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  What do members say about IBAW programing?

“I almost always come away from an IBAW meeting with useable material that helps me with my business. Many times, a speaker will give me something that applies to ITU AbsorbTech. Other times, it is a conversation over breakfast that gives me value. Because of the intimate setting, it is easy to engage the speakers after the presentations. I have a number of contacts I use often that began at IBAW.”

- Jim Leef, ITU AbsorbTech

IBAW's mission is to provide insightful programming to its members. We do this by selecting knowledgeable speakers with business experience. 

The video to the right is a short selection from our discussion on exporting where we brought in Mr. Tom Bentley, CEO of Bentley World Packaging, Mr. Joe Jurken, Partner of the ABC Group and Mr. Damian Felton for the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, October 06, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Waukesha Gun Club, 23170 Watertown Rd, Waukesha, WI 53188

    9th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot

    Friday, October 6th, 2023 - 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Join the IBAW for an afternoon of fun and fellowship at our 5th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot at the Waukesha Gun Club.

    Come by yourself and we'll hook you up with a team OR bring your business associates or employees to create your own team. Gather up a team of 4 or 5 and there's special sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Steve Kohlmann for details or any questions.

    Our event is held rain or shine - dress appropriately. Really bad weather? We'll still shoot with enclosed 5 Stand Stations. Bad weather is NOT an issue!

    *Attn. Newbies*

    New to shooting? Never shot before? We can add you to a newbie team - there's no need to miss the fun!

    A limited number of shot gun rentals are available directly from Waukesha Gun Club.

    Want to know more about the event....click here.

    Your fee includes:

    - Shooting time & shells

    - Big Mission BBQ Lunch buffet 

    - 2 drink tickets per person 

    - Special networking pizza afterparty 

    - Door Prize Drawing Ticket

    - Pistol Giveaway - Donated by the IBAW 


    11:30 – Check in (bring your wavier - click here) and lunch

    12:15 – Safety talk w/Range Safety Officers

    12:30/3:30 – Shooting

    3:30/4:30 – Fellowship/networking/door prizes

    The BIG Mission BBQ is Lunch Included • Drinks • Door Prizes • Networking Afterparty

    You do not need to be an IBAW member to attend -  all are welcome!

    Questions? Contact Steve Kohlmann by clicking here.

    Registration for this event is required. Walk ins are not allowed.









    • Friday, October 20, 2023
    • 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • The Wisconsin Club Ballroom, 900 West Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee

    One on one with Sen. Ron Johnson

    Friday, October 20th, 2023 | Time: 7:00 am - 9:30 am 

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

    Get connected with one of your elected officials! 

    This month, IBAW Executive Director, Steve Kohlmann, will go one-on-one with Wisconsin U.S. Senator, Ron Johnson. We'll get the Senator's viewpoints on topics that impact Wisconsin, the Nation and global issues as well. Join us!

    Interested in sponsorship or advertising opportunities? Contact Steve Kohlmann for more information.

    Table rates are available...bring your team!  It's the DO NOT MISS event of the year! 


    7:00 am - 7:30 am - Check in, coffee, networking

    7:30 am  - Plated breakfast

    8:00 am -  8:45 Main Program 

    8:45 am - 9:00 am - Audience Q & A

    9:00 am - Program end followed by networking



    Attire: Business Professional

    Please note:
    No refunds/credits can be issued for those unable to attend 24 hours before the event. Due to venue policy, "No shows" are charged / invoiced. 

Past events

Monday, August 28, 2023 Business Behind the Scenes: WI Dairy Farming
Friday, July 21, 2023 Industry Update:Manufacturing, Construction, Commercial Real Estate
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Public Policy Feedback
Friday, November 19, 2021 Cyber Security for Small Business
Friday, September 17, 2021 2021 Wisconsin Manufacturing Summit
Wednesday, September 08, 2021 Roundtable with Senator Ron Johnson
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Public Policy Forum with Rebecca Kleefisch
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Next Level Leadership Training
Monday, November 09, 2020 19 Ways Your Brand Makes a First Impression
Friday, September 18, 2020 Turbulent Wisconsin
Friday, December 13, 2019 Promoting Employment in the Trades - One on One with Rebecca Kleefisch
Friday, August 16, 2019 The Business of Law Enforcement
Friday, May 10, 2019 2019 Sporting Clay Shoot
Thursday, April 11, 2019 Legislative Roundtable
Friday, March 01, 2019 President's Circle Leadership Group
Friday, November 02, 2018 President's Circle Leadership Group
Thursday, November 01, 2018 Legislative Roundtable
Friday, October 05, 2018 President's Circle Leadership Group
Monday, September 10, 2018 Overcoming Objection Workshop Part 2
Friday, September 07, 2018 President's Circle Leadership Group
Monday, May 14, 2018 Sales Roundtable:What Are You Doing to Keep Your Confidence Level High?
Monday, April 09, 2018 Sales Roundtable:10 Minutes To a Better Website
Friday, April 06, 2018 President's Circle Leadership Group
Monday, March 12, 2018 Sales Roundtable: Open Format!
Friday, March 02, 2018 President's Circle Leadership Group
Monday, February 12, 2018 The Million Dollar Question: Why Do We Do Business Together?
Friday, February 02, 2018 President's Circle Leadership Group
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Legislative Roundtable
Monday, January 08, 2018 The Million Dollar Question: Why Do We Do Business Together?
Friday, January 05, 2018 President's Circle Leadership Group
Monday, November 13, 2017 Sales Roundtable "Leveraging CRMs for Maximum Sales"
Monday, October 09, 2017 Sales Roundtable "Voice of the Customer – A Strategic Approach"
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 President's Circle Leadership Group
Friday, August 18, 2017 7 Steps To Building A High-Performance Culture
Monday, August 14, 2017 Eliminating Tongue Tied-itis
Friday, May 12, 2017 2017 Sporting Clay Shoot
Monday, May 08, 2017 How to Capitalize on the New LinkedIn for Growing Your Sales
Monday, May 09, 2016 Sales Roundtable - Open Format!
Thursday, April 21, 2016 "Meeting the Demands of Today's Employers"
Monday, April 11, 2016 Sales Roundtable - Improving Your Personal Brand
Monday, March 14, 2016 Sales Roundtable - Value Points and how to Communicate Them.
Monday, February 08, 2016 Sales Roundtable
Monday, January 11, 2016 Sales Roundtable: When Prospects Go..DARK
Monday, December 14, 2015 Sales Roundtable
Monday, November 09, 2015 Sales Roundtable
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