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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Carroll University names first executive director in department of business
April 17, 2014 10:00 AM
Carroll University’s Department of Business, Accounting and Economics has hired its very first executive director as the department evolves into a full-fledged school of business.
After a national search, the Waukesha-based school selected Carol Tallarico to fill the newly created position, effective July 1.

Tallarico is an economist and author with an award-winning career in the classroom. She most recently served as a professor of economics at Dominican University in River Forest, Ill. During part of her tenure at Dominican, Tallarico was the undergraduate chair of the Brennan School of Business. In this capacity, she largely focused on securing the school’s AACSB accreditation.

Among Tallarico’s teaching accolades is the Oscar Miller Award for Teaching Excellence, distributed by the University of Illinois at Chicago, where Tallarico completed a Ph.D. in economics.

Tallarico’s published books and monographs include “Does Simultaneity Matter? The Relationship between Economic Growth and the Socio-Political Environment” and “Global Peace through Commerce: A Real Possibility?”

Additionally, Tallarico has authored articles for leading academic journals and given presentations at many conferences on business and economics.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Tallarico into the Carroll University community,” said Dr. Joanne Passaro, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the university. “She is an entrepreneurial and innovative leader who is highly regarded among her peers. We look forward to working with Carol, the business faculty and our many stakeholders to transition the department into a premier school of business that will achieve AACSB accreditation over the next five to 10 years.”

The search for the department’s executive director was led by Terry Murphy, a member of Carroll University’s Board of Trustees, with help from Myers McRae Executive Search and an interviewing panel of eight Carroll representatives.

“After a comprehensive search process, I am pleased the university was able to attract someone with Carol’s talents to lead the Department of Business Accounting and Economics into the next phrase of its strategic development,” Murphy said. “Carol brings with her outstanding academic credentials and a level of energy and enthusiasm that will be contagious with everyone who has the opportunity to work with her.”

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LBWN announces summer internship program
April 17, 2014 10:00 AM
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Inc. is building on the success of its Mobile Bike Hub with a new summer internship program that will teach area teens far more than the mechanics of basic bike repairs.
While Mobile Bike Hub interns will learn necessary repair skills, such as how to install brakes and clean and lubricate bikes, they will also gain valuable soft skills needed in the workplace – skills related to customer service and time management.

The Mobile Bike Hub was launched in May 2013 as part of LBWN's commitment to promoting healthy living and youth education and leadership. The nonprofit organization is focused on community development in Milwaukee's Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park neighborhoods.

The hub acts as a mobile bike repair shop, roving throughout south side neighborhoods to assist residents with free bike tune-ups and reparations. During its first year of operation, the hub serviced more than 270 bikes.

The launch of LBWN's summer internship program, slated for mid-June, trails a nine-week winter training program that was also focused on bike maintenance and repair. The program ran from February through the start of April and familiarized six Milwaukee high school students with tools and strategies needed for repairs.

LBWN announced its new internship program during an April 10 graduation ceremony honoring those students who completed winter training.

Two summer interns will be selected from the pool of six winter trainees. The interns, who will each work 13 to 15 hours per week from June through the end of August, will be compensated through funding from the Charles D. Jacobus Family Foundation and State Farm Insurance.

The internship program paves an avenue for LBWN to stimulate community engagement among younger generations, according to Jezamil Vega-Skeels, neighborhood planner at LBWN.

"It's always good to maintain that relation because they're going to be the future leaders of the neighborhood," Vega-Skeels said.

The internship program is also acting as a catalyst in the development of community role models, Vega-Skeels said.

"They're becoming an example for those other young adults who are coming to get their bikes repaired," she said.

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MillerCoors earns World Beer Cup accolades
April 17, 2014 10:00 AM
MillerCoors received several honors at the 2014 World Beer Cup.
Seven MillerCoors beers received individual honors, and Coors Brewing Company and MillerCoors head brewmaster Dr. David Ryder was also recognized.

“At every step, from ingredients to brewing to packaging, our team at MillerCoors is devoted to brewing the highest quality beers in America,” said Ryder. “The World Beer Cup is one of the most prestigious competitions in brewing, so to have our excellence recognized by the judges at the World Beer Cup is a true honor.”

The 2014 World Beer Cup awards were announced in Denver, Colo., on Friday, April 11.

Following is the complete list of brand medals won by MillerCoors:
* Coors Light – American-Style Lager or Light Lager or Pilsener
* George Killian’s Irish Red -- Irish-Style Red Ale
* Winterfest (AC Golden Brewing Company) – American-Style Amber Lager
* Miller Genuine Draft -- American-Style Lager or Light Lager or Pilsener
* Icehouse – American-Style Cream Ale
* Coors Banquet – American-Style Lager or Light Lager or Pilsener
* Henry Weinhard’s Blue Boar (Blitz-Weinhard Brewing) – American Style Cream Ale
The 2014 World Beer Cup featured competition in 94 styles of beer, with 4,754 individual beers entered. Those beers came from 1,403 breweries and 58 countries.

