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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.

October Happy Hour

10.02.2012 · Posted in News

Wednesday, October 10th
5:30 start, w/ speaker at 6:15
Ward’s House of Prime
540 E. Mason Street
Milwaukee, WI  53202

Private Dining Room!

Happy hour specials until 7:00 pm
$5 House Wines & Martinis
$2 Miller Products
$3 Rail Cocktails
Special Guest
Bryan Steil

Bryan Steil is Chair of the Young Professionals for Romney and is actively recruiting young conservatives to get involved in this year’s campaigns. Bryan’s first campaign experience was volunteering for a then unknown 27 year old running for Congress from his hometown of Janesville, Paul Ryan.


Bryan has assisted with Paul’s subsequent re-election campaigns, in addition to working and volunteering for President George W. Bush, Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election, and Gov. Tommy Thompson’s Senate campaign. Before returning to Wisconsin, Bryan served in the domestic policy office of the White House and as an economist and budget analyst for Congressman Paul Ryan.


Bryan works for Beloit-based manufacturer Regal Beloit, leading their business development group.  Regal Beloit’s recent Milwaukee-based investments include the purchase of AO Smith’s motors division in 2011 and an $80 million investment in Milwaukee Gear in 2012.

May Happy Hour

05.10.2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

Thursday, May 17th 

SPiN Milwaukee

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Why Scott Walker Needs to be Re-elected on June 6th
(Speaker TBA)

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
233 East Chicago Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Private room, with complimentary appetizers