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Scale Up Milwaukee’s Elmer Moore wins Milwaukee Business Journal’s Diversity in Business Award

This article is from the Milwaukee Business Journal Dated February 1, 2018 Retired We Energies executive and community activist Thelma Sias and Gilbane Building and C.G. Schmidt Inc., the general contractors on the construction of the $450 million Northwestern Mutual corporate headquarters in downtown Milwaukee, are among the winners of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2018 Business in Diversity Awards. […]

Scale Up Milwaukee announces first SPARC cohort

Scale Up Milwaukee, AACCW, and WWBIC launch JP Morgan Chase Supported growth training program for central city businesses   MILWAUKEE – Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, has announced 21 businesses participating in the newest growth-training program called SPARC. Launched in partnership with the African American Chamber of Commerce and WWBIC, and […]

How a professor is trying to spark an entrepreneurial revolution across America

Published by CNBC on May 5, 2017   For the first 17 years, RBK Health Care Marketing in Milwaukee grew at a respectable pace, reaching more than $3 million a year in revenue in 2016. This year, founder Carl Brown says the firm will grow by 50 percent to 60 percent and hit $4 million […]

Mark Hogan Highlights WEDC Partnership at GMC Event

Published by Milwaukee Independent on April 26, 2017 The Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC) held its membership meeting, with a focus on the Scale Up program and regional jobs creation, at the University Club on April 10. Leaders from local corporations and nonprofits attended the April event in support of the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s work and […]

Peggy Troy Offers Leaders Insight to Scale Up Business

Published by Milwaukee Independent on February 5, 2017 Scale Up Milwaukee presented a public conversation with nonprofit leader Peggy Troy in late January, as part of its “Meet the Masters” series. As the CEO and President of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Troy has been a strong community advocate for Milwaukee. She also volunteers her time […]

Business training effort drives growth

Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on March 28, 2017 Companies completing the flagship program of Scale Up Milwaukee, which seeks to promote business growth in the region, have created nearly 500 jobs since 2013, Scale Up announced Tuesday. Over the last four years, 57 firms in the region have gone through the “Scalerator,” a six-month […]

Members Recognized for Growth and Receive Top Honors

Scale Up Milwaukee members are sharing their growth stories in the best way possible: through state and regionally recognized awards and nominations! We are shouting our sincerest and most proud congratulatory wishes to those companies and individuals who have received these very prestigious awards and nominations. We encourage all Scale Up members to share their […]

Scale Up members are hiring!

As businesses grow, they are more than likely going to need to hire more employees. We have a few Scale Up Milwaukee members who are currently hiring for various positions. Loan Officer: WWBIC Client Data Analyst: WWBIC Controller: WWBIC Director for Corporate and Non-Profit Engagement: University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Assembler, Wire Cutter, Tester: Convenience Electronics, […]

Scalerator Alumni Able Access Transportation will be the recipient of The Business Council’s 2017 Business of the Year Award

Able Access Transportation will be the recipient of The Business Council’s 2017 Business of the Year Award. The Business Council, Inc., an affiliate of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC), focuses on the sustainability and growth of ethnically-diverse businesses in Southeastern Wisconsin. This prestigious award recognizes businesses that demonstrate positive social and economic impact […]