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UEDA Community News - February 2017
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9th Annual Carnival Milwaukee: A Fun, Flavorful Success!

Thank you to our friends, colleagues, Members and community partners that were able to join us on February 25th for our annual 'party with a purpose' -- Carnival Milwaukee!
With more than 270 guests, a growing list of food tasting participants, and more interactive entertainment, we are happy to share that this celebration continues to evolve and welcome more Milwaukee residents in celebrating our city's small businesses and cultural diversity.

In the meantime, visit for a list of the
restaurants, caterers, and cultural partners that helped make the night so special.

Save the Date for our 10th Annual Carnival Milwaukee Event!
Saturday, February 24, 2018!

UEDA Member Milestones

Congratulations to Ralph Hollman, former Milwaukee Urban League Executive Director, for being recognized with a Central City Business Award!

Near West Side Partners and UWM launched Mobile Design Box, a new pop-up gallery in an empty Concordia neighborhood storefront.

The many program accomplishments of the Milwaukee Christian Center, and visionary projects of Riverworks Development Corp's director, Darryl Johnson, were recently highlighted as a MNNS's profile series on MANDI finalists.

P3 Development Group's new 'Collabs & Convos' series features engagement events and activities encouraging cross-sector collaborations.

Capital Access Advantage, a new WHEDA product, is a deferred down payment assistance loan designed for home buyers in Wisconsin markets that have high housing needs.

UEDA Community

Riverworks VITA Tax-Prep Site
IRS-certified volunteers will provide free, tax counseling and income tax return preparation services for residents who make $54,000 or less annually. View Flyer >>

Three New MPL Branches on the Way
Renderings and updates on the new Forest Home, Good Hope Road, and Martin Luther King Jr. mixed-use branches available here >>

Half-Million Dollars for Low-Income Housing
The Common Council allocated funds to the city's Housing Trust Fund to be used toward six projects that will result in new or rehabbed hosing for low-income residents >>

Issue & Opportunity for Milwaukee Black Professionals
An increased presence of
black professionals in advanced, decision-making positions is vital >>

Nonprofit & Small Business 

Corporate Philanthropy Seeks Mutual Benefit
Companies are looking for opportunities to engage with nonprofits beyond just a financial relationship >>

Women's Entrepreneurship Week
From March 13th-17th, Ward4 is offering FREE co-working from 9am-5pm, networking events, free headshot sessions, and skill workshops to all women entrepreneurs >>

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 >>

Upcoming Events

Wisconsin Business Opportunity Fair
March 8-9 | Wisconsin Center

The North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC) Wisconsin Business Opportunity Fair (WBOF) will invigorate the unlimited partnership potential among certified MBEs, Corporate Members, and government agencies throughout Wisconsin. Details & Registration >>

HWCC March Workshops

Financial planning and business plan assistance workshops are on the calendar for the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce in March. Workshop Details >>

Global Kitchen at Milwaukee Public Museum
March 3 - July 9, 2017

Visitors will examine the intersection of food, nature, culture, health, and history -- and consider some of the most challenging food issues of our time. Plan Your Visit >>

Local Farmer Open House
March 11 | 11am-3pm | Urban Ecology Center

Once-a-year opportunity to talk with local farmers, hear about their growing practices, and learn their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription options. Event Details >>

FREE Take Root Milwaukee Homeownership Fair
March 18 | 8am - Noon | Italian Community Center
Residents can connect with lenders, realtors, homeownership specialists, and neighborhood organizations who can assist with purchasing a new home, and fixing or keeping a current home. Event Details >>

UEDA Members

New & Returning
Ken Hayes (AT&T)
Shawntell Parr (Midwest Insurance & Financial)
Krystina Kohler (United Way)

Nonprofit & Community Orgs
ACTS Housing
Ken Hayes (AT&T)
ArtWorks for Milwaukee
Body & Soul Healing Arts Center
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 Holam, CPA’s)
Angela Moragne (That Salsa Lady)
Ariam Kesete (ACRE Program)
Bill Perkins (Community Building Consulting)
Carol Maria (FDIC)
Evan Goyke (WI State Assembly)
Gary Goyke (Goyke & Associates)
George Calaway (G. Calaway Realty)
Jerusha Daniels
Julia O'Connor (Administrative Triage)
Leonar Rosas (UMOS)
Lynnea Katz-Petted (Revitalize Milwaukee)
Nina Johnson (Guaranty Bank)
Peter Richardson (Northwestern Mutual)
Sarah Greenberg (Greenberg Strategies)
Thomas Frenn (Attorney)
Willie Johnson, Jr. (Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors)
Become a UEDA Member TODAY!

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