Circulate Dollar$ Program

Have you heard? We now have our own sponsorship program Circulate Dollar$! How did this happen you might ask , well we’ve been wanting to help local vendors and market attendees for a long time in a very impactful way. This summer we officially launched Circulate Dollar$ as a sponsorship program. As part of our ‘slow’ rollout we began working with local youth interns at Trueskool.org and other organizations such as peakinitiative.org and also community residents were all given / gifted our sponsored Circulate Dollar$, real currency to spend at the market!!

Creative interns from True skool‘s summer youth program were tasked with interviewing vendors to learn more about starting a business and what it takes. Community residents volunteered and together they were able to spend over $1500 so far with local vendors. So how does this work?

We’ve had local and regional businesses donate to our program the currency is exchange in the dollar for dollar rate only at Circulate Entrepreneur Markets. Your business can sponsor any amount starting at $100 and that money will be used to help support vendors who may not be able to cover registration fees or those Circulate Dollar$ will be gifted to an aspiring youth entrepreneur or community resident. We are encouraging and practicing collective economics in a real way! Join us!

Email us circulatemke@gmail.com to get started with your Circulate Dollar$ sponsorship! Invest in the next generation of success!

Sept. 25th : Next Market Date!! Yay!!

It’s been a beautiful summer Milwaukee seeing everybody together in a loving excited fashion always gets the energy in the right place! Yes, seeing the youth out with their families, we’re seeing a lot of events , back to school activity …have no fear!! We are planning for Fall/winter Markets!

Join us once again back at the magical Alice’s garden on September 25 this is the wrapup to our summer series that has been amazing we are outside and our entrepreneurs are circulating, having fun like never before!

SATURDAY JULY 31ST, 2021

WE’RE BACK!!
THIS TIME AT PEAK INITIATIVE
2480 W CHERRY ST. (Tiefenthaler Park)
Located in the heart of Milwaukee 

 SATURDAY JULY 31ST 11AM-4PM
Family friendly & full of love as we “Circulate Local Dollars” & renew our collective energy after a long hiatus.Kids activities area, Bike repair station, FOOD , free giveaways ,
tours of PEAK , youth building & CIRCULATE DOLLAR$

Over 25 Local Milwaukee vendors will be selling a variety of food and beverages, skin and body products, wearable art, unique jewelry, books, hand-made crafts, custom made fashion and home accessories for the entire family and much more! 

Additional market dates include :

Saturday, August 14th and Saturday, September 25th 2021 from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

July 3rd Summer Kick Off!

CirculateMKE- Creative Entrepreneur Market Weekend celebrating togetherness, starting Saturday, July 3rd 2021 11:00am to 4:00pm at Alice’s Garden, 2136 N. 21st Street, Milwaukee, WI. 

This year we have again partnered with the beautiful urban farm space and event venue, Alice’s Garden. The community garden is named after the beloved Alice Meade-Taylor,  and provides replicable models of regenerative farming, community cultural development, and economic agricultural enterprises for the global landscape. We recognize the cultivating, preparing, and preservation of food, and food traditions, as cultural arts to be reclaimed and celebrated fully in urban agriculture.  Additional information on Alice’s Garden is available at www.alicesgardenmke.com.

Additional dates @ Alice’s Garden include Saturday, August 14th and Saturday, September 25th 2021 from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Now more than ever, small businesses along with makers and artists need our economic support

Vendors interested in signing up can access registration applications online at www.circulatemke.com

Circulate SUMMER 2021

We understand everyone is ready to get back outside and in the Summer swing of things! There will dates for our 2021 Circulate Creative Entrepreneur Market announced soon! We look forward to seeing all of our Circulate Family & Friends, especially all the fast growing little ones! 😍

Make sure you help spread the word , CirculateMKE is a vendor fav and spots will fill up quick. Share the news with local buyers and groups/orgs that want to support uplifting small businesses and ‘at home’ entrepreneurs during this time! It’s bounce back time for so many right now. This Summer, Circulating Local Dollars will be very crucial!

People ask how they can help us….. Well , first of all – helping CirculateMKE is helping a whole community of local entrepreneurs and makers! Your support and any contributions to our jam is greatly appreciated and goes a long way! Awareness is the key, the more people KNOW , the better! Our CirculateMKE vendors and shoppers have been so amazing about sharing the CirculateMKE experience online and we are super grateful for that!

Simple Circulate steps we all can take:

Share our @ pages on social media – @circulatemke

Share our posts/stories on your Social Media

Create your own #circulatemke posts ( We will reshare )

Yes, use our hashtag #circulatemke

Forward any CircualteMKE emails or info to your professional networks

Even Better in 2021!

As entrepreneurs and small-business owners creators , makers, vendors and simply hard workers, many of us had to be very fluid and flexible last year ….but that’s nothing new for us necessarily… #2020 was just unexpectedly abrupt and taught us a lot about ourselves and our society real fast…we all had to think fast..& get online ….what can we ALL do to plan for more ECONOMIC growth and more connectivity this year? Let’s grow together!! Scheduling out your #goals in your calendar is one thing making a #visionboard hang it up where you can see it every morning is one thing , getting on the phone making contact with all of your network is another thing … answer them old emails , inboxes and text msgs finally 🤪 there are so many ways!!!and also we want to encourage everyone to share in the comments what you are doing to set your year off with the right intentions #evenbetterin2021 than you did last year! We’re cheering for you!!!!

Do you want to live in a ‘Market City’?

7 PRINCIPLES OF MARKET CITIES

1. A Market City includes a wide variety of types of markets in a city as part of one market system. Markets include both food and non-food markets, and range from large central wholesale and retail markets to neighborhood markets and informal markets of street vendors.

2. A Market City organizes diverse partners and stakeholders who can collaborate and act together to achieve common policy objectives. Potential partners and stakeholders include market operators and managers; advocates for health, community development,  local food, agriculture, and job creation; philanthropic organizations; and city and regional government agencies.

3. A Market City measures the value of their markets and understands how they function. Market Cities understand where markets are located and if there are places in the city/region that do not have access to a market, especially vulnerable neighborhoods; the supply chains for public markets; the quality of all the markets’ physical facilities and public spaces; the economic, social and public health impact of the markets; and the needs and wants of vendors and customers. A Market City uses this information to “connect the dots” so markets can offer a broader benefit to the community—especially for low-income people.

4. A Market City has distribution networks that prioritize and support healthy, affordable, and safe food and other goods produced in the region. These networks provide the physical facilities necessary for storage, processing, and distribution as well as support the staff who operate these facilities.

5. A Market City regularly invests in its market facilities and the management skills of market operators. Potential investments include renovating existing markets to improve the physical infrastructure to incorporate sustainable design features, and building new markets, as needed, to improve demand or address operational limitations. Market Cities ensure that market managers have the skills and staff to operate the market efficiently, effectively, and resiliently.

6. A Market City helps diverse types of vendors start and grow their businesses. Types of assistance include helping vendors, especially from disadvantaged groups, start a new business, innovate or expand an existing one with new services and products, and making sure that vendors have the equipment, services and training they need to follow modern food safety practices.

7. A Market City recognizes that its markets are also public spaces that welcome different kinds of people and maintain important cultural heritage. They support this role by creating public spaces in and around markets that are safe, accessible, and attractive,  encouraging social mixing. Market Cities programming special cultural events and activities, especially those about healthy diets and safe food.

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