Lt. Gov. Kleefisch: Governor’s Small Business Summit to be held at Lambeau Field, home of the world champion Green Bay Packers

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Madison – Lt. Governor Kleefisch today announced that Governor Walker will host Wisconsin’s Small Business Summit to be held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on November 1st from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Home of the 13-Time World Champion Green Bay Packers. Governor Walker will speak about his efforts to improve Wisconsin’s business climate and get our state’s fiscal house in order to help create new jobs and retain existing employers.

“Small businesses are the engine of our state’s economy and continue to drive our economy forward,” said Governor Walker. “As we deal with the effects of the global economic downturn, my administration is committed to listening to our small businesses and entrepreneurs on how we can create a strong partnership between the private sector and state government to promote job creation and stimulate our economy.”

The Governor’s Small Business Summit will give small business owners tools they need to help their businesses succeed featuring educational workshops and access to Wisconsin’s business resources and leadership. The event will provide opportunities to connect with key state leaders, industry peers, and offer a chance to network, learn and exchange information, and much more. The goal of the Governor’s Small Business Summit is to engage small business owners in a conversation about the future prosperity of our state and what our state leadership can do to help businesses succeed.

“This will be a unique opportunity for small business owners to meet the new leadership team in Governor Walker’s administration involved in job creation at key state agencies in Wisconsin, “said Lt. Governor Kleefisch. “The cabinet secretaries who have been actively involved in improving our state’s business climate by streamlining processes, simplifying regulations and improving communications with stakeholders will be actively involved in the day’s events.”

Lt. Governor Kleefisch has been designated the “Jobs Ambassador” in Wisconsin and has hosted a series of small business roundtables with small business owners to listen to challenges they face while doing business in Wisconsin. Speaking about the Summit, Lt. Governor Kleefisch noted, “Small businesses are on the front lines of Governor Walker’s efforts to spark an economic recovery in Wisconsin, to create good paying jobs and to get our state back on the path to prosperity. Working together, we intend to spend the next four years helping our small businesses succeed so they can create jobs and opportunities for Wisconsin families.”

Individuals interested in attending should register on-line at WHEDA.com by October 25th or contact the Office of Lt Governor Kleefisch for additional information via email: [email protected].

The registration fee is $50 which includes breakfast and lunch.