Teenage entrepreneurs sell water bottles to thirsty motorists

Teenage entrepreneurs sell water bottles to thirsty motorists

July 10, 2014
Otis Lynn, 14, and his friends sell bottled water to passersby on the corner of Hadley and 35th streets in the Sherman Park neighborhood.

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Women small-business owners learn ins and outs of federal contracting

Women small-business owners learn ins and outs of federal contracting

July 1, 2014
Federal contracts are available to Milwaukee’s women-owned small-businesses. Owners gathered recently to learn how to get their fair share.

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Activist says ‘we got this’ when it comes to keeping black youth busy and safe

Activist says ‘we got this’ when it comes to keeping black youth busy and safe

June 30, 2014
Borchert Field resident Andre Lee Ellis has taken anti-violence efforts into his own hands, paying young black men to clean up their neighborhood for several hours each weekend.

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Menomonee Valley 2.0 to continue transformation of the valley

Menomonee Valley 2.0 to continue transformation of the valley

June 27, 2014
Hundreds of urban planners and community stakeholders attended a recent workshop at the Harley-Davidson Museum to weigh in on future development in the Menomonee Valley.

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Street corner retailers sell wares to make ends meet

Street corner retailers sell wares to make ends meet

June 16, 2014
Shaky Jake and his associates make a living by “buying from the rich to sell to the poor.”

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Low-income car owners rely on street mechanics to remain mobile

Low-income car owners rely on street mechanics to remain mobile

May 9, 2014
When cars break down or need maintenance, owners seek inexpensive labor and street mechanics make a living.

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New Bucks ownership not game-changer for ‘Fair Play’ campaign

New Bucks ownership not game-changer for ‘Fair Play’ campaign

April 28, 2014
Campaign officials remain steadfast in demanding that if public money is used to pay for a new Bucks arena, it should also pay to improve recreational and athletic facilities at public schools.

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Members of inaugural Mobile Bike Hub class snag summer jobs

Members of inaugural Mobile Bike Hub class snag summer jobs

April 22, 2014
High school students spent the winter learning how to repair bikes to prepare them for a summer working with LBWN’s Mobile Bike Hub program.

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Black entrepreneurs grow businesses with help from Dream MKE

Black entrepreneurs grow businesses with help from Dream MKE

April 17, 2014
Dream MKE is fostering growth in minority small businesses through seed loans, financial consulting and an upcoming fellowship program.

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Applications for summer jobs through Earn & Learn now available

Applications for summer jobs through Earn & Learn now available

April 7, 2014
Applicants from 16- to 21-years of age will be given priority for Earn & Learn summer jobs.

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