YPWeek 2014

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Welcome Aboard!

About
2014 Bubbler Award Winners 
VIP Access Pass
Sponsors
Media Coverage

30 Events,  25 Locations, 1 Mind-blowing Week

The pulse of Milwaukee resides in the millennials that make it home. YPWeek is a week-long platform for discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter.

Milwaukee is home to many organizations and community assets that engage, develop and retain the local young professional community. Each year, NEWaukee partners with over 50 different local organizations to create a springboard for idea and goal sharing among Milwaukee’s millennial workforce. With the platform of Young Professional Week, NEWaukee and our local partners create a national audience for idea sharing, an increased sense of connectivity, and an investment in our local community among Milwaukee’s millennial workforce.

2014 Bubbler Award Winners

We all know that person who stands out among us as a future leader of our city. The person that gives it their all 110% of the time and will clearly have a hand in shaping our city’s history. The Bubbler Awards Celebration is our way of thanking those individuals who live their passion for the city day in and out. The following YPs have been nominated by their peers as outstanding Milwaukeeans that will receive a 2014 Bubbler Award:

Karla Barillas
Mandela Barnes
Steve Buege
Matthew Cordio
Rachel Hughes
Sean Lowe
Justin Morales
Alexis Peterson
Leslie Rivers
Timothy Westbrook

Watch as these folks receive their awards at the culminating event for YPWeek — The Lock-in: A Night at the Public Museum.

Want More YPWeek 2014?

This year, Northwestern Mutual of Downtown Milwaukee presents a VIP Access Pass for YPWeek to get you into the ticketed events during the week and 5 private programs with awesome speakers from around the nation! The VIP Access Pass also grants you access to the the VIP Networking Lounge at the Rumpus Room, where both local and national YPs will gather each day for idea exchanges and merriment.

VIP Access Includes:
– Naked Ballet — Wednesday, April 16th at the Grain Exchange
– Wedding: A Marriage Between Artists — Friday, April 18th at Surg on the Water
– The Lock In: A Night at the Milwaukee Public Museum — Saturday, April 19th at the Milwaukee Public Museum
– The Spotlight at Rumpus Room — An exclusive speaker series with national YPs that will tell their success stories.
The program will occur Monday – Friday at 3pm in the Rumpus Gastropub Community Room.
– VIP Networking Access in the Rumpus Room Monday – Friday from 1-6pm with complimentary food and beverages.

Buy VIP Access Passes Here


YPWeek Sponsors

We are so grateful for our amazing YPWeek sponsors who have made this week possible and accessible for all!

YPWeek Sponsors

YPWeek Schedule

Get ready for the best week of your life! With the help of over 50 local ​organizations you have access to over 30 events held in Milwaukee’s most exclusive and historic locations.

And, did we mention it’s free? Yeah, that’s right – so you officially have no excuse but to meet up with us​, listen to the local young experts talk about their passions, and join the social movement of our generation’s next leaders.

We have your whole day covered with a morning workout, coffee networking, lunch and learn panel discussions, national speaker presentations and evening socials unlike anything else in the city! The events are open to the public, but you must register to attend. Check out the full lineup below by clicking on the day and event titles.

To download the full schedule for YPWeek CLICK HERE

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

To register for an event, please click on one of the program titles below.

The Kick Off!
Soccer Tournament @ MSOE Rooftop Field

Partner Event
Made on King Drive: Cleanup and Mural Installation

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

To register for an event, please click on one of the program titles below.

Bubbler Awards
Bubbler Awards: A Wrap Up Party at the Public Museum

Volunteer Opportunity: Spring Cleaning @ Veteran’s Park

Saturday, April 12, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Veterans Park Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin Veteran's Park
spring-cleaning

Presented by Associated Bank

Help us keep this city beautiful by joining us and our friends to clean up along Lake Michigan and the bluffs between Veterans and McKinley Parks. Meet us at the Veteran’s Park Pavilion at 9am and we’ll supply all of the garbage bags, gloves and pickers you’ll need. We’ll get you warmed up with some coffee, but make sure you dress for the weather!

Stick around after the Spring Cleaning and grab some lunch generously provided by Qdoba. The fun doesn’t even stop there! At 1pm, a group will head over to Lakefront Brewery for a tour.
The first 50 people to register for this event with the link above will be able to join the 1pm tour for FREE!

Please note, you must be 21 to attend the Lakefront Brewery Tour, but you do not need to be of age to volunteer during the clean up.

Event Sponsors:
Associated Bank
Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful
Lakefront Brewery
Qdoba Mexican Grill

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Exploring Milwaukee’s Neighborhoods: Bus Tour by Adam Carr

Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Grand Avenue Mall Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin mke_neighborhood_tour_Fotor
neighborhood-tour

While Milwaukee is often called a “City of Neighborhoods,” learning about neighborhoods outside of your own can be a challenge — it’s not obvious where to start. Join neighborhood enthusiast Adam Carr for a bus tour and feast of culture/history/minutia/exploration in the Concordia, Washington Park, Silver City, and KK River Parkway neighborhoods (and the spaces between them). Adding to the intrigue – Carr is strongly considering moving to one of these neighborhoods and will decide by the end of the tour.

This is a 4-hour bus tour and food will be provided throughout the tour. The tour will depart and return to the Plankinton Building of the Grand Avenue Mall located at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Adam Carr is a storyteller, writer, and media producer based in Milwaukee, WI. He’s a proud product of Milwaukee Public Schools (Golda Meir, Samuel Morse, Rufus King) and graduate of Carleton College with degrees in Math and Philosophy. After spending a year on an organic kiwi farm and animal rescue operation in Greece between 2008 and 2011, he spent two and a half short but productive years at community-based public radio station 88Nine RadioMilwaukee (WYMS). With an undergraduate degree in Math and Philosophy, he produced nearly 1000 short form audio pieces on wide range of topics, from arts and culture to at-risk youth, from Milwaukee neighborhoods to basic and human needs. His work there received numerous local broadcasting awards, including Milwaukee Press Club and Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards for Excellence.

Since leaving WYMS, his work as a freelancer continues to reflect his passion and love of his hometown. He’s done freelance work for a diverse range of Milwaukee groups, including the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, United Way, Reagan High School, Arts@Large, LISC Milwaukee, the Greater Milwaukee Committee, the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Additionally, he’s begun working in public art. In 2012, he co-produced here, mothers are, a public art piece on 24th and Locust, with the artist Sonja Thomsen (http://heremothersare.wordpress.com/). In 2013, he completed TypeFace, a public art project with co-artist Reginald Baylor that took place in four Milwaukee neighborhoods in 2013 (http://typefacemke.com/). He’s also working on a follow up public art installation with Sonja Thomsen for 2014 that will take place on Historic Mitchell Street (http://listeningtomitchell.wordpress.com/).

Community Partners:
Select Milwaukee
Historic Milwaukee Inc.
Westown Association

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Partner Event: HPGM Ball @ The Pfister Hotel

Saturday, April 12, 2014 5:30 PM - 11:45 PM Pfister Hotel Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin hpgm-ball

The funds raised during the ball will support HPGM’s mission of expanding the diverse talent pipeline in our region with services to hispanic professionals, college students and corporate partners seeking to retain and attract top talent. The gala will showcase the great talent that Milwaukee currently has to offer, as well as the ways in which HPGM is working to cultivate and elevate more individuals and businesses.

