When the new owners showed me around the Koeffler/Baumgarten double house, 817-9 N. Marshall St., last autumn and told me the 1898 home would be ready to open as a hotel in advance of this summerï¿½TMs Democratic National Convention, I was a little skeptical. But they've done it, COVID and all.
Last week, we brought together 11 diverse Milwaukee business owners to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on their organizations, what they are doing to pivot, the lessons they've learned and the silver lining they see from all of this. So, we did it again.
The Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee and Democratic National Convention Committee on last Tuesday hosted conversations about what Milwaukee residents can expect when the DNC comes to town this summer. Here's what Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service learned.
Thanks to a partnership with the Black Box Fund, Sculpture Milwaukee will expand to include the Third Ward in 2020 when the next set of sculptures are installed in Downtown Milwaukee in May.
The ongoing effort to raise funds to illuminate the Hoan Bridge, which spans Jones Island and the Milwaukee harbor, connecting Downtown to Bay View, has raised another $500,000 of its more than $4 million goal.
You may have noticed that when we crossed the one-year-out mark for the 2020 Democratic National Convention here in Milwaukee, the number of stories of hotels, business vendor opportunities and more began to ratchet up as well. We all hope that our favorite businesses get lots of exposure that week in July, but what about the rest of us?
At this point, you probably heard that the DNC is coming to Milwaukee. What you may not know is the backstory of Joe Solmonese, the man leading the charge to bring this event to life, and how this opportunity could change the outside perspective and the overall growth of our city.
It's been an amazing 10 years. Look me up when you visit and I, plus a few hundred thousand other friendly Milwaukeeans, will enthusiastically make sure you enjoy what we don't take for granted.
We are entering uncharted waters in Milwaukee as the hosts of the 2020 DNC. I've followed the convention process for years, starting from when I served as the Director of Volunteers for the Boston Host Committee in 2004.
Social media and the entire internet is already buzzing with the news: Milwaukee has nabbed the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
What are the three Cs - and why are they important to Milwaukee, the DNC and any other group that wants to come to the Milwaukee region.
"The Road to Milwaukee." My, that phrase has an undeniably nice ring to it.
Everyone always says that what they want in an elected official - mayor, senator, student council treasurer, POTUS - is an "outsider." However, if the 2016 election is good for nothing else, it has shown us the fallacy inherent in such a belief.
According to CBS 58, the Democratic debate on Feb. 11 will be in Milwaukee. It was previously announced that Wisconsin would host a Democratic debate, but CBS reports that Milwaukee will be the place.