Associated Bank, Brewers Community Foundation: Provide $100K to WWBIC and The Business Council Inc. to support minority, women and veteran-owned businesses

MILWAUKEE, WI – October 3, 2022 – Associated Bank and Brewers Community Foundation, the charitable arm of the Milwaukee Brewers™, have announced a second year $100K program to support minority, women and veteran-owned businesses through the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) and their newest partner, The Business Council Inc.

Through WWBIC and The Business Council, Inc.,15 diverse small businesses across Wisconsin will receive a second year $5K grant to support their business needs through infrastructure, equipment, website and marketing development. Through the addition of The Business Council, Inc. and continued support of WWBIC, all business recipients will receive enhanced technical assistance and other supportive operations to help their businesses thrive.

The business recipients include:






Associated Bank and Brewers Community Foundation will further collaborate to provide visibility and traffic to these businesses through PR, social media support and in-stadium promotion. The program, now in its second year, will provide the small business owners access to Associated Bank staff who can discuss banking and cash management products, programs and services.

“Throughout the past year we’ve established a great foundation for this program with WWBIC and we are excited to enhance the overall support with the addition of The Business Council, Inc.,” said LaDonna Reed, director of community accountability, Associated Bank. “Associated Bank will continue to enrich the resources and expertise to help businesses recipients thrive in all they do.”

“We are so pleased to support the effort to provide resources and guidance for many of our incredible small businesses throughout the state,” said Cecelia Gore, executive director, Brewers Community Foundation. “Through this partnership, we can focus on helping local businesses continue to grow and prosper.”