Shape Milwaukee's future via Future Milwaukee
The Future Milwaukee Leadership Program is accepting applications through Saturday, June 30, for its 2012-13 class.
Why "just talking" about Milwaukee matters
The second "Envisioning the Seen" was a roundtable, of sorts, on various civic issues. It was people talking, building relationships, pontificating and having fun. It was Milwaukee, on stage.
Checking in with recently-relocated Milwaukee Blacksmith
Milwaukee Blacksmith recently moved to the Third Ward and it reminded me what a cool local business this is.
Seems like a good time to make some bad decisions
Clearly, there are dumb investments from a financial point of view. Buying an ATV just because it's cheap doesn't mean you'll ever recoup the cost, but if you want one, now is probably the time to pounce. But as for other "frivolous" purchases, maybe they're not so crazy after all.
People's Books is moving
People's Books Cooperative started moving today from its East Side location to Riverwest today and will open in July. The independent bookstore cooperative is leaving its current location, 2122 E. Locust St., and moving to 804 E. Center St. in the former Tool Shed space.
Creative Alliance Milwaukee seeks to become economic force
The momentum continues to build for the Creative Alliance Milwaukee (CAM), which will move into a new creative incubator in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward and will present the first Creative Milwaukee at Work Conference this fall.
Why weird works
My wife recently made a very Austin-type comment - Milwaukee needs more weird. So, of course, I told her to blog her thoughts. Here they are.
Downtown strip club gets nixed
As I predicted, the council has unanimously turned down the application for a strip club Downtown. They all agreed with the pleas from "Downtown businesses" that the club would "hurt development efforts."
More good news for Grand Avenue Mall
Nikovanni's, a men's formal wear shop, is moving into the large, former Dress Barn space, next to Radio Shack in the mall's New Arcade.
These buildings need design makeovers now
Some thoughts on a few big retailers and restaurants in the greater Milwaukee area that need design makeovers. Agree? Chime in.
Former Milwaukee Alderman asks, Do Democrats have a hope?
Are there any young Democratic leaders that come close to rivaling our state's current Republican heavy weights? Former Milwaukee Alderman Jeff Pawlinski weighs in.
Harley insiders unload stock shares
Wall Street chatter about the outlook for Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. is heating up, sparked by the recent sale of millions of dollars of HOG stock by company insiders.
If Barrett wins, who's Milwaukee's next mayor?
Of course, council president Willie Hines would get a promotion to acting mayor. But, who are other candidates in the next mayoral election if Tom Barrett moves on to Madison.
Milwaukee makes the cut in Details' list of "The 16 Best Barbershops"
There's another proud to be from Milwaukee mention today as Details magazine names a Milwaukee men's barbershop one of "The 16 Best Barbershops in America." Click here to find out which Milwaukee barbershop made the cut.
The Guardian touts Milwaukee's green transformation
Leon Kaye, founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com, had a post yesterday on The Guardian's professional network that touted Milwaukee and its green business culture.
The winning name for Milwaukee's river skimmer is ...
Hundreds took the time to provide their ideas for names of a new vessel that helps clean area rivers and Lake Michigan. But only one could win the grand prize.
Downtown's new vision is big and bold
Last week, a national consultant presented "The Top 10 Global Trends Affecting Downtowns and How To Respond in Milwaukee" at a symposium held at The Pfister Hotel. Big and bold ideas came out of the high energy meeting.
The Outpost Market Café opened today
Outpost Natural Foods and Aurora Sinai Medical Center joined forces and The Outpost Market Cafe opened today in the main lobby at Aurora, 945 N. 12th St.
Northwestern Mutual invests $500,000 in Milwaukee's entertainment destinations
Northwestern Mutual has announced it will donate $500,000 in grants to six Milwaukee-area non-profit entertainment venues.
New facade treatment is great look for Downtown Building
The old Guardian Credit Union on Broadway has a creative new facade that's meant to entice new tenants while helping it stand out in a crowded market of underused and under appreciated Downtown spaces.
Vulture Space gives dead bikes new life
Grab your wheels -- next week, May 14-18, is Milwaukee's Bike to Work Week. Making things even easier for novice bikers this year is Vulture Space, a brand-new non-profit that provides bike stands and tools to fix, maintain and build bicycles conveniently located inside The Shops of Grand Avenue.
New Garden Market blooming Downtown this month
The Blue (formerly known as the Reuss Federal Building and Plaza), 310 W. Wisconsin Ave., is adding a garden market to its outdoor plaza.
Employee rewards are nice and all, but ...
The title of a new book immediately caught my eye: "1501 Ways To Reward Employees." The author, Bob Nelson, Ph.D., is a leading authority on employee recognition, motivation and engagement. He is the president of Nelson Motivation Inc., a management training and consulting company based in San Diego.
New brews coming to East Town events this summer
East Town Association announced a new multi-year contract with New Berlin-based beer distributor Beechwood Sales and Service.
The frozen yogurt invasion
So many frozen yogurt shops have opened in the past year in Milwaukee, with more on deck for this summer. What's the deal? Wasn't frozen yogurt a product of the '90s?