Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport celebrates rebound in 2023
MMAC’s own Corry Joe Biddle honored by Greater Milwaukee Urban League
Corry Joe Biddle, MMAC Vice President of Community Affairs, was honored by the Greater Milwaukee Urban League with its “Young Professional Making a Difference” award Monday. Biddle received the recognition during the organization’s annual Equal Opportunity Day luncheon. She joined nearly two dozen individuals and organizations honored for their efforts in providing and advocating for equal opportunity in Milwaukee.
Biddle has been with MMAC since 2008 – serving as Executive Director of FUEL Milwaukee, a 7,000-member community engagement network serving young professionals in the community. She also leads MMAC’s Region of Choice initiative, which has helped increase African American and Latino employment and advancement among 125-plus area companies since its launch in 2019.
“MMAC is lucky to have someone with the passion and drive of Corry Joe," said MMAC President Dale Kooyenga. "Whether it's championing equity by heading up our Region of Choice program, or facilitating professional development initiatives for the next generation of talent, she is certainly making a difference in our community.
MMAC to gather facts, meet with stakeholders regarding $252M measure
MPS is a critical part of K-12 education in the city of Milwaukee. We also recognize that more than 40 percent of city students receiving public funding attend schools outside of MPS. A comprehensive effort to improve student outcomes is critical to the region’s future, however the proposal to raise an additional $252M from taxpayers in this MPS proposal raises more questions than answers.
As employers, MMAC members have a vested interest in a high-quality K-12 education system that produces the talent needed to drive economic growth in our region.
Employers are also invested partners in funding Milwaukee Public Schools, as commercial property owners account for 40 percent of the city’s property tax base. That stated, we have significant concerns regarding the $252M referendum on the ballot this April. Those concerns include:
Milwaukee Region Poised for a Great Run
Rep. Tom Tiffany provides insight on key issues facing business
Sheehy provides parting thoughts as his tenure closes
Local non-profit provides work to the visually impaired, talent to local business
By Ryan Amundson - Sr. Director of Communications, MMAC
Recent transplants discuss their experiences during Talent Recruitment Summit
For Gaby Cabrera, a southern California native and assistant product manager at Milwaukee Tool, there was one standout fear in moving to southeastern Wisconsin.
“For me, one of my biggest struggles, and one of the things I was most scared of when I first moved was the winters,” she said.
Beyond your standard post-shoveling muscle aches and becoming acclimated to driving in the conditions, she confessed “winters here are not that bad.”
Cabrera joined Ayrton Bryan, a sustainability project manager for Rockwell; and Danielle Frees, an assistant designer for Jockey International, during the panel discussion “Milwaukee Ambassadors: What Transplants Say About the Cream City” during last week’s Talent Recruitment Summit, hosted by MMAC and VISIT Milwaukee.
The trio talked at length about the things they like about Milwaukee, tips they would provide employers in helping transplants transition and the challenges they endured.
Talent Recruitment Summit to provide insights in selling Milwaukee
LANDMARK LEGISLATION, PROGRESS IN WORKPLACE EQUITY, GAME-CHANGING ECONOMIC INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHT AGENDA AT 162ND EVENT
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) will celebrate groundbreaking progress, acknowledge challenges that persist and set a path toward securing our region’s future at the 162nd All Members Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Bradley Symphony Center.
Doors will open at 4 p.m. with the program beginning at 5 p.m. A cocktail reception will follow from 6-8 p.m. To attend, register here.
Mount Pleasant, WI – CCB Technology, a nationally recognized leader in business IT solutions and services, announced today that it will celebrate the opening of its new headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Local area business and community leaders, elected officials, partners, and CCB customers and supporters have been invited, with 300+ expected to attend.
CCB Technology Ribbon Cutting and Building Dedication
October 5, 2023, 3:00-5:00 PM – Ceremony begins at 3:15 PM
8411 Corporate Drive, Mount Pleasant, WI
Upcoming event places focus on mental health in the workplace
According to a 2023 survey by Spill, a digital resource connecting people to online mental health professionals, nearly half of people surveyed (48 percent) say their mental well-being deteriorated in 2022. Twenty-eight percent said they are miserable in their workplace and six in 10 employees feel emotionally detached at work.
The figures are stark. And considering that mental health issues cost the global economy about $1 trillion annually in working days lost due to depression and anxiety, there can be strong business case made for providing mental health resources to employees.
To commemorate World Mental Health Day on Tuesday, Oct. 10, MMAC will host "Investing in Our People: Prioritizing Mental Health in the Workplace."
How Does it Impact DEI Programs – Three Big Takeaways
In June, the U.S Supreme Court ruled to end affirmative action in college admissions. For many businesses with priority placed on diversity, equity and inclusion in their hiring, retention and advancement practices, the 6-3 ruling provided questions about the future of these initiatives.
Last week, MMAC held a panel discussion to clear up some of the uncertainties. Corry Joe Biddle, MMAC VP of Community Affairs, moderated the discussion which included experts in employment law, diverse recruitment and DEI practices.
Lasry, Priebus talk about the importance RNC, DNC conventions have on the city
Two men integral in Milwaukee’s hosting of the 2020 Democratic National Convention and 2024 Republican National Convention joined on stage Tuesday to talk about the importance of Milwaukee landing both of these huge events.
“It’s about promoting Milwaukee. It’s about promoting Wisconsin,” said MKE 2024 Host Committee Chair Reince Priebus during a luncheon hosted by WisPolitics in Washington D.C.
33rd-annual Milwaukee Night in D.C. attended by hundreds
MMAC, Hispanic Collaborative, MKE Black partner to shine a light on issue
Purchasing inclusively impacts people throughout the community. Whether its day-to-day buying, or more formal supply chain programs and contracts – diversifying those purchases can be felt in all corners of the region. Besides creating economic advantages for all involved, the practice drives innovation, competition and helps attract talent.