By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Nov 11, 2013 at 11:18 AM Photography:

Last week, I wrote about Milwaukee's spot on The Atlantic Cities' list of "Where Millennials Can Make It Now." 

Today, the site has its profile of Milwaukee.  At nearly 1,000 words, it's titled "Why These Midwest Millennials Are Choosing Milwaukee Over Chicago."  The piece highlights several Milwaukee area millennials including Dan Jacobs, executive chef at Wolf Peach, Ian Gunther, a IT professional, Kenneth Mack, a maintenance worker at McDonald's and Ian Abston and Angela Damiani of NEWaukee. 

The profile, by the same writer who did the original story, has a general mini-Chicago tone as you'll note in this description from the piece:

"Milwaukee, a city of almost 600,000, has a lot to offer twentysomethings: relatively affordable housing, unique restaurants and bars, a rich cultural scene, and a famous art museum, not to mention a gorgeous Great Lake. It’s also a mere one-and-a-half hour car ride from Chicago, one of the biggest and most vibrant cities in the country. Milwaukee isn’t a commuter town, but it’s not a figurative island, either. Many young people I spoke with described it as a sort of "mini-Chicago," or perhaps what Chicago used to be a few decades ago – a city that has retained its blue-collar roots while still offering certain amenities for ambitious Millennials."

I've always viewed Milwaukee's proximity to Chicago as one of our biggest assets so it's nice to see more national recognition of our place in the Midwest's continued positioning as a great place to live.

Full coverage of the piece is here.

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.