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Edison Awards pick Milwaukee startup OnKöl as finalist

The Edison Awards have honored some of the most brilliant innovations in the world since 1987. The recognition symbolizes the persistence and excellence exemplified by inventor and businessman Thomas Edison. Milwaukee’s own OnKöl has been named a finalist for this year’s award. “It’s exciting to see companies like OnKöl continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director. “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.” Award winners will be announced April 21, 2016 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Ballroom...

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Chris Olszyk: Life in Japan since 1989

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Asia was the last place Chris Olszyk ever expected to live. Yet he has been working in Japan for nearly three decades, while keeping a home and connections in his birth city. He has had a unique perspective to watch a foreign culture evolve, and experience an economy go from boom to bust. Olszyk sees Anime as a great cultural exchange between two cultures, and how technology has supported continued fascination with Japan. | Q&A Q: What year did you first move to Japan, and why did you go? A: 1989. I was teaching...

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Video: Japanese Experiences

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Asia was the last place Chris Olszyk ever expected to live. Yet he has been working in Japan for nearly three decades, while keeping a home and connections in his birth city.

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Plenty of sizzle at Baconfest on Valentine’s Day

Patrick Cudahy knows just how much Milwaukee residents love bacon. The bacon producer joined with 102.9 The HOG to present the fifth-annual Baconfest Milwaukee. Held on February 14, the Valentine’s Day celebration the perfect combination of love and bacon. Held inside Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, all things bacon were offered for sampling to the public. Thousands of visitors devoured these unique bacon creations. This year delivered on its promise to be bigger, bolder, and tastier than ever before. Festival attendees delighted in bacon-inspired creations from Milwaukee’s best chefs and a seemingly endless supply of bacon. Radio 102.9 The HOG’s...

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