Glendale-based Sprecher Brewing also took home two medals for its beers. The Black Bavarian, its signature beer, won a gold medal in the German-style Scwarzbier category, and Shakparo, a West African-style beer, earned a bronze medal.

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WisconsinBiz: 'Remaking Wisconsin'
April 17, 2014 11:00 AM
BizTimes Media proudly announces the publication of the second annual edition of WisconsinBiz.
The 2014 edition of WisconsinBiz is now available in print and online.

WisconsinBiz is an annual publication that serves as a resource to help Wisconsin companies grow and to help recruit businesses from other states to move to Wisconsin.

The theme for this year's publication is "Remaking Wisconsin: Collaboration and Innovation Are Shaping the New Economy."

The publication illustrates emerging Wisconsin business developments and trends and highlights the work being done across each of the state's 72 counties to grow a strong and vibrant economy.

To read the digital edition of WisconsinBiz, visit

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Walker gives green light to Marquette police force
April 17, 2014 11:00 AM
Marquette University can officially form its own campus police department, thanks to a bill signed Monday by Gov. Scott Walker.
The bill, Assembly Bill 768, allows the university to operate its own police force and have a staff of university police officers who will hold the same authority as Milwaukee police officers.

Marquette’s Public Safety officers previously have not had the authority to write tickets or arrest individuals. The bill bolsters their powers.

Under the bill, campus officers will have powers to “maintain order, detect and prevent crime, enforce laws and ordinances, and make arrests or violations of laws and ordinances,” according to a statement from the governor’s office.

“Marquette University has a proven track record of deterring crime and ensuring the safety of students,” Walker said. “This bill will allow for continued partnership between the university and the Milwaukee Police Department and is a great example of cooperation between the state, local government and the private sector.”

The Law Enforcement Standards Board will outline the training and certification standards for each Marquette police officer.

The need for a campus police force at Marquette is part of a broader initiative to equip campuses across the country with police departments. After Virginia Tech lost more than 30 people in a 2007 shooting, the Governor’s Task Force on Campus Safety pushed for Wisconsin to join several other states in granting private colleges and universities the right to have their own police divisions.

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Trick to lead Racine County EDC
April 17, 2014 11:00 AM
Jenny Trick has been named the new executive director of the Racine County Economic Development Corp., effective immediately.
Trick has worked at the RCEDC for 22 years, most recently as deputy director and business development division manager. She was responsible for recruiting and retaining businesses.

“Jenny is the right person for the job,” said Tom Shinners, past president, who led the search committee. “Her experience in Racine County is extensive and she is a valuable asset to public and private sectors.”

Trick succeeds Gordy Kacala, who announced his retirement in November 2013 after 24 years as executive director of the organization.

“Jenny is a dynamic leader and understands what is needed to grow our local economies,” said Bryan Albrecht, president of RCEDC.

The RCEDC leads economic development in Racine County by providing business, community and workforce development services.

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Milwaukee Biz Blog: Why a three-year-old should lead strategy on your next campaign
April 17, 2014 11:00 AM
Some agencies perfect the art of the “yes man.” With a cheery nod and an overly energetic pep to its step, the company scampers off and does exactly what the client has outlined for it. Best. Agency. EVER. Right?
Maybe for the project launching, but a go-live isn't the full barometer for success.

Read more in Monday’s Milwaukee Biz Blog by Bruce Dierbeck of BVK in Milwaukee.

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Bubbler Quote of the Week
April 17, 2014 11:00 AM

“Milwaukee's local talent pool has enabled Provade to continually grow and innovate. We have successfully transitioned from Silicon Valley to the Midwest and have been able to find highly talented individuals. Milwaukee's central location provides the perfect backdrop for a global organization expanding its reach into new markets. We are happy to be a part of this thriving community and look forward to deepening our roots as we continue to develop new products and services.”
~Edward Jackson, president of Provade
Read the entire BizTimes Milwaukee cover story by Dan Shafer: The Milwaukee advantage: Provade thrives after moving from Silicon Valley.

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BizTimes Bubbler Executive of the Week: Jorge Franco
April 17, 2014 11:00 AM

Jorge Franco, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Wisconsin
Address: 1021 W. National Ave., Milwaukee
Industry: Nonprofit economic and workforce development association
Staff: 12 paid and unpaid staff members

Why were you interested in taking over the helm of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Wisconsin?
“Initially, I was involved in helping the HCCW to recruit and find its next CEO to build upon the wonderful foundation established by Maria Monreal-Cameron, the HCCW’s past CEO, who served for 24 years. Given the complexity of the new generation HCCW business model and its rapidly emerging Hispanic growth markets, I was recruited and asked by the board of directors to serve as HCCW chairman, president and CEO. I am honored and excited to accept this prestigious leadership position along with its many challenges, given my love for Hispanic business development and desire to be of service to others, who risk everything to enter into self-employment to own their own businesses and achieve the American dream.”

