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Social Hour on 10/19 @ Lakefront Brewery

 

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Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

Our social hour will be held at Lakefront Brewery – the first certified organic brewery in the country!

 

WHEN:

Thursday, October 19, 2017  5:30 – 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Lakefront Brewery

1872 N Commerce St

Milwaukee, WI  53212

VENUE HISTORY: 

Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery began as a hobby spurred on by sibling rivalry between Brewery President Russ Klisch and his brother, Jim. In 1987 sold its first barrel of beer to the Gordon Park Pub and the rest is history. The brewery has since become a Milwaukee landmark and has integrated tenets of sustainability into many aspects of its operations. Here are some highlights:

  • Throughout its history, Lakefront Brewery has inhabited and re-developed old buildings. From an old bakery building in Riverwest to the current building that used to house the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company’s coal-fired power plant and the historical lights originally designed for and hung in the Plankinton Hotel in 1916 for their beer hall, the brewery has helped keep historical preservation and renewing old infrastructure alive.
  • In 1996, Lakefront became the first certified organic brewery in the country and made the country’s first certified organic beer, the “Organic ESB (Extra Special Bitter)”. The ESB is still made today and has always been made with 100% organic malt and 100% organic hops.
  • In 2005, Russ began to work with local farmers to grow both hops and barley here in Wisconsin. Both were grown here before prohibition and Russ wanted to help start the industry again and create beers with the flavor these local ingredients once provided. Russ provided hops rhizomes free of charge to several farmers to see if hops could be grown again in the state.
  • In 2009, the brewery produced Local Acre, the first beer since before prohibition made with 100% Wisconsin-grown hops and malt.
  • In 2012, the brewery took things one step further with the introduction of Wisconsinite. Wisconsinite is unique because it is brewed with a native Wisconsin yeast. This is the first time in North America that native yeast, along with locally grown ingredients, was used to make a beer.

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Social Hour on 09/21/2017 @ Lakefront Brewery

Apologies for the radio silence everyone! Due to work and family events over the past few months, it has been hard to coordinate our gatherings. Please join us for our next event in September at Lakefront Brewery – details below.

If anyone is interested in becoming more involved with the group to help us have more consistent meetings (could be as small as showing up at an event and letting attendees know where to go if I am unavailable), please let me know by filling in your information below.

I hope everyone choose my support and have a wonderful summer!

Rose

 

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Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

Our social hour will be held at Lakefront Brewery – the first certified organic brewery in the country!

Light appetizers will be provided.

WHEN:

Thursday, September 21, 2017  5:30 – 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Lakefront Brewery

1872 N Commerce St

Milwaukee, WI  53212

VENUE HISTORY: 

Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery began as a hobby spurred on by sibling rivalry between Brewery President Russ Klisch and his brother, Jim. In 1987 sold its first barrel of beer to the Gordon Park Pub and the rest is history. The brewery has since become a Milwaukee landmark and has integrated tenets of sustainability into many aspects of its operations. Here are some highlights:

  • Throughout its history, Lakefront Brewery has inhabited and re-developed old buildings. From an old bakery building in Riverwest to the current building that used to house the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company’s coal-fired power plant and the historical lights originally designed for and hung in the Plankinton Hotel in 1916 for their beer hall, the brewery has helped keep historical preservation and renewing old infrastructure alive.
  • In 1996, Lakefront became the first certified organic brewery in the country and made the country’s first certified organic beer, the “Organic ESB (Extra Special Bitter)”. The ESB is still made today and has always been made with 100% organic malt and 100% organic hops.
  • In 2005, Russ began to work with local farmers to grow both hops and barley here in Wisconsin. Both were grown here before prohibition and Russ wanted to help start the industry again and create beers with the flavor these local ingredients once provided. Russ provided hops rhizomes free of charge to several farmers to see if hops could be grown again in the state.
  • In 2009, the brewery produced Local Acre, the first beer since before prohibition made with 100% Wisconsin-grown hops and malt.
  • In 2012, the brewery took things one step further with the introduction of Wisconsinite. Wisconsinite is unique because it is brewed with a native Wisconsin yeast. This is the first time in North America that native yeast, along with locally grown ingredients, was used to make a beer.

 

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2/16/2017 – February Social Hour

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This month our social hour is at Lakefront Brewery – the first certified organic brewery in the country – we had fun in August, so let’s try it again!

