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Upcoming events

SMBA meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Noon - 1:15 PM
Breakwater (formerly Bourbon Street Grille)
6308 Metropolitan Ln, Monona

Pre-registration is required. Deadline is NOON on the Tuesday prior to the Thursday meeting.

    • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Great Dane-2980 Cahill Main, Fitchburg, WI 53711

    The SBA is taking the lead with a lot of loan and grant programs for small business.  SBA backed loans are a staple to small businesses across the country and now more than ever.

    Nick Drewsen, VP - Loan Officer with WBD, the midwest arm of the SBA, will explain to us the options and opportunities available through the SBA for small business financing.  This will include the new options as small businesses navigate the rapidly changing world since Covid-19 and it's repercussions became an issue for businesses everywhere.

    Be in the know of the options you and your business friends have with this presentation, courtesy of SMBA.

    ****PLEASE NOTE****

    This will be a remote meeting.  It will take place at 12:30pm on Thursday, April 16th.  

    You will get lunch!  We have arranged a lunch order pick-up option with the Great Dane in Fitchburg.  SMBA will cover your lunch, as long as you pick it up from the Great Dane in Fitchburg.

    Once you register, details will be sent to you.

    • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Great Dane-2980 Cahill Main, Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Back by popular demand, we are hosting another Progressive Luncheon! This will be at the new and improved meeting location, The Great Dane in Fitchburg. 

    The Progressive Luncheon allows you to network in smaller groups while enjoying a 3-course meal. Make sure to invite others and bring your business cards!

    Each course will have you at a different table, meeting some new people.

    This is always one of our most popular and fun events.

    • Thursday, July 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Great Dane-2980 Cahill Main, Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Steve Theisen, Communications Manager- I-39/90 Project and Verona Road Project at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be speaking to us about the various road construction projects happening on the state level around Madison.

    Be in the know of the future projects that will change the future landscape of Madison.

About SMBA

The purpose of the South Metropolitan Business Association (SMBA) is to promote and improve the business environment in the Cities of Madison and Fitchburg and the Town of Madison by encouraging well planned, high quality and balanced commercial and residential development and economic growth. SMBA provides networking, information, and community involvement.



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