Business Networking for Milwaukee-Area Catholics

Catholic Professionals Forum of Metropolitan Milwaukee

Building Our Christian Faith • Building Business Relationships

Business Networking for

Milwaukee-Area Catholics

Catholic Professionals Forum

Catholic business networking group logoThrough monthly breakfast meetings, we connect with other Milwaukee-area business people, learn about community and government issues, and are strengthened in our relationships with Jesus Christ. We strive to conduct business each day in a manner guided by the Gospel message and by the teachings of the Church.

Catholic Professionals Forum of Metro Milwaukee holds monthly breakfast meetings (7:30-9 a.m.), except for a summer break. We meet at Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield – across Moorland Road from Brookfield Square. 

Registrations must be made in advance by noon on the Tuesday preceding the meeting.

Jim Klisch - December 16

Jim KlischJim Klisch, co-founder of Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery, will be the guest speaker at our December 16 meeting.

Jim, now retired, still represents the brewery at special events and promotional activities.

He started home brewing as a hobby in 1982. His brother Russ, who now runs the brewery, shortly joined him in the hobby, which led to the founding of Lakefront Brewery. They sold their first glass of beer on December 2, 1987. Jim developed the brewery’s popular Riverwest Stein Beer, Pumpkin Lager and Fuel Coffee Stout. He also developed the Lakefront tour’s “laid back style” and festivals such as the Blessing of the Bock and Blessing of the Bar.

In the first full year of operation, Lakefront sold 47 barrels of beer. Last year the brewery sold 45,000.

Prior to founding the brewery, Jim was an officer and detective with the Milwaukee Police Department.

He is a member of Our Lady of Divine Providence (St. Casimir’s) and has tried to bring about an understanding of the relationship between Catholicism and brewing throughout the ages.

The meeting starts at 7:30 a.m., with networking followed by breakfast and then our speaker. We conclude at 9 a.m.,