders weigh in with their greatest achievements – and biggest challenges – of 2019  Every year has its ups and downs. FOX CITIES Magazine asked five community leaders to share their rose, bud and thorn from 2019. The “rose” represents a great achievement, the “bud” an area of potential and the “thorn” a READ MORE

Helping Hands

These Fox Citians take giving back to the next level  The holiday season is one of giving, and thankfully the Fox Cities are filled with opportunities to put all that spirit to good use. Take the lead from these locals who give back in big ways. Santa’s Helpers Bob and Donna Stanek volunteer with The READ MORE

Ready, Set, Swim! 

Six local celebrities prepare to jet set, Swimsuit Issue style  For the 18th annual Swimsuit Issue, our models spent the day cooling their jets at Appleton International Airport – a hub for summer vacation travel. Rocking their finest beach-ready looks, this first-class group definitely turned some heads in the terminal on their way to nonstop READ MORE

American Dreamers

Three tales of immigrant-owned business success According to a National Bureau of Economic Research report, immigrant entrepreneurs create about a quarter of new businesses in the United States. In the Fox Cities, these businesses add to the vibrancy of our commercial landscape. Here are three hard-fought and won entrepreneurial success stories from immigrants to the READ MORE

Setting the Scene

Stage your wedding story at these unique event venues Booking the perfect venue is at the top of many couples’ wedding to-do lists. These five locations offer a little bit of everything – from historic architecture to botanical beauty – creating the perfect setting for every style of fête. Architectural Landmark Originally founded in 1927 READ MORE

Artists to Watch 2019

Art authorities share their picks of local creators to keep an eye on this year Nikki Hessel executive director, Future Neenah Recommendation: Stephanie Harvey, www.toolegittoknit.com “I have had the pleasure of working with Stephanie on several occasions, and continue to be genuinely inspired by the evolution of her art. Her unabashed use of bright color, READ MORE

The Place We Call Home

Photography by Jordan Ashwood Thirty-five community leaders, advocates and disruptors share their insights on the Fox Cities Anniversaries are a time of reflection. As FOX CITIES Magazine celebrates its 35th year, we look to the community to provide thoughts, insights and hopes for the Fox Cities in the years to come.  Maria Van Laanen  Executive READ MORE

Sounds of the Season 

Composer Maury Laws set the tune for television’s most beloved holiday programs  For music fans worldwide, Appleton resident Maury Laws embodies the spirit and sounds of Christmas. Laws served as musical director for the 1964 animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – the longest continuously-running Christmas special in history. Laws also composed, arranged, orchestrated READ MORE

Big Wave 

It’s the Swimsuit Issue, dude  Photography by Aaron Jankowski  Hair and makeup styling provided by Shear Chaos Salon & Barbering Co., Appleton  FOX CITIES Magazine was born in the ‘80s. What better way to honor our 35th year than with a throwback to the early days, complete with big hair and boomboxes? Six community members READ MORE