We're Hiring! The East Side BID # 20 Seeks New Executive Director
The East Side Business Improvement District #20 (Milwaukee, WI) seeks applicants for the next Executive Director of the East Side BID.
THE POSITION REQUIRES A CONFIDENT AND DYNAMIC LEADER WHO IS A GREAT COMMUNICATOR AND COALITION BUILDER
This position currently oversees one part-time staff person, as well as several vendors and contract staff providing our services and producing our events. The Executive Director must be a self-starter who is comfortable working alone frequently.
THE EAST SIDE BID #20 IS THE CREATIVE CROSSROADS OF THE EAST SIDE!
We are the original 'lifestyle' center that malls try to recreate. We are a community. We are a destination. We operate the one-of-a-kind art destination Black Cat Alley. We’re the bike hub between lakefront and river trails.
Today, more than 100 businesses are located within the BID and as of 2020, the BID’s property values total more than $185 million. Our eclectic and thriving businesses include AXE MKE, Beans & Barley, Crossroads Collective, Izzy Hops Swig & Nosh, East Side Family Chiropractic, Hooligan’s, Jazz Estate, Sip & Purr Cat Café, Thermo Fischer, The Tool Shed, Village Ace Hardware, Von Trier, Whole Foods, and Yoga Six. We’re also proud to have several anchor non-profit institutions in Milwaukee located within in our BID, including Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s, Educators Credit Union, Milwaukee Film’s Oriental Theatre, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The East Side Business Improvement District was formed in 1997 after several discussions with business owners, other BIDs, and the Department of City Development. That fall, the East Side Business Improvement District #20 was approved by the City Plan Commission, Zoning, Neighborhoods, and Development committee, the Common Council, and signed into law by Mayor Norquist on 9/23/1997. The BID is responsible for advancing the strategic direction of the neighborhood and the management, promotion, and staffing for the commercial area. The services include area management (business resource support, litter and cleanliness, landscaping, decoration, wayfinding, and placemaking), marketing of the neighborhood (general promotion, events, fundraising), and economic development (business recruitment, infrastructure planning, liaising with government offices and leaders).