Events

—– Upcoming events ——

Spring 2015 – LOBBY DAY
Details to be determined.

Want an event in your community? Contact us!

—– Past events ——

2015

January 6 – Member Meeting
Members, check your email for time and location details.

2014

November 11 – Post-Election Analysis & Governmental Affairs Summit
Join state senators Dale Schultz and Bob Jauch, along with Lori Compas of the Wisconsin Business Alliance, Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, and others as we discuss the political lay of the land in Wisconsin.

October 16 – Get your business in the GREEN
In conjunction with Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, we’re offering business owners a chance to share their ideas about how state government can incentivize sustainable business practices.

October 3 – Carbon 101: Why your business should care
Join EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman and a panel of trail-blazing business leaders to learn about the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, why carbon monitoring and reduction is important, and how your firm’s carbon reduction efforts can help you stand out from your competition. The program is geared toward small- to medium-sized business owners, but everyone is welcome to attend. Learn more >

September 30 – MG&E Rate Changes – business info session
Hear from Ole Olson of Isthmus Engineering, Tyler Huebner of RENEW Wisconsin, and Lori Compas of the Wisconsin Business Alliance, and brainstorm next steps in the effort to oppose proposed rate changes.
8:00-9:30 am at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street, Madison
RSVP to kate_schachter@unioncab.com

June 7 – Door County Climate Change Forum
Details here.

“Get your town on the map”
We’re partnering with the Wisconsin Business Alliance Foundation to help businesses and communities around Wisconsin optimize their presence on Google Maps, Yelp, and other online resources. These resources are increasingly used by tourists, location scouts, and business owners to make important purchasing and relocation decisions. Get more information here.

May 19 – Coleman / Pound
May 20 – Pulaski
May 21 – Door County

March 18 – Attorney General Candidates Forum
Meet the candidates for Attorney General at 7pm (6:30 social time) on the third floor of the  beautifully renovated Madison Central Library. Forum moderated by WKOW’s Greg Neumann.

March 19 – LOBBY DAY
9am – noon, followed by dutch-treat lunch.

February 5 – Press visits announcing the Alliance’s legislative agenda
We will be visiting editorial boards on Feb. 5; members please email Lori@WisconsinBusinessAlliance.com if you’d like to attend.

January 24 – “Strong Towns” presentation followed by drinks and discussion
Fitchburg Public Library at 6:30pm
Our sister Foundation is a proud sponsor of this event. Learn how smart public policy can strengthen our downtowns — then join us for drinks and discussion afterward!
Learn more (Facebook event page) >

January 21 – Press conference – money in politics
State Capitol at 10am
On 4th Anniversary of the Citizens United decision, we will be participating in a press conference in the Assembly Parlor at the State Capitol at 10am.  We will urge the legislature to pass AJR50, which would allow Wisconsin citizens to vote on the issue of unlimited campaign spending. This event is free and open to the public; Alliance members are encouraged to attend.

2013

November 13 – First Annual Member Meeting – In Madison, upstairs at Brocach on the Capitol Square. Drop in anytime from 5-7pm. Brief program at 5:30.

November 7-8 – UW-Fox Valley – Executive Director Lori Compas will present and serve on panels at “It’s Here: The Federal Health Insurance Marketplace in Wisconsin,” sponsored by Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service.

November 6 – New Lisbon – Executive Director Lori Compas will present “The Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business” to the New Lisbon and Mauston chambers of commerce. 5:30pm at the New Lisbon City Hall.

October 23 – Madison – Executive Director Lori Compas will present “The Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business” to the High Tech Meetup.

October 16 – Twin Lakes – Executive Director Lori Compas presented “The Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business” to the Twin Lakes Chamber of Commerce at 11:30am.

October 20 – Wausau – Executive Director Lori Compas spoke as part of the “Essence of Democracy” series at the First UU Church of Wausau at 2pm.

October 21 – Peshtigo – Executive Director Lori Compas presented “The Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business” to the Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce. Details forthcoming.

September 26 – Cambridge – Executive Director Lori Compas presented “The Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business” to the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce at 8am.

September 24 – Wausau – Executive Director Lori Compas presented “The Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business” to the Wausau Chamber of Commerce at 8am. Mary Ellen Schill of Ruder Ware and Dr. Corrine Norrbom will then join Compas for Q&A.

September 20 – Rice Lake – Executive Director Lori Compas presented “The Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business” to the Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce at 8am.

September 20 – Cumberland – Executive Director Lori Compas presented “The Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business” to the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce at 11am.

September 19 – Sparta – Executive Director Lori Compas presented “The Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business” to the Sparta Chamber of Commerce at 7pm.

September 11 – DePere – Executive Director Lori Compas presented “The Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business” to the DePere Chamber of Commerce (RSVP here)

July 25-30 – GoWisco bike ride! This leisurely, week-long bike ride crossed the state to explore great local restaurants, inns, and brew pubs. This first year was a small trial run as we gear up for a bigger ride in 2014!

July 24 – Press conference regarding money in politics. Executive Director Lori Compas delivered comments from our members to a packed press conference. Read a summary here.

July 18 – Happy Hour in Wausau. RedEye Brewing Co, 612 Washington Street, from 5-7pm.

April 17 – LOBBY DAY. Brief recap here.

April 18 – Happy Hour in Appleton. 5:30-7pm at Stone Cellar Brew Pub, 1004 S Olde Oneida Street.

March 15 – Happy Hour in Madison. 5-7pm at Atomic Koi, 2685 Research Park Drive in Fitchburg.

March 21 – Celebrate 25 years of the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act, one of the first state family and medical leave laws. At the State Capitol in Madison: 11am Roundtable Discussion of WI FMLA – Room 425 SW, Noon Press Conference – Assembly Parlor

March 21 – Happy Hour in Eau Claire. 5:30-7 at Mogie’s Pub. 

February 21 – Happy Hour in Milwaukee. 5-7pm at Brocach on Water Street.

2012

December 7 – Holiday Happy Hour in Madison.