The gala is being chaired by two powerhouse women: Nina Vaca, President and CEO of Pinnacle Technical Resources and Provade and Dee Mellor, Chief Quality Officer of GE Healthcare.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 12th at the Pfister Hotel from 5:30pm to Midnight. Black tie affair. You must register for this event through the link above.

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The Kick Off! Soccer Tournament @ Pamela and Hermann Viets Field *SOLD OUT

Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Pamela and Hermann Viets Field Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin soccer

Presented by Aurora Health Care, Mandel Property Group, MSOE, Highbury Pub, Upper 90 Sports Pub, Nomad World Pub and Milwaukee Soccer Development Group

Milwaukee Soccer Development Group is partnering with NEWaukee to host their first ever 3v3 soccer tournament during YPWeek. Get outside and join in the fun on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the MSOE’s Pamela and Hermann Viets athletic field. The top two finishing teams will win super cool prize packs from our tournament sponsors.

Tournament Rules
Max number of players per team is 5.
Must be 21+ to play.
Men and women of all skill levels are encouraged to register, tournament is 1 open division.
3 players on the field at a time, no goalkeeper.
Each team will be guaranteed at least 3 games.
Games are 20 minutes played in two 10 minute halves with a short halftime break, starting on the hour and half-hour.
MSOE’s field is turf so cleats or soft-soled shoes may be worn.
Shinguards are not required, but encouraged.
Event will be held rain or shine.
Games will have referees.
Free snacks and water will be available to participants.

For a full list of rules, see the 3v3 Tournament Rules ( 3v3 Rules )

The registration deadline for teams is Wednesday, April 9 at midnight. Team captains will be notified of their schedules by end of business on Thursday, April 10th, but each team should plan on their first game being between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Any questions should be directed to info@milsoccerdg.org.

Event Sponsors:
Aurora Health Care
Mandel Property Group
The Highbury
Upper 90 Sports Pub
Nomad World Pub
Milwaukee Soccer Development Group
MSOE
Urban Milwaukee

Community Partners:
NEWaukee Athletics
Milwaukee Wave
Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club

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Made on King Drive: Cleanup and Mural Installation

Sunday, April 13, 2014 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM A&J Liquor Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin

We’re beautifying the King Drive neighborhood with a cleanup, followed by a celebration for Jeff Redmon’s new mural on the side of A & J Liquor Mart—including storytelling, music and a brat cookout.

Please bring gloves for the cleanup; gardening gloves will work the best.

Here’s how the event will unfold:

2pm
Meet in vacant lot next to A & J Liquor Mart, 2469 N. King Drive.

2pm – 4pm
Clean up the lot and other lots in the close vicinity.

4pm – 4:15pm
Mural unveiling on the side of A & J Liquor’s building.

4:15pm – 4:45pm
Move inside to historic building at Center & King Drive, where several artists will tell their stories about how the neighborhood and its people have influenced their art.

4:45 – 6pm
We’ll cook brats and provide beers and music. Several local artists will display their work, including photographers and painters.

Background Info

The ‘Made on King’ event series was launched to bring Milwaukeeans from all different neighborhoods together to celebrate the neighborhood’s rich heritage while building a foundation for an even brighter and more diverse future.

Milwaukee Day is a yearly celebration of all things Milwaukee inspired by our 414 area code—April 14, or 4/14. This year, the celebration is all month long because it’s April 2014. Find out more about this year’s events throughout the city at http://milwaukeeday.com/.

More information and stories about King Drive can be found on the BID’s website: King Drive Is

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Rise and Grind: Tabata Bootcamp @ The Urban Ecology Center

Monday, April 14, 2014 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM Urban Ecology Center Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin tabata-bootcamp

Presented By Aurora Health Care and Ellipse Fitness

Tabata was developed in 1996 by Izumi Tabata of Tokyo. It is considered to be an enhanced form of anaerobic interval training incorporating 20 seconds of intense (anaerobic) exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated continuously for 4 minutes (8 cycles). These intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity, improved glucose metabolism and fat burning. We will set the timer for 5 minutes. Go all out for: 20, then rest :10, for 8 cycles. We will go hard, have fun, and reap the benefits!

Event Sponsors
Aurora Health Care
Ellipse Fitness
Journal Sentinel – JSJobs

Community Partners
Milwaukee Day
Urban Ecology Center

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Morning Buzz: Fueling Milwaukee’s Community @ 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Monday, April 14, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Radio Milwaukee Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin 889-stonecreek-social

Presented by Stone Creek Coffee and 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Join us as we hear from the Coffee Experience Officer Eric Resch of Stone Creek Coffee and Mary Louise Mussoline, Executive Director of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee about how both of these organizations are fueling Milwaukee’s community and culture. Also check out the new digs for both groups in the Fifth Ward with a sneak peak of the radio station and Milwaukee’s latest and greatest location for a REALLY GOOD cup of coffee.

Coffee and light breakfast are generously provided by Stone Creek Coffee.

Speaker Bios:
Mary-Louise Mussoline At 88Nine Radio Milwaukee Mary Louise leads a committed and talented staff dedicated to engaging a young and diverse audience in public radio. Through music and stories created for a culturally open-minded community, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee is a catalyst for creating a better, more inclusive and engaged Milwaukee.
Mary Louise has been an executive director, fundraiser and consultant to non-profits for many years. She teaches for The Fund Raising School at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, providing training and consulting for non-profit leaders in many fields.
She received the 2006 Scott Cutlip Professional Fundraiser Award, from the Association of Professional Fundraisers, Milwaukee Chapter.

Eric Resch I started Stone Creek almost 20 years ago for a few simple reasons: I wanted to start a company with a social mission, I love coffee and I wanted to walk my own path. We are fulfilling my commitment to run a socially minded company, creating truly unique coffees with unique stories and finding ways to have fun along the way. We have fun dialing in new coffees on the sample roaster, we have fun sharing a bowl of chili on “Chili Thursday” and we even have fun starting whole new businesses like our recently launched Stone Creek Kitchen. We love getting to know our customers and sharing our passion and hard work. I could not have picked a better path for my life. Hard at times, certainly, but few things are as fulfilling as building something beautiful and enduring.

Event Sponsors:
Stone Creek Coffee
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel — JSJobs

Community Partners:
Milwaukee Day
Urban Milwaukee
Young Non-Profit Professional Network
Ad 2 Milwaukee

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Brain and Belly: Starting Up in Milwaukee @ 96square

Monday, April 14, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 96square Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin startup-lunch

Presented by Startup Milwaukee

Every day during YPWeek, ditch out of your cubicle and fill your mind and your belly with us! On Milwaukee Day, we’re headed over to 96square, the new home of Startup Milwaukee to hear a panel discussion of young entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders and learn how to get involved with the local startup community.

Interested in starting a business? Have you started a business and you’re looking for support from potential vendors or investors? Come find out how navigate Milwaukee’s start up waters as well as meet several other like-minded folk looking to disrupt Milwaukee’s industries.

