M&A Forum presented by BizTimes Media

04/21/20177:30 am-11:00 am

BizTimes Media’s annual M&A Forum helps buyers and sellers learn what they need to know as they consider their options and move through the process. Each year, the Forum provides valuable insight on a host of buy-sell concerns, from exit strategies to finding the perfect acquisition.

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2017: ALL THE RIGHT MOVES

Keys to a smart sale, purchase or hold

The time comes when company owners and executives need to prepare for that next big move. Whether selling, buying or keeping your business, you need the right tools and knowledge to make this critical decision and maximize your outcome.

Join BizTimes Media and our experts for this valuable session that addresses the key concerns of deciding your company’s future.

Keynote:

Ajita Rajendra, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, A. O. Smith

Since 1996, A. O. Smith has transformed from a highly cyclical, diversified manufacturer primarily serving the automotive industry to a $2.6 billion global water technology company enjoying seven consecutive years of record financial performance. Ajita G. Rajendra will take you through the transformation of this 143-year-old company and discuss the critical role acquisitions made in creating the A. O. Smith of today.

Panel Discussions:

  • The uncertainties of selling, and life after a sale
  • The exit universe: know your options

Breakout Sessions:

  • The nuts and bolts of buying a business
  • Run it to sell it
  • Trends for driving value through price and structure

 

 

2017 Wisconsin International Trade Conference

05/11/20177:00 am-4:00 pm

This is the largest conference of its kind in the state with multiple breakout sessions on relevant international topics.

Global trade today is tomorrow’s future, is what you will find at this year’s 53rd annual conference featuring:

Breakfast & lunch keynotes
Expert led breakout sessions
Presentation of the Governor’s Export Awards
30+ exhibitors
500 attendees

For more information visit http://www.mmac.org/international.html or contact Sarah Zens at 414.287.4133

Media Sponsor: BizTimes Media

 

 

Women in Business Breakfast presented by BizTimes Media

05/24/20177:30 am-9:30 am

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BizTimes Media’s annual Women in Business breakfast kicks off our annual BizExpo. The event attracts southeastern Wisconsin’s top female executives, who gather to network and enjoy a panel discussion on the topics dominating our business landscape today.

 

 

BizExpo - Wisconsin's largest one-day business event

05/24/20179:00 am-5:00 pm

1 DAY | 3 MAIN STAGE EVENTS | 16 SEMINARS

Attend the 13th annual BizExpo to connect with hundreds of businesses, meet thousands of other professionals and learn from the area’s top business leaders.

Register in advance for your free BizExpo pass, or pay just $20 at the door.

Your BizExpo pass gets you admission to the show floor and all seminars.

Interested in exhibiting? Call Linda Crawford at 414-336-7112 or advertise@biztimes.com

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Bravo! Entrepreneur and I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) Awards

05/24/201711:30 am-1:30 pm

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BOLD LEADERS. BRIGHT IDEAS.

This prestigious awards program, a main stage event at the annual BizExpo, celebrates the region’s most creative and innovative entrepreneurs as well as innovative products, services or processes developed by Southeastern Wisconsin companies.

Ideal Bravo! Entrepreneur nominees are individuals who demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship including willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance, flexibility and more.

Ideal I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) nominees are companies who develop innovative products or services, or those with notably unique and innovative processes, operational structures and/or market strategies.

Prior to the awards program, join us for a luncheon and robust dialogue among a panel of entrepreneurs and innovators who share their stories – and lessons learned along the way.

 

 

BizBash Cocktail Reception presented by BizTimes Media

05/24/20175:00 pm-7:00 pm

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Let the high-energy from the BizExpo floor carry over to the evening event. Join us for the launch of the newly redesigned BizTimes Milwaukee magazine at the BizBash. Enjoy music, strolling entertainment and light hors d’oeuvres while you relax and recap the day with current and new connections over a favorite beverage.

 

Top 10 Businesses of the Year Awards

06/09/201711:30 am-1:30 pm

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The annual Top 10 Businesses of the Year Awards, presented by the Waukesha County Business Alliance in partnership with BizTimes Media, honors 10 businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges based upon financial growth, customer focus, a history of outstanding employee relations and a commitment to the community. They are honored at the awards luncheon and featured in the print and online editions of BizTimes Milwaukee.

