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CELEBRATING BID BUSINESSES

Riverworks, Milwaukee's Creative District, is home to over 220 businesses that employ over 2,500 people and offer a wide variety of products and services - an impressive story of urban resistance.

 

The Riverworks BID has been a thriving Business Improvement District for over 20 years, with businesses ranging from Manufacturing, Commercial and Services. Check out our business directory for a more up-to-date list of all the businesses within the district.

DISTRICT

VIDEOS

DISTRICT VIDEOS

This new marketing campaign was insprired from the COVID pandemic, in an attempt to help our businesses connect and inform the local community that we are still open for business.

 

Each selected business will get a produced 45-60 second video highlighting the unique qualities of the business through the art of photography and storytelling. 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE

Videos will be featured weekly throughout the year. Videos will be featured on our Youtube, Facebook and on this webpage. 

This pilot project will start by featuring 30 different businesses. After each business video launches, analytics will be documents to determine how this program will grow and evolve.

OUR 

CREATIVES

OUR CREATIVES

We are going to highlight multiple businesses in the BID, all those within the categories of:

Art/Performance/Fashion

Construction/Wood & Metal working

Food & Beverage

Makers/Manufacturing

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Get 

Involved

GET INVOLVED

If your business is located in the Riverworks BID and you would like to be featured in the Made In marketing campaign, please reach out to our BID Liason. 

Once the Made In Committee has determined how this marking campaign will evolve, a form will be sent out begin the application process. 

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MADE IN THE RIVERWORKS BID
FEATURE BUSINESSES

BAREFOOT INTERNATIONAL, LLC

BAREFOOT INTERNATIONAL, LLC

3879 N RICHARDS ST

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

Founded 1980 in WI, Barefoot International, LLC began as a family-run team which has now grown into a large manufacturing company with 30+ employees. Barefoot International manufactures waterskiing and wakeboarding boating accessories to enhance the on water experience.

In-place
Machining, inc

In-place Machining, Inc

3811 N Holton St

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

For more than 4 decades In-Place Machining has provided on-site machining solutions in-place, any place in the world. IPM is the premier provider of field machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling for renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers.

SUSTAR
WOODWORKS

Sustar
Woodworks

720 E Nash St

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

Ian Sustar, founder of Sustar Woodworks, has been building furniture in his studio in the Riverworks BID on E Nash since 2013. Ian’s designs are influenced by the shaker philosophy that form follows function with the aesthetic coming from the wood itself. Each piece is handcrafted from premium domestic hardwoods using tradition woodworking joinery.

RUNNING REBELS COMMUNITY ORG

RUNNING REBELS COMMUNITY ORG

225 W. Capitol Drive

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

Running Rebels Community Organization has served Milwaukee youth and families for 40 years through mentoring, arts, athletics, and workforce development. They engage the community, youth, and their families, prevents involvement in violence, and the juvenile justice system; and coaches youth through their transition into adulthood.

GATHERING PLACE BREWING

GATHERING PLACE BREWING

811 E VIENNA AVE

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

Gathering Place brews a fresh line up of hop forward ales, clean and crispy lagers, and rustic farmhouse styles. Their beer is served at over 100 bars and restaurants throughout Milwaukee with cans sold at local grocery and liquor stores.

THE URBAN 
CRAFTSMAN

THE URBAN CRAFTSMAN

3700 N Fratney St

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

The Urban Craftsman builds bespoke furniture with local urban lumber. The business has many facets including design and build services, holiday gifts & home decor and lumber milling and sales.

OUTPOST NATURAL FOODS

OUTPOST NATURAL FOODS

100 E Capitol Dr

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

Outpost Natural Foods, located on the edge of the Riverworks BID, is a community-owned cooperative celebrating fresh, made-from-scratch foods, sustainable living and the transformative power of a genuine, local economy.

THE RIVERWEST
FILLING STATION

THE RIVERWEST
FILLING STATION

701 E Keefe Ave

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

The Riverwest Filling Station was born out of more than just love for food,beer, & liquor. It stemmed from love for adventure, community,& fuses it with a healthy dose of lifelong curiosity from owners Bryan &Miriam.

Renee luna Bebeau

& Todd Mrozinski

Renee luna Bebeau & Todd Mrozinski

2821A N Pierce St

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

Todd and Renee are full time artists who have been working in their studio at the Nut Factory for eight years. They offer a wide range of artwork to collectors, businesses and galleries. Todd derives his subject matter from his yard, the sky and walks to and from his Riverwest studio.

STRONG MICROBIALS

STRONG MICROBIALS

3950 N Holton St

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

Strong Microbials manufactures microbial products. These microbial products, like the world's first probiotic for honeybees SuperDFM-HoneyBee, are natural alternatives to the chemicals and antibiotics used on conventional farms.

THE LADLE LADY

THE LADLE LADY

531 E Keefe Ave

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

Maryann owns the Ladle Lady soups and catering. She creates healthy soups by the quart, and ready-made meal bowls delivered right to your door. Each week, the menu is posted with new and inspired offerings.

CTC SUPPLIES, INC

CTC SUPPLIES, INC

3845 N Bremen St

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

CTC Supplies Inc. is a national distributor of janitorial and maintenance supplies with an emphasis on wiping rags processed from their recycling of textiles. They have been in business since 1980 and located in Riverworks for 10 years.

JLAUBART

JLAUBART

3707 N Richards St

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

Jessica Laub is an artist who works in a variety of media to create ceramics, mosaics and paintings. Jessica uses clay to create dishware, sculptural forms and handmade tile that she pairs with stained glass, broken dishes and mirrors and in her mosaic work.