Governor Scott Walker
Scott Walker was raised with a heart for public service, patriotism, and hard work.
He and his family moved to the small town of Delavan, Wisconsin when he was in third grade. There, his father was a minister and his mother worked part time as a bookkeeper and secretary. Scott was active in school, sports, church, Scouts – where he earned the rank of Eagle – and American Legion’s Badger Boys State and Boys Nation programs
In June 1993, Scott was elected to the State Assembly, where he helped lead the way on welfare reform, public safety, and educational opportunities.
He made history in 2002 as the first Republican to ever be elected to the Milwaukee County Executive office. In this position, Scott worked to reform the scandal-ridden county government and faithfully kept his promise to spend taxpayer money as if it were his own.
As a result, he cut debt by 30 percent, reduced the workforce by more than 25 percent, and introduced nine consecutive budgets without increasing the property tax levy from the previous year. In 2008, he won re-election with nearly 60 percent of the vote, in a county where President Obama carried more than 60 percent of the vote.
On November 2, 2010, Scott was elected the 45th Governor of the State of Wisconsin. Inheriting a $3.6 billion budget deficit, $800 million worth of unpaid bills, and an 8.0 percent unemployment rate, he immediately implemented reforms to renew economic revival, fiscal order, and government accountability in Wisconsin.
Under his leadership, Wisconsin has enjoyed a budget surplus every year, paid its bills, and helped turn around the economy. In 2017, more people are employed in the state than ever before in its history. The unemployment rate is the lowest its been in 17 years, and the percentage of people working is one of the highest in the nation.
Borrowing in the last budget was the lowest in 20 years. Property and income taxes are both lower than before Scott took office. And Wisconsin's rainy day fund is 165 times larger than when Scott first took office.
Tuition at the University of Wisconsin has been frozen four years in a row while the rankings of the UW campuses continue to improve. Our K-12 schools are some of the best in the country.
Scott became the only governor in American history to survive a recall election on June 5, 2012. He was re-elected in 2014 and sworn into a second term on January 5, 2015. His goals in the second term are simple: tax relief for working families and seniors, transitioning people from government dependence to true independence, improving the workforce through better education and training, and ensuring government is more efficient, more effective, and more accountable to the people.
Scott and his wife, Tonette have two sons who they raised in Wauwatosa. Matt graduated from Marquette University and is working in digital communications in Milwaukee. Alex is a recent UW-Madison graduate working in politics in Washington D.C.
Tonette works for the American Lung Association in Wisconsin. She holds "Walk with Walker" events in our beautiful state parks and tourist attractions, leads her Fostering Futures initiative to help children and families in need, and volunteers with numerous organizations, including Teen Challenge Wisconsin.
Cut Costs & Increase Profits:
Presenter Rick Sandvik
It’s no secret that we all want to improve our bottom line. To do so we must increase sales or cut costs, it’s that simple. While increasing sales can be challenging, cutting costs doesn’t have to be. One of the easiest ways to cut costs is through portion control.
Rick Sandvik has almost 40 years of experience working with bar owners and teaching best practices for free pouring, using shot glasses and automatic pourers. This is not a sales pitch. Rick will discuss the pros and cons of each method while demonstrating what over pouring is costing you and your business. If you want to save some real money, spend an hour with Rick and he will show you how.
Rick has been in the hospitality industry for over 40 years. At age 24 he began calling on On Premise retailers selling portion control devices. He attended his first TLW Trade Show in 1980. As manager he increased sales by 250% and eventually went on to start his own company. Many of you are familiar with Rick’s company Precision Pours.
This will not be a sales pitch. Rather this will be an opportunity to learn how to “fine tune” your bar operation and increase profits. Here is an opportunity to learn from an expert in cost control, take advantage of it.
Staffing – How to Hire, Train & Retain:
Presenter Traci Jones
Help! Help! Everyone is saying the same thing. “I can’t find any help”, “nobody wants to work” and it’s not only our industry but everywhere. No matter where you look you see Help Wanted signs. Traci Jones works is the Corporate Director of Human Resources in the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions and will talk about not only how to hire but also the importance of training your help and how to keep your help.
If you are not having employee issues you can skip this seminar, but if you are like most business owners you should attend. Here is an opportunity to learn techniques that will help you and your business for the long term. Attending will be time well spent.
Traci is the corporate Director of Human Resources for Kalahari Resorts and Conventions where she oversees all of Kalahari Resorts Properties. She has over two decades of HR knowledge and experience employing people with all abilities and putting many pieces together to solve the staffing puzzle. She has created and oversees the University of Kalahari which has created a Career path and promotion opportunities for 82% of Kalahari’s Leadership Team.
She is the Chairperson of the Kalahari Resorts Project SEARCH Steering Committee, and she serves on the Board of Directors as a Co-President for Wisconsin Chapter of APSE (Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst), is a member of the Governor’s Workforce Rehabilitation Council.
For more information contact:
Tavern League of Wisconsin
2817 Fish Hatchery Rd
Fitchburg, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 270-8591
Phone: (800) 445-9221
Program Schedule subject to change.