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Milwaukee Business Journal: About 700 Milwaukee leaders celebrate 2024 Women of Influence at Baird Center: Slideshow

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Downtown businesses fear disruption from RNC protests. They want the demonstration zone moved

620 WTMJ: Scaffidiology: From the RNC to Wisconsin’s Best Fine Dining with Omar Shaikh – Ep.18

Milwaukee Business Journal: New Mequon wine distributor starts small with a big league name — Dusty Baker

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Big League, a new Milwaukee distribution company, launches with Dusty Baker's wines

Milwaukee Business Journal: Baird Center, RNC plans highlight Power Breakfast discussion with Baird CEO Steve Booth: Slideshow

Milwaukee Business Journal: What they said: Milwaukee-area executives talk Baird Center expansion

Milwaukee Record: All things Milwaukee (and baseball) in ‘Top Chef’ Episode 7

Fox 6: Season 21 of 'Top Chef'; local business owner in latest episode

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: ‘Top Chef: Wisconsin’ Episode 7 recap: The Racing Sausages star at an American Family Field cook-off

620 WTMJ: “It’s a great lineup and going to be a ton of fun” Christian Yelich’s Charity Concert on the horizon 'Top Chef' films at Brewers' ballpark, celebrates local fare

CBS 58: 'I think we're still in it': Bucks fans staying hopeful as team prepares for Game 5

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Here's what it's like to be a 'Top Chef' judge, according to 5 Milwaukee chefs and celebs

Marquette Today: Brewed Ideas Challenge 2024, April 26 

Milwaukee Record: All things Milwaukee in ‘Top Chef’ Episode 3

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: New 3rd Street Market Hall Annex at American Family Field spotlights local restaurants

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: What's new at Milwaukee's American Family Field this Brewers season? Hoppy hour: 5 takeaways from a beer-filled episode of "Top Chef" in Wisconsin Here’s How the Two Remaining Bay Area Chefs Performed in This Week’s ‘Top Chef’ Episode

TMJ4: Recap: Second episode of Top Chef Season 21 puts the brew in 'Brew City' A preview of the new food options at American Family Field this Milwaukee Brewers season

Milwaukee Record: All things Milwaukee in ‘Top Chef’ Episode 2

Milwaukee Magazine: ‘Top Chef: Wisconsin’ Episode 2 Recap

BizTimes: Am Fam Field’s new 3rd Street Market Hall Annex aims to spotlight local restaurateurs, enhance fan experience

The Cap Times: 'Top Chef Wisconsin' recap Ep. 2: Hop to it in Milwaukee's Miller Caves

Milwaukee Magazine: A Look at the 3rd Street Market Hall Annex at American Family Field

Spectrum News 1: 3rd Street Market Hall Annex opens at American Family Field

Milwaukee Business Journal: American Family Field's new 3rd St. Market Hall annex diversifies ballpark cuisine: Slideshow

WISN: 3rd Street Market Hall coming to American Family Field

Fox 6: Season 21 of 'Top Chef' in Wisconsin; Omar Shaikh has details

Milwaukee Business Journal: Miller High Life beer and bar snacks make up meals in new episode of 'Top Chef'

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: ‘Top Chef: Wisconsin’ Episode 2 recap: Who’s living the high life this week?

Fox 6: RNC Milwaukee 2024; security zone to impact area

Milwaukee Business Journal: Milwaukee's top 20 power brokers speak out on top community issue, ways to draw more young execs to city

Wisconsin Public Radio: General security zone for RNC in downtown Milwaukee announced

WISN: 2024 RNC security: How Milwaukee streets will be impacted

Milwaukee Business Journal: 'Top Chef' will show off Milwaukee attractions, execs

Milwaukee Business Journal: Some area businesses nervous about getting RNC work; planners say not to worry

Urban Milwaukee: Milwaukee Chef Dan Jacobs to Compete on ‘Top Chef’

The Recombobulation Area: Omar Shaikh isn't actually opposed to a 'Beer District' at American Family Field. But he's skeptical.

Milwaukee Business Journal: Larger main scoreboard, 3rd St. Market Hall annex coming to American Family Field

BizTimes: Wisconsin 275

Urban Milwaukee: 3rd Street Market Hall Unveils New Event Space

CBS 58: With the Brewers renovations bill signed, here's where things stand on possible parking lot development

CBS 58: Brewers here to stay, Gov. Evers signs stadium funding bill

BizTimes: State Senate approves funding for American Family Field improvements

Milwaukee Business Journal: Readers are passionate about favorite lunch spot

Milwaukee Business Journal: Milwaukee-area executives dish on their favorite business lunch spots

Apple Podcasts: Hustling Sideways: Q&A with Omar Shaikh

Milwaukee Business Journal: Here's what you should know about the American Family Field $700 million funding bill

Marquette Today: Hustling Sideways @ 707 Hub with Omar Shaikh, Oct. 12

Milwaukee Business Journal: American Family Field’s impact goes beyond baseball: Opinion

Milwaukee Business Journal: New $700M ballpark funding proposal keeps Milwaukee Brewers in state through 2050

CBS 58: Sources: Brewers stadium bill coming next week. Here's how the $700 million cost is divided.

Milwaukee Business Journal: See Milwaukee business execs talk RNC, take over Union Station in Washington, D.C

Fox 6: Republican debate gives Milwaukee RNC organizers a test run

Fox 6: Republican debate: Milwaukee restaurants, hotels ready for crowds

WISN: Culver's backs state Senate push to add regulations to food delivery apps

The Center Square: Home Crew Coalition launches statewide ad blitz for Brewers ballpark funding

The Hop: Hopcast Episode 20 || Featuring Omar Shaikh

BizTimes: Leadership Lens: Omar Shaikh’s journey to business and community leadership

TMJ4: Home Crew Coalition, aimed at keeping American Family Field in Milwaukee, gets three new members 

Spectrum News 1: Home Crew Coalition grows, as does pressure to keep Brewers in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: A group formed to support state funds for American Family Field has announced 3 new members

Milwaukee Business Journal: McDonald's meets fine dining at Sharp Literacy fundraiser at The Gage: Slideshow

Milwaukee Business Journal: Bringing a lot to the table — 3rd St. Market Hall

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Downtown Milwaukee sees consumer spending increase, first quarter reports show

Hashtag Midwest's Executive Stories: Omar Shaikh: Restauranteur, Developer, and Coalition Builder

Milwaukee Business Journal: Christian Yelich's charity event raises $325K for Milwaukee-area Little League teams: Slideshow

Wisconsin Public Radio: Brewers stadium deal in limbo as Milwaukee County leaders clash with state GOP on funding deal

TMJ4: We're Open: Carnevor Restaurant voted best steakhouse in Wisconsin

Fox 6: Milwaukee budget cliff; Wisconsin revenue plan in the works

Milwaukee Business Journal: Cardinal Stritch closing draws huge reaction

Milwaukee Business Journal: For years, Cardinal Stritch struggled to avoid losing money. Only a PPP payout helped.

Milwaukee Business Journal: Downtown Milwaukee employers address perceptions of crime

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio expresses optimism about more public money for American Family Field

TMJ4: Support Local Little League Fields With A Major Player

Milwaukee Business Journal: Plan to raze I-794 bridges to open up land raises downtown access concerns

WTMJ Conversations: Omar Shaikh On The Homecrew Coalition

Wisconsin State Journal: Robin Vos: Gov. Tony Evers' Brewers proposal 'dead,' Republicans to seek new approach

WUWM: Coalition urges bipartisan funding plan for Milwaukee Brewers stadium improvements, amid GOP doubts

WPR: Milwaukee Brewers' $290M stadium deal struck out, but a new coalition is working to keep team in Wisconsin

NBC Sports: Wisconsin Republican says Brewers stadium funding plan dead

WisPolitics: Statewide Coalition Launches to Support the Future of Brewers Ballpark

Daily Mail (UK): Milwaukee Brewers and Democratic governor Tony Evers' plan to use $300MILLION in taxpayer money to improve team's baseball stadium is 'DEAD', says top Wisconsin Republican

WISN: New bipartisan coalition will push lawmakers to approve $290 million for Brewers

Fox 6: Milwaukee Brewers: Wisconsin coalition aims to keep team in state

Milwaukee Business Journal: Wisconsin leaders form coalition to support American Family Field

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: A new business group is supporting American Family Field funding. It features a well-known conservative.

BizTimes: Coalition formed to advocate for ‘solution’ to fund American Family Field upgrades

Urban Milwaukee: Pro-Ballpark Funding Coalition Launched

The Center Square: Business leaders, conservatives form coalition to support Brewer ballpark deal

TMJ4: Influential stakeholders form coalition to keep Brewers in Milwaukee

WTAQ: MKE Coalition Backs State Funded Repairs of Brewers Ballpark

WisBusiness: Home Crew Coalition: Statewide coalition launches to support the future of Brewers ballpark

Associated Press: Wisconsin Republican Says Brewers Stadium Funding Plan Dead

WIZM: La Crosse Loggers owner appointed to baseball group aimed at helping the Brewers stay in Wisconsin

ESPN: Coalition of Wisconsin leaders aims to keep Brewers in state

Cardinal Stritch University: Stritch alumni recognized by Milwaukee Business Journal

CBS 58: Public fundraiser at 3rd Street Market Hall to honor Officer Peter Jerving

Milwaukee Business Journal: Huge crowd helps honor C-Suite Stars, including Executive of the Year: Slideshow

Fox 6: Milwaukee 3rd Street Market Hall 2nd chance hiring offers 'purpose'

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Remote work led American Family to drop its downtown office. How are other offices faring?

