Career Tip from Wendy Terwelp:
Stories like this one provide a terrific opportunity to learn more about top companies in your area. Future 50 awards are given to growing companies. The companies in this story grew 26% – that means MORE JOBS. Another terrific thing about this article for job seekers – check out the WINNERS LIST provided! Yes, a winners list! The list provides the name of the company – and the owner. Sending resumes to decision-makers can open doors. And help you tap into the hidden job market. One of my clients read about a company in The Business Journal. She sent her resume to the decision-maker listed in the story. She landed an interview. When asked how she heard about the company, she mentioned the article – and some additional research she had done. She was hired. By the way, no job was posted for this company. Now, it’s your turn! Good luck.
WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2008, 9:20 a.m.
By Avrum D. Lank, JSOnline
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce has released its 2008 list of Future 50 companies, and their revenue grew 26% last year to $612 million.
The companies, more than half of which were recognized for the first time, provide 2,716 jobs.
The self-nominated list includes independently owned companies having headquarters in the seven-county Milwaukee region and that are “strong growth in revenue and employment,” according to the MMAC.
“The Future 50 list is often a harbinger of what’s around the corner for the region’s economy,” said Tim Sheehy, MMAC president.
The MMAC’s Council of Small Business Executives, has conducted the Future 50 program for the past 21 years. “We’re seeing encouraging signs that local, innovative manufacturers can, and will continue to, thrive here,”” Sheehy said. “The fact that much of their business is conducted outside the region means they are attracting outside investment into the region, growing the economic base for everyone.”
The MMAC said that among this year’s winners, 19 were started in the past 6 years; 15 were established between 1987 and 1998; and 16 were founded prior to 1987
They will be honored Sept. 18 at a luncheon at the Italian Community Center.