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Cool Facts About Business In Wisconsin

Our friends at the Small Business Administration have compiled some interesting stats about business in Wisconsin. Read here.

5 Great Reasons to Join the IBAW + 1 More

Wondering why you should join the IBAW? We have five really good reasons to do one more! 

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Upcoming Events: - Get out of that BUSINESS BUNKER and join us.


Monthly Meeting

Rob Lewis, CEO, Lewis Station Winery

Friday, July 20th, 2018 | Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 am 

Location: The Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee

"I Left Corporate Life 

To Start a Dream Job." 

Rob Lewis, CEO, Lewis Station Winery

Why would someone leave a high profile job with a comfortable income to chase a dream?  

Meet Rob Lewis, a former high level executive for Wisconsin Vision. Rob left corporate life and is risking it all to follow a dream job of owning his own winery.

How is it all working out? What unexpected challenges were faced along the way? What does the future look like? 

Join us for a morning of entrepreneurial stamina, hope and challenges.

Something VERY special is taking place at Milwaukee Lutheran High School. Young adults are being exposed to entrepreneurial business ideas, concepts and the free enterprise system. Former Ozaukee County Prosecutor Shannon Whitworth is now teaching these concepts as part of the school curriculum. Learn more about it and how you can help.

Register Now

Sales Roundtable

Monday, August 13th, 2018 | Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 am 

Location: CTaccess (lower level), 740 Pilgrim Parkway, Elm Grove

Removing obstacles is the key to any sale - but it's also the biggest roadblock to every sale. 

Bring your top 3 objections and we'll brainstorm as a group different ways to overcome those hurdles to sales. This meeting will require a short role-play (request for volunteering as a prospect will be made.)

Sales Roundtable is open only to IBAW members.

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Monthly Meeting

Peggy Troy, President & CEO, Children's Hospital & Health System

Friday, August 21st, 2018 | Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 am 

Location: The Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee

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