WMC - Wisconsin's Business Voice

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WMC Foundation

The WMC Foundation is dedicated to building a better future for Wisconsin by providing business and economics education, workforce development initiatives, local chambers of commerce support, safety training programs, and business best practices.

Workforce Development

The WMC Foundation works with many public and private agencies to address the workforce development needs of employers in Wisconsin. ... More

Wisconsin Business World

Business World® is designed to provide students and teachers from across the state with an experience that demonstrates the value of business and economics education. This un ... More

Wisconsin Safety Council

The Wisconsin Safety Council is the state's leading provider of workplace safety training and programming. WSC is the reason more people go home safely from manufacturing plan ... More

Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives

Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives is a professional association of local chambers of commerce in Wisconsin. WCCE advances the management skills and experience of its me ... More

Awards and Best Practices

WMC honors best practices for manufacturing, service industry, environmental protection, education, and safety. ... More


About Us

The WMC Foundation was founded in 1980 by Wisconsin business leaders who understood that business and economics education is fundamental to a healthy and prosperous state. Today, the 501(c)(3) charitable Foundation remains committed to improving our economy and ensuring a high quality of life for all citizens by providing educational programs and information sources.

The WMC Foundation believes that informed teachers better prepare students for the workforce, well-educated students become high quality employees and employers, and safer workplaces help attract and keep professionals and their families.

The WMC Foundation is dedicated to building a better future for Wisconsin by providing:

  • Support of Local Chambers of Commerce
  • Economics Education
  • Business Education
  • Workforce Development
  • Safety Programs
  • School Improvement Initiatives

Our Mission

Dedicated to a better Wisconsin by providing information on the state and its economy, promoting the value of free enterprise system, and advancing the efforts that ensure a high quality of life for our citizens.


WMC Foundation Board of Directors

Daniel T. Ariens
Ariens Company, Brillion

Kurt R. Bauer
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Madison

John D. Baumann
Colony Brands, Inc., Monroe

Thomas J. Boldt
The Boldt Company, Appleton

Timothy L. Christen
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Madison

David Hovde (Business World representative)
American Transmission Company, De Pere

Thomas J. Howatt
Wausau Paper, Mosinee

Scott E. Larson
Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Marshfield

Tod B. Linstroth
Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP, Madison

James R. Morgan
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Madison

Van W. Nutt (WCCE representative)
Middleton Chamber of Commerce, Middleton

Karen Szyman
The Chamber of Manitowoc County, Manitowoc

Todd J. Teske
Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Wauwatosa

Chad Tisonik (Wisconsin Safety Council representative)
HNI, Inc., New Berlin