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MMAC World Trade Association’s International Manufacturers’ Roundtable Breakfast

Friday, August 22, 2014
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Join an exclusive group of the region’s manufacturers engaged in global trade. This roundtable breakfast will feature moderators Frank Bryant, Bryant Associates, and Ben Lanza, Medica International, who will kick off the program by asking, “How do you find a distributor you can trust and how do you engender trust in your distributor?”

The "International Manufacturers’ Roundtable" is a program designed to connect manufacturers with industry peers to share ideas and best practices related to exporting. Small to mid-size companies new to export strategies or just considering them may find this network extremely valuable.

Rockwell Clock Tower
Friday, August 22, 2014
Come join the Wisconsin Bike Fed and partnering Sponsors for a ride under the always-full Polish Moon (the Rockwell Clock Tower) in Walker’s point. The ride will include polka music played on the ride. The ride starts and ends at 2nd and Bruce Streets. The ride itself will be a slow, police-led, 11 mile parade style ride through the historic Polish neighborhoods on Milwaukee’s near south side. When the ride returns to 2nd and Bruce, there will be a block party featuring more live music and beverage offerings from Annodyne Coffee, Central Standard Craft Distillery, and Milwaukee Brewing Company.

Be sure to show up early enough to eat dinner though, because beginning at 6pm we will close the street and start the block party where Ben’s Cycle and Fitness/Milwaukee Bicycle Company will be grilling sausage, a taco truck for Mexican fare and Purple Door Ice Cream will be scooping up their fabulous ice cream. With ice cream, food, soda and a short, slow ride, this will be a family friendly ride and we encourage you to bring the kids to close out their summer vacation with a unique chance for them to ride safely on city streets

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Flambeau Forest Inn Flea Market

Flambeau Forest Inn
Saturday, August 23, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Second annual Flea Market! We are looking for vendors and shoppers. Looking for a variety of any and all things sellable (produce, antiques, craft items, rummage items, bakery, home canned goods, etc. Call Toni for more information. Space for sellers is FREE!! Just bring your own table/display.

Recycle Electronics to Benefit People with Disabilities

Pettit National Ice Center
Saturday, August 23, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
IndependenceFirst encourages consumers and businesses to recycle their old electronic devices.
Bring your computers, laptops, cell phones, tablets, appliances and TVs, computer accessories like mice and keyboards or household appliances, small electronics, fans and more. Because of increased disposal cost, there will be a charge of $10 for TV recycling for TVs of all tube sizes and wooden cabinet TVs. Flat panel TVs (LED, Plasma, LCD ) and Rear projection will be accepted for free as well as any other electronics. CRT computer monitors are also still free. The data destruction process for all donated laptops and computers will follow strict identity theft prevention standards.
Recycling old computer equipment will benefit IndependenceFirst providing opportunities for people with disabilities to obtain a computer they otherwise could not afford, develop crucial job pre-skills, gain information, seek jobs or housing, and get peer support.

For more information, call (414) 291-7520 V/Relay.

From Here to There to Here

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
September 4 - October 3
East Gallery and River Level Gallery
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 3, 6 - 9 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, September 3, 7:30 p.m.

Led by distinguished faculty members Kim Miller and Jason S. Yi, students exhibit their work created and inspired from their participation in the Thailand International Study Abroad Program.

MIAD Faculty Exhibition

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 19 - October 4
Frederick Layton Gallery
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 3, 6 - 9 p.m.

Featuring the innovative work of MIAD's talented and diverse art & design faculty. This biannual exhibition has long been a favorite of audiences in the MIAD and Milwaukee communities. Exhibiting artists include Shana McCaw & Brent Budsberg, Kim Miller and Paul Caster, among others.

Milwaukee County Zoo
Friday, September 5, 2014
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Horizon Home Care & Hospice’s 8th annual Life Lights event includes dinner, a one-mile candlelit sunset stroll, candle lighting ceremony and slide show to celebrate and memorialize the lives of loved ones lost. Community members, whether or not able to attend, are invited to submit photos of loved ones for the commemorative slide show. Email photos to or send by mail to Horizon Home Care & Hospice, Attention: Life Lights, 11400 West Lake Park Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53224. Photos will be returned, and the deadline for photo submissions is August 29. Please include the loved one’s name and a special statement of no more than 10-12 words (for example, “Best chef on the planet” or “Made me smile every day” or “Loving father & husband”).

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Friday, September 5, 2014
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Side-splitting and rollicking – the perfect blend of Comedy and Country Music.

Called “hilarious, brilliant, and drop-dead funny” by the Chicago Tribune, The Doyle & Debbie Show finds a washed-up country star and his newest singing partner dusting off their microphones and resurrecting a familiar signature sound. Singing 16 original hits, including “Stock Car Love” and “Blue Stretch Pants,” this hilarious send-up of country music duos will have you doubled-over with laughter and roaring for an encore.

Pere Marquette Park
Saturday, September 6, 2014
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Aussie professional photographer Luke Ballard is teaching 5 fun interactive photography workshops September 6-7 one weekend only in Milwaukee week 30 of 40 city tour Photographing America all ages and levels!

Luke has over 22 years experience, runs Remember Forever in 10 cities USA and Australia and regularly lectures at B & H Camera store NYC (Next August 11)

Pere Marquette and Downtown Saturday 6th September 9-1 Love Your Camera Int 2-6 Travel Photography 8-11 Night Photography Sunday 7th September 9-1 People and Family photos 2-6 Advanced Travel (use discount code weekend60 for 60% off or 646 736 3231

Reviews so far

Amazon deal

Video by Luke Ballard B & H event space

Henry Maier
Sunday, September 7, 2014
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dylan's Run for Autism

Dylan's Run for Autism will take place on Milwaukee's beautiful lakefront on Sunday, September 7, 2014. This 2 mile run/walk is a family-friendly event to support the autism community. All of the money raised at this event, stays right here, to help all of those in our community that are impacted by autism.

