It's the little things, isn't it? Like today when I stopped at London Cleaners, 778 N. Milwaukee St., to pick up my shirts.
Demetrios (Jimmy) Beltsos, the owner, took my ticket, found my shirts and brought back an added surprise: a Stone Creek Coffee punch card that I had left in one of the pockets. As a bonus, it even had a free coffee on it!
The staff at The London could have easily tossed the card, but didn't. Rather, they made a point to staple it to my dry cleaning ticket and make sure I got it back. Above and beyond, and so very appreciated.
I've raved about this Milwaukee institution before and today it just took another leap up my things I love about Milwaukee list.
Thanks, Jimmy, for always brightening my day and for the free coffee that I almost lost.
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.