Father-daughter duo launches website to spotlight Milwaukee’s black-owned businesses

Long known for his advocacy for local minority-owned businesses, Curtiss Harris has teamed up with his daughter, Lynn Harris Farmer, business consultant and former Fortune 500 marketing executive, to launch a digital directory to link consumers to black-owned businesses in the Milwaukee area. Milwaukee Black Business made its debut in March as the city’s premiere […]

Spring cleaning in Center Street marketplace BID 39

The Center Street Marketplace Business Improvement District (BID) 39 is a very resilient business district, and community, initiating new activities to revitalize the area. BID 39’s approach is to work hard, and smart, making small incremental changes that will have a true, substantial economic impact over the long-term. A clean and safe business district is […]

Tween girls vie for Future She-E-O title, college scholarship

Five future She-E-Os will pitch their business ideas for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship during the first-ever Future She-E-O Contest on April 21 at Marquette University, sponsored by Milwaukee-based tween lifestyle company, Fashion Angels. In conjunction with the brand’s It’s My Biz line of activity kits for tweens, the Future She-E-O Contest gives […]

Map the meal gap 2015 study indicates hunger hits close to home

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin announces the release of the annual Map the Meal Gap study, which details the rate of food insecurity in eastern Wisconsin. Map the Meal Gap 2015 results reveal that 12.6 percent of the population in eastern Wisconsin is food insecure, including more than 188,000 children. Food insecurity, according to the U.S. […]

Social media position for college students hiring at UW-Extension

Position title: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Social Media Outreach Planning Assistant Office location:  Milwaukee County UW-Extension Office, 9501 W. Watertown Plank Rd.  Wauwatosa, WI  53226 Geographic area served: Milwaukee County Type of appointment: This position is for a college enrolled student for a limited term appointment of 6 months.  Students with marketing and social media development skills are […]

Arts@Large a finalist for $25,000 cash award

helmet of hope

We are excited to announce that Arts @ Large has been nominated by the Jimmie Johnson Foundation for the Blue Bunny “Helmet of Hope” cash award of $25,000! The Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope program, which began in 2008, allows fans and consumers across the country to nominate their favorite non-profit organization that supports K-12 public […]

Information sessions to recruit workers for 600 job openings at forthcoming Meijer stores

The Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) is working with Meijer to recruit individuals to fill 600 job openings for two stores scheduled to open in August of this year in Wauwatosa and Oak Creek. Three information sessions have been scheduled to begin the recruitment process. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a […]

Pharmacy discount cards save Milwaukee residents more than $600,000 on prescriptions in 2014

ScriptRelief has announced that its family of pharmacy discount cards helped Milwaukee residents save more than $600,000 on prescription medications in 2014. This week, the company will mail its popular National Prescription Assistance Network and American Prescription Discounts cards to numerous households throughout Milwaukee. “We issue thousands of pharmacy discount cards each year, and we […]

Diversified Insurance Solutions looks to fund creative approaches to area challenges

Diversified Insurance Solutions, one of Wisconsin’s largest full-service insurance brokerage firms, is awarding $5,000 SPARK grants to area nonprofits that take a creative and innovative approach to a local problem. Now through September 25, tax exempt, nonprofit organizations can submit a grant request at www.DiversifiedSPARK.com. Over the course of several months, $30,000 will be awarded […]