MEET FaB WISCONSIN

 

Zoom in with us to learn more about FaB’s membership and services! For members and non-members alike, these monthly 30-minute sessions are designed to get you up to speed on all things FaB.

2021 SESSIONS:


WE HAVE AMBITIONS WE THINK YOU'LL SHARE 

Our mission is to to fuel a food and beverage scene that is the talk of the world and the pride of Wisconsin, from farm to factory to fork. Good for your business. Leads the industry. Feeds and quenches the world. 

WE HAVE GOALS TO HELP YOU GROW AND OUR INDUSTRY LEAD

  1. Network your access to Wisconsin’s industry know-how (and discounts) 

  2. Engage you and your team for industry leadership and action 

  3. Elevate Wisconsin’s industry profile at home and around the world for a competitive advantage 

WE OFFER YOUR COMPANY & PEOPLE ALL OF THIS

WE HAVE INDUSTRY REPRESENTATION ACROSS OUR MEMBERSHIP 

We are FaB Wisconsin, a cross-industry food and beverage membership organization. Our 250 member employers embody Wisconsin’s industry strength – big and small, local and global, from nutrient dense to decadence, from farm to factory to fork (including the dashes in between) - all with incredible capacity for growth and leadership. Mostly clustered in Wisconsin, we offer interwoven industry experience, know-how, and spirit that is the  FaBric of Wisconsin’s thriving food and beverage scene. 

Wisconsin’s industry strength – from farm to factory to fork – is of the best in the world. We are home to over 20,000 food and beverage industry employers with over 430,000 employees, generating $104 billion in economic activity.  

Wisconsin’s industry know-how, garnered across the state over the past 200 years, is reflected in FaB’s member companies and organizations and in the thousands of those who bring the world Wisconsin’s food and drink. 

FaB is organized so that our member companies and employees can take advantage of that strength for business gains and collaboration as we come together in leadership of Wisconsin’s food and beverage industry.  

Half of our members fall in the category of a food or beverage business, and half are categorized as service providers. 

 

WE'RE ENGAGING INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

Industry experience, from FaB’s full-time team and running through the hierarchy of our leadership bodies, is central to FaB's industry leadership.

FaB’s work is constantly informed by the FaB team, led by the FaB Executive Board with direct input from the FaB Leadership Council, through our Industry Briefings, and with insights garnered by our Member Forums and Member FaBricators. Our capacity is expanded through operational partners with strategic expertise. 

 

HOW WE GOT STARTED  

In 2010, the Milwaukee 7 (M7), the seven-county regional economic development collaborative of southeastern Wisconsin, had identified food and beverage manufacturing as a targeted industry for regional economic growth. The M7 seized the opportunity to develop a food and beverage manufacturing cluster organization to support the high potential for economic impact the industry offered the region. The M7, with its parent, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC), seeded the formation of what would become FaB Wisconsin. 

MMAC continues to provide FaB a home. FaB is not a stand-alone entity, rather an organized collaborative of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) which gives us operational autonomy while providing us office space, payroll, accounting and IT support, employment benefits, and leadership guidance.

 

THANKS TO OUR PREMIUM MEMBERS