News & Events

We believe in the power of the media. Not only to spread the word about WWBIC’s services for entrepreneurs, but to share the great things are that happening with our small business clients. Our hope is that you’ll find a resource … or be inspired on your entrepreneurial journey.

WWBIC Named 2017 SBA Jody C. Raskind Mission Lender of the Year
Featuring WWBIC
Press Release | March 22, 2017

Downtown entrepreneur preps tasty new business
Featuring Elsie Mae's Canning Co.
Kenosha News | March 22, 2017

WWBIC President Named to OFN's Inaugural Opportunity Fellows Class
Featuring WWBIC
Press Release | March 7, 2017

WWBIC to surprise 12 businesses
Featuring WWBIC
In Business Madison | February 28, 2017

Madison coworking comes in many shapes and sizes
Featuring WWBIC client Synergy Coworking
Wisconsin State Journal | February 19, 2017

Quest for health led him back to his dream
Featuring WWBIC client Funky Fresh Spring Rolls
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | January 27, 2017

Bader Philanthropies picks minority-owned JCP for HQ construction
Featuring WWBIC client JCP Construction
Milwaukee Independent | January 27, 2017

Local humanitarians honored at MLK event
Featuring WWBIC clients Build a Bow & BabyExpress
The Journal Times | January 17, 2017

Aardvark Wine Lounge opens on Pine
Featuring WWBIC client Aardvark Wine Lounge
Green Bay Press Gazette | January 13, 2017

Interest in germ fighting oils starting to build
Featuring WWBIC client Modern Apothecary
Kenosha News | December 26, 2016

Skilled trades program offers a second chance
Featuring WWBIC client Pro trade Job Development
Wisconsin Policy Research Institute | December 12, 2016

Let's Eat: Ugly Apple food cart turns homely produce into homey breakfast
Featuring WWBIC client The Ugly Apple Cafe
Capitol Times | December 11, 2016

Let's Skilled trades program offers a second chancet
Featuring WWBIC client Pro trade Job Development
Wisconsin Policy Research Institute | December 12, 2016

Wisconsin is building a healthy ecosystem for startups
Featuring WWBIC
BizTimes | October 27, 2016

SBA Awards Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corp. $149,000 PRIME Grant to help Disadvantaged Entrepreneurs
Featuring WWBIC
Press Release | September 26, 2016

'The customer is my boss': Savanna Beauty Supply's Stephanie Sarr chases her passion
Featuring WWBIC client Savanna Beauty Supply
The Capital Times | September 20, 2016

WWBIC leads through example in hosting Women's Business Center Conference
Featuring WWBIC
Milwaukee Independent | September 13, 2016

WWBIC to host national leadership conference
Featuring WWBIC
BizTimes | August 26, 2016

Madison-area brewpubs proliferate
Featuring WWBIC client Rockhound Brewing Co.
Wisconsin Gazette | July 29, 2016

Milwaukee couple to open Paint and Sip on south side
Featuring WWBIC client Farmhouse Studios LLC
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | July 20, 2016

Milwaukee Blacksmith to star on new History Channel TV show
Featuring WWBIC client Milwaukee Blacksmith | July 18, 2016

Featuring WWBIC
Milwaukee Independent | July 11, 2016

Talk of the Town: Andrea Hughes, Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation
Featuring WWBIC Regional Project Director - South Central, Andrea Hughes
CW57 Television | July 5, 2016

Madison's first mobile retailer offers boutique fashion on the go
Featuring WWBIC client Grasshopper Goods
The Capital Times | July 2, 2016

Milwaukee Kayak Co. adds Schlitz Park rental site along river
Featuring WWBIC client Milwaukee Kayak Company
Milwaukee Business Journal | June 29, 2016

Love of driving leads to Gouda Girls food truck
Featuring WWBIC client Gouda Girls
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 24, 2016

Restaurant review: Park Street has rock-solid brewpub in Rockhound
Featuring WWBIC client Rockhound Brewing Company
Wisconsin State Journal | June 2, 2016

Protect Your Pumps, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Featuring WWBIC client Protect Your Pumps
Google Economic Impact Report | May 31, 2016

New Milwaukee Brewery Opening in June
Featuring WWBIC client Urban Harvest Brewing Company
CBS 58 | May 26, 2016

Veterans face challenges in obtaining startup financing
Featuring WWBIC client AccuTrans
BizTimes | May 30, 2016

Boots to business reboot offers veteran entrepreneurship training
Featuring WWBIC
BizTimes | May 30, 2016

Garbage entrepreneurs are turning food waste into a business
Featuring WWBIC client Compost Crusader, LLC
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 23, 2016

Kin Kin expanding its coffee brand on the Isthmus
Featuring WWBIC client Kin Kin Coffee Roasters LLC
Wisconsin State Journal | May 23, 2016

Food truck chef makes empanadas his own
Featuring WWBIC client Olano's Empanadas
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 20, 2016

Tangles Hair Salon Expands
Featuring WWBIC client Tangles Salon Studio
The Journal Times | May 19, 2016

Your Personal Wellness is Important at Originails Salon & Spa
Featuring WWBIC client Originails Salon & Spa
Shepherd Express | May 17, 2016

Women business owners ‘Put Dreams to Work’ with $1 million from U.S. Bank to WWBIC loan fund
Featuring WWBIC
WWBIC Press Release | May 11, 2016

Workshop Helps Ex Offenders Be Entrepreneurs
Featuring WWBIC client ProTrade Job Development
CBS 58 | May 3, 2016

United Community Center honors Wendy Baumann, Gale Klappa: Slideshow
Featuring WWBIC President Wendy Baumann
Milwaukee Business Journal | May 3, 2016

