Independent Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW): Presents meet the candidates

Contact: Judi Murphy, Murphy Associates
P: 262-786- 7424
E: [email protected]

Brookfield, Wis. – February 2, 2018 – The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin
(IBAW) presents Meet the Candidates, Friday, February 16, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Event will be held at Wisconsin Club, 900 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wis. Speakers will be Kevin Nicholson who is a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat and Judge Michael Screnock who is a candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court. A plated breakfast is served.

Steve Kohlmann, Executive Director of IBAW, said, “This is a perfect opportunity for the
business community to meet candidates for two very high profile offices, ask questions, and understand the candidates’ positions on a variety of topics.” To register, go to

Kevin Nicholson is a husband, father of three, businessman, and decorated combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps. As an officer, he served combat tours in both Iraq (2007) and Afghanistan (2008-2009). He was awarded the Bronze Star for his leadership of a counter-improvised explosive device (IED) team in Afghanistan. Today, Kevin works as an advisor to companies, helping them solve their toughest strategic and operational problems, while helping them grow and put more people to work.

Judge Michael Screnock was appointed by Governor Walker to a seat on the Sauk
County Circuit Court in 2015. During his time on the bench, he has seen thousands of
cases to their end. He handles every type of case, including juvenile cases, probate,
small claims disputes, harassment injunctions, divorce and other family matters, traffic
and other ordinance violations, contract and other civil disputes, civil commitments, and
every manner of criminal case from disorderly conduct to first-degree intentional
homicide. He has also presided over the Sauk County Adult Drug Court since its
inception in January 2016.

The mission of the IBAW is to advance business prosperity through insightful programming,
executive networking, and member-driven public policy and advocacy. IBAW membership
encompasses manufacturing, service, distribution, healthcare, technology, financial, consulting and others. A statewide, non-profit association, IBAW members and sponsors employ thousands of Wisconsin workers.

Since 1973, the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW) was formed for small business owners to engage in conversation relating to legislation impacting the bottom-line costs of businesses throughout Wisconsin. IBAW is a venue for high level CEOs, CFOs, COOs, other upper management and entrepreneurs to network, exchange business ideas, and become educated and involved on issues which impact their business. IBAW is time well spent!

For additional information, contact Steve Kohlmann, IBAW Executive Director, via email at
[email protected]