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Mount Mary University
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Mount Mary University, Voices of Leadership

Hear from two renowned speakers - Doris Christoper, Founder and Chairman of The Pampered Chef, will share her story of starting her business from her basement to growing it into a multi-million dollar enterprise. And, Betsy Myers, who founded Bentley's Center for Women and Business, will also share her experience working for both the Clinton and Obama Administrations on women's issues, as well as her work with the Small Business Administration.

Both women have the true spirit of entrepreneurship.

The Wisconsin Center
Friday, March 6, 2015
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Grand Slam Charity Jam

Kapco and a number of generous partners are pleased to present the fifth annual Grand Slam Charity Jam that will benefit Camp Hometown Heroes, a camp for children who’ve lost a parent, sibling or other loved one who served in the U.S. military, and other Southeastern Wisconsin charities. This is a can’t miss, high-energy, visually stunning and extremely fun annual sell- out event. The event features a number of national celebrities and special guests. You never know what star or VIP guest will be sitting next to you at this great party!

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Five Presidents
World Premiere Event! Brilliantly intellectual and darkly funny — not to be missed.

From Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (Six Feet Under, The West Wing, and House of Cards), comes a funny and incisive new drama about the meeting of America’s most exclusive club – the ex-presidents. Obliged to gather together on the day of Richard Nixon’s funeral, four “exes” and one “current” vent frustrations, revisit old grievances, and reveal the toll that it takes on any person foolish enough to seek the highest office in the land.

Wisconsin Center, Ballroom D
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
VISIT Milwaukee Presents Zappos Customer Service Training

It can be tough keeping customer service training interesting and fresh - and yet, continuous training is critical for hospitality business managers and front-line staff. Hit the “refresh” button. Come learn from our Zappos guest speaker as he shares the secrets to Zappos’s culture of customer service. 75 minutes of training for only $15/person. (Group rates are available.)

Times: Repeating sessions at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Brought to you by the team of VISIT Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, the Greater Milwaukee Hotel & Lodging Association, MATC, WCTC and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

About Jon
Jon Wolske is the Culture Evangelist for Zappos Insights, a part of the Zappos Family of companies headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. He has been a part of the Zappos culture growth for six years.

4th Annual Worker’s Compensation Spring Symposium

Country Springs Hotel
Thursday, March 12, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Attendance is complimentary but space is limited for this half day event.
Please RSVP to Chelsie Springstead:
The Lindner & Marsack worker’s compensation team has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s preeminent worker’s compensation defense practices. You now have the opportunity to join our first tier ranked team for a half-day morning worker’s compensation seminar.
Our fourth annual symposium will discuss several hot topics in worker’s compensation including the top worker’s compensation trends in 2015 and 2016, the future landscape of the Wisconsin worker’s compensation system, a journey through a typical physical IME and more. Breakfast will be served.

St. Francis of Assisi Gospel Music Workshop

St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Saturday, March 14, 2015
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Nationally known clinician M. Roger Holland, II encourages anyone who appreciates Gospel music to attend his workshop at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. He is an energetic clinician who passionately shares his gift of music in the Gospel tradition while integrating contemporary musical influences. The $15-per-person fee includes all music materials, a continental breakfast, and lunch. To reserve your spot by March 6, call 414.374.5750, ext. 10 or email

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The ‘V’ in HVAC: design and control of ventilation systems

Presenter: John Murphy, LEED AP, Trane
March 17 in Milwaukee
Ventilation is critical for making a building safe and comfortable. Join us to discuss ventilation fundamentals, the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1, various types of ventilation systems, energy saving ventilation strategies and how to design and control dedicated outdoor air systems. Learn more and register today at

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2015 Program: Taking It To The Next Level

Striving for success. Continuous process improvement. Taking it to the next level. These catch-phrases describe people or organizations pursuing a higher level of achievement. The commercial lending industry knows these expressions well! In our ‘more-better-faster’ world, standing pat is no longer an option.

It is in that vein that WBD is proud to announce that we will be taking our 2015 Seminar Series to the next level by incorporating a full-day of SBA program information at five of our seminar sites!

The “traditional” morning seminar — designed to meet the needs of bank executives, commercial lenders, accountants, attorneys, and economic development professionals — will provide a high-level overview of the latest program and general eligibility changes to SBA’s 504 and 7(a) programs, case study support of concepts, and updates on WBD affiliates, including our direct-lending efforts through the Lincoln Opportunity Fund.

Join us as we help you take your SBA knowledge and understanding to the next level!

8:00-8:30 am - Networking & Continental Breakfast
8:30-11:30 am - Morning Seminar (with 15 minute break)

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
Thursday, March 19, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The U.S. Championship Cheese Contest is coming to town, and with it, an exclusive opportunity for the public to taste dozens of the nation’s best cheeses and witness the final round of judging to determine the 2015 U.S. Champion Cheese – all while benefitting a great cause: the Hunger Task Force.
The Champion Cheese Charity Event – A Benefit for Hunger Task Force opens at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 in the Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Tickets are $35 and are on sale now at All ticket proceeds will go directly to Hunger Task Force with the hosts guaranteeing a donation of at least $10,000 that evening.
An elaborate cheese tasting, chef creations, appetizers and cash bar open at 5:30 p.m. and the Championship Round of Judging begins at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will witness the final round of cheese judging, as judges determine and name the best-of-show, 2015 U.S. Champion Cheese.
Steve Palec, a Milwaukee radio veteran who has been the host of Rock And Roll Roots on WKLH 96.5 Milwaukee for the past 26 years, will serve as guest MC for the evening.
Attendees will also enjoy unique culinary creations prepared especially for this event from local chef, Michael Feker from Il Mito. Chef Feker will be on hand to discuss how to use cheese in your everyday recipes.

