NEWaukeean of the Week

Jason Eggert

"My biggest hope for the city is that we can transcend the faults in our past..."

By - Feb 2nd, 2016 11:46 am
Jason Eggert. Photo courtesy of NEWaukee.

Jason Eggert. Photo courtesy of NEWaukee.

What is your job and its responsibilities?

My job is Vice President, Commercial Banking at Associated Bank. I am charged with managing and growing a book of business for the bank, mainly made up of small to medium sized businesses in the metro Milwaukee area. My responsibilities include new business origination, risk management, client retention, and advising my clients on all sorts of matters. Every day is different and I love that about it!

What do you love most about Milwaukee?

The people – I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to many other cities and countries and there is no comparison. People in Milwaukee are kind, genuine, and eager to connect with and help one another. The whole “two degrees of separation in Milwaukee” rings true here and the people of Milwaukee make our city great!

Where do you see Milwaukee in five years?

Milwaukee looks great five years from now. With the arena completed, the lakefront redeveloped, and even more investment continuing to flow into the city, Milwaukee should see an ever growing population continue to rise. It’s a great time to be here.

What local restaurant is at the top of your list?

This is so tough – Milwaukee is such a great foodie town and I have tried many of them – if I had to pick one though, I’d have to go with Carnevor – best steak I’ve ever had bar none.

What is your biggest hope for this city?

My biggest hope for the city is that we can transcend the faults in our past – specifically, I hope we can see much better collaboration between the city and the surrounding communities, as we truly are a region and will rise and fall together. Additionally, while all of this investment in our city is great, I believe the only way it is sustainable is for us to get our school system back on track; as we get older, our Millennial generation will want to live where they can raise their families and send their kids to school.

What does your ideal Milwaukee weekend look like?

So many things to choose from here! I would probably have to say a stay at the Iron Horse on a summertime weekend, catch a Brewers game during the day and a Summerfest concert at night. On Sunday, you have to do brunch at Buckley’s and then walk it off along the lakefront.

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