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Meet the Masters launch a great success. 

Shel Lubar, founder and chair of Lubar & Co., gave the inaugural talk for Scale Up Milwaukee's new Meet the Masters program. In an intimate setting, Mr. Lubar spoke candidly about his 50 plus years growing big businesses in the Midwest. He described the principles that have guided him in achieving sustained growth across industry and market sectors. He credits his trademarked Professional Ownership model and a dedication to engaging talented managers. 

Introduced by Park Bank CEO David Werner and moderated by Dan Isenberg, the talk attracted leaders from many business sectors. 

Go here to see the video of the presentation to learn more about the Meet the Masters Series. 

Mayor's Growth Tour visits Raphael Industries

On June 11, Mayor Tom Barrett visited Raphael Industries, a 2014 Scalerator graduate, to learn about the business and congratulate owner Steve Cronce on his growth. Raphael Industries, named after the renaissance artist, offers liquid and powder coating services and also refurbishes sophisticated parts of x-ray machines. 

Next Scalerator cohort applications coming soon. 

Applications for the next round of Scalerator will open soon. If interested, sign up to be notified first. 

The Scalerator program has been wildly successful in helping companies in the M7 region to grow. So far, 27 local companies have graduated from the Scalerator program, averaging a planned 41% in revenue growth in 2015. The six-month, seven-session training program teaches business owners the practical skills to inject growth into their ventures. Administered by a team of professors from world leader in entrepreneurship education, Babson College, the Scalerator focuses on three primary areas including sales and marketing, organizational development, and entrepreneurial finance. Additionally, the program works with investors, banks, professional services firms, universities, and public sector stakeholders to support growth. 
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