Collaboration Key to Reaching Coalition Goals

Milwaukee —Wired Wisconsin— a non-profit coalition of concerned businesses, organizations, and
individuals who are working to put our state on the cutting edge of technology —announced today that
the organization has added Privacy Counsel LLC, Midwest Renewable Energy Association, and Rural America Onshore Sourcing as strategic partners.
“We are delighted to add these great organizations to our Wired Wisconsin strategic partnerships list,”
said Thad Nation, Executive Director of Wired Wisconsin. “Each of our partners brings invaluable insight
and experience to the table that will enable us to further our coalition goals of fostering collaboration
and educating elected officials and the general public on technology issues in Wisconsin.”

Establishing strategic partnerships with businesses and organizations throughout Wisconsin is crucial to
creating an environment that supports innovative technology, high-tech job creation, and economic

“Broadband deployment is key to bringing and keeping jobs in rural Wisconsin, and Wired Wisconsin’s
dedication to this issue made partnership between our organizations a logical choice,” said Christopher
Hytry Derrington, CEO of Rural America Onshore Sourcing.

Midwest Renewable Energy Association Executive Director Tehri Parker added, “We’re pleased to join as
partners with Wired Wisconsin because of our shared mission to educate consumers and businesses
about renewable energy and other green technology issues.”

“Technologies such as social media—where nothing is private—require a greater understanding of the
rights and responsibilities of its users,” said Liza Barry-Kessler, Managing Partner of Privacy Counsel LLC.
“Partnering with Wired Wisconsin to bring more visibility to this important issue through events such as
our upcoming forum makes a lot of sense.”

The forum, “Governor 2.0: Utilizing Social Media,” will be held on Wednesday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m.
at the Concourse Hotel in Madison, and is free and open to the public.
Wired Wisconsin has over 15 diverse strategic partners, including Badgerland Financial and Rural Partners—organizations both focused on rural community development, MKE Live, a well-known
networking and LinkedIn training company, and three Wisconsin regions of Goodwill Industries.

For more information about becoming a Wired Wisconsin Partner, to see all of our partners, or to learn
more about our upcoming forum, please visit
Wired Wisconsin is a non-profit coalition of concerned individuals, businesses and organizations who are working to put our
state on the cutting edge of technology. The coalition will work to support an environment for innovative technology, high-tech
job creation, and economic growth. Wired Wisconsin will seek to educate consumers, policy makers, and businesses about
technology- related legislative and regulatory issues that impact our lives and advocate for common-sense approaches to spur
innovation and grow the economy. For more information, visit

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is a non-profit 501(C)3 tax exempt organization founded in 1990. Our
mission is to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. For
more information about our events, membership opportunities, ReNews newsletter, or workshops, visit

Rural America Onshore Sourcing is a USA-leading onshoring company. It has state headquarters and business development
offices in Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Ohio and plans for expansion to 19 more states by end of 2011. Rural America Onshore
Sourcing provides information technology and business process outsourcing services using lower cost rural-based professionals
so that companies don’t have to send projects offshore or use expensive urban vendors. A minority owned company, Rural
America Onshore Sourcing enables customers to cut their project and labor costs by up to 40 percent. More information is available at

Privacy Counsel, LLC works with companies and organizations to protect their data, their people, and their reputations through
the development of online policies and employee training. Liza Barry-Kessler, Managing Partner of Privacy Counsel LLC, has 15
years of experience as a privacy professional, is a nationally known, award-winning blogger and co-author of two books, Privacy
in the 21st Century: Issues for Public, School, and Academic Libraries and the Global Internet Policy Initiative’s Advocacy
Training Manual, and a contributor to the book Mothering and Blogging. For more information, visit