Knowledge and Insights Powering Independent Business

Aerial of Foxconn Construction Site

IBAW Executive Director, Steve Kohlmann takes up the drone to give you a bird's eye view of the construction site of the Foxconn development in Racine County. 

Watch the video by clicking here.

IBAW Endorses Candidates

- Governor & Lt. Governor: Walker / Kleefisch Press Release

- United States Senate: Vukmir Press Release

- Wisconsin State Senate: Kooyenga Press Release

- Wisconsin Attorney General: Schimel Press Release

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

Friday, October 19, 2018 | Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am 

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

“The Future of Transportation” - Lindsay Lau, TAPCO

Everyone has witnessed the explosive growth of ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft and the simultaneous evolution of automotive technology that aims to take on the whole task of driving for us. 

How will these changes unfold and impact our daily commute? What do connected vehicles and new models of vehicle ownership mean for our communities and the future of transportation?  

Join Lindsay for a topical and informative presentation on new automotive and transportation technology, emerging trends, and highlights from cities around the country who are pioneering amazing projects in traffic management!

Registration is now closed.

Legislative Roundtable

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

Location: Sikich, 13400 Bishops Lane, 3rd Floor Conference Center

The IBAW Legislative Committee presents an open format for you, the Wisconsin business owner, to meet and connect with our representatives in Madison. We'll have 2 Democrats and 2 Republicans in attendance. We'll be announcing who they are in the next few weeks.

This is your opportunity to address your business concerns directly to your elected representatives from Madison. It's also an opportunity for the Representative to communicate to you what is on deck for the 2018-19 Legislative Session and to get your feedback.

Light refreshments will be served.

Free for IBAW members, $25 for non members.

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President's Circle

Friday, November 2, 2018 | Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 am 

Location: Dale Carnegie Offices, Tri City Bank Building, 10909 West Greenfield Ave. Suite 207

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, November 12, 2018 | Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 am 

Location: CTaccess Conference Room, 740 Pilgrim Parkway,Elm Grove


This month will be doing an OPEN FORMAT discussion. Bring your toughest sales, marketing or branding challenges and we'll discuss it as a group! 

IBAW Sales Roundtable is open only to IBAW members.

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The Issues

Top 5 Issues

Impacting Wisconsin  


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IBAW Magazine

October 2018

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