Panel discussion to focus on business export opportunities

News Graphic Staff

Oct. 28, 2014

GRAFTON — Ozaukee Economic Development is organizing a panel discussion on how businesses in the county can benefit from exporting.

The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Nov. 20 in the orthopedic center conference room at Aurora Medical Center, 975 Port Washington Road.

“The benefits of export trade, even during sluggish years, can prove to keep companies intact,” said an announcement of the event. “International trade opens an ever-wider array of opportunities for companies. Exports are playing an essential role in powering output, employment and profits for Ozaukee County businesses.”

The panelists are: Bill Burnett, moderator, director, Global Cities Initiative Milwaukee 7; Rosanne Baumann, director of global engagement, Wisconsin Manufacturers Extension Partnership; Koreen Grube, international trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service; and Brad Schneider, export development manager, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

The event is sponsored by the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce, Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce, Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce, Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, Saukville Chamber of Commerce and OED.

To register, contact Kathleen Cady Schilling, executive director of OED, by Nov. 14 at 238-7730 or by email at