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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."
Business Behind The Scenes event at the Milwaukee Rep's "A Christmas Carol".
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.
IBAW - Not just for the guys.
The IBAW gets an inside perspective on Wisconsin's energy situation from Chief Economist John Felmy of the American Petroleum Institute, Washington D.C.
Senator Johnson gives his presentation "The Gravity of Our Choices".
Meeting with Senator Ron Johnson at his office in Washington D.C.
The IBAW team in Washington D.C. delivering the small business Legislative Priorities.
Meeting in Washington D.C. with Karen Kerrigan, president of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

Wisconsin Workforce: Agony or Ecstasy?

September 19th - 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: The Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee


Jonathan Berry, 

Deputy Secretary of the WI Depart of 

Workforce Development 

Scott Jansen

Director of the Office of Skills Development

There isn't an industry not impacted by the need to find good, qualified workers. The issues are almost always the same:

• Unable to find workers who can pass a drug test.
• Workers lacking in the basic skills of reading & math.
• Workers that want to show up and actually work.
• Replacing an aging workforce.

What is the State of Wisconsin doing to help you, the small business owner, to change these frightening trends?

What short term and long term solutions are being looked at?

Learn about the demand driven training/grant programs for employers and talent development strategies for Wisconsin and what DWD is doing to address your concerns.

Click here for more information and to register.

Sales: Best Practices Roundtable
Monday October  13th - 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

(Please arrive by 7:15)
Location: CTaccess, Elm Grove

This month we'll discuss the sales process and how to utilize it to its fullest. Even if you're seasoned in sales, learn what other professionals are doing and some new techniques and skills you might be missing.

About the Sales Roundtable-

Open to anyone in a business development role at an IBAW member company who would like to share their real world challenges and most successful strategies for growing business. 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. 

Coffee provided by CTaccess, Bagels by IBAW.

Click here for more information & registration.

Healthcare 2015: 

Navigating the Maze

Friday, October 17th - 

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Location: Brookfield Suites Hotel, Main Ballroom

Special Waukesha Event!

Special Presenter:
Jim Mueller, CEO, Mueller QAAS.

Mueller QAAS, is an objective employee benefits consulting company. Previously, Jim was President of Frank F. Haack & Associates and Zywave, the largest insurance agency in Wisconsin and an international technology company servicing insurance brokers.

2015 will see the implementation of new and unavoidable ACA healthcare regulations, procedures and issues for you to deal with.

Join the IBAW on October 17, 2014 and get informed on what’s ahead in this employee benefits strategy meeting with innovative ideas you can easily implement at your organization.

Key takeaways from this meeting: New & unique ways to offer benefits, cost savings, and a clearer understanding of the employer’s role in the health care market. Opportunities within defined contribution, public and private exchanges and transparency issues.Strategies to give you a competitive edge when dealing with new mandates & ways to control costs.

Click here for registration information.

Meeting Sponsor: Aaron-Michaels Wealth Management Group.

Wireless Tech Forum

Thursday, October 30th

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Location: Sikich, 13400 Bishops Lane, Suite 300, Brookfield


The Future of Wireless Technology

Industry experts will highlight the reasons why mobile broadband is essential to business growth and today's society as well as share the latest wireless trends in technology and security to protect your data.


Tom Still, President, Wisconsin Wireless Tech. Council

Jeff Roznowski, President, WI. Wireless Assoc.

Scott VanderSanden, President, AT&T Wisconsin

D.J. Vogel & Zach Grace, Sikich LLC

Seating limited, registration is required. Click here.

Upcoming events

Friday, September 19, 2014 7:00 AM • The Wisconsin Club, 900 West Wisconsin Ave.
Monday, October 13, 2014 7:30 AM • CTaccess, 740 Pilgrim Parkway, Suite L3, Elm Grove, WI
Friday, October 17, 2014 7:00 AM • Brookfield Suites Hotel, Main Ballroom, 1200 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield.

September 2014 IBAW Magazine

Unable to see the magazine due to security blocking? Click here for a direct link.


Quick reads explained in plain English.

NLRB vs McDonald's

The National Labor Relations Board 

ruling on McDonald's could damage a 

large share of the economy: 

The franchise industry. 

Click here to read.

The Export Import 

Bank Reauthorization 

What it is / Pros & Cons

Click here.

IBAW Mission:

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

Independent Business Association of Wisconsin • 960 Timber Pass, Brookfield, WI 53045
Ph: 262-844-0333 •  Email: IBAWoffice@gmail.com
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