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TEMPO Milwaukee June Program Meeting & Past Presidents Luncheon
University Club of Milwaukee
924 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM CDT
Category: Program Meetings

June Program Meeting
& Past Presidents Luncheon 

"Raising Up Equitable Entrepreneurship:
The Story of Sherman Phoenix" 


Thursday, June 21, 2018
University Club of Milwaukee | 924 E. Wells St. 

11:30 a.m. - Noon : Registration & Networking
Noon - 1:15 p.m. : Lunch & Program 

TEMPO Milwaukee Members | No Cost
Guests | $35 

Please contact Kelsiee Arreguin to register: [email protected]

Program Description: 
Join us for a presentation led by project co-developers, JoAnne Sabir and Juli Kaufmann, who will share an overview and photographic tour of the Sherman Phoenix. Attendees will also hear from two of the more than 20 entrepreneurs whose businesses will be a part of the project: Chandra Cooper (Grateful Girls/Queens Closet) and Lauren Schultz (Purple Door Ice Cream).

The Sherman Phoenix is a model for healing our city by lifting a grassroots economic development effort to generate positive economic and social returns in communities of color. The civil unrest in Sherman Park in 2016 following the shooting of a black man shed light on the critical need for inclusive pathways to economic opportunities for all Milwaukee neighborhoods to thrive. In response, The Sherman Phoenix project uses an innovative approach that builds from community assets in a commercial real estate development model to help strengthen entrepreneurship, create jobs, revitalize main streets and catalyze community wealth generation.

The Sherman Phoenix is located at 36th St. and Fond du Lac Avenue at the eastern entrance to the Sherman Park neighborhood. It will open in Fall 2018 and achieve the following:

  • Redevelop a vacant and burned building into a high-quality commercial wellness hub, food hall, and cultural center.
  • Strengthen 20+ entrepreneurs of color to help them grow their businesses, generate jobs and support the local economy.
  • Build community wealth and ownership through direct investment by more than 50 neighbor owners and through an innovative co-developer model.

Contact: TEMPO Milwaukee; [email protected] | (414) 301-6680