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Oct 13: Winning the War for Talent - ThriveED Annual Meeting and Presentation

A drive through just about any community in Jefferson or Dodge County reveals an abundance of “Now hiring” signs from employers, some offering sign-on bonuses. From manufacturers to fast food and retail – businesses are in dire need of workers.

Winning the War for Talent is the theme of this year’s ThriveED Annual Meeting and Presentation. Hear from our speaker, Chris Czarnik, award-winning international speaker and author. You’ll also hear from ThriveED about local economic development efforts.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
7 AM – 9 AM

Maranatha Baptist University
745 W Main Street
Watertown, WI 53094
Directions here

Tickets are $5 and include a full breakfast


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Oct 28: Cybersecurity and Your Business

Thursday, October 28 | 8:30-10 AM

This meeting will be held virtually, on Zoom and in-person at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 311 S Center Ave, Room 205, Jefferson, WI 53549

Cyber-attacks are a growing threat for businesses, and Dodge and Jefferson County businesses are no exception. The FBI’s 2020 Internet Crime Report revealed 791,790 complaints of suspected internet crime—an increase of more than 300,000 complaints from 2019—and reported losses exceeding $4.2 billion.

More than 70 percent of cyberattacks occur at businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Smaller businesses are ideal targets for cybercriminals because they possess desired data and typically lack security infrastructure. What can your business do to protect against cybercrime?

Our October 28 Business Education Session will feature speaker Brian Dennis, ABCP, Director of the Cybersecurity Center for Business (CCB) at UW-Whitewater. The CCB provides cyber security education and training for businesses, local governments, and educational institutions.

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To attend the meeting via Zoom, you must pre-register. Register at:

This session is part of the Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium (JCEDC) Board of Directors meeting. The board will hold a brief meeting beginning at 8:30 and the education session will begin shortly after 8:30. This is a public meeting.

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