Panelists include:
Jalem Getz, founder of Wantable.com & serial entrepreneur
Joel Abraham, co-founder of Gener8tor
Matt Cordio, co-founder of Startup Milwaukee + Skills Pipeline
Joe Taylor, co-founder & Managing Partner at Penrod Software
Dr. Daniel Sem, Pharmaceutical Entrepreneur & Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Concordia University Wisconsin

This program is free and lunch is generously provided by Ian’s Pizza — come hungry to learn!

Event Sponsors:
Startup Milwaukee
Concordia University
Journal Sentinel – JS Jobs
Ian’s Pizza

Community Partners:
Milwaukee Day
RokkinCat
Urban Milwaukee
Young Enterprising Society
Ticket Ninja

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The Spotlight: Lane Becker

Monday, April 14, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Rumpus Room Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin spotlight

Presented by The Northwestern Mutual of Downtown Milwaukee

The Spotlight is a Candid Conversation with a Wicked Awesome National YP.

Lane Becker is co-founder and President of Get Satisfaction, a web startup dedicated to fostering new methods of communication and collaboration between companies and their customers.

Lane is a co-founder of Adaptive Path and currently sits on the Board of Directors. Adaptive Path is a user experience strategy, research, and design consultancy, known for, among other things, coining the technology terms “blog” and “ajax.” While with Adaptive Path, Lane ran the consulting business and, as the creator of the New Ventures program, developed strategic partnerships with early-stage startup companies to provide them with long-term support for their product ideation, design, and launch strategies.

As a consultant specializing in organizational strategy and team development, Lane has worked with companies as varied as NPR, PBS, Princess Cruises, McGraw-Hill, the National Gallery of Art, and the United Nations. As a speaker, Lane has provided training and direction to numerous organizations, including Sun Microsystems, the Bank of America, The Washington Post, Visa, and Cathay Pacific Airlines, as well as speaking at conferences such as O’Reilly’s Open Source Conferences, the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Event Sponsor:
Northwestern Mutual of Downtown Milwaukee
Rumpus Room – A Bartolotta Gastopub

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Partner Event: Milwaukee Day!

Monday, April 14, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Turner Hall Ballroom Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin mke-day

Presented by Milwaukee Day

Every April 14th – 4/14 – we celebrate everything positive about the greatest city in the world. It’s Milwaukee Day! And we’re throwing the party befitting the holiday. Decibully reunites for the first time in three years, flying in from both ends of the country for the occasion. Juniper Tar returns by popular demand. And newcomers Whips (ex/current members of Call Me Lightning, Red Knife Lottery, and The Academy Is…) round out the rock. Special appearance by the Brew City Bruisers Milwaukee Roller Derby Girls, comedy from The Midnite Show and Tim Higgins, and MONDO LUCHA! – See more at: http://milwaukeeday.com/

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Rise and Grind: Sunrise Yoga @ the Pilot House in Discovery World

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM Discovery World Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin sunrise-yoga

Presented by Aurora Health Care and the Wisconsin Athletic Club

A flowing yoga style that adapts the practice to each student’s individual needs. Attention is focused on breathing techniques and alignment. Please bring your own yoga mat along with you.

This is a free yoga session, but registration is highly encouraged due to capacity of the Pilot House.

Parking is available on the lower level of the Discovery World and costs $8.

Event Sponsors:
Aurora Health Care
Badger Meter
Rexnord Industries
Wisconsin Athletic Club
Discovery World
Bartolotta Restaurants

Community Partners:
The Water Council
lululemon athletica

 

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Morning Buzz: Economic Clusters: Water Innovation in Milwaukee @ Discovery World

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Discovery World Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin economic-clusters

Presented by Badger Meter, Rexnord and Discovery World

Get your morning buzzing with us during an active discussion about economic clusters and why Milwaukee is perfectly positioned to be the home of a water cluster! From our academia, start-ups and 100-year old corporations, each group is instrumental in creating a world-wide water hub.

The presentation will be led by Bob Heideman from A.O.Smith and Elizabeth Thelen from the Water Council.

Breakfast and coffee are generously provided by Bartolotta Restaurant Group.

Speaker Information
Bob Heideman was named Senior Vice President- Engineer and Technology in October 2011 and Chief Technology Officer in 2013. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s global water heater and water treatment engineering operations in the United States, China, and Canada as well as the A. O. Smith Corporate Technology Center in Milwaukee, WI.

Bob joined A. O. Smith Corporation in 1994 as a Project Engineer at Corporate Technology. In that role, he worked on a wide range of projects for a number of the company’s operating units. He returned to A. O. Smith in 2002 as a Section Manager, responsible for the Metallurgy and Prototyping Group. In 2005, he was promoted to Director-Materials and Processes at Corporate Technology. Three years later, he was promoted to Vice President-Corporate Technology and was named a Senior Vice President in December 2010. During his career with A. O. Smith, Bob has received 12 U. S. patents.

Elizabeth Thelen brings over 5 years of experience with the Water Council, and a background from numerous Milwaukee-area organizations including Milwaukee 7 and WCTC. Elizabeth has been instrumental in organizing the various cluster members of the Water Council, and has facilitated collaborative efforts across all areas of the organization. She received her Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from UW-Oshkosh, and is a subject matter expert in topics relating to the Water Council and business clusters. With a passion for establishing Milwaukee as a worldwide water hub, Elizabeth Thelen has been a major contributor to the success of the Water Council since its inception.

Event Sponsors:
Badger Meter
Rexnord Industries
Discovery World
Bartolotta Restaurants

Community Partners:
The Water Council

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Brain and Belly: Water Sustainability @ MillerCoors Pub – SOLD OUT

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MillerCoors Pub Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin corporate-sustainability

Presented by Badger Meter, MillerCoors and Rexnord Industries

Every day during YPWeek, ditch out of your cubicle and fill your mind and your belly with us! Jonah Smith, Sustainability Manager at MillerCoors, will be discussing the importance of water sustainability within corporations day to day operations.

This program is free and lunch is included thanks to MillerCoors — come hungry to learn! Please bring your ID to check in!

Speaker Information:
Jonah Smith works closely with cross-functional sustainability champions across the business at MillerCoors, including the wholesaler network, procurement, the parent companies and other stakeholders throughout the enterprise. Jonah also leads the tracking and reporting of progress on MillerCoors sustainability strategy and goals, including measurement against its Sustainability Assessment Matrix (SAM) and development of the annual Sustainability Report. Jonah additionally drives development of sustainability policies that increase commercial impact, create consumer interest and secure future supply chain inputs. He focuses on leveraging packaging and waste reduction initiatives to drive cost savings and generate growth, as well as helps lead training development, competency building and execution of the sustainability strategy throughout the business, including in other priority areas such as water and energy.

Prior to joining MillerCoors, Jonah served as Sustainable Business Director for the Alliance for Great Lakes. There, he developed and led customized corporate sustainability and fundraising programs. He likewise researched and analyzed operational issues related to water with businesses, managed water quality projects as well as general membership programs, and produced sustainability reports for the USEPA, IEPA, city of Chicago and other partner groups.

Jonah also founded a small sustainable asset management firm, Smith Pierce, LLC, where he created a specialized water portfolio that gained traction with some larger institutions. Through this work he was able to sub-advise for a much larger firm on all environmental, social and governance issues for their clients’ assets under management. Jonah holds a MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute and a MS in Conservation Biology & Ecosystem Management from University of Michigan, where his Master’s opus researched proper valuation of water resources in Brazil.

