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Monday, February 18, 2019

Mr. Robertson's Corner Blog

The Mr. Robertson’s Corner blog offers meaningful reflections, stories, ideas, advice, and resources for high school students. The blog is written by Aaron S. Robertson, a Ph.D. student and public high school instructional aide in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area.

Mr. Robertson's Corner was launched in December 2018. By February 2019, it had already reached over 40 published posts and more than 50,000 page views. Among many other topics discussed are choosing a college major, resume and cover letter help, applying for work and the job interviewing process, exploring careers, personal finance, life skills, the personal and professional benefits of volunteer work, the importance of learning outside of the classroom, test and exam preparation, and ACT test preparation.

High school students looking for help with homework, picking a college major, resumes, writing a first resume, cover letters, job interviewing, applying for work, picking a career, exploring careers, personal finance, test and exam preparation, and/or preparing for the ACT test, should browse Mr. Robertson's Corner blog at www.mrrobertsonscorner.com

Friday, February 1, 2019

ACA Music & Entertainment Milwaukee

ACA Music & Entertainment Under New Ownership

Entertainment agency, a main staple on the metro-Milwaukee and Midwest scenes since 1948, acquired by seasoned musician and long-time ACA employee Matt Antoniewicz.

Waukesha, Wisconsin – February 1, 2019 – Matt Antoniewicz, a veteran professional musician and an account executive with ACA Music & Entertainment, announced today that he has acquired ACA. The closing of the purchase took place this past Monday, January 28. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

The firm, which has been in business since 1948, prides itself as the oldest and largest provider of live entertainment in the Midwest. The agency’s original owner, Bill Rothe, left the company to his siblings upon his passing. The company was most recently owned and operated by Mr. Rothe’s youngest daughter, Nancy Rothe-Egezeino. Ms. Rothe-Egezeino will continue with ACA as senior sales associate.

“I look forward to carrying on the ACA tradition of providing high-quality live bands, DJs, magicians, comedians, and an impressive array of entertainment options,” Mr. Antoniewicz said, adding, “We’re working diligently to bring in new bands and fresh ideas, like our first all-original artist, The Barbara Stephan Band.”

About ACA Music & Entertainment

Based in Waukesha, ACA has been in business since 1948. While the firm is well-known for its extensive assortment of quality live music acts, its overall entertainment portfolio and event management capabilities is extensive. Among a host of other offerings, ACA can provide DJs, audio/lighting production, celebrity impersonators, balloon artists, comedians, jugglers, magicians, face painters, and even murder mystery productions. Memorable themed-experiences are a specialty of ACA, with some examples including Roaring 20s Gala, Vegas Night, Moulin Rouge, Carnivale in Rio, and Hawaiian Luau.

To learn more about ACA and its offerings, visit it on the Web at www.acaentertainment.com, or call 262.790.0060.

About Matt Antoniewicz

Mr. Antoniewicz studied music performance and jazz studies at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. A long-time freelance trumpeter by profession, he served as a traveling music teacher for Milwaukee Public Schools for 13 years. He is also the founder and owner of North Coast Management, an artist management company that represents, among other artists, the bands Platinum; The North Coast Orchestra; Velocity; Livin’ The Dream; Respect! A Tribute to Aretha Franklin; and The Barbara Stephan Band. Mr. Antoniewicz continues to perform as a freelance trumpeter, and his performance credits include some of the most impressive national acts and productions to come out of the jazz, easy listening, pop, and R&B genres, as well as the touring Broadway circuit.

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Contact

Aaron S. Robertson
414.418.2278
therobertsonholdingsco@yahoo.com

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Milwaukee Landscaping

Landscaping Lingo: Making Sense of Professional Landscaping Speak

If you've been researching potential landscaping projects, then you've likely come across an unfamiliar term or two during your search. To help get you up to speed on your basic landscaping lingo before undertaking your next project, here is a list of commonly-used landscaping terms and their subsequent meanings. Landscaping contractors that service the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area will be familiar with these terms.

Acidic Soil – Soil with a pH value less than 7.0.

Aeration – The loosening of compact soil by digging or other mechanical means to increase the soil's water and air circulation.

Alkaline Soil – Soil with a pH value greater than 7.0.

Annual – A plant that sprouts, matures, and dies in a single growing season.

Bed – A plot of ground separate from the lawn where plants, shrubs, and trees can be planted.

Biennial – A plant that requires two growing seasons to complete its life cycle.

Broadcast – Scatter loose materials like seed and fertilizer.

Canopy – Any overhead covering including trees or man-made structures.

Coniferous – Trees or shrubs that produce cones.

Dead Heading – Removing a plant's dead flowers to prevent seed development and encourage continued blooming.

Deciduous – Trees, shrubs, and plants that shed their leaves in the fall and grow replacement leaves in the spring.

Evergreen – Trees, shrubs, and plants that remain green year-round.

Foliage – The leaves of a tree, shrub, or plant.

