March 5th, 2014
In Memory of Mort K. 1928-2014. Mort K., a second generation BILTRITE Family Member passed away at the age of 85 on 1/9/14. He was a fixture in our business for many years and we were all privileged to be able to work side by side with such a personable and loving person. Mort always had a smile on his face and treated all of his customers, friends, family and employees with warmth, dignity and respect. We cherish his memory.
March 4th, 2014
Water is a key element when brewing a cup of coffee. It's also a key element for basic human need. However we are living in a time where over 800 Million people don't have access to clean water - that's 1 out of every 9 people! Fortunately there are some great organizations out there that are trying to make a difference. One in particular is Charity: Water. They have been committed to bringing clean water to everyone who needs it and, as big of a task as it sounds, they have made huge strides over the past few years to make this a reality.
THIS IS WHY FOR EVERY ONE POUND OF COFFEE I SELL ON MY WEBSITE I WILL DONATE ONE DOLLAR TO CHARITY: WATER.
January 27th, 2014
Become a member of the locally owned and operated Brewery Credit Union! Brewery CU is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution and they’re offering $25 to new members** who join between January 15 – April 11, 2014 and sign up for a checking account with Direct Deposit.
And that's not all - you join and they will also give $25 to Local First to support our work!
**See attached PDF for details. You must bring in a copy of the postcard PDF to receive offer.
January 3rd, 2014
Every year Outpost Natural Foods partners with four locally based non-profit organizations as part of the co-op’s Community Partners annual give back program. Outpost has chosen the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center to be their Community Partner for the months of January – March, 2014.
“As the coordinator of the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center’s Diabetes & Community Health programs, I feel our agency is a natural fit for the program. Our mission is to improve the health, peace and welfare of Milwaukee’s urban Indian Community and by partnering with Outpost we’re helping our community members make healthier food choices,” says Jennifer Casey Corbett, Diabetes & REACH Program Coordinator at GLIIHC.
The overall goal of the Community Partners program is to facilitate greater outreach for the co-op’s owners, shoppers and staff as well as to fundraise. Each organization will receive a $3,000 donation from Outpost, opportunities to partner on additional fundraising events and receive one-fourth of the earned interest from Outpost’s Co-op Community Fund, an endowment arm of the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation that supports co-op development across the United States.
“Concern for Community” is one of The Seven International Cooperative Principles. Building strong community partnerships is a key part of what Outpost does as an organization. According to Pam Mehnert, Outpost’s General Manager, “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.”
The other three 2014 Community Partners are Victory Garden Initiative (April - June), Milwaukee Riverkeeper (July - September) and Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Charter School (October - December).
Community Partners has been an Outpost program for over twenty years.
December 14th, 2013
Salvaged Studio and Gallery was chosen by A2F Pictures of Minneapolis to be featured in their filming for the American Express Shop Small promotional campaign. On Saturday, November 30th a film crew arrived at 7:30am to interview Salvaged owner, Rachael Winkley, and film her working in the studio. They also filmed as the store opened to shoppers and around the West Vliet Street area. Its not known when the ad will air, but it will air on television as part of the American Express promotional efforts for Small Business Saturday.
December 13th, 2013
We just finished some TV spots for a Milwaukee company that sells firewood. The spots featured your typical taste test in a shopping mall. A couple taste tests oak and cherry wood. For a small local company to stand out they have to do things a bit more noticeable because of limited air time and budgets! The spots have not aired yet, but check out the link on our portfolio site below to see another spot from the same company but different product "Melvin Mulch".