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Articles tagged with 'networking'


Still "pushing the envelope" after all these years

Published Feb. 5, 2015

Ten years ago, as someone recently reminded me, I wrote a piece for The Business Journal titled, "Milwaukee business must 'push the envelope'." It was our way, via YPM (Young Professionals of Milwaukee, now Fuel Milwaukee) and, to help champion change, innovation, creativity and causes. It's still relevant today.


Milwaukee Talks: Griselda Aldrete

Published Nov. 30, 2014

Griselda Aldrete is a Milwaukeean by birth, but spent her early childhood in Mexico. Leadership, mentorship and community are her passion points. She talks about these and more in this latest edition of "Milwaukee Talks."


Milwaukee Lunch Club to soon launch

Published Nov. 21, 2013

The Milwaukee Lunch Club - which launches next month - gives Downtown professionals the chance to try food from restaurants primarily in the suburbs while networking with dozens of other people.


Young Professional Week aims to engage Miltown millenials

Published April 13, 2013

Every day of Young Professional Week features a different theme, as well as an event in the morning, lunchtime and evening where "YP's" can enjoy networking opportunities and expand their horizons with discussions and lectures having to do with the day's theme. All events are held at different venues across the city.


I barely understand LinkedIn

Published Feb. 11, 2013

I got an email from LinkedIn this morning congratulating me for being among the top five percent most-viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012. Considering that I barely understand the purpose of LinkedIn, I find this hard to believe. On the other hand, since I barely understand LinkedIn, it just might be true.


Practical solutions to bridge the skills gap

Published Oct. 2, 2012

Educational leaders and enlightened business executives will share practical solutions for employers to bridge Wisconsin's skills gap at the fourth annual BizTimes Get Smarter Conference.


Get Smarter with BizTimes

Published Aug. 23, 2012

A smarter Milwaukee is a better Milwaukee. And a better Milwaukee is better positioned to grow in a global economy. That is the premise behind the fourth annual BizTimes Get Smarter Conference.


Young Professionals Week comes to town April 16-21

Published March 22, 2012

Hats off to Newaukee for coordinating Young Professionals Week. It runs April 16-21 and is a week-long event "dedicated to showcasing and celebrating Milwaukee's Young Professional organizations."


Connect with FemCity at January launch event

Published Dec. 27, 2011

Local women's business organization and network FemCity Milwaukee will hold its launch event Jan. 18, 2012 at Indulge Wine Room, 708 N. Milwaukee St.


Spreenkler: The Antithesis of Networking

Published Oct. 8, 2010

Enter Spreenkler: Milwaukee's antithesis to standard networking scenes. The group describes itself as a community of thinkers making strides to transform Milwaukee into an epicenter for creativity and alleviate the current brain drain that plagues our fair city.


Joe Sweeney offers networking guarantee

Published Aug. 10, 2010

In his upcoming book, "Networking is a Contact Sport," Milwaukee businessman Joe Sweeney lays out a plan for people to stay connected with others in order to help improve their professional and personal lives. The key, says Sweeney, a former marketing agent for Brett Favre, is to approach the process with the idea of giving rather than receiving.


A pink slip party

Published April 28, 2009

If you recently lost your job, be assured that you most certainly aren't alone. The State Department of Workforce Development released preliminary results yesterday showing a 9 percent unadjusted unemployment rate by Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) for Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis.