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NEWaukee Announces Northwestern Mutual as Presenting Sponsor for YPWeek Milwaukee 2017

NEWaukee Announces Northwestern Mutual As Presenting Sponsor For YPWeek Milwaukee 2017

Northwestern Mutual Tower Signage. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

MILWAUKEE, March 28, 2017 NEWaukee[1] is proud to announce Northwestern Mutual[2] as the title sponsor of its YPWeek Milwaukee 2017[3], part of the YPWeek Wisconsin initiative taking place April 22 29, 2017. YPWeek Milwaukee, founded in 2012, is a weeklong platform of discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter to young professionals. YPWeek Wisconsin has continued to reach across the state with the support of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation[4] (WEDC) since 2015, and its participants have collaborated with the agency on a shared communication platform designed to retain, excite and grow the state s talent pool. YPWeek incorporates this platform into its programming, leveraging Think-Make-Happen, as an organizing theme.

In the past six years, NEWaukee has developed the most comprehensive millennial talent pool in the state of Wisconsin, explains Angela Damiani[5], CEO of NEWaukee. As an industry leader, Northwestern Mutual continues to develop cutting-edge technology to serve their clients. They are investing in the Milwaukee community by fostering an agile workforce armed with high-demand skills. YPWeek serves as a platform to reach out to those professionals as they seek the best talent to join their growing teams. As a title sponsor of the week, Northwestern Mutual will play a key role in YPWeek Milwaukee activities and will be featured at the following programs:

  • Quiet to Cutting Edge: How Northwestern Mutual is Milwaukee s beacon of innovation: Monday, April 24, 2017 from 7:30-9 a.m.

Tim Schaefer[6], executive vice president for client and digital experience, will speak directly to young professionals about how Northwestern Mutual, the one-time quiet company, is now making noise with its digital transformation and culture of innovation.

  • The Interview: A Reverse Job Fair: Monday, April 24, 2017 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Karl Gouverneur[7], vice president and Chief Technology Officer, will be one of several local business leaders pitching job-seekers on the advantages of joining their companies. Afterward, candidates can learn about and interview for open positions.

  • The Speaker Crawl: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sheldon Cuffie[8], vice president and Chief Information Security Officer, will offer an inspirational talk on his career journey, and lessons he believes others can benefit from. He ll deliver the keynote presentation at this Ted Talk-style event.

At Northwestern Mutual, people are what set us apart, and as we continue to celebrate our 160th year in business we remain dedicated to delivering a client experience that combines cutting edge technology, long-term product value and financial strength, said Jo Eisenhart[9], Northwestern Mutual, senior vice president of human resources. This partnership with NEWaukee gives us another way to develop top talent in the greater Milwaukee community and make an impact, as we continue to innovate and develop new tech and digital experiences.

In addition to activities happening in Milwaukee, YPWeek Wisconsin 2017 features events occurring in 25 cities across the state: Chequamegon Bay, Door County, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Fox Cities, Green Bay, Hayward, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Platteville, Portage, Price County, Racine, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Superior, Waukesha, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids. For more information about YPWeek Milwaukee presented by Northwestern Mutual, please visit[10]. Additional information about YPWeek Wisconsin can be found at[11].

About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for 160 years. Our financial representatives build relationships with clients through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution. With $250.4 billion in assets, $28.2 billion in revenues, and more than $1.6 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.4 million people who rely on us for insurance and investment solutions, including life, disability income and long-term care insurance; annuities; trust services; mutual funds; and investment advisory products and services. Northwestern Mutual ranks 100 on the 2016 FORTUNE 500, and is recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World s Most Admired life insurance companies in 2016. Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, life insurance with long-term care benefits, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (securities), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company (NMWMC) (fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).

NEWaukee is a social architecture firm that specializes in community-based signature experiences centered on high-profile issues of importance for the city of Milwaukee. NEWaukee also provides consumer, employer brand and talent engagement services to employers looking to attract and retain talent necessary to grow their businesses. Visit[12] to learn more.

YPWeek Wisconsin 2017 brings together young leaders in 25 communities, at purposefully chosen locations that integrate the unique cultural assets with meaningful learning or social interaction. The activities engage the millennial workforce in activities and experience that are important to them while educating employers on the important role these functions play in retaining their workforce. Major sponsors of YPWeek Wisconsin 2017 include: Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Aurora Health Care[13], Northwestern Mutual, Concordia[14] University Wisconsin, Bartolotta Restaurant Group, Wisconsin Media, and WTMJ 620. Visit[15] to learn more.


