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November 29th: Huge Congratulations to Gale Klappa and Tim Sheehy for being named this year’s Executives of the Year. Check out the latest from the Milwaukee Business Journal. Gale Klappa represents WEC Energy Group  and Tim Sheehy represents Milwaukee 7 and Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

Click here to read the full article.

United Way of Milwaukee & Waukesha County

“On November 28, local chefs and volunteers participated in Fill the Freezer for Local Families.  Featuring EWI firm representative Jennifer DeLaura of Wildtree along with seven other chefs and volunteers, the contributors created nearly 300 freezer meals for struggling families.  They focused on healthy, nutritious meals composed of 10 or fewer ingredients, a rule established so the fare could be readily replicated at home.  Listen to the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County’s (firm of EWI member Sue Cota) most recent podcast:

Taking advantage of community partnerships and mobilizing local resources,  Rockwell Automation, Inc. (firm of EWI member Lora Burback), United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County (firm of EWI member Sue Cota), and United Way of Greater Houston cooperated for Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair 2017, which is held in Houston. They packed and distributed 8,000 meal kits for area Houston families helping those especially impacted by Hurricane Harvey to have a meal for Thanksgiving.”

~Sue Cota

R&R Insurance

November 10th: R&R Insurance had much to celebrate. Jack Riesch says, “Not often and I would say rarely does a company get to say they have received both a Business of the Year Award as well as the Best Agency to Work for Award in a lifetime much less one month.” Member Firm R&R Insurance, located in Waukesha, was locally named Waukesha’s Small Business of the Year and nationally as Best Independent Agency to Work For.

Congratulations, R&R Insurance!!!


All American Window and Door We Love Wisconsin Tour

On Friday, October 20th, the “All American Window and Door We Love Wisconsin Tour” made another stop in Wisconsin – This time in Milwaukee. At each stop, owner Terri Lodwick donates a $1,000 check to the charity of her choice. This marks the 51st stop for WLWT, and EWI Milwaukee was the recipient.

Click here to watch the video of Terri and Jackie, EWI’s Philanthropy Director, interact and present/receive the donation check.


United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Names Amy Lindner New President

For full press release, click here: Press Release – Amy Lindner

Monday, October 9, 2017

I am writing to share some exciting news.   This afternoon, United Way announced that Amy Lindner, currently the Executive Director of Meta House (a United Way partner agency with 90 employees and a $5.5M budget) has been named President of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, effective January 1, 2018. It is the intent of the Board of Directors to elect Amy as the President and CEO in January 2019.

I have been asked to continue to serve as CEO of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County through January 2019 to ensure a smooth transition. This overlap will help fortify our 2018 Community Campaign and align our stakeholders with the updated United Way strategy. During the transition, Amy will report directly to me.

The attached news release was distributed at 4 PM this afternoon.

Feel free to contact any of my senior staff with questions and/or suggestions on how we all can position Amy and our community for success in 2018!  If you were copied more than once on this email, my apologies.

Mary Lou Young, President & Chief Executive Officer


In the NewsMortara Instrument

June 27, 2016


Mortara to provide ongoing support for FDA ECG Warehouse including continuous ECG studies analyzed by VERITAS™. 

MILWAUKEE – Mortara Instrument, Inc. (Mortara), a Milwaukee-based designer, developer and manufacturer of diagnostic cardiology and patient monitoring technologies, announced today it has been awarded a multi-year contract for ongoing maintenance and support of the FDA ECG Warehouse.  Mortara collaborated with the FDA to develop the ECG Warehouse which was initially deployed in 2005.  The ECG Warehouse acts as a repository for annotated electrocardiograph (“ECG”) studies provided to the FDA in support of new drug applications.  With the ECG Warehouse, the FDA uses Mortara’s VERITAS ECG algorithms and viewing technologies to review ECG data submitted as part of new drug applications.

Since inception of the ECG Warehouse, more than 9 million resting ECGs have been analyzed with Mortara’s VERITAS algorithms, making this one of the largest cloud-based clinical data repositories in the world.  The ECG Warehouse has subsequently been expanded to also include continuous 12-lead recordings, which now number nearly 800 in total.  The warehouse tools include web-based upload, navigation of continuous data, arrhythmia identification and waveform morphology comparison.

Under this expanded ECG Warehouse contract, Mortara will continue to support Sponsor and ECG Central Laboratory upload of ECG studies, provide support to FDA personnel and provide on-going basic development enhancements to the ECG Warehouse including advances in the VERITAS ECG algorithms. 

