Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:50 am
Axford signs promotional deal with Wahl
Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford has signed an agreement to promote facial hair trimmers for Wahl Clipper Corp.
Wahl is conducting its annual Man of the Year contest, which recognizes one guy with the best beard, mustache or goatee. Wahl also recently launched a new three-in-one grooming system called the Triple Play Trimmer & Shaver powered by Lithium Ion technology that comes with a series of quick-change heads.
“Wahl is a company that knows great facial hair and recognizes guys who have it,” said Axford. “My mustache and I are proud to support Wahl’s Man of the Year contest and everything it stands for.”
Tempo Milwaukee seeks nominations for Mentor Award
Tempo Milwaukee is seeking nominations for its 22nd annual Tempo Mentor Awards. Award recipients will receive a $5,000 scholarship designated in their name to a woman at a four-year educational institution.
Eligible candidates include Milwaukee-area business and community leaders and professionals, Tempo members and corporations.
The awards luncheon, to be held Feb. 16, 2012, is is the organization’s signature event and is attended annually by more than 500 people from the Milwaukee Business Community.
For more information about nominations, click here.
Eihorn breaks off negotiations to purchase share of Mets
Milwaukee native David Einhorn, a New York hedge fund manager, has ended talks to take a $200 million minority stake in the New York Mets.
"I am disappointed to announce that I will not be purchasing an ownership interest in the New York Mets baseball team at this time,” said Einhorn. “It is clear that it will not be possible for me to consummate the transaction on the terms that the Sterling-Mets organization and I originally agreed to several months ago. The extensive nature of changes that were proposed to me at the last minute has made a successful transaction impossible.”
The Mets are seeking a minority investor because the team has had severe financial problems since owner Fred Wilpon became ensnared in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme and is facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by a court trustee seeking to recover money for Madoff’s other victims.
"We are very confident in the team’s plans — both off and on the field," said Wilpon. "We will engage with other individuals, some who have been previously vetted by Major League Baseball, along with other interested parties, regarding a potential minority investment into the franchise. My partners and I thank David for his interest in considering this opportunity and wish him well in the future."
Medical College presents women in science luncheon series
The Medical College of Wisconsin will host a Women in Science luncheon event on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Women’s Club of Wisconsin, 813 E. Kilbourne Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Michelle Johnson, Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at The Medical College of Wisconsin, will share the very personal story behind her research in stroke rehabilitation.
Johnson’s grandmother suffered a stroke, and after that, Johnson focused her research on developing robotics to assist stroke patients with their rehabilitation. Johnson is working on several prototypes at her lab at the Zablocki VA Medical Center.
Johnson will discuss her research in her presentation “The Future is Now: How Robotics Helps Stroke Patients.”
Johnson is a winner of the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation Award
The Women in Science luncheon series offers four programs annually that give the public an opportunity to meet outstanding female scientists and physicians. Series subscriptions are available for a suggested donation of $250, which supports an annual award for promising women scientists. Admission, lunch and parking are included.
For details, contact Pam Garvey, email@example.com or (414) 955-4703.
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.