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Alison Hanrahan

Yes, Milwaukee is great, but there's too many Cubs fans at Miller Park!

By - Jul 15th, 2013 10:38 am
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Alison Hanrahan

Alison Hanrahan

How long have you lived in Milwaukee and what brought you here?
Born and raised.

Was there a point where you decided this was the city you wanted to live in?
Milwaukee is Algonquin for “the good land”. So yeah, I have always wanted to live here.

What makes Milwaukee a good place to live?
Its cliché, but it’s the lakefront, the festivals, the awesome beer and the people. Milwaukee really does have all the amenities of other large cities without a lot of the headache that is typically associated with them.

How would you rate Milwaukee as a place to work and do business? 8.25

Do you see this as a good city for young people?
Absolutely, besides being a city with constant activity, there is so much opportunity for growth and development here, which is great for any young person that wants to be involved.

Who is your favorite Milwaukee personality?
Freeway! He is a Milwaukee legend.

What is the one thing you’d like to change about Milwaukee?
The percentage of Cubs fans allowed at Miller Park.

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