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Photo Essay: LGBT Summit

The 2nd Annual LGBT Business Diversity Summit featured keynote speaker Christopher Courtemanche, LGBT Community Outreach Program Manager for the Central Intelligence Agency.

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CIA diversity program discussed at LGBT summit

The ManpowerGroup hosted the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Annual LGBT Business Diversity Summit at its global headquarters in Milwaukee on January 20. The discussions focused on steps to grow an inclusive business community in Milwaukee. During the event, attendees had the chance to participate in business breakout sessions, and hear about the importance of diversity in the workplace. “We were able to bring together more than 150 business owners and corporate professionals from around the state to give them the tools and resources they need to be even more successful,” said Jason Rae, executive director, Wisconsin LGBT...

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Sheila Teruty: a passion for vintage fashion

Deeply involved in the local arts community, Sheila Teruty is known for her eclectic interests in apparel. As a photographer and independent business owner, she is riding the ebbs and flows of Milwaukee’s fashion culture as it strives to find an identity. | Q&A Q: What are some of the most common challenges you face as a self-employed creative artist? A: Common challenges I struggle with are the uncertainty of when and where your income is coming from. I usually like to have a side gig to supplement my creative incomes and that can be annoying because the time...

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Celebration and renewed call for action now on MLK’s Birthday

The 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, coordinated by the MLK Steering Committee, was held on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The program was hosted in Uihlein Hall and highlighted Milwaukee youth who interpreted Dr. King’s works through arts, speech, and writing. The only cities that have celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984 are Atlanta, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The theme of this year’s program was “We Must Act Now.” “The reason I’m filled with hope is because I can go to any neighborhood in this city and...

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