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2020 M&D Report

November 20th, 2020|

While businesses have faced volatility and uncertainty in recent years, the speed and scale of change increased dramatically in early 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic. Sikich conducted its 2020 Manufacturing and Distribution Survey in early March, as the virus began to significantly impact American society and business. Although the pandemic has fundamentally transformed the business [...]

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 [...]

Waukesha County Technical College students will benefit from historic credit transfer agreement

August 12th, 2020|

Waukesha County Technical College students seeking to transfer credits to one of the state’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities will have a much easier time in the future thanks to a historic, comprehensive credit transfer agreement. More than a dozen popular introductory courses are included in the agreement, such as chemistry, psychology and speech. Under [...]

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 [...]