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Thinking About Running for Office? Don’t Let Your Disability Deter You.

Thinking About Running for Office? Don’t Let Your Disability Deter You.

By Ed Carter, Guest Contributor

We need people who have an honest desire to improve our communities and show the commitment and courage to lead with practical solutions. Your disability doesn’t have to prevent you from realizing your dream of winning an elected office.

Why I Left My Corporate Job To Focus On BBQ

Why I Left My Corporate Job To Focus On BBQ

By Greg Fischer, Guest Contributor
 

"During the summer of 2020, I really began thinking back to those days overseas.  My corporate career was going well, but I had a desire for more."

WI Vets Chamber Announces Selectees for 2021 Command Post

WI Vets Chamber Announces Selectees for 2021 Command Post

By: Adam Braatz
 
"This diverse group of veteran entrepreneurs from all over Wisconsin are poised to do big things in 2021 and beyond..."
Wisconsin Veterans and the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Wisconsin Veterans and the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

By Randy Romanski, Guest Contributor

"About one in nine people who are working in Wisconsin hold a job related to agriculture, so there are plenty of opportunities for those who are interested..."

Interview with Vito Schwartz, Owner of Semper Fi Roofing & Exteriors

Interview with Vito Schwartz, Owner of Semper Fi Roofing & Exteriors

By Julia Norton, Guest Contributor
 
“You were given a gift from every good and bad leader you had, as well as every good and bad troop you had. Don’t waste your knowledge and experience by not using it.” 
Wisconsin is Quickly Becoming One of the Best States for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Wisconsin is Quickly Becoming One of the Best States for Veteran Entrepreneurs

By Seda Goff, Guest Contributor

"More veteran business owners are finding a supportive and lucrative base in Wisconsin... As we emerge from the economic crisis of 2020, businesses – particularly veteran-owned businesses – will play a pivotal role in the recovery of our country."

The Horse Guy: A Coaching with Horses Story

The Horse Guy: A Coaching with Horses Story

By Dan Holden, Guest Contributor

"I sensed a strong caring connection between us, a reality that surprised me. What happened next amazed me."

Interview with James Hammond, Co-Chair of Froedtert's Military Business Resource Group

Interview with James Hammond, Co-Chair of Froedtert's Military Business Resource Group

We were delighted to get to know more about James Hammond -- leader, author, educator, and Co-Chair of the Froedtert Military BRG.
WVCC Staff Picks - 2021 Health & Wellness Edition

WVCC Staff Picks - 2021 Health & Wellness Edition

   Our Favorite Cold Weather Comfort Foods... We have had a handful of requests from our members and volunteers to share a bit more about oursel...
Holding Space for Someone Who is Suffering

Holding Space for Someone Who is Suffering

By Tracy Thaden, Guest Contributor
  
"My 24-year-old son called me saying he was very worried, and he didn’t know what to do. He was in a lot of pain, had Googled his symptoms and thought he had appendicitis.  I told him to get to the ER and I would meet him there..." 
Get Off the Sidelines

Get Off the Sidelines

By Bob Hogan and Branden Marty, Guest Contributors
  
Business organizations have been addressing issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion for scores of years, with spotty results.
  
We are at an inflection point. The game has started. It’s time to get on the field. It’s time for Boards, CEOs, C-suite leaders, shareholders and business owners to make the commitment.
Learn How to Pitch Your Idea, Service, or Invention to the USAF with this FREE Program

Learn How to Pitch Your Idea, Service, or Invention to the USAF with this FREE Program

By: Idella Yamben, Guest Contributor
 

As the speed of technology increases, the Air Force sees commercial innovators as their critical innovation partners.  What does this mean for Wisconsin small businesses?