It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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1. Deadline approaching: Small Business Recovery grant: Monday, June 7
Applications for the Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery grant program are still being accepted. Local business owners are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 7. An expected $420 million is to be distributed to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is being funded through the American Rescue Plan Act. To apply, click here. The grant application is available in English, Spanish and Hmong.
2. Capitol Stampings jobs fair: Saturday, June 5
Capitol Stampings, 2700 W. North Ave., is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. Walk-ins are welcome, but to secure an interview time, email email@example.com or call 414-267-2330. The company is looking to hire quality and maintenance technicians and press coil, brake press and punch press operators.
3. Mexican Fiesta’s VivaMKE marketplace: Saturday, June 5
Mexican Fiesta recently created a new initiative called Viva Milwaukee or VivaMKE. The group’s first event under this initiative is the VivaMKE marketplace, which features local vendors and artists. The marketplace will be held at Flores Hall, 2997 S. 20th St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. Mexican Fiesta’s margarita fundraiser will also take place the same day.
4. Niche Book Bar pop-up shop: Saturday, June 5
The Niche Book Bar is returning to the Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave. The locally owned bookstore will be doing a pop-up shop at the Phoenix on the first Saturday of every month from June to September. This month, the pop-up will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. Read: NNS Spotlight: She’s writing a new chapter for Black-owned bookstores in Milwaukee.
5. Native Wellness Garden: June in Bloom: Saturday, June 5
The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center‘s Native Wellness Garden, 3780 S. 6th St., is celebrating its 2021 event opening, June in Bloom, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. Katy Laroque will kick off the event with a workout followed by a smudging ceremony with Daniel Preston. There will also be health screenings, light snacks and refreshment and healthy recipe taste testings.
Bonus: Career Fair 2021: Saturday, June 5
The South 27th Street Business District Job Association is hosting a career fair. Local employers, including the City of Milwaukee, will be present. The career fair will take place at the Salvation Army, 2900 W. Coldspring Rd., from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 5. Attendees should bring extra copies of their resume, a pen and notepad, application preparation information and business cards. Click here for more information.