Event Sponsors:
Badger Meter
MillerCoors
Rexnord Industries

Community Partner:
The Water Council

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Hard Hat Tour @ MillerCoors – SOLD OUT

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM The Miller Visitor Center & Gift Shop Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin

Presented by MillerCoors

On the Hard Hat Tour, you will have the opportunity to visit areas that the general public is not able to see. This will include the keg-filling operation and their newest, most efficient and cost-effective bottling line. As with their general tours, you will also be escorted through our brew house operation and their unique historic Caves. Your tour will conclude in the Miller Inn with ice-cold product samples for those 21 and over (all guests required to bring a valid ID). The tour involves 4 blocks of outdoor and indoor walking and lasts about 1 ½ hours.

In case of rain, visitors will be provided rain ponchos. Parking facilities are available.

More info on the tour and dress code requirements here: Hard Hat Tour Info

*TOUR LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE*

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The Spotlight: Deepa Subramaniam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Rumpus Room Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin spotlight

Presented by The Northwestern Mutual of Downtown Milwaukee

The Spotlight is a Candid Conversation with a Wicked Awesome National YP.

Deepa Subramaniam is the Director of Product at charity: water, a non-profit dedicated to delivering clean & safe drinking water around the developing world. She is passionate about technology and charitable giving, especially the intersection of the two.

Deepa is a recent transplant to the non-profit sector. Prior to charity: water, she spent 10 years at Adobe, helping the world’s creative class be more creative. She was the Principal Product Manager for Creative Cloud as well as the Group Product Manager for Adobe’s Web Platform team. Before working on product, Deepa was a lead Computer Scientist at Adobe, developing several products like Adobe Scout & Flex.

Aside from Adobe, she is a professionally trained South Indian classical dancer and has authored Adobe Flex 3.0 for Dummies. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science. She recently moved to New York City from San Francisco, as part of joining the charity: water team. You can find her meandering through NYC on her bicycle, laughing and talking with anyone willing to share their story.

Event Sponsor:
Northwestern Mutual of Downtown Milwaukee
Rumpus Room – A Bartolotta Gastopub

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The Future of the World Water Hub @ The Water Council

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Global Water Center Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin future-world-water

Presented By Badger Meter, Rexnord and MillerCoors

End your day by joining us at the Global Water Center for some networking and discussion of the future of Milwaukee as the Silicon Valley of Water!

After watching videos provided by Badger Meter, stop by the ‘Meter Madness’ table to see how quickly you can assemble a meter like the ones shown in the videos! Tours will also be given for a chance to get an in depth look at the other businesses and organizations located in the Global Water Center.

Light appetizers will be provided by Zak’s Cafe. Throughout the night, MillerCoors will be sampling four of their products throughout the event and there will be a cash bar available.

To top off the evening, Rich Meeusen, CEO of Badger Meter and the President of the Water Council will review the history of the council’s formation and how business clusters interact with one another inside the Global Water Center. The Global Water Center is home to current industry talent, academic programs and local businesses, and with close proximity to Lake Michigan, Milwaukee has become the go-to city for all things H2O.

Speaker Information:
Richard A. Meeusen is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Badger Meter, Inc., a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, based company that is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Meeusen joined Badger Meter in 1995 as vice president-finance. He was elected president and chief executive officer in 2002 and chairman in 2004.

Prior to joining Badger Meter, Meeusen served as vice president of finance and treasurer of Zenith Sintered Products, Inc., in Germantown, Wisconsin, and in the audit division of the Milwaukee office of Arthur Andersen & Co. Meeusen received a BBA degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1976 and an MBA degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1995. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
In addition to his responsibilities at Badger Meter, Meeusen currently serves as a director of Menasha Corporation, a consumer packaging company, and Serigraph, Inc., a specialty printing company.

Event Sponsors:
Badger Meter
Rexnord Industries
MillerCoors
The Water Council

Community Partners:
UWM School of Continuing Education
UWM School of Freshwater Sciences

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Hackathon Happy Hour @ Fire on Water

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Fire on Water Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin mkehardware

Presented by The Milwaukee Hardware Hackathon

Continue the conversation about the the future of the world water hub. Learn more about how you can drive innovation with the organizers of the The Milwaukee Hardware Hackathon, a 54 hour event that brings entrepreneurs, hardware engineers, software engineers, and designers together to make awesome happen!

Enjoy live music from Roxie Beane – a Milwaukee favorite – and enter to win a free ticket to the Milwaukee Hardware Hackathon all while tipping a few drinks back and thinking about the amazing water focused innovations that made that frosty cold one possible.

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Rise and Grind: Drench Cross Fit Boot Camp @ City Hall Rotunda

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM City Hall Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin crossfit-bootcamp

Presented By Aurora Health Care and Drench Fitness

When testosterone levels are at their highest peak we have the perfect workout for you. Although drool may still be on your face…be prepared for a rip roaring, get your butt out bed, Folgers in your cup, butt kicking workout. Utilizing metabolic training to increase fat reduction is the core idea. This unique session will combine bodyweight progression #PCC , calisthenics and anything else we want to do, except throwing fireballs.

After the workout, keep your healthy day on track and stop by the Urban Caveman food truck that will be parked right outside to grab a fresh, Paleo style meal!

Event Sponsors:
Aurora Health Care
Drench Fitness
City of Milwaukee
BizTimes Milwaukee

Community Partners
Urban Caveman

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Morning Buzz: Transforming Education in Milwaukee @ University Club

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM University Club Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin transforming-education

Presented by the University Club

Start off your day at the University Club with some of the city’s leading education organizations. A keynote will be delivered by Dr. Gregory Thornton – Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools that will address the state of education in Milwaukee. The rest of the event is for you to network and learn more about opportunities to get involved with organizations like the Teachtown MKE Initiative, Teach For America, Schools That Can, Fuel, Center for Urban Teaching, Pave, City Year, and Milwaukee Public Schools.

A light breakfast with juice and coffee is generously provided by University Club.

University Club also asks that you honor their dress code the morning of the event. Jeans are welcomed but they should be paired with a jacket and/or collared shirt. Shoes must also be appropriate.

Speaker Information
Dr. Gregory Thornton was appointed Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools in 2010. Under his administration, and with the support of the Board of School Directors, the district is transitioning to the Common Core State Standards through reformulated curriculum and instructional practices in the areas of literacy, math and science. Additionally, the district continues to implement a Long Range Facilities Master Plan and make changes to the structure of employee benefits and post employment legacy costs in an effort to help assure sustainability for the district.

Event Sponsors
University Club
Fiduciary Management
BizTimes

Community Partners
Fuel Milwaukee
Teachtown MKE
Pave
Schools That Can – Milwaukee
Teach for America – Milwaukee
Center for Urban Teaching
City Year – Milwaukee
Junior Achievement
Milwaukee Public Schools

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Brain and Belly: Moving Bicycle Forward with CEO of Trek @ Foley and Lardner LLP – SOLD OUT

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Foley & Lardner Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin moving-bike-forward

Presented by Robert W. Baird

SOLD OUT!