Why do Milwaukee and Wisconsin need the HCCW?
“The region and the state are in great need of a strategically aligned nonprofit Hispanic business organization in order to help tap the unique growth opportunity for the state and the overall economy as it pertains to high growth Hispanic markets. As we so often said on Capitol Hill during my years as a volunteer in support of the Hispanic enterprise public policy agenda, we Hispanics are no longer only employees and consumers. We are now also employers and investors with an opportunity to drive great influence in the American economy. Indeed, it is an exciting time to be Hispanic, and we must rise to accept our leadership role in this economy in a manner that drives and facilitates substantial Hispanic influence and success.”

What are your priorities for the chamber in the coming year?
“We are focused on expanding the services of the HCCW to deepen its business services, access to capital programming and corporate and government advocacy on behalf of our members, and substantially increase our public policy influence. We also now advance the training and overall workforce development needs of our Hispanic community and our partner industries who wish to tap into the underutilized (unemployed and underemployed) and abundant Hispanic human capital to meet their skills gap needs. The state’s high growth Hispanic workforce maintains and is known for its outstanding work ethic and positive workplace attitude.”

How many chamber members do you currently have?
“We have approximately 500 chamber members from numerous organizations and businesses, while we work to prepare ourselves for a major membership drive and related outreach in the months to come.”

Do you have a business mantra?
“Helping people succeed”

From a business standpoint, who do you look up to?
“My parents, who instilled in me the traditional outstanding Hispanic work ethic. I am deeply grateful for their hard work and sacrifice to help our family grow out of poverty and succeed.”

What was the best advice you ever received?
“Support and honor the team who works with you in service to their needs. Happy team members make for happy clients. Also, take the opportunities you have before you. Windows of opportunity often emerge and then close quickly.”

What do you like to do in your free time?
“I enjoy relaxation and deep meditation, which helps me decompress and recharge. I also enjoy the outdoors, riding Harleys in various parts of the country, and spending time with good friends.”

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Hot Bubbler Books
April 17, 2014 11:00 AM
Five bestselling business books you should read:
1. “Forty Chances,” by Howard Buffett
2. “Promise of a Pencil,” by Adam Braun
3. “Hard Thing about Hard Things,” by Ben Horowitz
4. “Transforming Pain to Power,” by Daniel Beaty
5. “Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!” by Lori Greiner

Courtesy of 800 CEO Read.

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Bubbler Calendar
April 17, 2014 11:15 AM

*Thursday, April 17, through Saturday, April 19, Newaukee continues its third annual YPWeek, a conference designed to bring young professionals together and engage them in discussions about issues impacting their generation and Milwaukee. The conference, which kicked off on Saturday, April 12, is featuring 30 events at 25 Milwaukee locations total. Remaining highlights include a reverse job fair at the Milwaukee Art Museum on Thursday and a lock-in at the Milwaukee Public Museum on Saturday night. Most YPWeek events are free and open to the public. For a complete lineup of events, visit

*Tuesday, April 22, Milwaukee’s Office of Environmental Sustainability and Rock the Green together will host the third annual Earth Day Celebration at the CityCenter, located at 735 N. Water St. in downtown Milwaukee. The event, free and open to the public, will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live music on a bicycle-pedal powered stage, eco-educational booths, and organic lunch items served on compostable serving ware. The celebration will also feature remarks by Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Robert Bauman, Milwaukee’s Office of Environmental Sustainability and Rock the Green. Each will touch on Milwaukee’s sustainability efforts and future plans.

*Thursday, April 24, FUEL Milwaukee will host “Purely Social @ Oak.” The social networking event, part of a FUEL Milwaukee event series, will include complimentary appetizers and drink specials, “mix and mingle” activities, and socializing with area professionals. The free event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Oak is located at 231 E. Buffalo St. in Milwaukee. For more information or to register, visit

*Saturday, April 26, IndependenceFirst will hold an e-cycle drive in the parking lot of the Pettit National Ice Center, located at 500 S. 84th St. in Milwaukee. The drive will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will collect computers, large appliances, televisions and other electrical equipment. All computer donations will support IndependenceFirst’s Computer Recycling Program, which gives free computers to people with disabilities. The e-cycle drive is made possible with assistance from AT&T, River Run Computers, Digital Recyclers, Rocket Clicks and the Pettit Center. For more information, visit

*Tuesday, April 29, the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will present an information session for young professionals on “Leveraging LinkedIn to Enhance Your Professional Brand.” The session is part of Summit Young Professionals, the chamber’s young professional group that meets monthly for social and educational events. The program will help attendees understand how to optimize their LinkedIn profile, network effectively and demonstrate their expertise. The program will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ottawa University – Brookfield, located at 245 S. Executive Dr. #110. Cost is $15 for Summit members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Lunch will be included. For more information or to register, click here.

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BizTimes Poll Question
April 17, 2014 11:00 AM
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Erica Breunlin BizTimes Bubbler Weekly is compiled by BizTimes Milwaukee reporter Erica Breunlin. This bulletin is published every Thursday morning. Send news tips to or call her at (414) 336-7121.

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