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PRESS

TMJ4: Welcome to our not-so-terrible city: Top attractions during NBA Finals home games

Fox 6: ESPN hosts disrespectful of Milwaukee hosting NBA playoffs, fans say

WISN: Health officials considering new public health order amid increase in COVID-19 cases

TMJ4: I-Team: Wisconsin's worker shortage intensifies, businesses offer pay bumps and bonuses to fill jobs

TMJ4: ‘The Avenue’ targets summer opening for food hall, part of total transformation of old mall space

Wisconsin Public Radio: With Vaccinations Rising In Wisconsin, Are Small Businesses Preparing To Ramp Back Up?

CBS 58: Nearly 60 Milwaukee businesses fined for violating COVID orders since July

Wisconsin Public Radio:  Some Small Business Owners Say They Won’t See Much Help From Gov. Evers’ $5K Grants

Wisconsin Public Radio:  ‘The Nail In Coffins’: Restaurants Warn Of Dire Consequences As Evers Limits Indoor Gatherings

Fox 6:  Deadline comes for Milwaukee bars’, restaurants’ COVID-19 plans

ABC News:  Businesses in Milwaukee seeing the impact of a mostly virtual DNC

Fox 6:  ‘Would’ve been a game-changer:’ Milwaukee misses big DNC payday

WISN:  DNC reportedly tells convention attendees not to go to bars, restaurants

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  Democratic National Convention participants asked to pledge to avoid Milwaukee bars and restaurants

U.S. News & World Report: Unemployment Relief Test for Evers, Republican Lawmakers

MKE Lifestyle: Movers & Shakers: Ten locals at the forefront of the region’s renaissance.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Yelich, Braun, Hiura, Connaughton team up to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

Milwaukee Magazine: How Are Milwaukee’s Restaurants Weathering the Pandemic?

Fox 6: Just 2 months until the 2020 Democratic National Convention, but what form will it take?

Milwaukee Business Journal: ‘We’ll go forward’: Smaller DNC means greatly reduced economic impact

Milwaukee Business Journal: Milwaukee developing plan to allow eligible restaurants to open at 100% capacity

BizTimes.com: Omar Shaikh to stay on as VISIT Milwaukee board chair

Milwaukee Business Journal: Visit Milwaukee changes plans for board chairman

CBS 58: Milwaukee County Zoo hosts blood drive for Versiti Blood Center

Spectrum News 1: Free lunch provided for Milwaukee first responders

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin’s stay-at-home order has been overturned by the state Supreme Court; here’s how people are responding

Fox 6: Deff-initely Milwaukee: Get connected as we dig in with SURG Restaurant Group’s Omar Shaikh

Bleacher Report: Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun Partnering to Provide Meals to Health Care Workers

BizTimes.com: Carnevor responds to demand with curbside service

The New York Times: Christian Yelich Is Trying ‘Not to Get Too Rusty’

BizTimes.com: Carnevor responds to demand with curbside service

Spectrum News 1: Hospitality Industry Reacts to Postponement of 2020 DNC

USA Today: Brewers stars Ryan Braun, Christian Yelich team up to give back to their L.A. and Milwaukee communities

Forbes: Braun, Yelich Team Up For Investment In Major Downtown Milwaukee Development Project

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Back-to-school supply giveaways and collections are happening in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Business Journal: Local restaurants host back to school party for MPS students: Slideshow

Urban Milwaukee: The Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet to Host “Back to School Celebration”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun and Christian Yelich are new investors in downtown’s The Avenue redevelopment

Milwaukee Business Journal: Brewers stars Braun, Yelich investing in Grand Avenue redevelopment

Milwaukee Business Journal: Wisconsin Center expansion wins last-minute boost from Wisconsin Legislature

Milwaukee Business Journal: Wisconsin Center District explores no-tax strategy for convention hall expansion

Milwaukee Business Journal: Big crowd at Visit Milwaukee meeting celebrates landing DNC, pays tribute to Joe Bartolotta

BizTimes.com: See photos from Visit Milwaukee’s annual meeting

CBS 58: VISIT Milwaukee CEO resigning at the end of the year

TMJ4: Paul Upchurch, President and CEO of Visit Milwaukee, ends his tenure at end of 2019

BizTimes.com: Paul Upchurch to resign as VISIT Milwaukee president and CEO later this year

Milwaukee Business Journal: MBJ Podcast #7: Shaikh remembers Bartolotta, Advocate-Aurora merger—Year 1 

Milwaukee Business Journal: Redeveloped Grand Avenue seeing high demand for tenant space as city panel OKs $9M grant

Milwaukee Business Journal: Packers’ Mason Crosby, viral video wish push help raise money for Make-A-Wish: Slideshow

Milwaukee Business Journal: Milwaukee’s DNC host committee expected to include Democrats, Republicans

Milwaukee Business Journal: Goodbye, Grand Avenue — See inside the ongoing demolition: Slideshow

BizTimes.com: Milwaukee restaurants must prepare for huge crush coming during DNC

Milwaukee Business Journal: Opinion: Convention is Milwaukee’s ‘Reggie White’ moment 

Fox 6: Brew City business owners call 2020 DNC ‘an extraordinary opportunity for Milwaukee’

CBS 58: “All hands on deck:” Local hospitality leaders gearing up to take on 2020 DNC crowds

WISN: Restaurant groups want to showcase Milwaukee’s food diversity during DNC, not just brats, cheese curds

Milwaukee Business Journal: City, community leaders toast landing DNC 2020 convention with a beer

TMJ4: Locals hit back at accusation Milwaukee isn’t fancy enough to host DNC

WISN: Miami implies Milwaukee’s ‘not fancy enough’ to host 2020 DNC

Milwaukee Business Journal: Businesses step up to help Milwaukee police

Fox 6: SURG fundraiser benefits families of fallen Milwaukee police officers

CBS 58: Hundreds turnout for fallen officer fundraiser by SURG Restaurant Group

Spectrum News 1: 12-year-old girl makes waves in wrestling community

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Food hall with places to play and an anchor business tenant making Milwaukee’s Grand Avenue mall a destination

BizTimes.com: GRAEF to move HQ to Grand Avenue

Milwaukee Business Journal: Business, community leaders get preview of major Grand Avenue overhaul: Slideshow

Urban Milwaukee: Meet Grand Avenue’s New Food Hall

Fox 6: ‘Nationally acclaimed’ food hall among plans for revival of Shops of Grand Avenue

OnMilwaukee.com: Townsend Street School community co-hosts Sherman Park Revival Celebration

Milwaukee Business Journal: Restaurateur Shaikh discussing options for funding downtown Milwaukee convention center expansion

Milwaukee Business Journal: Restaurants team up to bring food, gifts to Joy House

Milwaukee Business Journal: Q&A: New Milwaukee ticket broker to focus on experiences

Milwaukee Business Journal: JCC Milwaukee’s KidShare draws big crowd, raises $350,000

Milwaukee Business Journal: SURG’s Omar Shaikh named next UW-Parkside executive in residence

TMJ4: Popular Carnevor steakhouse reopens in new space Save & Exit

WISN: Milwaukee restaurant community hosts ‘Three Days Of Christmas’

Milwaukee Business Journal: What do you serve at a $16,000 per plate presidential fundraiser?