Every day during YPWeek, ditch out of your cubicle and fill your mind and your belly with us! Meet us at the top of the US Bank Building for a breathtaking view of the city and learn about Trek Bikes and the future of biking in a modern city. Lunch will be included in the program, but a registration is required, be sure to include your email.

This program is $10 and lunch is included — come hungry to learn! A reservation is REQUIRED for attendance. There are limited spots for this program. ! Parking info here: Parking Info

Speaker Information
John Burke began working at Trek Bicycle in 1984 and has been president of the company since 1997. In addition to leading Trek, John served as chairmen of President Georg W. Bush’s President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. John is a founding member of the Bikes Belong Coalition, now People For Bikes, which seeks to get more people on bikes more often. In 2013 John became a published author with his first book, One Last Great Thing, the story of the amazing life and lessons of his father Dick who founded the bicycle company. An avid cyclist and runner, John and his wife Tania live in Madison Wisconsin.

Event Sponsors:
Foley and Lardner, LLP
Robert W. Baird
BizTimes

Community Partners:
MKE BKE
Wisconsin Bike Federation
Vulture Space
Wheel and Sprocket
Midwest Bike Share

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The Spotlight: Mitali Chakraborty

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Rumpus Room Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin spotlight

Presented by The Northwestern Mutual of Downtown Milwaukee

The Spotlight is a Candid Conversation with a Wicked Awesome National YP.

Mitali Chakraborty is a creative catalyst who has sprinkled her magic & light in the entertainment industry (music, film, sports), dabbled in media maverickery and done a lot of social good in education. Self proclaimed intra-preneur she has helped music festivals, sports franchises and educational nonprofits scale and build with her expertise in creative design, project management, stakeholder engagement, sponsorship sales & activation, operations, curation, research & strategy, brand management and event design.

Her focus is always on action, implementation, civic engagement and hugs. She loves hugging. A natural hostess and home cook she believes in the art of breaking bread, getting real and putting together an actual plan to get life done while sitting around the dinner table. Mitali with a group of ATL innovators recently launched ‘Cities of Purpose : An Atlanta Dinner Party Project,’ to help instigate conversation among all ATLiens on the future of the city.

She lives by a personal mantra of ‘Go Left,’ which has been the literal and metaphorical road map to her personal and professional decisions. She is a natural change maker and life guru who has perfected the art of transition.

Co-conspirator at Meeting of the Big Minds (MBM), former Entertainment Director at the Atlanta Braves, former Festival Director at Music Midtown, former Senior Director of National Engagement at First Book. Former clients include Red Bull Music Labs, Campus MovieFest, PennHouse Productions, Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

…but the titles she holds closest to her heart are world’s best daughter and sister. Family first.

Event Sponsor:
Northwestern Mutual of Downtown Milwaukee
Rumpus Room – A Bartolotta Gastropub

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The Naked Ballet @ The Grain Exchange

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Grain Exchange Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin Paquita. Photo Jenn Mazza crop
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Presented by Majic Productions, Bartolotta Restaurant Group and the Milwaukee Ballet

No tutus, no tights. Just a Kick-Ass Performance.

Don’t miss this in-your-face showcase of dance stripped down to its very essence. Experience the power and athleticism of the Milwaukee Ballet II dancers up close as they perform during a live set from The Fatty Acids. Enjoy this unique, interactive concert, and Hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Bartolotta’s Catering, in the decadence of The Grain Exchange, one of Milwaukee’s most beautiful venues.

Tickets are $15.

*This event is FREE for those that purchase a VIP All Access Pass.

Event Sponsors:
Majic Productions
Bartolotta Restaurants
BizTimes

Community Partners:
Milwaukee Ballet
Project Management Institute – Milwaukee
Creative Alliance Milwaukee
Milwaukee Artist Resource Network

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Rise and Grind: BHANGRA Body Workout @ Danceworks

Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM Danceworks Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin bhangra-dance

Presented by Aurora Health Care and Danceworks Peformance Center

BHANGRA Body is a fun and challenging aerobic workout. It takes movements and choreography from the popular Punjabi dance and provides a workout routine to help you stay energized and fit. BHANGRA Body promotes healthy life styles, community and South Asian culture.

Event Sponsors:
Aurora Health Care
Danceworks
OnMilwaukee.com

Community Partners:
BHANGRA Body

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Morning Buzz: Leading the Valley @ Zimmerman Architectural Studios

Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Zimmerman Architects Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin leaders-of-the-valley

Presented by Palermo’s Pizza and Zimmerman Architectural Studios

Zimmerman Architects, located in the heart of the Menomonee Valley, hosts a panel of the Valley’s leaders discussing their history there and what the future holds. Panelists include:

Ken Leinbach of the Urban Ecology Center
Laurie Fallucca of Palermo’s Pizza
Dave Stroik of Zimmerman Architectural Studios
Laura Bray of Menomonee Valley Partners.

Breakfast will be provided by Palermo’s Pizza.

Speaker Information:
Laura Bray is the executive director of Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc., a public-private partnership coordinating the redevelopment of the 1200-acre Menomonee River Valley to support economic development, quality jobs, environmental health and new quality of life assets to benefit the entire Milwaukee community. The Menomonee Valley sits at the crossroads of Wisconsin’s population center, in the midst of the most densely populated area of the State. For decades, the Valley was Wisconsin’s most visible eyesore with acres of blight. Since 1999, public and private sector collaboration has led to 5,100 new jobs, 35 company moves to the Valley, and significantly improved environmental conditions. As a result of project innovation and a strong collaborative approach, the Menomonee Valley has earned the recognition as a model effort in sustainable urban redevelopment, with awards from the Sierra Club as One of the 10 Best Developments in the Nation, among other awards. Bray has led the organization since 2004.

Ken Leinbach is a nationally recognized educator and leader in community-based environmental education. Starting from a single trailer in a high-crime city park Ken has had fun leading the grass-roots effort to create and grow the dynamic Urban Ecology Center. Known for its environment, education and social innovation the Center provides consistent contact to nature for tens of thousands of central city students and residents across Milwaukee each year. In this formula environmental education becomes a tool for inspiring urban revitalization. It works — and is capturing the attention of urban planners and educators across the globe. With his contagious energy, Ken speaks on a number of topics including: urban education, community organizing, environmental issues, finding abundance, the power of story, sustainable design, the need for “near-by” nature, leadership, fundraising, and green living.

Laurie Fallucca is chief creative officer for Palermo Villa, Inc. – the makers of Palermo’s Pizza. The company began as a small Italian bakery on Milwaukee’s East side in 1964 and has since grown into the fourth-largest pizza company in the U.S., manufacturing frozen pizza under both the Palermo’s brand and also for private label customers across the country. Palermo’s was a pioneer on the west end of the Menomonee Valley, moving here in 2006. Laurie was instrumental in the design and decorating of Palermo’s distinctive building on Canal Street, which is modeled after a 16th-century Italian villa and houses the company’s corporate offices, manufacturing facility and Pizzeria 3301, its on-site restaurant. She is a key driver of product strategy and creative concepts, as well as a passionate supporter of the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Dave Stroik

Event Sponsors:
Palermos’s Pizza
Zimmerman Architectural Studios
OnMilwaukee.com
The Fall River Group

Community Partners:
Menomonee Valley Partners
Harley Davidson Museum
Urban Ecology Center

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Brain and Belly: Investing in Your Future @ the Villa Terrace

Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Villa Terrace Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin investing-future

Presented by Associated Bank, Aurora Health Care, Concordia University and OnMilwaukee.com

Every day during YPWeek, ditch out of your cubicle and fill your mind and your belly with us! Meet us at Villa Terrace for some great food and a healthy discussion about investing in your future. The discussion will be moderated by Jeff Sherman of OnMilwaukee.com and the panel will be discussing the importance of getting all your ducks in a row when it comes to preparing for your future, be it health, financials, or education.

