Category Archives: Local Business

Reminder: Meet The Mayor, With Special Guest Chris Larson, This Saturday

I hope you can join me for my next Meet the Mayor session this Saturday at MKE City Sippers, 911 Milwaukee Ave. downtown.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Special guest State Sen. Chris Larson will be joining me, so feel free to talk local or state issues (including the state budget). Or just stop in to say hi.

See you there, and bring a friend or two!

And here are my next two sessions …

  • Saturday, March 21: Ace Hardware
  • Saturday, April 18: I Can’t Resist Kids’ Resale/B’s Boutique, with special guest Milwaukee County Supervisor Pat Jursik

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Local Paczkis!

Fat Tuesday is tomorrow … why not celebrate with some local paczkis?

Wild Flour Bakery is baking these Polish treats at its South Milwaukee location, 1205 Milwaukee Ave. Paczkis are priced at 79 cents each, $4.50 half dozen, and $8.99 per dozen.

And they are available in raspberry, bavarian cream, lemon, and prune.

Stop by and buy one or a dozen!

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Partnering To Grow Local Business

The South Shore Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation to bring small local business owners up to speed on social media.

Check out the flyer for more on the three-part educational series.

All sessions will be held at the Cudahy Family Library and will be held from 5 to 6 p.m.

  • Session 1: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 – Introduction to social media for small business
  • Session 2: Thursday, June 25, 2015 – Facebook 101 for small business
  • Session 3: Thursday, September 24, 2015 – Twitter 101 for small business

I continue to be impressed with the Chamber and WWBIC for their commitment to investing in the success of local business. These classes are an example of that.

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Broken Window? What Broken Window?! Nona’s Cafe Open For Business

10991329_10206269178867453_1879234213060466650_n1502557_10206269179547470_6138301599457060340_nYou may have heard about the break-in overnight Sunday at Nona’s Café downtown.

Well, it’s not slowing Tom and Ida down. They’re open for business … as I learned first-hand Tuesday in trying their terrific meatloaf for lunch.

Stop in and show your support for this local business!

Might I suggest the elephant ears …

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Clearing A Path Downtown

With five-foot snowbanks separating parked cars from our local merchants, I know it’s hard to navigate downtown South Milwaukee these days. The city is going to help.

You may have noticed “no parking” signs go up in the 900 and 1000 blocks of Milwaukee Avenue on Friday. That is because city crews are planning to clean up the parking lanes up to the curb and remove some of the snow between the sidewalk and curb on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Then, time and manpower permitting, we will continue into the 800, 1100 and 1200 blocks of Milwaukee and finally to the two blocks of 10th Avenue south of Milwaukee.

We are doing this to make access to downtown businesses safer and easier. We ask for your patience during this process.

For now, keep this in mind …

  • Between 7 a.m. 3 p.m. on Monday, there is no parking on the north side of Milwaukee Avenue between Ninth and 11th Avenues.
  • Between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, there is no parking on the south side of those blocks.

Please patronize our local businesses all year long!

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Coming Soon To Downtown: JB’s Tee Shirt Factory

T-shirtsI’m really excited about the latest business to call downtown South Milwaukee home — another good example of a destination retail store that I’m hoping we become famous for.

It’s JB’s Tee Shirt Factory, which provides screen-printed, embroidered and other apparel for sports teams — including colleges like UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, and Cardinal Stritch — and other groups. It also has some cool designer t-shirts they will be selling at the South Milwaukee location, 1233 Milwaukee Ave., their first retail store.

They also have an operation in Muskego.

I met Jason and Aaron on Thursday night, and they are making some significant upgrades to the store. They hope to open next week.

Please join me in welcoming them to South Milwaukee … and shop local!

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New Citgo Station Opening By End Of February

CitgoI’m excited to see another new business coming to South Milwaukee, an investment in our downtown area to rehabilitate a dilapidated building …

The latest example: the new Citgo station opening at 10th and Manitoba. I spoke to the owners — who also operate several gas stations in Appleton — and they expect to be open by the end of February.

The new signage went up last week, and it’s already a big improvement. Welcome to South Milwaukee!

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