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Business Cares: Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome to BizTimes Media’s Business Cares series, where we bring to you a focus on Diversity & Inclusion. Diverse workplaces and work teams are more innovative, creative and better for the bottom line.

We thank the 45 companies and organizations listed below for their sponsorship of this important section. Their investment reflects the level of engagement and intention these organizations are placing in diversity and inclusion. Their support also funds a D&I awareness campaign for the next month via print, digital and e-newsletter platforms.

We hope you’ll support them as they join all of us in working toward a more diverse and inclusive Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin region.

DAN MEYER, owner, publisher, BizTimes Media
KATE MEYER, owner, community engagement, BizTimes Media

🔒 Nwagbaraocha elected to National Association of Minority Contractors board

Ugo Nwagbaraocha, president and owner of Milwaukee-based Diamond Discs International, has been elected to serve on the national board of directors for The National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC). Nwagbaraocha is also president of the Wisconsin chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors.

🔒 Redevelopment of former Astronautics HQ moving forward without Sabir

A redevelopment project planned for the site of the former Astronautics headquarters in Milwaukee’s Thurston Woods neighborhood is moving forward even though Milwaukee entrepreneur JoAnne Sabir, who was initially named as a partner for the project, announced she is no longer taking part in it.

Northwestern Mutual investing $5 million to boost Black-owned businesses in Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual is investing a total of $5 million in Legacy Redevelopment Corp. and Northwest Side Community Development Corp., two Milwaukee-based community development financial institutions.

🔒 Milwaukee Rep names new chief diversity officer

Jermaine Murry has been named the chief diversity officer for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.

Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator seeking its next cohort

The Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator (NMBFA) is seeking its next cohort of Black founders of businesses.

Ald. Jose Perez elected president of Milwaukee Common Council

Milwaukee aldermen have elected 12th District Alderman Jose Perez to serve as president of the Milwaukee Common Council.

Nominations sought for Notable LGBTQ+ Executives feature

BizTimes Milwaukee is seeking nominations for its upcoming Notable LGBTQ+ Executives feature. Profiles of those selected will appear in the June 6, 2022 edition of the...

JCP Construction plans to grow workforce with $1.54 million Greater Milwaukee Foundation loan

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has made a $1.54 million loan to JCP Construction to assist the Milwaukee-based firm's growth and job creation plans.

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber launches new entrepreneur bootcamp with support from Harley-Davidson

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is seeking applicants for its newly announced LGBTQ+ Entrepreneur Bootcamp.

Three Near West Side BIPOC business owners get grants from Molson Coors

Three Milwaukee business owners operating out of the city’s Near West Side are the recipients of a $10,000 Tap the Future Grant from Molson Coors.