Safeguarding Wisconsin’s Economic and Technological Future
Byron Franz is a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and has worked national security investigations for over 16 years. He currently serves as the Strategic Partnership Coordinator for the FBI’s Milwaukee Division, where his job is to form partnerships with corporations, colleges, and universities to better protect intellectual property and trade secrets. Special Agent Franz has a B.A. in International Relations and Russian from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Special Agent Franz will speak about the threats against Wisconsin’s corporate, academic and governmental institutions from computer intrusion, insiders, visitors to facilities, foreign travel, and recruitment by competitors and foreign governments.
Speaker from 4-5pm, General Meeting to follow
Leigh heard Byron speak at the state WCCE conference and was surprised how close to home these crimes are committed. Plan to attend!
2014 Business of The Year Award
Congratulations to Culver's
2014 JC Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year!
A mainstay in Johnson Creek for the past 15 years, Culver’s is one of the most involved and dedicated corporate community members. Running the show at Culver’s is Pat Smith, the Owner/Operator, and Becky Brasch, the General Manager.
With Pat and Becky guiding the ship, their team has amassed some impressive recognition in the last 15 years. For the second year in a row, we highlighted a business that is in the top of its class for the entire United States. Culver’s of Johnson Creek is in the Top 45% in sales in the US and with 518 restaurants and counting; Pat, Becky, and their team are in the top 10%.
Three different times over the years the Johnson Creek store has been given the Culver’s Commitment to Excellence Award for being rated as Excellent.
On a more local level:
In 2007, the Johnson Creek Fire and EMS recognized Culver’s for their gracious support of our local volunteers.
In 2010, the Jefferson County Environmental Public Health Consortium recognized Culver’s of Johnson Creek as being the top restaurant in terms of Excellence in Food Safety and Satisfaction.
Also in 2010, the Johnson Creek School District recognized Culver’s as being “Best Friends of Education” for their continued commitment to the development and education of the youth in our community.
Culver’s has also generously supported the local athletic teams, community blood drives, the local FFA chapters, and seemingly every community event that needs a helping hand.
In terms of Chamber involvement, Culver’s has been second to none. Pat Smith served on the JC Chamber Board of Directors for 6 years, from 2005 – 2011 and Becky is currently on the Board of Directors.
The Culver’s team has been a model company for the Johnson Creek business community over the past 15 years, and we are very proud to recognize your years of hard-work and dedication.
Networking after hours
Next networking after hours is Jan 22--would you like to host at your business or sponsor at a local establishment??