VP OF LOCAL AFFAIRS @ WE ENERGIES
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 @ 12PM-1PM
231 W. Michigan St.|NO WALK INS, MUST PRE-REGISTER
Thelma Sias lights up any room she walks into – figuratively and literally. As VP of Local Affairs she serves thousands of WE Energies customers, helping to generate $230M in revenue for the company. The job is big, but it’s her joy. Helping people energizes her.
No one disputes that she’s one of Milwaukee’s most prominent and outspoken leaders, using her light to support the Boys & Girls Club, Zoological Society of MKE, Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, Milwaukee Public Library Foundation, United Way of Greater MKE/Waukesha County and so many more.
Thelma is a Milwaukee icon with a professional story and commitment to leadership that will inspire anyone who meets her. Don’t miss this.
JOIN US AND YOU CAN EXPECT TO
Learn Thelma’s professional journey and lessons learned
Hear her views on leadership, community, and the future of the city
Get a deeper grasp of We Energies and the role the company plays in the success of the Milwaukee
To participate in a lively Q & A
$10 Members/ $25 Non-Members
Lunch is included, No Walk-in Registrations Allowed
PURELY SOCIAL @ PLUM LOUNGE
Wednesday, July 29 | 6PM-9PM | 780 N Jefferson St.
Come enjoy a summer evening at the newest, most talked venue of the city! What better way to enjoy Milwaukee than a social right by Cathedral Square. We will be the first group to enjoy the patio, and grab refreshing drinks!
Join FUEL for a purely social networking event at Plum Lounge. The atmosphere will be ideal as we get down to the business of making new friends and professional connections.
Free and open to the public
LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON W/ DR. MICHEAL LOVELL, MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY
Wednesday, August 5 | 12PM to 1PM | Marquette U
Dr. Lovell is the 24th president of Marquette University as of 2014. A distinguished scholar, researcher, educator and leader, President Lovell holds three academic degrees in mechanical engineering, including a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.
During his time in Milwaukee, President Lovell has been known for establishing powerful partnerships among academic industrial and nonprofit sector. He sure has a unique perspective on how to bring our community together. Join us for a luncheon you won’t want to miss. Sure to sell out. Register today.
$14 Members/$25 Non-Members
SUMMER NIGHTS BOAT CRUISE
Wednesday, August 19 | 6PM to 8PM | 101 W Michigan
Nothing is more beautiful than sunlit splendor of Milwaukee’s lakefront giving way to the night. On FUEL Milwaukee’s “Summer Nights” Boat Cruise, the warm hues of the season set the stage for an evening of networking, relaxing, and enjoying the breeze.
Take in the boat-side views of Milwaukee’s downtown skyline including the famed architecture of the Art Museum, the grandeur of Discovery World, and the sky rise heights of so many of Milwaukee’s Fortune 500 company headquarters.
It’s the best view of the city-and exactly where you need to be!
$15 Members/$30 Non-Members
The Workforce Development Center staff and Employer Relations Unit are pleased to invite you to our annual WASHINGTON/OZAUKEE JOB FAIR!
The fair will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 12:00 to 3:00
p.m. at the Washington County Fair Park. This annual event is where more than 80 employers and nearly 400 job seekers make meaningful employment connections each year.
The registration fee of $490 will confirm your reserved site which
includes: entry for two organization representatives; a skirted banquet
table and two chairs; a back drape with company sign; access to space
for conducting interviews; Wi-Fi; copier; lunch; and limited reserved
For your convenience, registration and payment can be completed online or by completing the enclosed registration form to confirm your
company’s participation. Please indicate the top three employment areas you are recruiting for at this time which will be advertised in the
_Greater Milwaukee Jobs_ publication; an official job fair sponsor.
Registration and booth location will be assigned on a first-received
EVENT REGISTRATION FEES MUST BE RECEIVED BY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, INC. PRIOR TO AUGUST 5.
To register online, click HERE
For more information contact Lisa Roohr at (262) 695-7894 or
[email protected] We apologize in advance if you have previously received this notification.
A team of Milwaukee public officials will face off against business
leaders from around the city in a basketball game and charity event to
benefit AUTISM SPEAKS on SATURDAY, JUNE 13 FROM 4:00 TO 8:00 P.M. AT
ALDERMAN JOSÉ G. PÉREZ will lead a team of city officials that will
include COMMON COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL J. MURPHY, ALDERMAN WILLIE C.
WADE, ALDERMAN NIK KOVAC, ALDERMAN RUSSELL W. STAMPER, II and other city
employees. They will go head-to-head with a team of business leaders
coached by Spanish Center housing director HERNAN CASTILLO.
“No matter what the scoreboard says, Autism Speaks will be the real
winner at the end of the day,” Alderman Pérez said. “And that’s a good
thing for Hernan and his guys, because with the ringers we have on our
team, I expect the elected officials will make short work of them.”
