Thinking about moving to Milwaukee? Maybe your question shouldn’t be “what am I looking for,” but “who am I looking for?” This brings us to Martin Moore. Martin Moore is a photographer, vloger, producer, director, and anything else you can think of. His main focus is vloging and he has racked up quite the count on his YouTube channel with 291 videos about life in Milwaukee to date. He tours the city and gives viewers an inside look into everything Milwaukee has to offer.
Although Milwaukee is flowing with antique, resale and vintage shops, one place stands apart from all the Goodwills and Salvation Armies: WasteCap Resource Solutions. Located on the corner of 21st and Michigan streets, this hidden gem is more than your average vintage furniture and knickknack shop; the organization is on a mission to reduce waste and preserve valuable historical materials. They do so by providing a variety of consulting services as well as salvage, deconstruction and clean out work that results in WasteCap reselling items in their warehouse that otherwise would’ve been carelessly discarded. The warehouse is stocked to the brim with various salvaged pieces from foreclosed homes and buildings ready to be razed around the city.
More recently, the warehouse has had a local “celebrity” stopping by. Fox 6’s Rachael Kaye has been working with WasteCap’s Deconstruction and Salvage Supervisor, Pete Brands , on a monthly featured DIY project. Past projects include a window garden box, rope shelf and kneeling garden bench. If you’ve got a love for DIY or are looking for a fun summer project, follow along with Rachael and Pete on the WasteCap blog. All the materials you’ll need are available at the salvage warehouse. If DIY projects aren’t your cup of tea, no worries; you can still support your local nonprofit’s positive mission by checking out WasteCap’s warehouse for vintage and resale pieces that don’t require assembling, along with reclaimed lumber, antique doors, windows and light fixtures in addition to other uniques.For more information on the organization, visit their website or Facebook page.
Check out our infographic on all the fun volunteer options there are in Milwaukee. Whether you like working with people or pets, there is always something for you.
Moving is never easy. It is change, and change can be scary. Whether you are moving 100 miles away or 1,000 miles, it can be a daunting experience.
Patty Checa, now a Milwaukee resident, found herself in the same situation, only she didn’t move 100, or even 1,000 miles away. She actually moved more than 2,000 miles from where she originally lived in Los Angeles California, and has been kind enough to share her experience to help those who might find themselves facing such a major life transition.
With spring right around the corner, it is time to break out the warmer gear and get outside. Whether it’s your first spring in Milwaukee or you have lived here your entire life, here are some fun things to do that will get you out of that winter funk.
You might be surprised to know that, in 2015, the greater Milwaukee area had 14 public and private companies ranked within in the Fortune 500/1000 list! Many names you will recognize like Kohl’s, Northwestern Mutual, Johnson Controls, and Manpower have headquarters here and call Milwaukee home.
The Greater Milwaukee region is blessed with an abundance of wonderful places to work. Every year, our award winning paper the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel publishes a list of the best work places in southeastern Wisconsin. The 2014 list isn't out just yet, but you can learn more about the companies who earned this distinction by reading the entire list and watch videos from satisfied employees here.
Discover Milwaukee is a collaborative effort of many organizations and advertisers in the area. As you find yourself in the process of relocating to Milwaukee, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our partners listed below, and support them whenever possible. Everyone involved with bringing you Discover Milwaukee is here to help you find the information you need to make your transition into the Milwaukee area as easy as possible.
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is located in Milwaukee. They perform a multitude of off-broadway and broadway shows. The following performances will be hitting the stage winter '16/spring '17:
Whether you enjoy celebrations of heritages and music festivals or prefer Strawberries and Tomato Romps, the Milwaukee area has a festival or fair for you.
Many of the major festivals take place on the lakefront at Maier Festival Park (also known as the Summerfest Grounds), but you can also find a wide array festivals elsewhere around the city as well.
Apparently Mr. Free did NOT die.
That is true at least when discussing the Milwaukee music industry.
June 2 kicked off the start of a favorite weekly summer activity, Jazz in the Park. The lineup featured Milwaukee Soul, a local band that makes everyone want to stand up, shake their hips and sing along to the funky beat.
Are you a young professional in Milwaukee? Are you an established professional in Milwaukee? Are you just a lover of all things Milwaukee? Then check out FUEL Milwaukee!
Summerfest – The worlds largest music festival is located in heart of Milwaukee.
This year Summerfest will be held on June 29-July 3 and July 5-10, 2016. This 11 day long festival has 11 stages, over 800 acts, and over 1,000 performances. This festival is the backdrop for the music industry’s hottest stars and emerging local talents. Check out the 2016 full lineup at http://summerfest.com/2016-lineup/.
Milwaukee, how we love and hate your unpredictable weather. On the days that are warm however, we love to share your paths with rollerblades, bikes, and feet.