After news broke in February that the Downtown fireworks hosted annually on July 3 were in danger of fizzling out, the Milwaukee Brewers and several partners - including philanthropist Ted Kellner's T&M Partners and American Family Insurance - announced today that they have joined forces to fund the beloved show.
This morning, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. announced a new 10-year partnership between Summerfest and American Family Insurance, making the latter the festival's first naming rights sponsor and the key partner on the new amphitheater.
As the city of Milwaukee seems on the precipice of moving toward some kind of development renaissance I've been thinking about the people to this city who are important to the City of Milwaukee. What I've come up with is a two-part series. In this installment I'm going to try and identify the 14 people most important to Milwaukee.
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.'s Chairman of the Board, Ted Kellner, announced today that Summerfest 2013 created a positive economic impact of $226 million for the State of Wisconsin, including $187 million for the City of Milwaukee.
Bo Black, who was once featured on a Playboy cover in the 1960s, was the attractive blonde Summerfest executive director with rabid fans and critics alike who made the woman called "Bo" one of Milwaukee's most interesting figures for more than two decades.