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It's Young Professionals Week!
It's not too late to get involved with NEWaukee's Young Professionals Week! Between April 14-22, this national conference presents 22 dynamic events throughout Milwaukee. A trailblazing program designed to encourage connectivity and leadership in the Millennial generation, YP Week is a place for young professionals to learn, share and invest in the Milwaukee community.
Westown Association is a proud partner of the conference. The Young Professionals Bubbler Awards, presented in part by Westown, look to celebrate and thank future leaders of Milwaukee who share their time and passion with our city.
Don't miss this exciting and groundbreaking opportunity!  Take a look at the rest of the week's schedule here and get involved! 


 River Rhythms 2013 Line-Up Announced 


The crowd gathers for an evening of music and fun at River Rhythms 2012.


The Westown Association is proud to present its musical line-up for the 2013 River Rhythms season! River Rhythms is one of Milwaukee's most diverse and fastest-growing musical festivals, featuring great performers like Brother, The Fatty Acids and Leroy Airmaster.


The 2013 season begins on June 12 with Piano Brew, and the free concerts continue each Wednesday until August 28 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. in Pere Marquette Park (on Old World Third St between Kilbourn and State St).


A special performance by Leroy Airmaster will occur Friday, August 30 in conjunction with Harley Davidson's 110th Anniversary Celebration.


For more information about River Rhythms, visit westown.org!


June 12 - Piano Brew 


June 19 - De La Buena


June 26 - The Delta Routine




July 10 - Brother


July 17 - R.A.S. Movement


July 24 - The Fatty Acids


July 31 -  Milwaukee Battle of the Bands


August 7 - Greg Koch with John Sieger


August 14 - Manran


August 21 - Five Card Studs


August 28 - The Toys


Friday, August 30 - Leroy Airmaster

Welcome Fairfield Inn & Suites!   
From design board to reality!
Working hard on the hotel.
Westown is proud to welcome its newest member: Fairfield Inn & Suites!
Occupying the former Best Western 12-story building on Wisconsin Avenue, Fairfield Inn & Suites will feature a stylish, chic design and plentiful amenities, including a Business Center and 24-hour Fitness Center. The lobby renovation and expansion includes the former Powers Jewelry and Johnnie Walkers spaces on Wisconsin Avenue. All rooms will be brand new!
The hotel is set to open mid-May. Nighttime up-lighting is sure to brighten Wisconsin Avenue. Fairfield Inn & Suites' top-notch design and services will bring a unique flavor to the Westown neighborhood. Welcome!
New Website Launch 

Westown Association is excited to announce the launch of its new website, westown.org!


Check out our new site for information and updates about Westown events, businesses and news!


The site is in phase 1; we are currently working on launching phase 2. The second phase will include logins for our members to update their member pages and add upcoming events to a neighborhood events page. Stay tuned!

Future Milwaukee Community Leadership Program


The Future Milwaukee Community Leadership Program, offered through Marquette University's College of Professional Studies, is currently recruiting 35-40 talented and highly motivated individuals! The program will meet twice a month September 2013 through May 2014.


The program aims to create positive change in Milwaukee through building personal and community knowledge, leadership and collaboration.


Applications and program information are available at futuremilwaukee.org  and are due by June 30, 2013.


For more information please contact Lori Kazaks, Recruitment Coordinator lori.kazaks@marquette.edu 

or (414) 288-7118


Calling All Retailers!

The Retail Rally & Renewal Symposium will be held Monday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ManpowerGroup's World Headquarters. This is a great event for any retailer in Milwaukee.


Featuring keynote speaker Robyn Waters, Target's former VP of Trend, Design and Product Development, the conference provides a valuable opportunity to learn about and discuss the retail industry.


RSVP deadline is April 19!


For more info click here.

Save the Date!
Westown Farmers' Market back June 5


The Westown Farmers' Market returns this summer, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Zeidler Union Square.


The market features more than 60 vendors selling Wisconsin-grown produce and flowers, prepared food, handcrafted art, lunch from local restaurants and live music!


Spend your Wednesdays shopping local at the Westown Farmers' Market, starting June 5!



New Board Member:
Angela Damiani


Welcome to the newest Westown Association Board Member: Angela Damiani of Art Milwaukee!


Angela is the Executive Director at Art Milwaukee. We are very excited to have her on board.