China Ningbo-Milwaukee Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference

Milwaukee Marriott Downtown
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
To further strengthen the partnership and economic ties between Ningbo and Milwaukee, Ningbo Municipal Government will hold a China Ningbo-Milwaukee Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference in Milwaukee. At the conference, Ningbo city leaders will introduce investment environment in Ningbo and business opportunities in our key industrial zones and industries.

China Ningbo-Milwaukee Education Cooperation Conference

Milwaukee Athletic Club
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join Ningbo and Milwaukee Government Officials and educational experts at the China Ningbo-Milwaukee Education Cooperation Conference, aimed to promote educational exchanges and cooperation among the educational institutions. Universities and schools from both cities will have the opportunity to share their knowledge in education systems, sign agreements to deepen the cooperation and seek new educational partnerships.

Shully's Watermark
Saturday, September 13, 2014
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sponsored by the Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise and North Shore Rotary Saturday, September 13, 2014 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Shully’s Watermark – 146 Green Bay Road, Thiensville, WI

Great food, live auction, live music! $75/Person Visit for tickets and more information.

Crack into deliciously-prepared lobster and help the volunteers of the Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise and MIlwaukee North Shore Rotary do even more good for our local and global communities.

LobsterFest is one of Ozaukee County’s most anticipated fundraising events and regularly sells out. While the exquisite Shully’s Cuisine in Thiensville never disappoints, it’s the fun and the cause that bring people back year after year. Don’t care for lobster? No problem, beef and vegetarian pasta options are also available.

We also cordially invite you to promote your organization and reward your customers by being a LobsterFest Sponsor. See the attached flyer for details.

About Rotary - LobsterFest is the premier fundraising event for the Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise and Milwaukee North Shore Rotary. To date the organizations has raised over $350,000. Rotarians live by their motto, “Service Above Self.” As a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders, we strive to serve local and global communities with a balanced program of hands-on projects and scholarships that address today’s challenges while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations.

Frame Park
Sunday, September 14, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Walk MS

National Multiple Sclerosis Society invites you to participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 10,000 children, women and men in Wisconsin living with multiple sclerosis. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts. Registration at: 9 am and the Walk at: 10 am on Sunday, September 14th. People can participate in Walk MS individually or as a team. Volunteers are also needed.

Pfister Hotel
Monday, September 15, 2014
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Growth, Leadership and Human Capital Conference

Attend ACG Wisconsin's Growth, Leadership and Human Capital Conference for advice and perspectives on corporate growth, recruiting and retention, and leadership and talent development from executives and national experts, as well as robust networking amongst top business talent with an anticipated 400+ attendees.

The GLHC Conference is designed for anyone who is interested in learning market leading strategies on how to recruit talent, and develop leadership within their organizations and drive corporate growth.

For a complete conference agenda and to register, visit

Grain Exchange
Monday, September 15, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kobrand Tour d'Italia 2014

Walk-Around Tastings with the Icons of Italian Wines, a community of exceptional, iconic wine producers and aficionados celebrating the best of what Italy has to offer.

Grain Exchange
September 15th 2:00 - 4:00 pm
225 East Michigan St., Milwaukee, WI 53202

Participating Wineries

Tenuta San Guido
Tenuta Sette Ponti
Tenute Silvio Nardi
Tenunta La Fuga
Tenute del Cabreo
Tenuta Campo al Mare
Tenuta TorCalvano
Tenuta di Nozzole
Santa Martina

Michele Chiarlo

Tenuta di Salviano

Agricola Punica

Feudo Maccari

Masi Agricola

Fernando Pighin & Figli


Event is open to WINE TRADE and MEDIA only.

Schlitz Park
Thursday, September 18, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Salus Schlitz Park Corporate Challenge

The 4th annual Salus Schlitz Park Corporate Challenge brings together some of the state’s most well-known companies for Wisconsin’s only corporate run/walk. The 5K run and two-mile walk rewards company participation, not just speed, and is designed to promote employee health and wellness through competition and camaraderie.

Last year more than 800 runners and walkers participated in the challenge. Forty companies have already signed up teams and among the new ones stepping up to the start line are BMO Global Asset Management, Boldt Construction and Edward Jones. They join a number returning teams including MillerCoors, GE, Milwaukee Electric Tool and Northwestern Mutual, all of which participated in the Corporate Challenge since inception.

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fundamentals of compressed air systems

Presenter: Gary Shafer, Owner, Shafer Consulting Services, Inc.
During this full-day course, we'll discuss how compressed air systems work, the benefits of optimal compressed air system performance, alternatives to using this expensive utility and waste minimization with point of use accountability. The impact of different compressor types, controls and efficiency measures—some quick and simple—will also be discussed. Ultimately, you'll learn what it takes to make better decisions when it comes to compressed air system changes, as well as how to tailor a compressed air system management action plan. Learn more and register today.

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A two-day Self-Storage Owner/Investor Executive Symposium which comprising of an Owner/Operator Executive Conference on day one and a Developers Conference on day two. Designed to prepare industry professionals for success in the rapidly growing self-storage marketplace.

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Color Purple

A magnificent Grammy-nominated musical saga.

Following the success of last year’s Ragtime, Mark Clements and his creative team reunite to bring you the hit musical based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. This glorious musical saga, spanning four decades, tells the unforgettable story of a woman who finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her own unique voice in the world. With a joyous Grammy-nominated score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, and blues, The Color Purple captures the hearts of young and old, and reminds us that “it only takes a grain of love to make a mighty tree.”
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