WHEN:

Thursday, February 16th, 2017  5:30 – 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Lakefront Brewery

1872 N Commerce St

Milwaukee, WI  53212

VENUE HISTORY: 

Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery began as a hobby spurred on by sibling rivalry between Brewery President Russ Klisch and his brother, Jim. In 1987 sold its first barrel of beer to the Gordon Park Pub and the rest is history. The brewery has since become a Milwaukee landmark and has integrated tenets of sustainability into many aspects of its operations. Here are some highlights:

  • Throughout its history, Lakefront Brewery has inhabited and re-developed old buildings. From an old bakery building in Riverwest to the current building that used to house the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company’s coal-fired power plant and the historical lights originally designed for and hung in the Plankinton Hotel in 1916 for their beer hall, the brewery has helped keep historical preservation and renewing old infrastructure alive.
  • In 1996, Lakefront became the first certified organic brewery in the country and made the country’s first certified organic beer, the “Organic ESB (Extra Special Bitter)”. The ESB is still made today and has always been made with 100% organic malt and 100% organic hops.
  • In 2005, Russ began to work with local farmers to grow both hops and barley here in Wisconsin. Both were grown here before prohibition and Russ wanted to help start the industry again and create beers with the flavor these local ingredients once provided. Russ provided hops rhizomes free of charge to several farmers to see if hops could be grown again in the state.
  • In 2009, the brewery produced Local Acre, the first beer since before prohibition made with 100% Wisconsin-grown hops and malt.
  • In 2012, the brewery took things one step further with the introduction of Wisconsinite. Wisconsinite is unique because it is brewed with a native Wisconsin yeast. This is the first time in North America that native yeast, along with locally grown ingredients, was used to make a beer.

 

REGISTER/RSVP Today for the February event: https://mgdfeb2017.eventbrite.com

NEXT EVENT:

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: TBD

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4/21/2016 – Charlie Koenen – Community Supported Pollination

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Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

WHEN:

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 5:30-7:30 pm

WHERE:

USGBC – WI Chapter offices

2123 W Michigan St

Suite 101

Milwaukee, WI  53233

TOPIC:

Save the Bees, Save the Planet: Community Supported Pollination

SPEAKER: 

Charlie Koenen, Founder, Beepods.com

SUMMARY: 

Honey bees are responsible for pollinating just over a third of the world’s food supply, but honey bee populations have been declining for decades. The innovative Beepods beekeeping system improves bee populations and helps the environment.

Beepods mission is to find new and creative ways to increase honey bee populations and pollination initiatives through awareness, education, and advocacy. They are ushering in a new era of beekeeping that is better for the bees and easier for the beekeepers.

SPEAKER BIO:

Charlie “CharBee” Koenen, Founder of Beepods.com, is a “Beevangelist” spreading the Buzz about bees and his new beekeeping system called Beepods. Koenen’s Beepods are making it chic to keep bees on rooftops, backyards, schools, churches, golf courses and retirement communities. Community Supported Pollination is a project to protect pollinators and advocate for the changes necessary to help them thrive again worldwide.

TYPICAL AGENDA:

5:30 – 6:00: Socializing
6:00 – 6:05: Intros
6:05 – 6:40: Speaker Presentation
6:40 – 7:00: Q&A
7:00 – 7:30: Socializing
7:30 MKE Green Drinks ends

Don’t miss the fun!

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NEXT EVENT:

Thursday, May 19th, 2016 5:30-7:30 pm

Human Trafficking

Speaker: To Be Announced

Location: TBD

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3/24/2016 – Jessy Servi & Mari Wood – Outpost Natural Foods & Community Action

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Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

WHEN:

Thursday, March 24th, 2016 5:30-7:30 pm

WHERE:

USGBC – WI Chapter offices

2123 W Michigan St

Suite 101

Milwaukee, WI 53233

TOPIC:

Outpost Natural Foods & Community Action

SPEAKERS:

Jessy Servi, Sustainability Manager, Outpost Natural Foods

Mari Wood, Cooperative Relations Manager, Outpost Natural Foods

SUMMARY:

Outpost Natural Foods is a locally-owned cooperative where diversity is celebrated and education is part of everything sold. A co-op is a business voluntarily owned and controlled by the people who use it – its members. It’s operated solely for the benefit of its members and is founded on the belief that greater results can be achieved by working together. Outpost Natural cutting supplements exists so that it’s owners have a healthy, diverse and sustainable community.