Zoofari Conference Center
Thursday, March 19, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Community Career Fair

The fifth-annual Community Career Fair sponsored by Bryant & Stratton College will be held on March 19, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. at Zoofari Conference Center, 9715 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, Wis. The event is free and open to the public with free parking. More than 50 employers and organizations are expected at the Career Fair. Job opportunities are available for candidates 18 years of age and older in a wide range of fields. Professional dress is required. The Community Career Fair is also a great venue to learn how earning a degree at Bryant & Stratton College can lead to the future career you want. For more information, contact our Bryant & Stratton College’s Career Services team at 414-302-7000. For a list of employers, visit the Bryant & Stratton College Wauwatosa Campus Facebook page.

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Friday, March 20, 2015
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Low Down Dirty Blues

Sassy, sensual, and sultry – we dare you not to sing along!

The night club may be closed, but the party is just heating up! Join a group of musician/singers as they gather after-hours to swap stories and share their fervor for music. Four multi-talented performers pour their passion, soul, and love into the greatest hits of Muddy Waters, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin’ Wolf, Pearl Bailey, and many more. Twenty-two smokin’ songs, non-stop blues riffs, titillating double-entendres, and hot rhythms keep the theater sultry and steamy from the first note to the last.

St. Francis Children's Center
Friday, March 20, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wine, Beer and Chocolate Tasting

Join us on March 20 for our 22nd annual Wine, Beer and Chocolate Tasting, an evening of sampling fine wines, craft beers, gourmet chocolates and delicious hors d'oeuvres! This highly anticipated event will also features a fabulous silent auction using mobile bidding, exciting raffles, live jazz music and more.

Tickets are $50 per person or $45 for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased on our website or by calling us at 414/351-0450. Tickets will also be available at the door for $60. All guests must be 21 or older to attend.

Proceeds raised from the event will support the special education, therapy and support services we provide to over 1,100 children and families each year. For more information, visit our website at

UWM School of Continuing Education
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
First Steps to Starting a Business

Get the information and skills you need to open a business.

During a fast-paced three-hour course, you will:
- Assess the feasibility of your business idea
- Identify the risks and rewards of starting your business
- Receive tools to calculate start-up costs
- Learn important marketing strategies
- Explore legal considerations
- Understand the value and content of a business plan
- Identify financial resources

Bring your questions, discuss concerns and network with other entrepreneurs. Start working on your business in class and leave with a wealth of information and resources.

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Monday, April 6, 2015
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Foundations Juried Exhibition

The quality of the Foundations Experience is highlighted across an array of subject matter in this annual exhibition, as students create work using a variety of media.

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, 273 E. Erie St.
East Gallery (River Level)
April 6 – 26

Rep Lab

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Friday, April 10, 2015
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Ten Plays, Two Hours, Fifteen Bucks.
The Rep’s highly-lauded Intern Ensemble presents its annual short-play festival. Now in its fifth season, the critically-acclaimed performance includes everything from comedy to drama to music–and much more! Don’t miss the limited engagement of this one-of-a-kind night of theater.

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference

Engineer 3D!, presented by Graphics Systems Corp., is the Midwest’s largest engineering technology conference with 80+ training sessions, seminars, and hands-on workshops for: SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, 3D Printing, Simulation, Data Management, Design Automation, Product Documentation, Electrical Design, and more!

Register today to experience in-depth sessions, learn about new technologies to improve your products, and network with 100s of engineers and technology leaders.

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Friday, April 17, 2015
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MIAD 2015 Senior Exhibition

Wisconsin’s largest and most exuberant exhibition of the creative professionals who have developed their talents beyond traditional boundaries to inspire, problem-solve and innovate for our economy and society. This event is free and open to the public.

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, 273 E. Erie St.
Throughout MIAD galleries
April 17 - May 9
Opening Reception (Spring Gallery Night): April 17, 5 – 9 p.m.

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter and the Starcatcher

WINNER of 5 TONY AWARDS! A delightful and exciting origin story the whole family can enjoy!

Join a swashbuckling, mad-cap adventure aboard the good ship Neverland! Before Peter was Pan, he was just an orphan who didn’t like grown ups. But his future changes forever when the lost boy boards a pirate ship, and we’re whisked away on a breathtaking adventure to answer the question: how did a boy named Peter become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? Fun for the whole family, the five-time Tony Award-winning show features a dozen actors playing more than 100 unforgettable characters. This innovative, hilarious, and imaginative prequel to Peter Pan will have you HOOKed the moment you let your imagination take flight.

UWM School of Continuing Education
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
First Steps to Starting a Business

Get the information and skills you need to open a business.

During a fast-paced three-hour course, you will:
- Assess the feasibility of your business idea
- Identify the risks and rewards of starting your business
- Receive tools to calculate start-up costs
- Learn important marketing strategies
- Explore legal considerations
- Understand the value and content of a business plan
- Identify financial resources

Bring your questions, discuss concerns and network with other entrepreneurs. Start working on your business in class and leave with a wealth of information and resources.

Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley Branch
Saturday, May 2, 2015
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2nd Annual Escuela Verde Green Tie Gala

The Green Tie Gala is an annual fundraising event for Escuela Verde. Escuela Verde is a public charter school supported by TransCenter for Youth that serves students in 7-12th grade. Our mission is to cultivate a community that is participatory, just, sustainable, and peaceful, and we do this by offering students a chance to learn through a project-based, student-led model focused on environmental justice and sustainability.

The primary goal of the Annual Green Tie Gala is to raise funds to support the mission of Escuela Verde. Help us build a strong community and allow us to continue offering transformative learning experiences to Milwaukee youth.
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