Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce

Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce The Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) was created to support the interests and growth of entrepreneurs within the greater Milwaukee area.
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The Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) is a grassroots chamber of commerce that was created to effectively help to address the concerns of startups, micro and small businesses of Milwaukee while promoting business growth in the city. It is committed to driving economic strength to help contribute to making Milwaukee a prosperous community.

Mission: To develop and enhance our community as a good place to live, work and play.

Operating as usual

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11/14/2020

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Great news for Wisconsin small business owners! The We're All In Small Business Grant - Phase 2 will be launching soon. ...
10/06/2020

Great news for Wisconsin small business owners!

The We're All In Small Business Grant - Phase 2 will be launching soon. Applications will be accepted between 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 19 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 2.

Visit the link below to learn more and get your docs ready.

https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/SmallBusinessGrantProgram.aspx

Hello GMCC members and small business owners, a new grant kicks off tomorrow - Thursday May 28th. It is called the Milwa...
05/27/2020
Restart

Hello GMCC members and small business owners, a new grant kicks off tomorrow - Thursday May 28th. It is called the Milwaukee Business Restart Grant! Please visit the link below to learn more!

https://city.milwaukee.gov/DCD/BusinessToolbox/COVID-19-Resources/Restart.htm#.Xs7ttjpKiHs

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented challenges and interruptions to businesses nationwide. The goal of the Milwaukee Restart Program (Restart) is to help local businesses that suffered as a result of the pandemic to reopen and adapt to the "new normal"

05/22/2020

GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Ethnic Minority Emergency grant has been extended till 11:59pm on Tuesday May 26th.

Have you heard of the "We Are All In" grant? It is a grant that the Governor has approved for small business owners for about $2500 each so get ready to apply for it. If you applied for the Ethnic Minority Emergency grant, you are also eligible for the "We are All In" grant.

Keep an eye on this space! 😀

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIGOV/bulletins/28c2d0c

Hello members and friends of the GMCC. The Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant's online application is now open. Please visi...
05/18/2020

Hello members and friends of the GMCC. The Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant's online application is now open. Please visit the link below to apply. Please review information in the pictures to make sure you have all the required documents before applying.

https://tinyurl.com/y75nbqtr

An opportunity for some graduating seniors to apply for a small scholarship grant!
05/16/2020

An opportunity for some graduating seniors to apply for a small scholarship grant!

Do you know a graduating high school senior who resides either in Mequon or Milwaukee that could use a scholarship grant? Click or visit the link below to download the form (with instructions) to apply.

https://tinyurl.com/y9kcg6s5

Are you an Ethnically Diverse Micro Business? If yes, then here is some good news. After some weeks of discussions betwe...
05/08/2020
GMCC | Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce

Are you an Ethnically Diverse Micro Business? If yes, then here is some good news. After some weeks of discussions between the governor and leaders of ethnically diverse organizations like ours, the governor today announced a Grant Program for 1000 Ethnically Diverse Micro-Businesses. This is to further assist due to the Covid-19 losses many micro business has/is experiencing. Click on the link below to download the PDF document with instructions for when and how to apply.

http://gmcofc.org/#Newsroom

The Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce was established to effectively serve the small, micro and start-up businesses within the city of Milwaukee while promoting business growth in the city.

Hello friends and members, the pandemic is making things extremely fluid so changes are constantly happening with the av...
04/09/2020
GMCC | Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce

Hello friends and members, the pandemic is making things extremely fluid so changes are constantly happening with the available information. Please visit the link below to get to the chamber's News & Events page where we are working to provided updated information we get regarding things available to assist small business owners during this difficult times.

https://tinyurl.com/u2sl7nf

The Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce was established to effectively serve the small, micro and start-up businesses within the city of Milwaukee while promoting business growth in the city.

If your business is located with the Brew City Match program area, you are eligible to apply for some funding during thi...
04/03/2020
COVID-19 | Brew City Match

If your business is located with the Brew City Match program area, you are eligible to apply for some funding during this difficult times. To determine if you are in the program area visit www.brewcitymatch.com/resources and review the map.

https://brewcitymatch.com/covid-19

Business Resources During COVID-19 We’re Here to Help As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Brew City Match is taking action to ensure that we continue to support the people and places where we work. Our goal is to mitigate economic impact in our communities. We have developed two tools to ease the fi...

