Apple co-founder Wozniak and others to speak at Flying Car
Flying Car 2014 comes to town in June. In addition to the co-founder of Apple, other speakers include Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan "Bud" Selig, musician Robert DeLong, Living City Block founder and producer of the Emmy Award-winning series "The West Wing" Llew Wells, innovator and former Google brand strategist Heidi Hackemer, The Ability Center founder Damian Buchman, environmentalist racecar driver Leilani Munter and AOL digital prophet David Shing.
Nine new shops for Grand Avenue
The Shops of Grand Avenue announced today that the mall has nine new tenants.
An OP reflects on YP Week
Today ends YP week in Milwaukee, co-sponsored by OnMilwaukee.com, where I work, and a creature of Newaukee, the organization of young professionals that is working to make this a better place to live and work and play. As an OP, allow me to reflect.
Long winter has bikers ready to ride
The rumble of motorcycle engines is as sure a sign of spring in Wisconsin as baseball, open-water fishing or brats on the grill. Unfortunately, this past weekend's weather was not really calling motorcycle riders or anyone else to get outside around these parts.
YP Week off to a strong start
Again this year, OnMilwaukee.com is proud and honored to help sponsor Newaukee's YP Week. The programming, engagement and opportunities are all strong again this year.
Fell's free Yelp workshop
Rachel Fell, who lives in Milwaukee, is a marketing director for the San Francisco-based Yelp and one of her job-related missions is to help people understand Yelp's offerings. She will host a free workshop at Anodyne on Friday, April 18.
A little high-end shopping fun at Tosa Saks, Nordstrom Rack
I wanted to see the hubbub first-hand, so I joined the throngs of crowds checking out the brand new Mayfair Collection today. The parking lot was packed, but the two stores I visited weren't too chaotic. And once things settle down a bit, I'm sure I'll be back.
How much do presidential politics affect the stock market?
I, for one, have always hesitated to link stock market performances to U.S. presidents. After all, global forces and factors such as energy costs that presidents cannot always control often play key roles in the fates of the markets.
Welcome new retailers, but don't wait up, I might be a while
There was a time, after I'd starting earning an adult wage but before there was the pitter-patter of little feet in our house, when we had something akin to "disposable" income. With all the chatter about the Nordstrom Rack and other shops at the Mayfair Collection, which opens this week, I realize that the moment has passed ... for now.
Meet Edgar Bennett and Ron Dayne at Dick's Sporting Goods
Wisconsin football fans can meet Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Edgar Bennett and former Wisconsin Badgers running back Ron Dayne at the Dick's Sporting Goods grand opening in Wauwatosa this weekend.
Wauwatosa to get new boutique
A new kind of boutique is coming to Wauwatosa soon. Be sure to add cohabiting boutique Shape to your shopping list.
ReThreads coming to Shorewood
Another ReThreads location will open at 1920 E. Capitol Dr. in Shorewood. Previously, the building housed the eatery International Food.
Sachen Contemporary Imports moving to Mequon
Today, via Facebook, Sachen Contemporary Imports, the funky store that carries a variety of items from toys to home wares, announced it was moving to Mequon
Hank the Dog gets his own T-shirt
I'm here to tell you that the good brothers Keppler (George and Frank) at Brew City Promotions are out with the first Hank fashions. Yes, you now can wear baseball's favorite dog on your chest. "Milwoofie" and "Crank One for Hank" are the slogans on the two T-shirts, and I hear they are selling very well.
A Downtown drive-through?
I've heard some rumblings that a new drive-through restaurant proposal in Downtown Milwaukee could be announced soon. Yet, there's a bit of unwritten rule about drive-throughs n Downtown areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Public Market's parking lot reopens
The Milwaukee Public Market announced today that its reconfigured daily parking lot has reopened ahead of schedule.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.