Join Jeremy Fojut, Co-Founder of NEWaukee, and Alexa Alfaro, Co-Founder of Meat on the Street, for a recurring inclusive and immersive show that tells stories of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, small businesses, entrepreneurs and non profits.
This ForeFront will highlight Milwaukee’s Washington Park neighborhood, and will feature Pete Cooney, Owner of Pete’s Pops; Terry Evans, Branch Manager of Urban Ecology Center (Washington Park); and Amy Narr, owner of Triciclo Peru.
This event is part of NEWaukee’s Cloud Cafe brought to you by Ginger Lazovik, Shorewest Realtors and North Shore Bank. The Cloud Cafe is an online platform for connectors and creators to find belonging during this time of unprecedented isolation. Sign up for NEWaukee’s newsletter for weekly updates about new events.
Terry Evans' love for the community and environment has brought him to the position of Branch Manager for the Washington Park Branch of the Urban Ecology Center. Terry oversees daily operations at the branch, as well as program development, reporting, community engagement and educational exhibits. Terry believes heavily in his commitment to community through ecologically literate approach to teaching, learning and living, volunteers and constituents. Terry has worked effortlessly to build and support community relationships through public programs, outreach, festivals, community awareness, and educational and learning opportunities.
Pete Cooney moved to Milwaukee to attend Marquette Business School in 2007 and has since made Milwaukee home. He started Pete's Pops as a side business while working in various accounting and finance roles for Rexnord, The Bartolotta Restaurant Group, and the Pabst Theater Group and has been able to successfully grow his side business into something bigger. What started as a one person cart roaming the city has grown into 2 permanent locations, 10 carts all around Wisconsin, a franchise in St. Louis, a growing staff of 20+ and big goals for more growth.
Amy Narr holds a bachelor degree from UWM in Business Administration and a Master degree in Sustainable Peacebuilding. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Peru, 2013-2016) and now owns Triciclo Peru, a Peruvian street food restaurant on Milwaukee's Near West Side, with her husband Mario. Her work in sustainable community economic development in Peru and as a Capital Access Manager for Kiva Microfunds in Wisconsin has allowed her to work side by side with other entrepreneurs and gain perspective on the dynamic difficulties that many minority populations face when dealing with poverty and social inequities. Through serving delicious Peruvian fare, she strives to share the robust Peruvian cuisine and culture with Milwaukee while addressing deeper social issues like access to food, employment equity and fair pay.