WWBIC 2021 Annual CelebrationThe Next Vintage | Cultivating a Legacy
WWBIC is very pleased to invite you to join us this year for WWBIC’s annual showcase. This year we are modifying the format from a luncheon to an afternoon happy hour.
We are proceeding optimistically as we plan to host our event in person with an option to join us virtually. WWBIC’s commitment to small business remains steadfast. We invite you to join us as we look to the future and continue to create new ways of garnering support and matching resources with the needs of Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial community.
This year our celebration embraces the theme: The Next Vintage | Cultivating a Legacy. Our program will honor the roots of our past work, but also look 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 welcome Cristina Torres, Marimar Estates Director of Sales and Marketing, as our keynote speaker.
Thursday, November 4, 2021
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM CDT
Miller High Life Theatre
500 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
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
WWBIC ANNUAL CELEBRATION COVID PRECAUTIONS
The city of Milwaukee remains in the “excessive transmission” category for COVID-19. There is no required mask mandate in the city of Milwaukee, and as such, we have the following precautions in place for our event.
- All in-person event attendees are encouraged to wear a mask except when they are eating or drinking, regardless of their vaccination status
- All in-person food and beverages will be single serve and will include a happy hour beverage and Spanish Tapas
- In the Theatre, the Orchestra Section is reserved for Premiere Sponsors and the Mezzanine Section is reserved for General Admission
(To allow for social distancing, we will have open seating in these areas so attendees can choose a location that works best for them)
- Virtual Attendees will get an event box mailed to their company event liaison
We will continue to monitor both national and local guidelines, keeping our attendees updated on any changes to our policy or event agenda.
Thank you for your cooperation and support!