Goodwill is coming to Milwaukee's East Side.
The plan has been approved by the City's Board of Zoning Appeal, and Pat Boelter of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago tells me that the 9,240 square feet leased site at 2830 N. Oakland Ave. will be "a great location for Goodwill given its proximity to several college campuses, both on the shopping and donating side." The space has been vacant for almost three years.
Goodwill is considering a name of "Goodwill on Oakland" for the location, the 39th Goodwill store in the greater Milwaukee and Chicagoland areas.
In other Goodwill news, the company's annual "Retro Rendezvous" is Monday, Oct. 18. There are still some last minute tickets available, and the fact the many Green Bay Packers will walk the runway is more than enough of a selling point.
I've been to the event several times, and it's great. This year, it's at the Potawatomi Expo Center and Betina Driver, Donald Driver's wife, is the honorary chairperson. Driver, Santana Dotson and other current and former Packers are expected to attend.
Call (414) 847-4163 for tickets.
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.