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2014 WWBIC Annual Luncheon

Thank you to everyone who helped WWBIC make a difference in 2014! Please enjoy these highlights from our annual Luncheon, and stay tuned for our 2015 events!

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) hosts a premier luncheon showcasing a “True Solution” for our Wisconsin business community. Sharing of our time, vision and resources puts Dreams to Work.

Keynote Speaker:
Jen Guarino, Vice President, Shinola








Where: Potawatomi Bingo Expo Center
  1721 West Canal Street
  Milwaukee, WI 53233


PNC Bank

Associated Bank | Forest County Potawatomi | Community Foundation | Northern Trust Bank

American Family Insurance | BMO Harris Bank | Brewers Community Foundation

Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) | Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. | Runzheimer International | Wisconsin Business Development | Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

BizTimes | El Conquistador | Hoy Wisconsin Today  | In Business | M Magazine | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | | Shepherd Express | Telemundo | The Business Journal

SITE Personnel Services, Inc.

CliftonLarsenAllen LLP | Community Bank and Trust | Community Reinvestment Fund | Confluence Graphics, Inc. | Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago | First Business Bank | Greater Milwaukee Committee | Guaranty Bank | Herzing University | Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee | Hurtado Zimmerman, SC | Ixonia Bank | JPMorgan Chase Foundation | PyraMax Bank | Quarles & Brady LLP | Robert W. Baird | Sattell, Johnson, Appel & Co, SC | Town Bank | US Bank | WE Energies

BizStarts Milwaukee | Dane County Buy Local | Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy | Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee | Local First Milwaukee Milwaukee County Milwaukee Department of City Development | Milwaukee North Shore Rotary Club | Milwaukee Women, Inc. | Professional Dimensions | TEMPO Milwaukee | Urban Economic Development Association | U.S. Small Business Administration | Wisconsin Women’s Council Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions | Wisconsin Women Entrepreneurs – Greater Milwaukee | Women Business Owners Network

2014 Community First Fund Partnership Commemoration

In 2014, WWBIC’s loan fund received a $1.25 million boost from Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBC) as the first recipient of their newly established Community First Fund.  To commemorate this partnership the FHLBC honored WWBIC with a tree planting ceremony at the sight of WWBIC’s new Milwaukee office.  Congresswoman Gwen Moore, representatives from FHLBC, WWBIC, area banks, partners and small business owners participated in a roundtable discussion before the ceremony collaborating together on ways to grow strong communities.


2014 Statewide Committee Meeting and Reception at the Governor's Executive Residence

Annually WWBIC hosts a collective meeting for our statewide committee members to review WWBIC’s work supporting economic development in Wisconsin. Collaborating on efforts to bring WWBIC’s mission to the marketplace is ongoing.  Small business literally rolled up to the doorstep at Wisconsin’s executive home this year as various WWBIC’s small business food truck clients and vendors entertained a crowd of roughly 125 supporters.

2014 Regional Volunteer Celebrations

Thanks to those who attended our Volunteer Celebrations in April!  It's wonderful to take time to recognize our volunteers for their amazing service, and highligh our "Outstanding" volunteers for their ongoing committment.  Please enjoy this video from our Madison celebration, as well as our photo album!


2014 Sacagawea Awards

Congratulations to WWBIC President/CVO Wendy Baumann for receiving the 2014 Sacagawea Award!  We at WWBIC know how deserving Wendy is of this honor, and are happy to share some of Wendy's story with you in the video below.


2013 WWBIC Annual Luncheon- Celebrating 25 Years

Thank you to everyone who helped WWBIC make a difference in 2013! Please enjoy these highlights from our annual Luncheon, and stay tuned for our 2014 events!




View our 2013 Luncheon photo gallery here.