Local fashion designer and Milwaukee native Kelvin Haydon celebrated winning the first business plan competition sponsored by the North Avenue Fond Du Lac Marketplace BID 32 with neighborhood residents and supporters.
A summit focused on addressing the issue of black male unemployment in Milwaukee drew criticism from some attendees for not including the individuals being discussed. Black speakers said discrimination and exclusion are at the root of the problem.
Phongsavan Market, an Asian market on Milwaukee’s northwest side that has provided a home away from home for some of the city’s Hmong, will open an 84,000-square-foot building just south of the current market.
At the first of what will be a monthly series of discussions with State Rep. David Bowen, black community leaders said Milwaukee’s current fiscal priorities will not change conditions in the city.
Pro Trade Job Development, a local skilled trades training program, kicked off a push to secure commitments from 100 area employers to employ 100 individuals re-entering society from the criminal justice system.
After months of planning, South Side organizations launched an “Open Streets” event along Cesar E. Chavez Drive and Washington Street, offering exercise, food and fun.
The North Avenue/Fond Du Lac Marketplace BID 32 announced first-, second- and third-place winners of its first business plan competition.
King Drive Commons Gallery night was dedicated to the late Welford Sanders, whose legacy includes spearheading urban redevelopment in previously neglected Milwaukee neighborhoods.
Local developers want to feed, educate and employ Milwaukee residents at a proposed delicatessen and fresh-food market in a boarded-up restaurant.
Despite pushback from community residents, arena proponents see opportunity for job growth and development in the proposal passed by the state Assembly.