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Emerging Jobs & Innovation In Milwaukee - Meet Mayor Tom Barrett and Spreenkler

Our first ever Meetup! We are co-locating our meeting with the SPREENKLER group. Come to learn about the Milwaukee Career Network - how it works, how it connects people to jobs and what to expect! This is what we do - connect you to innovators in Milwaukee! Meet Spreenkler - a community of Milwaukee’s creative, marketing and technical professionals and entrepreneurs. We gather each month to share experiences, best-practices and new ideas to utilize the collective knowledge of the group to move those ideas forward MEET MILWAUKEE's MAYOR! Learn more about Mayor Barrett’s vision for sustaining creativity and innovation in Milwaukee. The emerging water industry. Leading edge manufacturing technology. And of course, the creative sector. Listen and discuss with Mayor Barrett how these and other areas of focus for economic growth fit into the big picture for Milwaukee. ON DISPLAY LIVE MUSIC from Andrew Wright! NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 5:30pm at The Residences At Hotel Palomar, 520 W. McKinley Ave, Milwaukee, 53212. [masked]. AGENDA 5:30 - 6:00 Arrive, mingle, relax. 6:00 - 7:00 Mayor Barrett presentation and group discussion. 7:00 - 7:15 Idea Share and Milwaukee innovators. 7:15 - 8:30 LIVE MUSIC! VIP access to what’s next in Milwaukee, The Residences At Hotel Palomar. Mary Beth Gaspar-Waite, owner of Metro Condo Connections, graciously hosts the December MEETUP so you can see for yourself what’s next in Milwaukee. We’ll venture out of Bucketworks to gather at The Residences At Hotel Palomar where captivating design is blended with earth friendly living (yes, it’s LEED® certified!). Enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers in this state-of-the-art, inspirational space. After the meeting you’re welcome to roam The Residences At Hotel Palomar or learn more on a quick tour with Mary Beth or one of her friendly staff. You’ll also meet and hear from The Residences At Hotel Palomar PR team from Laughlin Constable on how they’re positioning the Palomar brand. Live music. Andy Wright from Fullhouse will provide some urban vibe to fill the space with energy and inspiration at the conclusion of Mayor Barrett’s presentation. The perfect back drop while you mingle and connect with other innovative people. This is an informal, yet structured networking event. We will have a chance to win a custom made shirt from 29 Group clothiers in Milwaukee! This is YOUR network, we make the connections happen, and we want to see you there! If you are not yet on the Milwaukee Career Website, please create your profile on
www.milwaukeecareernetwork.com Make career connections, make friends, and further your professional career!

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  • Ally B.

    An absolutely fantastic event...Bravo!

    January 22, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice event. Location and logistics were outstanding. Can't beat free food and beer/wine. Needed to leave early so I didn't get a chance to talk to many people. Overall, this was probably not an event for those trying to meet a lot of connections unless they are very assertive. I am, but didn't feel an overwhelming need to connect. Enjoyed hearing the mayor talk. I had different expectations for a Spreenkler meeting and I am assuming most have been much different.

    January 9, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I felt that the questions went a bit astray from discussions of jobs and innovation, but that did not detract from an event that had an overall very high quality. Keep up the great work!

    January 9, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought this was an exceptionally organized event. Having Mayor Barrett as a speaker gave it a breadth that might have been missing without him. I was also impressed with the sales director for Palomar, who clearly conveys a positive vision for Milwaukeeans to share.
    Thanks for a first-class program.!

    January 9, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    The energy and ambition of the evening were wonderful. The Palomar will be great addition to downtown, Milwaukee Career Network is a useful resource, and Tom Barrett was engaging and insightful. Though each part was good, the event felt a bit disjointed and rushed. A clearer sense of purpose would have helped.

    January 8, 2009

  • Pam G.

    The Mayor 's speech was very good- forward thinking and I found myself in agreement with much of what he said.
    I still would like to learn more about Spreenkler, as that portion seemed to be sandwiched in between the other speakers rather tahn give them ample time.
    The facility with all the chairs made it tough to navigate and work the room to meet other people.
    All in all, I'm glad I attended and plan on attending the next.

    January 8, 2009

  • Rita B.

    It was fantastic. The venue was supurb and they took great care of us. It was interesting and informative as well as entertaining to hear the Mayor speak. I didn't realize he was so funny. The speakers were all passionate about improving Milwaukee which ultimately is what Spreenkler and MCN is all about. It was a lot to encompass in one night but I think the mission was accomplished. Well done.

    January 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fantastic. The Major was terrific. It was the first time I had seen him, in person. I thought he was very sincere and actually funny.

    January 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to thank everyone who came to this networking event. The energy in the room was amazing! We are so encouraged at the participation and know that these events will be more and more productive for everyone. Thank you for supporting our initiative, and look for our upcoming Meetups. We are currently planning a special 'job opportunity' meetup and internship fair meetup as well in the upcoming weeks.

    January 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was impressed by the presenters and the enthusiasm for Milwaukee. I did not expect the meal but it was very nice. Mayor Barrett's presentation was informative and encouraging. The description of Milwaukee Career Network was enlightening and gave me good ideas on how to connect with great candidates for positions I have available.

    January 8, 2009

  • Sean D.

    It was interesting to hear what is trying to be accomplished to bring business to Milwaukee and keep the talent base. I think Milwaukee needs to fix things internal instead of trying to be saved by the Federal Government.

    January 8, 2009

  • marcy

    I attended without firm expectations so the presentations and the mixed group approach pulled off well. I did not leave with a clear idea of the MAJH & PN group's intent or much on Spreenkler. Never the less I plan on attending one or both of the networking groups in the future.
    Biggest impression was on the thoroughly organized the event was. Valet parking was paramount.
    The energy of the group combined with the presenters made it a worthwhile experience.

    January 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome venue, and Tom Barret was inspiring

    January 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's a great networking opportunity.

    January 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mayor Barrett, and the other speakers, were all dynamic and informative. The food was great, and the energy in the room excited and optimistic. I loved being there, and look forward to the next meeting.

    January 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting, insightful and motivating, especially in light of the poor economy.

    January 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tom Barrett was great. The other speakers were fine, but took a little more time then was necessary. Definately a very ENERGETIC group. That's great to see in these troubled times.

    January 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tom Barrett was great and so was Mary Beth. As for Emerging Jobs & Innovation I guess that could have been beefed up with a speeker from some progressive MKE company.

    January 7, 2009

  • Maurice D.

    It was a wonderful event hosted by Spreenkler and MCN, where I actually had a chance to hear the vision of our Mayor for this great city,as well as mingle and meet with some of Milwaukee's finest small business owners and job seekers who truly have a passion for supporting local-owned establishments.

    January 7, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing energy, ideas, and sparks flying everywhere! Thanks to spreenkler, Mayor Barrett and the Palomar group. I think bigger things are coming....

    January 7, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    The meeting was really interesting. This was my first one and I was able to connect with a few individuals. The only feedback I have is that there was no where near the seating that would accommodate this size of a group, so about half of the people had to stand which was a long time - about 1 hour.

    January 7, 2009

  • Kurt R.

    There has been a lot of buzz about both of these entities going around throughout the tail end of 2008. I have heard nothing but good things all the way around. The climate around Milwaukee from my vantage point is that the time is ripe for connecting amongst ourselves like never before. The old adage of power in numbers is evidently a huge factor to persevering today's challenges. My organization is immensely eager to capture the words of wisdom and foresight for Milwaukee.

    December 25, 2008

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