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Manufacturers urged to embrace, not fear, change at Manufacturing Matters 2019

The 2019 Manufacturing Matters conference brought together the state’s manufacturing sector for two days of networking and learning, with an action-focused theme of “Make It Happen.” But another key theme of the event was the need to embrace change and not simply keep doing what the company and the industry have always done. Read More

2019-05-29T14:11:24-05:00February 22, 2019|Event Articles, Supply Chain News|

MARKETPLACE offers opportunities for businesses to learn from the mistakes and successes of their peers

Owning a business invariably involves making mistakes and learning lessons along the way—but speakers at MARKETPLACE, the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development, sought to ease this path for their fellow business owners. Read More

2018-12-14T14:53:00-05:00December 13, 2018|Event Articles|

Small Business Academy offers lessons for seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs

A panel at Small Business Academy included (from left) Elmer Moore of Milwaukee Denim Co., Robert Pyles of McDonald's, David Maaske of SCORE and Kim Jankowski of U.S. Bank. At left is moderator Craig Shanks of U.S. Bank. From the perspective of peace of mind as well as personal finances, "starting a business

2018-12-13T08:46:08-05:00December 12, 2018|Event Articles|

Industry leaders see bright future for biohealth in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s biohealth industry comprises 4,320 firms statewide accounting for 107,616 jobs and $47.8 billion worth of economic output for the state. These figures demonstrate not only a significant impact for Wisconsin’s economy, but also the global reach of innovation taking place here, as biomedical discoveries made by research institutions and companies in Wisconsin help improve

2019-05-29T14:13:38-05:00October 11, 2018|Event Articles, Supply Chain News|

With more craft breweries comes more wastewater discharge—and the solution has a Wisconsin connection

In recent years, beer drinking habits in the U.S. have shifted to favor craft beers. Although overall beer consumption is relatively stable—and even falling slightly—craft beer consumption in the U.S. grew by 5 percent in 2017 over the prior year, according to the Brewers Association. With this trend come water-related challenges. Craft breweries are by

2018-10-08T16:19:16-05:00October 8, 2018|Event Articles|

Leading the charge for companies to consider the broader impact of their water use

By developing a strategic framework that views water as not just an input but an asset to be stewarded, Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) encourages companies to take a holistic approach to identifying and mitigating all of their water-related risks both inside and outside their facilities. The standard developed by AWS provides concrete steps companies can take to ensure they are following best practices in water stewardship. Read More

2018-10-08T13:13:31-05:00October 5, 2018|Event Articles|

The Water Council launches new Tech Challenge for open innovation

Karen Frost and Steve Glynn of The Water Council announced the Tech Challenge this week at WEFTEC in New Orleans. Innovation and technological advancement solve problems and increase efficiency, yet often businesses aren’t aware of new technologies and scientific discoveries with the potential to solve problems the businesses face. A new program from

2018-10-08T14:03:03-05:00October 4, 2018|Event Articles|

International connections old and new are strengthened at WEFTEC

Xavier Amores Bravo, manager of the Catalan Water Partnership, and Dean Amhaus, president and CEO of The Water Council, sign a memorandum of understanding on Oct. 2, 2018, at WEFTEC in New Orleans. The Water Council signed a memorandum of understanding with the Catalan Water Partnership of Spain yesterday in New Orleans at

2018-10-03T14:42:12-05:00October 3, 2018|Event Articles|

New and improved BREW Accelerator opens applications for its sixth year

Karen Frost and Steve Glynn of The Water Council announced the opening of the next classes of the BREW and the BREW Corporate for applications this week at WEFTEC in New Orleans. The Water Council’s BREW (Business. Research. Entrepreneurship. In Water) Accelerator program for water technology startups is now accepting applications for the

2018-10-03T14:12:20-05:00October 3, 2018|Event Articles|

Internship program initiative: tapping into talent from underrepresented communities

The generational and diversity gaps a given industry faces can create challenges in talent development and recruitment. For the water industry in particular, targeted efforts to recruit talent from underrepresented groups can bring a broader talent pool into the industry, and ultimately benefit the industry as diverse perspectives lead to greater innovation. With funding from

2018-10-03T14:31:49-05:00October 2, 2018|Event Articles|
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