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Thought Leadership

2023 Cream City Construction Conference and Small Business Accelerator

March 1, 2023
3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CT


The Grain Exchange
225 E Michigan St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Join Husch Blackwell and its partners for an afternoon of informative panel discussions and networking to support Milwaukee’s minority contractors. Our first panel, moderated by Tom Daykin of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will explore the region's construction project outlook for 2023. Our second panel, moderated by Amanda Garcia-Williams of Husch Blackwell, will discuss how to best position minority-owned construction firms to participate in the opportunities these projects provide.

Following the program, please stay for a networking session to meet and develop relationships with some of the larger construction companies, lenders and developers.

The second-annual event is part of Husch Blackwell’s Communities for Change initiative, together with the HB Construction Academy, and our efforts to identify areas of need in Milwaukee’s construction community and to contribute our resources and talents to promote equity, inclusion and justice.

Tom Daykin, Business Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Amanda Garcia-Williams, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Husch Blackwell
Mayor Cavalier Johnson, City of Milwaukee
Joshua Levy, Partner, Husch Blackwell
Ana Lopez, President, AllCon
Quinncy McNeal, Pro Bono Counsel, Husch Blackwell
Eric Meier, Partner, Husch Blackwell
Ugo Nwagbaraocha, President, National Association of Minority Contractors - Wisconsin
Adonica Randall, Chief Problem Solver, Abaxent

2:30 p.m. – Registration
3:00 p.m. – Program begins
5:00 p.m. – Networking

Who Should Attend
Executives and professionals from established and developing firms that go to market as contractors and subcontractors; engineers and architects; construction lenders and borrowers; real estate developers and investors

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Wisconsin and Illinois continuing legal education credit.

Questions? Contact Emily Shaw at 414.978.5785.


Amanda Garcia-Williams

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Joshua B. Levy


Quinncy McNeal

Pro Bono Counsel

Eric J. Meier