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Make Madison—Trends that are making Madison the place to make a career, make a life and make a difference
September 14, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Please join ISM-Madison on Thursday, September 14th at CUNA Mutual Group for our kickoff program to the 2017-18 season. The topic “Make Madison: Trends that are making Madison the place to make a career, make a life and make a difference” will be presented by Zach Brandon, President of Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Lunch will be provided prior to the one hour program and participants will be eligible for 1.0 CEU. **Please bring a photo ID**
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 11:30 – 12:00 Doors open and lunch will be available
12:00 – 1:00 Welcome and Presentation
Location: CUNA Mutual Group
5810 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53705
Cost: ISM Affiliate Members – cost is included in membership dues
Students and ISM Direct Members – $15
Guests – $40
The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce represents more than 1,300 organizations and is focused on creating a foundation for growth for the Greater Madison region. “A rising in-migration of talent and investment, coupled with robust job growth in key advanced industries and a rapidly-developing entrepreneurial ecosystem is raising the visibility of Greater Madison as a world-class innovation hub. In Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce President Zach Brandon’s talk Make Madison, learn the reasons behind Greater Madison’s economic momentum and how the region is well-positioned as the ground floor for the next big thing.”
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER:
Prior to joining the Greater Madison Chamber as President in 2012, Zach was the director of the Wisconsin Angel Network, an early stage investment organization focused on increasing equity investments in Wisconsin’s entrepreneurs. Zach also served as the vice chair of public policy for the national Angel Capital Association. Previously, Zach served as Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce and served in the agency’s senior policy and external affairs role. Zach advised the Governor, Commerce Secretary and the Legislature on global trade and business development strategies with a heavy emphasis on expansion, investment and entrepreneurial development. An experienced entrepreneur and small business owner, Zach was part of the leadership team of three startups. He was president and chief executive officer of Laundry 101, which in 2003 topped USA Today’s “Best Places” to do laundry.
Zach earned a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Management from Kent State University.