MILWAUKEE – September 22, 2021 – Associated Bank and Brewers Community Foundation, the charitable arm of the Milwaukee Brewers, today announced a $100K program to support minority, women and veteran owned businesses through the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC).
Through WWBIC, 18 diverse small businesses across Wisconsin will receive a $5K grant to support their business needs through infrastructure, equipment, website and marketing, with additional dollars supporting WWBIC technical assistance and other supportive operations.
The business recipients include:
- The Pink Bakery, Inc
- Twisted Plants
- Battlebox Studios Limited
- PUSH Fitness MKE (Push Functional Fitness LLC)
- ShowTime Alloy Wheel Repair LLC
- Mr. Greens
- Mor Food LLC
- Jamaican Season Islands Restaurant
- I Love Tamales
- Esperanza Coffee
- Adventures in Farming
- Metric Forrest Studio
- Fleet Clean (PTD Unlimited)
- About You Solutions LLC
- Duncan’s Dog Day Care
- Chicago’s House of Hoagies
- Amano Prints & Threads
- Creative Nails & Spa
Associated Bank and the Brewers Community Foundation will further collaborate to provide visibility and traffic to these businesses through PR, social media support and in-stadium promotion. Additionally, Associated Bank will provide the small business owners access to bank staff who can discuss banking and cash management products, programs and services.
“Associated Bank is proud to partner with these outstanding community organizations and further support the small businesses with banking resources to actively help them grow their business,” said LaDonna Reed, director of community accountability, Associated Bank. “It is through the success of these small businesses that our communities thrive and prosper.”
"We are so pleased to support the effort to provide resources and guidance for many of our incredible small businesses throughout the state,” said Cecelia Gore, executive director, Brewers Community Foundation. “Through this partnership, we can focus on helping local businesses continue to grow and prosper.”
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About Associated Banc-Corp
Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $34 billion and is Wisconsin's largest bank holding company. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from more than 220 banking locations serving more than 120 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.
About Brewers Community Foundation (BCF)
BCF harnesses the pride, passion and commitment of Brewers fans, players and other supporters to positively impact the lives of children and their families in the Greater Milwaukee area and throughout Wisconsin. Over the past decade, BCF has provided more than 2,000 grants totaling in excess of $19 million to nonprofit organizations across Wisconsin that support programs focused on its four areas of concentration: health, education, recreation and basic needs. Approximately 200 nonprofit organizations receive funding annually through the Foundation’s initiatives. In addition to the fans’ support of the Foundation, all uniformed players, their families, team executives and front office staff contribute their time and/or financial resources to BCF. Visit brewers.com/BCF to learn about ways you can join the team that goes to bat for those in need.
About Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)
WWBIC is a leading innovative statewide economic development corporation that is “Putting Dreams to Work.” We open the doors of opportunity by providing individuals who are interested in starting, strengthening or expanding businesses with access to key resources such as responsible financial products and quality entrepreneurship education and training programs. WWBIC services are open to everyone and our focus remains on women, people of color, veterans and lower wealth individuals.