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Governmental decisions are often critical to business success, and Strategies has the expertise and political relationships necessary to effectively represent clients and advocate for their interests in the lawmaking and regulatory process.
Often, a successful business strategy requires a strategic effort to educate relevant stakeholders and communities of interest and motivate them to act. Strategies crafts and deploys cogent and winning narratives that lay the groundwork for business growth and successful public policy outcomes. We have expertise in using public opinion polling and other tools to drive success.
We partner with industry leaders, forward-thinking innovators and market disruptors to identify opportunities to reconcile real or perceived conflict between societal issues and business objectives. Together with sound strategic and operational consulting, this results in tangible win-win scenarios, aligning our clients’ core business strategy with community benefit. Sometimes referred to as “Shared Value,” these strategies create a sustainable framework for social responsibility that not only fosters business growth, but favorably positions our clients as thought leaders and valued members of their communities. Our Business and Community Solutions team regularly advises clients on business partnerships and coalition building; workforce analysis and development; and Board of Directors retreat planning and facilitation.
Active engagement in the political process is an opportunity to protect and advance your business and industry interests. We utilize our strong relationships with state and federal campaign teams to guide our clients in creating and maximizing valuable political relationships.
On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the GOP leaders' call for Ethics and Elections commission Administrators Brian Bell and Michael Haas to resign; reports this week that House Speaker Paul Ryan's stepping down in 2018; and the Dec. 19 special elections. […]
Gov. Scott Walker Friday repeatedly declined to weigh in on whether the administrators at the Ethics and Elections commissions should step down following the DOJ’s John Doe leak report. Walker answered a series of reporters’ questions on the topic this afternoon with variations of “I think the report speaks for itself.” He said although legislative […]
Welcome to our weekly DC Wrap, where we write about Wisconsin’s congressional delegation. Sign up here to receive the newsletter directly. Quotes of the week The nature of life on Capitol Hill necessitates long hours in close proximity to lawmakers and staff that can create power dynamics of which young people are not fully aware. […]
The WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala & Jensen, review the best and worst stories of 2017. Sponsored by Michael Best Strategies and the Wisconsin Counties Association. […]
The word "decency" came to mind after Alabama’s U.S. Senate race this week, when a decent and moderate Democrat named Doug Jones stunned Roy Moore, the loutish and eccentric abuser of laws and allegedly teenage girls. […]
Reports that he's looking to the exits actually make sense. […]
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