Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:56 am
Glendale celebrates 60 years
The City of Glendale recently celebrated its 60th anniversary with a celebration picnic and the dedication of a special edition GlendALE beer from Sprecher Brewery. “The launch of the GlendALE brew is a significant milestone for our City,” said Glendale Mayor Jerome Tepper. “Not many other cities in the United States can claim they have an official brew for their own community, and today we have the honor of introducing this specialty brew as a thank you for continuing to make Glendale a great place to live, work and play!”
GlendALE will be available only in Glendale, and can be purchased at the Anchorage restaurant and Sprecher Brewery through the end of the year.
Verizon helps more people make more calls during PGA
Verizon Wireless will ramp up its wireless network in the village of Kohler during the PGA Championship Thursday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 15 by bringing its 20,000 pound COLT, cells on light truck to the area. The COLT is a fully functional mobile cell site that enhances wirelss capacity in a given area. The vehicle is equipped with a 30-foot antenna, back-up generator and is packed with network equipment that will be used to increase calling capacity for the thousands of wireless phone users attending the five-day event. The COLT can also be used during times of disaster, but works well for large-scale events like the PGA Championship. The COLT antenna has the calling equivalent of 672 landline phone lines and can span as far as 20 miles depending on terrain.
Waukesha County educators learn from manufacturing execs
The Manufacturing Alliance of Waukesha County recently launched an initiative to work with local school superintendents and other educators on the workforce needs of the future. Twenty educators representing nine of the eleven Waukesha County school districts recently spent a day touring four manufacturing facilities and learning about the need for manufacturing employees now and in the future.
"Clearly we need to raise the profile of manufacturing in Waukesha County and demonstrate to the educational community, parents and ultimately to students that an excellent career path in manufacturing can be had," said Steve Dyer, president and chief executive officer of Dickten Masch Plastics and chairman of the Alliance steering committee.
Tours were conducted at Sentry Equipment in Oconomowoc, Dickten Masch Plastics in Nashotah, GE Healthcare in Waukesha and Generac Power Systems in Eagle with a focus on the various jobs and skills needed at those facilities. Additionally, members of the Manufacturing Alliance Steering Committee whose facilities were not toured spoke to the educators on their employment needs while traveling between facilities. They included MetalTek International of Waukesha, DUECO, Inc./UELC of Waukesha and Ellison Technologies of Pewaukee.
According to Dyer, the next step will be a similar tour in the fall focused on guidance counselors and math and science educators in the 11 Waukesha County school districts to share with them the careers that are available in manufacturing.
Waukesha County educators from left to right—Todd Gray, Waukesha; Patricia Neudecker, Oconomowoc; Kehl Arnson, Kettle Moraine; Emily Mariano and Terry Largent, Oconomowoc; and Kelly Thompson of Muskego-Norway listen to Rick Steinke, VP of Manufacturing for Sentry Equipment Corp.
Farm Aid adds new talent to musical line up
Waukesha’s own The BoDeans will be among the musical acts to join founders Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America, to be held at Milwaukee’s Miller Park on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Farm Aid announced The BoDeans an other headliners, including Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, Amos Lee and Robert Francis.
The show will be broadcast live on DirecTV.
The all-day festival will be a celebration of music, family farmers and food and will again feature Homegrown concessions – family farm-identified, local and organic foods. Farm Aid’s Homegrown Village will showcase hands-on activities that give concertgoers a chance to meet farmers, get their hands dirty and learn how family farmers are protecting the land and water and connecting us to our roots.
Advanced ticket sales have been extended through noon on Thursday, Aug. 12, and are available to Farm Aid members. To become a Farm Aid member, visit www.farmaid.org. Tickets for Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America will go on sale Saturday, Aug. 14, at 9 a.m. CDT and are available at the Milwaukee Brewers box office, by phone at (414) 902-4000 or online at www.tickets.com. Ticket prices range from $39.50 to $97.50, including a facility fee.
Nominees needed for annual Touching Lives Award
Milwaukee-based Horizon Home Care & Hospice is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Touching Lives Award. The award honors inividuals who have made a lasting impact on improving the lives of others through their actions. Past winners have included former Wisconsin First Lady Sue Ann Thompson, chief executive officer of Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, Leo Brideau and chief executive officer of Froedtert hospital Bill Petasnick. Physicians, hospice and palliative care nurses have also been honored with the award. This is the first time since its inception in 2007, that Horizon has opened the nominations up to the public. Nominations can be submitted here.
Arts Guild continues to build panel of expertise for forum event
The Southeastern Wisconsin Arts Guild has announced that “Visual Affects,” the event to highlight the film and television industry and its impact on the Milwaukee area will now include Shawn Monaghan of Firestarter Films on its presenting panel of speakers. The event will take place at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St., on Monday, Aug. 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Monaghan is co-founder of Firestarter Films, which offers local filmmakers the opportunity to present their films and talk with their audience afterward.
"The moving media production community in Milwaukee is healthy and on the verge of thriving, ” said Jonathan Jackson of Milwaukee Film and sponsor of the Visual Affects event, “I am delighted to see ‘Visual Affects’ highlighting this industry and am happy to share the story of the economic impact it makes and even more importantly, how it could grow with targeted support."
Jackson, along with John Kishline, screen and stage actor and Neille Hoffman of Aurum Design Studio in Milwaukee, Dave Fantle, vice president of public relations for VISIT Milwaukee, and Dick Chudnow, actor and co-creator of ComedySportz will also be on the panel.
Registration prior to the event is $20, and attendees can reserve a spot here. Cost at the door is $25.
Live at the Lakefront celebrates its third season
The Rotary Club of Milwaukee and Discovery World-Pier Wisconsin recently announced the lineup for its third season of Live @ the Lakefront. The free concert series runs every Wednesday night through Wednesday, September 1 in the outdoor Rotary Amphitheater at Discovery World, Pier Wisconsin, 500 North Harbor Drive.
“It’s incredible to be presenting our third season of LIVE @ the Lakefront,” said Dan Nelson, Jr., co-chairman of Rotary’s Maritime Committee. “The Rotary Club of Milwaukee is proud to partner with Discovery World and Bartolotta’s to bring this original music series back to one of the most beautiful and relaxing venues in Milwaukee. The outdoor location of the Rotary Amphitheater literally right on the
water could not be better suited for a free summer concert series. Milwaukee has a strong original music heritage, and a lakefront that doesn’t have enough opportunities to be appreciated. With the LIVE @ the Lakefront concert series, we are grateful we can create more free access to both for all Milwaukeeans.”
The nine week concert series will feature original jazz, salsa, reggae, and bluegrass music and catered food and beverages for purchase from The Bartolotta Restaurant Group. Discounted parking is available for $5 in the Discovery World garage and boaters can also dock next to Lakeshore State Park. The concert series will be held rain or shine.
The musical line up will include:
- Aug. 18: Nabori –authentic salsa brava
- Aug. 25: Blueheels
- Sept. 1: The Juli Wood Quartet -classic jazz
BizTimes call for submissions for third annual Green Directory
Southeastern Wisconsin companies that provide green or sustainable products or services are encouraged to submit registrations for inclusion in the third annual BizTimes Green Directory. The directory highlights local architecture, engineering, and building contractors as well as industry associations, green product manufacturers, suppliers and sustainable marketing consultants and design companies. To register, visit www.biztimes.com/green. The deadline for submissions is August 22.