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Meet NLBA Board Member Dan Kapanke

April 06, 2022 11:36 AM | Vicki Markussen (Administrator)

He's the North La Crosse Business Association's (NLBA) second in command and always ready to help! P.S. he and his wife Ruth are smores MASTERS at our annual Lights Over North La Crosse (holiday lighting of Copeland Park).

Meet Dan Kapanke, Vice President of the NLBA, chairman of our membership committee, and co-owner of the La Crosse Loggers baseball team with his wife.

Q & A WITH Dan

Why do you love the Northside?

The people. Great businesses. 

Why do you feel it's important to be a part of the North La Crosse Business Association?

NLBA is made and missioned to make the Northside and beyond a better place to live, work and raise a family. 

What's your background? 

I went to grade school in a one-room, 1st-8th grade rural school. At 15 years old I began dating my future wife, Ruth. I am a graduate of UW-La Crosse.

Any nicknames?

No nicknames now, but as a child I was called Boone Boy after Daniel Boone.

Favorite Food

Angel Food Cake (with my wife's frosting)

Do you have a useless talent we should know about?

I love drumming up a conversation with strangers.

What are your hopes for the Northside?

Continued growth. More great businesses. Safer neighborhoods

How can our NBLBA members and community help make your goal for the Northside a reality?

Continue to carry out our mission with passion.


To create collaboration between business and community for the betterment of all.

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