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The Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
after all the terrible things I do

World Premiere Event! The heart-wrenching and deeply personal look at shared pasts and second chances.

A poignant, new American drama finds Daniel, a writer, fresh out of college, returning to his Midwestern hometown to regain his sense of self. He takes a job at a local bookstore owned by Linda, an émigré from the Philippines, and soon after, they realize their connection is much deeper than a shared love of literature. Together they will have to face the trauma of their pasts to create second chances for themselves—but can they find forgiveness?

Marcus Center for Performing Arts
Thursday, October 2, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Benedict Center's 40th Anniversary

Join business and community leaders to celebrate the Benedict Center's 40 years of making a difference in the lives on women in the criminal justice system. We will recognize those who have made our work possible and will learn how together, we can continue to serve the community in the future. The keynote speaker, Dr. Marilyn Van Dieten, will be discussing why gender matters in the criminal justice system. Van Dieten is an internationally recognized expert in gender-responsive strategies for women in the criminal justice system.

O'Donnell Park
Thursday, October 2, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
NEWaukee Social @ O'Donnell Park

Summer is over (wait, did we ever have summer in the first place?!?) and NEWaukee is back at it with its Social programming. Join us as we embrace the changing colors of fall and head over to O’Donnell Park for the season’s first NEWaukee Social.

Live DJ Music Performances by DJ Bizzon
Drink Specials
Displays of the O’Donnell Park Spotlight Idea Submissions
Sponsor: Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance

This Social is a part of the O’Donnell Park Spotlight. We hope to hear what you love and what you would love to change about O’Donnell Park at this event.

GrowthCLUB: Transform Your Business In Just One Day

Country Springs Hotel
Friday, October 3, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Take a full day to step outside of your business and join 150+ other business owners to work ON your business, rather than IN it. Each business owner will walk away with a complete 90-day business plan.

Wisconsin Center
Friday, October 3, 2014
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Teen Challenge Wisconsin (TCW) is a faith-based drug and alcohol restoration program that changes lives. Its annual banquet and auction will be held on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at the Wisconsin Center with Duck Dynasty patriarch, Phil Robertson, as keynote speaker. This event is critical to helping TCW raise funds to help cover the costs of running the long-term residential addiction recovery program in the greater Milwaukee area and beyond. The agenda for the night is fast paced, with performances, live and silent auctions, student stories, videos and a speech by Phil Robertson, as well as photo opportunities with his family. Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker will also be in attendance. The silent auction begins at 3pm, and the banquet starts at 6:30pm. Additionally, a one-of-a-kind Harley motorcycle signed by dozens of celebrities (worth $65,000) will be part of a live auction. All money raised will be used to purchase property and fund the building of a local Teen Challenge resale store. These “thrift stores” are one of the organization’s largest endeavors, representing its commitment to providing recovery services to men and women who struggle with life-controlling problems, as well as giving back to the communities they operate in. The resale shops are an important training component for students, as they learn how to work and live substance-free in a safe and supervised environment.

University Club
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Building an Effective Board of Directors

The Milwaukee Program Committee of the Chicago/Midwest TMA is pleased to host “Building an Effective Board of Directors”

Entrepreneurs are Mavericks. Many of them left their jobs in the corporate world to pursue their dreams of starting their own business. They have put their hearts and souls (and capital) into their new venture and made it successful. They are used to making their own rules, doing things their own way. The last thing they want is to have to listen to a board of directors give advice about what they should do, right? Wrong. It will take a lot of resources and expertise that they most likely don’t have. Think of a board of directors as the guardrails on the super highway to success. A quality board is there to make sure that even though the owner may scape against the rails from time to time, the owner does not ultimately leave the road and fail. This is a panel discussion featuring panelists:

William Hass, CTP, CEO, Teamwork Technologies
Jerry Jendusa, CEO of EMTEQ and Co-Founder of Stuck, LLC
Tim Keane, Manager of Golden Angels Network and an Active Director

5-5:30 Registration
5:30-6:30 Program/Q&A
6:30-8:30 Networking Reception

Harley Davidson Museum
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cruising to a Home Fundraiser

Orion Communications, Inc. is hosting a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin while providing a networking opportunity for small businesses around the Milwaukee area. We are helping families while they are "Cruising to a Home".

The event will include food, drinks, games, and raffles along with a free museum admission. Please contact if you have any questions or are interested in becoming a sponsor.

The Monona Terrac
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
2014 Bioscience Vision Summit

Participate in a host of sessions across all the diverse bioscience sectors in Wisconsin and connect with all of the attendees at our closing reception. This is your opportunity to experience Growth by Association!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Monona Terrace

Hosted by Bioforward and various sponsors

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Leveraging Social Media to Make Employees Your Best Recruiters

Social media recruiting doesn’t need to be just about your HR manager amassing Linkedin connections or trolling the world wide web to source candidates.

When used to its fullest potential, social media can be a powerful tool to tap into your best recruiters: your existing employees.

At this HNI U webinar, we will discuss how to enlist into the people you know (employees, friends, even candidates themselves!) to turn them into proxy recruiters, mining their social networks for your next hire. This session will cover best practices, how to get started, and tools that can help.

