How can your company convene difficult conversations about race?

As our country continues to discuss racial disparities, several Milwaukee Region companies are convening difficult conversations about race among their employees. How are they facilitating these conversations, especially with many employees still working remotely? And what lessons can you take back to your own company? Also includes a health update from Dr. John Raymond, MCW.Continue reading “How can your company convene difficult conversations about race?”

Strategies businesses can employ to build consumer confidence

Easing government restrictions was just one step in a smart restart of our economy. To move from the immediate crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic to recovery and a new normal, businesses must make it clear to customers that they’re taking safety seriously. In this week’s MMAC webinar, we’ll look at strategies businesses can employ toContinue reading “Strategies businesses can employ to build consumer confidence”

Addressing racial disparities to embrace a vibrant quality of life for all

Replay a critical conversation with business leaders from areas of the city most impacted by the recent protests and unrest. Our prosperity as a business community is dependent on our prosperity as citizens. Business serves a partner in leading and developing strategies to combat inequities and disparities. We will discuss MMAC’s Region of Choice pledgeContinue reading “Addressing racial disparities to embrace a vibrant quality of life for all”

Adapting to Survive, Evolving to Thrive

Hear statewide CEOs share insights on how they’re adjusting and adapting their businesses during the COVID crisis from the WEDC and Regional Leadership Council – a statewide network of regional economic development organizations. Guests: Dr. John Raymond – Medical College of WI Troy Strechenbach – Brown County Executive Tamas Houlihan – WI Potato & VegetableContinue reading “Adapting to Survive, Evolving to Thrive”

Smart Restart: How MKE manufacturers are balancing safety & economic concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic is posing unique challenges to manufacturers. Some essential manufacturers have been up and running, while others are beginning to restart operations now. Hear how Milwaukee Region manufacturers are balancing the need for worker safety with the ability to be productive – and, hopefully, profitable. Guests: Dr. Laura Cassidy, Medical College of WisconsinContinue reading “Smart Restart: How MKE manufacturers are balancing safety & economic concerns”

How can your business reopen & operate safely?

Experts from MMAC and the Medical College of Wisconsin discuss the launch of a new online toolkit to help businesses reopen and operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests: Dr. John Raymond – President & CEO, Medical College of Wisconsin Rebecca Goodmanson – Dir. of Corporate Expansion & Attraction, Milwaukee 7 Dr. Laura Cassidy –Continue reading “How can your business reopen & operate safely?”

Understanding the realities of reopening after “Safer at Home”

Learn how government, healthcare and businesses are working together for a Smart Restart in last Friday’s webinar from the Regional Leadership Council’s COVID-19 CEO Leadership Series. Hear from statewide CEOs and medical leaders to understand: The state’s 86 local public health departments and what role they play post “safer at home” order What are theContinue reading “Understanding the realities of reopening after “Safer at Home””

How companies are preparing to reopen & keep employees safe

Companies of all sizes and industries are grappling with how and when to begin re-opening their workplaces. On this webinar you’ll hear from three prominent firms that are putting detailed plans in place as they anticipate operations in the new abnormal. Michelle Nettles – Chief People & Culture Officer, ManpowerGroup Cal Schattschneider – Vice President,Continue reading “How companies are preparing to reopen & keep employees safe”

Insights from Ascension, Amcor & WCMP leadership

CEOs shared insights on adjusting and adapting their businesses during the COVID crisis. Hear how these best-practice examples and strategies can apply to your business. Also hear from medical leaders and WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes on reopening the economy, balancing lives and livelihoods. Speakers included: Bernie Sherry, Ministry Market Executive, Ascension WI, Sr Vice President,Continue reading “Insights from Ascension, Amcor & WCMP leadership”

How are businesses evolving?

Every business is different, but they’re all facing a common challenge right now. How are businesses evolving during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what are they doing to prepare for a smart restart of our economy? Hear perspectives for current efforts and future plans from: Jim Paetsch – VP of Corporate Relocation & Expansion, Milwaukee 7Continue reading “How are businesses evolving?”

