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UEDA Community News - August 2019
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Join us for the official
Bank On Greater Milwaukee Local Launch Event!
Thursday, September 19 | 8:30am - 11:30am | Alverno College

With support from Wells Fargo and the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Milwaukee has joined over 80 communities across the country in the Bank On movement. We invite you to join us for the official launch of our local coalition, Bank On Greater Milwaukee, to learn about how BOGM is working to ensure that all Milwaukee-area households have access to safe and affordable bank accounts that meet their needs, allow them to increase assets, and strengthen their financial stability.

You will hear from national Bank On representatives at the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund, government agencies, area financial institutions, coalition members, and UEDA's Bank On Greater Milwaukee Program Manager, Constance Alberts, on initial coalition successes, focuses for the future, and how you can join the effort to advance banking access in your communities.

Neighborhood organizations, community groups, youth service agencies, workforce development staff, financial institutions and others are encouraged to join us. You will have the opportunity to talk with coalition members on how to best connect your clients and residents to the financial education, credit counseling, savings, employment assistance, youth financial empowerment services and other resources they provide.

This event is part of UEDA's 2019 Emerging Topics in Economic Development Series.


UEDA Member Highlights

Wells Fargo's Diverse Community Capital program has donated $500,000 to WWBIC to help support support the organization's lending and technical assistance programming for minority-owned small businesses.

Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation's September 5th Annual Luncheon is a great opportunity to learn about the business and neighborhood revitalization success happening in the area and participate in a conversation around Milwaukee's place in the global economy.

Check out Acts Housing's 2018 Annual Report to see how they have helped more than 130 families become homeowners!

Join Layton Boulevard West Neighbors for their Silver City InterNational Festival on September 7 to celebrate the cultures of Silver City, one of Milwaukee's most ethnically diverse neighborhoods through food, dance and music from Asia, Latin America, Africa, and more.

Organized by the City of Milwaukee Department of City Development, 2019 BID-NID Week will be held from September 9-14 to recognize the commitment of Business and Neighborhood Improvement Districts to the City of Milwaukee with a series of events, workshops, tours and celebrations.

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin Community Day tour and open house events are open to the public a fun way to learn about the organizations's local impact. A great place to start is with their CEO Power Hour session on September 12.

The Commons is accepting applications from current students interested in creative problem solving and building your network for their Fall 2019 Skills Accelerator.

The Latino Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin is hosting their first Latino Economic Unsummit on September 20 where attendees will explore Wisconsin's Latino entrepreneurial ecosystem alongside Latino entrepreneurs.

Menomonee Valley Partners will be celebrating all the things that make the valley a great place to enjoy during their annual Valley Week event series, taking place from September 21-28. Be sure to join them!

On September 22 the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is teaming up with Milwaukee Film and Milwaukee Public Schools to host a one-time screening and panel discussion on the film Unlikely - a film that takes on higher education.


UEDA Community

HUD Consolidated Plan Funding Priority Meetings
UEDA will be hosting a number of community input and focus group sessions throughout September and October where residents and professionals can weigh in on funding support in the areas of affordable housing, small businesses/commercial corridors, youth services and public infrastructure. Please visit to view the calendar of meetings and invite your networks. While you are there please take the Community Survey (available in English/Spanish/Hmong)!

WEDC Small Business Events
On September 17 WEDC's free Small Business Academy & USDOT Credit Tune-Up will provide participants with piratical advice from experts on topics covering small business lending, business assistance, and ways to plan, start and grow a profitable business. Then be sure to save the dates October 22-24 for Market Place Wisconsin: Governor's Conference on Diverse Business Development to participate in a variety of opportunities.

SE Wisconsin Fair Housing Assessment Underway
In 2019, the City of Milwaukee, City of Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, City of West Allis, and Waukesha County engaged Applied Real Estate Analysis (AREA), Inc. to conduct a housing study for the region. Community feedback is essential to fully understand fair housing access and other issues, including potential challenges faced by residents (or potential residents) in finding housing. A short survey (7-8 minutes) is now open for any resident in the region to take, and all responses are confidential and anonymous. Take the survey in English or in Spanish/Español. 
WHEDA Statewide Conference
Join developers, syndicators, property managers, community leaders, industry experts and economic development professionals for a day of learning sessions and collaboration to strengthen Wisconsin by expanding economic development and affordable multifamily housing. Details & Registration >>

Small Business & Nonprofit

Get Involved in Startup Milwaukee Week 2019
The deadline to submit an event, venue or speaker for Startup Milwaukee Week 2019 has been extended to September 3rd. You can host an event, provide a event space free of charge, or serve as a speaker or panelist.

'Data Dream' Now Applications Open
Data You Can Use is encouraging residents and staff from neighborhood organizations, social service agencies and other local to submit a “data dream” application where the winner receives $5,000 in data services to help with organizational planning, enhancing service provision, or securing funding. Information & Application  >>

Nonprofit Needs Assessment Survey
This survey (open through 9/30) is part of a larger project, Listening to and Supporting Milwaukee Nonprofits, led by Project Pivot and the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at UWM. The survey will determine the best ways to strengthen the nonprofit sector and to further understand the broad range of issues that are important for nonprofit success. The survey is the most important way for nonprofits to have a voice in this project. Before you take the survey, read below what you need to know:

  • Who Should Complete the Survey?
    The organization’s lead paid staff person or volunteer with input from others as needed or desired should complete ONE SURVEY for the organization.
  • How Long Will It Take to Complete the Survey?
    20-30 minutes. Every effort has been made to capture the most critical information without putting an undue burden on your time.
  • What will be done with the survey results?
    Results will be shared broadly and will be used to build new strategies for helping nonprofits. Opportunities to discuss results and share ideas will be offered. The information will be available in October on our website.

