Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:58 am
Downtown Trolly service begins
Milwaukee’s downtown free trolley will begin service on Wednesday, June 2 with its Hop’N Shop and Wine’N Dine routes.
The Trolleys will operate Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 2 through Sept. 4. Service to Schlitz Park will operate 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays only.
The Milwaukee Trolley Loop is operated by Transit Express and funded by the Loop Group, a group of private and non-profit organizations led by Milwaukee Downtown, BID 21. The Trolley Loop serviced over 22,500 passengers in 2009.
Arts Fever hits Milwaukee
The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) will host Arts Fever, a new fundraising effort, today at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., from 5:30 to 8 p.m..
The event will bring together multiple UPAF groups to help raise money for the organization’s Spring capital campaign.
The Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Florentine Opera, Next Act Theater and violinist Frank Almond will provide entertainment for guests.
“We’re thrilled to have a new event that showcases the talent of local arts groups and helps us raise funds to preserve the arts in southeast Wisconsin,” said Linda Edelstein, UPAF executive vice president of operations and communications.
Guests can also enjoy complimentary appetizers and interact with performers throughout the event. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward helping UPAF reach its campaign goal of $9.3 million.
Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. For more information on Arts Fever, including a complete roster of entertainers, exhibitors and to buy tickets, click here.
Coakley renames portable storage service
Milwaukee-based C.H. Coakley & Co., Inc. has become the official southeast Wisconsin franchise for Mayflower Portable Container Services. The new service replaces its Store and Move (SAM) service.
“Just like with SAM, the Mayflower Portable Container Service is an easy and economical way to pack, store and transport your belongings,” said Bill Hagenau, marketing manager of the Mayflower Portable Container Services at C.H. Coakley & Co., Inc. “The container is delivered where and when the customer wants, and they can keep the container for as long as they need to fill it. When it’s ready, we’ll pick up the container, store it in a secure warehouse until its needed or deliver it to your new location.”
BizTimes launches 2010 Technology Directory
BizTimes Milwaukee is now accepting submissions to the second annual Technology Directory. This directory features metropolitan Milwaukee companies that offer products and services to assist in implementing cost-effective technology solutions for businesses. Companies listed in the directory offer the following products and services web hosting, web development, software development or integration, hardware, internet service and IT support. The 2010 BizTimes Technology Directory deadline is Monday, June 14. To submit your organization, go to www.biztimes.com/tech.
Press Club hosts Milwaukee Mayor, gubernatorial candidate Barrett
The Milwaukee Press club will host Mayor and democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor as the special guest at its next Newsmaker Luncheon on Wednesday, May 19 from 11:45 to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St. A panel of professional journalists will interview Barrett during the event.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Neumann was featured as a Newsmaker by the club earlier this month, and fellow Republicans Scott Walker and Dick Leinenkugel will be featured at later dates.
Cost to attend is $15 for press club members, $20 for nonmembers or $10 for students. Seating is limited, lunch and free wifi service will be provided. Guests must pre-register at www.milwaukeepressclub.org.
MMAC extends deadline for Future 50 applications
The application deadline for the Future 50 program has been extended to May 14.
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and its Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) are accepting nominations for their Future 50 program to honor the fastest-growing privately owned companies in southeastern Wisconsin.
To qualify, nominees must have been in business for at least three year and must have shown significant revenue and employment growth.
The winning Future 50 companies will be profiled in BizTimes Milwaukee and will be honored at a luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. For more information, visit www.mmac.org/f50 or contact Julie Granger at (414) 287-4131.