Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:46 am
- Friday, Feb. 3 SCORE Southeast Wisconsin Chapter will host a business workshop entitled Social Media: a Marketing Must at Milwaukee County Research Park, 10437 Innovation Drive in Wauwatosa, Room 121 from 9 a.m. to noon. Attendees will learn techniques of using Facebook, Twitter and other social media resources to increase awareness and sales and to build customer loyalty. David Gee, president of Sales Sherpas, a marketing consulting firm, and an adjunct professor of marketing at University of Wisconsin – Madison will lead the workshop. Cost to attend is $35 per person, and $20 for each additional person from the same firm. Advance reservations are required for admission, and can be obtained by calling SCORE Southeast Wisconsin at 414-297-3942 or by visiting its website, www.scoresewisconsin.org.
- Monday, Feb. 6 State representative, Paul Farrow and Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakaas will host the second of two listening sessions where they plan to seek public input on the future of higher education in Waukesha County. The session will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. at the UW-Waukesha, Lunt Fontanne Theatre. The effort is aimed at helping more students achieve post-secondary education, meeting the needs of area employers and increasing economic development. Farrow and Vrakas will participate in the discussions and so will Barbara Prindiville, Ph.D., president of WCTC, Harry Muir, Ph.D., campus executive officer and dean of UW-Waukesha, Doug Hastad, Ph.D., president of Carroll University and Suzanne Kelley, president of the Waukesha County Business Alliance. The discussions will focus on three primary questions, and attendees will have the opportunity to offer personal testimony on topics including: How can higher education impact economic development in Waukesha County? What are the barriers to students in Waukesha County that are preventing them from reaching their career goals, and what roles should UW-Waukesha and WCTC play in providing the educational needs for the students in Waukesha County? Attendees who do not wish to speak publicly will have the opportunity to submit individual comments. Those unable to attend can find live updates of the meetings and offer online comments at https://www.facebook.com/EDUwaukesha. The discussions will be moderated by Ernst Franzen, associate editorial page editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Saturday, Feb. 11 Sprecher Brewery will be transformed into Lou Zar’s Speakeasy for a 1920’s Valentine’s Day murder mystery dinner. The event will begin with a brewery tour followed by a 3-course themed dinner complete with Sprecher beers and gourmet sodas. During the dinner someone in the “family” gets murdered, mobsters appear and comic mayhem ensues. Guests are encouraged to hone their sleuthing skills because the killer could be anyone in the room. Tour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the dinner at 5:30 and a cash bar from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person and seating is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 414.964.2739. Period costumes are encouraged. Additional information can be found online at: www.sprecherbrewery.com.