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Downtown West Allis Business Improvement District

Downtown West Allis Business Improvement District – In 1989 the merchants of Downtown West Allis, the majority of which are small businesses, utilized their entrepreneurial and organizational skills as a stimulus to form the Downtown West Allis Business Improvement District. This new organization represented a diverse mix of traditional retail establishments, specialty retailers, services providers, offices and eating & drinking places. Now, over 20 years later, we continue to strive to uphold the mission set forth when the BID was formed:

“Build a positive image that encourages Customer Growth and Community Involvement.”

Downtown West Allis will continue to offer its small town flavor. It will promote a quality image of the Milwaukee metropolitan area’s hometown downtown where new energy and traditional values meet to offer a genuine, “One-of-a-Kind” downtown experience.

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp. – Opportunity and Hope The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) provides quality business and financial education coupled with access to fair capital and financial products for over 25 years. WWBIC’s impact is seen through the many entrepreneurs, business owners and individual whom we assist. Our work and support put your business dreams to work.

Every day we are inspired to improve the economic well-being of our fellow residents through business loans, classes, coaching and money management tools. While we care about everyone, we focus our efforts on women, low-income and people of color.

The WAWM Family Resource Center has been a part of our community since 1998. The Center helps to strengthen our community by supporting families. We provide opportunities for parents to build on their strengths and learn from other parents, give children time and places to be with other children and learn preschool readiness skills as well as social and emotional skills.

The Center has staff to assist with connecting families to Badgercare and Foodshare and to help them with everyday skills such as planning healthy meals and shopping for toddlers. We also connect families to resources for crisis situations. We assist families to develop parenting skills that can promote the optimal development of children. We strive to prevent isolation of adults and children by encouraging social support linkage and networks among families and involvement in community activities and organizations. We work to ensure families have access to and are connected with appropriate community resources and receive from those resources the help that they need. The WAWM Family Resource Center follows the Five-Protective Factors of Healthy Families as detailed by the Children’s Trust Fund.

Rotary Club of West Allis – Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographic areas.

Founded in 1927, the Rotary Club of West Allis exists to provide fellowship and enlightening programs for our members and to encourage, foster, and implement the ideals of Rotary International in our local community and throughout the world in ways that enhance the quality of life and human dignity, create greater understanding among all people, and advance the prospects for peace. In all of our activities we will abide by the highest ethical standards and will always be guided by the Rotarian Four Way Test.

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors is a nonprofit community development organization dedicated to revitalizing Milwaukee’s Silver City, Burnham Park, and Layton Park Neighborhoods. The Layton Boulevard West neighborhood is conveniently located between Miller Park and the Mitchell Park Domes, minutes from the freeway and only a short seven-minute drive to downtown. With the Menomonee Valley right in our backyard, neighbors can use the Valley Passage to easily walk to a Brewers game, enjoy the Hank Aaron State Trail, fish the Menomonee River, or spend some time at the Urban Ecology Center or Three Bridges Park.

A block of Frank Lloyd Wright homes attracts visitors from around the world. Architects and homebuyers alike marvel at the quality of our housing stock. From Milwaukee Arts and Crafts bungalows and Victorian workers cottages to the classic brick colonials, these turn-of-the-century homes feature German craftsmanship, unique architectural detail, and beautiful stained glass windows. Visit our neighborhood and experience its diversity – from ethnic restaurants and grocery stores, to a variety of faith congregations, to an international Dining District, to our active neighbors with origins all over the map!

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