WBIA Summer Quarterly Meeting – July 20 & 21, 2017

Join us in celebrating Dale Kupczyk from the Ashland Area Enterprise Center and Sarah Hole from the Madison Enterprise Center retirement.  They both have served on the WBIA Board of Directors and greatly contributed to their communities.  Please join us in wishing them well and celebrating their fruitful careers.

Thursday July 20, 2017: 

  • Strategic Planning Session from 8am-noon. Open to all members. Located at The Hotel Chequamegon, 101 Lake Shore Drive W, Ashland, Wisconsin 54806
  • WBIA Board Meeting from noon-12:30pm. Located at The Hotel Chequamegon, 101 Lake Shore Drive W, Ashland, Wisconsin 54806.
  • Apostle Island Cruise – Shipwrecks, Sea Caves & Lighthouse Tour at 2pm.  WBIA member and one guest are complimentary additional guests will cost $20 each. Non members cost is $35.
  • Networking Dinner:  6:30pm on Thursday July 20, 2017 at Deep Water Grill, 808 Main Street West, Ashland, WI 54806

Friday July 21, 2017:

  • WBIA Membership Meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Ashland Area Enterprise Center, 422 Third Street West, Ashland, WI 54806.
  • Lunch at noon



WBIA strives to further enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing education, resources and networking to help members better serve their communities and regions. Membership dues help fund WBIA activities as well as help increase public awareness of the economic impact provided by incubators, accelerators, educational institutions and other entrepreneurial stakeholders. Read More…

WBIA Events

Our quarterly meetings are hosted by a WBIA member in Wisconsin or Illinois. The meetings feature interactive professional development presentations, tours of local attractions and networking. We also discuss how the organization can better serve our members and how to engage the region in creating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Read More…


We will update with industry news twice a week similar to – There are now more than 4,000 small breweries and brewpubs scattered across the U.S. But like any business, surviving long term can be a real challenge, particularly because the market has become so crowded over the past 20 years. See more at: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/9309-how-to-start-craft-brewery.html#sthash.yynSUn0L.dpuf. We will feature members in this section who share information about their program, if not we will visit the iNBIA site for industry news to post. Read More…