News & Events
On Tuesday, August 8th, WWBIC hosted a statewide joint committee meeting and reception at the State Capitol building in Madison! Thank you to all who attended for making it a fantastic day, and especially our sponsors Laurie Benson, The Dakonte Product Group/Heartland...
Thanks to the over 950 attendees who made our 2022 annual luncheon a resounding success. Clients, funders, partners, volunteers, staff and friends all gathered at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino on November 15th to celebrate WWBIC's 35th anniversary. Three industry...
WWBIC is thrilled to announce the continued support of Associated Bank and the Brewers Community Foundation for our clients through new funding for 2023. See photos, read a press release, and get more details here.
Our 35th anniversary luncheon celebration, themed “Open for Business,” showcases decades of impact and connects our small business community to our many partners and supporters. The celebration is two-fold in nature, with a small business market followed by a luncheon and program.
Approximately 150 WWBIC funders, partners, clients and staff gathered on August 23rd at the Wisconsin governor’s mansion for working meetings and celebrating the 35 years of impact WWBIC has had in Wisconsin and beyond since 1987.
Beginning in 2019, WWBIC undertook a third-party study to better understand the financial footprint of our business borrowers. This research analyzed data over a decade to better understand the long-term impact of our work in the aggregate: How WWBIC is making a difference in the lives and communities of the people we serve.
Register now for our 2023 “Make Your Money Talk” Bootcamp sessions! Join us for this financial empowerment series to learn:
– How to create a household budget
– Tips and tricks to improve your credit score
– Planning household SMART goals
Identifying spending leaks
– …and more!
Let 2023 be the year you “Put Dreams to Work!” View our new 2023 training and lending programs catalogs now and register for training sessions today.
WWBIC’s work is not solo – that is why we rely on all of our partners to help advance the important work of economic development. We are grateful for our recent partnership with The Kroger Co. Foundation and LISC (National and Regional), who teamed up with WWBIC to provide additional technical assistance to food-based business owners of color affected by the pandemic. Thanks to the generosity of Kroger and LISC, we are able to share a video featuring some stories of hope and opportunity directly from the clients to help “build it together.”
WWBIC’s annual celebration took place on Thursday, November 4th. See highlights including an event video, photos, a link to our new Shop Small Catalog and client directory and more here.
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