Milwaukee SPE chapter to hold seminar on improvement
The Milwaukee chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers will hold a seminar on "Making More Money by Molding Better Parts" on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Sheraton Milwaukee, 375 S. Moorland Road in Brookfield.

The event is dedicated to saving costs for plastic injection molders and related companies by reducing down time, increasing production and educating manufacturing process teams. It will feature a panel discussion that will discuss injection all aspects of the molding process, from molds, materials and molding to the finished part.

Cost is $30 for Milwaukee SPE members, $18 for guests attending with an SPE member and $35 for non-members. For more information or to make a reservation, call Mark Brandstaetter at (262) 781-7122 or email

Newsmaker Luncheon to focus on sick leave mandate
The public is invited to the next Milwaukee Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon, which will discuss the city of Milwaukee’s new sick leave mandate. The event will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub at 137 E. Wells St. in downtown Milwaukee. Cost is $15 for Milwaukee Press Club members, $20 for non-members and $10 for students. Lunch is included. Pre-registration and advance payment is required and may be done online at For more information, contact the Milwaukee Press Club at (414) 588-9571.

The Northern Trust Economic Trends Breakfast will be presented by BizTimes Milwaukee on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. Featured speakers will include Michael Knetter, dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Business; Jeff Mayers, president of; Jerry Shereshewski, CEO of; Richard Meeusen, chairman, president and CEO of Badger Meter; and Jane Cooper, founder, president and CEO of Patient Care. The cost to attend is $50 per person or $500 per corporate table of 10. Call (414) 336-7112 or visit for more information.

"Non-Family Managers in the Family Business: How to Work with Them, Keep Them and Help Them" seminar will take place Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Family Business Center at the University of Wisconsin School of Business in Madison. The event is designed for non-family managers and for business owners and family members who want to keep, encourage and collaborate with their key non-family managers for business success. The cost to attend is $200 per company. Pre-registration is required. For more information, visit

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