 

Family and Closely Held Business Summit

07/12/20177:00 am-11:30 am

Join other family & closely held companies and learn how to navigate many of the complex issues related to growing a successful and sustainable family and closely held business. It’s your opportunity to learn and network with others who are on the same journey as they strive to build wealth and create a lasting legacy.

Spend a morning learning from family business owners and CEOS on topics ranging from culture, growth, transitioning, sustained success, and legacy. Each session will include leaders of local, family and closely-held businesses who will share their advice and experiences.

2017 program details coming soon.

 

 

Future 50 Awards

09/22/201711:00 am-1:30 pm

Milwaukee’s Future 50 Program, established in 1988, recognizes privately-owned companies in the seven county region that have been in business for at least three years and have shown significant revenue and employment growth. The companies are honored at the annual Future 50 Luncheon, are highlighted in the MMAC’s Membership Directory and are often featured in news articles published by BizTimes Milwaukee.

2017 program details and application coming soon.

 

 

Next Generation Manufacturing Summit

10/04/20177:00 am-10:45 am

The annual Next Generation Manufacturing Summit, presented by BizTimes Media and M7 features an exciting interactive discussion with chief executive officers of southeastern Wisconsin companies. The CEOs will share their companies’ best operational strategies and discuss their solutions for competing in a global marketplace and how they are planning for tomorrow today.

2017 program details coming soon.

Main stage event at the Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show.

 

 

Nonprofit Excellence Awards presented by BizTimes Media

11/02/20177:30 am-9:30 am

BizTimes Media presents its annual awards program to salute southeastern Wisconsin’s best corporate citizens and most effective nonprofit organizations.

The awards presentation is preceded by a panel discussion where local business leaders will share how a culture of giving is good for both business and the community. Each panelist shares a deep belief in their company’s commitment to corporate citizenship and its positive impact on our community and their business.

2017 program details and nomination form coming soon.

 

 

Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference

11/16/20177:30 am-9:30 am

The annual Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference, presented by BizTimes Milwaukee, Marquette University’s Bell Real Estate Program and the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW), is southeastern Wisconsin’s premier networking and information event for the industry. This conference examined the latest trends in commercial real estate and development and explored the possibilities for the year ahead.

2017 program details coming soon.

 

 

Health Care Heroes presented by BizTimes Media

12/06/20177:30 am-9:30 am

The annual BizTimes Media Health Care Heroes Awards salute the impact and accomplishments of people and organizations that are making a positive difference in the community on the front lines of health care.

2017 nomination form coming soon.

Voices of Leadership: Malala Fund co-founder Shiza Shahid

03/28/20177:30 am-10:00 am

Voices of Leadership Stage Series featuring Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the Malala Fund Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the Malala Fund, led a global campaign tapping into the power of one woman’s courage. She will present on the topic of overcoming fear and developing courage to lead change. Ticket price is...

Reviving the Dream Celebration

03/30/201712:00 am

Our fifth annual Reviving the Dream Celebration is an evening honoring individuals and organizations for their leadership in, and on behalf of, Wisconsin's LGBTQ community, including the presentation of the 2017 Bayard Rustin Award. The evening begins with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by a wonderful sit-down dinner...

2017 Digital Summit

03/30/20178:00 am-4:00 pm

The 5th annual Digital Summit, part of Marquette’s Insight Summit Series, will feature a day of sessions from digital thought leaders sharing their insights, expertise and experience on how to take your digital marketing communication to the next level. Brought to you by the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University and Laughlin Constable, the...

Complimentary HR Law Seminar: Going Back to the Basics!

04/05/20178:00 am-10:30 am

The Simandl Law Group, S.C. will be presenting a breakfast briefing that addresses the "basics" of HR law and HR administration. With the highly complex issues of legal compliance that practitioners face each day, many have lost sight of the "little things" that create nagging exposure. Since the vast majority of...

Diversity & Inclusion Leadership

04/06/20177:30 am-12:00 pm

2017 Diversity & Inclusion Presentation and Panel Discussion on Effective Leadership How can you make a positive impact with your business strategy? Area businesses are critical to making a positive difference within our communities to promote diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Captain Ron Johnson, Missouri State Highway Patrol, was...

