By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Apr 29, 2011 at 2:27 PM

We first wrote about Spreenkler in 2008. The group has evolved and grown since its inception but at its heart Spreenkler is still an interactive marketing firm that also helps launch software start-ups.

Today, I got word that Spreenkler Talent Labs has leased space in the upper level of the Plankinton Building inside the Shops of Grand Avenue.  Flip Eleven Creative, Small Sharp Tools and Tracy Apps Design are three of the start ups that will be housed at the Spreenkler space. 

Needless to say, Spreenker’s presence in Downtown and inside the mall is welcomed. 

"The Shops of Grand Avenue is very pleased to confirm Spreenkler Talent Labs, an interactive marketing firm, as the first of many future tenants to assume space in the Plankinton Building.  Spreenkler brings a renewed sense of interest to The Shops of Grand Avenue as efforts continue to establish an eco-system for Milwaukee’s creative industry," said Tracy Korpela, Marketing & Specialty Leasing Manager at the Shops of Grand Avenue.

To help highlight their new home, Spreenkler hosts a "Hackathon" on Saturday and a Meetup networking event on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m. 

Spreenkler Talent Labs will move into its new space (most recently Express) on June 1. 

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.