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Alliance Joins 50 Chambers in Calling For End of $300 Federal Unemployment Benefit

May 18th, 2021|

The Alliance joined 50 chambers of commerce from across the state – including Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state chamber – in sending a letter to Gov. Tony Evers and lawmakers urging them to end federal pandemic related unemployment benefit programs that are contributing to Wisconsin’s workforce shortage, and instead use American Rescue Plan funds [...]

Alliance Supports Senate Bill 78 ‘Pathways to Employment’ Through Expungement

May 18th, 2021|

Just as before the pandemic, our employers need employees. Reforming our expungement system is one tool to help get unemployed and underemployed talent off the sidelines and into the workforce. We simply cannot adequately fuel Wisconsin’s booming economy for the long term if we do not address the state’s labor shortage. Expungement provides non-violent offenders [...]

WCTC Hosts Alliance Manufacturing Members

April 16th, 2021|

This week, Waukesha County Technical College hosted tours of its Integrated Manufacturing Center for Alliance manufacturing members. The tours provided an opportunity to strengthen the partnership between manufacturers and WCTC, further supporting the pipeline of talent in Waukesha County. To learn more about WCTC's manufacturing programs and training, click here.

Alliance Continues Advocacy Efforts on 94 East-West

April 5th, 2021|

Last week, the Alliance joined a coalition of 25+ organizations urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to support the timely reevaluation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the reinstatement of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the I-94 East-West reconstruction and expansion project. In addition, the Alliance provided public comments in support of the [...]

Alliance Members Among Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards Honorees

April 5th, 2021|

The Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) awards program is continuing the tradition of celebrating manufacturers’ accomplishments, even if it looks a little different this year. In a traditional year, the MOTY Awards would be announced at an evening reception to recognize the impact manufacturing has on Wisconsin and a chance to showcase excellence in [...]

Alliance Hosts Superintendent / President Roundtables

March 17th, 2021|

School District of Waukesha Superintendent Jim Sebert WCTC President Rich Barnhouse Over the last month, the Alliance has hosted superintendent / president roundtables for business leaders to hear from Waukesha County Technical College President Rich Barnhouse and School District of Waukesha Superintendent Jim Sebert. The Alliance welcomes future opportunities to connect the business community with [...]

Suzanne Kelley Featured by Ixonia Bank

March 15th, 2021|

Suzanne Kelley, President & CEO of the Waukesha County Business Alliance, spoke to Wendy Sowinski, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Ixonia Bank, about the current state of Waukesha County's business community. Additionally, Suzanne shared insights into what shaped her career to help prepare her to lead such a vital organization and play a [...]

I-94 East-West: WisDOT Public Involvement Meeting

March 15th, 2021|

WisDOT is holding a virtual public involvement meeting for the I-94 East-West Corridor project tonight, March 16 from 6-8 p.m. Completion of the I-94 East-West project has been a longtime policy priority of the Waukesha County Business Alliance. The Alliance will submit comments in support of this project and we encourage you to do the [...]

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Employer On-Site Clinics & Current Vaccine Eligibility

March 15th, 2021|

Employer On-Site Vaccine Clinic Requests Due This WednesdayBeginning this week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is opening a process for vaccinators to request a dedicated vaccine supply for employer-based closed clinics. The vaccinator will need to submit information, such as the location, timeframe, and number of doses, to seek approval from DHS. Requests [...]

Export Trade: Will It Continue in the Biden Administration?

March 3rd, 2021|

By Roxanne Baumann, Director Global Engagement, WMEP Manufacturing Solutions International trade goes back 1,000 of years because no country has enough raw materials or goods to be self-sufficient.  Historically, export trade is a huge lift for economic growth; raising incomes, creating jobs, reducing prices, sparking innovation, extending product life cycles, and increasing workers' earning power. [...]