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Bonnet Carre Spillway recreation areas closing for disaster drill

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Posted on March 28, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Bonnet Carre Spillway Recreation Areas Closing For Disaster Drill Recreation areas of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in St. Charles Parish will close Friday and Saturday while state and local officials conduct a disaster response drill.(St. Charles Parish)

Starting Friday (March 31), recreation areas in the Bonnet Carre Spillway in St. Charles Parish[2] will be closed as state and local officials conduct a disaster response drill.[3] More than 200 employees from several agencies will be taking part in the exercise along with nearly 1,000 members of the Louisiana National Guard, officials said. The boat launch, pavilion, camping grounds and bicycle trail near Airline Drive and the Lower Guide Levee Road in Norco will be closed Friday and Saturday, according to St. Charles Parish officials. The emergency response drill in the spillway is one of three areas that the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will use to coordinate and test the disaster response capabilities of several state, local and federal agencies.

The other emergency drill sites are the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and LANG’s Roseland Regional Staging Area in Tangipahoa Parish.

At Belle Chasse Naval Air Station, National Guard to practice evacuation Saturday[4]


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The ‘yes, but’ solution to religious conflict: Marmur

It shouldn t have needed a massacre in a Quebec Islamic cultural centre in January to rouse Canadians to show that they care for the safety of their Muslim neighbours. Mercifully, the initiative of Yael Splansky, the senior rabbi of Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, did that by getting people of all faiths to form rings of peace around mosques.

It shouldn t have needed the desecration of gravestones in Jewish cemeteries in American cities last month to move people to show solidarity with their Jewish neighbours. Mercifully, the impressive voluntary efforts by Muslims to restore the broken graves and their offers to guard Jewish burial places did that.

One of the explanations why Jewish-Muslim co-operation and mutual affirmation are so difficult in our time is because the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is in the way, however futile it may be for Jews and Muslims in North America to fight the battles of the Middle East.

Muslims and Jews here would do much better had they been acting according to the yes, but formula suggested by Peter Berger, arguably the most influential sociologist of religion in our time.

In an essay in The American Interest he writes that it s possible to be religiously committed and yet have reservations, e.g., I am Catholic, but In our context it should be possible to say, I m committed to Muslim-Jewish co-operation but I disagree with, or even deplore, the others attitude to and treatment of my co-religionists in the Holy Land.

As much as I d like all Muslims to publicly affirm that Israel is a Jewish state, I don t need such declarations in order to co-operate with Muslim neighbours in Toronto or even in Jerusalem. After all, Christians and Jews have learnt to work purposefully together for the good of the society in which they live despite very different views about, for example, Jesus.

Yet disagreement on this and other issues that adherents consider to be fundamental doesn t prevent them from working together in celebration of what they do agree on, and in the service of the society in which they live. They know that the perfect is the enemy of the good.

That s why Jewish-Muslim dialogue needs Christians to show how, despite countless centuries of prejudice and persecution, it has become possible to co-operate and help protect each other. Christians are needed as catalysts in the Muslim-Jewish dialogue.

The apparent absence of statements on behalf of faith communities in Canada in support of the motion M-103, which calls on the government to fight racism and religious discrimination, may have contributed to the opposition to it.

The sponsor of the motion, Liberal backbencher Iqra Khalid, is said to have received ominous threats from fanatical opponents and apparently now has special security protection. Some politicians also appear to be using Khalid s effort as an excuse to rouse reactionary elements in society in the guise of legitimate opposition.

It s possible the Islamophobia that figures prominently in the motion is too ambiguous and controversial a term. Anti-Muslim bigotry, as suggested by former Attorney General Irwin Cotler, might have been better.

Perhaps other language could have been used to clarify the intention of the motion. However, all parties could nevertheless support it by following Peter Berger s yes, but principle: Yes, I disagree with certain words, but I fully support this effort to curb anti-Muslim bigotry.

More vigorous responsible religious voices might have injected much needed sanity into the debate. Surely, every effort to prevent attacks of the kind we ve seen in Quebec, in American cemeteries and elsewhere is a religious imperative. M-103 can become yet another wholesome tool in the struggle.

Dow Marmur is rabbi emeritus of Toronto s Holy Blossom Temple. His column appears every four weeks.

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