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Are you interested in expanding your brewery? This Q&A with Lakefront Brewery president Russ Klisch will show you the pros and cons of owning a brewery restaurant business.

Q&A with Lakefront Brewery: The Pros and Cons of Running a Brewery & Restaurant 

Lakefront Brewery is a thriving and beloved brewery and restaurant at the heart of Milwaukee’s riverfront.

Founded in 1987 by two brothers, Russ and Jim Klisch, this iconic beer establishment has been providing the Milwaukee community with good beer, good food, and even better memories for over 30 years. Interestingly, their ever-popular restaurant, located in the brewery’s beer hall, wasn’t always part of the plan.

We sat down with Russ Klisch, president and co-founder of Lakefront Brewery, and Mike Walker, Lakefront Brewery Front of House Manager to learn more about what it’s like to run a brewery restaurant business, how to create great brews, and the details of Lakefront Brewery’s journey to becoming a treasured Milwaukee staple.

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How to Run a Family-Friendly Hotel (and Why You Should)

Family-friendly hotels are a growing trend in the hospitality industry.

Implementing special activities and perks specifically for kids and families is a great way to attract more people and expand your customer base. Providing kid-friendly travel amenities doesn’t mean completely reinventing your establishment as a daycare center. The most popular family hotels offer benefits for all ages including adults, teenagers, and young children. Incorporating specialized pricing options, discounts and conveniences for a variety of guests are some simple ways to begin transforming your establishment into a family-friendly hotel. Here are 5 of the most suitable ways to increase the child-friendliness of your hotel, that ALL your guests will appreciate.

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How to Promote Your Brewery: 6 Fun Brewery Events to Bring People in the Door

Running a brewery is no small job!

Not only do you need to create delicious brews, but you need to attract plenty of customers to keep your business afloat. By hosting brewery events, like beer tastings, special events, and getting involved in your local community, you can promote your business and keep your brewery packed with new and returning customers.

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Intergenerational Programs: Great for Seniors and Community

Intergenerational programs encourage kids to spend quality time with older generations, with fun, hands-on activities.

These engaging visits with seniors in assisted living are the foundation of a mutually beneficial relationship promoting learning and growth for both parties. There are endless ways to implement effective intergenerational programs and activities to enhance the lives of the residents at your senior care facility.

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Holistic Health and Wellness for Senior Care

You’re already running a healthcare center staffed with medical professionals.

Your caregivers and team members assist residents above and beyond the call of duty. So, how can you take the next step in healthcare excellence? To attract more residents, consider incorporating holistic health activities and programs to improve what’s already available at your facility.

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Wondering what basic renter questions to expect when you meet with potential tenants? It’s hard to anticipate every question a potential renter may ask, but property-owners can plan ahead by preparing answers to these 12 tenant inquiries they will surely face.

12 Renter Questions Every Landlord Should Be Prepared to Answer

 

Every landlord knows, renters often need a lot of information before they sign the dotted line.

Just when you think you’ve heard every question out there a renter will come up with a new one. Can I install a solarium? Do you allow pot-bellied pigs? Do you mean, I’M responsible for cleaning the oven? Most building-managers have heard it all. While you can’t anticipate every question, there are many you can. Here are the 12 basic renter questions every landlord should be prepared to answer.

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4 Pros (and Just a Few Cons) of Pet-Friendly Property Management

Are you considering opening your rental properties to pet-owners?

Many Property Managers are changing restrictions on their units and buildings from pet-free to pet-friendly. If you’re wondering why, here are the benefits.

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Best Beer in the Midwest

Midwest is Best: The Best Beer in the Midwest

The Midwest has hundreds of breweries, taprooms, gastropubs and other businesses pumping out beer on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at the best beer in the Midwest.

Seeing as the Midwest known for amber waves of grain, it makes sense it would also gain a reputation for producing some of the country’s heartiest beers. Milwaukee and St. Louis have been brewing hubs for decades. The craft beer explosion has also roped in brewers from small towns featuring big tastes. If you’re looking for a new brew to sell in your restaurant or something to inspire your brewmaster, check out the beers we’ve selected here as the best beer in the Midwest.

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5 Key Qualities People Look for in Assisted Living Facilities

If you work in an assisted living facility, review these five qualities to determine how well your facility stacks up.

Seeking out a quality assisted living facility for a loved one can be an overwhelming process. Whether the loved one requires additional care for safety or medical reasons, when the time comes, choosing the right facility can be difficult. Figuring out where to even start can be daunting. The more information that can be pulled together will ensure an informed decision. These five elements make up an assisted living checklist that will ease the process of deciding on the right facility to meet the family’s needs. Alternately, if you work in an assisted living facility, it’s equally important to be familiar with these five qualities and how well your facility stacks up.

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3 Myths About Senior Living Facilities

Congratulations! How do you keep things rolling forward once the novelty wears off?

When the time comes to decide whether or not you or a loved one should move into a senior living facility, having all the facts can make a big difference. A lot of myths surround senior living facilities—and fear of the unknown can cause a lot of anxiety. Making a decision between senior living, assisted living or in-home care should be a decision made with as much information as possible. Researching ahead of time most definitely helps. The first steps involve busting some of the myths that surround senior living facilities.

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