2021 WWBIC Annual Celebration HighlightsThe Next Vintage | Cultivating a Legacy
Please join WWBIC in celebrating highlights from our 2021 annual celebration!
On Thursday, November 4th we gathered virtually and in person as we looked to the future while continuing to create new ways of garnering support and matching resources with the needs of Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial community.
The theme of this year’s event was: The Next Vintage | Cultivating a Legacy. Our program honored the roots of our past work, but also looked toward the future with intention – cultivating our work, spaces, and places into our shared legacy full of hope. To embrace our nod to the future, we welcomed Cristina Torres, Marimar Estates Director of Sales and Marketing, as our keynote speaker.
Watch the 2021 Annual Celebration video using the link provided above. Presentations begin at 35:30.
Make your holiday purchases this year from WWBIC clients with our 2021 Shop Small Digital Catalog, featuring products and listings for over 200 clients!
Cristina Torres is a member of Familia Torres, a fifth generation family business with roots that trace back to the 17th century in Barcelona, Spain. Cristina inherited the love of the vineyard from her family and grew up working alongside her mother and their business namesake, Marimar.
The Torres family business has been handed down from father to son for five generations, but this is the first time that the baton will be passed from mother to daughter.
Club ORO — Stories of Impact Sponsors
Club Plata — Small Biz Market Sponsors
Club Cobre — Wisconsin Makers Sponsors
Club Verde – Client Scholarship Sponsors
Andrea & Orendorff, LLP
Foley & Lardner
Godfrey & Kahn
Housing Authority for the City of Milwaukee (HACM)
Marquette University Institute for Women’s Leadership
Landmark Credit Union
Lincoln Property Company
Machare & Associates
Michael Best & Friedrich
North Shore Bank
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren sc
CLUB AZUL – Corporate Sponsors
BioForward ~ City of Middleton/Mike Davis ~ City of West Allis ~ Clark Gridley/Carl Trimble ~ Diamond Discs International ~ Grandville BID/EDC ~ Greater Milwaukee Committee ~ Heartland Information Research ~ Hmong Chamber of Commerce ~ Irene Strohbeen & Associates ~ Marcus Hotels ~ Milwaukee Business Journal ~ Milwaukee Development Corporation ~ Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 ~ Milwaukee Northshore Rotary ~ Mueller Communications ~ New Covenant Housing Corporation ~ One Community Bank ~ Realty4Good ~ Self-Help Federal Credit Union ~ SCORE ~ Tri-City National Bank ~ U.S. Small Business Administration ~ Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions ~ Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corporation ~ Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Media Club Sponsors
88 Nine Radio Milwaukee
BizTimes Media (Milwaukee Business News)
El Conquistador Latino Newspaper
Milwaukee Business Journal