MEI Entrepreneurial Leadership Training
Sept 9 - Oct 7 | 1/week | MEI Headquarters

Gain valuable insights in how to both manage and lead your small business with this highly interactive program. Assess your leadership and management styles, learn strategies to leverage them for high efficiency, interact with leaders and other entrepreneurs, and gain applied knowledge you can use immediately.
Call 414-383-4633 for registration information.

AARP Wisconsin Washington Park Clean Up
September 11 | 2:30PM | Washington Park

Join us for rewarding morning of giving back to our community. Duties will include a mix of gardening/landscaping, trash cleanup, and facilities cleaning. Sign-Up here >>

AARP Wisconsin Night with Frank Abagnale
September 12 | 6:00PM |Overture Center for the Arts

Frank W. Abagnale, a renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert, has been an advisor to the FBI for over 40 years and has now joined forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network to help the public learn how to spot and avoid scams. Details & Registration >>

Clarke Square Ciclovia!
September 14 | 3:00PM | Chavez Dr. & Greenfield Ave

This initiative is part of an international network of Open Streets movements that advocate for healthy lifestyles, families, and communities by utilizing city streets for recreational activities. Details & Route Map >>

Starting Your Business: 10 Steps to Success
September 23 | 5:30PM | WI Black Historical Society

Join Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee for a workshop on how to start a business with presentations from Von Briesen & Roper, S.C. View Flyer >>

UEDA & Diverse Dining Community Meal
September 30 | 5:30PM | Cafe el Sol

Diverse Dining exists to cultivate real conversations, build communities, and transform mindsets around race, discrimination, and cultural awareness. Grab a seat at our September table to discuss neighborhoods and what it means to be a good neighbor. Ticket information here

Data Day 2019
October 22 | 8:00AM | Cream City Labs

Data You Can Use and the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute are hosting Milwaukee’s 5th Annual Data Day: No Data Without Stories, No Stories Without Data. The event will feature the award-winning Data Science and News Applications Editor at The Associated Press, Troy Thibodeaux. The day will also include Ignite presentations featuring local dataphyles, a Data Dream competition, “Ask a Data Scientist” session with Code for Milwaukee, and the launch of MKE indicators. Details & Registration >>

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Member Spotlight

The mission of the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is to improve the leadership and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations through education, research and service.

HBI supports nonprofit organizational performance with online information resources, technology assistance and a discussion forum series.

Nonprofit Needs Assessment Survey
The institute, in partnership with Project Pivot, is currently administering a survey aimed at determining the best ways to strengthen the nonprofit sector and to further understand the broad range of issues that are important for nonprofit success.
HBI is asking for organization's lead paid staff person to complete the survey by 9/30/19.

to learn more about Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management.
UEDA Members

New & Returning Members
JPMorgan Chase
Latino Chamber of Commerce
of SE Wisconsin
Melody Berry

Nonprofit & Community Orgs
ACTS Housing
ArtWorks for Milwaukee

Burleigh Street CDC
Cardinal Stritch University
Community First

Data You Can Use
Educators Credit Union
First Stage
Fix Development LLC
Gateway to Milwaukee
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.
Granville Business Imp District #48
Greater Milwaukee Committee
Harbor District, Inc.
Havenwoods EDC
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors
LISC Milwaukee
Martin Luther King Economic Development Corp.
Metro Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
Milwaukee Christian Center
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
Milwaukee Preservation Alliance
My Choice Family Care
National Disability Institute
North Avenue Marketplace (BID #32)
Northwest Side CDC

Outpost Natural Foods
Prism EDC
Safe & Sound, Inc.
Sherman Park Neighborhood Assn.
Teens Grow Greens
The Business Council
TMG Wisconsin
Urban Strategies, Inc.
UWM Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management
Wisconsin Community Services
WI LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

Lenders & Funders
Associated Bank, NA
Bader Philanthropies, Inc.
BMO Harris Bank
Forward Community Investments
Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Johnson Bank
Landmark Credit Union

Town Bank
U.S. Bank

Corporate & Governmental
AT&T Wisconsin
Aurora Health Care

City of Milwaukee DCD
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Milwaukee Job Corps Center
Outpost Natural Foods
P3 Development Group
U.S. Small Business Administration
UWM Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management
UWM Center for Economic Development

Individual Members
Barbara Markoff (Huntington Bank)
Brian Doudna (WEDA)

Carol Maria
Daniel Brophey
David Johnson (Cream City Farms)
Deborah McCollum-Gathing
Frank Martinelli (Center for Public Skills Training)
Gary Korb (SEWRPC)
George Calaway (G. Calaway Realty)
Howard Green (Howard Green & Associates)
Ihsan Atta (OPUS Corporation)
Joan Johnson (Milwaukee Public Library)
Julia O'Connor (Administrative Triage)

Kingsley Siribour
Kurt Paulson

Lashunda Wingard (Me Time Candles & Gifts)
Marcus White
Matt Richardson (SmartWave)
Nathan Guequierre (AECOM)
Rob Meiksins (Forward Steps Consulting)
Rusty Borkin (Diver Consulting)
Shawntell Parr (Midwest Advantage Insurance & Financial)
Steve Chernof
Ursula Twombly
Willie Johnson, Jr. (Milwaukee County Board)
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