Welcome to WisBusiness: The Show,” a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues.

In the latest episode of “WisBusiness.com: The Show, Michael Riechers, director of marketing and communications for the Dane County Regional Airport, talks about progress at the airport, reasons to “fly local” and the arrival of F-35a fighter jets at adjacent Truax Field.

The Show also previews the following events:

  • Lunch, May 11, in Wauwatosa: “Introducing VC 414 to Wisconsin’s early stage community”
    Our panelists are the managing partners and co-founders of VC 414, Jennifer Abele and Raquel Filmanowicz. VC 414 is an early stage venture capital firm in Milwaukee that invests in high-growth potential startups. It was launched by women and other under-capitalized founders. Joining Abele and Filmanowicz at the UWM Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway, will be State Rep. Dora Drake, D-Milwaukee, who will comment on capital needs in Wisconsin.

  • May 3, in Osseo: “SWIFT Entrepreneurs to offer insights on business formation, growth”
    Join advisors assembled by the Tech Council for a free session to help entrepreneurs of all types learn more about the basics of launching, funding and growing a young business. This free event will be held at the Osseo-Fairchild Technical Education Center, 13396 14th St., Osseo. Registration and networking begin at 2:30 p.m., the program at 3 p.m. and a closing reception at 5:30 p.m.

  • May 31-June 1, in Milwaukee: The Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference
    Join us at the Italian Community Center for a two-day celebration of entrepreneurship in Wisconsin, including the final presentations in the 20th annual ‘Governor’s Business Plan Contest’ and the annual ‘Seize the Day’ award for entrepreneurial excellence.
    Watch our website for details: www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com

  • Conference keynote speaker: Charles Ross
    Milwaukee native and Marquette grad Ross will lead off Day 2 at the Italian Community Center for the Entrepreneurs’ Conference. He is the CEO of the International Business Innovation Association, which works across the country and around the world.
    Watch our website for details: www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.comClick below to view the latest episode of the show.

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