By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Feb 16, 2009 at 2:59 PM

As I'm sure you did, I got a fair amount text messages on Valentine's Day. Friends and family chimed in, some serious and some funny. My wife and I, though, did the old-school card thing. Ah, the enduring art of the Hallmark card.

Officially, the SMS numbers for this St. Valentine's Day are in. Verizon Wireless says that its customers sent 1.4 billion text messages on Saturday. This is up more than 600 million from the same day last year.

Multimedia messages sent to loved ones and friends with images, audio or video, also increased from 21.4 million last year to 33.5 million this Valentine's Day. This number was up more than 12 million.

That's a lot of LUV.

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.