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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?

This Holiday Season, Remember Everyone Deployed

This Holiday Season, Remember Everyone Deployed

By: Adam Braatz

Even with the holiday season in full swing, many throughout the country are without their usual cheer. It can be difficult to look on the bright side, or look outside our own circle of control and comfort.

While many of us are (understandably) focused inward, we often neglect to consider those who are working tirelessly to support and defend our freedoms. 

3 Hidden Benefits of Volunteering for Veterans

3 Hidden Benefits of Volunteering for Veterans

By: Adam Braatz

That begs the question why do many veterans stop volunteering altogether after their transition? Perhaps life in the civilian world is busier or civilian employers are less likely to support your volunteer endeavors.

Either way, volunteerism is important, not just for your community but also your personal career. Here are three ways the volunteerism can help you:

WVCC Staff Picks - 2020 Holiday Edition

WVCC Staff Picks - 2020 Holiday Edition

Is Die Hard a holiday movie? The debate rages on... We have had a handful of requests from our members and volunteers to share a bit more about...
Essential Benefits for Veterans and Military Families

Essential Benefits for Veterans and Military Families

By: Adam Braatz

Overall, there is a lot to consider, which can be overwhelming. Many fall victim to information paralysis which can result in inaction. We’ve all been there -- just begin with the federal end of things and take baby steps...