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Downtown Milwaukee's 3rd Street Market Hall is adding a 300-seat events venue in the former Grand Avenue mall space

BizTimes: Wisconsin 275 - The State's Most Influential Business Leaders: Omar Shaikh

WTMJ: WTMJ Conversations: Omar Shaikh

Spectrum News 1: Some in business community excited to potentially have RNC in Milwaukee

CBS 58: Businesses excited to take on Republican National Convention

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee businesses held on better than expected during pandemic, but the 'new normal' remains a challenge

Fox 17 Nashville: Homelessness experts suggest Nashville follow Milwaukee's approach to addressing crisis

BizTimes: Around Town: GRAEF celebrates grand ‘reopening’ at The Avenue

Wisconsin Inno: These major Milwaukee companies are using a local podcast to attract talent

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee Common Council approves deal that could lead to hosting 2024 RNC

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Opinion: Milwaukee should definitely host the RNC. It will raise the city's profile.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Would remote fences prevent more downtown Milwaukee shootings? Leaders are torn.

TMJ4: City looking for public input on future of Downtown Milwaukee

Milwaukee Business Journal: Milwaukee small business owners sound off on impact of inflation

Fox 6: Milwaukee shootings: Is city's RNC bid hurt?

BizTimes: Mayor, business leaders exploring solutions following violent weekend

Urban Milwaukee: 3rd St. Market Hall Selected As Field Immersion Project Partner For Harvard Business School

CBS 58: Recent gun violence not expected to impact Milwaukee's potential to host RNC

WISN: Downtown Milwaukee violence impacts city's national image

Milwaukee Magazine: 5 Places to Eat at 3rd Street Market Hall

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Anytime Arepa opens Friday at 3rd Street Market Hall, joining new Dawg City and Kawa Ramen

Milwaukee Business Journal: Scenes from sold-out American Family Field where Milwaukee Brewers open season with big win

Milwaukee Business Journal: Mayoral election: Milwaukee leaders react, look ahead

Fox 6: Omar Shaikh shares thoughts on Milwaukee welcoming new mayor

Milwaukee Business Journal: Big-time election Business support plays key role in Johnson vs. Donovan mayoral race

Fox 6: Republican National Convention: Milwaukee, Nashville top 2 contenders

Fox 6: Republican National Convention: Milwaukee's pitch for 2024

Fox 6: Milwaukee mayor primary, Johnson, Donovan advance

WISN: Milwaukee downtown business owners take steps to ensure safety

Milwaukee Business Journal: Milwaukee business leaders say these are the challenges facing city's next mayor

Milwaukee Business Journal: What they said: Execs talk curbing the sharp spike in crime, car thefts in downtown Milwaukee

Milwaukee Business Journal: Crime is No. 1 issue challenging downtown hospitality, development, Milwaukee leaders say

Spectrum News 1: RNC officials could tour possible Milwaukee convention sites next week

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee poised to make its best pitch for 2024 Republican National Convention

TMJ4: Professor Stein 'Bear on a Tightrope' statue officially returns to The Avenue

CBS 58: Iconic statue of 'Professor Stein' returns home to 3rd St. Market Hall

WISN: 'UPFRONT' recap: Milwaukee pitches to host 2024 RNC at Salt Lake City event

Milwaukee Business Journal: Former Milwaukee Brewers catcher Lucroy joins 3rd St. Market Hall investor group

Milwaukee Business Journal: Milwaukee team optimistic after RNC event in Salt Lake City

Wisconsin Public Radio: 'I was talking to them through a screen window': Wisconsinites share the ways COVID-19 has changed their lives

CBS 58: 'Massive issues': Local businesses react to GOP push to reduce unemployment benefits 3rd Street Market Hall opens at The Avenue in downtown Milwaukee 3rd Street Market Hall opens to the public Friday

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 3rd Street Market Hall opens Friday in downtown Milwaukee

Milwaukee Business Journal: Booth selling natural wines joins 3rd St. Market Hall in Milwaukee

CBS 58: Carnevor restaurant to host dinner benefiting family of 16-year-old girl killed at Burger King

Fox 6: Burger King fatal shooting: Milwaukee restauranteur helps victim's family

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Our top 10 list of Milwaukee 2021 commercial projects includes a downtown high-rise 9 years in the making--and one that uses timber.

Fox 6: 'Bear on a Tightrope' returning to The Avenue

Milwaukee Business Journal: Business execs get sneak peek at 3rd Street Market Hall, raise money for Waukesha parade victims

Milwaukee Business Journal: 3rd Street Market Hall bringing new investors to downtown Milwaukee real estate

620 WTMJ: Former Milwaukee Brewers All-Star to Attend United For Waukesha Charity Event at 3rd Street Market Hall

Spectrum News 1: Business owners react to Milwaukee's RNC bid

620 WTMJ: 3rd Street Market Hall Nearing Completion Carnevor owner exploring options for larger restaurant space, with The Couture as a possibility

Milwaukee Business Journal: 3rd Street Market Hall event to raise funds for Waukesha parade victims

Sparky's Midday Madness (Podcast): Omar Shaikh joins the show to preview Milwaukee's newest food hall, 3rd Street Market Hall Christian Yelich & Randall Cobb named among investors in 3rd Street Market Hall

Milwaukee Business Journal: Leading players bullish on West Wisconsin Avenue renaissance: MBJ Podcast #129

Milwaukee Business Journal: Visit Milwaukee annual meeting shares trials of Covid-19, looks to hospitality recovery Welcome to our not-so-terrible city: Top attractions during NBA Finals home games

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 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 Carnevor responds to demand with curbside service

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