Brett Kihlmire

Let Us All Praise Downtown Employees

This week is the 9th annual Downtown Employee Appreciation Week. So start feeling appreciated. And check our list of the events.

By - Jul 28th, 2014 05:11 pm
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Downtown Milwaukee. Photo by Dave Reid.

Downtown Milwaukee. Photo by Dave Reid.

Sure, you’ve been to Summerfest and Bastille Days. But have you ever been to Downtown Employee Appreciation Week? Well, this week is your chance, and by the way, it’s also the 9th annual edition of the salute to all those hardworking Downtown employees. The celebration begins today and runs through Friday, August 1.

Launched in 2006 as a business retention and recruitment initiative, Downtown Employee Appreciation Week has steadily evolved to include fun-filled activities such as beach volleyball, live music, 1000 item giveaways, and chance to win tickets to State Fair. DEAW 2014 offers a new event: a solidarity walk for victims of cancer with Mayor Tom Barrett.

Beyond the list of of events, though, Downtown Employee Appreciation Week is a celebration of the many folks who work Downtown and a great way to meet new people and fellow workers, while having fun and supporting charitable organizations such as Feeding America and the American Cancer Society. The kickoff this morning was at Red Arrow Park, offering “Pancakes and Praise.” Here is the rest of the schedule:

 

 

Monday 7/28

I Work Downtown Volleyball Tournament
5 – 8:30 p.m. – Bradford Beach
Registration is closed

 

Tuesday 7/29

World’s Largest Coffee Break – Free java, treats, and music
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Catalano Square

Feeding America Food/Fund Drive
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Pere Marquette Park

Office Challenge Games, Item giveaways, American Cancer Society Station, and music by Evan Christian
11:45 a.m. -1:15 p.m. – Pere Marquette Park

I Work Downtown Volleyball Tournament
5 – 8:30 p.m. – Bradford Beach
Registration is closed

 

Wednesday 7/30

Feeding America Food/Fund Drive
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Schlitz Park

Office Challenge Games, Item giveaways, American Cancer Society Station, and music by Evan Christian
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Schlitz Park

American Cancer Society Suits and Sneakers Walk Featuring Mayor Tom Barrett
12 – 1 p.m. – Schlitz Park

99.1 The Mix State Fair Stop – Chance to win State Fair Tickets
12 – 1 p.m. – Schlitz Park

American Cancer Society Fundraiser
5 – 7 p.m. – Tazinos at City Center – 735 N. Water Street

American Cancer Society Station at River Rhythms
6 – 9 p.m. – Pere Marquette Park

 

Thursday 7/31

Feeding America Food/Fund Drive
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Zeidler Union Square

Office Challenge Games, Item giveaways, American Cancer Society Station, and music by Middle Ground
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Zeidler Union Square

Downtown’s Grandest Happy Hour – Prize Raffles, Beer by Rock Bottom Brewery, and Live Music
5 – 7 p.m. – The Shops of Grand Avenue – Center Court

Nite Cap & Ayre in the Square – Live Music by All the Good Things and free local beer samples.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Catalano Square
*Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Passport required for beer samples.

 

Friday 8/1

Feeding America Food/Fund Drive
11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. – Cathedral Square Park

Standing Ovations Awards Ceremony, Item Giveaways, Food, and Music by Naomi Marie
12 – 12:45 p.m. – Cathedral Square Park

4th Annual Urban Island Beach Party
4 – 11 p.m. – Lakeshore State Park

To get involved contact Ana Sorum, asorum@milwaukeedowntown.com.

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