Join us for our annual Armed Forces Day Celebration featuring Dr. Daniel Zomchek,CEO/Medical Center Director of the Zablocki VA Medical Center system which actively serves 64,000 Veterans throughout eastern Wisconsin. Dr. Zomchek will speak about how access to high quality care, financial stewardship, and community engagement have been his key priorities for the health care system. He will also provide updates about construction projects that are improving the patient experience and advancing medical care for our Veterans. In addition, he will cover how the campus’ rich history is being preserved and celebrated. Finally, he will discuss his vision for the future of the Zablocki VA Medical Center system.
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) celebrates 125 years as a cornerstone institution, innovation leader, and provider of the next generation of physicians for Wisconsin. However, this community asset was nearly lost fifty years ago when funding was challenged. Hear how Milwaukee’s leaders of the 1960-70s mobilized to build an academic medical center in our community with value that extends beyond healthcare to economic impact and vitality. Rob Henken, President, Wisconsin Policy Forum, will deliver a 50-year checkup on MCW, followed by Dr. John Raymond, MCW President/CEO, to discuss the vision and impact of academic medicine in our region.
A Thriving SE Wisconsin: Tackling Subconscious Bias in the Business Community through personal stories
Subconsious Bias affects individuals, businesses, and the community at large. However, while everyone has subconscious biases, it’s challenging for individuals to notice these biases at play, which is the first step in addressing them. The Ex Fabula Fellowship uses the power of personal stories to illuminate bias and and other equity topics, and this program will feature a few of those stories.
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.
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.
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 Cast is 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.
Learn more about The Right (and Wrong) Stuff:
How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade
This is a joint program with the Kellogg Alumni Club of Wisconsin.
As the RCM Scholarship Program starts reviewing applicants for the eleventh year, it is a fitting time to bring to the membership a brief account of the program’s progress. Rotarians Eric Isbister and Margaret Crawford of the RCM Scholarship Committee will review the program’s origin, how it is structured, and most importantly, how it has made a difference to many of Milwaukee’s college-bound students. You will come away with a heightened sense of pride in how the Club’s membership has been engaged in supporting, and sustaining, this Scholarship program.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court election is on Tuesday, April 3rd. Join Supreme Court Candidates Rebecca Dallet and Michael Screnock for a conversation led by President-Elect Ed Krishok.
2018 began with strong equity market gains that continued 2017’s remarkable pattern of profits with few if any reminders that equites are risky. Then, without warning, volatility re-emerged and this has led to a more difficult climate for investors. Mike Miller, the Chief Investment Officer of Colonial Consulting, will discuss how today’s market conditions compare to those historically and will provide Colonial’s views of how investors can turn the tables on a challenging period to see it as one that creates reasonable opportunities for those with discipline and patience.