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The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation: Sponsored by U.S. Bank, in partnership with LISC Milwaukee, the MANDIs are “the Oscars of the Community Development World”. The MANDIs recognize efforts to strengthen Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent, cross-sector volunteer selection committee. The committee reviews nominations and selects three finalists in each of five categories: Brewers Public Space Award, BMO Harris Cornerstone Award, State Farm Building Blocks Award, Northern Trust Navigator Award, and PNC Trailblazer Award. This annual event brings together corporations, foundations, lenders, small businesses, developers, and nonprofits for a night of celebration and fun. Winners will be announced at a gala event on April 9th at the Pfister Hotel
The Kasana Group offers a grab-and-go café, restaurant, events space, catering service and a shared commercial kitchen all in one. Founder Anna Docta might be familiar to neighborhood partners for a joint community venture operating out of Ascension Lutheran Church, 1236 S. Layton Blvd., where she's cooking up granola, vegetable and bean salads, empanadas, panna cotta and Argentine cookies. This venture, Good-To- Go, offers a line of fresh, organic and perishable packaged food items for vending machines and on-the-go settings. Her new downtown restaurant venue is receiving rave reviews for its focus on healthy, gourmet cuisine.
Presenting sponsor: USBank
St. Marcus Lutheran School 2215 North Palmer Street
“Creating Whole Communities”
Dr. Todd Swanstrom
E. Desmond Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy
at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
Creating Safe Neighborhoods
Accessing City Resources
Creative Strategies for Resident Engagement
Healthy Food Access
Preserving Neighborhood Housing
Increasing Family Wealth
Event sponsored by BMO Harris, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and Northwestern Mutual.
Rio West Cantina
2730 North Humboldt, 414-562-5540
Participants learned about the recently published analysis of local real estate markets and how this data informs their work to revitalize Milwaukee.
LISC hosted a training by Ola Ayeni, chief idea officer and digital restaurant marketing evangelist at Dining Dialog. Ayeni is a nationally recognized speaker and has appeared on the Food Channel and consulted for countless growing businesses across the country. Participants learned about increasing traffic from new and repeat customers, as well as back-of-the-house management techniques to increase profits.
Urban Ecology Center - Washington Park
1859 N 40th Street - Milwaukee, WI
Featuring LISC's new partnership with the Milwaukee Police Department and Washington Park's comprehensive efforts to reduce crime.
The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) recognize the outstanding work of individuals and groups striving to improve Milwaukee’s neighborhoods.
Presenting Sponsor: US Bank.
Award Sponsors: BMO Harris Bank, Brewers Community Foundation, Northern Trust, PNC Bank, and State Farm.
O-Brien’s Irish American Pub
4928 West Vliet Street - Milwaukee, WI 53208
414-453-6200 - http://obriens-irishpub.com
Milwaukee Area Technical College
The Douglass Building, 2714 N. Martin Luther King Drive
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