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UEDA Community News - April 2017
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UEDA Member Milestones

Congratulations to Saul Newton, WI Veterans Chamber of Commerce and  Ralph Holman on being named among the 2017 Wisconsin Small Business Award winners!

In recent months, WWBIC has received recognition and top honors from a number of local and national small business champions, including the Small Business Administration's Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award, the SBA's Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year Award, and the BizTimes Woman Executive of the Year Award will be awarded to WWBIC president, Wendy Bauman. Congratulations!

Associated Bank revealed plans for their new full-service, downtown branch that is anticipated to open in fall  of 2017.

Established to showcase Milwaukee-area entrepreneurs, That Salsa Lady has launched a new way to purchase direct from local businesses through their Community Supported Artisan packages. Order now for the summer!

Forward Community Investments announced Dr. Karen Menendez Coller (Centro Hispano of Dane County) as the first winner of their Nan Cheney March for Justice Award. Learn more about FCI and the award at their upcoming Milwaukee open house.

UEDA Community

Four-Part Series - What Happened to Us?
In a new, four-part series titled, “What Happened to Us?” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter, James Causey, reconnects with his third grade class to explore how the experiences of his peers is representative of the region as a whole. The series was developed through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Fellowship in Public Service Journalism and focuses on impacts of homeownership, incarceration, and job access. Read here >> 

And check out On Point Radio's recent show "Seeing the Real Milwaukee" as part of their OnPoint Listens series. The show featured music by local musicians De La Buena (a Carnival Milwaukee favorite!) and a panel that included James Causey and UEDA Member Martha Barry of the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.

Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference 2018
Milwaukee has been selected as the host city for this national conference in 2018! RVP will explore the latest strategies to address vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties by delivering learning opportunities through 60+ sessions and highlighting success stories and best practices from around the country. Learn more here >>

AACCW Names New Director
Ossie Kendrix has been named president and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, bringing more than 15 years of experience working in the government, public and nonprofit sectors.

Website Highlights New Neighborhood Jobs Program
Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, the City of Milwaukee Department of Public works launched an informational website in support of their new Neighborhood Jobs Opportunity Program.

Federal Reserve Seeks Community Council Members
The Federal Reserve Board is accepting applications for their Community Advisory Council through June 5, 2017. CAC members provide a range of perspectives on the needs of consumers and communities, with a particular focus on LMI populations. Details & Application Deadline >>

Nonprofit & Small Business 

Connect People to Your Cause Through Social Media
The Foundation Center shares six tactics to reach people through social media and inspire them to care about your mission.

Small Business Week: April 30 - May 6
View the Milwaukee Small Business Week calendar of events for local opportunities to learn from, network with and celebrate small businesses. In addition, SBA, SCORE, and national co-sponsors like Google, Salesforce, and Visa are offering webinars on a variety of topics throughout the week. Check out for more resources!

Upcoming Events

SBA Wisconsin Small Business Awards Breakfast
May 5 | 7am-9am | Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Celebrate winners of the 2017 Wisconsin Small Business Awards. Details & Registration >>

Wisconsin LGBT Business Diversity Summit
May 10 | 8am-Noon | Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Network with business professionals from around the state, hear remarks from a national speaker about the importance of the LGBT business community, and attend breakout sessions designed to help your business grow and thrive. Details & Registration >>

FaBcap Starter Seminar
May 11 | 3pm-7pm | 756. N. Milwaukee Street

The goal of this seminar is to provide entrepreneurs with best practices on starting a food business and to engage the support of the industry. Details & Registration >>

2017 UNDY 500!
May 25 | 7am-2pm | Guest House of Milwaukee
Organize a team to collect NEW PACKAGES of MEN'S UNDERWEAR and UNDERSHIRTS in sizes small through 4XL to benefit the guests staying in shelter at the Guest House. Details here >>

Wisconsin Veterans Business Conference
May 25 | 10am-2pm | Concordia University Wisconsin
Join the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce to connect with veteran-owned and veteran-friendly businesses and recognize leaders in Wisconsin’s veteran business community. Details & Registration >>

Near West Side Partners Awards Luncheon
May 25 | 11:30am-1:30pm | Marquette University

A featured panel discussion will cover "Food for Revitalization: Growing Communities with Food and Beverage" to be moderated by Vivian King, VP Community Relations Aurora Health Care. Details & Registration >>

LBWN Mining for Silver Dinner and Auction
June 8 | 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tripoli Shrine Center

Join Layton Boulevard West Neighbors at their annual event to support economic development and job creation initiatives in Milwaukee. Details & Tickets >>

UEDA Members

New & Returning
First Stage
Valarie Hill (Milwaukee Municipal Court Judge)

Nonprofit & Community Orgs
ACTS Housing
ArtWorks for Milwaukee
Body & Soul Healing Arts Center
Burleigh Street CDC
Center for Veteran's Issues, Inc.
Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative
Community First
Dominican Center
Gateway Business Association
Granville BID
Guest House of Milwaukee
Harbor District
Hmong WI Chamber of Commerce
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors
LISC Milwaukee 
Metro Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
Milwaukee Christian Center
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
Milwaukee Urban League
Near West Side Partners
Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
Northcott Neighborhood House
Northwest Side CDC
P3 Development Group
Riverworks Development Corp.
Safe & Sound
WasteCap Resource Solutions
The Water Council
WI Partnership for Housing Development
WI Veterans Chamber of Commerce
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

Lenders & Funders
Associated Bank
Bader Philanthropies
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Forward Community Investments
Greater Milwaukee Committee
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Johnson Bank
PNC Bank
Town Bank
U.S. Bank

Corporate & Governmental
AT&T Wisconsin
City of Milwaukee DCD
Community Development Management Partnerships
Community Insurance Information Center
Milwaukee County Economic Development
Milwaukee Public Schools
Business & Community Partnerships
Mueller Communications, Inc.
Outpost Natural Foods
Southeastern Wisconsin
Small Business Administration (SBA)

Individual Members
Andy Holman (Ritz Holman CPA’s)
Angela Moragne (That Salsa Lady)
Ariam Kesete (ACRE Program)
Barbara Markoff (Huntington Bank)
Bill Perkins (Community Building Consulting)
Carol Maria (FDIC)
Evan Goyke (WI State Assembly)
Gary Goyke (Goyke & Associates)
George Calaway (G. Calaway Realty)
Greg Lawless (UW Extension)
Jerusha Daniels (WPHD)
Julia O'Connor (Administrative Triage)
Ken Hayes (AT&T)
Krystina Kohler (United Way)
Leonar Rosas (UMOS)
Lynnea Katz-Petted (Revitalize Milwaukee)
Nina Johnson (Guaranty Bank)
Peter Richardson (Northwestern Mutual)
Sarah Greenberg (Greenberg Strategies)
Shawntell Parr (Midwest Insurance & Financial)
Thomas Frenn (Attorney)
Willie Johnson, Jr. (Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors)

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