Letters from the President

Business training effort drives growth

Companies completing the flagship program of Scale Up Milwaukee, which seeks to promote business growth in the region, have created nearly 500 jobs since 2013, Scale Up announced Tuesday. Over the last four years, 57 firms in the region have gone through the “Scalerator,” a six-month program that teaches owners of small businesses, typically with $1 million to $10 million in annual revenue, practical skills to enhance growth. Read the full article .

Letter from the President- Safe MKE Edition

Today’s shooting of a City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services employee, is an unthinkable and inexcusable act of violence. The Greater Milwaukee Committee sends its deepest condolences to his family and friends, the City of Milwaukee family, and others who have been effected by violence. After 33 years of service, at the age of 64, his life was met with an incredibly tragic ending. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Violence is, and should be, seen as a public health issue. As we continue to strive for a safer Milwaukee through Safe MKE, and project created in partnership with the Office of Violence Prevention, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, No

Sales tax discussion morphs to broader issue

What started in late January as a call by downtown Milwaukee business executives for a new local sales tax in Milwaukee to support arts and cultural institutions may be morphing into a push to address the broader but less glitzy issue of how the state provides financial aid to municipalities. Read the full article here.

Mary Ellen Stanek Award for Diversity in Corporate Governance Announced

Press Release: Milwaukee Women Inc. and Greater Milwaukee Committee 2017 winners are Susan J. Schmitt, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Rockwell Automation, and Aurora Healthcare, receive GMC Mary Ellen Stanek Award for Diversity in Corporate Governance. The Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC), in conjunction with Milwaukee Women inc (MWi), awarded the fifth annual Mary Ellen Stanek Award for Diversity in Corporate Governance on Monday, February 13 at the GMC annual meeting. In a departure from prior years, two awardees were recognized: an individual and an organization. Susan J. Schmitt, SVP of Human Resources at Rockwell Corporation, and Aurora Healthcare each received the eponymous

A Letter From the President: March 2017

Did you know that the lifetime risk of imprisonment by age 35 for African American men who do not complete high school is 70%? This is an astounding statistic. Educational attainment is one of the top societal investments to prevent violence, increase earnings and live a free life. As a member of the Steering Committee for the Mayor’ Office of Violence Prevention (OVP), we are looking at a large systems approach to violence prevention in a year that will more than likely see record breaking numbers of homicides and other violent crimes. Arnold Chandler of Forward Change presented a riveting presentation culled from numerous field studies of what strategies work, and what don’t, in a broader

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