5:00 PM – 6 PM Cocktails
6 PM – 8 PM Dinner and Program
$75 per person
$600 table for
2018 marks our 91st Annual Dinner and member’s meeting. Our evening at the Eclipse Center will feature a fabulous meal, rousing speaker and a recap of the calendar year with our annual report.
Our Small Business, Large Business & Headliner Awards are also given out on this night as well as the Ken Hendricks Community Spirit Award.
Building Bridges Across Wisconsin
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Governor Scott Walker
Governor Scott Walker grew up in Delavan, WI with a heart for public service, patriotism, and hard work. In June 1993, Scott was elected to the State Assembly, where he helped lead the way on welfare reform, public safety, and educational opportunities. He made history in 2002 as the first Republican to ever be elected to the Milwaukee County Executive office, and in 2010, Scott Walker was elected the 45th Governor of the State of Wisconsin.
He immediately implemented reforms to renew economic revival, fiscal order, and government accountability in Wisconsin. Under his leadership, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is the lowest its been in 17 years, and the percentage of people working is one of the highest in the nation. Borrowing in the last budget was the lowest in 20 years. Property and income taxes are both lower than before Scott took office.
And Wisconsin’s rainy day fund is 165 times larger than when Scott first took office. His goals in his second term are simple: tax relief for working families and seniors, transitioning people from government dependence to true independence, improving the workforce through better education and training, and ensuring government is more efficient, more effective, and more accountable to the people.
Scott and his wife, Tonette have two sons who they raised in Wauwatosa.
Special Guest: Stephanie Klett
Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Tourism
If you’re having fun, Stephanie Klett is having fun. This former Miss Wisconsin was an Emmy-winning host of the long-running series Discover Wisconsin when she was plucked to fill the Governor’s cabinet position of Tourism Secretary in 2011.
Since day one on the job, she’s tirelessly promoted the state’s $19.3 billion tourism industry, one of the top economic engines in Wisconsin. More than anything, she connects with people in the tourism industry, and respects the hard work, innovation, and customer service that makes visitors want to return to Wisconsin year after year.
They embrace her as one of their own. As for being able to keep up with her, that’s a whole other story.