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July Happy Hour

07.08.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Special Guest:


Andy Nunemaker 
CEO of Dynamis Corporation

Thursday, July 17th

5:30pm – 7:30pmGreat Lakes Distillery 

616 W Virginia St
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Andy Nunemaker is the CEO of Dynamis Corporation, a provider of sales software in the healthcare insurance industry. Prior to co-founding Dynamis, Andy served as President of Intermedix EMSystems and CEO of EMSystems (Intermedix acquired EMSystems in 2010). Andy also held a number of executive roles with GE Healthcare including CEO of GE Healthcare for Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University, a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Harvard, where he served as student body president.

Andy serves on the Board of Directors for Valparaiso University, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, the University Club of Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Center District. He teaches in the MBA program at Marquette University as a part-time faculty member in the Entrepreneurship program and is a member of the Golden Angel Investors.

He is past-president of the Entrepreneur’s Organization of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Forum, the Historic Water Tower Neighborhood Association and the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin. He is a past board member of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, the Haggerty Museum of Art and the Contemporary Art Society.

Andy was awarded the “40 Under 40 Award” by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2006 recognizing his outstanding professional and charitable achievements. Additionally, he received the Small Business Times Bravo Award for Entrepreneurialism in 2006. Andy was a finalist for the 2008 and 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, recognizing his entrepreneurial and business accomplishments, and he was named Milwaukee’s Fittest Executive by the Biz Times and Wisconsin Athletic Club in 2009.

Andy was also awarded the Young Alumnus of the Year by Valparaiso University and the Friend of the College of Business Administration by Marquette University. In 2013 he received the George Dalton Inspirational Entrepreneur Award by Biz Starts Milwaukee.

CYP Happy Hour

06.02.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Special Guest -

Milwaukee County Sheriff

David Clarke

Thursday, June 12th
5:30pm – 7:30pmMilwaukee Athletic Club

758 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Sheriff Clarke was born in the City of Milwaukee, attending Marquette University High School, where he played on the basketball team.


His career in law enforcement began in 1978 at the Milwaukee Police Department. After 9 years as a patrol officer, he was promoted to Detective, making the Homicide Division less than 1 year later. In 1992, Clarke was again promoted to Lieutenant of Detectives. The next step was becoming Captain of Police 1996. In 1999, Clarke took over the post of Commanding Officer for MPD’s Intelligence Division.  


Clarke was elected as Milwaukee County Sheriff in 2002, a position he holds today.

In 2013, Clarke was honored with the Sheriff of the Year Award by the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association.


“Demonstrating true leadership and courage…staying true to his oath, true to his badge, and true to the people he has promised to serve and protect.”

Happy Hour – Featuring Dan Zignego

04.11.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

CYP Happy Hour
Featuring: Dan Zignego, Controller, Zignego Co.

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub

222 E. Erie St #100
Milwaukee, WI 53202 (MAP)

logoDan Zignego, controller of Zignego Co., will talk to CYP about how the large volume of local interstate work has affected the company in recent years and how construction companies plan for their work in the summer months. Zignego Co. won lead contracts for the I-94 north-south reconstruction and won five contracts worth a combined $35 million for jobs on the Zoo Interchange rebuild.

Dan will speak to the challenges and opportunities in dealing with local, state and federal regulations and how these rules affect small businesses. This is an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at public infrastructure development in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin!

CYP Happy Hour – March 24th, 2014

03.06.2014 · Posted in News, Uncategorized

5:30 pm-7:30 pm

FEATURING: Joe Bartolotta

Rumpus Room  
1030 N. Water St.

Joe Bartolotta grew up in Wauwatosa and spent time working in restaurants in New York before returning to his hometown. He opened his first restaurant, Ristorante Bartolotta, with his brother Paul in the village of Wauwatosa in 1993. Ristorante Bartolotta has consistently been rated the best Italian restaurant in Milwaukee and among the best in the Midwest.

Joe followed the success of Ristorante Bartolotta with the opening of Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro in 1995. The restaurant is rated four stars and is among the top restaurants in Milwaukee. Executive Chef Adam Siegel won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest in 2008 for his work at Lake Park Bistro.

In 1999, The Bartolotta Restaurants opened an Italian-style steakhouse, Mr. B’s, in Brookfield. In 2013, Mr. B’s was named one of America’s Top 20 Steakhouses by The Daily Meal as well as one of the top steakhouses in the country by Food & Wine Magazine.

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CYP’s Back for 2014!

