Local business owners ban together to build a stronger community through business.
Together is better. As new businesses begin to open in Seymour and others rejuvenate, the city is beginning to buzz with new energy and the Seymour Business District Council, the SBDC, was created to accelerate that progress.
We're ready to strengthen our community and see our city prosper. - Madilyn Heinke, President
Five local business owners have started the SBDC to create a space for innovation and collaboration within the Seymour community. The goal is to have businesses work together to put on events, educate, and ultimately bring businesses and customers to Seymour.
Whether you own a business, are active in the community, or are looking for an internship, anyone that wants to participate will have a place with the SBDC. There are three tiers of membership: Business, Friends of the Council, and Student. If you're interested in learning more please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or to one of our board members below.
We want businesses to want to be here and open in our community. We also aim to have more employees live here, in Seymour. - Courtney Heagle, Vice President
Meet the Board
Melissa Hanson, LMT
Melissa Hanson is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and has been with Seymour Chiropractic since 2014. As a Wisconsin native, but “transplant” to the Seymour area, Melissa has fallen in love with this small community over the past 7 years. Raising a young family with her husband, Melissa jumped at the opportunity to become involved with the SBDC as a founding member because she values the growth of business and community prosperity.
Courtney Heagle, Vice President of Human Resources at Performance Corp., is a lifelong resident of Seymour, WI where she & her husband are raising their 3 daughters. After graduating St. Norbert College in 2009, Courtney began her career at Performance Corp., systematically establishing a Human Resources, Safety, and Marketing Department within the organization. Courtney is passionate about the Seymour community and is excited to bring additional prosperity to the area by helping encourage and develop existing and new businesses.
Madilyn Heinke, Marketing Manager at Mel’s Coffeehouse & Café has been an active member in the Seymour business community since her years as FBLA President at Seymour High School. In addition to her responsibilities at Mel’s Coffeehouse, Madilyn’s full-time career as Digital Media Coordinator at TitletownTech in Green Bay allows her to strategize creative ways for businesses to connect with their audiences. Madilyn is a 2020 graduate of Luther College, with a Bachelors Degrees in Physics & Visual Communication. Madilyn has an incredibly contagious entrepreneurial spirit and is excited to bring strategic planning and leadership to our community through the efforts of the SBDC.
Tashia Leisgang, founder and owner of Ollie Frocks Boutique, has lived in the Seymour area since her middle school years, and when not focused on her business growth, is busy raising her 4 children with her husband. Tashia initially launched Ollie Frocks as an online business because of her strong desire to provide women of all shapes and sizes the opportunity to be fashionable and flattering in their clothing. After 2 years of success in online sales, Tashia opened a storefront on Main Street in Seymour in January 2021, recognizing the opportunity to provide personal shopping experiences to the women in our area. As a Main Street business owner and community member of Seymour, Tashia’s goal is to empower local businesses through the advantages provided by the SBDC and network with others to continue to offer products that meet the needs of our community.
Kayla Raether, co-owner of Kailhofter’s Greenhouse & Flowers, has resided in Seymour, WI all her life, and started working at Kailhofer’s as her first summer job in 2001 after growing up on a hobby farm and developing a love for all things green and growing. She then left to attend UW-Madison where she graduated with a degree in Horticulture before returning to work at Kailhofer’s full time. When the opportunity arose in 2019, she and her husband purchased the business from the longstanding owners, Barry & Sandy Kailhofer. Since the purchase, they have been busy updating the building and expanding their offerings to include not only fresh flowers, spring flowers/ garden plants and holiday blossoming, but also wine, cheese, and many other gift options. They strive to continue to provide Seymour and the surrounding communities with quality product and top notch customer service.