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Welcome New Members:

 Aperture Labs • Strategy International • Xymox TechnologiesBay Ridge Consulting Group • SiFer Consulting • Tri-City Bank • Charis Facility AdvantageHeck Capital Advisors • Ascend Technology • TBG Networks • Storage Systems MidwestProSonix • Becker Ritter Funeral Home • Southeast Sales • 

Foxconn Impact Explained in Plain English

There's a lot of information out there on regarding Foxconn and how it impacts Wisconsin. We found this infographic from Racine County you may find helpful to better understand the situation. Read more...

Available Tax Credits for Business

Are you leaving money on the table when it comes to your business taxes? 

IBAW sponsor Vrakas CPAs has an overview on tax credits available to you from both the State and Federal level. Read here.

Full Speed Ahead...For Membership!

IBAW is on a charge to increase its membership and to help more businesses. If you are interested in joining IBAW, come to our monthly meeting at the Wisconsin Club as a free test drive. Contact IBAW Executive Director Steve Kohlmann for details 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

Wisconsin's Future Workforce: The Challenges and Opportunities in Milwaukee's K-12 Education 

Friday, November 17th, 2017 | Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 am 

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

Presenter, Dave Steele, PAVE

It's no secret businesses are struggling to recruit a solid, qualified workforce, and the future for employment will be a challenge for businesses. How will that challenge be met by the Milwaukee School System?

PAVE believes that Milwaukee has the talent, drive and commitment necessary to create the excellent schools our students deserve. Every day, across the city, teachers, school leaders and parents work incredibly hard to prepare our students for the future they will face.

Registration in now closed. Walk ins welcome.

President's Circle 

Friday, December 1st, 2017 | Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 am 

Location: Dale Carnegie Training Center, 6737 W. Washington Ave. Suite 3105, West Allis,

The President's Circle is open only to business owners, CEO's and presidents of a business. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact program leader Steve Bobowski by clicking here.

As the CEO, President, or Owner you are asked to produce more resultswith fewer resources, meet and exceed competition, innovate and motivate.  This creates very difficult teams and leadership challenges.  Leaders must encourage teamworkbottom-up idea generationalignmentloyalty and above all commitment

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Sales Roundtable 

"Sales Process for Success: A Focused Approach"

Monday, December 11th, 2017 | Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am 

Location: CTaccess, 740 Pilgrim Parkway, Elm Grove

This will be an interactive, group strategy session focused on the Sales Process: 

What is involved? How & why does it work? What you need to know!

We will cover all aspects of sales: planning to closing; prospecting & qualifying; setting appointments and more!

Come prepared to share specific obstacles you encounter, so we can focus on solutions.

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Business Day in Madison 

Friday, February 28th, 2018 | Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 am 

Location: Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison

The IBAW partners up with WMC and others to present the biggest business networking event of the year. Local and national speakers make for a informative event and networking with business executives from around the state. Get this on your calendar now!

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Monthly Meeting

Erik Buell

Friday, December 15th, 2017 | Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 am 

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

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The Issues

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IBAW Magazine

November 2017

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IBAW Legislative Priorities 2016-17



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