WBON/WWE Spring Luncheon: Pushing for Publicity

04/06/201711:00 am-1:00 pm

Pushing For Publicity - How To Sell Yourself, Your Product, Your Business to the Media with Katrina Cravy. This is one event you will not want to miss. Katrina with share with us some insights on how to get your message to the media. To register, please visit:   WbonWwe.org...

Osher Speaker Series: Advancing Education in Milwaukee

04/12/20176:00 pm-7:15 pm

Dr. Darienne Driver, superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, shares the courageous and innovative initiatives that have advanced public education in Milwaukee. Key efforts introduced under Dr. Driver’s leadership include: development of Eight Big Ideas, a series of organization-side strategies that link and reinforce key efforts to improve outcomes; creation of...

CCB Technology's fourth annual TechShowcase

04/13/20179:00 am-3:00 pm

CCB Technology's fourth annual TechShowcase Focused on business IT solutions, the TechShowcase is the largest event of its type in Wisconsin. It gives local business and IT leaders an opportunity to enjoy breakout sessions, exhibits, and direct interaction with more than 30 top IT companies. Eric O’Neill, former FBI cybersecurity operative,...

First Steps to Starting a Business

04/19/20176:00 pm-9:00 pm

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...

M&A Forum presented by BizTimes Media

04/21/20177:30 am-11:00 am

BizTimes Media's annual M&A Forum helps buyers and sellers learn what they need to know as they consider their options and move through the process. Each year, the Forum provides valuable insight on a host of buy-sell concerns, from exit strategies to finding the perfect acquisition. 2017: ALL THE RIGHT...

Business Health Care Group's Spring Learning Event

04/26/20178:00 am-10:30 am

This event will feature a keynote address by Ray Fabius, MD, entitled: Population Health, Population Health Management and Building Cultures of Wellbeing. Dr. Fabius is known to be an entertaining and informative speaker.  Most recently he co-founded HealthNEXT, the emerging leader in building corporate cultures of health and wellbeing. In addition...

The Womens Center 40th Anniversary Luncheon

04/26/201711:00 am-1:30 pm

The Womens Center 40th Anniversary Luncheon April 26th - 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Italian Community Center Featuring Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Smart Join us in celebrating our 40th Anniversary at our annual luncheon! This year’s event, held during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, features a keynote from Elizabeth Smart, child abduction...

Third Annual Employment Law Conference

04/27/201712:00 pm-7:00 pm

3rd Annual Employment Law Conference 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Conference 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Open Bar Reception & Networking Privacy, Technology & Social Media: 12:05 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. Workplace privacy in the digital world is an increasing area of litigation and policy change. In less...

Dream Big Dinner

04/27/20175:30 pm-8:30 pm

College Possible will again host the Dream Big Dinner, an annual event celebrating our 2017 college graduates. College Possible – a nonprofit dedicated to coaching promising low-income students to and through college – has achieved unmatched success in creating more graduates. The Dream Big Dinner will also celebrate local community...

Osher Lecture Series: The Future of Milwaukee - Mike Gousha

05/03/20176:00 pm-7:15 pm

No one knows Milwaukee better than Mike Gousha. For over 30 years, Mike has interviewed just about everyone what has had an impact on our community: government leaders, business executives, community activists, sports and entertainment celebrities and everyday citizens. Who better than Mike to share his insights on the days ahead...

Stop Recruiting One-Hit Wonders

05/09/20179:00 am-3:30 pm

Top candidates look sharp, sound sharp, and make great presentations. Unfortunately, presentation doesn't predict performance. Complicating matters further, top performers don't look for new jobs nor accept offers using the same decision criteria as everyone else. On May 9th, The Adler Group will be teaming up with HNI Risk Services to...

2017 Wisconsin International Trade Conference

05/11/20177:00 am-4:00 pm

This is the largest conference of its kind in the state with multiple breakout sessions on relevant international topics. Global trade today is tomorrow's future, is what you will find at this year's 53rd annual conference featuring: Breakfast & lunch keynotes Expert led breakout sessions Presentation of the Governor's Export...

First Steps to Starting a Business

05/17/20176:00 pm-9:00 pm

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...

Women in Business Breakfast presented by BizTimes Media

05/24/20177:30 am-9:30 am

BizTimes Media's annual Women in Business breakfast kicks off our annual BizExpo. The event attracts southeastern Wisconsin's top female executives, who gather to network and enjoy a panel discussion on the topics dominating our business landscape today.    