The event will also include pre-game and halftime entertainment, a
cookout and a bake sale. All proceeds go to benefit Autism Speaks.
WHAT: CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME
TO BENEFIT AUTISM SPEAKS
WHEN: SATURDAY, JUNE 13
4:00 TO 8:00 P.M.
WHERE: JOURNEY HOUSE
2110 W. SCOTT ST.
Operation Porch Light allows six police officers and police explorers
to visit all homes in the 4th Ward neighborhood of Janesville offering
to install a high efficiency light bulb in front of their home.
Once installed, residents are asked to keep their lights on at night to
illuminate the neighborhood and assist in the prevention of crime and
disorder without costing the homeowners too much additional cost.
“The cost to operate the light for 9 hours per day, every day of the
year is less than $6.00 per year,” stated David Moore, Chief of Police
for the City of Janesville. “I would like to extend a sincere thank you
to Blain’s Farm and Fleet, Harris Ace Hardware and General Electric for their generous donations of the light bulbs.”
Over the next few weeks, officers will install the light bulbs in hopes
to build positive relationships within the community and create a safer
environment in the 4th Ward neighborhood.
“Blain’s Farm and Fleet is happy to assist the police department’s
efforts to improve the safety and security of the residents we serve in
all communities. Our customer’s safety and well-being are important to us,” said Gary Hilt, Vice President of Loss Prevention, Risk Management & Government Relations for Blain’s Farm and Fleet.
Founded in 1955, Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores are specialty
discount retailers with 36 locations throughout Illinois, Iowa and
Wisconsin. The company remains steadfast in its commitment to offering customers high quality products, competitive prices and reliable
Milwaukee, Wisc. April 29, 2015 — NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Wisconsin Chapter and NEWaukee, a Milwaukee-based social architecture firm, present the inaugural Empty Storefronts Conference (ESC) to be held within six different business districts throughout Milwaukee on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This day-long conference focuses on holistic solutions, national trends and success stories that fill vacant storefronts. The ESC features national and local speakers to address the common issues business districts face in filling their street level retail space. The conference attendees explore these topics by traversing the city and exploring currently vacant storefronts within six neighborhoods of Milwaukee.
“For years, NEWaukee has created signature experiences for local businesses and business improvement districts,” explains Jeremy Fojut, chief idea officer at NEWaukee. “The programs draw large audiences and impact the local economy in temporal, but meaningful way.
We often hear, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if these programs could fill the vacancies long term?’ Thus, with our amazing partner NAIOP, we aim to explore what can be done beyond a one-off event or a regular program to revitalize neighborhoods and recharge empty storefronts with new life.”
The Empty Storefronts Conference showcases the following themes and speakers:
The Impact Empty Storefronts Have on Communities, by Errin Welty of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and and Amy Greil of UW-Extension
Micro-lending for Your Small Business, Lauren Stinson, from Kiva
Storefronts as Pop-Up Prototypes, Eric Ho of Miles Manhattan, NY
Storefront: Urban Innovation and the Maker Movement, Tristan Pollock of 500 Startups, San Francisco, CA
Pop-up to Permanent: The Economic Development Policies of Place, Sarah Filley of PopUpHood, Oakland, CA
How a City Can Impact Storefronts, Veronica Gonzalez of City of San Antonio, TX
8 Early Action Projects to Fill Storefronts and Transform Commercial Districts, Joel Bookman of Bookman and Associates, Chicago, IL
The Strip Mall Has Been Stripped. Retrofitting Suburbia, June Williamson of City College of New York and Co Author of “Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs”
“The Empty Storefronts Conference is an extremely rare offering – the culmination of some of the best public and private minds from across the United States and our own region, conversing on the economic impact of empty storefronts, and more importantly, how to reverse their fate. Representing commercial real estate developers, owners and investors, NAIOP WI is thrilled to partner with NEWaukee on an event of this magnitude and potential.” Lyle Landowski President of NAIOP Wisconsin.
The Empty Storefronts Conference is presented by NAIOP Wisconsin and supported by Baker Tilly, Korb & Associates Architects, City of Milwaukee, Associated Bank, Zilber LTD, Urban Milwaukee, Milwaukee Downtown BID #21, Majic Productions, Avenues West Neighbors, Cesar E. Chavez Drive BID, Layton Blvd West Neighbors / Silver City, Burleigh Street Corridor, Milwaukee Small Business Week and Mobile Design Box.
Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) will be partnering with the Milwaukee chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to engage youth in a National Day of Service at the Northside YMCA located at 1350 W. North Avenue on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fulfilling the Education and Youth Empowerment item on the National Urban League’s five-point agenda, MULYP and NSBE will team up to provide education on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to more than 50 students who are participating in the YMCA’s Black Achievers program.