Germination – The sprouting of a plant from a seed.

Ground Cover – Low-growing plants or other materials used for covering the ground's surface.

Hardscape – Any structural elements like decks, patios, and sheds, including smaller features like stones, rocks, and walkways.

Hardy – Plants that can withstand colder temperatures without artificial protection.

Invasive – Non-native plants that grow and spread too vigorously.

Irrigation – Controlled watering.

Mulch – Loose materials laid over soil to prevent weeds and increase water retention.

Perennial – A plant that returns year after year with renewed growth from its rootstock.

pH – A measure that determines the acidity or alkalinity of soil.

Propagation – Creating new plants from a parent stock.

Pruning – Cutting off parts of a tree, shrub, or plant to maintain its health and control its size and appearance.

Raised Bed – A separate, raised plot of ground where plants, shrubs, and trees can be planted.

Root Ball – A thick mass of roots and soil that is most commonly seen in container-grown plants.

Sod – Small sections of pre-grown grass with a base layer of roots and soil that can be transplanted in a new location.

Softscape – Any natural elements including plants, grass, and soil.

Sow – To plant seeds.

Topiary – Trees or shrubs styled into ornamental shapes by pruning or shearing.

Variegated – Plants with leaves or petals marked by irregularly colored spots or streaks.

Xeriscaping – Using plants suited to a specific environment to eliminate or reduce the need for supplemental watering.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Milwaukee Remodeling Contractor

How to Choose the Right Milwaukee Remodeling Contractor for the Job

The amount of effort you spend finding the right contractor for your Milwaukee, Wisconsin home or business can make the difference between having a positive remodeling experience and a nightmarish one. Unfortunately, finding a good contractor isn't the easiest thing to do – especially if you don't know where to start looking. So, to help ensure you find the right person for your remodeling job, be sure to follow these steps when deciding on a contractor.

1. Seek out the names of remodeling contractors in your area.

There are many ways to find the names of contractors working in your area. Perhaps you have some friends who recently completed a similar remodel. If they were pleased with the work, ask them for the name of the contractor they dealt with. You can also look online or in your local Yellow Pages for contractor names. Simply find any names you can and add them to your list of potential remodeling contractors.

2. Research the contractors found during your previous search.

Once you've got a list of potential Milwaukee remodeling contractors, you'll need to research each one so you can narrow down your choices. Be sure to check online reviews and search the contractor's history with the Better Business Bureau. If any of your potential candidates have less-than-stellar reviews or a poor rating on the Better Business Bureau's website, eliminate them from your list.

3. Interview potential candidates.

Now that you've narrowed down your list to the most promising candidates, you'll need to conduct some interviews. Choose the number of contractors you'd like to interview about your remodeling project and start making calls. If your list of potential candidates is still rather long at this point, then contact your top picks first. You can always go back and contact additional contractors from the remaining names on your list if you are unsatisfied with your original choices.

During the interviews, seek answers to questions like:

- Does the contractor take on projects your size?
- How many similar jobs has the contractor completed?
- Will the contractor focus on your project themselves or will subcontractors be called in to complete the job?
- What efforts will the contractor take to keep the job site clean and safe?
- Can the contractor provide you with a list of references?
- What types of payment options and schedules does the contractor support?

If, at the end of the interview, you feel the contractor still has potential, then request a formal bid with a breakdown of project costs so you can use it to make an informed decision. Be sure to get everything in writing, as a detailed bid can be helpful later if you have a dispute. Ask the contractor to be as detailed as possible in their bid and include such details as brands of materials and products to be used, plus payment amounts and schedule options.

4. Decide which contractor is right for you.

When deciding on which remodeling contractor to go with, it's important that you take your time and avoid making hasty decisions. If your gut is telling you not to go with a certain contractor, then it might be wise to listen. Before making any decisions, however, be sure to carefully study the breakdown of costs provided by each potential contractor, because the quantity and quality of materials will likely differ from one bid to the next.

While making your decision, do keep in mind that it's not always wise to gravitate toward the contractor with the cheapest bid. Though paying less does sound nice, a cheaper bid may mean the contractor is inexperienced or plans on cutting corners to keep costs low. Also, be sure your final choice has the proper credentials to work in your area, including valid insurance, so you don't find yourself liable for any on-the-job accidents or damage to nearby properties, should such problems occur during the remodel.

There is plenty to think about when planning a remodel. One area of thought that should never be overlooked is the question of who will be your contractor. So that you don't end up choosing the wrong person for the job, be sure to follow the preceding steps when deciding on which Milwaukee contractor will oversee your next remodeling project.

Advertising network for Milwaukee businesses

Hello! My name is Aaron Robertson, and I'm the publisher here at MilwaukeeBusinessOpportunities.com. I'm also the publisher, among other Web properties and projects, of Mr. Robertson's Corner - a blog offering meaningful reflections, stories, ideas, advice, and resources for high school students. You can learn more about me and my background here.