WEDC + Regional Leadership Council’s COVID 19 CEO Leadership Series

Statewide CEOs share insights on how they’re adjusting and adapting their businesses during the COVID crisis. See how these best-practice examples and strategies can apply to your business. Also hear from WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes on reopening the economy, balancing lives and livelihoods through the state’s Badger Bounce Back and WEDC’s Wisconsin Ready plans. WithContinue reading “WEDC + Regional Leadership Council’s COVID 19 CEO Leadership Series”

COVID-19 CEO Leadership Series

Brought to you by WEDC and the Regional Leadership Council Hear how government, health care and businesses are working together for a Smart Restart in today’s CEO Leadership Series webinar from the M7 and Regional Leadership Council. Statewide CEOs share insights on how they’re adjusting and adapting their businesses during the COVID crisis. • MissyContinue reading “COVID-19 CEO Leadership Series”

Evers says data, not dates, will determine easing of Safer at Home restrictions

Governor Evers called in to the MMAC/MCW weekly webinar this morning and provided greater detail on the Badger Bounce Back plan to re-open Wisconsin’s economy in phases. Evers said the state’s metrics are aligned with both the White House and CDC recommendations and include a 14-day decline in Covid-19 cases and reaching the goal ofContinue reading “Evers says data, not dates, will determine easing of Safer at Home restrictions”

Waukesha County Exec. offers suburban perspective on Safer at Home extension

Guest: Waukehsa County Executive Paul Farrow In today’s Daily MMAC/WMC webinar, guest Paul Farrow voiced concerns about extending “Safer at Home” restrictions. “The challenge we have is we are not sure when the end is going to be. If we wait for the end, there will not be an economy to go back to.” FarrowContinue reading “Waukesha County Exec. offers suburban perspective on Safer at Home extension”

Manpower applies global lessons locally – Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup

Guest: Jonas Prising – Chairman & CEO of ManpowerGroup on the global response to COVID-19 and how to do a smart economic re-start. Key takeaways: Manpower applies global lessons locally Prising provided perspectives and insights from a company with offices in 80 countries around the world – and lessons that can be applied locally: CultureContinue reading “Manpower applies global lessons locally – Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup”

The Impact of Corona Virus on Young Adults & People of Color

Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 – Brought to you by FUEL Milwaukee Young adults and people of color are increasing in number among Milwaukee’s confirmed COVID-19 infections. Since the FUEL network is comprised largely of people under the age of 45 and more than 30% of our membership identify as people of color, we’re connectingContinue reading “The Impact of Corona Virus on Young Adults & People of Color”

MKE Health & Economy: Milwaukee’s response to COVID-19

Milwaukee area health care institutions are collaborating to compile real-time data that will help leaders make a more informed, data-driven decision. In Friday afternoon’s briefing on MKE’s Health and Economy, Medical College of Wisconsin President and CEO Dr. John Raymond explained some of the criteria that would factor into determining when a phased restart ofContinue reading “MKE Health & Economy: Milwaukee’s response to COVID-19”

Introducing COVID-19 CEO Leadership Series hosted by WEDC’s Missy Hughes

Hear state CEOs share insights on how they’re adjusting and adapting their businesses during the COVID crisis in today’s first webinar from the WEDC and Regional Leadership Council’s COVID-19 CEO Leadership Series. Hear from Wisconsin CEOs as they share how their companies are managing and adapting to the COVID crisis – hosted by WEDC SecretaryContinue reading “Introducing COVID-19 CEO Leadership Series hosted by WEDC’s Missy Hughes”

MKE Health & Economy: Mark Kass, Milwaukee Business Journal

Mark Kass, editor of the Milwaukee Business Journal, related what he has been hearing from businesses and subscribers: Everyone has been shocked by speed and impact of this crisis – it hit them fast and hard. Many lost 80-90% of revenue over one weekend. He’s also seen creativity – people are trying new things andContinue reading “MKE Health & Economy: Mark Kass, Milwaukee Business Journal”

MKE Health & Economy: Health System Update

Guest: Bernie Sherry, Ascension Dr. Raymond sees ‘excellent news,’ but calls for more efforts to flatten the curve In Wednesday’s daily briefing on Milwaukee’s Health and Economy, Medical College of Wisconsin President and CEO Dr. John Raymond cited continued progress in the Milwaukee area and state of Wisconsin on “flattening the curve” to prevent anContinue reading “MKE Health & Economy: Health System Update”

Small business loan process & continuing operations

MMAC President Tim Sheehy hears about the application process for small business loans from Caroline Gardner, Managing Director/Corporate Advisory at BMO Harris Bank. And Dan Cahalne tells how American Roller & Plasma Coatings is managing changes to every aspect of its operations. Dr. Steve Kroft, Chair of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin updatesContinue reading “Small business loan process & continuing operations”

Voting During A Voting During The Pandemic:

Wisconsin’s April 7th Election – Brought to you by FUEL Milwaukee The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the operation of Wisconsin’s April 7th elections. Daily changes around the election process – due to social distancing concerns and a shortage of poll workers – has left many people unsure of how and when to cast their ballots.Continue reading “Voting During A Voting During The Pandemic:”