Wisconsin's Resource
for Independent Business

IBAW Snapshot:


Year Founded
  140 Companies in IBAW
  25% Growth Rate 2014/15

Welcome New Members:

 TKO Miller Bentley Management Hammond Company Wisconsin Firearms Training Center Business - Fitness Epic Resins CH Coakley  Lean Culture Group  Lagina Agency Human Resource Management Alternative Communications Inc Du-Well Grinding

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Christine McMahon facilitates "Innovation Because Growth Matters" learning session to IBAW members.
Lt. Gov. Kleefisch at the "We Built It Rally."
Craig Culver and his team at an IBAW breakfast.
A full house makes for quality networking.
Roundtable Tax & Business discussion in Madison with Lt. Gov. Kleefiesch.
The IBAW gets an inside perspective on Wisconsin's energy situation from Chief Economist John Felmy of the American Petroleum Institute, Washington D.C.
Meeting with Senator Ron Johnson at his office in Washington D.C.
Meeting in Washington D.C. with Karen Kerrigan, president of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

Monthly Meeting 

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Location: Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Cost: IBAW Members....$32.00     Guests....$42.00

"Preparing the Future Generation 

for Career Readiness"

Joe Garza, Superintendent, 

New Berlin School District 

Given our changing demographics, our projected workforce needs, and the cost of higher education, the need for young people to better understand their options after high school has never been more critical.  

Do schools understand the needs of our projected labor market?

What role do they play in developing critical employability skills?

How are they guiding young people to seek out a broad range of options?

What strategies are they using to reduce the time and cost it takes to complete a degree?

How do they connect students interested in employment to local and regional employers?

How can the private sector get involved?

Joe Garza became superintendent of the School District of New Berlin in July 2011, after serving for four years as assistant superintendent.

He has a keen interest in college and career readiness for students. Also top of mind is the impact a successful, relevant K-12 education has on workforce development and economic development.

He came to New Berlin from the Almond-Bancroft School District in Portage County, WI, where he was a secondary school principal and then the district’s superintendent.

Garza is active in community and education circles. He is a guest lecturer at Marian and Cardinal Stritch universities and was a member of the recent Joint Legislative Council Special Committee on Improving Educational Opportunities in High School.

To Register, Click Here.

Business Day in Madison

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Time: 7:30 am - 4:00 am

Location: Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, Madison, WI

Cost: $170.00 per person

Join the IBAW as our friends from WMC put on the biggest business event in Wisconsin. It's a day of high profile speakers and networking. Lunch is included!

There's even time for you to visit your elected representatives at the Capitol. 

Featured Speakers:

Larry Kudlow

Stepehen Hayes 

Ken Gronbach

Gov. Scott Walker

To Register, Click Here

Sales Roundtable

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Location: CTaccess, 740 Pilgrim Parkway, Elm Grove

Cost: Free - A benefit of IBAW membership (Registration is required). 


"What are your value points and 

how do you communicate them?" 

You know your product or service up and down, but can you articulate your value points to your prospect so it's clearly understood?

Join us for a morning of brainstorming and tips to get over sales roadblocks. 

This Roundtable is meant to serve as a confidential means to learn from your peers in other industries and to help others learn from your experience – good and bad. 

To Register, Click Here

Monthly Meeting 

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Location: Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Cost: IBAW Members....$32.00     Guests....$42.00

"Why the U.S. Economy is Unstoppable...

and how Fraudulent Climate Change 

has Punished It"

Dr. Jay Lehr, Ph.D 

National speaker Jay Lehr, Ph.D. will fly into Milwaukee specifically for IBAW to give his economic outlook and predictions for the next several years. 

Dr. Lehr is an internationally renowned speaker, scientist, and author who has testified before Congress on dozens of occasions on environmental issues, and consulted with nearly every agency of the federal government, as well as many foreign countries.

Dr. Lehr has spoken in front of thousands of audiences on topics ranging from economics to global warming and biotechnology, to business management and health. He invariably receives the highest scores for entertaining and energizing even the largest audiences.

Meeting sponsor:

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Upcoming Events

Friday, February 19, 2016 7:00 AM (CST) • The Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee
Monday, March 14, 2016 7:15 AM (CDT) • CTaccess, 740 Pilgrim Parkway, Suite L3, Elm Grove, WI
Friday, March 18, 2016 7:00 AM (CDT) • The Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee

IBAW Informational Video

Wisconsin Export and China Trade Deficit

February 2016 IBAW Magazine

IBAW Mission:

To advance business prosperity through
insightful programming,executive networking and 
member-driven public policy and advocacy.

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