MMAC: Doing what we do best - Bringing the business community together to act on challenges & opportunities.
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce remains open for business, as we have been for 158 years. But as our region, our country and our world face an unprecedented challenge with the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, we will be working very differently for the foreseeable future.
Starting today, the MMAC employees are working from home, with our physical office closed for at least the next two weeks and perhaps much longer. MMAC and its Milwaukee 7 Economic Development Partnership employees will stay on the job and continue working remotely to meet your needs – a task now more important than ever. This is a significant challenge, but we will help you get through it. When there is a recovery and a return to growth, we will be here every step of the way.
To give our doctors and nurses a fighting chance, we need to slow this down.
We’re Milwaukee. We’re resilient. We go to work in two feet of snow or 10-below temperatures, and sometimes we head to a tavern in the same conditions. But we can’t just tough this one out. We have to be smart and act collectively. From China to Italy to Seattle – and certainly soon us -- everything has changed. This means eliminating face-to-face contact whenever and wherever possible. It means learning how to work remotely, and learning it on the fly. It means a difficult choice of postponing events, and impacting many of the business models of our members.
These decisions will hurt a lot of our businesses. We do not have all the answers on what it will take to support affected industries and their employees. But the best response for the health and wealth of our community is the short term pain, for a longer term gain.
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Stay healthy, stay safe and stay connected even while we remain physically distant.