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Wisconsin counties are currently experiencing very low rates of unemployment. In fact, as of April 2018, 64 of Wisconsin's counties had unemployment rates of less than 5%, and 36 of those Counties had rates under 2.9%. While there are certainly benefits to low unemployment, it also increases the challenge for businesses to attract and hire the best talent. This is particularly so for Wisconsin manufacturing, industrial and consumer discretionary businesses that are already facing looming wage inflation and having great difficulty in attracting and retaining talent. To solve this talent acquisition challenge, companies must find ways to distinguish themselves in an already crowded marketplace.
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Business transitions—a process not an event
Learn the importance of having a strong management team and internal processes to create value in your business.
Do you control the fate of your business, or are you leaving it up to chance? Good business practices include having a strong business plan in place, which allows you to focus on the future strategically. And when the time comes, it helps solidify your position during any business transition.
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Manufacturers indicate increased optimism for 2018
The Manufacturing & Distribution team at Schenck, a full-service CPA and consulting firm, jointly published the results from the 2018 Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) National Manufacturing Outlook Survey. More than 450 manufacturing executives participated in the survey, which includes the opinions of respondents who produce industrial/machining, transportation/automotive, construction, food and beverage, and other products.
Optimism is high as manufacturers’ responses indicated they have a more positive outlook about the economy for 2018 than in 2017. The growing U.S. and global economies, rising energy and commodity prices, and improved business and consumer confidence support this positive outlook.
Schenck announces Daniel Young as new president
Schenck SC, a full-service regional accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Daniel Young, CPA, CVA, has been named to succeed Greg Barber, CPA, as president. Young, an experienced leader in the public accounting industry, assumed the role January 1, 2018, and will work closely with Barber transitioning over the coming months.
Before being named president, Young had been the managing shareholder of Schenck’s Green Bay office since 2008 and held leadership roles on a number of the firm’s key executive committees. He served four three-year terms on the firm’s board of directors and in 2015 was named board vice chair. In 2013, Young was named the firm’s director of industry teams.
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Randall D. Crocker
von BRIESEN & ROPER, s.c. EXPANDS AGAIN AND ADDS THE PROFESSIONALS FROM PETERSON, JOHNSON & MURRAY, S.C. AND LEVINE & BAZELON, S.C.
Randall D. Crocker, President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., announced today that 22 lawyers and all of the staff formerly of the law firm Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C., and 3 lawyers and the staff formerly of the law firm Levine & Bazelon, S.C. have joined von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Today von Briesen employs 192 attorneys in 11 offices in 3 states with new office locations in: Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; and, New York, New York. von Briesen has grown significantly in the preceding two years, expanding its Milwaukee and Madison offices and opening new offices in Waukesha County and the Fox Valley-Green Bay.
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