Creative Alliance Milwaukee Update
April 21, 2011


There are quite a few affordable (free!) events and activities coming up in the next weeks:
  • April 27 - Free webinar on nonprofits and social media
  • May 11 & 12 - Free admission to the BizTech Expo
  • Join the Directory on the Creative Hub for free
You'll find details below. Please take advantage of these fantastic opportunities!

Have a great weekend,


Christine Harris
Executive Director
Creative Alliance Milwaukee 
Join the Directory on the Creative Hub
We're building a directory of creative businesses and talent to bring greater visibility to the incredible assets we have in our region. Join us and get your name out there! 
Directory Profile

What's the Directory?
The Directory is a listing of individuals and organizations in the creative industries.

How will the Directory be used?
Anyone can use the Directory to find and connect with individuals and organizations in the creative industries. Use it to find someone to partner with on your next project, hire a full or part-time member for your team, or just explore the talent in the region.

How do you join the Directory?
Join the Directory by registering here (it's free).


Free Admission to BizTech Expo
May 11 - 12
Wisconsin Expo Center @ State Fair Park
Why attend the BizTech Expo? Over 3,500 pre-qualified owners, executives and business professionals representing all industries attend. That means:
  • 86% are decision makers
  • 65% are CEOs
  • 70% of the companies have $1,000,000+ in annual revenue
  • 56% are looking for more business relationships
Mix and mingle through the booths, find clients, find vendors, make connections to grow your business. And the best part... If you register in advance, the Expo is FREE!
Learn More & Register
Free Webinar
Beth Kanter, Social Media and Social Good
April 27, Noon
Social media seems to change with the speed of light. How does a nonprofit keep up? Which tools and practices will best help your organization achieve its mission? Does being a networked nonprofit make a difference?

Get the answers to these questions and more in a free webinar featuring nonprofit social media leader Beth Kanter. Join Beth and GuideStar's Inga Broerman for a Q&A-style conversation about networked nonprofits-leveraging social media for social good. 
 Read more
The Art of Science Learning
May 16 - 17
Scientists, artists, educators, business leaders, researchers and policymakersArt of Science Learning convene to explore how the arts can be engaged to strengthen STEM skills and spark creativity in the 21st-Century American workforce. This 2-day conference will showcase interdisciplinary methods and techniques used by educators and artists, share current research into the impact of arts-based approaches on science education, and explore the connection between the arts and American economic competitiveness.  Read more
Welcome New Members
  • Cramer-Krasselt 
  • Discovery World 
  • GE Healthcare
  • Pinstripe, Inc

Learn More about Membership

Member Spotlight: SmartWave
While not a creative business, SmartWave has supported regional creative economy development efforts since 2009. SmartWave's goal: to develop collaborative solutions that promote safe, sustainable and vibrant communities. When asked why he supported Creative Alliance Milwauke, Matt Richardson, President of SmartWave, said "Creativity is a powerful tool that fuels both entreprenuerial and life experiences. Engaging it in your personal and professional life can change an individual, a business, a city, a region or a civilization." Read more
In This Issue
Join the Directory
Free BizTech Admission
Free Webinar
The Art of Science Learning
Welcome New Members
Member Spotlight
Featured Job Postings
Featured Events
Featured Job Postings
Featured Events
Executive Strategies Breakfast
May 11, 7:30 - 9:30am
WI Expo Center @ State Fair Park
Creative Alliance Members: $55.00
Tickets: $70.00 
BizTech Expo Executive Strategies Keynote Speaker Josh Linkner. Linkner will share insights and inspiration about how to use creativity to grow business. All attendees will receive a copy of Linkners new book. Learn More & Register
Josh Linkner

After-Hours Networking
May 11, 5:00 - 7:30pm
WI Expo Center @ State Fair Park
Creative Alliance Members: $20.00
Tickets: $30.00
Join BizTimes Milwaukee (and hundreds of their closest friends, readers, advertisers and partners) at the regions largest networking event of the year. Includes hors d'oeuvres, entertainment and a cash bar. Learn More & Register
Member Orientation
May 17, 4:30 - 5:30
Downtown Milwaukee
Free - Members ONLY
New to Creative Alliance Milwaukee Membership? Orientation is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the organization. Plus, it's a great way to meet people and jumpstart your network. Join us as we share our mission, strategy, services and benefits and, of course, answers all your questions. Learn More & Register
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