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A Letter From the President: February 2017- Special Edition

Today celebrates the transition of Greater Milwaukee Committee Board Chairman from Ted Kellner to Rich Meeusen. Over the past two years, the GMC has had the pleasure of working with Ted on many initiatives and projects. He has been an incredible champion of the work of the GMC, his dedication apparent at each and every board meeting, members meeting, and community engagement. The combination of his work ethic and love of Milwaukee reflects in his endeavors with Fiduciary Management, and that of the many civic and charitable organizations he is a member of. Ted, we are grateful for your service and wish you a lifetime of continued success. Sincerely, Julia Taylor President Greater Milwaukee

Business, community leaders debate how to fund convention center expansion: Slideshow

If there was one thing that was clear from the Milwaukee Business Journal’s recent Flash Forum on the possibility of enacting a sales tax to fund a convention center expansion in Milwaukee, it was that it will not be easy. Check out the attached slideshow to see who attended the important discussion. “There is no doubt that this will be a tough task, but it is important to the future of our community,” said Omar Shaikh, chair of Visit Milwaukee and co-owner of SURG Restaurant Group. Shaikh was joined on the panel by Greg Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corp., Greater Milwaukee Committee president Julia Taylor and State Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee). The panel was following up on a sp

Capacity crowd, special beer part of 40 Under 40 awards event: Slideshow

It was quite a night at The Pfister Hotel Tuesday as more than 700 people packed the grand ballroom to celebrate the Milwaukee Business Journal's 2017 40 Under 40 award winners. Check out the attached slideshow to see photos of the fun event that honored the Milwaukee area's up-and-coming young professionals. It was one of the largest crowds in the history of the program, which is celebrating its 25th years of recognizing Milwaukee's young professionals. Each guest got a vuvuzela-type horn to help honor the winners and they put them to good use as the rowdy crowd made lots of noise as each winner came to the stage to receive their award. For the second straight year, we inducted four of our

A Letter From the President: February 2017

Two businesses opened doors in Milwaukee over the past few months that will impact Milwaukee much more than normal business openings. Zurn’s new Headquarters building became the first company to locate in the Reed Street Yards, a water technology and research park. And, Tandem, a new restaurant in Lindsay Heights, opened its doors and created a new business structure for neighborhood ownership and talent curation. The move of the Zurn Headquarters to Milwaukee demonstrates the impact and growth of the water cluster and the work of the Water Council and its partners, including UWM’s School of Freshwater Management and MMSD. Zurn’s parent company is Rexnord, whose headquarters are located in t

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