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Manpower’s Prising talks importance of linking education and business

Published October 11, 2016
From Milwaukee Business Journal

In a data-packed presentation Monday at the October meeting of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, ManpowerGroup chairman and CEO Jonas Prising spoke to a range of issues that he said are driving “dramatic shifts” in labor markets.

He also underscored the importance of linking education and business, pointing out that “employers are looking for workers to be productive very, very quickly,” said Prising, whose company, Milwaukee-based ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), is a global provider of staffing services.

Read the full article here.

MKE Discovers Chicago: New Video

As part of the research and exploration of best practices, a group of partners and participants working on creative placemaking in Milwaukee went on a discovery trip to Chicago to explore some of the leading work in the field.

Projects visited included the work of artist Theaster Gates and the development of the 606 Trail, which brings together arts, history, design, trails for bikers, runners, and walkers, event spaces, alternative transportation avenues, and green, open space.

Check out the video below!

GMC Releases 2015 Annual Report

The Greater Milwaukee Committee is excited to share its 2015 Annual Report.

To read or download a PDF, please click here.

Program aims to keep bright minds in Milwaukee

From TMJ4
Published September 29, 2015

It’s a whirlwind cross country trip designed to help college students and boost business in Milwaukee.

Their challenge begins as soon as they take flight.

“Marketing is my undergraduate and I’m also getting three masters degrees at the same time in International Business, Global Sales and Marketing and then Management,” said Colin Murdy, a junior at Concordia University.

You heard that right, three masters degrees and guess what else?

“I am a Janesville native,” he said.

And not only that, Murdy is planning to stay here. In fact, Murdy already started his own company.

“My company is called Murdy Global,” he said.

This is exactly the scenario Innovation in Milwaukee — an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee — is trying to create through their latest program, known as Destination Innovation. It works to keep bright minds in the Milwaukee area after they graduate.

Read the full article and see the video here.


GMC Establishes Book Fund to Recognize John W. Daniels, Jr.

The Greater Milwaukee Committee is pleased to announce the John W. Daniels, Jr. Book Fund for Milwaukee Morehouse Scholars, established to honor outgoing GMC chair and Quarles & Brady chairman emeritus John Daniels.

Over the past three years, area philanthropic organizations and businesses have partnered with Morehouse College in Atlanta to fund scholarships to send high-potential African-American men graduating from Milwaukee Public Schools to Morehouse, with the hope that these men will return to Milwaukee with their leadership skills.

This is a cause near and dear to Mr. Daniels’ heart. He has worked tirelessly to connect Morehouse with Milwaukee’s philanthropic and business communities, and has personally encouraged local businesses and organizations to hire Milwaukee Morehouse scholars as interns during their summers back home.

The John W. Daniels, Jr. Book Fund for Milwaukee Morehouse Scholars will complement the full scholarships many students receive with funds to buy books – often one of the highest expenses for college students.