By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Sep 12, 2014 at 2:16 PM

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How do you shop local? We all do it, and every day we’re asked for cool Milwaukee area gift ideas and interesting places and sites to go to to help be represent Milwaukee to a friend, business client, family member or whomever.   

At, our ShopLocal marketplace is still growing. And to continue its growth, I’m showcasing different products several times each week. Yes, we make money on this and yes we’re helping the local economy grow.

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There’s something about backgammon that has always interested me. I really don’t know exactly how to play it, but generally get the whole move, counter move of it all. It’s old school, full of luck and strategy and reminds me of my grandparent’s house in Iowa.  

So, this week I’m picking this backgammon gaming table from Peabody’s Interiors. It’s on the higher end of my picks, but it’s well made, classic and a conversation starter. Peabody’s is located in Brown Deer and uses its online marketplace to showcase its quality furniture, designer options and to support the Wisconsin Humane Society.

This custom built table almost forces you to take up backgammon.  

Peabody’s, by the way, has a ton of cool home furnishing and a design eye that’s second-to-none. Been to Camp Bar? That’s their work. It's detail oriented and custom built by amazing designers. Peabody's can do this for your home, too.

But first, check out this table and see how it fits in your home. 

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.