Business Spotlight - November 2020
With everything going on around us, it is important to stand strong - as individuals and as a community! Check out some of our local businesses below, and consider supporting them if you are able. We must be flexible and creative as we find ways to adapt to a "new normal," and the following businesses are testament to the strength and resiliency in our community. Stay safe, stay well, and let's get through this together.
Dust Busters Cleaning Services, LLC
Damon Washington, a serial entrepreneur, started Dust Busters Cleaning Services, LLC with his young sons Deondre and Damon Jr. Deondre is the CEO and Damon Sr. is the manager. Damon Jr. assists with various cleaning projects. Damon's intentions and goals are to teach his sons about entrepreneurship, business, and to create generational wealth. His son, Deondre, is on the Dean's List at MATC studying Dental Hygiene and is working to enter Marquette University's School of Dentistry. Damon is confident about their up-and-coming business and is working to grow it to leave a legacy for his sons.
They are bonded, insured, and started their own business because they wanted to be self-sufficient and not reliant on any stimulus or unemployment checks. Their focus is on commercial, industrial, schools and universities, houses of worship, and residential cleaning projects. They currently have a few commercial contracts: several restaurants and a large office space. One of the special cleaning techniques that they employ is the use of an electrostatic disinfectant sprayer to effectively & efficiently clean all surfaces (including those that are hard to reach) and to comprehensively remove germs and dirt.
To support this business, call 414-484-9600, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their Instagram at dust.busterscleaning1
Fischberger's Variety, located at 2445 N Holton Street, has been providing the community with toys, crafts, clothes, books, housewares and gifts since 2006. Sarah Ditzenberger, owner and Riverwest resident, describes it as a gift shop masquerading as an old time variety store. Notions, all things related to sewing, is one of their specialties. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, look no further than Fischberger's Variety!
Open Monday-Friday 11-6 pm; Saturday 10-5pm; Sunday 11-3pm.
Holiday hours coming soon.
Scardina Specialies, located at 822 E Chambers Street, has been serving up awesome Italian-style deli food since 2012. Damien Scardina, owner, and the crew offer specialty sandwiches, take and bake pizzas, tiramisu and cannoli are made-to-order. The deli features homemade sausage, salads, brats, Italians, chorizo, cold cuts and cheeses. They also offer a catering menu and can deliver larger lunch orders. Their sausage is on both Centro Cafe and Lakefront Brewery's menus. If you are looking for an awesome sandwich, or food for your office lunch, look no further than Scardina Specialties to fulfill your needs.
Open Tuesday-Friday 8-7 pm; Saturday 8-5pm; Sunday 8-3pm. Closed Mondays.
Eras Senior Network
Eras Senior Network, located at 1915 N Martin Luther King Jr Drive, strives to engage and support senior populations. Their programs are proven to reduce isolation for older adults and mobilize volunteers to make important contributions for community needs. They are currently looking for more volunteers to drive residents to healthcare appointments, pharmacies, and other basic-needs. A volunteer driver will pick residents up in their own car, drive seniors to their appointment and wait until they are ready to go back home. During this time, the volunteer will go grocery shopping and run additional errands based on our seniors' needs. For more information about their volunteer program and/or senior services, please check out their website link below.
MADE IN THE RIVERWORKS BID
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 store of urban resistance. This new marketing campaign was inspired by the struggles we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this is our attempt to help our businesses connect and inform the local community that we are still open for business!
Each selected business will get a 45-60 second produced video highlighting the unique qualities of the business through the art of photography and storytelling. Every Tuesday, a new business will be featured. Stay tuned on our website to see which business we showcase next!