Flourchild pizza looks to innovation to weather the COVID-19 storm

Published May 26, 2020

Even when Milwaukee restaurants are allowed to open their dining rooms (likely at a reduced capacity, there will be a need to look for additional revenue streams in order to assure long-term sustainability. As a result, some restaurants are already moving forward with innovative ideas that could help them weather the storm and (hopefully) come back stronger than ever.


We can do this

Published March 23, 2020

No playbook. That's for sure. But, can we do more? I know we can.


Northwestern Mutual unveils Downtown innovation lab

Published Oct. 4, 2018

This week, Northwestern Mutual launched Cream City Labs, a collaborative innovation lab at the company's Downtown headquarters that is open not only to employees, but also to students and teachers taking part in the company's Data Science Institute.


New Discovery World lab adheres innovation to enterprise

Published Nov. 13, 2014

Everyone has a good idea or two at some point in their lives; however, having the confidence and the know-how to take a good idea to the next level often seems out of reach. A new lab at Discovery World will help kids - and visitors of all ages - understand how to bring a sellable idea to fruition as well as how to understand and appreciate things around us that we might take for granted.


Collaborate or die

Published Oct. 3, 2014

Entertainment, education, development, sports, retail, transit, etc. There are many easy ways to help move Greater Milwaukee forward, but collaborating is key and without it we all die since we're all in it - no mater what it is - together.


Apple co-founder Wozniak and others to speak at Flying Car

Published April 28, 2014

Flying Car 2014 comes to town in June. In addition to the co-founder of Apple, other speakers include Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan "Bud" Selig, musician Robert DeLong, Living City Block founder and producer of the Emmy Award-winning series "The West Wing" Llew Wells, innovator and former Google brand strategist Heidi Hackemer, The Ability Center founder Damian Buchman, environmentalist racecar driver Leilani Munter and AOL digital prophet David Shing.


Six more ideas to help move Milwaukee forward

Published Aug. 29, 2013

My mind, probably like yours, never stops. So, ideas keep me up at night. But, I've found that when they are shared they can take on a new life. So, here you go. Enjoy these six more ideas for a better, and hopefully more innovative Milwaukee.


What's your flying car?

Published May 28, 2013

Flying Car, June 1-10, replaces Milwaukee Innovation Week and ironically happens just one month after Terrafugia Inc., the developer of the Transition street-legal airplane, announced its vision for the future of personal transportation.


Milwaukee makes Techie's list

Published April 10, 2013

At we've known and lived this for years. But, it's great to see recognition for Milwaukee on a new list from Milwaukee ranks, with nine others, on this new list of "10 Most Unexpected Cities for High-Tech Innovation."


Long live Grand Avenue Mall

Published April 25, 2012

The Shops of Grand Avenue, formerly called Grand Avenue Mall, is once again reinventing itself. And for Dave Begel, it seems promising. The mall is far from dead.


Tosa's hidden eatery

Published Feb. 13, 2012

Thousands of cars pass through the nearby intersection of Mayfair and Watertown Plank Roads every day, but the full service restaurant only a few hundred yards away remains unknown to most. That's because Innovation is inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel, itself something of a stealth sleepery in the Milwaukee County Research Park.


On fish fries, Blue Tomato and red velvet ...

Published Jan. 17, 2011

On Friday, some treats landed in the office, thanks to the folks at Blue Tomato Cafe and Lai Lida Cookies in Glendale. And, later, I took the kids to check out the fish fry at INNovation at the Crowne Plaza on Mayfair Road.