February 17th, 2015
Patra Eco-Dinnerware: New AASHE Business Member
Patra Eco-Dinnerware Deepens Commitment to Sustainability
Patra Eco-Dinnerware has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, an association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable world. Through its membership in AASHE, Patra Eco-Dinnerware will be able to better understand and assist higher education institutions in advancing their sustainability initiatives.
AASHE enables colleges and universities to meet their sustainability goals by providing specialized resources, professional development, and a network for sharing information about sustainability products and services. Membership covers the entire business or campus, so everyone can take advantage of event discounts, access to member-only resources, and other benefits.
Message from Stephanie A. Herrera, Executive Director, AASHE
“AASHE counts on the support of many progressive businesses who serve higher education, such as Patra Eco-Dinnerware, to fulfill its mission of facilitating leadership to transform our college campuses and planet into a cleaner, greener and sustainable world,” said Stephanie A. Herrera, Executive Director. “Businesses are able to support the sustainability movement by providing valuable products, services and resources to help move this vital community towards a better future.”
AASHE is helping to create a brighter future of opportunity for all by advancing sustainability in higher education.
By creating a diverse community engaged in sharing ideas and promising practices, AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and students, as well as the businesses that serve them, with: thought leadership and essential knowledge resources; outstanding opportunities for professional development; and a unique framework for demonstrating the value and competitive edge created by sustainability initiatives.
February 12th, 2015
After 20 years of waiting…It's finally ready!
Tony & Julie Hook will be releasing their first 20 year—yes, you read that correctly—20 YEAR CHEDDAR on June 1st, 2015. As only a tiny amount of this gem will be available to us at Larry’s we will be taking preorders. Preorder pricing is $209.00/lb., and we will need your order by March 15. After June 1st we will have a small amount available for purchase in the store but the price will then be $229.00/lb.
To guarantee your little (or big) slice of cheese heaven, please call 414-355-9650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and quantity you would like to purchase by March 15, 2015. We will need a credit card number as a guarantee, minimum size preorder is 1/4#.
p.s.—Father’ Day is June 21st—any dad would love this!
February 10th, 2015
On January 7th, 2015, Mayor Tom Barrett, Jeff Fleming, and Elmer Moore and his team from Scale Up Milwaukee braved the bitter cold temperatures and came in for an hour-long visit. We were able to discuss the importance of a clean, healthy facility and it's impact on employee morale, public health, and corporate image. Superior cleaning is vital on so many levels.
February 5th, 2015
Polka. It’s Wisconsin’s state dance, but it’s more than merely a musical genre—polka is a lively culture unto itself chock full of customs and personalities and lore. Today, polka is thriving in myriad and exciting ways. The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) is excited to announce the opening of Polka Heartland: Photographs by Dick Blau. On view through March 29, Polka Heartland offers a window into a vibrant world full of foot-stomping, accordion-squeezing, horn-blowing energy. The 30 photographs in the exhibit capture both the traditional spirit and the current live performances of a simultaneously enduring and developing musical format.
“Recently on the television show Jeopardy contestants were asked to name the state dance of Wisconsin. The answer was, of course, polka. It’s undeniably part of our heritage,” says Laurie Winters, MOWA Executive Director | CEO. “Yet polka is also changing in interesting ways that reflect evolving demographics as well as a younger dance club audience that showcases who we are today. Polka is new again and Dick Blau’s photography captures this changing culture in some really interesting ways.”
“I got into polka music by chance and by design,” says photographer Dick Blau. “I developed a fascination with a certain kind of art – photographing the moments when ‘ordinary’ people gather to perform and play, such as in a gospel church, at a Romani wedding, amidst a Dionysian carnival, and, of course, at a polka dance. Polka Heartland is the result of this fascination.”
January 29th, 2015
At Kloiebr Jewelers we pride ourselves on not carrying any brand name jewelry. Because in the end, you're paying for a name, not necessarily a quality piece of jewelry. We've been in business for almost 90 years and never carried the big names. We work with smaller companies and our goldsmiths to bring you unique pieces of jewelry and custom designs. When you purchase from Kloiber Jewelers you also benefit from personalized customer service and continued care. You won't get that from purchasing a designer ring, online.
January 28th, 2015
Local First Milwaukee is excited to announce that they have been offered a matching challenge grant of $10,000 from the Kailo Fund. Money from this fundraiser will be used specifically for community outreach in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha, and Racine counties. With belief in the idea that “Shift Happens,” this opportunity will continue to create awareness of the importance of keeping dollars local for a thriving economy in Southeastern Wisconsin.
To date, $6,000 has already been raised towards the matching challenge thanks to gracious donations from Brewery Credit Union, Colectivo Coffee, Lakefront Brewery, Outpost Natural Foods Co-Op and other member businesses. Local First Milwaukee is now seeking more donors to join in and raise the remaining $4,000 over the remainder of the challenge, ending in March. Any member of the community can donate at localfirstmilwaukee.com/donate.
Success with this challenge will enable Local First Milwaukee to strengthen its mission in 2015 of strengthening local business, from business-to-business to banking and dining to shopping local. All donations are tax deductible and go toward raising awareness for Milwaukee businesses.
January 13th, 2015
The beauty of Just Because. Just Because: I Love You, Your Special, Your In My Life, I Remember, I Can, I Care, Your Mine.
Make someone feel special with florals from Kathy's.
Just Because. Let us assist you in making someone's day, Special.
January 12th, 2015
You asked, and we listened. We've finally bottled our famous Tall Guy Bourbon BBQ Sauce so you can take a bottle home whenever you'd like! The sauce comes in a 16 oz. bottle for $7.99 and is great to top your meatballs, make pulled pork or chicken and even to top burgers and brats. We invite you to stop in to our store on North Ave. in Tosa and pick up a bottle today!
January 2nd, 2015
[January 2, 2015] Milwaukee, WI - Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative announces the four recipients of its 2015 Community Partners give back program: Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (January - March), Wellspring (April - June), Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (July - September) and Progressive Community Health Centers (October - December). Community Partners is part of an overall ten year success strategy that includes building strong community partnerships with local like-minded organizations.
Outpost partners with four different locally based non-profit organizations on an annual basis. The goal is to build greater community awareness for the co-op’s owners, shoppers and staff. Each organization receives a $3,000 donation from Outpost, opportunities to partner with the co-op on additional outreach, volunteer and fundraising events and one-fourth of the earned interest from Outpost’s Co-op Community Fund, an endowment of the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation that supports co-op development across the United States. New with the 2015 program, Outpost employees can enroll in a voluntary payroll deduction program where a portion of each paycheck can be designated to one or more of the four Community Partner organizations. The co-op will match up to $5,000 of total employee contributions.
According to Outpost General Manager Pam Mehnert, “Cooperatives have long been leaders in their communities when it comes to many kinds of social integration. Outpost's Community Partners program is a perfect example of the co-op business model strengthening community relationships.”
Community Partners has been an Outpost program for over twenty years. Over $2000 was raised through additional fundraising efforts in 2014.
December 9th, 2014
Looking for that perfect place to start up your dream business or grow your existing one? Hometown Building has a 1368 sq/ft first floor office or retail space for rent in our Walker's Point building. The unit features a large open reception area with 3 private offices, a private restroom, wired for cable/internet, central air conditioning, and has on site parking. Available February 1st. Call us at 414-272-5802 if interested in taking a look.
December 1st, 2014
We just rolled out a number of huge improvements to our small business loyalty and rewards service, and we couldn't be more excited to share the news. If you are the owner of neighborhood business in the Greater Milwaukee area, please visit our new website to learn more about joining our community of great local businesses already using the Small Shops United service.