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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

January 18th, 2021|

Last week, The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released its initial recommendations for Phase 1B vaccination, which included the definition of essential personnel who will be prioritized to access the vaccine. Many businesses were surprised to see that these recommendations defined “essential worker” in a much different way than we saw this spring during [...]

Alliance Award Nominations Now Open

January 18th, 2021|

Do you know of a person or company who’s deserving of an award? We encourage you to check out all of the Alliance's award opportunities. Nominations for the following awards are now open: Emerging Leaders of Waukesha CountyWaukesha County Business of the Year (Small, Medium & Large)Waukesha County Nonprofit of the Year (Small & Large)Waukesha [...]

COVID Liability Protection – Update

January 4th, 2021|

As the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly begin the 2021-22 legislative session this week, one issue of continued importance to the business community is COVID-19 liability protection for businesses, nonprofits, schools and others from frivolous lawsuits. For several months, the Alliance has joined with a coalition of other stakeholders asking the Wisconsin legislature and Governor Evers [...]

Overview of Vaccine Distribution in Waukesha County

December 21st, 2020|

In collaboration with Waukesha County's Stay Safe to Stay Open campaign, the Alliance continues to provide important updates regarding COVID-19 on behalf of the County, including the vaccine distribution rollout. If you have immediate questions regarding the information below, please contact Amanda Payne, Senior Vice President of Public Policy. The Alliance will continue to provide updates [...]

Court Grants a Temporary Injunction on the Release of Business Names Allegedly Connected to COVID-19 Cases

December 4th, 2020|

The Waukesha County Circuit Court held a hearing on Monday in the case against Gov. Tony Evers' administration over the potential release of information about businesses that have had two or more employees test positive for COVID-19. Following a three-hour hearing, Judge Lloyd Carter dismissed both motions to dismiss and granted the request for a temporary [...]

Regional Stakeholders Support I-94 East-West Project

November 30th, 2020|

Stakeholders from MMAC, CARW and the Alliance have come together to support the revitalization of the I-94 East-West Corridor project, which is vital to Southeast Wisconsin and the entire state's economy. Originally built almost 60 years ago, the East-West corridor of I-94 connects the Marquette and Zoo interchanges. This stretch, which runs for three and [...]

Update on Wisconsin COVID-19 Data

October 6th, 2020|

Last week, the Alliance participated in a statewide call with Wisconsin business, trade and professional associations. As you've heard, Wisconsin COVID-19 data shows concerning trends that have been worsening. The Wisconsin Hospital Association and other leaders on the call expressed a new level of concern. Public health leaders reported that contact tracing shows multi-factorial spread causes. It [...]

Alliance Supports Co-Sponsorship of LRB-6434

September 15th, 2020|

The Waukesha County Business Alliance is encouraging state legislators to co-sponsor LRB-6434/2 circulated by Senator Kapenga, Representative Born, and Representative Knodl on September 1, 2020. The bill would create a safe harbor for all property owners/occupants who are good actors against frivolous lawsuits alleging a plaintiff was infected with COVID-19 at a specific premises. Below [...]

September Proclaimed as Chamber of Commerce Month

August 31st, 2020|

Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed September to be Chamber of Commerce month. Now more than ever, we believe that businesses need their chamber and that our organization needs you as a member. As the county-wide chamber of commerce for Waukesha County, we remain committed to making our region the best place to do business. Our [...]

2020 Don Richards Leadership Award Winner

August 14th, 2020|

Congratulations to Kent Lorenz on being named the 2020 Don Richards Leadership Award winner. Don Richards was publisher of The Milwaukee Business Journal and president of the Board of the Waukesha Area Chamber of Commerce (now the Alliance) in 1993. Don’s hands-on leadership, ethics and delight in achieving tangible results left a lasting impression on [...]