Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:51 am
Saturday, May 14 through Sunday, May 15 The 12th annual Milwaukee NARI Spring Home Improvement Showcase will be held throughout southeastern Wisconsin. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The Spring Showcase is produced by the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc., and sponsored by Marvin Windows in conjunction with Weather-Tek Design Center and by Kohler Co. in conjunction with First Supply. The event will allow attendees to view 19 recently completed remodeling and home improvement projects from Milwaukee/NARI contractors at homes throughout southeastern Wisconsin. For more information visit: www.milwaukeenari.org
Tuesday, May 17 the Waukesha County Technical College’s Small Business Center and the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce will host Gary King, motivational speaker and creator of The Power of Truth, at the Richard T Anderson Center from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The workshop is designed to help help entrepreneurs, small business owners and business professionals at every stage experience the true power of living and operating from complete personal honesty and integrity. The workshop is “inspirational from the heart, not motivational to the head.” Cost to attend is $25, or $20 for Pewaukee Chamber members. Light refreshments will be served. For more information and to register online, click here, or call Kathy Eckhardt, Pewaukee Chamber executive director, at 262.691.8851.
Wednesday, May 18 Women’s FOCUS will hold a business luncheon with speaker Patti Genko, owner of Patti Genko Communications, LLC at Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Road., Mequon beginning at 11:30 a.m. After serving as a broadcast professional for 25 years, Genko founded her company after seeing a need for message on hold services for businesses. The business has expanded over the years to incorporate many aspects of communications. Genko continues to use her talents in radio broadcasting and speaks to groups on using communications effectively. Cost to attend is $17 per person; reservations can be made by going to www.womensfocus.org.
Wednesday, May 18 The Milwaukee Press Club and Marquette University Law School will co-present "What Now, Milwaukee? A Forum on the Future of Wisconsin’s Largest City.” The Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., will feature the city’s top political, business and education leaders in a pragmatic panel discussion of how Milwaukee can move forward, given new budget realities. The panelists at the forum will include: Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton, Greater Milwaukee Committee president Julia Taylor, and Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce president Tim Sheehy. The panel discussion will be moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette Law School, and will be followed by questions from the audience. The forum will begin promptly at noon. A light lunch will be provided. The forum will be part of the Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon series. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the event, click here.
Friday, May 20 The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will host former Lt. Gov. Margaret Farrow as the guest speaker at its next IBA breakfast meeting at the Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. from 7 to 9 a.m. To register visit www.ibaw.com
Tuesday, May 24 The Racine County Economic Development Corporation will host it’s 28th Annual Anniversary Celebration at the Racine Marriott, 7111 Washington Ave., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Governor Scott Walker and Jeff Koser, CEO of Selling to Zebras Inc will keynote a presentation, “Economic Recovery: Are You Getting Your Share?” Networking and appetizers will also be available and community awards will also be presented to: Joyce Anderson for husband, Brian Anderson; William McReynolds, former Racine County Executive; Jim Beere, president, Pioneer Products, Inc.; Burlington Veterans Memorial Building Group. Cost to attend is $25 per person. To register, www.racinecountyedc.org.
Thursday, May 26 The Professional Women’s Development Network, a group of the Waukesha County Business Alliance, will hold its third event of 2011 on at Crowne Plaza Milwaukee-West in Wauwatosa. Sandy Botham, head coach of UW-Milwaukee Women’s Basketball, will speak about her experiences through the topic of “Creating a Vision: Achieving Success Through Your Team.” Networking and registration will begin at 7:15 followed by the program at 8 a.m. Cost to attend is $25 for Alliance members or $40 for nonmembers. For more information on the network and series, and to register for the May event, visit www.waukesha.org.
Wednesday, June 1 WCTC Small Business Connections Networking Group Meeting will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the WCTC Richard T Anderson Education Center, 800 Main St. in Pewaukee. Join Craig Okata of CO Industries LLC will discuss how to increase income by creating repeat customers with a new and powerful technique using cell phone marketing. Event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. To register visit: www.wctc.edu/smallbizmeeting