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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 [...]

Fall 2020 Leadership Waukesha County Graduates

December 19th, 2020|

The Alliance would like to congratulate our Fall 2020 Leadership Waukesha County participants for completing the first ever virtual program! Participants celebrated the final session of the program by sharing their biggest takeaways and most eye-opening experiences through virtual presentations. Kudos to each and every one of the graduates, and a big thank you to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]