Council of Small Business Executives: ‘Team Cosbe’ takes the field at Lambeau for the Governor’s Small Business Summit

CEOs represent voice of Southeastern Wisconsin’s small business community

MILWAUKEE (Nov. 1, 2011) – Helping to shape the state’s small business agenda, 13 CEOs from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s (MMAC) Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) traveled to Lambeau Field today to participate in the Governor’s Small Business Summit.

“We’re proud to come together to represent the interest of small business at today’s summit,” said COSBE Chair Mary Scheibel. “Our participation provides us with an opportunity to accelerate COSBE’s role as the collaborative voice of small business in the Milwaukee Region.”

The Governor’s Small Business Summit brings cabinet secretaries and state agencies together with small business owners, entrepreneurs and innovators to discuss topics of interest, which address Wisconsin’s business climate and economy. The event also focuses on topics useful to business owners to help accelerate growth and expansion, including leveraging marketing and social media to grow sales, regulations for small business, investment planning and business development.

“As small business owners, we know we have an important role in helping to create more jobs and contribute to our state’s overall economic growth. This is our opportunity to have a voice on how to achieve those goals,” continued Scheibel.

During the event, CEOs from COSBE have direct access to state decision makers to express issues facing the region’s businesses. COSBE, led by CEOs from small business manufacturers and service companies throughout Southeastern Wisconsin’s four-county area, was established in 1986 to recognize the vast contributions of small businesses within the MMAC.

The MMAC is a 150-year-old private, not-for-profit organization representing approximately 1,800 member businesses with 300,000 employees in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties and beyond. The organization is committed to increasing the economic vitality of the metro Milwaukee business community.

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