Marc Colletti of Associated Bank
Dr Bernard Bull of Concordia University
Shari Voigtschild of Aurora Health Care

This program is free and lunch is included — come hungry to learn! Lunch is generously provided by Bel Air Cantina.

Speaker Information:
Jeff Sherman

Shari Voigtschild is the Director Account Services with the Aurora Accountable Care Network (AACN) has been with Aurora Health Care since 2000. As a leader in the Enterprise Business Group, Shari is responsible for development of the AACN network of providers and managing the onboarding of contracted employer groups to the AACN products. In her previous role as Business Development Manager, Shari was responsible for working with providers in Greater Milwaukee area to grow Aurora’s business as well as responsible for contracting with non-Aurora providers to provide services for our Aurora Employee Plan. Before coming to Aurora Health Care, Shari was Provider Contract Manager for Family Health Systems, Utilization Management Controller for Medical College of Wisconsin, and Ambulatory Review/Medical Service Coordinator for PrimeCare Health Plan, Inc. Shari attended the Western Wisconsin Technical College and the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and has a degree in nursing. Shari lives in Brookfield with her husband and is a mother of two adult sons.

Mark Colletti joined Associated Bank in January 2008 as a branch manger of the East Wisconsin Branch in the Metro District. Marc was promoted to the Vice President/District Manager of the Metro Milwaukee District in January 2009 and then earned his Senior Vice President title in 2011. He currently oversees sales, service and operations of 14 branches in the Metro Milwaukee area. Prior to joining Associated Bank, Marc spent 11 years with Comcast Television Cable Network. Marc’s last position was the National Sales Manager and Philadelphia Sales Manager for Telemundo; the Spanish speaking national television network contracted with his employer Comcast Spotlight. In his role with Comcast Marc had a number of positions including local Account Executive, Local Sales manager and the Manager of Training & Development for Philadelphia Metropolitan market. Marc has a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Sales and Marketing and has begun his MBA at the University of Wisconsin in 2008. In 2008 Marc participated in the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon for the benefit of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Wisconsin. For the last 5 years Marc has lead Associated Bank’s bike team for the annual UPAF Ride for the Arts. He has also been an active volunteer with Make a Difference, Junior Achievement and the banks clients by conducting financial literacy workshops. Marc is also a member of the Wisconsin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is bilingual.

Dr. Bernard Bull currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Academics (working mainly with adult, continuing and distance education), Associate Professor of Education, and Director of the M.S. in Education – Educational Technology at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW). His research interests include discipleship in the digital age, the philosophy of Christian education, Christian worldview studies, networked learning, formal and informal online learning environments, online and blended communities of practice, peer-to-peer learning, self-directed learning, digital literacy, and digital citizenship. Dr. Bull’s work at CUW helps prepare new educators to leverage new technologies in classrooms from K – 12 and helps schools plan for moving to 1:1 programs for powerful customization of education.

Event Sponsors:
Associated Bank
Aurora Health Care
Concordia University
OnMilwaukee.com
BelAir Cantina

Community Sponsors:
Pave

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The Spotlight: Patrick Dowd

Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Rumpus Room Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin spotlight

Presented by The Northwestern Mutual of Downtown Milwaukee

The Spotlight is a Candid Conversation with a Wicked Awesome National YP.

Patrick Dowd is the Founder and CEO of the Millennial Trains Project (MTP) and youngest-ever Editor-at-Large at National Geographic Traveler. A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he served as Student Body President, he has worked as a U.S. Senate campaign speechwriter, J.P. Morgan investment banking analyst, and innovation consultant. As a 2010-11 Fulbright Scholar in India, Patrick produced a documentary on informal sector e-waste recycling and helped lead a circumnavigation of India by rail that inspired him to bring the Millennial Trains Project to America. A member of the Explorers Club, he is proficient in French and Hindi.

Event Sponsor:
Northwestern Mutual of Downtown Milwaukee
Rumpus Room – A Bartolotta Gastropub

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180: A Reverse Job Fair @ the Milwaukee Art Museum

Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Milwaukee Art Museum Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin jobfair

Presented By Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE) – a Greater Milwaukee Committee Initiative and Experis

Back by popular demand, Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE) presents One-Eighty: A Reverse Job Fair in partnership with The Good Jobs. Once again, we’re putting some of Milwaukee’s top corporations on the stage to pitch to YOU! We’re looking for:

Individuals from all backgrounds: software, developers, executives, sales professionals, project managers and recent graduates.

According to The Good Jobs, more and more companies are competing for talented job seekers by investing in their company cultures. As a way of identifying what is most important to YOU, we are asking you to complete The Good Jobs’ “Me Questionnaire” during registration to identify what values are most important in a company’s culture. Is it about flextime? Corporate responsibility? Perks? Career development? We want to hear from you! Results will be shared during the event, as well as in advance with the participating companies to better inform them on the qualities you are looking for in a future employer.

So if you’re looking for employment within the next six months or want to make meaningful connections with some of the top corporations in Milwaukee, be there. No resumes or suits necessary. Participating companies include Harley-Davidson, GE Healthcare, Johnson Controls, We Energies and Experis! We are also excited to have Briggs & Stratton CEO and MiKE co-chair, Todd Teske, as the official emcee for the night!

The evening will also feature music, light appetizers and a cash bar during the post-pitch networking reception.

Parking is available in the underground visitor structure for $5 the first hour and $2 each additional hour. Due to capacity and security issues, you must RSVP for this event by April 14, 2014.

Event Sponsors:
Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE)
OnMilwaukee.com

Community Partners:
The Good Jobs
Milwaukee Art Museum

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Rise and Grind: Y-Triple Threat: Cardio, Conditioning & Core Training @ Downtown YMCA

Friday, April 18, 2014 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM Downtown YMCA Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin ymca-triple-threat

Presented by Aurora Health Care and Milwaukee Downtown YMCA

Y-Triple Threat: 55 Minutes knocks your socks off with this three tier total body workout! Participants will work through a combination of exercises encompassing Cardio, Strength & Core. This class offers variety and modifications for all levels.

Event Sponsors:
Aurora Health Care
Downtown YMCA
Milwaukee Business Journal

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East Town’s Coffee Connections: Developing Wisconsin’s Future Leaders @ the Intercontinental Hotel

Friday, April 18, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Intercontinental Hotel Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin developing-future-leaders

Presented by East Town Association, Tempo Milwaukee, and Intercontinental Hotel

There is a real business case for developing future leaders – more than 10,000 Boomers are retiring each day. This means that knowledge and wisdom will be leaving companies at a very rapid rate, unless, of course, that information is transferred effectively to the next generation. Often companies will have formal programs for succession planning, but in the end, the responsibility for acquiring knowledge and skills will lie with the new generation.

