UEDA Community News - December 2016
This newsletter is sent to current members each month and features links to articles, upcoming events and activities of interest.  We hope you find this membership service informative and useful!

If you have articles, announcements or a suggestion for a future newsletter, contact jessica@uedawi.org.

Happy Holidays from UEDA!

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UEDA's staff and Board of Directors thanks you for your membership and support in 2016.
Warm wishes for a happy holiday and a prosperous new-year!

Welcome to these New & Returning Members!
Ihsan Atta (OPUS Corporation) and Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS (GMAR).

View the 2016 UEDA Membership List >>


Carnival Milwaukee Partner Feature
Each month we feature restaurants, caterers or vendors who participated in this year’s Carnival Milwaukee Food Tasting. They are locally owned and operated businesses that contribute to the local economy and vitality of our community. We encourage you to patronize and support them!

Zarletti Restaurant
Phone: 414-225-0000 * www.zarletti.net

Zarletti serves traditional Italian fare inspired by the country cooking of northern regions such as Piemonte, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, and Les Marches. Rustic pasta dishes are abundant and classic northern Italian entrees feature fresh seafood, veal and lamb. Their signature Osso Bucco is not to be missed! Zarletti has a lunch menu that includes pressed Panini, hearty salads and pastas. They also feature an extensive wine list, emphasizing small Italian grower-producers, and offer handmade Italian desserts. Enjoy a little piece of Italy right here on Milwaukee Street. Mangia!

UEDA Member Milestones

WWBIC's 2016 Luncheon: Food for Thought, welcomed James Beard Award-winning chef Sanford D'Amato as keynote speaker, highlighted a graduate of their Make your Money Talk program, and held a marketplace shopping opportunity before and after the program where attendees could buy from and talk with WWBIC's small business clients.

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin's recent Employer Summit revealed that area employers have a “vague level of awareness” when it comes to understanding the challenges facing Milwaukee's unemployed residents.

Following the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee's conversation titled 'The Nonprofit Sector under a Trump Presidency,' Rob Meiksins (CEO) shares the discussions had, questions posed, and vision for the future that came out of the session.

Congratulations to Layton Boulevard West NeighborsMilwaukee Christian Center and Riverworks Development Corp. on being named among the 2017 MANDI Award Finalists!

UEDA Board Member, Barbar Markoff (Kiva Zip), WWBIC and Town Bank all participated in the second installment of St. Ann Centers' "Building from Within" business incubator series.

Nearly 200 people enjoyed local food, connecting with neighbors, and live entertainment at Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) 2016 Annual Gathering.

Menomonee Valley Partners and WWBIC are just two of the organizations named as NEWaukee's 2017 Non-Profit Partners. Congratulations!

This week LISC Milwaukee announced that the Dominican Center, Habitat for Humanity and Milwaukee Police Department accepted the national MetLife Foundation Community- Police Partnership Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement and Excellence in Neighborhood Revitalization and Economic Vitality respectively. Additionally, MPD announced another 3-year Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) grant through the Department of Justice for crime reduction strategies in the Amani Neighborhood. Congratulations!



Holiday & Winter Safety Tips
Read and share this list of tips for a safe holiday and winter season put together by UEDA Member Safe & Sound. Read here >>

ACRE Program Announces New Class​
LISC Milwaukee's ACRE Program, designed to expand the representation of minorities in commercial real estate, and property and construction management in Milwaukee, welcomed twenty new students to the 26-week course in November. Read more >>

New Funding for Rehab of Sherman Park Properties
The Common Council approved legislation that will allow the City of Milwaukee to use up to $2 million in grant funding from the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions for the demolition and rehabilitation of blighted properties in the Sherman Park neighborhood. Read more >>

Milwaukee Seeks Recognition as 'Smart City'
Milwaukee is among ten other cities participating in the national project 'Envision: America', with local efforts focusing on emerging market opportunities in the areas of energy efficiency and energy storage, as well as microgrids and distributed energy systems. Read more >>

United Way Exceeds 2016 Fundraising Goals
The United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County raised a record-breaking $60.13 million through its 2016 community campaign with money raised going to support programs at more than 110 health and human services agencies in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties. Read more >>



Video Highlights Work of Community First Leader
Rafael Garcia, Executive Director of UEDA Member Community First, discusses his work with Take Root Milwaukee, the unique role Community First plays keeping Milwaukee residents in their home, and what challenges face Milwaukee's nonprofit sector. View here >>

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Professionals
A few ideas to incorporate into your 2017 funding plan that can help enhance your efforts. View List >>



2016 MARKETPLACE Governors Awards Finalists Announced
Eighteen Wisconsin companies have been named finalists for the 2016 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards, which honors outstanding Wisconsin businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans. View finalists >>

Best Start-Up Resources in Wisconsin

This listing includes general how-to’s, state-wide small business resources, professional services, startup communities, co-working spaces, and more. View list here >>


Saturday, February 25 at the Zoofari Conference Center

Join UEDA for our 9th Annual Carnival Milwaukee Event…
and be one of 300 people celebrating Milwaukee’s culture and diversity through ethnic cuisine, world entertainment, and Carnival festivities! Tickets will go on sale in mid-January, so look for an announcement in the new-year. In the meantime, view photos from last year here, take a look at past food tasting participants here, and view our NEW Carnival Milwaukee video below for an idea of what this unique event is all about.

Wisconsin Local Food Summit 
January 12-13 | Radisson Hotel | La Crosse, WI

Come to learn about the components of Local Food System Development with two days of breakout sessions and workshops, La Crosse-based farm and facility tours, facilitated networking opportunities, local food, and more. Details & Registration >>

Startup Milwaukee Showcase
January 26 | 530pm-8pm | Third Space Brewing

Startup Milwaukee is on a mission to build and network Southeast Wisconsin's startup community. Every other month these FREE Showcase events are held where you can connect with local startups and fellow entrepreneurs, identify opportunities to invest in local startups, and learn how you can support local startups by purchasing their innovative products. Details & Registration >>


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