Business Alliance hits 1,000-member milestone

Freeman Staff

May 20, 2015

 Pictured from left to right at a recent event with the Waukesha County Business Alliance and Aurora Health Care are: Doug Yeager, Aurora market sales executive Waukesha/Jefferson County; Nikki Nelson, director of business operations for Aurora Medical Center Summit; Anne Jahnke, senior director, administrator for Aurora Medical Center Summit; Aric Kinney, vice president, operations for Aurora Medical Center Summit; Dr. Robert Stuart, chief medical officer, Waukesha/Jefferson County; Heather Hoeffler, chief nursing officer for Aurora Medical Center Summit; Sue Dwyer, CPA, vice president of finance, Waukesha/Jefferson County; Suzanne Kelley, Alliance; and Mervyn Byrd, Alliance.
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 Pictured from left to right at the recent recognition for JSD Professional Services, Inc., are Mervyn Byrd, Alliance; Riz Iskandarsjach, JSD; Justin Johnson, JSD; Jared Simon, JSD; Deb Joly, JSD; John Kramp, JSD; Mike Piering, JSD; Craig Peterson, JSD; Tom Gilgenbach, JSD; Rich Wagner, JSD; Craig Riley, JSD; and Suzanne Kelley, Alliance.
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 Mervyn Byrd of the Waukesha County Business Alliance, left, welcomes Thrivent Financial representatives Kristin Carlson, second from left, and Christa Schultz, second from right, with Becki Jump of the Business Alliance, right.
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WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced Tuesday that it has reached the 1,000-member milestone mark.

Three new member companies, Aurora Health Care, JSD Professional Services and Thrivent Financial, pushed the Alliance over the 1,000-member goal.

“We’re thrilled to pass the 1,000-member target,” said Suzanne Kelley, Alliance president. “Our four pillars — advocate, develop, network and promote — remain at the foundation of everything we do to provide a strong value for all of our members” The announcement cites the reasons for Alliance’s growth as its strong manufacturing programs, growing business and education partnerships, an active advocacy agenda, expanded professional development opportunities, and a retention rate of 92 percent.

“Reaching the 1,000member mark puts the Alliance in the upper echelon of chambers across the state. As the largest business association in Waukesha County, we can serve as a strong voice for business in our region,” Kelley said.

A merger in 2010 between the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce and the Waukesha County Action Network served as a strong platform for growth and rebranding as the Waukesha County Business Alliance, according to the announcement.

“We greatly appreciate the many referrals we have received from members, board of directors, and Alliance ambassadors that helped us meet this milestone,” Kelley said.

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