WWBIC 2021 Annual Celebration

The 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.

Cristina graduated from Princeton University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Cristina achieved the WSET Level 3 certification from the renowned Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is in the process of obtaining the WSET Level 4 diploma. She is fluent in Catalan, Spanish, English and French.

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


Badger Liquor




Entrepreneurs Coalition

ERC Midwest

Foley & Lardner

Godfrey & Kahn

Housing Authority for the City of Milwaukee (HACM)

Hurtado Zimmerman

Ixonia Bank

Marquette University Institute for Women’s Leadership

Landmark Credit Union

Lincoln Property Company

Machare & Associates

Michael Best & Friedrich

Milwaukee Bucks

North Shore Bank

Palermo Villa

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren sc

RitzHolman CPAs

TEMPO Milwaukee

Town Bank


WaterStone Bank


Zizzl, LLC

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

Shepherd Express



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!

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