Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Oak Creek manufacturer was lauded for its community service and team approach.
Oak Creek manufacturer Nucor Cold Finish got the nod as the South Suburban Chamber's Business of the Year during the organization's annual dinner Wednesday night. Nucor, which manufacturers steel bars, is the largest cold finish producer and the largest recycler of steel in North America. The company has also been a supportive and generous corporate citizen in the South Suburban area and an active member of the chamber, said Barbara Wesener, the executive director of the South Suburban Chamber. "The company believes in the team approach to their success," Wesener said. "Employees are empowered to make decisions and are rewarded for safety, quality and productivity." Nucor, 400 W Burkhard Court, was a founding member of the chamber's …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Gov. Scott Walker spoke to the Oak Creek-Franklin business community about his plans for economic development and more.
Gov. Scott Walker took his message to the Oak Creek-Franklin area Wednesday night, laying out his priorities to about 220 members of the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce. The governor keyed on economic development during his 30-minute speech at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 6401 S. 13th St., where he also delivered high praise for the Oak Creek-Franklin area. "Oak Creek and Franklin are where it's happening—not just in Milwaukee County, but all across the state," he said to loud applause. Walker laid out the same priorities he did in his State of the State address: creating jobs, workforce development, education, government reform and infrastructure. The governor said they match those of the business community. "We are committed to working …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Three finalists will be honored at the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Wednesday.
The South Suburban Chamber of Commerce will honor three local businesses as this year's Business of the Year finalists. ESC Services of Franklin, Nucor Cold Finish of Oak Creek and Precision Color Graphics of Franklin will be honored at the chamber's annual dinner Wednesday. In addition, Dental Associates, Gus' Mexican Cantina and Staybridge Suites Milwaukee Airport South are finalists for the Pride in Premises award, given to companies and organizations that demonstrate great care for their physical environment. The dinner will feature a speech from Gov. Scott Walker and a keynote address by Wheaton Franciscan CEO John Oliverio. Almost 200 business representatives, chamber members, elected officials and others from the Oak Creek-Franklin …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Gov. Scott Walker will give a speech at the chamber's annual dinner, which recognizes the efforts of the business community in the Oak Creek-Franklin area
The South Suburban Chamber of Commerce has announced that Gov. Scott Walker will be among the speakers at its annual dinner Jan. 30. The dinner annually attracts numerous business representatives, chamber members and elected officials from the Oak Creek-Franklin area. The event also recognizes the chamber's businesses of the year and winners of the "Pride in Premises" award, given to companies and organizations that demonstrate great care for their physical environment. Walker will give a speech before the night's keynote speaker, Wheaton Franciscan CEO John Oliverio. "We're very pleased that he's coming to our event," said Barbara Wesener, South Suburban Chamber executive director. "It's good of him to recognize the value of the chamber …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Middle school, high school and college students and parents are encourage to attend event at Oak Creek MATC to learn about the industry.
Friday, March 23, 2012
The Richard R. Bolender Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to business major.
The South Suburban Chamber of Commerce has renamed one of its scholarships after the late Oak Creek Mayor Dick Bolender. The South Suburban Chamber Richard R. Bolender Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an Oak Creek High School graduating senior who plans to major in business. The chamber's board of directors renamed the scholarship in recognition of Bolender's contributions to the present, but especially the future, of Oak Creek, Chamber Executive Director Barbara Wesener said. "It seems only fitting that this annual scholarship, which helps to support the future business leaders of Oak Creek, be named in honor of Dick Bolender, who dedicated his public career to the future of Oak Creek, who loved the city and worked so hard for it…
Monday, February 6, 2012
The Gateway to Milwaukee takes home Pride in Premises honors.
The South Suburban Chamber of Commerce has named The Starr Group the winner of its 2011 Business of the Year award. The Starr Group, an insurance/risk management agency, was founded in 1956 by Robert Starr and is now under the leadership of Mary and Tim Starr. Though it's based in Greenfield, the business has been active in the South Suburban Chamber and many other south-shore organizations, according to an Oak Creek Common Council resolution. Runners-up for the award were Cousins Subs, on 76th Street and Rawson Avenue in Franklin and 23rd Street and Ryan Road in Oak Creek, and Precision Color Graphics, 9640 S. Oakwood Park Drive, Franklin. The Gateway to Milwaukee, meanwhile, won the Pride in Premises award for its efforts to spruce up …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Rich Meeusen describes the state of water at South Suburban Chamber gathering.
“Edgy” is not normally a term associated with a guy who talks about water. Rich Meeusen, however, is not a normal guy. In between wise cracks about his wife, college sex and philosophy majors, Meeusen eloquently presented the case for how Milwaukee can become a global water hub and the dire water crisis facing the world at a lunch gathering Thursday at Wheaton Franciscan. State legislators, municipal government leaders and South Suburban chamber members were on hand for Meeusen's wildly entertaining, hour-plus speech, sponsored by the chamber and Ottawa University as part of a quarterly luncheon lecture series. Meeusen is chief executive of Badger Meter, a century-old Milwaukee company offering water flow products for water utilities as …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Business appreciation event was held Thursday.
The South Suburban Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 10th anniversary Thursday with a reception at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital, 10101 S. 27th St. The business appreciation event included city updates from Mayors Dick Bolender of Oak Creek and Tom Taylor of Franklin. State legislators presented chamber Executive Director Barbara Wesener with a plaque commemorating 10 years. The organization, formerly called the Southeastern Chamber United in Business, combined the Oak Creek and Franklin chambers of commerce in 2001. Since 2007, it has been known as the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce. Click here for a previous story detailing the history of the chamber and an overview of what the organization does.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Celebration will be held Thursday night.
The South Suburban Chamber of Commerce will formally mark its 10th anniversary with a celebration Thursday night. The Business Appreciation event at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital, 10101 S. 27th St., will include city updates from Mayors Dick Bolender of Oak Creek and Tom Taylor of Franklin. The organization, formerly called the Southeastern Chamber United in Business, combined the Oak Creek and Franklin chambers of commerce in 2001. Since 2007, it has been known as the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce. Click here for a previous story detailing the history of the chamber and an overview of what the organization does.