A Wake Up Call: Are You Really in Control of Your Corporate Health Care Costs?

Wisconsin Atheletic Club
Thursday, October 9, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
As the cost of health care continues to rise, employers of all sizes need to take control of their health care spending. The time has come for employee wellness programs to move beyond the HRA and provide effective health care cost containment solutions. Join Sensia Wellness on October 9th to learn how to implement a cost-effective wellness and health care program.


ActionCOACH of Elm Grove
Thursday, October 9, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
How to Make Your Profits Soar

Learn one of the most powerful business growth concepts ever and how to multiply your profits instantly. Over 70 lead generation strategies and over 80 conversion strategies.

Bruno Living Aids
Saturday, October 11, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This is a one of a kind fashion show that is both inspirational and emotional. The "This is How We Roll Fashion Show" is set for October 11th at the Bruno Living Aids Center in Oconomowoc. Over 40 models, all in wheelchairs, will model the latest fashions. Each model is “Rolling the Runway for Research" with benefits going to the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation (BRPF). Advanced tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids with children under 5 free. Day of event tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for kids ages 6-17, children under 5 free.
Seating and raffle start at 2:00pm with the fashion show from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

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Milwaukee Free to Breathe 5k Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk

Veteran's Park
Sunday, October 12, 2014
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Register, raise funds, and run or walk – that’s all it takes to be a hero in the eyes of a person facing lung cancer. Join hundreds of community members as they gather for a day of impact at the Milwaukee Free to Breathe Run/Walk October 11 at Veteran’s Park. The inspirational event will feature a 5k run/walk and 1-mile walk for all fitness levels.

All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a nonprofit lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception. Help us double lung cancer survival by 2022! To register and begin fundraising, visit

UWM Alumni Association Panther Prowl

UWM Union Concourse
Sunday, October 12, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
UWM Alumni Association's Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk is coming up Sunday, October 12th. The annual run/walk, presented by Liberty Mutual, features a great post-race party with food, awards and music. NEW THIS YEAR: KIDS DASH. 100% of Proceeds benefit student scholarships.

Financial Fitness and Home Buying Bootcamp

Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Have you been thinking about buying a home?
Do you feel like that seems
unreachable because of credit or financial difficulties?
Whether you are approaching home ownership or just need to get your finances in order, this short and free workshop is a great place to start.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Friday, October 17, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
with special guests: Milwaukee Children's Choir
Friday, October 17 - 7:00 PM
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
914 E. Knapp Street, Milwaukee
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students

For more information or for tickets, please call 414-221-7040.
Tickets will be available at the door.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Friday, October 17, 2014
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The annual Get Smarter Talent Development Conference presented by BizTimes Milwaukee, will provide business owners, top level managers & human resource leaders with insight on how the tangible application of proven personnel development such as various training, education and development practices strategies can generated measurable ROI.

IndependenceFirst ‘Threads of the World’ Gallery Night Reception

Friday, October 17, 2014
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
IndependenceFirst features “Threads of the World,” works by Melissa Enderle, in its annual exhibition promoting full inclusion of people with disabilities in making, exhibiting and viewing original artwork. The exhibition shows October 1-30, 2014, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st St. in Milwaukee, with a Gallery Night Reception October 17, 2014, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Enderle, a Wisconsin native, is an international teacher who has traveled and lived all over the world. Her highly-detailed artwork in watercolor, pastel and colored pencil features the cultures of places she has visited, worked and lived, including Mali, Tunisia, Serbia and Mexico.

The reception on October 17 coincides with the Third Ward Association’s quarterly Gallery Night event, so make IndependenceFirst one of your Gallery Night stops! At 7 p.m. there will be a Skype Talk with Enderle, who is currently teaching in South Korea. There will be a short interview with her and then time for people to ask questions.

Each October, IndependenceFirst shows the work of professional or aspiring professional artists with disabilities or artists whose work contains disability-related themes in celebration of National Disability Awareness Month.

For more information call (414) 226-8386 V/Relay or email

Venue SIX10
Friday, October 17, 2014
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Strategic Sourcing Forum is the second Leadership Series event for 2014, and will focus squarely on the challenges facing SME importers from China.The Forum will bring together business leaders, academics, and policy makers to discuss and better understand how to approach and answer the question, “How can I become more profitable in China?” It is our hope that attendees will gain valuable insight into the tools and processes needed to effectively manage Chinese suppliers and actionable knowledge to guide their future strategic planning.

Vital Technology

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Friday, October 17, 2014
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
October 17 - December 6
Frederick Layton Gallery
Opening Reception: Gallery Night, Friday, October 17, 5 - 9 p.m.

Vital Technology, a duo exhibition with Milwaukee-based artists Bryan Cera and Nathaniel Stern, uses digital media to invite an exploration of movement as thinking and feeling. The show encompasses large-scale interactive installations - incorporating such technology as body- and motion-tracking, 3D scanning and printing, gesture recognition, and more - as well as more traditional art objects, and process documentation that come out of Cera and Stern's interactive studio practices. The artists ask how our ongoing relationships to digital culture continuously change what we move and think and feel.
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