AT&T - Time Warner Deal: Big Benefits for Small Business

On October 22, a deal was announced that AT&T would acquire Time Warner. As is the case seemingly whenever two large companies reach such an agreement, there's a knee-jerk backlash from those who oppose pretty much anything large businesses does. Real world business and economics, however, tell a very different story. Read More...

Overtime Ruling Affecting White Collar Exemptions Blocked by Federal Judge

IBAW board member and HR attorney Ann Barry Hanneman breaks down the halt to the overtime ruling concerning white collar workers. How will it impact employers? Find out in this 5 minute read. Read More....

The Business Journal: What Small Business Wants From It's Next President

Business reporter Dan Schafer of Milwaukee's Business Journal interviews IBAW's executive director, Steve Kohlmann on what his membership is hoping for under a Trump presidency. Read more...

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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Monthly Meeting -Special Event!

"What It Means To Be Optimistic: Powerful Principles That Make A Difference!"

Friday, January 20, 2017 | Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am | Location: Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee

Mark King, Outward Focus

Get yourself - and your team - pumped up to tackle the new year. Outward Focus is committed to helping organizations learn and live simple principles and in so doing achieve extraordinary results. You won't want to miss this special event. Registration is now closed. Walk ins welcome.

Business Behind the Scenes: St.Marcus Lutheran School

Monday, January 23, 2017 | Time: 7:45 am - 9:30 am | Location: 2215 North Palmer Street, Milwaukee 53212

Tour St. Marcus Lutheran School and meet the team as well as the students. Learn how this inner city school is transforming education in Milwaukee's inner city as well as its young residents. Register here.

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. 

Save the date!   Registration opens soon. 

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