Sunday, January 6, 2013
Chamber recognizes businesses large and small and a civic organization that has made a difference in business district vitality and neighborhood quality of life.
Sunday, January 6
The Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of its annual awards, which will be presented Jan. 17 at the Wauwatosa Community Annual Showcase & Social at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee-Wauwatosa. Recognized for its presence and commitment in Wauwatosa and the region for providing major community support and sponsorships, gifts in kind, and/or financial benefits demonstrating its commitment to the area, Wangard Partners Inc. will be presented with The Regional Impact Award. Wangard Partners Inc. is a real estate development company specializing in office, multi-family, retail and industrial development. It is a growing, influential business in the Wauwatosa area and continues to benefit the region in various ways. “We …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
She has background in professional management and a wealth of connections in the city.
Meg McKenna, departing executive director of the Tosa Chamber of Commerce, announced Tuesday that her replacement on an interim basis would be former Wauwatosa Mayor Terry Estness. Estness confirmed that she had been asked to serve and had verbally accepted but cautioned that her appointment had not been approved by the chamber board of directors. Still, she said, "Everyone's pretty excited about the possibilities." McKenna said that the interim appointment was for three months and could be extended for another three months. The chamber is not hiring a permanent replacement now because its board wants to engage in strategic planning before deciding on the right person to lead, she said. Estness served two terms as mayor from 2000 to 2008. …
Friday, December 23, 2011
She'll be director of development in new metro position after spending two years with Tosa business organization.
After just two years at the helm of the Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director Meg McKenna is stepping down for a new position with VISIT Milwaukee, the city's convention and visitors' bureau. "I'll be their director of development," McKenna said. "It's a new position for them." McKenna said she would be taking up her new duties next Friday, but added that the move has been in the works for some time and there would be a smooth transition at the chamber. She said she was not yet at liberty to name her successor but the new leadership would be announced next week. McKenna co-founded MilwaukeeMoms.com with her husband in 2002 and it was later purchased by Journal Sentinel Inc. She was named director of the chamber on Jan. 26, 2010…