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Session 2

Strategies for Financing Business Growth

Presented By: North Shore Bank

Learn from a pair of entrepreneurs and banking industry veterans how to best navigate the current financial markets and build effective capital stacks to fund growth initiatives and acquisition-related projects.


Margaret Capper
SVP - Commercial Banking Manager
North Shore Bank

Serving as Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking, Margaret Capper leads North Shore Bank’s efforts to provide customized solutions for middle market and small businesses in Eastern Wisconsin. With an emphasis on developing strong relationships, Capper works closely with owners and key managers of businesses to assist with their financial needs. Serving business clients for over 25 years, Capper brings valuable knowledge of day-to-day banking needs, cash flow strategies, and merger and acquisition funding. In recognition for her work at North Shore Bank and commitment to the community, Capper was named a 2020 Biz Times Notable Commercial Banking Leader and a 2023 Milwaukee Business Journal Woman of Influence. Capper is a servant leader and an advocate for educating new business owners who has facilitated financial literacy outreach with community groups including WWBIC and the Latino Chamber of Commerce. She also has a strong background in nonprofit and sits on various boards supporting the community.


Max Borgardt
Owner / President
Eagle Park Brewing Company

Max Borgardt, along with his brother Jack and friend Jake Schinker, is the co-founder of Eagle Park Brewing Company. Bound by their love for crafting music and sharing a cold one, the Borgardt brothers embarked on a journey that seamlessly intertwined their love for music and beer. What began as a modest brewing endeavor in their garage has evolved into a thriving brewery known for its dynamic range of beers, from hoppy IPAs to rich stouts.

Max Borgardt believes that great beer and great music share a deep connection, both capable of telling a story and evoking emotions. Just as a well-composed song can transport you to another world, Eagle Park’s crafted brews aim to take your taste buds on a journey of flavor and innovation.


Michael Cornell
Vice President – Senior Lender, Commercial Banking
North Shore Bank

With more than 35 years of experience as a commercial banking professional, Mike Cornell excels at developing relationships with middle market businesses to help them succeed along with assisting companies to successfully complete business acquisitions with created financing. His vast experience, proven success within the industry, and robust leadership capabilities make him an integral member of the North Shore Bank Commercial Banking team. Cornell received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota.

Paul Hackbarth
Hackbarth Hospitality Group (Camp Bar)

Paul Hackbarth is the visionary owner of Hackbarth Hospitality Group (HHG), a powerhouse known for its dynamic portfolio comprising of four Camp Bar locations, three event venues, and two captivating footprints at the Wisconsin State Fair. With an unwavering passion for innovation, Paul continuously seeks to enrich his community through creative endeavors and expansions. His commitment to excellence has earned him notable recognition, including the prestigious 40 Under 40 Award and induction into the Kettle Moraine High School Trail Blazer Hall of Fame. 

A proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Paul's dedication to his craft and community is palpable in every endeavor. His leadership has propelled Camp Bar to both local and national acclaim, solidifying his reputation as a leader in the hospitality industry. 

Beyond his professional achievements, Paul treasures time spent with his family, including wife Natalia and their three children. Their cherished retreat to their cabin in Star Lake reflects Paul's commitment to maintaining balance and upholding family values.

Driven by a spirit of philanthropy, Paul has served on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations, exemplifying his dedication to giving back to the community. Initiatives like The Camp Bar Golf Outing underscore his dedication to giving back and making a positive impact locally.



Conference Location

758 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Tel: (414) 273-5080