Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:49 am
Walker to host Small Business Summit
Gov. Scott Walker will host Wisconsin’s Small Business Summit to be held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Walker said he will speak about his efforts to improve Wisconsin’s business climate and get our state’s fiscal house in order to help create new jobs and retain existing employers.
“Small businesses are the engine of our state’s economy and continue to drive our economy forward,” Walker said. “As we deal with the effects of the global economic downturn, my administration is committed to listening to our small businesses and entrepreneurs on how we can create a strong partnership between the private sector and state government to promote job creation and stimulate our economy.”
Walker said Small Business Summit will give small business owners tools they need to help their businesses succeed, featuring educational workshops and access to Wisconsin’s business resources and leadership. The event will provide opportunities to connect with key state leaders and industry peers.
"This will be a unique opportunity for small business owners to meet the new leadership team in Governor Walker’s administration involved in job creation at key state agencies in Wisconsin,” said Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. “The cabinet secretaries who have been actively involved in improving our state’s business climate by streamlining processes, simplifying regulations and improving communications with stakeholders will be actively involved in the day’s events."
Attendees should register on-line at www.wheda.com by Oct. 25. The registration fee is $50, which includes breakfast and lunch.
Whitewater to host social media and entrepreneurs forum
National Social Media strategists will headline the University Wisconsin Whitewater’s Social Media for Business and Entrepreneurs forum on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
The social media program will be held at the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center from 1 to 4 p.m. and is designed to help small business owners, entrepreneurs and anyone else interested in using social media help grow their company or business or personal brand.
Sara Meaney, partner and vice president of Social Media and Public Relations at Milwaukee-based Hanson Dodge Creative, will be the keynote speaker at the Social Media for Business and Entrepreneurs forum, Meaney will share insights on why social media is more important now than ever in today’s competitive business climate driven by digital and mobile technology.
Other program highlights include a social media roundtable of regional experts who will present best-practices on how businesses and entrepreneur can enhance their brand, outreach and relationships with key stakeholders. Featured speakers include strategists from Edelman, Staples Marketing, American Standard Process and GMWrites.
Matt Scherer, an expert in online networking for businesses and individuals, will conclude the program with a presentation on how to use LinkedIn to enhance organizations’ reputations and online communities while building loyal stakeholder groups.
Cost to attend is $30. Registration includes free After-Hours Power Networking and refreshments. To register for the event, visit www.bit.ly/uwwic or call (262) 472-3165.