The Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members increase their baking and business knowledge, fostering the education of future bakers, keeping members informed about developments in the baking industry and legislative matters affecting them, and representing members’ interests at the state and federal government levels. Organized in 1905, the WBA is made up of retail and wholesale bakeries, multi-unit operators, supermarket bakeries, and specialty shops, as well as bakery suppliers and manufacturers The WBA also serves as a liaison between its members and various governmental entities on the federal, state, and local levels.
As a member of other baking organizations, baking and business publications, food industry organizations, and educational institutions with commercial baking courses, the WBA keeps up to date on up and coming trends in the baking industry. The Retail Bakers of America, American Bakers Association, and the Independent Bakers Association are only a few of the organizations the WBA is proud to be a member of.
- WBA Membership is open to operating licensed retail bakeries and firms in the allied trades. This include retail and small wholesale bakeries, and allied trades firms.
- Associate Membership is open to those with special situations, such as retired bakery operators or a bakery employee whose firm is not a member.
- Student Membership is open to full-time or part-time students interested in a career in the baking industry.