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Welcome New Members:

 Johnson Financial Group • CIBC Bank USA • OptaprofitTailored Label Products • 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

Cool Facts About Business In Wisconsin

Our friends at the Small Business Administration have compiled some interesting stats about business in Wisconsin. 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! 

Read more.

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


Legislative Roundtable

Thursday, January 25th, 2017 | Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Sikich Training Room 13400 Bishops Lane, 3rd Floor, Brookfield

FREE EVENT For IBAW Members! Non members, $25

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President's Circle Leadership Group

Friday, February 2nd, 2017 | Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am 

Location: Dale Carnegie Offices, 6737 W. Washington, Suite 3105, West Allis

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

Monday, February 12th, 2017 | Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 am 

Location: CTAccess, 740 Pilgrim Parkway, Elm Grove.

The Million Dollar Question: Why Do We Do Business Together?

Simon Sinek, in Start with Why, says that most companies have no clue why their customers are their customers.

This month's facilitator, Dave Wallace, Founder and Owner of Bay Ridge Consulting Group, will help us build on our December conversation and explore this topic in greater depth.

The Sales Roundtable is a free event open only to IBAW members.

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Monthly Meeting

Meet The U.S. Senate Candidate

Friday, February 16th, 2017 | Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 am 

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

It's going to be a high contested race for U.S. Senate for the Republican party as they try to unseat Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin. Join us for a morning of politics and information so you can make a decision on who to vote for. Both candidates will be on hand to make their case and answer YOUR questions.

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Business Day in Madison 

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

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! 


The Issues

Top 5 Issues

Impacting Wisconsin  


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IBAW Magazine

January 2018

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IBAW Legislative Priorities 2016-17



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