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2019 Willy Street Fair Raffle

Karen Bednar Events, Williamson-Marquette Neighborhood, Willy Street Fair Leave a Comment

Common Wealth Development & Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center’s 2019 Willy Street Fair Raffle Drawing: Sunday, September 15 @ 6:30pm, Third Lake Market Lot, 944 Williamson St. Need not be present to win. Staff will call winners within a week of the fair. Tickets are 1 for $2 / 3 for $5 / 10 for $10. To get tickets: 1. Stop by the Common Wealth office, located at 1501 Williamson Street in Madison, between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekdays. 2. Call 608.256.3527 x10 to arrange a different time to buy raffle tickets. 3. Stop by the booth at the Willy Street Fair, located near the 1000 block of Williamson Street the weekend of September 14-15, 2019. Here is a list …

Common Wealth Congratulates Sarah Hole!

Andy Miller Announcements, Business Incubators, Events, Uncategorized, Williamson-Marquette Neighborhood Leave a Comment

It is our honor and privilege to announce that Sarah Hole will be leaving Common Wealth Development, effective July 31, to enjoy her retirement. Over the past 22 years, Sarah has been instrumental in Common Wealth’s success as well as being an integral piece of Madison’s economy as the Facilities Director for Common Wealth’s two business incubators, Madison Enterprise Center and Main Street Industries. Prior to her arrival at Common Wealth, Sarah earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from Earlham College and a MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Sarah joined the Common Wealth family on September 1, 1995, and has been an ambit of growth and development for our economic development efforts ever since. Through Sarah’s stewardship …

Big changes for the Williamson-Marquette Gazette

Andy Miller Williamson-Marquette Neighborhood Leave a Comment

For the past 34 years, Common Wealth, the Marquette Neighborhood Association and the Williamson-Marquette Neighborhood Center have partnered together to produce the Williamson-Marquette Gazette, a bi-monthly newspaper for the Williamson-Marquette neighborhood. We are proud to have provided news and connections to our community for so many years. Volunteers and staff have dedicated an extraordinary amount of time to shape and share the Wil-Mar Gazette. Our community is stronger and more vibrant because of this collaborative effort. With the changing format of news delivery and online networks, our three organizations have come together to evaluate the effectiveness and costs of the Gazette. We have determined that, in order to devote more staff time to emerging projects and offer sustainable, evolving connections within …

Congratulations to Willy Street North on the Grand Opening on August 15!

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Common Wealth sends much congratulations to the Willy Street Co-op on the grand opening of their new store on Madison’s north side in a food desert this past August 15, located at 2817 N. Sherman Ave. This harkens back to 1985, when Common Wealth had a capital equity and loan program funded by the City of Madison’s CDBG program. We had a chance to catch up with Mark Koppelkam, who helped draw up business plans for the Willy Street Co-op that was originally located at the corner of Williamson and Few Streets, where the Social Justice Center is now. Mark was the lead on this project for Common Wealth at that time and now works as a Loan Underwriter with …