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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 [...]

Waukesha County Award Winners Announced

August 14th, 2020|

The Waukesha County Business Alliance, Waukesha County Center for Growth and Waukesha County are proud to announce the winners of this year's Small and Large Nonprofit of the Year awards and the Waukesha County Advocate of the Year award. What sets Waukesha County apart is the way businesses, government, nonprofits and educational institutions all work [...]

Alliance Attends “Stay Safe to Stay Open: Schools” Press Conference

August 3rd, 2020|

Suzanne Kelley speaks on behalf of the business community at "Stay Safe to Stay Open: Schools" Press Conference on July 29. Last Wednesday, Waukesha County and our local school districts announced a partnership to provide flexible health and safety guidelines to help schools open safely in the fall. Suzanne Kelley spoke on behalf of the [...]

Executive Profile | Jeff Hoffman

August 3rd, 2020|

Jeff Hoffman | Board Chair Describe your organization. What is your role?Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke creates Real Estate solutions for Businesses which enables them to recruit the best talent, service their customers better, and deliver their goods faster than their competition. I am the Principal and Co-Chair for the Industrial Services practice. What has been [...]

Wisconsin DOT’s Announcement to Resume Engagement on I-94 East-West Corridor

July 8th, 2020|

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced today that it will revive efforts on the I-94 East-West corridor project, which is one of Wisconsin’s busiest and most important segments of interstate in terms of safety, traffic volume, and economic impact. The effort will begin with re-engaging the public. “The East-West corridor project plays an important [...]

Protect Businesses from Frivolous Lawsuits

June 29th, 2020|

To continue keeping the Wisconsin economy moving in the right direction, it is imperative that the legislature pass reasonable protections from liability for businesses, schools and other organizations who reopen to serve the public, and are taking commonsense measures to protect their employees, customers, and clients during these irregular times. If we want our organizations [...]

Alliance welcomes new board members

June 22nd, 2020|

The Waukesha County Business Alliance has added six new members to its board of directors: Holly Hawkins, president – Wisconsin, Kelly Construction & Design; Todd Hoytink, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Husco International; Lori Lorenz, executive vice president & chief administrative officer, American Transmission Co; Victor Schultz, president and chief fiduciary officer, Prairie [...]

2019-2020 Business & Education Partnerships

May 27th, 2020|

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, we could not be more proud of the strength and resilience our business & education partnerships have shown. While we understand the end of the school year brought a multitude challenges, this past academic year was also filled with numerous opportunities to develop our future workforce [...]