• Hometown: Cicero, IL
  • College: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • Founded E/Power Marketing: 1998
  • What’s your favorite thing about the Fox Valley? The easy to access urban entertainment and pastoral tranquility loaded with wildlife that I never saw growing up in Chicago!
  • What’s the best Wisconsin tradition? Supper clubs with tasty Old Fashioneds and salad bars loaded with vegetables, fruit, and cheese delights.
  • Favorite grown-up field trip? Always thrilled going on field trips with the National Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. They lead me to marvelous destinations where few venture, and if you did, you would probably get lost.
  • What’s one of your guilty pleasures? Cherry De-lite Chocolate Covered Dried Cherries
  • What was the first thing you bought with your own money? An aquarium and fish, specifically black mollies.
  • Do you have a favorite charity you wish more people knew about? The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, is dedicated to funding childhood cancer and related blood disorder research. Their support of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin did so much to help my son win his fight against Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Back in 1998, Larry Stopa founded E/Power Marketing in Chicago because he recognized that businesses needed help marketing online. He’s always had a passion for technology, starting his career working in marketing communications, focused mainly on technology companies. As the internet took off, Larry recognized how changes in how people communicated and did business. He established E/Power Marketing to provide the expertise and guidance businesses needed to succeed in the digital environment.

He relocated to Oshkosh in 2000 because he loved the Fox Valley. The quality of life it offered his family, the year-round opportunities for outdoor adventures, and more drew him here. The talented graduates from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and other local colleges made it easy for him to grow the team through the years!

Today, Larry oversees all aspects of the agency. He pushes us to work hard, think big, and to always go the extra mile! His strategic leadership has turned E/Power Marketing into the client-forward and results-first digital marketing agency we are today. So many digital marketing agencies have come and gone over the years, but our attention to detail, steadfastness of purpose, and eye-on-the-prize approach have allowed us to thrive!

When he’s not at the office, Larry can most likely be found exploring the beautiful scenery throughout Wisconsin. Larry loves spending time with his family – Jennie, Pearl, and Casimir. A music buff and die-hard Chicago Bears fan, football season can be a tense time for our team!

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