Nearly 400 CEOs, CFOs, Senior Executives and Sales Managers in the Milwaukee Region count on the MMAC's Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) Executive Roundtable Program to fill the void that often comes with being a senior decision-maker at a small business.
Purpose of the Roundtables
The Executive Roundtable Program provides a structured and confidential environment for executives to share best practices and resolve their business challenges. Members can expect to make better decisions, improve communication skills and build valuable relationships.
COSBE's Executive Roundtable Forum
Roundtable Group Profile
Each Roundtable consists of 8–12 peers with similar company sizes in non-competing businesses. Meetings are held monthly, usually over breakfast, at a member's business, private club or restaurant. Each Roundtable is self-led, prioritizes issues to be discussed and develops its own agenda. A typical meeting could include discussion on managing growth, finding and retaining top talent, enhancing compensation programs, health care costs or retirement plans.
There are five different roundtable programs available to fit your needs:
More than 300 participants in the CEO Roundtable Program meet monthly in small groups throughout the metro Milwaukee area. To be eligible, an applicant must be a current MMAC member, an employer of at least five individuals, and the top-level executive of a company, regardless of title.
To be eligible for a CFO Roundtable, an applicant must be a current MMAC member, an employer of at least 25 individuals and the top financial officer of a company (CFO, Controller, VP of Finance). Each CFO Roundtable group consists of 8–12 members in non-competing businesses. A typical meeting could include discussion on issues such as supply-chain management, outsourcing models, succession planning, health care costs, retirement plans and IT security.
To be eligible for a Senior Executive Roundtable Program, an applicant must be a current MMAC member, an employer of at least 25 individuals and a senior-level executive with corporate decision-making responsibilities reporting directly to the CEO (i.e., Executive Vice President, Vice President of Operations, COO).
To be eligible for a Sales Management Roundtable, an applicant must be a current MMAC member, be a Sales Management Executive (VP-Sales, Sr. Sales Manager, VP-Business Development), reporting directly to the CEO and have five or more direct sales reports. Each Sales Management Roundtable group consists of 8–12 members in non-competing businesses. A typical meeting could include discussion on sales coaching and management, compensation plans, business development and market expansion.
The CEOs of Growing Businesses fills a specific niche for entrepreneurs who are aggressively growing their businesses, developing high-performance teams and transforming their industries.
Executive Roundtable members are invited to a variety of exclusive events that provide educational, promotional and networking opportunities:
- All-Group Spring Breakfast Meeting
- Annual Brewers Outing
- Roundtable Golf Outing
- Educational Roundtable Forums
- Holiday Gathering
Ongoing training opportunities are offered to maintain the health of the Roundtables and to promote high standards. MMAC's weekly email newsletter, Chamber Connections, keeps participants informed on member news, upcoming events and group activities.
- Your company participates in two or more Roundtables. In this case, you will be billed annually at $250 per additional Roundtable.
- Event registration fees apply to additional events.