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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

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.

   Sales: Best Practices Roundtable
     Monday November 10th - 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

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

"Confessions of a Gatekeeper"

This month, Sue Kohlmann, an Executive Assistant to high level individuals, will give you insight as to what works - and what doesn't work - when trying to break through to your target. You'll also learn the job duties of an EA and why they can be protective of the people you're trying to get in front of - and how they can also be your advocate as well. 

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, bakery by IBAW.

Click here for more information & registration.

November 21st

A Morning of Corporate Espionage and Intrigue...

In a state dealing with a global economy, corporate and Industrial espionage has never been more prevalent in Wisconsin. Once only a threat to big businesses, covert activities such as the theft of trade secrets, bribery, blackmail and technological surveillance via the internet has never been easier for the criminal element to execute. Foreign countries such as China, Russia and others are hungry for information - and you could be the next target.

Byron Franz is a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and has worked national security investigations for over 16 years. He currently serves as the Strategic Partnership Coordinator for the FBI’s Milwaukee Division, where his job is to form partnerships with corporations, colleges, and universities to better protect intellectual property and trade secrets.

Special Agent Franz has a B.A. in International Relations and Russian from the University of 
Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. View video

 For more information and registration, click here.

Special thanks to the Wisconsin Safety Council for allowing IBAW to utilize their YouTube video.

Upcoming events

Monday, November 10, 2014 7:15 AM • CTaccess, 740 Pilgrim Parkway, Suite L3, Elm Grove, WI
Friday, November 21, 2014 7:00 AM • The Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee

October 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.


View Employment & Training Division Administrator Scott Jansen's presentation to IBAW on short term and long term solutions to the Workforce Development issues Wisconsin is facing. Click here to view.

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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