BizExpo - Wisconsin's largest one-day business event

05/24/20179:00 am-5:00 pm

1 DAY | 3 MAIN STAGE EVENTS | 16 SEMINARS Attend the 13th annual BizExpo to connect with hundreds of businesses, meet thousands of other professionals and learn from the area's top business leaders. Register in advance for your free BizExpo pass, or pay just $20 at the door. Your BizExpo pass...

Bravo! Entrepreneur and I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) Awards

05/24/201711:30 am-1:30 pm

BOLD LEADERS. BRIGHT IDEAS. This prestigious awards program, a main stage event at the annual BizExpo, celebrates the region’s most creative and innovative entrepreneurs as well as innovative products, services or processes developed by Southeastern Wisconsin companies. Ideal Bravo! Entrepreneur nominees are individuals who demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship...

BizBash Cocktail Reception presented by BizTimes Media

05/24/20175:00 pm-7:00 pm

Let the high-energy from the BizExpo floor carry over to the evening event. Join us for the launch of the newly redesigned BizTimes Milwaukee magazine at the BizBash. Enjoy music, strolling entertainment and light hors d'oeuvres while you relax and recap the day with current and new connections over a...

Osher Distinguished Lecture Series: Rocky Marcoux

05/24/20176:00 pm-7:15 pm

Join Rocky Marcoux, commissioner of the Department of City Development, as he discusses new development in downtown Milwaukee, projects in the neighborhoods, and the symbiotic relationship between them. Hear what is being done, the challenges, how to move past them, and how we help ourselves. http://uwm.edu/sce/courses/commissioner-rocky-marcoux-development-in-milwaukee/ Although admission is free, pre-registration...

Top 10 Businesses of the Year Awards

06/09/201711:30 am-1:30 pm

The annual Top 10 Businesses of the Year Awards, presented by the Waukesha County Business Alliance in partnership with BizTimes Media, honors 10 businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges based upon financial growth, customer focus, a history of outstanding employee relations and a...

First Steps to Starting a Business

06/14/20176:00 pm-9:00 pm

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...

Family and Closely Held Business Summit

07/12/20177:00 am-11:30 am

Join other family & closely held companies and learn how to navigate many of the complex issues related to growing a successful and sustainable family and closely held business. It’s your opportunity to learn and network with others who are on the same journey as they strive to build wealth...

First Steps to Starting a Business

08/16/20176:00 pm-9:00 pm

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...

First Steps to Starting a Business

09/20/20176:00 pm-9:00 pm

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...

Future 50 Awards

09/22/201711:00 am-1:30 pm

Milwaukee's Future 50 Program, established in 1988, recognizes privately-owned companies in the seven county region that have been in business for at least three years and have shown significant revenue and employment growth. The companies are honored at the annual Future 50 Luncheon, are highlighted in the MMAC's Membership Directory...

Next Generation Manufacturing Summit

10/04/20177:00 am-10:45 am

The annual Next Generation Manufacturing Summit, presented by BizTimes Media and M7 features an exciting interactive discussion with chief executive officers of southeastern Wisconsin companies. The CEOs will share their companies' best operational strategies and discuss their solutions for competing in a global marketplace and how they are planning for...

First Steps to Starting a Business

10/18/20176:00 pm-9:00 pm

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...

Nonprofit Excellence Awards presented by BizTimes Media

11/02/20177:30 am-9:30 am

BizTimes Media presents its annual awards program to salute southeastern Wisconsin’s best corporate citizens and most effective nonprofit organizations. The awards presentation is preceded by a panel discussion where local business leaders will share how a culture of giving is good for both business and the community. Each panelist shares...

First Steps to Starting a Business

11/08/20176:00 pm-9:00 pm

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...

Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference

11/16/20177:30 am-9:30 am

The annual Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference, presented by BizTimes Milwaukee, Marquette University’s Bell Real Estate Program and the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW), is southeastern Wisconsin’s premier networking and information event for the industry. This conference examined the latest trends in commercial real estate and development and...

Health Care Heroes presented by BizTimes Media

12/06/20177:30 am-9:30 am

The annual BizTimes Media Health Care Heroes Awards salute the impact and accomplishments of people and organizations that are making a positive difference in the community on the front lines of health care. 2017 nomination form coming soon.

First Steps to Starting a Business

12/13/20176:00 pm-9:00 pm

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...