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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

123@5 Networking Tonight, 10/8/14

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"If you make great friends, great business will follow..." Steve Riege
Yes, it's Wednesday!
 Join your friends at 123@5, Wednesday October 8th
beginning at 5:00 at Rail Hall!
Welcome back to Milwaukee's Premier Business Networking Event.

Large FREE parking across the street, on the corner of 2nd and Seeboth Streets

 Why 123@5 works for YOU?(click to see the video)
(click for our website)

Milwaukee's Premiere Business Networking Event
No agenda, No membership, No hassles, and...
Yes - 123@5 is still FREE!

Great business networking begins again 
Wednesday October 8th, beginning at 5:00.
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Mark your calendars...Our 2015 events are
January 14, April 8th, July 8th, October 14th. (Always Wednesday)

 Will I see you there?
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A return to great "Old School" Business Networking - Face to Face

Open to everyone interested in business networking
No Membership
No Fee (yes, it's free)
BYOS (buy your own stuff)
Bring a friend, or two, or several
Invite your network

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Business Fraud Presentation at Harley-Davidson Museum on 10/20/14

U.S. Bank is holding an event entitled, "Innovations in Fraud: How to protect your business against the newest threats" at the Harley-Davidson Museum on Monday, October 20th, from 8:30am to 12pm.

It is being presented by Jeff Lanza, a retired FBI agent with over 20 years experience.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Tracy Harris at 262-638-8007 or

Upcoming Workshops at Boerner Botanical Gardens

Aquaponics: Year’ Round Gardening
Session 1: Thursday, October 9, 6:30pm – 8pm (at Boerner Botanical Gardens)

Session 2: Saturday, October 11, 10aom – 11am (at Central Greens – 51st and Bluemound)
$15 members / $20 non-members
Two-part aquaponics demonstration will teach about aquaponic food production and how you can grow fresh­ fish and vegetables.

The Lore and Lure of Spices
Thursday, October 16, 6:30pm – 8pm
$10 members / $15 non-members
Milwaukee Spice House will discuss the history and uses of a variety of spices. Tasting and samples included.

Family Workshops
Families (up to 5 people): $20 members / $25 non-members
Individuals: $10 members / $12 non-members
To register, please call (414) 525-5656

Planting a Windowsill Herb Garden
Saturday, October 18, 10am – 12pm
Learn which winter herbs will grow best indoors on your windowsills. Decorate terra cotta flowerpots and plant herbs to enjoy at home.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you,

Julia Buraczewski
Marketing & Event Coordinator
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens – since 1984
(414) 525-5661

Friday, September 26, 2014

Harvest Fair This Weekend at the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds

Among other bands in a great lineup, The Buckinghams perform Saturday; a brief interview with lead singer Carl Giammarese.

By Aaron S. Robertson

“We’re really looking forward to Milwaukee, even if you’re a bunch of Packers fans,” Carl Giammarese, the lead singer of famed 60s pop group The Buckinghams, told me with a laugh in a brief interview with him by phone this past Tuesday afternoon, September 23. It was my second interview with him. Check out my more comprehensive conversation with Carl near the end of 2011. “As you know, we’ve visited Milwaukee many, many times, going back to the 60s, and we always have a great time.”

The Chicago-based group, armed with hits like “Kind of a Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song)”, and “Susan”, takes the stage this Saturday, September 27, starting at 4:00pm at the Bank Mutual Amphitheater. Admission is free for the family-friendly fair, which opens Friday evening and runs through Sunday.

The Harvest Fair performance will include the band’s horn section, which is always a treat. Joining along in the 75-minute performance will be Brookfield resident Peter Neumer on sax.

Carl Giammarese, The Buckinghams
Carl Giammarese, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 12/5/12.
“We had a good summer,” Carl told me. “There were some really enjoyable shows throughout the year so far. We recently performed with The Grass Roots and Gary Puckett & The Union Gap. Nick [Fortuna, the band’s bassist and other remaining original member] and I are really pleased with the current lineup. We just keep plotting along here.” The Grass Roots are also performing Saturday at the same stage, starting at 8:00pm. Read my in-depth 2012 interview with bassist and lead singer Mark Dawson.

Aside from additional upcoming performances this year, Carl said the band doesn’t have any new recordings or other special projects coming up in the pipeline at the immediate moment, but he did note that an album was released earlier this year entitled FlashBack, a collection of newer recordings featuring both national hits and regional favorites that The Buckinghams have enjoyed over the years. “I’d like to maybe record another live show for DVD one of these days, as well,” Carl explained, noting, “But you have to have the perfect venue for something like that.” Carl has also been working on an autobiography for some time now. “I’m hoping to complete it before I pass away,” he said with a laugh. “But joking aside, I think our fan base will really come to enjoy it. It will be very extensive.”

Nick Fortuna, The Buckinghams
Bassist Nick Fortuna, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 12/5/12.
From personal experience, The Buckinghams always put on a great show. There’s something for everyone. It’s actually worth forgetting and forgiving for that 75 minutes that some of the band members are die-hard Bears and Cubs fans. And we know that it’s pretty darn rare when we can say that, right Milwaukee? So come check the band out and take in all of the other great entertainment and food offerings that Harvest Fair has in store for you this weekend. And if 60s pop is in fact your forte, you definitely have to return for The Grass Roots.

Click here for the complete Harvest Fair lineup, and check out

Monday, September 22, 2014

Upcoming Interview with Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams

Excited to announce I'll be catching up with Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams tomorrow in a brief interview leading up to the band's appearance at Harvest Fair at the Wisconsin State Fair grounds this coming Saturday!

In the meantime, check out my comprehensive interview with him near the end of 2011.

All the Best,


Monday, September 15, 2014

Manpower Job Fair on 9/17/14 in East Troy

Manpower is hosting a job fair at the East Troy City Hall on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 9am until 2pm. Manpower representatives will be there to speak with you about your experience and our current and future openings. Address of the facility is:
2015 Energy Drive
East Troy, WI 53120
Municipal Building Meeting Room A
We have quite a number of openings in Lake Country in a variety of fields, such as:

·         Production/Assembly
·         Press Operation
·         Customer Service/Inside Sales
·         Warehouse

We are looking for individuals who are motivated to work hard and advance their career!  
If you are interested or know someone who is, please plan to attend and bring along a copy of your updated resume for review. In the meantime, please make sure you are registered on

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Funtastic Times at Serb Hall 8/27/14

Funtastic Times at Serb Hall
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, from 5-7pm (5:00 to 5:30 register)

Serb Hall
5101 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Milwaukee - 53219

$10 at the door

Appetizers provided. Cash bar.

Please arrive a little earlier if possible, and bring plenty of business cards, as we are expecting a big turnout!

For additional questions or concerns, and to RSVP:

Dick: 414-517-0663 or
Tim: 414-426-1208 or

Click here to visit the Funtastic Times Web site