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


Business Day in Madison

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Time: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm | Location: Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison

The IBAW partners with WMC for this gathering of business owners from across Wisconsin. 

 Registration now open. Click here for details. 

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Sales Roundtable

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am | Location: CTaccess, 740 Pilgrim Parkway, Elm Grove, WI

Are you chasing a parked car?  

When to persist and when to give up.

There are two kinds of salespeople – those who are eternally optimistic, willing to put in the time to chase a lead for months, or even years in hopes of a big payday. And then there are those who kill off seemingly dead leads after repeated rejection, believing their time is better spent hunting new opportunities. 

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March Monthly Meeting

Friday, March 17, 2017 | Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am | Location: The Wisconsin Club, 900 W.Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee

The Corners of Brookfield - An Exclusive First Look

You’ve seen it from I-94, now hear the inside story and get a first look of the largest private construction project in Wisconsin.

The Corners of Brookfield, at I-94 and Barker Road, is a premier lifestyle center undertaken by Brookfield Corners, LLC, an affiliate of IM Properties and Bradford Real Estate. 

Join us as David Olson, GM of The Corners of Brookfield and Robert Gould, VP of U.S. Operations of IM Property Investment present an exclusive 'First Look' at the $200+ million dollar development.  It's a great story of perseverance and success.   


Business Behind the Scenes: CARMEX

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 | Time: 1:000 pm - 3:00 pm | Location

Join us as Paul Woelbing, CEO of Carmex Olson, gives us a personal tour of the research and development facilities as well as the production plant of the this Wisconsin icon. 

Carmex, developed by Woelbing's grandfather back in the 1930's, has gone from a modest business to worldwide distribution.  This event is limited to 20 people and only open to IBAW members.


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