June 1, 2020

Message from Jonas Prising and Tim Sheehy:

MMAC’s mission is “to support a globally competitive region, that fosters high-value employment, to create a vibrant quality of life for all.”

The tragic death of George Floyd shakes the core of who we are as a nation and encapsulates why at the MMAC we are committed to creating a vibrant quality of life for all.

Our prosperity as a business community is dependent on our prosperity as citizens. Here in our region, we know that the disparities for people of color are some of the deepest in the nation, including unemployment, poverty rates, housing ownership and educational attainment.

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Bringing you perspectives from the Milwaukee business community during the pandemic.

Aug. 7, 2020 – Some Milwaukee businesses want to ‘repatriate’ donations to DNC as event shrinks 

Aug. 6, 2020 – Local organization works to make Milwaukee better for African Americans within five years

Aug. 6, 2020 – ‘Put the nail in the coffin’ Former VP & other notable speakers will not come to Milwaukee for DNC

Aug. 5, 2020 – Construction resumes at The Avenue’s 3rd Street Market Hall with expected spring opening

July 28, 2020 – A pandemic. Marching in the streets. Economic hardship. Former governors ask where our government leaders are.

July 27, 2020 – VISIT Milwaukee partners with the MMAC to provide 50K free masks, available at Citgo stations across the city

July 27, 2020 – VISIT Milwaukee, MMAC distribute 50,000 free masks

July 23, 2020 – Workplace discrimination being witnessed or experienced by majority of employees

July 21, 2020: As pandemic continues, Milwaukee-area businesses reduce expectations for sales, profits and hiring, according to survey

July 21, 2020: WTMJ Radio Milwaukee health and economy briefing on Wisconsin’s Afternoon News

July 21, 2020: Briggs & Stratton’s local impact runs deeper than its Wauwatosa headquarters

July 20, 2020: Brewers discuss economic effects of empty stadiums

July 20, 2020: Brewers’ Schlesinger hasn’t given up hope on fans at Miller Park this year

July 17, 2020: Milwaukee businesses ask customers not to get upset with staff for mandating masks

July 16, 2020: MMAC Chair Jonas Prising on CBNC: Pandemic will accelerate structural changes in the workforce

July 16, 2020: Wauwatosa signs MMAC pledge to “Make Milwaukee a Region of Choice” for diverse talent

July 16, 2020: Parties? Canceled. Protests and Joe Biden? Still on. What we know (and don’t) about the DNC in Milwaukee

July 16, 2020: Pandemic forces Milwaukee businesses to permanently close

July 15, 2020: MMAC launches awards program recognizing area companies for response to COVID-19

July 14, 2020: WTMJ Radio Milwaukee health and economy briefing on Wisconsin’s Afternoon News

July 10, 2020 – Will Milwaukee’s workforce finally change with the Black Lives Matter movement?

July 8, 2020 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Gov. Tony Evers tries to revive long-stalled I-94 project in Milwaukee

July 8, 2020 – Evers says he wants I-94 East-West project to move forward

July 7, 2020 – MMAC ‘rebuild’ fund for businesses damaged during protests grows to $760K; applications roll in

June 29, 2020 – Thoughts from companies that signed the Region of Choice pledge

June 23, 2020 – Weaving racial justice into company culture starts with listening to employees, local execs say

June 23, 2020 – Dr. Raymond warns Covid-19 trends may be turning in wrong direction

June 18, 2020 – 40 Under 40 Black leader’s call to action for business, government leaders

June 17, 2020 – A Smart Restart for Businesses in our Community

June 17, 2020 – Milwaukee Business Leaders Marcus, Bartolotta Discuss Reopening Plans

June 16, 2020 – Virtual discussion: Restoring consumer confidence

June 16, 2020 – Executives Marcus, Bartolotta say consumer trust is key to reopening successfully

June 16, 2020 – Covid-19 pandemic ‘decelerating’ in Wisconsin: Medical College CEO Dr. Raymond

June 10, 2020 – New grant program to fund local businesses damaged during protests

June 10, 2020 – MMAC launches grant program to help businesses damaged during recent protests

June 10, 2020 – MMAC launches grant program for businesses damaged during recent looting

June 5, 2020 – Majority of Wisconsinites not ready to return to work, restaurants or malls: MMAC survey

June 4, 2020 – Collective action needed among businesses addressing race issue

June 4, 2020 – How UWM and its partners are dealing with the effects of COVID-19

June 4, 2020 – Use of Milwaukee Mitchell Airport slowly rising, but masks recommended

June 3, 2020 – Key Wisconsin Covid-19 trends better, but protests may change that, says Dr. Raymond

June 2, 2020 – Black professionals want to see Milwaukee move forward. Here’s how it happens

June 2, 2020 – White business execs in Milwaukee use social media to support protesters, pledge changes

June 2, 2020 – Milwaukee business leaders discuss how region can address racial disparities

June 1, 2020 – Medical College CEO ‘very concerned’ that protesters at risk for Covid-19

