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By greendalechamber, Jan 26 2017 11:09AM

The Greendale Chamber of Commerce will once again conduct annual Greendale Candidate Forums moderated by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County to educate voters on the upcoming local Greendale elections. Two separate candidate forums will be held this year, one for Village Board candidates, and one for School Board candidates. The date of the Spring Primary Election is Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The date of the Spring Election is April 4, 2017.

The School Board Candidate Forum will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Hose Tower Building (5699 Parking Street). The Forum will be for the Greendale School Board (3 candidates for 1 seat). Since there are 3 candidates running for 1 seat, there will be a primary election held for School Board on February 21, 2017. All of the candidates have been invited and are expected to participate.

The Village Board Candidate Forum has not been scheduled yet. The forum will be for the Greendale Village Board (3 candidates for 2 seats). A forum for Village Board candidates will be held in March. All of the candidates will be invited.

Village Board

Jeff Birmingham

Carl Genz

Donna M. Ouellette

School Board

Mary L. Grogan

Kathleen Wied-Vincent

Tina Zamjahn

The Candidate Forums are an open format to allow the candidates to answer questions posed by the audience and non-biased questions through a moderator. Each question will be directed to all candidates. All moderation, timing and sorting of questions will be done by the League of Women Voters to ensure impartiality to the proceeding.

The Chamber of Commerce will once again organize and host these events. The public is welcome to attend and the local media will also be invited. Residents can enjoy these events and have an opportunity to personally meet and discuss concerns with the candidates following the Forums.

The purpose of the Forums is to introduce and educate Chamber members and the citizens of Greendale to the issues facing their community. As an organization, the Greendale Chamber of Commerce will remain non-partisan and will not endorse any of the candidates.

Persons requiring additional information may contact Todd Michaels at (414) 423-2100 x3110.

By greendalechamber, Mar 16 2016 12:20PM

GREENDALE, WI – Eleven (11) Greendale High School student entrepreneurs representing nine businesses established in YEA! Greendale will pitch their business plans during the program’s Investor Panel Event, Thursday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the library at Greendale High School (GHS), 6801 Southway, Greendale. Based on the appeal and merit of the students’ plans and presentations, representatives from companies like PNC Bank, NONBox Advertising, and DuBois Chemical will determine the amount of funds to allocate to each business presenting. A list of investor panel judges is included below.

The participating investors will also select one business group to advance to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Saunders Scholars National College Scholarship competition to compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in college scholarships, a fasttrack application pass to apply to be on ABC’s Shark Tank, and an allexpenses paid trip to attend America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, DC courtesy of the United States Chamber of Commerce.

As the capstone of the YEA! Program, the Investor Panel is the student’s time to participate in YEA!’s signature Shark Tanklike event. Each student business will have five minutes to prove their concept to a panel of investors, who then have the opportunity to ask the students a total of three questions. Once all of the students have presented, the Investors deliberate and determine, based on the merit of their idea and their presentation, the total funding for each student business. During this deliberation, the investors will also select the Saunders SemiFinalist, the student or group advancing to compete at YEA!’s Saunders Scholars Regional Competition, and possibly advance to the Saunders Scholars Finals in June.

YEA! is a cutting edge program that takes students ages 11 to 18 through the process of starting and launching a real business or social movement over the course of an academic year . By the end of the class, students own and operate fully formed and functioning businesses, which may be carried on after completion of the program. For more information on the YEA! program, visit or contact Kitty Goyette at (414) 416-6215.

YEA! Greendale 2016 Investor Panelists:

Joseph Alivo, Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager of Corporate & Institutional Banking for

The PNC Financial Services Group

Bill Eisner, Managing Partner, NONBox Branding

John Kerr, Strategic Account Executive for DuBois Chemicals

Anne Schimmel, Owner, Seasons of the Heart

Aleks Skibicki, Board of Directors, Greendale Education Foundation

By greendalechamber, Nov 20 2015 11:12PM

With help from the Greendale Chamber of Commerce, YEA! (Young Entrepreneurs Academy) Greendale has developed an exciting opportunity for students and area business leaders.

YEA! Greendale is in search of 8 committed business leaders to act as a business mentor to Greendale High School students who are trying to develop a business plan. Coaching, guidance, and direction to a business enterprise will be part of this mentoring experience and will be conducted at Greendale High School. Your commitment will have a significant impact on the students’ ability to launch and run their own REAL, albeit modest, business or nonprofit organizations.

YEA! Business Mentors commit to seven classroom visits , taking place from January 7 through February 18, 2016, from 5:30 p.m to 7 p.m. and continued out-of-class support through email and phone through March 17. You’ll have the opportunity to assist your student or group in the process of developing and writing a business plan and creating an investor presentation used to request funding. YEA! also encourages you to share your business experiences with the groups over the course of your meetings. Previous students have indicated that hearing firsthand accounts from members of the business community make a significant impact on what they are learning.

As we move forward into the 2015-16 academic year of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, they anticipate needing mentors to work with the students during class sessions. The YEA! Instructor will be providing instruction and guidance each class period before YEA! Business Mentors arrive to work with their individual student groups.

For more information about this exciting and rewarding opportunity, please contact Kitty Goyette; who serves as the YEA! Greendale Participant Program Manager at (414) 416-6215, or by email at

Learn more about YEA! Greendale at