A new artisan cheese factory in Walker’s Point will be “small, local and value-driven,” according to owner Robert Wills, who plans to open the “Clock Shadow Creamery” in the next month. The operation, located in an environmentally friendly building, will be “green” from top to bottom.
A mixed-use building slated for construction on West Fond du Lac Avenue and a half dozen new businesses that opened within the last year could revive the North Avenue and Fond du Lac Avenue business district, local experts say.
The Multicultural Entrepreneurial Institute has trained hundreds of prospective business owners since it was founded in 2006. After completing the training program, 10 entrepreneurs recently competed for $3,000 grants to start or expand their businesses.
Poet and café owner Simon Warren is expected to attract an artistic crowd to Lindsay Heights with the opening of his new business, Sweet Black Coffee.
With the help of a $200,000 two-year grant, the Lindsay Heights Health Alliance and its partners are working to improve access to healthy food by making it available at “corner stores” in the neighborhood.
Alice’s Garden began 2012 with new staff positions and a plan to incorporate as a nonprofit with its own website.
If you feel welcome when you drive along Fond du Lac from 18th to 27th Street, it might be because of the banners hanging from the signposts. The banners read, “Welcome to Marketplace: Advancing Economic and Environmental Innovations.”
The residents, businesses, organizations and community development agencies that make up Washington Park Partners are hard at work beginning to implement a new five-year Sustainable Community Plan. The plan addresses seven areas of neighborhood life WPP considers crucial to a sustainable community.
Now more than 500 participants strong, “timebanking” is a growing phenomenon in Milwaukee. Recently, the Milwaukee Area Time Exchange, the city’s first timebank, hosted a regional conference attended by people from several states.
Only about half of Clarke Square residents filled out their 2010 census forms, information that the federal government uses for multiple purposes including allocating funds to communities. As a result, the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative is taking its own census.