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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

Sales: Best Practices Roundtable
Monday September 8th - 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: CTaccess, Elm Grove

This month we'll discuss 'Branding' and its influence in adding credibility to your sales tactics. What it is, how to utilize it and how to communicate it so you stand out. 

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.

Moderator: Mark Truesdell

Click here for more information & registration.

"Successful Online Catalogs for Manufacturers & Distributors"

Presenter: Patrick Bieser, Northwoods Web Solutions

September 11th - 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: SEWRPC, W239 N1812 Rockwood Drive, Waukesha

Learn best practices that increase website traffic, leads and sales for manufacturers and distributors. Learn to plan an effective strategy and the secrets of successful online catalogs and product detail pages.

FREE WORKSHOP - Courtesy of Northwoods Web Solutions & IBAW.

Advanced registration required. Limited to 50 seats.

Click here for more information and registration.


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 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.

Upcoming events

Monday, September 08, 2014 7:30 AM • CTaccess, 740 Pilgrim Parkway, Suite L3, Elm Grove, WI
Friday, September 19, 2014 7:00 AM • The Wisconsin Club, 900 West Wisconsin Ave.

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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