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Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce works to create a fully inclusive state by promoting economic growth and opportunities among LGBT owned and friendly businesses, professionals, and corporations in Wisconsin. Representing its members, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce serves as the business advocate and the link between business and government in an effort to promote equality and fairness for all.

Wisconsin Business Alliance

The Wisconsin Business Alliance is a non-partisan, nonprofit membership organization that represents business owners statewide, including small businesses, aspiring entrepreneurs and farm-based businesses as well as larger enterprises. Forged during the political upheavals of 2012, we hope to move past the partisan battles that have divided our state and guide the political conversation back to what's really best for the vast majority of Wisconsin's businesses.

De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce

De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce brings government, academics and the business community together where needed, leads efforts where appropriate and enhances them as requested. The chamber advances the interests of member businesses through business development and community involvement to stimulate economic growth in the De Pere area, and aims to be the premier membership-based organization in the De Pere area that business people join to achieve financial success.

How one firm turned an internship program into an in-house hiring machine

A business is only as good as the employees who work there. In order to staff their business with the cream of the crop, Jill and Craig Treadway took a unique approach to their hiring process that has paid off in spades.

JT Engineering, an engineering consulting firm based in Hobart, WI, was established in 2005 by Jill Treadway, the principal owner, and specializes in design, construction and program management services at the local, state and federal level.

The Rise of the Latrine Queen

Melanie Lichtfeld, owner of Lichtfeld Plumbing in Madison, WI, is the self-proclaimed Latrine Queen. Although it’s a title she bestowed on herself, it’s one she’s fought long and hard for. Since she began running this family-owned business in 1981, she’s been struggling to gain respect in a decidedly male-dominated field.

Lichtfeld noted that despite her vast competency when it came to plumbing, most men would ignore or refuse to acknowledge her.