June 1, 2020 – Business community must join the fight for equality

May 31, 2020 – 5 questions with MMAC’s Tim Sheehy on move to The Avenue

May 29, 2020 – ‘No shoes, no shirt, no mask, no service?’ Execs weigh in on requiring customers, visitors to wear masks

May 28, 2020 – MMAC to move headquarters to The Avenue

May 28, 2020 – Wisconsin Covid-19 cases, deaths lower after Wednesday’s highs

May 27, 2020 – Manufacturers expect some elements of pandemic response are here to stay

May 27, 2020 – MMAC moving offices to The Avenue in downtown Milwaukee

May 27, 2020 – Milwaukee officials weighing Covid-19 data, looser restrictions, Mayor Barrett says

May 27, 2020 – MMAC moving offices to The Avenue as redeveloped former mall, and downtown’s west side, mark another win

May 20, 2020 – Medical College CEO: Wisconsin has landmark day in testing Covid-19

May 19, 2020 – MMAC, MCW launch toolkit to help businesses reopen

May 19, 2020 – Mayor says there are still too many COVID-19 cases concentrated in Milwaukee to lift order

May 19, 2020 – MMAC, M7 and Medical College of Wisconsin launch restart toolkit for businesses

May 19. 2020 – Employers need to weigh legal and health ramifications when reopening, experts say

May 18. 2020 – Dr. Raymond watching short-term jump in Covid contagiousness, eyes vaccine developments

May 15, 2020 – Area manufacturers advised to implement safety guidelines for reopening

May 15, 2020 – Milwaukee, Waukesha Counties Begin COVID-19 ‘Experiment’

May 14, 2020 – Medical College’s Raymond warns Covid-19 knows no boundaries 

May 13, 2020 – Newsmakers: MMAC President Tim Sheehy on Smart Restart

May 13, 2020 – Business owners react to Safer at Home being struck down by WI Supreme Court

May 12, 2020 – Best ways to manage staff during Covid-19: Manpower, Northwestern Mutual, Direct Supply weigh in

May 12, 2020 – Covid-19 positive testing rate hits new low for May in Wisconsin

May 11, 2020 – Dr. Raymond, Tim Sheehy both give thumbs-up, with caveats, to Gov. Evers allowing small store openings

May 11, 2020 – Some stores reopen easily with restrictions, while others face challenges

May 10, 2020 – Business group wants smart government restart

May 8, 2020 – Dr. Raymond: Sans vaccine, Wisconsin will have to maintain social distancing as economy reopens

May 7, 2020 – ManpowerGroup’s Jonas Prising: Turning up the dimmer – what employers should be thinking about now for a #SmartRestart and a reimagined future

May 7, 2020 – Why metro Milwaukee’s top health care executives support MMAC’s plan to reopen economy May 11

May 7, 2020 – Updating Dr. Raymond’s checklist for reopening Wisconsin’s economy

May 6, 2020 – Milwaukee Business Group Wants To Begin Opening State Next Week

May 6, 2020 – MMAC calls for phased reopening beginning Monday

May 6, 2020 – Metro Milwaukee business group calls for state to reopen May 11

May 5, 2020 – Milwaukee business lobby calls for ‘smart restart’ of economy as early as May 11

May 5, 2020 – Milwaukee’s largest business group calls for May 11 end to Safer At Home, gradual reopening of economy

May 5, 2020 – MMAC wants phased-in restart of state’s economy to begin before expiration date of Evers’ ‘Safer at Home’ order

May 4, 2020 – Coakley companies introduce products for the ‘new normal’ workplace

May 4, 2020 – Klappa says WEC Energy won’t need as many physical facilities going forward

May 2, 2020 – How do we safely reopen Wisconsin’s and the nation’s economy?

May 1, 2020 – Health care CEOs urge phased approach to reopening economy

May 1, 2020 – Wisconsin hits two-week high for new Covid-19 cases as more are tested

April 30, 2020 – “We have to start transitioning to this phase where people feel confident again getting out and interacting,”

April 30, 2020 – Versiti BloodCenter collecting plasma for Covid-19 treatment experiments

April 29, 2020 – Dr. Raymond on more curbside service: With care, ‘we’ll probably be OK’

April 29, 2020 – Carnevor’s Shaikh ‘cautiously optimistic’ but has concerns about restaurant

April 28. 2020 – Vos, Fitzgerald say they want to meet with Gov. Evers on regional reopening plan

April 28, 2020 – Change ahead for Wisconsin businesses, as Evers allows more to operate

April 24, 2020 – Preparing to run businesses in ‘the new normal’

April 24, 2020 – Wisconsin’s coronavirus testing increases, as does overall number of cases, MCW leader says

April 23, 2020 – UPAF extends campaign as Milwaukee arts groups lose $8.3M in revenue so far

April 23, 2020 – Uptick in Wisconsin Covid-19 cases ‘bears some attention,’ says Medical College CEO

April 22, 2020 – One-day jump for Covid-19 cases in Wisconsin; Milwaukee growth stable: Medical College CEO

April 21, 2020 – Five indicators officials are watching to safely reopen Wisconsin’s economy