With the forced downtime due to the Covid-19, this creates an opportunity for us as small business owners to get our bus...
04/01/2020

With the forced downtime due to the Covid-19, this creates an opportunity for us as small business owners to get our business books in order. Sidekick Accounting Services is providing a webinar on Quick-books for a highly discounted price. Please visit the link below to register and I can assure you it will be worth your while.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quickbooks-online-workshop-tickets-101602702418

03/29/2020
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Training

Hello Small business owners and friends please visit the link below to get the documents for applying for the SBA Economic Disaster Injury Loans.
https://www.sba.gov/disaster/apply-for-disaster-loan/index.html

Also watch the video in the link below to learn more about the process. Please note that the video was provided to me by the Minnesota SBA District office when I attended their webinar so the address at the end of it is for the Minnesota District.

The link to the video is https://youtu.be/vM4GR_rwPHQ

This is a video guide for small business owners to learn the steps for applying for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL.) This video is courtesy of the ...

Read to see if your are eligible for the Small Business Loans In The Economic Stimulus Package!https://www.forbes.com/si...
03/28/2020
Who Is Eligible For Small Business Loans In The Economic Stimulus Package?

Read to see if your are eligible for the Small Business Loans In The Economic Stimulus Package!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelamoscufo/2020/03/27/who-is-eligible-for-small-business-loans-in-the-economic-stimulus-package/?fbclid=IwAR1Lvz7GNhC7sGaMK8eJFeOOwkI7IInUVHtSkhN7n5CeqVnvE8r1WgMk3xk#1895cf9f2162

The law provides clear guidelines on what small businesses are eligible, and what their loans will look like.

Just sharing the IRS Notice 2020-18 FAQs that came out today. It discusses the implications of extended tax deadlines fr...
03/24/2020
Filing and Payment Deadlines Questions and Answers | Internal Revenue Service

Just sharing the IRS Notice 2020-18 FAQs that came out today. It discusses the implications of extended tax deadlines from 4/15/2020 to 7/15/2020 on several items (such as the 2019 IRA contribution deadline - Question 17).

The hope is that this helps answer a few questions as we are all learning about these changes together as a community.

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/filing-and-payment-deadlines-questions-and-answers?fbclid=IwAR1-Hk8tRGNOFOW3pUzMT_TON0fIw78OU3Ym8ytfyXNedkhfw8M1j9gwq4k

In Notice 2020-18 (PDF), the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced special Federal income tax return filing and payment relief in response to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency. Below are answers to frequently asked questions related to the relie...

COVID-19 Small Business Impact Grant!The Ethnic & Diverse Business Coalition (EDBC) is a coalition of 14 ethnic and dive...
03/24/2020

COVID-19 Small Business Impact Grant!

The Ethnic & Diverse Business Coalition (EDBC) is a coalition of 14 ethnic and diverse chambers of commerce and partner organizations that serve the State of Wisconsin.

This grant application is to assist small ethnic and diverse businesses of any industry that are a business member in one of our coalition members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before filling out this application, please note that you MUST be a member in good standing with one of our member Chambers of Commerce.

This grant program is only available to dues-paying business members that are a part of an affiliated chamber of commerce that serve ethnic or diverse (LGBT and veteran-owned) businesses specifically member chambers of the EDBC. Grants will be available up to $500.

Visit the link below to learn more.
https://www.edbcwisconsin.org/covid19

Gener8tor is doing a free webinar for a week (March 30 – April 3, 2020) for small business that have been affected by th...
03/20/2020
Wisconsin Emergency Response Program — gener8tor

Gener8tor is doing a free webinar for a week (March 30 – April 3, 2020) for small business that have been affected by the COVID-19.
This would be another great resource for all of you to share with businesses.

Topics include:
• Banking experts for step-by-step process on applying for SBA-eligible programs
• Civic, philanthropic and state emergency relief resources
• Employment law experts to navigate changes required by new laws
• Federal emergency relief programs
• Mental health and wellness resources for small business owners

Sign-up deadline is March 25, 2020

Visit the link to sign up: https://www.gener8tor.com/emergency-response-program/wisconsin

WISCONSIN EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM

With the Coronavirus issue hitting small business owners hard, please visit the link below to learn more about the grant...
03/18/2020
WEDC announces targeted grants to small businesses suffering losses due to coronavirus emergency | WEDC

With the Coronavirus issue hitting small business owners hard, please visit the link below to learn more about the grant!

https://wedc.org/blog/wedc-announces-targeted-grants-to-small-businesses-suffering-losses-due-to-coronavirus-emergency/?fbclid=IwAR2mN1ANyzzft0UQ42w0jCAb4Y8nwaQ_Cg2VDP64MrzaYsM3jM410MH2Q24

$5 million grant program will assist “smallest of the small” businesses around state

03/13/2020

With both the Federal government and Wisconsin's Dept. of Health Services (DHS) recommending that all non-essential gatherings of people be cancelled or postponed to help protect people from the spread of COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus), Facebook & the Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce has decided to cancel the Boost with Facebook event until further notice.

