Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:52 am
Adult Easter egg hunt expands to four day event
The Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District will host it’s second annual Grown-up Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants.
This year, the hunt will take place over four days beginning on Monday, April 18 and ending on Thursday, April 21. Monday through Wednesday, Milwaukee Downtown’s Public Service Ambassadors will distribute goodie-filled eggs at undisclosed locations starting at 11:30a.m. The secret locations will be announced via Milwaukee Downtown’s Facebook and Twitter accounts each day of the hunt.
The eggs contain coupons for a free McDonald’s item as well as raffle tickets that serve as entry into the drawing and event on Thursday, April 21. The drawing will be held in Cathedral Square Park and will feature more than 35 downtown prizes including gifts and certificates from restaurants, hotels, spas, and boutiques and one grand prize ‘golden egg’ valued at $300.
All raffle tickets must be turned in at Cathedral Square Park by 12:10 p.m., Thurs., April 21 to be eligible for the drawing.
Phone provider opens new ‘interactive’ store in Brookfield
U.S. Cellular recently opened a new high-concept interactive store at 16720 W. Bluemound Road, in Brookfield. The new store features 4500 square-feet of interactive space complete with touch screen digital technology and a convenient cueing station designed to make waiting in line more productive for customers.
“We’re always trying to enhance our customer’s experience,” said Laurie Poellinger, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Wisconsin. “We’ve done that at the new store using technology, the new Brookfield store is much more customer friendly; it’s easier for our customers to access the store as well as get the services and products they need in a convenient, efficient manner.”
The Brookfield store is only the third store of its kind for U.S. Cellular in the entire country, Poellinger said.
The store also has a lounge area for customers and U.S. Cellular associates to engage or get work done while waiting for an associate to assist them, she said.
“Our team members are really excited to bring this type of store to the Brookfield area,” she said. “It’s the perfect complement to our cutting-edge device lineup, nationwide high-speed network and the unique benefits of being a U.S. Cellular customer.”
The new store has 22 associates and will watch store activity closely over the next few months in order to evaluate if more employees are needed, Poellinger said.
State launches Harley vanity license plates
Wisconsin motorists have a new opportunity to support motorcycle safety initiatives throughout the state by buying vanity license plates saluting Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
The company announced today it is partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to offer the first-ever Harley-Davidson branded automotive license plate to motorists in Wisconsin.
The plate will be available for automobiles, light trucks and motor homes. The cost of the plates will include any regular registration fees that apply along with a $15 issuance fee and an annual $25 donation.
The annual donation will help support safety initiatives throughout the state. The plates can also be personalized (standard annual fees apply) and can be purchased at any time, not just when a motorist renews their registration.
"Rider safety is critically important to all of us at Harley-Davidson," said Matt Levatich, chief operating officer and president, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. "We are pleased to partner with the state and help increase awareness and support for motorcycle safety programs that further enhance rider safety and driver awareness in Wisconsin."
The new license plate is the first and only Harley-Davidson branded plate available in the United States, and it is only being offered in Wisconsin.
The plate was designed in collaboration with the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Styling Team. The words "Share the Road" are displayed to emphasize the importance of motorcycle safety.
For more information, visit www.wisconsindmv.gov.
Summerfest announces headliners on Briggs & Stratton stage
Summerfest officials recently hosted its first Headliner Release party for the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage. This year, the Big Back Yard Stage will feature Meat Loaf, George Clinton, Third Eye Blind, Phil Vassar, Ike Reilly, Alejandro Escovedo, Jayhawks, The Wailers, Danny Gokey, Raphael Saadiq, Pat McCurdy, The BoDeans, Willy Porter and Amos Lee. Phil Vassar made a surprise live appearance at the release party and Meat Loaf and Ike Reilly recorded video messages for the crowd. Autographed merchandise and Marcus Amphitheater tickets were also given away. Summerfest will host it’s next Headliner Release Party tonight for the Miller Lite Oasis stage from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Miller Tour Center, 4251 W. State St., Milwaukee.
Summerfest 2011 will take place June 29 through July 3 and July 5 through July 10, from Noon until Midnight daily. For show information or for Release Party schedules visit www.summerfest.com