As this year’s theme is focused on STEM, all participating students will explore engineering concepts like coding and discuss options on related career paths with MULYP and NSBE. “Our National Day of Service project will be able to help students see a magnitude of different career options and also show them different opportunities to build their skillsets. I look forward to giving them access to an array of young professionals to network with,” stated Sean Lowe, Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals President.
The Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals, along with 64 other young professional chapters from around the country, will host similar events during this week. This event is free and open to the public.
About National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers strives to accomplish the following objectives for its organization: stimulate and develop student interest in the various engineering disciplines, strive to increase the number of minority students studying engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, encourage members to seek advanced degrees in engineering or related fields and to obtain professional engineering registrations, promote public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for Blacks and other minorities in that profession, function as a representative body on issues and developments that affect the careers of Black Engineers.
About Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals
The Milwaukee Urban League (MUL), established in 1919, is one of the oldest of the 112 National Urban League affiliates. MUL is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides advocacy, research, and social services.
Founded in September 1998, the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals is an auxiliary arm of the Milwaukee Urban League focusing on community service. Through its committees, MULYP sponsors a variety of community service projects, fundraising activities, social and cultural events, leadership development workshops, and educational and political forums.
Contact: For more information about the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals’ National Day of Service, please contact Sean Lowe, President, at [email protected].
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
MILWAUKEE – April 10, 2015 – Milwaukee Succeeds, the broad-based community partnership of educators, business leaders, government entities, nonprofits, parents and other civic and community leaders, today announced the selection of Danae Davis as its new executive director.
Davis, who has evolved from the executive director to the CEO at PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc. since January 2006, will assume her new role at Milwaukee Succeeds on May 11, 2015 .
“I’m thrilled to work even closer with these dedicated community leaders committed to making sure every Milwaukee child who starts preschool is college and career ready by the time he or she graduates from high school,” said Davis. “This wonderful opportunity expands my passion for helping at-risk girls succeed in school to a much bigger platform throughout Milwaukee.”
Milwaukee Succeeds is a collaborative effort launched in summer 2011 by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation in partnership with the Greater Milwaukee Committee, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Milwaukee Urban League, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and the Helen Bader Foundation as a way to unite the community around a common goal: making education work better for children in Milwaukee.
Davis has been involved with Milwaukee Succeeds since its beginning, most recently as the co-chair of its Operations Committee and active member of the Leadership Council.
“We’ve made progress in so many areas – third grade reading outcomes, improved ACT scores, tutoring resources and parent engagement,” said Davis. “We have engaged hundreds of individuals and organizations in our community to work toward a set of common goals that will improve the lives of our kids – no matter what school they attend.”
Milwaukee Succeeds Support
Milwaukee Succeeds’ leadership has enormous respect for Danae Davis’ dedication to the children of Milwaukee and believe she will take this education partnership to the next level.
“Milwaukee Succeeds works because of the sustained and enthusiastic commitment of its partners and stakeholders,” said Ellen M. Gilligan, President and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. “Danae’s leadership will amplify this momentum and inspire further opportunity for our community to invest in the education and the future of our youth.”
“I am confident that Danae will help us achieve our shared vision of success for every child, in every school, cradle to career. We will rally around her strong leadership to ensure that students succeed in school and then to go on to a full life,” said Jacqueline Herd-Barber, Milwaukee Succeeds Co-Chair and Greater Milwaukee Foundation Board Member.
Dr. Darienne Driver, Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, Mike Lovell, Milwaukee Succeeds Co-Chair and President of Marquette University and John Schlifske, Milwaukee Succeeds Co-Chair and Northwestern Mutual Chairman and Chief Executive Officer served on the selection committee that recommended Davis lead Milwaukee Succeeds.
“Danae is a transformational leader who has done exceptional work in our community,” said Dr. Driver. “She is a true change agent, and I look forward to continue partnering with her to improve student achievement.”
“Danae is a force of nature who is impactful, influential, and delivers results,” said Lovell. “I know she will help us be successful in making sure all Milwaukee students are prepared to succeed in whatever career they choose.”
“I’m so pleased that Danae will be leading the next stage of our efforts to improve education in Milwaukee,” said Schlifske. “She has proven to be a results-oriented team builder with a strong commitment to Milwaukee children.”
Davis, a graduate of UW-Oshkosh and the University of Wisconsin’s law school, is a former legal counsel for the Governor of Wisconsin, a former executive at Miller Brewing and Kraft Foods, and the former director of the Department of Employee Relations for the City of Milwaukee.
Davis will succeed outgoing director Mike Soika, who now leads his own national consulting firm for collective impact, organizational development and creating community change.
About Milwaukee Succeeds
Milwaukee Succeeds is a broad-based, community wide partnership created in 2011 that aims to improve educational outcomes for every child in Milwaukee, in every school, cradle to career. Using a data-driven process that focuses resources on high-impact strategies, Milwaukee Succeeds, together with our community, will begin to move the needle on what works for kids, and better position our children and community for a successful future. More information at www.milwaukeesucceeds.org .