Milwaukee joins other cities throughout the country in celebrating National Small Business Week
The City of Milwaukee joins cities like Washington D.C., San Francisco, and Newark, in celebrating the contributions of local small businesses in honor of National Small Business Week.
For the third year, small business owners, working in conjunction with the City of Milwaukee’s Office of Small Business Development, local sponsors and community partners, will host the annual Milwaukee Small Business Week celebration the week of June 2. A series of events that recognize and celebrate the city’s thriving small business community will be held throughout the week.
This year’s program will trail National Small Business Week, the platform after which Milwaukee’s initiative was modeled, which is taking place in May. National Small Business Week was established in 1963 to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America.
“Small businesses are a huge part of Milwaukee’s local economy and Milwaukee Small Business Week has proven to be an opportunity to empower, engage and educate local entrepreneurs,” said Nikki Purvis, Manager of the City of Milwaukee’s Small Business Development Office. “We invite the entire community to come out and celebrate Milwaukee Small Business Week.”
The 2014 Milwaukee Small Business Week event calendar includes:
• Kick-off News Conference and Reception, Monday, June 2 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., Jackson’s Pub, 1203 N. 10th Street
Cost: FREE. Register here: https://openforbusinessmixer.eventbrite.com
• Small Business Sustainability Conference Hosted by the City of Milwaukee, ‘From Surviving to Thriving: Maximizing Local Resources to Expand Small Businesses,’ Tuesday, June 3 from 7:30 am until 2 pm at Manpower Headquarters, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee; Cost: $25; Register here: http://city.milwaukee.gov/OSBD
• Staying in the Game: Unwritten Rules to Small Business Success
Breakfast Panel Discussion; Wednesday, June 4;7:30 am until 10:30 a.m.
Manpower Headquarters, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee
Cost: FREE. Register here: http://smallbusinesssucess-breakfast.eventbrite.com
“The Milwaukee Small Business Week events provide a number of opportunities to help companies survive and thrive in today’s business climate,” said Johnna Scott, co-owner of Mosaic Communications, Inc., a local public relations firm based in Milwaukee.
“Small businesses are powerful and Milwaukee Small Business Week is a great time to learn best practices, connect with critical resources and engage with individuals who make purchasing decisions.”
This year’s sponsors include the City’s Office of Small Business Development, Veolia Water, LISC, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District, Wisconsin Business Development, Associated Bank, the Office of Environmental Sustainability’s ME2 Program, Mosaic Communications and media partners Energy 106.9 FM and Jammin’ 98.3 FM. Milwaukee Small Business Week’s community partners include Manpower Group, Great Impressions Printing, WOO Connections and the Wisconsin District Office of the Small Business Administration.
For more information about Milwaukee Small Business Week or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please call 414.444.7001 or visit www.mkesmallbizweek.com. To register for the Small Business Sustainability Conference, visit http://city.milwaukee.gov/OSBD.