July 17th, 2015
With a specialty of capturing candid moments, Linda brings a personable feel to portraits. Expanded services for business portfolios are featured on the site. It may be time to update your business image! "Photographing People at Work Play & in Love" is the theme of the site providing photography for business, family lifestyle, and weddings.
July 2nd, 2015
We're pleased to announce that Local First member Outpost Natural Foods has selected Schlitz Audubon as their Summer Community Partner! With this program Outpost donates $3,000 to partner organizations, and throughout the season helps with awareness, engagement, and fundraising.
June 24th, 2015
Stan’s Fit For Your Feet with locations in Brookfield, Glendale and Greenfield, recently received a Gold Medal Service Award by Footwear Insight, the leading footwear industry magazine in the country. The award recognizes and rewards the most outstanding independent shoe stores that offer the best customer service, based on a mystery shopping evaluation of 100 stores across the nation that took place by Franklin Retail Solutions, one of the top retail merchandising companies in the U.S.
The judges rated the shopping experience using 20 criteria developed by some of the top independent retailers in the country. Points were given if the sales associates smiled, measured customers’ feet, and whether clean socks were available for try-ons, among other ways the customer experience was enhanced.
“The Gold Medal Service awards define what constitutes great customer service,” said Mark Sullivan, president of award founder Formula4 Media, Great Neck, N.Y.
Jim Sajdak owner of Stan’s said, “As a local, family-owned business we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service every day, so it’s gratifying to be ‘discovered’ by the mystery shoppers. For us, there’s simply no other way to do business.”
To see the entire list of winners, log onto www.footwearinsight.com (pg. 36-40 of May 15, 2015 issue).
The 2015 Gold Medal Service Award is sponsored by Vionic, Dansko and Waldlaufer.
Stan’s Fit For Your Feet has been in business since 1950 and specializes in quality footwear from around the world. The three Stan’s Fit For Your Feet stores are home to Wisconsin’s largest collection of regular and hard-to-find shoe sizes. In 2013, the National Shoe Retailers Association named Stan’s Fit For Your Feet the National Footwear Retailer of the Year. The company was also named a special Wisconsin Family Business of the Year award in 2015. For more information visit www.stansfootwear.com.
June 22nd, 2015
Milwaukee Community Acupuncture (MCA) announces that it will transition to nonprofit status starting July 1, 2015. The purpose of this transition is to reach the full potential of MCA’s longstanding mission to make acupuncture accessible and affordable to everyone.
“Our primary aim has always been to provide Milwaukee-area residents with a reliable, socially conscious health care option,” says Olivia Crane, co-founder of MCA. “The reality is that there are many people in our community who could benefit from acupuncture but can’t afford treatment on our $15-40 sliding scale. Our new nonprofit status will create many opportunities for the clinic to reach new populations that currently don’t have access to acupuncture."
During the transition, day-to-day operations of the business will remain the same and the operational differences will be invisible to patients.
Milwaukee Community Acupuncture was founded in September 2009 by Olivia Crane and Amy Severinsen. MCA provides individualized acupuncture treatments in a communal setting and charge on a “pay what you can” sliding scale of $15-40, with an additional $10 initial consultation fee for new patients. At MCA, family, friends and neighbors find themselves relaxing together as they work towards common goals of better health, less pain, and relief from stress. Since opening, MCA has given over 50,000 acupuncture treatments.
Milwaukee Community Acupuncture is part of the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA), a multi-stakeholder cooperative of community acupuncture clinics across North America. The purpose of community acupuncture is to break down the barriers to healthcare and provide equal and fair treatment for everybody. Community acupuncturists strive to create social change in the healthcare system and share the benefits of acupuncture in hopes of bringing physical and emotional health to the community as a whole.
June 11th, 2015
Check out BILTRITE'S Updated and Newly Remodeled Mattress Department!!! Dimmed lights, over 50 models to choose from including 2-Sided, Latex, Organic, Natural, Memory Foam, etc. Get Free Delivery and Removal on $499 or more! Old bedding donated charity.
June 8th, 2015
Urbal Tea and Kathy's Creations are teaming up to offer fresh, healthy and local gifts for any occasion including graduations, holidays, weddings and business gifts. We work with each customer to create a unique one of a kind gift. We are very excited and ready to work with today. Please contact Kathy for more information. Thanks for the business and support.
June 8th, 2015
Stan’s Fit For Your Feet was recently one of nine family-owned businesses in Wisconsin to be selected for a special Wisconsin Family Business of the Year award. Stan’s received a “Sole of the Family” award.
The Wisconsin Family Business of the Year awards program is sponsored by Smith & Gesteland, a CPA firm, First Business Bank, and the Whyte, Hirschboeck, Dudek law firm.
According to Neil Fauerbach of Smith & Gesterland, “We created this awards program 12 years ago to celebrate the accomplishments and the impact that family-owned businesses have on our communities. Since then, we’ve presented 79 awards to deserving family-owned businesses including auto dealers, food manufacturers, grocery stores, plumbers, restaurants, and construction companies. These are businesses that help to make Wisconsin unique through all of their wonderful contributions to their communities, their industries, and the economy.”
To be considered for an award, each company honored must go through a nomination process. Nominations are reviewed in-depth by a panel of judges composed of independent business leaders. The judges consider the family business' contribution to its community and industry, its positive links between family and business, and innovative practices it may use.