Please stay safe!

URGENT UPDATE - Due to the Coronavirus issue, we were advised by Facebook that the event will need to be cancelled for t...
03/03/2020
Boost with Facebook Milwaukee

URGENT UPDATE - Due to the Coronavirus issue, we were advised by Facebook that the event will need to be cancelled for the safety of all the potential attendees. When it is rescheduled, we will notify everyone. Thank you all!

Are you a small business owner? Do you use Facebook? Do you know how to use Facebook to sell your products or services effectively? Do you want to learn all the tips and tricks to maximize your Facebook presence to grow your business?

Well, here is the good news! The Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce is co-hosting with Facebook & Instagram a free event called Boost with Facebook that will be taking place on March 18th from 9:30am - 12noon.

Besides the learning, there will giveaways so go and register in the link below to secure your spot as seating is limited!

https://bwfmilwaukee.splashthat.com/

You're invited to boost your business with Facebook and Instagram!

Wishing our members and associates a happy and prosperous 2020!
12/31/2019

Wishing our members and associates a happy and prosperous 2020!

Wishing our members and associates a great holiday season!
12/19/2019

Wishing our members and associates a great holiday season!

Stay the course! #entreprenuership
12/06/2019

Stay the course! #entreprenuership

Despite the heavy snow, we had an amazing Members Appreciation dinner! Thanks to our sponsors, attendees, and the board!...
11/01/2019

Despite the heavy snow, we had an amazing Members Appreciation dinner! Thanks to our sponsors, attendees, and the board! Special thank you to Senator LaTonya Johnson for the commendation award she gave to recognize the work our chamber is doing in the community.

Join us for our annual members appreciation dinner. Call the chamber office @ 414-465-2422 to RSVP as seating is limited...
09/19/2019

Join us for our annual members appreciation dinner. Call the chamber office @ 414-465-2422 to RSVP as seating is limited. See flyer for more details.

Hello friends and members of the GMCC. A member of the Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce – Megan McCray is undergoin...
09/11/2019
A loan to Megan

Hello friends and members of the GMCC. A member of the Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce – Megan McCray is undergoing a loan funding process with the Kiva funding group. GMCC had been a sponsor of about 5 entrepreneurs in the past for these Kiva loans and four of the five applicants were successful with getting loans ranging from $5000 to $10000. As we know, this chamber was founded to be a movement for entrepreneurs who support each other so this is an opportunity for us to do that.

GMCC is kindly requesting that each of us as members and friends support Megan by loaning at least $25 toward her goal so that she can get closer to the loan goal. Below is the link to her profile and where you can give the loan. Please note that whatever you give is a loan so it will be refunded back to you under the Kiva loan terms.

https://www.kiva.org/lend/1819482

A loan of $9,000 helps a small business teach and support other small businesses to continue to grow strong and successful!

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09/10/2019

Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce's cover photo

Are you a member or looking to join the chamber? Join us on September 5th at 5:30pm for a speed networking session. Call...
07/23/2019

Are you a member or looking to join the chamber? Join us on September 5th at 5:30pm for a speed networking session. Call the chamber offices at ‪(414) 465-2422 to RSVP. See the attached flyer for more info.

07/16/2019

Hello friends, associates and members - this is a brief reminder that the 2019 GMCC Accelerator grant application acceptance window ends on July 31st, If you haven't submitted your application, please do so before the 31st of July.

As a reminder, each grant comprises of a $1000 cash, a free website, free accounting/financial diagnostics, legal consultation and entrepreneurship consulting. The total value being conservatively around $5000. There are five grants to give away!

Call the chamber office if you have any questions.

Congratulations to our chamber vice chair - Ms. Nicole Robbins on her recent appointment as the Executive Director for t...
06/12/2019
Nicole Robbins brings fresh energy, talent and experience to Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation

Congratulations to our chamber vice chair - Ms. Nicole Robbins on her recent appointment as the Executive Director for the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation! Wishing her many years of success as she leads the organization!

https://milwaukeenns.org/2019/06/11/nicole-robbins-brings-fresh-energy-talent-and-experience-to-martin-luther-king-economic-development-corporation/

The Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Robbins as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective June 1st.

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6815 W. Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI
53216

General information

Annual membership rate is $25 per year for every entrepreneur!

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00

Telephone

(414) 465-2422

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The Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) is a grassroots chamber of commerce that was created to effectively assist and support entrepreneurs within Greater Milwaukee while promoting business growth in the city. It is committed to driving economic strength to help contribute to making Milwaukee a prosperous community.

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