Outpost’s vision focuses on six end results:

  1. The community has access to products and services that promote personal and environmental health.
  2.  The community has access to organically and locally produced goods.
  3. The community is educated about choices that impact personal and environmental health.
  4. A community with commerce that is locally owned or locally oriented exists.
  5. The owners have a sense of connectedness, belonging and fellowship.
  6. The cooperative infrastructure is supported.

Outpost understands the need to care for the Earth and to fulfill their responsibility to preserve the environment for future generations. It is more than any single program or initiative, it is part of Outpost’s vision, and it’s demonstrated in numerous ways large and small. Outpost Natural Foods has been recognized by MMSD as “Green Luminary”, has made the EPA’s Top 30 Retail list, and has 56kW in solar panels up and running.

SPEAKER BIOS:

Jessy Servi is the Sustainability Manager for Outpost Natural Foods. Leveraging a diverse background in design, education, business, project management, and permaculture, Jessy brings ecological and social awareness to the business arena, promoting a triple bottom line strategy. She earned her MBA from Alverno College with a focus on sustainable business. She is also an advisor for the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and a 2014 fellow in the New Leaders Council.

Mari Wood has been the Cooperative Relations Manager at Outpost Natural Foods for the past 18 years of her 21 year career in the co-op sector. She sits on the Advisory Board for the Howard Bowers Fund, a fund hosted by the Cooperative Development Foundation that allocates grant money to consumer food co-ops’ management and boards for the purpose of education and training. Mari thinks that a lot of today’s problems could be remedied through the application of cooperative principles.

TYPICAL AGENDA:

5:30 – 6:00: Socializing
6:00 – 6:05: Intros
6:05 – 6:40: Speaker Presentation
6:40 – 7:00: Q&A
7:00 – 7:30: Socializing
7:30 MKE Green Drinks officially ends

Don’t miss the fun!

REGISTER/RSVP Today for the March event: https://mgdmarch2016.eventbrite.com

NEXT EVENT:

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 5:30-7:30 pm

Community Supported Pollination (CSP): Save the Bees, Save the Planet

Speaker: Charlie Koenen

Location: TBD

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11/11/2015 – Marion Ecks – Kompost Kids

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Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

NEXT EVENT: Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 5:30-7:30 pm

WHERE:

  • Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. 901 W Juneau, Milwaukee. map it This unique German-style beer hall is located in the Pabst Brewery re-development. The “Brewery” was recently awarded LEED-ND Platinum, making it one of the greenest neighborhood developments in the US. http://www.bestplacemilwaukee.com/
  • Parking: There is free two-hour street parking until 9pm in front of the building, or metered parking on 8th Street and 10th Street. Caution: they do ticket in the evening here. Alternatively, the parking structure across the street offers parking at $0.75/hour, unless there is a special event.

 

SPEAKER: Marion Ecks, Secretary of the Board of Directors, Kompost Kids

TOPIC: Community Composting

SUMMARY: 

Kompost Kids is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming our “waste” stream through active landfill diversion and local disposal of food residuals and other compostables. Kompost Kids’ mission is to educate the public, individuals, businesses, and institutions about the benefits of compost and to reclaim organic materials from landfills to create soil for community-based agriculture projects.

http://kompostkids.org/

BIO: 

Marion Ecks is the Secretary of the Board of Directors for Kompost Kids. She is a founding volunteer and has been with Kompost Kids since 2011. She is a Compost Coordinator for the Bay View Bash and prior to her involvement with Kompost Kids, she was a Volunteer Compost Courier and Composter for three years with the Milwaukee Community Compost Network.

Typical Agenda:

5:30 – 6:00: Socializing
6:00 – 6:05: Intros
6:05 – 6:40: Speaker Presentation
6:40 – 7:00: Q&A
7:00 – 7:30: Socializing
7:30 MKE Green Drinks officially ends, and you are free to stay and socialize

Don’t miss the fun!

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10/14/2015 – Heather Goetsch – Green Schools

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Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

NEXT EVENT: Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 5:30-7:30 pm

WHERE:

  • Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. 901 W Juneau, Milwaukee. map it This unique German-style beer hall is located in the Pabst Brewery re-development. The “Brewery” was recently awarded LEED-ND Platinum, making it one of the greenest neighborhood developments in the US. http://www.bestplacemilwaukee.com/
  • Parking: There is free two-hour street parking until 9pm in front of the building, or metered parking on 8th Street and 10th Street. Caution: they do ticket in the evening here. Alternatively, the parking structure across the street offers parking at $0.75/hour, unless there is a special event.

