Bucket of Bread Affiliations
The Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) certifies Minority-Owned (MBE), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (DVB) and Woman-Owned (WBE) businesses to provide better opportunity for them to do business with the State of Wisconsin and to assist the State of Wisconsin in achieving its goal of purchasing 5% with MBEs and 1% with DVBs. The SDP verifies that businesses are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by a member or members of selected population. WI certified MBE and DVB businesses may receive a permissive 5% bid preference when they bid on state contracts.
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes the important role that veteran-owned and disabled veteran-owned businesses play in the Wisconsin economy. In order to help such businesses identify and promote themselves, the WDVA makes available a logo for certified veteran-owned businesses operating in Wisconsin. See a searchable list of Wisconsin's Veteran Owned Businesses.
The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce serves veterans and military families by providing resources to support veteran owned and veteran friendly businesses across Wisconsin. We are the voice of Wisconsin’s veteran business community, dedicated to improving the business climate for military veterans and their allies.
Wisconsin is home to more than 55,000 veteran-owned businesses. These businesses report more than $20.1 billion in annual sales and employ more than 110,000 people. 10.8% of Wisconsin’s veterans are self-employed. The U.S. veteran population’s purchasing power exceeds $1 trillion annually.
WBA supports our members by providing access to education and resources to grow business and enhance customer experience. How?
- Shared industry knowledge
- Dynamic networking opportunities
- Strategic partnerships
To be the premier partner in the baking industry through World-class professional relationships, Building successful businesses; and Advocating for bakers of tomorrow.
Organized in 1905, WBA is a 501 (c) 6 not-for-profit trade association. WBA has an appointed Board of Directors, which represents bakers from all areas of Wisconsin. The Board sets forth the objectives of the association. Working closely with the WBA’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director implements these objectives and coordinates the association’s activities.
The Wisconsin Bakers Association also serves as the catalyst for bringing bakers and those in the allied trades together through special events such as workshops, conferences, conventions, and member events throughout the year.