About Business Matters

Business Matters is a clear voice on the impact business has on all aspects of life. It’s our job to expose the truth as we best can to promote honest debate. Through an open dialog that is not thwarted by hidden agendas or deception, real change that benefits all can emerge.

To help tell our stories, we talk with people who are putting themselves on the line day after day to make sure those in power can’t ignore the consequences of their actions. We mix this with conversations with people who are exposing the disguised actions of business and their partners in government. We have the honor of talking with Pulitzer Prize winner authors, global activist, grass root organizers, Peabody award-winning journalist, former high-level government officials and business leaders.

Listen to Business Matters to find out how you can help reshape business so it serves us all.

You can contact us by phone at 608-443-0044

By email at info@

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P.O. Box 249
Viroqua, WI 54665

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Meet The Business Matters Team

Thomas White – Executive Producer and Host

BusMats 20As a successful business leader and innovator for over 35 years, Thomas offers clear insights to the changes happening in business that affect all aspects of our lives. He also brings thoughtful engagement and a passion for truth to each episode of our program.

Learn more about Thomas White.



 Kelly Carmichael – Host

V0000849Kelly Carmichael is a cheerleader and champion for entrepreneurs and explorers of all stripes. At 21, she wrote a business plan that raised a quarter million dollars and admitted her company to one of the nation’s top business incubators. Through organic growth and two strategic acquisitions, Kelly’s company became a multi-national concern and one of the fewer than two percent of women-owned companies to exceed $1 million a year in revenue. A former fellow at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, she now serves as the Chief Operating Officer of The Ledgemoor Group, a consulting and advisory firm for early-stage ventures. Her column, MissManagement, chronicling the misadventures of a young female entrepreneur, will appear in syndication later this year. Kelly holds a degree from Georgetown University.

Bill Motlong – Producer

Bill Motlong started off intending a career in journalism, but wound up for 40 years as a marital and family therapist, supervisor and consultant in private practice in the Chicago metropolitan area. As an adjunct to his therapeutic work, Bill also worked for 20 years with family businesses through the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center, and became intimately familiar with the particular issues and opportunities family businesses face. After retiring in 2007, Bill got involved in community radio at WDRT in Viroqua, Wisconsin, producing news and public affairs programming, a return to his earlier journalistic inklings.


Robert Galinsky –

0rob bikeRobert Galinsky is a digital native, facilitator, entrepreneur, father, town crier and agitator. He is the founder of the social media community Kuhoots, Head Coach at TEDxTeen, Coaching Director at TheCast.TV, and Robert is the founder and “Principal” of the New York Reality TV School – the first and only reality TV school in the world. He is considered an innovator in experiential learning techniques and in live performance. Robert’s work as Co-Founder and Executive Producer of the pioneering online TV studio Pseudo.com, is featured in the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award winning film “We Live In Public”, which is also in the permanent film collection at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Audrey Lawrence – Blog Editor

headshot1Audrey Lawrence graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Communications from Quinnipiac University and she is currently the Production Manager for NYC entrepreneur and performance personality, Robert Galinsky. Audrey has previously interned for The Rachael Ray Show and Judy Henderson & Associates Casting. Audrey enjoys blogging, tweeting, baking, and reading.