A LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF AN ETHNIC BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN PERIL Wisconsin has tried to position itself as an incubation hub for start-up businesses in recent years. Young professionals network through social media and in their active involvement with business and ethnic organizations. While groups like Newaukee and Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee support and nurture entrepreneurship, the Hmong people find themselves isolated from opportunities, even with their own ethnic community. Mai Payia Vang, owner of a Cricket Wireless store, shared her experience and perspective of why the future business prospects for ethnic Hmong in a city like...Read More
Author: Lee Matz
An artistic retrospective of Carole Zalenski, who passed away at age 68 on July 7, was featured at the COMB gallery on November 8. “I’ve curated a gallery showing of art created from school to the later days of her life,” said her son, Bill Zalenski. His mother Carole had suffered from the affects of dementia for the past few years. The event was his way to honor the depth of her creativity before the illness took her health. On display were dozens of paintings, illustrations, and sculptures that Carole had produced. The gallery showing also helped raise awareness...Read More
A look at the city’s decay and momentum for renewal Inspired by the HOME GR/OWN story for development and urban transformation, the Milwaukee Independent photo documented a walk across the city, as a geographical reference with images for future news reports about community projects, from Lake Drive to 60th Street along the North Avenue corridor. The trek passed through the East Side, Riverwest, Brewers Hill, Halyard Park, Lindsay Heights, Park West, Metcalfe Park, Sherman Park, and Uptown neighborhoods of Milwaukee. The North Avenue Corridor. 84 blocks. 5.5 miles. 4 hours on foot. Extended CoveragePhoto ©Vintage © Map: A Walk...Read More
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The Hop, presented by Potawatomi
The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, is planning a weekend-long slate of events to celebrate the launch of passenger service on Friday, November 2. While riding The Hop for the first time will be the centerpiece of “Grand Hop-ening” weekend, there will be activities all along the route to engage the community and introduce riders to the many great destinations you can connect to via The Hop. The “Grand Hop-ening” celebration will be centered around Cathedral Square Park in the heart of downtown and adjacent to The Hop’s eastbound and westbound platforms on Kilbourn Ave. The historic event will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2 with remarks from officials and the ceremonial launch of passenger service. The Hop’s official information tent will be open in the park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the weekend.
(Friday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
Cathedral Square Park
520 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
88Nine Radio Milwaukee has joined
88Nine Radio Milwaukee has joined forces with the Capitol360 Innovation Center for this special event. The Hackathon will take place the last weekend of Startup Week Milwaukee, and will be held at the brand new Cream City Labs inside Northwestern Mutual in downtown Milwaukee. We invite developers, designers, and musicians to generate ideas for music discovery, music distribution, connecting fans with their favorite artists, how radio stations like 88Nine can help fans learn more about the music they love and discover new music.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 7:00 pm CST
Northwestern Mutual Cream City Labs
33 North Van Buren Street 2nd Floor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Armistice Day, which began as
Armistice Day, which began as a day to promote world peace, has become Veterans Day, and too often celebrates militarism and war. Veterans For Peace and other peace and justice groups want to reclaim the day for peace. This is the 10th year we have held an event in the City Hall rotunda. All are welcome.
(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Milwaukee City Hall
200 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202