NEWCC Legislative Dialogue: Expectations for 2021 Webinar
Name: NEWCC Legislative Dialogue: Expectations for 2021 Webinar
Date: March 11, 2021
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CST
It’s a new year – with new leaders, new challenges, and new questions about the impact of federal and state government on our northeast Wisconsin business community. The Northeast Wisconsin Chambers Coalition (NEWCC), which consists of Chambers in Fond du Lac, the Fox Cities, Green Bay, Oshkosh, and Waupaca, is teaming up to present this free webinar March 11 featuring John Kirchner, Midwest Region executive director of Congressional and Public Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Kurt Bauer, president and CEO of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC).
We hope you’ll join us for this community conversation, where we hope to shed some legislative light on what it will mean to do business in 2021.
Seating is limited. Please save your spot by registering ahead of time. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4Qpcf9GeRrO_bR3CjNstxQ
John Kirchner, Executive Director, Midwest Region, Congressional and Public Affairs Division, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
John Kirchner, executive director of the Midwest Region in the Congressional and Public Affairs Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, represents the Chamber throughout the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Kirchner helps develop and implement the Chamber’s grassroots, legislative, and political activities in the area. In addition, he works closely with state and local chambers, as well as with members of Congress in his region to further the legislative priorities of the Chamber. Previously, Kirchner spent eight years as public relations manager at Marvin Windows and Doors, leading the company’s public affairs and corporate communications efforts. Before that, he was the political director for the Minnesota Republican Party. Kirchner received his B.A. in political science from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and now resides in Edina, Minnesota.
Kurt Bauer, President, CEO WMC
Kurt R. Bauer became the fifth head of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) in 2011. Founded in 1911, WMC is the combined Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Wisconsin Manufacturers’ Association and the Wisconsin Safety Council. WMC represents 3,800 employers of all sizes and from every sector of the economy. In 2020, WMC was recognized as the State Chamber of the Year for its advocacy, information delivery and general support of Wisconsin businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic. Prior to joining WMC, Bauer spent 18 years working for financial industry trade groups, including serving as CEO for both the Wisconsin and Arizona Bankers Associations. Bauer is Immediate Past Chair of the Council of State Manufacturers Associations and serves on the boards of the National Association of Manufacturers, and Council of State Chambers of Commerce. He is also a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Committee, and the University of Wisconsin System Business Advisory Council. Bauer is a Wisconsin native and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.