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Meet the Mayor This Saturday

OK … so I lied about taking a few days off from blogging 🙂 See you Saturday!

Just a quick reminder that I’m hosting my next Meet the Mayor session this Saturday, March 26, at South Milwaukee’s newest tavern – The Tap Room.

Join me from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1301 Milwaukee Ave. and see what Ryan and his team have done with the place. It’s impressive.

Bring your questions, comments or concerns, check out some March Madness, and grab a beer and lunch while you’re there.

Thanks to the folks at The Tap Room for hosting!

And mark your calendars for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, when Revolution Hair Studio, 1017 Milwaukee Ave., is hosting my next Meet the Mayor session.

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Celebrating Small Business At South Milwaukee’s Business Incubator

Thanks to Steve Fenno for hosting me at today’s Meet the Mayor session — and thanks for supporting small business at his self-described business incubator at 916 Milwaukee Ave.

Rocket apparel. Antiques. Disc golf accessories. Signs. Unique woodworking gifts. Firearm safety training. Dry cleaning. There’s even a guy in the basement who makes fishing lures.

In all, there are more than 10 small businesses located in this historic building in the heart of downtown, and it was great to meet so many people working to deliver unique goods and services through a really unique property.

Steve describes the Doyle and Fenno building as a “small business incubator center.”

He writes: “The focus is on a safe, clean, attractive facility with reasonable rates to allow small businesses to flourish in our city. The building owners and tenants consider themselves to be partners, working hard together to help each little business succeed. Thankfully, we are fortunate to have a business-friendly city government, which we also consider a partner in this endeavor.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Here are a few photos from today …

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Saturday: Meet The Mayor (Me) Downtown

My next Meet the Mayor session is this Saturday, November 14, at one of the more unique properties downtown.

It’s the Fenno building, 916 Milwaukee Ave.

This building is home to a variety of small businesses — including a few that I bet you didn’t know about: Memory Lane Antiques and Grandma’s Attic, Acetime Disc Golf, Dynamic Sign and Graphix, Styled Aesthetic, Wolf’s Dry Cleaners and more.

Be sure to stop by between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and, check out the local businesses and discuss what’s on your mind.

My door is open!

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Meet The Mayor This Saturday

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Just a quick reminder that my latest Meet the Mayor event is this Saturday at Drenzek Chiropractic.

Stop by between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and share your thoughts, ideas, questions, comments and concerns.

Thanks to Dr. Kristin and her team for hosting me!

Learn more about Drenzek, located at 2211 10th Ave., here on Facebook.

And note that my next Meet the Mayor is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Fenno building downtown, home of a number of unique small businesses in the heart of our downtown.

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See You At The Beach: I’m Holding My Next Meet The Mayor Event At Ferch’s

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Now that it’s open, I’m calling an audible and moving my next Meet the Mayor event to Ferch’s Beachside.

Join me from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, at South Milwaukee’s newest business, located at Grant Park Beach. Bring your questions, comments and concerns … and your appetite.

Be sure to try a burger, hot dog, custard and a beer.

See you on September 26!

Ferch’s opened last weekend and is planning limited weekend hours this fall, before hitting it hard in 2016 and beyond. They are open from 2 to 7 p.m. this Saturday, September 19, for example.

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Meet The Mayor Events Set For The Fall

After taking a break for the summer, I’m restarting my Meet the Mayor events.

Here are details on the next three …

  • Thursday, September 24, 4-6 p.m. at the South Milwaukee Downtown Market.
  • Saturday, October 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Drenzek Chiropractic, 2211 10th Ave.
  • Saturday, November 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fenno building, 916 Milwaukee Ave. This building is home to a variety of small businesses — including a few that I bet you didn’t know about: Memory Lane Antiques and Grandma’s Attic, Acetime Disc Golf, Dynamic Sign and Graphix, Styled Aesthetic, Wolf’s Dry Cleaners and more.

Be sure to stop by, check out the local businesses and discuss what’s on your mind. My door is open!

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Special Guests Set For April, May Meet The Mayor Events

I’m proud to welcome two special guests to my next two Meet the Mayor events.

  • On Saturday, April 18, Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik will be joining me at I Can’t Resist Kids’ Resale, 915 Milwaukee Ave.
  • Then, on Saturday, May 30, State Rep. Jessie Rodriguez will be joining me at Nona’s CafĂ©, 2206 10th Ave.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for both events.

