2017 Milwaukee Small Business Week Events

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Milwaukee Small Business Week is a weeklong a celebration that recognizes and honors small business owners and entrepreneurs for their contributions to economic growth in the city of Milwaukee. It's a celebration of entreprenuership created by Mosaic Communications and the City of Milwaukee's Office of Small Business Development.

Milwaukee Small Business Week started in 2012 and continues to grow every year. This special week includes educational workshops, awards ceremonies, seminars and networking events for seasoned business owners and others interested in starting a business. This year, Milwaukee Small Business Week's title sponsor is News Release Now, a new hyper-local press release distribution service for small businesses, nonprofits and start-ups.

Complete Event Schedule:

[Please note: Tickets for three paid events are not available via Eventbrite and need to be purshased via]

Monday, May 1

Small Business Bus Tour

Hosted by The Office of Small Business Development

Milwaukee City Hall

Invitation only


Tuesday, May 2

Small Business Week Kick-Off Press Conference Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

1721 W Canal St., Milwaukee, WI 53233

Time: 8am – 8:30am | Cost: FREE

City of Milwaukee’s Annual Small Business Conference

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

1721 W Canal St., Milwaukee, WI 53233

Time: 8am | Cost: FREE

Wednesday, May 3


Executive Viewpoint Breakfast & Conversation w/ Ted Balistreri

Hosted by MMAC

Wisconsin Country Club

6200 W. Good Hope Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53223

Time: 7am-9am |Cost: $49-$69


Thursday, May 4

Capital and Small Business Lending Workshop

Hosted by NWSCDC

Time: 10am-12pm

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

4201 North 27th Street, First Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53216

Light Breakfast Provided

Cost: FREE

Small Business Networking Reception & Employment Law Class

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation

101 W. Pleasant Street, Milwaukee 53212

Time: Reception: 5 pm – 6 pm | Employment Law Class: 6 pm – 8 pm

Cost: Reception -- FREE | Class -- $15

Friday, May 5


Annual Small Business Administration Awards Business

Hilton Milwaukee Center City

509 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Milwaukee, WI 53203

Time: 7:30am-9am

Cost: $50 per person

Lake Front Brewery Tour w/ Founder Russ Klisch


1872 N. Commerce St.

Milwaukee, WI 53203

Time: 4pm-5pm

Tickets: $10

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