Shorewood Business District News – June 2020

Get out the Funk!

Who caught a glimpse of the Funkclub Wagon last Friday? The Shorewood Business Improvement District was looking for something fun to do amidst a pandemic and the subsequent restrictions on gatherings. The cancellation of the Tour of America’s Dairyland bike races, graduation ceremonies, and our Fourth of July celebrations had left us all in a “funk” so to speak. (Pun intended) Enter… the Funkclub Wagon! 
Not only did the Wagon drive through several streets playing music for three hours, but they live-streamed the entire performance which was shared on several Facebook pages. Over 6.5 thousand people saw the live stream and hundreds of residents stepped out to dance and cheer when they were lucky enough to have the wagon drive by their own house.
We definitely want to do this again! Let Steph know if you have suggestions and/or know of any other bands that are willing to drive our streets so we don’t fall into another funk!

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has opened up a second round of funding for the We’re All In Small Business Grants program which is designed to help small businesses get back on their feet while also encouraging adoption of best practices to keep employees, customers and communities safe. 
The program is open to Wisconsin based businesses with few than 20 employees that have less than $1,000,000 in revenue.  To find out more information on eligibility and the application process, click
HERE. Also, email Steph Salvia if you need a letter of acknowledgment stating you were in business as of February 2020. 
Applications are due Sunday, June 23rd at 11:59pm so don’t delay!


Last week Shorewood Businesses moved into Phase C of the North Shore Health Department’s reopening plan. While most of our businesses are now open, many have been required to operate at a lower capacity. Some owners are also still working on putting the proper safety measures into place. I want to take a minute to thank all of our business owners for working so hard so help keep everyone safe! To read more about Phase C and what it means for businesses, CLICK HERE

Please continue to support our small businesses in whatever way makes you feel most comfortable while respecting each business owner’s carefully thought out decision.  

(photo cred to Nat Dauaver – Draft & Vessel)
Kudos to all of our businesses that supported the Black Lives Matter march on Saturday, June 6th.  We had a huge crowd come through our district and our businesses were out in full force supporting with window displays and by distributing food and water. Visit our
Facebook page to see photos from our business owners. 
“Injustice anywhere is a detriment to justice everywhere.” Eric Lucas

Ziolkowski Dental Weclomes Dr. Hannah Draver!
 Dr. Hannah Draver grew up in Shorewood, WI, just blocks from Ziolkowski Dental. As a lifetime resident of Shorewood, she attended Atwater Elementary School, St. Robert’s School and Shorewood Intermediate School. She later graduated as Salutatorian from Divine Savior Holy Angels High School. After completing her bachelor’s degree at University of Louisville, she decided she couldn’t stay away from Milwaukee any longer and returned to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry. Dr. Draver looks forward to developing relationships with patients for years to come. Read more 


Thanks to everyone who has supported and continues to support our small businesses. It does not go unnoticed and we are so very grateful for the support!

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the actions of its members” Coretta Scott King


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