Member Spotlight: BizTimes Media
(posted: Mar 12, 2014)
What does your company do?
We are a media company providing southeastern Wisconsin with business news and best practices through publications, e-newsletters and events. We have several print publications including our bi-weekly magazine, BizTimes Milwaukee, which provides exclusive news, analysis and strategic insights to help executives grow their companies. Our annual publication WisconsinBiz provides resources for businesses to retain top talent and keep business growth in Wisconsin. Our annual Giving Guide features profiles of southeastern Wisconsin nonprofits, highlighting their missions, values and ways to get involved with their organizations. We also produce industry exclusive e-newsletters, a Morning Headlines e-newsletter and a Daily e-newsletter. Our annual events cover an array of topics, from workplace wellness to manufacturing trends, and offer networking opportunities for our readers.
What’s new for your company in 2014?
This year we will launch our first mobile app, giving readers access to our e-news and publications through mobile devices. Also, a new publication called The Executive will provide information on products and services from the area’s top luxury brands.
Do you have any upcoming events?
· Wellness Summit- March 27 at the Crowne Plaza
o Provides company leaders, including HR managers, with information and advice on keeping a healthy workforce. www.biztimes.com/wellness
· M&A Forum- May 2 at Marriot Downtown
o Examines different business exit strategies, including recapitalizations, employee stock ownership programs, management buyouts, sale to private equity firms, mergers with strategic partners and more. www.biztimes.com/maforum
· BizExpo – May 21 at Potawatomi Bingo Casino
o The area’s largest networking event, where BizTimes presents the Woman Executive of the Year and Bravo/IQ awards. www.biztimes.com/bizexpo
Why do you see Milwaukee as a good city for creatives?
Milwaukee is a great city for creatives for many reasons. Milwaukee has the ability to pay attention to the creativity of both individuals and organizations that would be otherwise overlooked in a larger city. The diversity of Milwaukee also plays a role by bringing together different cultures and backgrounds and acting as a creative playground. Organizations and businesses in Milwaukee value creativity and work to foster the continuation of creative growth by keeping museums and small businesses open, and also funding workshops and networking opportunities for the community. The Milwaukee community supports a vibrant arts and culture scene that includes an opera, orchestra, ballet, zoo and a variety of other amenities often unavailable in a city of its size. BizTimes is part of a robust local media and publishing industry that fosters healthy competition as well as creative collaboration.