Franklin Business Park Consortium Adds Board Members, Membership Tiers, & Intern
At its annual meeting, the Franklin Business Park Consortium (FBPC) expanded its board by two new members, approved hiring a student intern, and added several new membership tiers available to companies within the Franklin Business Park.
Two additional board members, Sue Malek of Starfire USA and Mary Kay Schwanke of Dash Medical Gloves, were selected to support the rapidly growing Consortium, whose recent programs include ongoing classes for current employees of Franklin Business Park to increase their skill sets and complement on the job training, and a job fair for the Franklin Business Park to attract new talent. Connor Henry, from Franklin High School, has been hired as the new student intern, allowing the FBPC to continue growing while supporting their commitment to workforce development and local students.
The new membership tiers are designed to accommodate different levels of commitment and desired consortium benefits, which can include access to educational programs, email lists, grants, discounts, and consortium voting power. In addition to the new corporate memberships, local students may be invited to apply for student memberships with the consortium as an educational opportunity.
FBPC President, David Dull, had this to say about the new developments at the most recent annual meeting:
We have big plans for the Consortium. In addition to the programs we’ve already been able to implement, we’re currently working on a healthcare clinic for the Franklin Business Park, rideshare programs, scholarships, and guest speakers. Improving benefits and opportunity for both consortium businesses and their employees not only supports local manufacturing, it contributes to the industry as a whole — and that’s the goal of the FBPC.
About Franklin Business Park Consortium
The Franklin Business Park Consortium (FBPC) is an ever-growing collaboration between the 70 companies and thousands of employees that together make up the Franklin Business Park. From workforce development and collaborations with local learning institutions, to fostering apprenticeship programs and corporate collaboration, the FBPC hopes to generate mutually beneficial relationships between job creators and the community as a whole.
About Connor Henry
Connor Henry now serves as the new intern for the Franklin Business Park Consortium, while finishing his senior year at Franklin High School. He plans to attend UW-Madison to study Computer Science in the fall. Connor has a strong interest in programming and coding and wants to pursue a career as a software developer. When Connor isn’t studying or working with the FBPC, he likes to snowmobile and go boating up North with his family.