Bring your questions, comments or concerns, or just stop by, say hi and check out these terrific local businesses.

Thanks to Becky and Ida for hosting these events.

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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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Meet The Mayor Special Guest: Sen. Chris Larson

I’m happy to announce that State Sen. Chris Larson will be joining me for my next Meet the Mayor session on Saturday, February 21, at MKE City Sippers.

Join Sen. Larson and I to discuss key local and state issues — or just stop by and say hi.

Thanks to Sen. Larson for agreeing to do this!

And mark your calendars for these upcoming Meet the Mayor sessions …

  • Saturday, March 21: Ace Hardware
  • Saturday, April 18: I Can’t Resist Kids’ Resale/B’s Boutique

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Reminder: Meet The Mayor Saturday

Stop by Donn Powers Jeweler this Saturday for my next Meet the Mayor session!

I’ll be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your questions, comments or concerns … or just stop by to say hi.

Thanks to Donn for hosting. And here are a few future dates and locations (all times are 11 to 1) …

  • Saturday, Feb. 21: MKE City Sippers
  • Saturday, March 21: Ace Hardware
  • Saturday, April 18: I Can’t Resist Kids’ Resale/B’s Boutique

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Meet The Mayor: January 17 @ Donn Powers Jeweler, February 21 @ MKE City Sippers

20141115_103108After taking December off for the holidays, I’ve scheduled my next two Meet the Mayor sessions.

Join me Saturday, January 17, at Donn Powers Jeweler or Saturday, February 21, at MKE Sippers. Both are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

No topic (within reason) is off limits, so bring your questions, comments or concerns, or just stop by these two terrific local businesses to say hi.

See you there!

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Meet The Mayor: County Executive Chris Abele Joins Me On November 15

My next Meet the Mayor session is Saturday, Nov. 15, and I’m proud to announce a special guest will be joining me: Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and here’s another reason to stop by — Mears Online Auctions is hosting the event.

Haven’t been to Mears? You really need to check it out. Mears is located in the old St. Mary’s Hall at 1234 Manitoba Ave., and you’ll be amazed at what owner Troy Kinunen has done with the place. The coolest part — a “mini Cooperstown” (my term) museum that features sports and other collectibles that will blow your mind.

County Executive Abele and I hope to see you there, even if it’s just to check out Troy’s cool space.

Questions, comments, concerns … all are welcome. And thanks to County Executive Abele for being a part of this.

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Meet The Mayor This Saturday At Sorce Martial Arts

It’s time for another Meet the Mayor session, and I’m excited to be holding this one on Saturday at the newly remodeled and expanded Sorce Martial Arts at 926 Milwaukee Ave.

I’ll be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., so stop by, say hi and check out the facility. No topics are off limits.

And here are dates for the next two Meet the Mayor sessions … mark your calendars.

  • Saturday, November 15: Mears Sports Auctions
  • Saturday, December 13: Emerald City Catering

See you Saturday!

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Meet The Mayor … And School Leaders

In the spirit of cooperation, a couple of special guests are joining me for my next Meet the Mayor event: South Milwaukee School President Pat Bordak and Superintendent Rita Olson.

We’ll all be at the South Milwaukee Downtown Market from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25. Look for us at a picnic table near the stage … and then stick around for a South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center concert starting at 5 and the Guardian Credit Union Movie in the Market showing of “Frozen” starting at dusk.

Mark your calendars and stop by to join in the discussion. Questions, comments, concerns — all are welcome.

Also, stay tuned for more special guests at future Meet the Mayor sessions. My goal: Give residents a chance to speak with not only me, but other local leaders.

In other words, invest in transparency and communication.

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Meet The Mayor This Saturday At Moxie Fitness

I hope to see you at my next Meet the Mayor session this Saturday, August 23, at Moxie Fitness.

I’ll be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with no topic off limits.

Thanks to Tori and everyone at Moxie, 1234 Milwaukee Ave., for welcoming me.

And mark your calendar for my September event. Join me and a couple special guests — South Milwaukee School Superintendent Rita Olson and School Board President Pat Bordak — from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the South Milwaukee Downtown Market.

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