Tracy Johnson, Executive Director of Tempo Milwaukee
Julie Cole, Vice President of Marketing for Manpower Group
Beth Weirick, Executive Director of Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District #21
Magda Peck, Dean of the UWM School of Public Health
Wendy Baumann, President of Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation

Points include:
· The importance of identifying and engaging a champion;
· Knowing what work/life balance really means;
· How to take risks;
· Developing your personal brand.

From this program, you will have actionable items to define and create your own success!

Event Sponsors:
East Town Association
Tempo Milwaukee
Milwaukee Business Journal
Marcus Hotels and Resorts
OnMilwaukee.com
88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Community Partners:
Creative Alliance Milwaukee
Project Management Institute – Milwaukee
WGIRLS
Rotaract Club of Milwaukee

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Brain and Belly: Creating Culture Through Food @ The Pfister Hotel

Friday, April 18, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pfister Hotel Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin culture-food

Presented by Marcus Hotels and Resorts and The Fall River Group, Inc

Every day during YPWeek, ditch out of your cubicle and fill your mind and your belly with us! In our final B&B session of the week, we’ll ask foodies to unite! With new restaurants popping up all over the city, food and dining have become a very important part of our city’s culture.

Leslie Montemurro, MojoFuco
Omar Shaikh Surg Restaurant Group
Justin Carslisle, Ardent
Peggy Williams-Smith, Marcus Hotels and Resorts
Martha Davis Kipcak, Milwaukee Food Council

All leaders in the Milwaukee food community will discuss how the food/restaurant scene has shaped the city in terms of the public’s inclination for better, higher quality food, and how restaurants have contributed to Milwaukee’s thriving nightlife economy. The discussion will be led by Wisconsin Foodie host, Kyle Cherek.

This program is free and lunch is included — come hungry to learn! Lunch is generously provided by the Pfister Hotel.

Speaker Information:
Kyle Cherek is host of the Emmy-nominated Wisconsin Foodie, now in its 6th season on PBS and broadcast to over 8 million households. He has made regular appearances on both The Travel Channel and Food Network. He is a frequent media contributor through his column Amuse Bouche, and a regular commentary on Public Radio, Fox 6’s Real Milwaukee. His video series Chef Talk with Kyle Cherek has received wide acclaim. He regularly hosts forums, and culinary events. He has been lauded by likes of Andrew Zimmern and Will Allen, as well as James Beard winning chefs, for his wit, and culinary insights. He can be kept track of at KyleCherek.com, Twitter or Facebook.

Leslie Montemurro came to the restaurant industry inspired by a post-college trip to Europe. After spending a few months absorbing the diverse food and social cultures of Spain, France and Italy, she returned to Milwaukee set on opening a small cafe. She convinced her then boyfriend, Scott Johnson, of the plan and the two set out on a tour around the country – camping out of a Toyota van – looking for the perfect spot. After 8 months and many cities, the pair realized that Milwaukee was home, and despite the weather, the best place for their vision. The pair opened Fuel Cafe in Riverwest in 1993. They split as significant others a few years later, but decided to remain business partners due to their “cafe child.” The decision was a good one and the pair have opened 9 restaurants since: Comet Cafe, Hi Hat Lounge and Garage, Palomino, Balzac, Honey Pie, and most recently two BelAir Cantinas and Fink’s Tavern (with partner Kristyn St. Denis). Montemurro has seen Milwaukee’s food and restaurant industry culture grow tremendously since those early days. She continues to believe in the positive influence that the service industry has on neighborhoods, employees, farms and small producers of food goods, and the financial health of the community in general. The restaurant and service industry represents so many things to her, they are hard to name: sometimes it’s a great rioja and mushroom napoleons, and sometimes it’s picking up cigarette butts and herding cats. Either way, she wouldn’t trade the experience of growing up in the industry in Milwaukee for anything. Montemurro grew up in Kenosha and attended and graduated from UW Madison and Milwaukee.

Peggy Williams-Smith is the vice president of food and beverage for Marcus Hotels and Resorts. In her role, she is responsible for conceptual direction, financial operations and the day to day managed success of Marcus Hotels and Resorts’ restaurants, catering and culinary operations. She is also accountable for ensuring the highest levels of guest satisfaction, maximizing profits, building sales, and controlling costs, while maintaining, and coaching company standards, expectations, and culture. Throughout her tenure with Marcus she has provided effective leadership in the areas of operations, finance, marketing, training, defining priorities, and building commitment to the company’s overall mission, strategic development and growth.

Omar Shaikh is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University, Omar Shaikh provides Milwaukee residents and visitors with exceptional dining experiences as partner of SURG Restaurant Group. With a passion for fine dining and outstanding service, Shaikh has helped evolve and revitalize Milwaukee’s food scene at his establishments, including Carnevor, Umami Moto, HOM Wood Fired Grill, Mikey’s, Gouda’s Italian Deli and Bugsy’s Back Alley Speakeasy. Constantly pushing the envelope and developing new tastes with his head chefs, Shaikh delivers quality and consistency with every bite. Thriving in the upbeat, fast-paced service industry, Omar finds balance with his involvement in several Milwaukee and Wisconsin-based community and tourism organizations including the Urban League, Sharp Literacy, Newaukee, and VISIT Milwaukee. Shaikh also has the privilege of serving on the State Tourism Council, helping his alma mater, Cardinal Stritch University as Business Advisory Council Chair, and also having a seat on Froedtert’s President Advisory Council.

Justin Carlisle Grew up on a small beef farm in rural Wisconsin food has always played a large part of life. Starting in small restaurants the passion for cooking grew and help developed a love of food and hard work ethic. Justin has worked in some of the country’s top kitchens with stints at The Greenbrier Resort and Tru Restaurant before taking the Executive chef position of Harvest Restaurant which lead to a trip to the James Beard House, rated top 20 restaurants in America by Organic Magazine, top 8 farm to table restaurant by Bon Appetite and many dinners to promote the slow food movement, following this three year tour wanting to expand his knowledge he took the position as Executive Chef of Restaurant Muramoto and studied Asian cuisine. Next was 43 North where he was nominated for James Beard Best Chef Midwest in only 3 months of opening.

Martha Davis Kipcak comes to food activism by the way of the kitchen, having owned and operated her own catering firm in Milwaukee, WI, dedicated to preparing local, seasonal ingredients interpreted in her born and bred Texas style, while also raising three children and one smart cat.

The challenge of sourcing fresh, tasty ingredients led to increased awareness of our food and farming systems which then led to a life of activism. Martha founded the Milwaukee Food Council in 2007 to help build capacity in key organizations across Milwaukee promoting a socially just, sustainable food system which connects food to issues of environmental stewardship, equity, social justice, policy, economic vibrancy and healthy communities. She worked as a Community Food System Organizer for the Brico Fund and the Center for Resilient Cities in Milwaukee, WI, promoting a healthy, equitable and sustainable food system in the context of resilience. Through this work Martha has served in leadership positions for Growing Power, Sweet Water Foundation, Milwaukee Food Council, Slow Food WI Southeast, Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market, Milwaukee 7’s Food & Beverage Advisory Council, Edible Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Local Food Network. She served as the Regional Governor for Slow Food Upper Midwest (MN, WI, MI). Martha also serves as one of Oxfam America’s Sisters on the Planet ambassadors, a group of diverse women leaders committed to finding innovative solutions to hunger, poverty, justice and the empowerment of women worldwide.

