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MEDIA ADVISORY: What's The Coolest Thing Made In Wisconsin?

WMC Foundation Unveils Winner at State of Wisconsin Business Luncheon

Madison – Will it be brats, bikes, or boats?
On Tuesday, the WMC Foundation will unveil which of the three is the “Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin” at the State of Wisconsin Business Luncheon at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, hosted by the WMC Foundation. Johnsonville brats, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Marinette Marine’s littoral combat ships have battled it out for the top prize that will be unveiled Tuesday based on voting by the people.
Also, Governor Scott Walker and WMC President/CEO Kurt R. Bauer will deliver remarks about the state of the Wisconsin economy. Chad Moutray, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers, will discuss the future of manufacturing nationally.
In addition, the Flowers Family Foundation will present $75,000 to the charity of the choice of the winner of the third annual Wisconsin Business Achievement Award to celebrate and promote free enterprise.
Governor Walker will speak at 1:00 PM.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016
10:30 AM:   Registration
11:00 AM:   Welcome and State of the State: Kurt R. Bauer, WMC President/CEO
11:15 AM:   State of Manufacturing: Chad Moutray, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers
Noon:          Lunch
12:30 PM:   Wisconsin Business Achievement Award
12:45 PM:   Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest Winner Revealed
1:00 PM:     Gov. Scott Walker (invited)
1:30 PM:     Adjourn
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, Madison
Registration will begin at 10:30 AM in the Lakeside Commons. Pre-registered media may check-in at the media table located in the Lakeside Commons. The event will take place in Exhibition Hall A. Risers with a press box will be set-up at the back of the room. Currently, there are over 300 people registered to attend.
About WMC: WMC is Wisconsin’s statewide chamber of commerce, the state manufacturers’ association and the state safety council. WMC represents 3,800 employers of all sizes and from all sectors of the economy.



Logistics: Jim Pugh, (608) 219-0157,
Program Information: Katie Yeutter, (608) 258-3400,
RSVP by email to Leah Supensky,   





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