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126. Bucks to host sneaker summit
The reigning NBA Champions, the Miami Heat, will make their lone Milwaukee appearance of the season on March 29 but the Bucks are making that date even bigger by hosting Milwaukee's first-ever "Sneaker Summit" at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
127. 2014 TEMPO Mentor Award winners talk training, mentoring
OnMilwaukee.com is proud to a be a sponsor of TEMPO Milwaukee's 24th annual Mentor Awards this Thursday, Feb. 20 at The Pfister Hotel. In preparation for the event, I asked them all some questions about mentoring.
128. Local First plans initiative to keep business dollars in Milwaukee
Today, Local First Milwaukee announced its new Grow Local Business initiative, which is an effort to shift local business spending back to Milwaukee. The campaign, which runs from February through April, will offer advice on how to boost the local economy by hiring talent as well as sourcing local business products.
129. New BMW spot showcases Milwaukee Art Museum
BMW's new advertising spot, "Hello Future," toasts the German automobile company's i8 plug-in concept and models. It also salutes Milwaukee with a prominent placement of the opening of the Burke Brise Soleil at the Milwaukee Art Museum. It's been online for a while and got its broadcast TV debut during the opening ceremonies Friday evening.
130. Public Market's parking lot reopens
The Milwaukee Public Market announced today that its reconfigured daily parking lot has reopened ahead of schedule.
131. Two out of three dentists recommend this brand
The toothpaste section on Amazon or along the dental aisle at your favorite store are always full of something new, improved, better, whiter, faster and probably more expensive. I'll admit I kinda like it. So much selection, so many flavors. But, what's best for your teeth, your gums and your overall well-being?
132. Boston Store / Bon-Ton inks conditional extension at Grand Avenue
Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced today that it reached an agreement with the City of Milwaukee to extend the lease for its Boston Store location in The Shops of Grand Avenue. However, the extension is contingent upon the city providing financial contributions from its Downtown Tax Increment Financing district.
133. Panelists provide predictions for the year ahead
Economist Michael Knetter is forecasting the national gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 3 percent in 2014. Knetter, president of the University of Wisconsin Foundation, issued his macroeconomic projections for the year ahead to an audience of more than 500 people at the Northern Trust Economic Trends Breakfast presented by BizTimes Media at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee today.
134. And the color of the year is ...
Fashion fans and insiders, makeup artists and enthusiasts, design professionals and amateur aficionados, along with style experts and trend watchers alike, patiently await the announcement of Pantone's Color of the Year so they can gear their purchases and creations to an on-trend color scheme.
135. Boutique B'Lou to move
According to an employee, Boutique B'Lou will move from its present Wauwatosa location, 8853 W. North Ave., to the former Robertson's Ace Hardware space at 1417 Underwood Ave.
136. 6 questions for Hubspot's Brian Halligan
Brian Halligan is chief executive of HubSpot, a company that makes software for marketers. He's also an author and senior lecturer at MIT. On Thursday, Jan. 9 he'll be in Milwaukee to headline Stream Creative's inaugural Experience Inbound conference at the Harley-Davidson Museum.
137. Milwaukee native launches trendy removable wallpaper line
Milwaukee native Elizabeth Rees recently launched a business called Chasing Paper that can help people like us to change the entire look of a space within a reasonable budget.
138. Bliffert Lumber wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award
LBM Journal, the leading magazine for the lumber / building material distribution channel, announced that Bliffert Lumber has received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
139. Milwaukee Public Market to brave cold, open on Monday
As frigid temperatures approach, many closings are coming and being announced. The Milwaukee Public Market, though, will be open for business on Monday, January 6, 2014.
140. Shovel from the comfort of your phone
Want to tackle the Milwaukee winter from the comfort of your living room-all at the touch of a button on your smartphone or tablet? Well, there's an app for that and it's coming to Milwaukee soon. Watch for Plowz.
141. Mayana Chocolate brings a sweet spot to Spooner
Life without chocolate? Not sure that is a scenario Lindsay Garric's willing to negotiate. And now, Mayana Chocolate is local to Spooner. Situated in the upper northwest corner of Wisconsin, almost five hours from Milwaukee, a road trip may be in order.
142. Container Store planned at Mayfair
The Container Store will open its first Wisconsin location in the Mayfair Mall outlot in 2015. The new store will be built on the southeast corner of the mall property, along North Avenue.
143. "Chairman Bob" gets last laugh in Chicago
There's something to be said for having the last laugh and having the best laugh in business. In this case, I'm referring to the Chicago grocery market. Bob Mariano began his career in that market by working as a high school student as a clerk at the deli counter of a Dominick's Finer Foods store. Mariano diligently worked his way up the company's ladder, ultimately becoming its chief executive officer.
144. Mr. Shoe hangs up its laces
After 18 years in business, Mr. Shoe, 1533 N. Farwell Ave., has closed. The second location, which opened on May 1 at 2680 N. Kinnickinnic Ave. in Bay View, is also defunct.
145. Former Einstein's space on Downer Avenue finally has a new tenant
The Downer Avenue Einstein Bros. Bagels has been closed since July 2006. But, today - even as the Einstein awning still hangs - there are finally signs of life. Or, at least a sign.
146. Old is new again: A sneak peek at Miller Lite's limited edition can
Miller Lite announced the launch of the new Original Lite Can, a replica of the 1975 can that helped start the light beer craze (for better or for worse).
147. #confessyourunpopularopinion
The hashtag #confessyourunpopularopinion was hot on Twitter yesterday. This national hashtag made me think, what's your unpopular Milwaukee opinion? Use the talkbacks, Twitter or Facebook and vent away.
148. Third Ward welcomes three new businesses
Two fitness studios and a clothing shop will soon open in Milwaukee's Third Ward.
149. 6 big questions, 6 easy answers
People ask me all the time what is the most important thing I've learned in 15 years of self-employment. That's an easy one: be agile. Trust your gut. Keep meetings short. Act on good ideas, don't try the bad ideas. Make good decisions even if they upset people occasionally.
150. Metro, Greater or Milwaukeeland? Yes.
Metro Milwaukee, greater Milwaukee or Milwaukeeland. Whatever you call it, "it" is way more than merely the City or County of Milwaukee. So, it's exciting to see that the Milwaukee area will work with the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase in a four-year project called the Exchange Network.