 

SPEAKER: Heather Goetsch, Project Manager, Wisconsin Chapter, USGBC

TOPIC: Green Schools

SUMMARY: 

Instead of walking into places of opportunity, millions of students enter buildings where the air they breathe is filled with toxins and mold, where classrooms are poorly lit and overcrowded, and where resources are limited and outdated. Too many of our children are learning in buildings that compromise their health and ability to succeed. Our kids deserve better. Where they learn matters. Let’s talk about Green Schools and how you can impact their ability to thrive.

http://www.wgba.org

BIO: 

Heather Goetsch is the Project Manager for the Wisconsin Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). In her role at USGBC, Heather works to grow and track membership, recruit and manage volunteer leadership, and collaborates to plan and execute local programming and events. Heather holds a B.S. in Conservation Environmental Science and a Master of Urban Planning from UW-Milwaukee. She also recently earned the LEED Green Associate credential.

Typical Agenda:

5:30 – 6:00: Socializing
6:00 – 6:05: Intros
6:05 – 6:40: Speaker Presentation
6:40 – 7:00: Q&A
7:00 – 7:30: Socializing
7:30 MKE Green Drinks officially ends, and you are free to stay and socialize

Don’t miss the fun!

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MKE Green Drinks July 15 at Tippe Gardens Rooftop

7/15/15 July Green Drinks at Tippe Organic Gardens

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Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event
Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!
NEXT EVENT: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 5:30-7:30 pm
WHERE: Tippe Church 125 W Saveland Ave Bayview, WI 53207 (then to Braise 1101 S. 2nd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204) <http://braiselocalfood.com/about-braise/contact-braise>

Parking: Plenty on the street around the church.
SPEAKER: Karin Conway, Tippe Church Garden Manager
TOPIC:  Growing sustainable organic food for the needy
Summary: Exploring possibilities with rooftop and raised bed gardens
Please join us at our own local Food Justice site in Bayview; http://www.tippechurch.org/tippe-community-gardens.html
Tippe Church serves the homeless and needy by growing organic produce in their 38 raised bed gardens, as well as Milwaukee’s first:  Church Semi-Intensive Vegetative Rooftop Pantry Garden!
All produce to be harvested and donated by DI Garden Keepers at the Unity Soup Kitchen and Congregation of the Great Spirit Food Pantry.  Much gratitude to all who have made this vision a reality, especially Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District, The Lake Michigan Foundation, American Rivers Foundation, PCUSA Food Justice Program… with special thanks to Hanging Gardens, a local rooftop garden builder.

Your tour guide will be our own Organic Growth Coach Karin Conway. Karin serves as the Garden Manager at Tippe Church as well as one of the co-hosts of Green Drinks. She is known as the Queen of Resources, because of her passion for utilizing resources. She is certified by VGI with a Food Leader certificate as well as a Permaculture Design Certification. All of the food that she and the other garden keepers grow is given to the needy in Milwaukee’s Bayview community. They have partnered with the Bayview Community Center and Unity Lutheran to facilitate distribution of fresh produce. Their work makes a big difference to the health of those who need a little assistance and can’t afford good clean nutritious food.
The rooftop garden was installed in 2014 by Hanging Gardens. Come see the rooftop as well as the 38 raised beds and other permaculture aspects of the gardens.

Agenda:
5:30 – 6:00: Arrival and Socializing
6:00 – 6:05: Intros
6:05 – 6:40: Speaker Presentation/ Tour
6:40 – 7:00: Q&A
7:00 – 7:30: Socializing (we’re moving the party over to Braise so we can get some Green Drinks)
7:30 MKE Green Drinks officially ends, and you are free to stay and socialize at Braise.
Don’t miss the fun!
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5/13/2015 Erick Shambarger – City Energy Programs

5/13 – MAY MKE Green Drinks

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Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

NEXT EVENT: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 5:30-7:30 pm

WHERE:

  • Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. 901 W Juneau, Milwaukee. map it This unique German-style beer hall is located in the Pabst Brewery re-development. The “Brewery” was recently awarded LEED-ND Platinum, making it one of the greenest neighborhood developments in the US. http://www.bestplacemilwaukee.com/
  • Parking: There is free two-hour street parking until 9pm in front of the building, or metered parking on 8th Street and 10th Street. Caution: they do ticket in the evening here. Alternatively, the parking structure across the street offers parking at $0.75/hour, unless there is a special event.

