NEWaukee’s Frequently Asked Questions

What is NEWaukee?

NEWaukee is a social architecture agency. We are a business that designs memorable in-person experiences, with the goal of creating a beacon of belonging inside the communities and companies we work with.

What does NEWaukee do?

 

We provide consumer/employer brand and recruitment services for businesses. We connect companies to the customers, employees and resources necessary to grow their brand – through sponsorship opportunities, custom event production, full lifecycle recruitment and more.

Our team also offers consultation and training on workforce or community development needs.

Is NEWaukee a non-profit? A young professionals organization?

No, NEWaukee is not a non-profit or a “young professionals organization.” NEWaukee is an LLC that provides event, engagement, recruiting and consulting services to businesses and municipalities.

Can I hire NEWaukee to help my business?

 

Absolutely! Contact us today, and we will set up a meeting to talk through your goals and develop a custom plan to ensure your success.

What does NEWaukee mean? What does the “NKE” stand for?

 

Our name comes from our vision of creating a “New Milwaukee.” Similarly to how Milwaukee is abbreviated MKE, we abbreviate NEWaukee to NKE.

 

Who is behind NEWaukee?

 

NEWaukee is led by co-founders Angela Damiani and Jeremy Fojut. The NEWaukee team is small but mighty – get to know us here!

How did NEWaukee start?

NEWaukee was originally founded in 2009 by a group of friends who were new to Milwaukee, who hosted bi-weekly happy hours across the city. Through the creation of hundreds of unique experiences, we studied what made people move, how to get them to take action, and how to shift the narrative about a place. What began as a social network evolved into the nation’s first social architecture agency – now, over a decade later, municipalities and companies from across the country hire us to consult on their workforce development and engagement strategies.

I don’t consider myself a young professional. Can I still go to NEWaukee events?

Absolutely! NEWaukee events are welcome to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Do I have to be a member or pay a membership fee to go to NEWaukee events?

No – NEWaukee is not a membership organization. You do not have to pay a membership fee to be involved in our events. We do have some ticketed programs (for example, our quarterly Gallery Night ART Bus), but many are free and open to the public to attend.

I’m interested in volunteering or working at NEWaukee. How do I get involved?

If you are specifically interested in volunteering or working at NEWaukee, contact us today.

If you are interested in giving back to the community, check out this “Nonprofits We Love” blog with ways to get involved.

I want to perform/speak/show my work at a NEWaukee event. How do I get involved?

If you are an artist, performer, musician, speaker or dancer that would like to get involved with NEWaukee, submit your interest here.

I want to vend at a NEWaukee event, or I want NEWaukee to host an event in my venue. How can I arrange this?

If you are a venue, bar, restaurant or caterer that would like to get involved in a NEWaukee event, submit your interest here

If you are specifically looking for the Night Market application, it can be found here (please note, the application is generally live starting in January and up through September).

My company is interested in sponsoring a NEWaukee event. How do I become a sponsor?

Contact us today, and we will set up a meeting to talk through your goals and develop a custom sponsorship plan to ensure your success.

How much does a NEWaukee event sponsorship cost?

We have a wide range of flexible events and services for many budgets. Contact us today, and we will set up a meeting to talk through your goals and provide a custom quote.

How do I post a job on NEWaukee’s job board?

Simply contact us today for listing instructions and pricing. 

I don’t want to miss a NEWaukee event. What’s the best way for me to hear about them?

Sign up for the NEWaukee newsletter! We send our weekly newsletter every Monday morning. And, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

I don’t want to miss a NEWaukee event. What’s the best way for me to hear about them?

NEWaukee’s Night Market is a free, outdoor event showcasing a variety of local Milwaukee vendors, performers, and artists. Held monthly during the summer, the Night Market transforms the heart of downtown into an exciting fusion of all the city has to offer. Learn more at newaukee.com/night-market.

What is the NEWaukee Night Market?

NEWaukee’s Night Market is a free, outdoor event showcasing a variety of local Milwaukee vendors, performers, and artists. Held monthly during the summer, the Night Market transforms the heart of downtown into an exciting fusion of all the city has to offer. Learn more at newaukee.com/night-market.

What is YPWeek?

YPWeek, a NEWaukee initiative started in 2012, is a week long platform for discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter among young professionals. This interactive conference brings together key leaders in the community, at purposefully chosen locations that integrate the unique cultural assets with meaningful learning or social interaction. The activities engage the next generation in experiences that are important to you as a YP while educating your employers on the important role these functions play in retaining you as their workforce. Learn more at ypweek.com.

What is The Beacon?

The Beacon is Milwaukee’s newest hub for social innovation and entrepreneurship, combating social isolation through connectivity.

The Beacon lives at the intersection of real estate and community development. The NEWaukee development in the Historic Schlitz Tivoli Palm Garden building at 504 W. National Ave in Walker’s Point provides a physical space for an inclusive and vibrant gathering of local artisans, makers, tech startups, independently owned and operated businesses, as well as the customers they serve. Beyond the incubation of new businesses and cultural production, The Beacon serves as NEWaukee’s largest investment in tackling the public health epidemic of social isolation, by creating unique experiences that create a sense of belonging in the community. Learn more at mkebeacon.com.

What is Newance?

Newance, a NEWaukee sister company, offers talent strategy consulting, recruitment and experience based offerings to engage recruits and employees. Newance works with growing companies from early stage to venture and beyond to solve their technical and highly skilled talent challenges, and they offer over a decade of experience in building high performing agile teams. Learn more at newance.co.

What is Rev Collective?

Rev Collective, a NEWaukee sister company, is a women’s membership organization with an emphasis on peer accountability groups. Rev Collective curates collectives of like-minded women and nonbinary individuals with similar career ambitions to address the opportunity gap that still exists for these professionals. Learn more at revcollective.com.

Can NEWaukee give a workshop or talk at my school/company?

Absolutely! Contact us today for scheduling and rate information.

I’d love to pick your brain about my upcoming event, workplace culture, engagement strategy, etc.

We’re so glad to hear you’re interested in implementing NEWaukee’s strategies. The next step would be to contact us for a brief meeting to learn more about your goals, after which we can develop a custom consulting arrangement.

You can also take a look at the articles and resources on our blog that can help tide you over until you’re ready to embark on a project with us.

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