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Business & Community Solutions

business and community solutions

The Michael Best Strategies Business and Community Solutions team partners with industry leaders, forward-thinking innovators and market disruptors to bring new products to market, maximize clients’ relationships with their communities, and develop sound business plans that capitalize on new revenue opportunities. Together with sound strategic and operational consulting, our teams of industry insiders help clients deploy and monetize new technologies, navigate regulatory obstacles and tap unique distribution channels. Our “Shared Value” team creates strategies that result in 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. Download PDF

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Lisa Wills

Former Humana Executive, Lisa Wills, Joins Michael Best Strategies

Michael Best Strategies announces the addition of former Humana executive, Lisa Wills, to their Wisconsin office. Wills has 25 years of top-level strategic experience in...

U.S. DOL Guidance on ESG Investing – Restatement or Retreat?

The United States Department of Labor created a ripple in the shared value waters by issuing a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) in late April...

What Does It Take to Make a Community Healthier? Ask Fond Du Lac County,...

I had the good fortune to be in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin recently to give a presentation as part of the unveiling of their...
Shared Value Leadership Summit welcome sign

Recap of the 2018 Shared Value Leadership Summit

“We are a healthcare company that’s greatly impacted by lifestyle. So, how do we help people stay healthy?” This statement, from Humana President and CEO...

Health Payers and Providers Making Big Bets on Social Determinants

It seems you can’t read a story about healthcare these days without references to social determinants of health. To pick a recent example, healthcare...
Mental health puzzle

Challenges and Possible Solutions in Behavioral Health

In part one of this two-part video series, Michael Best Strategies Principal Karen Timberlake discusses some of the reasons why behavioral health often takes...

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