Tue, 24 April 2018
With residents and partners, LISC Milwaukee forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.
One sector we focus on in Milwaukee is commercial revitalization. Among the strategies we utilize to that are: launching a new real estate grant fund called the Dr. Mark Eppli Catalytic Venture Fund. It is available solely to alumni of Marquette University’s Associates in Commercial Real Estate program, which is an educational program for minorities that want to pursue careers in the commercial real estate industry. The fund was named in honor of Eppli, who started the ACRE program.
Creating Pop-Up MKE, a public and private partnership focused on economic development and entrepreneurship, is actively seeking business owners looking to start or expand their business in one of three vital commercial corridors. The pop up spaces are a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to test their products, and begin to generate buzz for their business in a low risk, supportive environment.
Tue, 17 April 2018
In 2017 Wisconsin’s workforce and business climate went toe to toe with other states to compete for 13,000 new jobs and $10 billion of capital investment from Foxconn’s new state-of-the-art display manufacturing campus. Wisconsin won. Governor Walker’s former Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Scott Neitzel served as a senior member on the recruitment team for Foxconn and will share insights of the negotiations and how the project will positively impact Wisconsin for generations.
Scott Neitzel served as DOA Secretary from March 2015 – March 2018. In addition to working with Foxconn, during his tenure he worked on two state budgets and served as Chair of the Wisconsin Center District overseeing lease negotiations for the new Bucks arena. Scott was previously a Senior Vice President at Madison Gas and Electric Co. and a Commissioner at the Wisconsin Public Service Commission.
Tue, 10 April 2018
Why do some people make it big while others, equally experienced, talented, and credentialed, fall by the wayside? One study shows that half to two-thirds of all managers will be fired, demoted, or plateau at some point in their careers. Further, the cost of those derailments to companies can be more than twenty times that of the employee’s salary. Carter Cast’s book, The Right (and Wrong) Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade looks into the rules and rituals of business life and what high performers do differently than the rest.
Carter is also a professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management, where he’s received the Faculty Impact Award from 2012-17 by his students. When not teaching, he is a venture partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital, which invests in early stage technology companies.
This was joint program with the Kellogg Alumni Club of Wisconsin.