April 21, 2020 – Possibility of virtual conventions could lead to loss of revenue and spectacle

April 21, 2020 – Wisconsin Gov. Evers tells state businesses to be patient, keep state moving forward

April 21, 2020 – Pandemic spread slowing statewide, but total cases still growing

April 20, 2020 – MMAC initial overview of state’s Badger Bounce Back plan

April 20, 2020 – Coronavirus spread still slowing, but not reaching figures needed to lift Safer at Home

April 17, 2020 – Safer At Work: MMAC forwards plan for some employers to launch ‘smart restart’

April 17, 2020 – Milwaukee Mayor Barrett supports extending Safer at Home as necessary policy

April 16, 2020 – MMAC’s Sheehy calls Safer at Home extension premature, seeks flexibility

April 16, 2020 – MMAC president urges phased restart of state’s economy

April 16, 2020 – Medical College CEO Raymond’s checklist for a ‘smart restart’ of Wisconsin’s economy

April 15, 2020 – WEC Energy’s Klappa: ‘Smart’ reopening of economy important

April 15, 2020 – Key COVID-19 indicators continue to improve, but peak not here yet: MCW’s Dr. John Raymond

April 14, 2020 – COVID-19 patients at southeast Wisconsin hospitals don’t exceed capacity for ICUs, ventilators

April 14, 2020 – Southeastern Wisconsin hospitals still have ICU, ventilator capacity

April 14, 2020 – Apple Spice Catering, MMAC Community Support Foundation partner to provide meals to front-line workers

April 14, 2020 – Evers, Dr. Raymond weigh in on when Wisconsin can reopen the economy

April 13, 2020 – Spread of COVID-19 state cases stabilizing; time nears to discuss restarting economy: Medical College CEO

April 9, 2020 – Data available next week on when to relax social distancing in Wisconsin: Medical College CEO

April 10, 2020 – MMAC position on Wisconsin’s “Safer at Home” policy

April 8, 2020 – Dr. Raymond: Area bending COVID-19 curve, but still waiting for number of new cases to drop

April 8, 2020 – Officials: Antibody testing could be game-changer in fight against COVID-19

April 6, 2020 – Dr. Raymond: Local ICUs could hit capacity in 10 days, before COVID-19 cases crest

April 5, 2020 – Biden: Democratic National Convention ‘may be virtual’

April 3, 2020 – ‘It’s not going to be an easy thing:’ Organizers, business shift gears with new timing for 2020 DNC

April 3, 2020 – Dr. Raymond: Wisconsin must ‘work harder’ to slow doubling rate of COVID-19

April 3, 2020 – Wisconsin Health Officials Urge Patience During Pandemic

April 2, 2020 – MMAC’s Tim Sheehy: Charting the best course for recovery 

April 2, 2020 –Here’s what’s inside our resource guide for Milwaukee-area small businesses impacted by COVID-19

April 2, 2020 –Milwaukee leaders pleased with DNC delay and pledge to keep convention in town

April 2, 2020 –DNC Convention delayed to August due to coronavirus

April 2, 2020 –Financial institutions await guidance for federal relief programs

April 2, 2020 –Medical College CEO: ‘Our (COVID-19) surge is probably going to be two weeks from now’

April 1, 2020 – Wisconsin records highest one-day COVID-19 hike, but social-distancing making impact: Medical College CEO

April 1, 2020 –Associated Bank, Town Bank work with EDBC on grants for small businesses harmed by COVID-19

April 1, 2020 –WED Health Care Report: MCW president leaning toward people wearing masks in public; MCW projects coronavirus peak in third week of April

April 1, 2020 –Young people are not immune to COVID-19, health officials warn: ‘It’s very easy to contract’

March 30, 2020 – Associated Bank to donate $300,000 to support COVID-19 relief efforts in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois

March 30, 2020 – Strategies: Business perseverance during challenging times
Tips to navigate your business during the coronavirus outbreak

March 30, 2020 – Kohl’s furloughing employees and extending stores closure, CEO won’t take salary

March 29, 2020 – Q&A with Johnson Controls CEO on impact of pandemic on manufacturer

March 26, 2020 – Strattec’s Krejci manages next ‘bend in the river’

March 26, 2020 – Local Companies Working to Supply Healthcare Workers Businesses are reacting to the unprecedented moment, to make sure healthcare workers have what they need.

March 25, 2020 – Move fast and help people: How area companies are changing their operations to fight the coronavirus

March 25, 2020 – Milwaukee-area manufacturers join with colleges, health systems to produce respirator masks

March 24, 2020 – Master Lock offers health care facilities free lock products to safeguard protective gear

March 20, 2020
MMAC chair Jonas Prising – Chairman/CEO of ManpowerGroup
How we can help people and businesses get through the COVID-19 global outbreak

March 20, 2020 – Best advice from Milwaukee-area execs on dealing with coronavirus

March 20, 2020 – OnMilwaukee Podcast
How can Milwaukee survive the economic impact of coronavirus? Podcast with MMAC President Tim Sheehy