Business Spotlight Archives

The 8th Annual MKE Business Now Summit tackles entrepreneurship and job creation

December 27, 2018

Registration now open for free January 26 event Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs has announced registration open for the Saturday, January 26, 2019 MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship Summit. The free event, to be hosted at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, 3275 N. 3rd St., includes workshops, panel discussions, and a resource fair with dozens of… [Read More]

WEDC awards $750,000 to four minority business organizations

December 13, 2018

On Monday, December 10, 2018, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced it has awarded $750,000 to four statewide minority chambers of commerce to support their efforts to assist minority-owned businesses. The funds are being awarded to the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the Hispanic… [Read More]

Goody Gourmets is a real treat for Milwaukee

September 6, 2018

Milwaukee native Jacqueline Chesser had a good career with benefits working for a large insurance company, but despite her situation she said for many years she wanted to do something else with her life. One day, she was helping a friend search for an apartment in 2005 when she found the perfect storefront to realize… [Read More]

Greenwood Park Gallery and Framing, LLC welcomes art lovers and artists alike

August 23, 2018

Greenwood Park Gallery and Framing, LLC is located at 4233 W. Fond du Lac Ave. Hours are M-F 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.. The gallery was created to bring affordable, custom framing and contemporary African American art to Milwaukee and its surrounding communities, and to the online community…. [Read More]

Diamond Discs International celebrates grand-opening of world headquarters

June 21, 2018

Diamond Discs International hosted the grand opening of their new global headquarters located at 9300 W. Heather Ave., in Milwaukee. Ugo Nwagbaraocha (top photo), President of Diamond Discs International, spoke about celebrating its expansion and investment in the local community. Diamond Discs’ demonstrated growth and expansion has led to the firm’s capacity for consideration as… [Read More]

MKEing Coffee is making a difference

June 7, 2018

MKEing Coffee (pronounced Making Coffee) is a coffee roasting company and brand started by cofounders Chad Johnson and Jarod Cronk. MKEing Coffee was established to use profit margin from coffee to improve economic and employment opportunities in Milwaukee’s Central City. They are being mentored by Stone Creek Coffee and currently roasting out of Stone Creek’s… [Read More]

For 50 years Milwaukee has fallen for A&C Live Bait, Inc., hook, line and sinker

May 31, 2018

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, A & C Live Bait, Inc., is having their 50th Anniversary celebration which will continue throughout the week at their location, 314 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI. The journey to a live bait and fishing store began with Acie and Carrie White, who are parents of the current owner, Tommy… [Read More]

MLK Drive’s best kept secret: Voluptuous Secrets

May 23, 2018

Voluptuous Secrets, LLC, is a lingerie boutique for the full-figured woman located at 1740 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. For the past 16 years, Voluptuous Secrets, LLC owner Theresa Gazdik has specialized in catering to the curvy woman. At Voluptuous Secrets, LLC, Theresa is known for her expertise in sizing, enhancing, and fitting… [Read More]

Boston Store sold to liquidators; all stores to close

April 19, 2018

A group of liquidators bought the assets of Bon-Ton Stores Inc., the parent company of Boston Store, in a bankruptcy auction, according to a company statement. Bon-Ton has headquarters in Milwaukee and York, Pennsylvania. Earlier this month, the company filed a notice with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development indicating that 2,255 employees in the… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League’s Annual Board of Directors Meeting

April 12, 2018

Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) Annual Board of Directors Meeting was held at the law offices of Foley & Lardner, LLP on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Front row left to right: Daryl A. Hudson, 2nd vice chair MUL and business manager of Oak Creek UPS; Katie R. Robb, assistant treasurer MUL and general manager of Great… [Read More]