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UEDA Community News - January 2017
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Join us for Carnival Milwaukee!

UEDA's 9th Annual Carnival Milwaukee event is coming up on
Saturday, February 25. You're invited to join us for an evening dedicated to celebrating Milwaukee's culture and diversity through live music by De La Buena, flavorful exotic dishes from a variety of local, ethnic restaurants, an interactive dance floor with lessons from Salsabrosa Dance Company, a topnotch raffle, fun photo-booth, and other unique festivities!

Visit for a list of participating restaurants and
raffle donors, and to view our new Carnival Milwaukee Event Video
featuring many of you - our members and community partner!

We're excited to offer UEDA Members a $5 discount on tickets!
Promo Code was sent in a separate email. Contact UEDA with questions.

UEDA Member Milestones

Bader Philanthropies has hired local, minority-owned, JCP Construction LLC to serve as general contractor on their new $9.5 million headquarters build.

Congratulations to Dr. Eve Hall for being named the new CEO of Milwaukee Urban League!

Kimberly Goode, Northwestern Mutual and Janel Hines, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation were recognized as one of the 44 most influential African-Americans in Wisconsin by Madison365. Congrats!

Terry Murphy talks with MNNS about ArtWorks for Milwaukee's youth art internship program.

The Harbor District has announced the winning designer in their waterfront plaza design competition.

Director of Near West Side Partners, Keith Stanley, shares his vision for reviving Milwaukee's west side.

Congratulations to Brianna Sas-Pérez on being named Executive Director of Layton Boulevard West Neighbors.

Lori Richards of Mueller Communications, Elmer Moore of Scale-Up Milwaukee (Greater Milwaukee Committee) were named among the 40 Under 40 Awardees. Congratulations!

UEDA Community

VISION 2050 Summary Available
Published by Southeast WI Regional Planning Commission, the summary provides an overview of the Region's new long-range land use and transportation plan. View here >>

MKE 'United Transformative Directions' Survey
MKE United has drafted 5 Transformative Directions based on what they have heard so far as part of the community engagement activities. Take the survey to provide your feedback HERE >>

ZIP MKE Public Gallery
Now through February 19, ZIP MKE aims to break down the geographical and linguistic barriers that divide the Milwaukee through an online gallery, exhibition event, and traveling display of photographs. Learn more >>

Thelma Sias Retires from WE Energies
Sias served in a variety of leadership roles within We Energies and was recognized by the Common Counsel for her years of servies to the company. Read more >>

Bucks to proceed with 'entertainment block'
Once developed, the plaza provides an 'opportunity to have community togetherness' - bridging the long-standing racial divide of North Old World 3rd St (downtown) and N. Dr. MLK Jr. Drive (North side). Read more >>

2016 Milwaukee-Area Development Review
Amid the growth, some stakeholders pushed to spread more of the wealth to Milwaukee’s low-income neighborhoods around the downtown. Read more >>

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin has office space & incubator offices available to rent! Various options and sizes are available. Email John Yingling or call (414) 267-3128 for details or to view the space.

Nonprofit & Small Business 

Milwaukee Public Schools Business Symposium
The first of its kind, MPS invites contractors and vendors interested in doing business with the district are encouraged to attend for a series of workshops
focused on diversification and economic and workforce development. 
View event flyer here and download registration form here.

WWBIC Celebrates 30 Years of Service
To celebrate 30 Years of Impact in 2017, WWBIC is surprising small business owners with $1,000 investments on the 30th of each month. Follow them on facebook for monthly reviel videos!

Top 10 SBA Blogs of 2016
Take a look at the Small Business Administration's list of most read resources of 2016. View list >>

Upcoming Events

Don't miss your chance to see "Welcome to Bronzeville" put on by First Stage! Filled with jazz and doo-wop music, this story highlights one of Milwaukee's most iconic and historically relevant neighborhoods through the lens of its residents. Shows run Fri-Sun until February 5, so act fast! Tickets & Showtimes >>

Governor’s Conference on Economic Development
February 8-10, 2017 | Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Hosted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) hosts this conference, this conference focuses on lessons learned, providing proven models and strategies that can be used by planners and economic and community development professionals to advance their local communities. Registration open through February 6. Conference Agenda here / Register here

HWCC & Stoughton Trailers Job Fair
February 7 | 1pm-6pm | HWCC Office
Stop by the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce office to meet with Stoughton Trailers hiring professionals as they recruit for 250+ positions.

Strong Women Strong Coffee ft. Julia Taylor
February 22 | 7:30am-10:30am | Schlitz Park

Presented by WWBIC, this networking event brings together business professionals and entrepreneurs to build and grow meaningful connections. Register here >>
UEDA Members

New & Returning
Willie Johnson, Jr. (Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors)
Community Development Management Parterships
Sarah Greenberg (Greenberg Strategies)
ArtWorks for Milwaukee
Andy Holman (RitzHolman CPA's)

Nonprofit & Community Orgs
ACTS Housing
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 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)
Thomas Frenn (Attorney)
Become a UEDA Member TODAY!

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