01.10.2014 · Posted in News

Happy Hour — with Charlie Sykes

Thursday, January 30th (5:30-7:30)

Ward’s House of Prime

540 E Mason St.


Our special guest on January 30th is Charlie Sykes. Charlie is not just the host of Milwaukee’s top-rated Midday with Charlie Sykes, he’s one of the region’s foremost conservative thinkers and leaders. His talk radio show, his blog, “Sykes Writes,” and his weekly television show “Sunday Insight with Charlie Sykes” give audiences the other side of the story.

Charlie’s books include A Nation of Victims and Dumbing Down Our KidsProfScam, The Hollow MenThe End of Privacy50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School and A Nation of Moochers.

Charlie also edits WI Interest, a magazine published by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (wpri.org).

Charlie will speak briefly at approximately 6:30.

August Happy Hour with State Rep. Dale Kooyenga

08.14.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

CYP Happy Hour:
Thursday, August 22nd, 5:30 pm
@Ironhorse Hotel
Guest: Rep. Dale Kooyenga

Representative Dale Kooyenga will talk about state politics and the past state budget fight. As a member of the Joint Finance Committe, Dale authored the largest state income tax cut in decades and his leadership led to a cap on UW System tuition.

His website.

Attendence is free. Invite your friends. Free appetizers.

Iron Horse is located at 500 West Florida Street.


Happy Hour May 2nd – Very Special Guest

04.24.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

CYP May 2nd Happy Hour:
Meet First Lady Tonette Walker
 Scott and Tonette
Where & When
SPiN Milwaukee

Thursday, May 2nd, 5:30pm – 7:30 p.m. 

Special Guest:
First Lady Tonette Walker


Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker will share with us about how she and Scott  stayed strong during the Act 10 protests.  She will also tell us about important initiatives she’s undertaken as First Lady, including her work with Teen Challenge Wisconsin, a faith-based organization dedicated to the healing and rehabilitation of teens and young adults with substance abuse addictions.

She will share some of her experiences traveling our state and about the people she’s met.

The First Lady will speak at about 6:20.

We’ll be in a private room at SPiN Milwaukee with access to ping-pong tables.

March 21st Judicial Happy Hour

03.08.2013 · Posted in News, Uncategorized

March 21st Judicial Happy Hour
Where & When
John Hawks Pub  
100 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Thursday, March 21st, 5:30pm

Special Guests
Judge Rebecca Bradley
Judicial Candidate Joe Voiland

Non-partisan elections happen on April 2nd.  While the television advertisements aren’t as common, these are important elections.  In Wisconsin, we elect the judicial branch.  The judiciary has a big say on public policy and how the government is run, from the Supreme Court races down to the County Circuit Judges.

Judge Rebecca Bradley was appointed to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court by Scott Walker in 2012.
From her website:  “I am committed to the rule of law, treating all participants in the court system with dignity and respect, and applying the law fairly and impartially… I understand my duty to apply the law as it is written and not as I may wish it to be.”

Atty. Joe Voiland is running for Ozaukee County Judge.
He’s running because the incumbent judge signed the Scott Walker recall petition.  The incumbent says he signed because he “did not fully understand the governor’s reform proposals.” Ozaukee County needs an impartial judge.


We’ve invited Justice Pat Roggensack.
Scott Walker gets to pass reforms because the hard-core liberals are in the minority.  If Justice Roggensack is not re-elected, every one of Scott Walker’s reform proposals could be stopped cold by bitter liberals who will seek to re-write the laws, not make impartial decisions.


Election Day is April 2nd.

Happy Hour January 17th

01.14.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

January Happy Hour
Where & When  
Karma Bar & Grill
600 East Ogden Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 

**CYP has the Private Lounge
Thursday, January 17th, 5:30pm

Special Guest

Henry Tyson
Superintendent at St. Marcus Lutheran School

Henry Tyson, a native of Great Britain, moved to the United States in 1990 to attend Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. After graduating from Northwestern with a degree in Slavic Studies, Mr. Tyson worked for Habitat for Humanity in Chicago for three years. That job led him to develop an interest in urban education.
Having earned a Masters of Education degree from Depaul University, Mr. Tyson worked as a sixth grade teacher in the Chicago Public Schools for one year. Following that, he was employed by the Niles Township Schools where he taught Social Studies to high school students.

In 2002, Mr. Tyson moved to Milwaukee to become the Assistant Principal at St. Marcus Lutheran School. Since 2002, Mr. Tyson has held a variety of positions and is currently serving as the Superintendent at St. Marcus. St. Marcus serves 420+ students, 85% of whom participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.