I'm writing with an exciting marketing opportunity for metro-Milwaukee businesses serious about taking their online presence to the next level.

Recently, among others, I acquired these Web site addresses (domains):
  • MilwaukeeWisconsinRestaurants.com
  • MilwaukeeWisconsinLiveMusic.com
  • MilwaukeeWisconsinFestivals.com
  • MilwaukeeWisconsinChurchFestivals.com
  • MilwaukeeWisconsinCarDealers.com
  • MilwaukeeWisconsinRealtors.com
  • MilwaukeeWisconsinEngineers.com
  • MilwaukeeBrewersFans.com
  • MilwaukeeBucksFans.com
Here's what I'm offering, in a nutshell: For a monthly investment of $200.00 (month-to-month, cancel at any time), send me your unlimited quantity of ready-to-go, easy to open/download/copy/paste content in the form of press releases, sponsorship announcements, photos of events, coupons and offers, contest details, upcoming events, editorial, business news, market insights, studies, and more. I will distribute your content across my growing network of Web holdings, which includes this site, MilwaukeeBusinessOpportunities.com.  All sites are mobile friendly.

Content will be published across the most relevant sites. For example, unless a Milwaukee area real estate firm or realtor is going to be a major sponsor of, or have a strong booth presence on, the Milwaukee church festival scene, that realtor's or firm's content will most likely never be published on that site. However, a Milwaukee area bar/restaurant that also happens to bring in live music from time to time and also has game day packages and/or shuttle rides to Brewers and Bucks games can potentially make use of quite a few of these sites in the growing network.

Looking to cancel? All previously published content stays published, living on in perpetuity.

Throw in the power of Facebook, NextDoor.com, LinkedIn, Twitter, and over a decade of expertise in the realms of search engine optimization (SEO), professional writing, and online marketing. Traffic to these sites isn't just going to pour in because of the domain name, although it is a factor that helps, no doubt. It takes more than that. I control or have access to several major, locally-themed Facebook pages and groups. I also regularly make use of NextDoor.com, LinkedIn, and Twitter. With these four sites alone, I have the ability to instantly reach thousands with a couple clicks of the mouse. Beyond that, my skills in keyword targeting and phrasing ensure plenty of organic traffic coming in from search engines, as well.

$200 per month investment. No contract. Cancel at any time. All previously published content stays published. Take your online presence to new heights and reach new customers. Serious inquiries only, please. E-mail me at therobertsonholdingsco@yahoo.com to get the conversation started. When you e-mail, please write in the subject line: Milwaukee Advertising.

To Your Success,

Aaron Robertson

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Muskego Community Blood Drive on 1/29/19

Recently, Kristin was diagnosed with incurable stage 4 cancer. Undaunted, she is undergoing chemotherapy and receiving blood transfusions that have saved her life and help her to keep fighting. “If blood had not been available for me, I would not be able to share my story. Please donate blood so more lives can be saved,” says Kristin.

Muskego Community Blood Drive
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, from 2:30pm - 6:30pm
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, S66 W14325 Janesville Road, Muskego
Grace Room

Give blood, get noodles. When you give blood at this drive, we'll give you a coupon for a free entrée when you purchase a Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage from Noodles & Company (while supplies last)! ALSO...Give a pint, get a pint! All attempting donors will receive a coupon for a pint of custard from Culver's.

Appointments encouraged. Friends and family welcome. To sign up, visit bit.ly/muskegojanuary2019 or call Luann at 414-916-9650.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mechanical Engineer Milwaukee

DKC Engineering, LLC is a mechanical engineering firm based in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. Though headquartered in the state of Wisconsin, owner Charles (Casey) Discasey, a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) since 2003, maintains professional mechanical engineering licenses in 28 states and can easily travel for business.

In total, Casey has been in the industry for nearly 30 years, 20 of those years as a practicing engineer in the greater Milwaukee area. Specializing in industrial and commercial HVAC, process piping, and building infrastructure systems like chiller and boiler plants, Casey holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He maintains memberships in both the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR). DKC Engineering is also an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Casey’s robust portfolio of work includes mechanical engineering consulting services across a plethora of businesses and industries, ranging anywhere from churches and school districts, to entertainment venues and large manufacturers & distributors, and from hospitals and clinics, to retail and commercial office spaces. References are available upon request.

Active on the business networking scene, Casey is always looking to meet and build relationships with contractors, vendors, directors of maintenance and facilities, and a variety of business owners.

To learn more about Casey and how he and the team at DKC Engineering can be of service to you, visit the company’s Web site at www.dkceng.com.

You can reach DKC Engineering, LLC and Charles (Casey) Discasey at 262-751-9430, or by e-mail at: crd@dkceng.com.

DKC Engineering, LLC 
13104 Watertown Plank Road 
Elm Grove, WI 53122 
262-751-9430 
crd@dkceng.com
www.dkceng.com