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Welcome New Members:

 • Tailored Label Products • Aperture Labs • Strategy International • Xymox TechnologiesBay Ridge Consulting Group • SiFer Consulting • Tri-City Bank • Charis Facility AdvantageHeck Capital Advisors • Ascend Technology • TBG Networks • Storage Systems MidwestProSonix • Becker Ritter Funeral Home • Southeast Sales • 

Available Tax Credits for Business

Are you leaving money on the table when it comes to your business taxes? 

IBAW sponsor Vrakas CPAs has an overview on tax credits available to you from both the State and Federal level. Read here.

Full Speed Ahead...For Membership!

IBAW is on a charge to increase its membership and to help more businesses. If you are interested in joining IBAW, come to our monthly meeting at the Wisconsin Club as a free test drive. Contact IBAW Executive Director Steve Kohlmann for details here

5 Great Reasons to Join the IBAW + 1 More

Wondering why you should join the IBAW? We have five really good reasons to do one more! 

Read more.

Upcoming Events: - Get out of that BUSINESS BUNKER and join us.


President's Circle 

Friday, December 1st, 2017 | Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 am 

Location: Dale Carnegie Training Center, 6737 W. Washington Ave. Suite 3105, West Allis,

The President's Circle is open only to business owners, CEO's and presidents of a business. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact program leader Steve Bobowski by clicking here.

As the CEO, President, or Owner you are asked to produce more resultswith fewer resources, meet and exceed competition, innovate and motivate.  This creates very difficult teams and leadership challenges.  Leaders must encourage teamworkbottom-up idea generationalignmentloyalty and above all commitment

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Sales Roundtable 

"Sales Process for Success: A Focused Approach"

Monday, December 11th, 2017 | Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am 

Location: CTaccess, 740 Pilgrim Parkway, Elm Grove

This will be an interactive, group strategy session focused on the Sales Process: 

What is involved? How & why does it work? What you need to know!

We will cover all aspects of sales: planning to closing; prospecting & qualifying; setting appointments and more!

Come prepared to share specific obstacles you encounter, so we can focus on solutions.

Registration now closed - EVENT FULL.

Monthly Meeting

Erik Buell

Friday, December 15th, 2017 | Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 am 

Location: The Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee

Erik Buell is a pioneer of modern race motorcycle technology and was the founder, former Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of the Buell Motorcycle Company, which eventually merged with Harley-Davidson Corp.. 

In November 2009, Mr. Buell launched Erik Buell Racing (EBR), a firm essentially focusing on developing race-machines based on the Harley-Davidson engine platform featuring new ground breaking technologies for the motorcycle industry. 

Join us for a morning of business innovation, success...and challenges...sure to you inspire you.

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Monthly Meeting

Negotiation 101: Planning for the Negotiation Process and Winning Strategies

Friday, January 19th, 2017 | Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 am 

Location: The Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee

Every one of us negotiates far more than we imagine, whether with our kids to get them to do their homework, with our boss for a raise, or with an adversary in a multi-million dollar transaction. This presentation will help attendees plan for the negotiation process and how to incorporate winning strategies to become a better negotiator.

Registration now.

Business Day in Madison 

Friday, February 28th, 2018 | Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 pm 

Location: Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison

The IBAW partners up with WMC and others to present the biggest business networking event of the year. Local and national speakers make for a informative event and networking with business executives from around the state. Get this on your calendar now! 


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IBAW Magazine

December 2017

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IBAW Legislative Priorities 2016-17



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