Event Sponsors:
Marcus Hotels and Resorts
Fall River Group
Milwaukee Business Journal

Community Partners:
MojoFuco
Surg Restaurant Group
Wisconsin Foodie

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The Spotlight: Osher Günsberg

Friday, April 18, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Rumpus Room Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin spotlight

Presented by The Northwestern Mutual of Downtown Milwaukee

The Spotlight is a Candid Conversation with a Wicked Awesome National (or in Osher’s case – International!) YP.

Osher Günsberg is an Australian TV and Radio host and producer based in Los Angeles. For seven years he was a host on “Australian Idol”, before moving to the USA 2009 to pursue his career further. In 2011 he became the first Australian to host a live, primetime, network show in the USA when he worked on “Live to Dance” on CBS. Most recently he was the host of the first season of “The Bachelor Australia” and returning to Australia in winter 2014 for Season 2. In September 2013 he celebrated his twentieth year career in broadcasting by launching “The Osher Günsberg Podcast” to great acclaim.

Osher is vegan, practices yoga and is an avid marathon runner and cyclist. He is passionate about positive lifestyle choices and the impact that nutrition education and exercise can have on quality of life. An accomplished photographer, Osher had his first solo exhibition in Sydney in 2010.

Check out Osher’s website: www.oshergunsberg.com.

Event Sponsor:
Northwestern Mutual of Downtown Milwaukee
Rumpus Room – A Bartolotta Gastopub

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Married In Milwaukee Wedding: A Marriage Between Artists @ Surg on the Water

Friday, April 18, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Surg on the Water Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin 558544_404364782927500_1981679221_n
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Presented by Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers, Surg Restaurant Group, and Married In Milwaukee

Experience months worth of wedding planning (focusing on the most fun stuff) all in one crazy night at an awesome new Milwaukee hotspot! Throughout the space, observe wedding artists do their thing. From an onsite boudoir photo shoot, live cake decorating (and eating!), floral art creation, wedding fashions and more, all the creative aspects of a wedding will be there for you to observe from start to finish. Complete the night with some amazing Video DJing and lighted dance floor for a great party not to be missed.

In the midst of all the excitement, ten artists will get married on five canvases, joining different artistic stylings and creating an always interesting final product. Just like in real life — some marriages work out and some do not!

Of course, it wouldn’t be a wedding celebration without a champagne toast and a first dance!

Tickets are only $10 and include a +1 guest and complimentary appetizers.

*This event is FREE for those that purchase a VIP All Access Pass.

Live Artists:
Jenny Anderson
Amanda Iglinski
Tazia LeMay
Rosana Lazcano
Ivan Herrada
Brad Geers
Samantha Rausch
Danielle Simone Burren
Gully Brennan
Dena Nord
Kelli Busch
Elias Vallejo

Married In Milwaukee’s Wedding Artists
Andy Stenz Photography
Champagne Studios
Classy Girl Cupcakes
Double Platinum DJ Service
JBe Photography
Miss Ruby Boutique
Belle Fiori

Event Sponsors:
Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers
Surg Restaurant Group
Business Journal Milwaukee
Married In Milwaukee

Community Partners:
Young Enterprising Society

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Bubbler Awards: A Wrap Up Party at the Public Museum

Saturday, April 19, 2014 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Milwaukee Public Museum Map Register facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinfacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin TREX
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Presented by NEWaukee, SocialX, Milwaukee Public Museum and JSJobs

Wander the Streets of Old Milwaukee, grab some food and a drink from the cash bar, and mix and mingle to the sounds of DJ feasterbunni before viewing excerpts from three short films from doc|UWM. We will be screening 20 minutes of Cream City Soundcheck, Water Docs, and The Milwaukee Neighborhoods Project, focusing on the Havenwoods Neighborhood. Between the films there will also be three Ted style talks from inspiring Milwaukee young professionals; Paul Bestul, Adam Carr, Ben Koller, and Adam Von Rothfelder.

The main event of the evening is, of course, the Bubbler Awards. We will recognize 10 outstanding young people from our city that are truly making a positive, lasting impact on their community and the people around them. The 2014 Winners of the Bubbler Awards are:

Karla Barillas
Mandela Barnes
Steve Buege
Matthew Cordio
Rachel Hughes
Sean Lowe
Justin Moralez
Alexis Peterson
Leslie Rivers
Timothy Westbrook

Tickets are available for $25 and include light food, a champagne toast and tons of fun.

Must be 21 and over to buy tickets!

*This event is FREE for those that purchase a VIP All Access Pass.

Speaker Information:
Adam Carr is a storyteller, writer, and media producer based in Milwaukee, WI. He’s a proud product of Milwaukee Public Schools (Golda Meir, Samuel Morse, Rufus King) and graduate of Carleton College with degrees in Math and Philosophy. After spending a year on an organic kiwi farm and animal rescue operation in Greece between 2008 and 2011, he spent two and a half short but productive years at community-based public radio station 88Nine RadioMilwaukee (WYMS). With an undergraduate degree in Math and Philosophy, he produced nearly 1000 short form audio pieces on wide range of topics, from arts and culture to at-risk youth, from Milwaukee neighborhoods to basic and human needs. His work there received numerous local broadcasting awards, including Milwaukee Press Club and Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards for Excellence.

Since leaving WYMS, his work as a freelancer continues to reflect his passion and love of his hometown. He’s done freelance work for a diverse range of Milwaukee groups, including the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, United Way, Reagan High School, Arts@Large, LISC Milwaukee, the Greater Milwaukee Committee, the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Ben Koller was born and raised in the inner city of Milwaukee, WI. Ben is a proud product of the Milwaukee Public School System & Boys and Girls Club, where through his unique life experiences as a youth developed a deep desire to be a change-maker in his community.

Adam Von Rothfelder born in 1982, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, is a former professional MMA fighter, personal trainer and owner/lead trainer at Drench Fitness Boutique. At 22 years old, Von Rothfelder immersed himself into the world of amateur and professional fighting and kickboxing. He began fighting and participating in kickboxing matches throughout Wisconsin. In 2006, he won the “Milwaukee Rumble,” an amateur kickboxing competition, and in 2007, he took second place in the Natural Bodybuilding Midwest competition. In 2008, he took second in the Midwest N.A.G.A Championship, which prompted him to enter the world of mixed martial arts. Von Rothfelder moved to California in 2009 to pursue his professional career further. He trained with the Body Shop and Antonio McKee in Long Beach, CA, as well as, with the NFL Combine Training Team. During this time, he was also a trainer at one of Los Angeles’s premier celebrity gyms working with high-profile clients. Unfortunately, due to injuries, Rothfelder had to leave his professional fighting career behind.
Von Rothfelder’s aspirations turned to personal training. In 2011, he opened “Drench Fitness”, a boutique gym, focused around personal training with an emphasis on efficiency and intensity. Von Rothfelder is pushing forward with his goal to revolutionize the fitness industry, educate and change the lives of those around him.

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