By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Jul 01, 2007 at 7:11 AM

Looking out my window last night it was hard to escape the new glowing lights on the side of the M&I Bank building at 770 N. Water St.  The lights were complied, creatively like a huge guitar.  Very cool.

You must check this out, and other Downtown building should take note and strive to out do M&I (to be fair Northwestern Mutual as a big "150" on one of its buildings.  It's a nice touch for the company's 150th anniversary).  These two 18-story electric guitars, are -- of course -- in tribute to Summerfest. Nearly 940 windows on the south and west sides of the building are lit to take the shape of huge electric guitars.

M&I is the sponsor of the Classic Rock Stage and its building will host the guitars every night for the entire run of Summerfest.  


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.