What makes a city small-biz friendly?
Featuring WWBIC
Milwaukee Business Journal | April 29, 2016

WBD sale of loan portfolio to WWBIC better aligns services for small businesses
WWBIC Press Release | April 28, 2016

WWBIC model shows the way forward for job creation
Featuring WWBIC | April 27, 2016

WWBIC on the Biz Connection Radio Show
Featuring WWBIC Director of Lending Mike Hetzel
The Biz Connection | April 25, 2016

Si, C-viche in Bay View
Featuring WWBIC client C'Viche
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | April 22, 2016

Co-workers from iconic manufacturer reinvent themselves with new Whitefish Bay restaurant
Featuring WWBIC client MOXIE
Milwaukee Business Journal | April 21, 2016

Rockhound Brewing head stays rock steady amid challenging times
Featuring WWBIC client Rockhound Brewing Company
The Cap Times | April 11, 2016

Johanna's Cakes & Desserts moving to redeveloped south side building
Featuring WWBIC client Johanna's Cakes and Desserts LLC
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | April 09, 2016

Featuring WWBIC client Supper
Travel Wisconsin | April 07, 2016

Mequon video start-up faces 'Rugged' early tests
Featuring WWBIC client Rugged Video LLC
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | April 07, 2016

Featuring WWBIC client Enlightened Brewing Company
Edible Milwaukee | Spring 2016

Featuring WWBIC client Camino
Camino | March 14, 2016

Social Hour
Featuring WWBIC client Merriment Social
Milwaukee Magazine | February 26, 2016

Polished Beauty Bar to open Tuesday
Featuring WWBIC client Polished Beauty Bar
The Journal Times | March 15, 2016

Skip all the sugar — and fill those Easter baskets with fun! Some ways to do it
Featuring WWBIC client It’z My Party Cakery
FOX 6 | March 15, 2016

Bicycling and coffee to come together in new Velobahn cafe
Featuring WWBIC client Velobahn Coffee & Cycle
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | March 14, 2016

Project Milwaukee: Defining Innovation in Milwaukee
Featuring WWBIC President/CVO Wendy Baumann
WUWM | March 11, 2016

Meet our Central City Business Award winners
Featuring WWBIC clients Armstrong General Contracting and Great Impressions
Milwaukee Business Journal | March 11, 2016

Sauna, light and flotation therapy available at A Better Me Spa in Menomonee Falls
Featuring WWBIC client A Better Me
FOX 6 | March 9, 2016

Do you ever see a celebrity and think, “How do I get hair like that?!”
Featuring WWBIC client Prenasis Hair Gallery
FOX 6 | March 7, 2016

Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille dishes out a tasty fish fry
Featuring WWBIC client Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille
FOX 6 | March 2, 2016

MobCraft Beer to appear on ABC's 'Shark Tank'
Featuring WWBIC client MobCraft Beer
Milwaukee Business Journal | March 1, 2016

Ruckus & Glee offers children’s toys, books, games and much more
Featuring WWBIC client Ruckuk & Glee
FOX 6 | March 1, 2016

City Beefs Up Resources, Funding For Small Businesses And Start-ups
Featuring WWBIC
Racine County Eye | February 29, 2016

WWBIC Joins With Consumer Federation of America to Bring America Saves Week to Wisconsin
WWBIC Press Release | February 22, 2016

Simple email leads to an amazing business conversation
Featuring WWBIC President/CVO Wendy Baumann
Milwaukee Business Journal | February 19, 2016

What products are best for your tresses? Tips from an expert
Featuring WWBIC client Prenasis Hair Gallery
FOX 6 | February 17, 2016

Casa Noble’s Affordable Takes on Classic Mexican Dishes
Featuring WWBIC client Casa Noble
Shepherd Express | February 16, 2016

Cupcakes: Head to Kenosha
Featuring WWBIC client SweetEats Traditions
SE Wisconsin Food Talk | February 16, 2016

The local small business investing revolution
Featuring WWBIC and WWBIC client MobCraft Beer
CNBC | February 16, 2016

Need plans for Valentine’s Day? Try a cooking class at Antigua Latin Restaurant
Featuring WWBIC client Antigua Latin Restaurant
FOX 6 | February 11, 2016

Racine & Me, Feb 13th 2016: DRC Valentine's Day, ESL at Mt. Pleasant COP House, 3P's Design
Featuring WWBIC client Pennies Producing Palaces (3P's Design)
CBS 58 | February 10, 2016

Tempt your taste buds with something sweet from Miss Cupcake
Featuring WWBIC client Miss Cupcake
FOX 6 | February 10, 2016

Kiva Zip 2015 review
Featuring KIVA City Milwaukee and WWBIC
KIVA | February 1, 2016

Milwaukee Central City Business Award winners
Featuring WWBIC clients Armstrong General Contracting and Great Impressions
Milwaukee Business Journal | February 1, 2016

Redbar Serves More than the Usual Bar Food
Featuring WWBIC client RedBar
Shepherd Express | January 26, 2016

Monona State Bank invests $750,000 in WWBIC's ‘Putting Dreams to Work’Loan Fund
WWBIC Press Release | January 25, 2016

If it’s craft beer and a sandwich you’re looking for, check out Camino
Featuring WWBIC clients Camino and Mr. Dye's Pies
FOX 6 | January 18, 2016

Loans from WWBIC increased 28% last year
Featuring WWBIC
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | January 4, 2016

New flower shop blooms in Uptown
Featuring WWBIC client Petals by Felicia
The Journal Times | January 1, 2016

Milwaukee chef makes soul food restaurant shrine to fatherhood
Featuring WWBIC client Daddy's Soul Food & Grille
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | January 1, 2016