Letters from the President

Letter from the President: May 2018

On February 21, 2018, we lost a dedicated and thoughtful member of our community, Francis R. Croak. Fran is greatly missed as a member of the GMC, and a long term supporter of Bradley Tech. His passion for education within our community will live on through a perpetual scholarship fund for Bradley Tech students, established by the Bradley Tech Foundation, administered by the Greater Milwaukee Committee. The goal of the scholarship is to honor two Bradley Tech High School graduates per year in their quest for continuing education. With an increase in enrollment, and nearly 200 students receiving college credit for their work, we know we can impact the educational journey of graduates with thi

The Arts and Culture Building Boom

The greater downtown building boom extends to more than new apartment complexes. Four of the city’s largest arts and culture organizations are in the process of constructing new buildings or additions. A number of other major projects are waiting in the wings. The most notable project is without a doubt the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra‘s $80 million plan to transform the empty Warner Grand Theatre into a music hall. But that’s far from the only thing going on. The Milwaukee Ballet is planning a move to the Historic Third Ward. Discovery World is building an addition. And last, not but least, the Milwaukee Art Museum recently completed an addition and is planning to improve O’Donnell Park. Tw

NEA Awards $50,000 Grant to Support Development of Beerline Trail

Press Release by Mayor Tom Barrett MILWAUKEE – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded a $50,000 Our Town grant to the Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project in the city’s Riverwest Area. The grant will be used to support ongoing development along the Beerline Trail, a former railway, running diagonally from the intersection of Burleigh and Bremen Streets to the northwest past Capitol Drive. Project activities along the trail will include temporary and seasonal activation of public space. Development of the park is being lead by the City of Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works in collaboration with a local team of art, design and neighbor engagement leaders, the Grea

The Commons expanding to Madison

Milwaukee student entrepreneurship program The Commons is expanding to Madison. A rendering of the 50,000 square-foot StartingBlock Madison building. The Commons offers a mentor-driven seed accelerator program for entrepreneurial college students, as well as other programming, like its Hack-It Bracket hackathon. It was recently announced as one of the tenants of StartingBlock Madison, a co-working space and entrepreneurial hub that is slated to open this summer. The Commons was launched in 2014 by Startup Milwaukee and the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s Innovation in Milwaukee to give students from Milwaukee-area colleges and universities exposure to entrepreneurial activities, as well as loc

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