We've taken a lot of pictures in the 15 years of OnMilwaukee.com, and some of the early ones weren't digital, either. All September long, we're celebrating the anniversary of our launch, looking forward but also looking back. Here's are 15 of our favorites memories.
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Human Pyramid at the OnMilwaukee Retreat
Every summer since 2005, the OnMilwaukee.com staff has trekked up to Andy's cabin in Wausaukee for a little team-building fun. Here's the group in 2007 (we think), doing a a human pyramid that lasted no more than 10 seconds.
President Bush Visits OnMilwaukee
On May 19, 2005, President George Bush visited the office of OnMilwaukee.com as a part of his campaign to reform Social Security. Here he is prepping for a panel at the Milwaukee Art Museum with Jeff Sherman and then salesperson Erin Smith.
2000 Holiday Party at Cafe Vecchio Mondo
Those were the days. Open bar, big party, lots of hair. Here is Managing Editor Bobby Tanzilo talking to Jeff Sherman and his girlfriend, now wife, Stephanie Otto.
OnMilwaukee.com has always made a big deal about Halloween. Kids at heart, here's Jeff as NBA ref Joey Crawford and Andy as Brewers GM Doug Melvin.
Madison Week 2009
In 2009, the OnMilwaukee.com Editorial staff spent one night in Madison, fanning out for great Madison stories for Madison Week on OnMilwaukee.com. Here's Andy, Drew Olson, Bobby, Molly Snyder, Julie Lawrence and Maureen Post, taking a little break.
Robin Yount Visit 2009
You never know who will drop by. This time it was Brewers Hall of Famer Robin Yount, posing with the women of OnMilwaukee.
OnMilwaukee Retreat, 2010
Another retreat photo. You know something has gone wrong when salesperson Caroline McDonald is holding a chainsaw. Co-worker Carolynn Buser giggles in the background, while programmer Nick Barth tends to wood.
Mad Media Party at Whiskey Bar, 2009
With "Mad Men" all the rage, OnMilwaukee.com held a "Mad Media" party for the advertising industry at Whiskey Bar. Here we are, all dressed up.
Love Was In The Air
To date, the only two OnMilwaukee.com employees to get married (to one another, that is) are former graphic designer Craig McKinney and salesperson Grace Briscoe. They both live in New York now.
OnMilwaukee in Vegas, 2007
Another editorial junket, here's OnMilwaukee's editorial team in Vegas at the Harley Cafe.
Four Square at the Old Office
This really happened at our first office. Over lunch, we'd play Four Square. In this photo traffic manager Michelle Bigelow is stuffing it on Jeff.
Downtown Vegas, 2007
After dinner on our Vegas trip, four very full writers in downtown Sin City.
Chatches Love Joanie
Everyone wanted their picture with the Fonz. Andy and Jeff went straight for Joanie.
Mayor Barrett Visit
From time to time, politicians have visited OnMilwaukee.com. Here's Mayor Tom Barrett dropping by.
Group photo, 2012
The first group photo near our new Downtown office. Fonzie works for free.
Andy is the founder and co-owner of OnMilwaukee.com. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.
Before launching OnMilwaukee.com in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.
Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.