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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! 

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


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! 


President's Circle Leadership Group

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 | 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, March 12th, 2018 | Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 am 

Location: CTAccess, 740 Pilgrim Parkway, Elm Grove.

Open Format Discussion!

It's been several months since we've had an open format so it's back by popular demand. 

We'll use this time to discuss and tackle YOUR sales challenges. Bring a topic with you and we'll help you through it as a group!

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

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Monthly Meeting

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow

Friday, March 16th, 2018 | Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 am 

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

Waukesha County is a powerhouse county that continues to show its economic muscle. However, like many counties in Wisconsin it does face challenges. How does it overcome those challenges?  

This month we'll hear from Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow on the success of Waukesha County Center for growth, regional opportunities that are occurring and some behind the scenes conversations surround workforce. We'll also hear from Mr. Farrow on on business growth strategy and strategic planning that is making a strong county even stronger.

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Sporting Clay Shoot

Friday, May 11th, 2018 | Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 pm 

Location: Waukesha Gun Club

4th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot

Join the IBAW for an afternoon of fun and fellowship at our 3rd Annual Sporting Clay Shoot at the Waukesha Gun Club.

Come by yourself or bring your business associates. Gather up a team of 4 and there's special sponsorship opportunities available.

Information & Registration Here

The Issues

Top 5 Issues

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IBAW Magazine

February 2018

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