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Former MLB commissioner Bud Selig to keynote Wisconsin Veteran Chamber's conference

Former MLB commissioner Bud Selig to keynote Wisconsin Veteran Chamber's conference

"Bud Selig, the former commissioner of Major League Baseball and member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, will keynote the Wisconsin Veterans Business Conference in May, which is expected to draw the largest crowd in its four-year history.

Selig is a Milwaukee native who maintains a residence in Bayside and offices downtown. He served as commissioner of baseball from 1998 through 2014 and acting commissioner from 1992 to 1998.

The conference, regarded as the premier gathering of the veteran business community, will take place May 23 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and is being presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. The conference will include a veteran business expo featuring more than 150 veteran-owned and veteran-friendly businesses."

Bud Selig to keynote 4th Annual Wisconsin Veterans Business Conference

Bud Selig to keynote 4th Annual Wisconsin Veterans Business Conference

Allan H. (Bud) Selig is the Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball and a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. A native of Milwaukee, Selig served in the U.S. Army for two years following his graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1956. Selig is credited with keeping baseball in Milwaukee after he purchased the Seattle Pilots and relocated the team to Milwaukee, renaming the team the Milwaukee Brewers.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York on July 30, 2017. In addition to a long list of awards, honors, and recognitions from a wide variety of nonprofit and civic organizations, Selig was awarded the U.S. Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award in April 2015 for supporting soldiers, veterans, and their families through his work in Major League Baseball.
 
“Commissioner Emeritus Selig is a prime example of the impact veterans have had and continue to make to our state,” said Saul Newton, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. “His leadership, vision, integrity and commitment to this state demonstrate how veterans and military families are assets to our economy, our workplaces, and our communities.“

Associated Bank announces partnership with Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce

Associated Bank announces partnership with Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce
Through this partnership, Associated Bank will play an active role in sponsoring and supporting veteran events hosted by the WVCC.

WISCONSIN EXPANDS WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MILITARY SPOUSES OF NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS

WISCONSIN EXPANDS WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MILITARY SPOUSES OF NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS
Coverage of our event Feb 14th introducing the state to Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone coming to WI in support the Guard and Reserve families.

Military spouse: community asset and valued employee

Military spouse: community asset and valued employee
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Wisconsin Veterans Chamber operating accelerator for military entrepreneurs at Ward 4

Wisconsin Veterans Chamber operating accelerator for military entrepreneurs at Ward 4
Looking to fill spots for 2019's Command Post cohort.  Through Command Post, veteran entrepreneurs receive one year of free membership to Ward 4, mentorship, business coaching, access to educational programming, and can attend exclusive networking and educational events hosted by the Veterans Chamber of Commerce at no cost. 

"Ready to Work" Table of Experts on military veteran employment

"Ready to Work" Table of Experts on military veteran employment
"Military veterans typically enter the workforce later than most, but when they arrive, they’re ready to go and ready to lead. The challenge for th...

WISCONSIN DESIGNATED AS FIRST NATIONAL GUARD & RESERVE COMPONENT MILITARY SPOUSE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ZONE IN NATION

WISCONSIN DESIGNATED AS FIRST NATIONAL GUARD & RESERVE COMPONENT MILITARY SPOUSE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ZONE IN  NATION

The Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ) program is focused on combating the economic impact military spouse's unemployment and underemployment have on 21st century military families by facilitating collaboration between local and national employers, educational institutions and community resources. The program is a collaboration with multiple state agencies including the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.  

Wi Veterans Chamber on Wi Eye – Newsmakers With Steve Walters

Wi Veterans Chamber on Wi Eye – Newsmakers With Steve Walters
Catch our Executive Director and two of the fabulous leaders of our Madison branch on WI Eye – Newsmakers with Steve Walters. They discuss the WI V...

Wisconsin Veterans Chamber Announces Partnership With Streetshares

Wisconsin Veterans Chamber Announces Partnership With Streetshares
We are excited to partner with StreetShares to  offer veteran entrepreneurs and business owners the resources they need to be successful,” said Sau...