SPEAKER: Erick Shambarger, Deputy Director, Office of Environmental Sustainability

TOPIC: City of Milwaukee Energy and Energy Programs 

Summary: Exploring City of Milwaukee’s energy efficiency and energy programs for citizens and businesses. 

http://city.milwaukee.gov/sustainability
http://www.refreshmke.com

Bio:  Erick Shambarger is the Deputy Director of the City of Milwaukee Office of Environmental Sustainability. The Milwaukee Office of Environmental Sustainability was created by Mayor Tom Barrett to develop practical solutions that benefit Milwaukee’s environment and economy. Mr. Shambarger oversees the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2) program and the Milwaukee Better Buildings Challenge, chairs the City’s Energy Reduction Team to reduce energy use across City operations, and promotes innovative storm water management practices and green infrastructure. Mr. Shambarger developed the idea of converting basements of abandoned properties into underground stormwater management structures called BaseTerns. He contributed to the Energy Chapter of the City’s ReFresh Milwaukee sustainability plan and manages the City’s PACE financing program. Prior to his current role, he served as City Economist in the City’s Budget and Management Division. He holds a Masters of Public Affairs degree from the University of Wisconsin and certificates in Water Technology and Energy Analysis and Policy.

Typical Agenda:

5:30 – 6:00: Socializing
6:00 – 6:05: Intros
6:05 – 6:40: Speaker Presentation
6:40 – 7:00: Q&A
7:00 – 7:30: Socializing
7:30 MKE Green Drinks officially ends, and you are free to stay and socialize

Don’t miss the fun!

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2/11/2015 Mike O’Connor on Sustainable Development

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Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 11th, 2014 5:30-7:30 pm.

WHERE:

  • Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. 901 W Juneau, Milwaukee. map it This unique German-style beer hall is located in the Pabst Brewery re-development. The “Brewery” was recently awarded LEED-ND Platinum, making it one of the greenest neighborhood developments in the US. http://www.bestplacemilwaukee.com/
  • Parking: There is free one and two-hour street parking until 9pm in front of the building, or metered parking on 8th Street and 10th Street. Caution: they do ticket in the evening here. Alternatively, the parking structure across the street offers parking at $0.75/hour.

SPEAKER: Michael O’Connor of Dominion Properties

TOPIC: Sustainable Development

Summary: New technologies are powerful “green” tools. New construction projects, such as Sage on Jackson, provide the opportunity to be true stewards of sustainability with geothermal wells, innovative building structures and flooring systems as well as the ability to design efficient spaces. But, technology also allows us to upgrade the efficiency of existing buildings with new windows and doors, ultra high efficiency boilers, zone valves and insulation. We invest in this technology to extend the life of our buildings, ultimately improving life for our residents.

Bio: Growing up Mike O’Conner made frequent moves between the cities of Milwaukee, Chicago, and Atlanta, but chose to return to earn a degree in Political Science from Marquette University. This political thinking helps him analyze situations, make good business decisions and build quality relationships. Outwardly, Mike is very social and fun to be around, while inwardly he is serious about finding properties, exploring them and closing the deal. He has a gifted vision about the potential of what each property and project could become and the energy to see that it does.

Mike believes in neighborhood integrity, sustainability and leaving a legacy; he wants Dominion Properties to leave a positive mark on Milwaukee. Recently receiving the 2012 “Cream of the Cream City Award” from the Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Milwaukee, Mike is recognized as a thoughtful steward of historic buildings. While the company greatly benefits from his leadership, so do the organizations he is involved with– the Southeastern Wisconsin Apartment Association, Milwaukee RING, Milwaukee REIA and the Eastside Milwaukee Community Council. Focused, driven, and outgoing, Mike has big ideas for Dominion Properties and the City of Milwaukee.

http://www.dominion-properties.com

Typical Agenda:

  • 5:30 – 6:00: Socializing
  • 6:00 – 6:05: Intros
  • 6:05 – 6:40: Speaker Presentation
  • 6:40 – 7:00: Q&A
  • 7:00 – 7:30: Socializing
  • 7:30 MKE Green Drinks officially ends, and you are free to stay and socialize

Don’t miss the fun!

RSVP/Register Today at http://mgdfeb2015.eventbrite.com/