310 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2020 , WISCONSIN W elcome to charming, historic Manitowoc, Wisconsin, sitting pretty on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Manitowoc River. The county seat of Manitowoc County, the City of Manitowoc is known as Wisconsin’s Maritime Capital, and takes great pride in being the home of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. The museum highlights the region’s history in World War II and the building of 28 submarines for the war effort. The name Manitowoc goes back centuries, when Native Americans called the city “Mundeowk, Home of the Good Spirit,” because of its beautiful harbors and rivers. In 1795, the Northwest Fur Company incorporated a trading post and people of Bohemian, French, German, Irish, Norwegian, and Polish descent settled in the area. Manitowoc was officially founded in 1836, the county government was formed in 1839, and 33,000 residents now enjoy all that this vibrant and prosperous community has to offer. The shipbuilding industry played a major role in the city’s growth. The first wooden sailing ships, finely crafted, were built in 1847, followed by other schooners and clippers HOME OF THE GOOD SPIRIT!