“Mortara is pleased to continue its longstanding relationship with the FDA in providing the ECG Warehouse solution,” said Dr. Justin Mortara, CEO of Mortara. “This award is testimony to our leadership role in ECG acquisition and algorithm technologies.  We are honored to be chosen by the FDA and to play our part in the cardiac safety evaluation of new drugs.”


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March of Dimes

April 30, 2016

Thank you to all the EWI ladies who volunteered to help at the March of Dimes Walk for Babies. You were a tremendous blessing!!!

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Mortara Instrument

April 14, 2016

Congratulations on the story which aired on Fox 6 last night regarding Mortara’s new building. View it here.

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March 17, 2016

Congratulations are in order as ConferenceDirect just wrapped up it’s 2016 Partner meeting. 2016 continues to be strong for ConferenceDirect Associates. As of February, we’ve completed 1,555 bookings, a 17% increase over YTD 2015, and 389,220 room nights, a 29% increase over YTD 2015. Time to celebrate! Yeah Michelle Eggert!!!

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United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Local Talent Wanted: Support our community through the Loaned Executive Program. United Way relies on corporate and nonprofit partners to sponsor a local professional or loan an employee to help coordinate workplace campaigns. Loaned Executives (LEs) utilize their expertise and energy to enhance solicitation efforts, reach new markets, and broaden the base of community support. Click here for details.

In the NewsFedex

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

In concert with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) today, FedEx is proud to be included on the 16th annual list of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs), the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses. Read the article here.

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United Way — Volunteers United Portal:  DO GOOD & VOLUNTEER

Volunteers transform communities. Whether you want to volunteer once per week or once per year, United Way makes it easy and fun for individuals and groups to make a meaningful difference in their local community.  Find your opportunity now!

In the NewsUnited Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

United Way 2016 Campaign Co-Chairs Announced. Read the article here.

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Click Here for free Income Tax Preparation information from United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.

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In the NewsMortara Instrument

Monday, February 15, 2016IMG_0769 (2)

Whoot hoot and congratulations to Cindy Kunze of Mortara Instrument on successfully completing the POLAR PLUNGE yesterday in Muskego Lake to benefit Special Olympics. Cindy raised $1020 and Mortara Instrument will be matching that amount. Great job. Cindy wishes to thank everyone who sponsored her!!

In the NewsUnited Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Friday, February 12, 2016

United Way Funded 2-1-1 Program and Cold Weather Shelters. Read the article here.

In the NewsUnited Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Monday, February 8, 2016

United Way Mentioned in Mayor’s Address as a Community Collaborator – Milwaukee Succeeds, Teen Pregnancy, and Infant Mortality Funded Programs: Read the article here.

In the NewsMortara Instrument

Monday, February 8, 2016

Justin Mortara, of Mortara Instrument wrote an article in the Last Word column on BizTimes website titled “Attracting Millennial Talent Crucial to Success.” Read the article here.

In the NewsUnited Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Friday, February 5, 2016

United Way’s Collective Impact – the Milwaukee Succeeds Funded Program – Read the article here.

In the NewsMortara Instrument, Mueller Communications, We-Energies

Thursday, January 28, 2016

More than 400 area business and community leaders were in a celebratory mood January 28 as they gathered at the Grain Exchange in downtown Milwaukee. The occasion was the city’s 170th birthday. Three of our member firms were represented at the event.

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Olympus Group

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Congratulations for adding a MCT Digital Versa Tech/Laser/Router/Knife Digital Die-Cutting System to your operation!! Read the complete announcement here.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Please enjoy SalesSmith’s e-book on Gratitude in the workplace:

For ongoing tips, resources and real life examples of developing a robust culture of gratitude within your workplace, subscribe to our new blog:  Be Grateful

In the NewsUnited Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

$60 Million! A Record Goal for 2015 Community Campaign.

In truly great communities, people help one another. And, your selfless contributions – reaching an unprecedented $60,066,597 – are a reflection of how truly great and generous our community is.  Thank you for all you do.

In the NewsWEC Energy Group

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 9:00 AM CST

BizTimes Media, a print and online publication focused on Milwaukee business news, has named WEC Energy Group (WEC) it Corporation of the Year. In bestowing the honor, BizTimes cited the corporation’s June acquisition of Chicago-based Integrys Energy Group, significantly growing WEC’s employee base and regional reach. Read the complete announcement here.