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Waukesha County Restaurants Open for Business

March 20th, 2020|

The following list is continually being updated with information from our restaurant members regarding their current operations. We encourage you to support our local restaurants with take-out and delivery during this time of uncertainty. Buffalo Wild WingsOpen for delivery and carry-out. Regular hours apply. 1180 W Sunset Dr, Ste 106Waukesha, WI 53189(262) 832-2999 Birch & [...]

Coronavirus Update (COVID-19) from Suzanne Kelley, President & CEO

March 17th, 2020|

Watching events unfold over the last week, you’ve probably had a million thoughts swirl through your head.  I know I have.  How serious is this Coronavirus really?  How do I keep my family, friends and colleagues safe?  What does this mean for my business?  What steps can I take now to survive and thrive in [...]

Mini Business World teaches students about economic and financial literacy

March 13th, 2020|

More than 70 students from Waukesha County school districts participated in the Alliance's annual Mini Business World at Carroll University. The one-day Mini Business World event teaches students about economic and financial literacy, while stressing the importance of free-market enterprise and entrepreneurship. Students are put into groups with others from different schools and tasked with creating their [...]

Wisconsin Opportunity Zone legislation signed into law

March 12th, 2020|

On Tuesday, March 3, Governor Evers signed AB 532, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 136, to enhance the federal Opportunity Zone program in the state of Wisconsin. The Alliance joined the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) to advocate in support of the bill. Under the Opportunity Zone program, low-income community census tracts were used to determine [...]

Advocating to expand Youth Apprenticeship in Wisconsin

March 12th, 2020|

Governor Evers signed AB 72 / SB 72 into law as Act 171 on March 3, 2020. The Alliance's Education Policy Committee advocated for the bill, which expands Youth Apprenticeship (YA) programs in Wisconsin to include all 16 career clusters.  YA gives high school juniors and seniors opportunities to work in targeted fields while obtaining [...]

Discovering Health Care Expo allows students to explore career pathways

March 11th, 2020|

Hundreds of middle and high school students attended the Alliance's annual Discovering Health Care Expo at Carroll University. Waukesha County students participated in various hands-on, interactive activities like learning how to use physical therapy tests, blood testing equipment, following proper procedures to dress like a surgeon, and more. The health care industry continues to face [...]

Alliance members recognized at annual Manufacturer of the Year event

March 2nd, 2020|

Congratulations to Metal-Era and Felss Rotaform! Metal Era was recognized for exceptional customer focus and satisfaction while Felss Rotaform was recognized for outstanding employee engagement and culture. The annual awards program, sponsored by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, honors companies that demonstrate a commitment to business excellence, support for their workforce and involvement in the community. [...]

Alliance supports Assembly Bill 532 to enhance Wisconsin Opportunity Zones

February 28th, 2020|

Legislation advances to Governor’s office for approval Assembly Bill 532, which the Alliance has supported, has passed the Assembly and Senate and advanced to Governor Evers for signature. This important legislation aims to connect Wisconsin’s most economically challenged communities with private capital that is necessary to drive economic growth and job creation. Assembly Bill 532, [...]

Legislative visits focus on Senate Bill 811

February 28th, 2020|

Alliance staff and members attended Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Business Day in Madison on Feb. 26 to hear about important issues facing the business community around Wisconsin and across the U.S. In addition to a packed lineup of speakers, the Alliance met with legislators during several Capitol office visits to share copies of the Alliance’s [...]

Alliance Hosts Transit Roundtable

February 27th, 2020|

In partnership with the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC), the Alliance recently hosted a Waukesha Area Transit Roundtable for employers.  At the request of Waukesha County and the City of Waukesha, SEWRPC is currently preparing a 5-year transit plan to evaluate the existing transit services, analyze changes that could be made, and make recommendations [...]