BizTimes Milwaukee invites readers to get a jumpstart on 2010 by attending the annual Northern Trust Economic Trends Breakfast.
The breakfast, which will be presented by BizTimes Milwaukee on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee, will provide forecasts and insights about the year ahead in business.
The featured panelists for 2010 will be:
- Michael Knetter, Ph.D., the dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Business in Madison and a former U.S. presidential economist. Knetter will provide a macro-economic overview.
- Bob Arzbaecher, CEO of Actuant Corp., which is expanding and moving its global headquarters from Butler to a facility in Menomonee Falls. Actuant is a $1.2 billion diversified manufacturing company with facilities in 30 countries. Arzbaecher will discuss the outlook for global competition and manufacturing.
- Aaron Jagdfeld, CEO of Generac Power Systems Inc., which is growing in Waukesha and recently filed to become a publicly traded company. Generac manufactures portable residential power generators. Jagdfeld will provide the outlooks for manufacturing, innovation and energy.
- Andy Nunemaker, president of EMSystems LLC, a Milwaukee-based company that develops software systems for emergency rooms throughout the United States. EMSystems has acquired three other companies in the past 18 months and continues to grow. Nunemaker will discuss the outlooks for technology and health care.
For additional information or to register to attend, visit www.biztimes.com/trends.
The Milwaukee Society of Plastics Engineers will present "What Designers and Engineers Need to Know When Considering Tool Steel Selection & Coating and Finishes for Ultimate Productivity" on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Rd., Brookfield. Cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. For information or to register, click here.