Tue, 30 July 2013
Joe Sweeney is the New York Times Best Selling author of Networking Is a Contact Sport. Joe takes the anxiety out of networking by helping people understand that networking is really about giving, not getting. Over the course of his 30-year career Joe has served on 28 Boards of Directors, was President of the Wisconsin Sports Authority and has owned more than 12 companies—including the sports marketing agency Sports Marketing Group, which he founded when three-time NFL MVP Brett Favre signed on as the first client. Today, in addition to his work as an equity partner and investment banker with Corporate Financial Advisors, Joe travels the country as an author and speaker, sharing his experiences and teaching business owners, high-achieving professionals—and anyone who wants to realize that next, big, wild, audacious goal—his time-tested habits for create meaningful connections that will bring them success throughout their life.
Direct download: Rotary_7.30.13_-_Joe_Sweeney_-_Networking_is_a_Contact_Sport.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:34pm EDT
Tue, 23 July 2013
We often hear observations about our region’s strengths and challenges. Frequently, these observations are based on perception. Vital Signs: Benchmarking Metro Milwaukee provides us with facts, a new, objective look at our region’s standing compared to 15 other regions. Whether our interests are primarily related to education, economic matters, or who we are as the people of southeastern Wisconsin, Vital Signs provides a comprehensive look at the quality of life in the region. This presentation by Marcus White, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Vice President of Community Partnerships, examined highlights of the report and proposed “next steps” for our region and its leaders.
Direct download: Rotary_7.23.13_-_Marcus_White_-_Greater_Milwaukee_Foundation_Vital_Signs_Report.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT
Tue, 16 July 2013
In 2010 Dr. Howard Jacob led a team of researchers at the Medical College who used an innovative DNA sequencing technique to unravel the medical mystery of Nicholas Volker, a young boy whose life-threatening disease had baffled his doctors. Nicholas’ DNA was used to diagnose his disease and find a course of treatment, which has so far been successful. Now three years later 22 more patients have been sequenced and their DNA analyzed. Dr. Jacob has had his DNA sequenced. With breast cancer in his family, does he carry the gene? Do his daughters want to know? As the price drops, reading your DNA will be part of your medical care. Are you ready? Do you want this? Dr. Jacob discussed these questions and others at Rotary on July 16th.
Direct download: Rotary_7.16.13_-_Dr._Howard_Jacob_-_My_DNA_Your_DNA_-_What_do_you_want_to_know.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT
Tue, 9 July 2013
Those working for the Criminal Justice System take risks every day, from the police officer on the street, to the Judge in Court, to the probation officer with the Department of Corrections. Chief Judge Jeffrey A. Kremers believes these decisions are best made by incorporating sound professional judgment with the latest research on risk and needs assessment. Chief Judge Kremers spoke to Rotary about Milwaukee's collaborative efforts to use evidence based decision making in our Criminal Justice System.
Direct download: Rotary_7.9.13_-_Judge_Jeffrey_Kremers_-_Evidence_Based_Decision_Making.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT