President Trump Proclaims National Small Business Week May 5 – 11

President Trump Proclaims National Small Business Week May 5 – 11

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Sunday, May 5, 2019
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WASHINGTON – Today, National Small Business Week celebrations commence in the nation’s capital with a two-day award ceremony at the U.S. Institute of Peace where more than 75 national award winners from across the country and U.S. territories are gathered to be recognized for their major accomplishments.  The two-day award ceremony will conclude Monday, May 6 with the announcement of the 2019 National Small Business Person of the Year and two runners-up.

Hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the annual event honors the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, and business advocates. National Small Business Week events will continue through May 11, with SBA Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton hosting additional events taking place in Utah, as well as more than 200 events across the nation.

President Donald Trump in his proclamation declaring May 5 – 11, 2019, as National Small Business Week stated, “America’s 30 million small businesses are central to our economy and our communities.  Their courageous innovation makes our cities and towns vibrant places to live, work, and raise families.  Small businesses employ almost 59 million workers, more than one-third of our country’s labor force.” He added, “This week, we celebrate the pioneering spirit, creativity, and determination upon which America has always been built.  This undaunted conviction drives our entrepreneurs and small business owners, whose hard work and perseverance give our Nation economic strength.  Their initiative, combined with the greatest workforce in the world, is enabling us to convert the unlimited potential of America into great wealth and prosperity.”

The President’s proclamation closes with “by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 5 through May 11, 2019, as National Small Business Week.  I call upon all Americans to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners as they grow our Nation’s economy.”

The Washington, D.C. award ceremonies and workshops on digital commerce and social media will be livestreamed at  In addition, there will be a free Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week, May 7-8 between 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET daily. The Virtual Conference offers all the best parts of an in-person conference, but without traveling.  Registration is required, individuals interested in the conference can register here. Virtual Conference viewers will be able to watch educational webinars, get free business advice and network with fellow business owners.


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit


Cosponsorship Authorization #SBW2019 SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA/SCORE programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Plans Revealed for Mulva Cultural Center in Downtown De Pere

Plans Revealed for Mulva Cultural Center in Downtown De Pere

World-renowned SOM is the architect for the proposed $50 million downtown project, which will include a three-story cultural attraction that will bring world-class exhibits and programs to the riverfront. Early conceptual renderings from SOM are now available for public viewing.

With a vision of showcasing world-class arts and culture in their hometown to inspire community pride and attract visitors and talent alike, De Pere natives Jim and Miriam Mulva are happy to announce today progress in the creation of a premier cultural center in the city’s historic downtown.

The public now can get a sneak peek of the proposed $50 million, three-story, 60,000-square-foot Mulva Cultural Center project. The imaginatively designed glass building on the east side of the Fox River will feature exhibit and performance spaces, including an auditorium, as well as an open-air atrium spanning all three stories, classrooms, an outdoor terrace and a veterans’ memorial.

The De Pere Cultural Foundation and Mulva Cultural Center Board of Directors hired Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), a world-renowned architectural and urban planning firm, to design the Mulva Cultural Center. SOM prepared drawings that are available for public viewing on the new Mulva Cultural Center website,

“The hiring of SOM as the architect for the Mulva Cultural Center shows just how significant this project is for the City of De Pere and the people of Northeast Wisconsin, and underscores our family’s longstanding commitment to enhancing the community my wife Miriam and I have known and loved since our childhood,” Jim Mulva says. “We are honored and thrilled to partner with SOM on what is a grand plan for bringing this addition to the heart of historic downtown De Pere as part of the city’s new Cultural District Master Plan.”

No stranger to conceiving visually appealing and highly functional places for education, creative arts and strengthening communities around the world, SOM touts the Mulva Cultural Center as “a destination and cultural nexus” for De Pere.

“We’re proud to be working with the Mulva family to realize the inaugural design of the Mulva Cultural Center,” says Scott Duncan, SOM Design Partner. “Our design for the Mulva Cultural Center creates a hub for the region’s creative community, bringing world-class cultural events and exhibitions to De Pere.”

This new home for the creative arts will host traveling exhibitions from leading institutions worldwide, diverse cultural programming, educational opportunities for people of all ages, and more. As visitors arrive to the Mulva Cultural Center, its transparent glass design will provide an elegant transition from outdoor to indoor spaces, creating visual connections from day to night and allowing the building to serve as a lantern on the bank of the Fox River.

“As a city, we have always been incredibly proud of our rich history and traditions while also endlessly striving to build a vibrant and forward-thinking future. The Mulva Cultural Center embodies that spirit. We look forward to this world-class addition, and we are grateful for this significant opportunity to enrich and grow our community,” De Pere Mayor Mike Walsh says.

Since the De Pere Common Council approved in late 2015 the Mulvas’ preliminary concept to build a cultural center in downtown De Pere, plans for the attraction have grown from the original vision. Plans include enhancing the 1 ½-acre grounds for the Mulva Cultural Center site to become a connecting point to the riverfront and the historic downtown district.

With the support of the city in the planning and development of the Mulva Cultural Center, its design, construction and operations are being financed by personal donations from the Mulvas or through grants from the Mulva Family Foundation and managed by the De Pere Cultural Foundation. The project calls for zero funding from the city, which has donated the vacant site along South Broadway between Wisconsin and Lewis streets in partnership with the De Pere Cultural Foundation for the purpose of the Mulva Cultural Center.

“With the completion of the De Pere Cultural District Master Plan last year, we continue to collaborate with the city on the advancement of arts and culture in the historic downtown district by moving forward with the Mulva Cultural Center,” Miriam Mulva says. “We expect this to be a centerpiece that further defines the district and inspires additional experiences that foster the spirit of De Pere.”

The De Pere Cultural Foundation is hopeful of having final designs for the Mulva Cultural Center completed later this year and then presenting those to the city for review and approval early next year. The foundation anticipates breaking ground later in 2020 and opening the doors in 2022.

Along with the development of the Mulva Cultural Center, the Mulvas have made a generous commitment toward the renovation and expansion of the De Pere Historical Society’s White Pillars Museum on North Broadway in downtown De Pere. Options at one time included having the museum within the cultural center, however, further analysis showed the impact the two projects could have separately framing the north and south ends of historic Broadway.

“It’s gratifying to know an updated White Pillars Museum and the new Mulva Cultural Center will serve as north-south bookends to De Pere’s enhanced cultural district,” Jim Mulva says. “Just think of the wonderful strolling experience visitors and residents will be able to have in the near future.”

The De Pere Cultural Foundation paused planning for the Mulva Cultural Center until the city completed the Cultural District Master Plan last summer to ensure the project and the city’s vision for the ongoing economic development and historic charm of the community aligned.

The Mulva Cultural Center Board of Directors subsequently endorsed the master plan approved by the De Pere Common Council.

The Cultural District Master Plan outlines options for advancing the east side of downtown De Pere into an arts and cultural district and calls for a combination of public spaces, community art, restaurants, shops and residential experiences that engage with the riverfront and are conducive to the historic nature of De Pere.

“We envision the Mulva Cultural Center to be a premier cultural attraction with world-class traveling exhibits typically seen in major metropolitan areas in the United States. By bringing these vibrant, cultural experiences to Northeast Wisconsin, we have a golden opportunity to engage, inspire and transform our community as well as the visitors to our community—today, tomorrow and for generations to come,” Miriam Mulva says. “Further, we expect this to be a catalyst for further economic development for De Pere.”

The Mulva Cultural Center project includes a café and a public plaza honoring veterans. Visitors also will have access to indoor and outdoor observation decks for expansive views of the Fox River. The unique river views will allow the public to learn more about how the Fox played a crucial role in the founding and development of De Pere through an aerial view of De Pere’s lock system.

“The full scope of this project will both inspire and transform our region culturally and artistically for generations to come. We are immensely grateful to Jim and Miriam Mulva for making possible this tremendous gift from the De Pere Cultural Foundation and to be considered as the location for such an impactful development, and we look forward to working with the Mulva family and cultural foundation in order to move this project forward,” Mayor Walsh says.

Given the magnitude of the project, the De Pere Cultural Foundation and Mulva Cultural Center Board of Directors sought the engagement of one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering and urban planning firms in the world with the selection of SOM.

Since its founding in Chicago in 1936, SOM has completed more than 10,000 projects in over 50 countries. Renowned for iconic buildings and a commitment to design excellence, innovation and sustainability, SOM has created cultural experiences such as the Main Public Library at the Long Beach (Calif.) Civic Center and the Al Ahmadi Cultural Center in Kuwait. The firm also was entrusted with large-scale projects such as the Smithsonian National Museum of American History renovation in Washington, D.C., and master planning for Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. And several of the world’s tallest and most recognizable skyscrapers were designed by SOM, including Burj Khalifa in Dubai, One World Trade Center in New York City, and Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) and 875 North Michigan Avenue (formerly the John Hancock Center) in Chicago.

With its design of the Mulva Cultural Center, SOM is creating a space that fits the historic charm of De Pere and contemporary influence of the nearly century-old Claude Allouez Bridge, which was rebuilt and expanded a decade ago.

“The Mulva Cultural Center will be located right at the bend of the Fox River that first became our region’s center of commerce. This location, and the celebration of the river, is fundamental to understanding the history of our city. We are wise to ensure that our story of the past and our planning for the future is forever entwined,” says McKim Boyd, a member of the Mulva Cultural Center Board of Directors and longtime member of the De Pere Historical Society.



The Mulva Family Foundation is a tax-exempt private foundation funded by contributions from Jim and Miriam Mulva.

Miriam (Brozyna) Mulva grew up in De Pere, Wisconsin. A graduate of St. Norbert College in her hometown and an active volunteer, Miriam serves on St. Norbert College’s Board of Trustees, is active in her faith and manages with her husband James the many activities of the Mulva Family Foundation.

James (Jim) Mulva also is a De Pere native and a graduate of the University of Texas, BBA and MBA. He is a former naval officer and retired chairman and CEO of Phillips Petroleum Company and then ConocoPhillips. Jim has served on many corporate boards, including the National Petroleum Council, and currently serves on the board of directors of General Electric, General Motors Company, Green Bay Packaging, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he has served as board chair.

The Mulvas’ love of De Pere and culture continues to result in significant contributions to their hometown’s vibrancy. Examples of prominent gifts from the Mulva Family Foundation within walking distance of the Mulva Cultural Center include the Gehl-Mulva Science Center, Mulva Family Fitness and Sports Center, a statue named “The Conversion” and the Mulva Library, all located at St. Norbert College—Miriam’s alma mater.



The design, construction and ongoing operations of the Mulva Cultural Center will be financed by the De Pere Cultural Foundation from contributions by Jim and Miriam Mulva and/or grants from the Mulva Family Foundation. The project is managed by the De Pere Cultural Foundation and Mulva Cultural Center Board of Directors.


Board members include:

  • Harvey L. Black Jr., Attorney/CPA
  • McKim Boyd, Owner, Union Hotel
  • Mike Haddad, President/CEO, Schreiber Foods
  • Tom Kunkel, Past President, St. Norbert College
  • Miriam and James Mulva, De Pere natives
  • Jonathan Mulva, Commercial Airline Pilot
  • Chris Renier, Owner, C. Renier Architects
  • Mike Van Asten, President, Incredible Edibles Inc.
  • Julie Van Straten, De Pere resident
  • Kristin Vogel, Mulva Library Director/College Innovation Initiative Lead, St. Norbert College



Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) is an influential collective of architects, designers, engineers and planners, responsible for some of the world’s most technically and environmentally advanced buildings, and significant public spaces. From a strategic regional plan to a single piece of furniture, SOM’s designs anticipate change in the way we live, work and communicate, and have brought lasting value to communities around the world. The firm’s approach is highly collaborative, and its interdisciplinary team is engaged on a wide range of international projects, with creative studios based across the globe.

Wish Man, Frank Shankwitz, coming to Green Bay/De Pere: Co-Founder & First President of the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Wish Man, Frank Shankwitz, coming to Green Bay/De Pere

Co-Founder & First President of the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Picked by Forbes as #1 Keynote Speaker

Frank “Wish Man” Shankwitz has dedicated his life to the service of others. From small and humble beginnings, Frank went on to do big and amazing things. He served his country in the United States Air Force, worked in the private sector at a Fortune 500 company, protected the public as a highway patrol officer and homicide detective, and was a founder and first President of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Hear Frank’s amazing and inspirational story about how one 7-year old boy changed his life and the lives of over a million people around the world. The story may make you a little misty-eyed, but you will leave feeling good about people and will want to “give back” to your own community.

The following events are FREE & open to the public:


Friday, May 10th at 7:00pm

Walter Theater – St. Norbert College

TITLETOWN PUBLISHING AUTHOR BOOK-SIGNING featuring Three-Time Super Bowl Champion – Harry Sydney

Saturday, May 11th at 9:00am

St. Norbert College Bookstore


Monday, May 13th at 7:00pm

Old Saint Joseph’s Church – St. Norbert College


Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00pm

Walter Theater – St. Norbert College



◦ Free, Limited-Edition Hardback copy of Frank’s book, Wish Man

◦ Assigned and preferred event seating

◦ Backstage access for photos/autographs (post-event)

◦ A donation to one of our Charity Partners (your choice)


(available for pick-up at any of the events)

ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT: ‘Wish Man’ Shines a Light on Make-A-Wish Founder’s Journey in Emotional Trailer

Downtown De Pere Success Stories: Businesses recognized at the 28th annual Wisconsin Main Street awards ceremony


Downtown De Pere Success Stories

Businesses recognized at the 28th annual Wisconsin Main Street awards ceremony

De Pere, WI (April 29, 2019) – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) recognized the best downtown revitalization projects of 2018 at the 28th Wisconsin Main Street Awards ceremony held on Friday, April 26 at the Heyde Center in Chippewa Falls.

Mark R. Hogan, secretary and CEO of WEDC, and other WEDC leaders were on hand to recognize the successful projects and initiatives executed by Main Street programs around the state. These projects include historic preservation and downtown economic development efforts supported by communities across Wisconsin.

“All across the state, those involved in the Wisconsin Main Street Program are making a real difference in improving their downtowns by developing new and innovative ways to attract visitors and support local businesses,” Hogan said. “These awards recognize the organizations and dedicated individuals whose efforts not only benefit their communities, but also set the standard for other Main Street communities statewide.”

The Wisconsin Main Street Awards recognized three downtown De Pere businesses that have made an impact within the local community. The winners include: Aunt Ethel’s Adult Emporium for Best New Business; The Exchange Coffee, Mercantile & Eatery for Best Interior Renovation Project (Over $50,000), and Luna Coffee Roasters for Best Façade Rehab (Under $12,000).

Wisconsin Main Street is a community development program administered by WEDC that targets Wisconsin’s historic commercial districts. WEDC provides technical support and training to the 34 Main Street communities to help them revitalize their business districts based on guidelines developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Definitely De Pere is a 501(c)(3) non-profit nationally accredited Main Street Program and a Business Improvement District. The purpose of the organization is to improve quality of life through assisting in the revitalization of the downtown. Definitely De Pere does this through economic development, promotions, special events, design and beautification.

Media Contact:

Tina Quigley, Executive Director (920) 403-0337


Capital Credit Union Branches Work Together to Help the Homeless

April 17, 2019


Capital Credit Union Branches Work Together to Help the Homeless

Monetary donations accepted at all Capital branches during the month of May to benefit homeless shelters: St. John’s in Green Bay and Pillars in Appleton.


De Pere, Wis. –Capital Credit Union’s Fighting Homelessness campaign is about to be in full swing across Northeastern Wisconsin. Our De Pere and Ledgeview branches are planning various activities throughout the month and invite the community to stop in to participate! Capital employees are joining in the fundraising efforts for jeans days and fun internal challenges, as well as creative fundraising, including hot dog lunches, bake sales, flower sales for Mother’s Day and various prize baskets. Stop by either of our branches to join in the fundraiser and activities.


In addition to the branch fundraising, Capital is bringing back the Rooftop fundraiser! Two of our Vice Presidents, Wendy Wohr and Joel Williquette, will be braving the night on our corporate office’s rooftop in Ashwaubenon, 825 Morris Avenue, starting at 11 a.m. on May 16th.


Want to get updates about the fundraiser? Be sure to like us on Facebook for information, events and more.


Capital Credit Union is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., has assets of more than $1.1 billion and serves more than 100,000 members with dozens of offices located throughout Northeast Wisconsin in the greater Green Bay, Fox Valley and Heart of the Valley areas, Greenville, Oshkosh, Freedom, Shawano and Sturgeon Bay. Follow Capital on Facebook at “Capital Credit Union” and online at


Media Contact:

Lydia Harrer

Senior Marketing Specialist

Capital Credit Union

Rental Space Available: 305 & 307 Reid Street

Located next to The Abbey
2800 square feet upper with full basement
On site parking
Tenant pays utilities and minor maintenance & upkeep in building
Garbage pick-up, lot maintenance & snow plowing is included
Looking for a minimum of 60 months
It could be split up, but depending upon use, may need some build-out.
Looking to get $12/sq. annual
If interested please contact Kerry Counard at 920-660-3650.

De Pere Chiropractic Center Welcomes Dr. Nathan Cummings

Nathan S. Cummings, D.C., C.C.E.P.

Born and raised in a small town in Wisconsin, Dr. Cummings earned his first degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  While there he did not know exactly what career path to follow.  He went to the University Service Center and took a career guidance survey to help him with career clarity and that’s when Chiropractic found him.  Now with a clear goal, Dr. Cummings took a leap of faith and moved to the Sunshine State of Florida where he earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic of Florida in 2007.  There he found himself in several leadership positions including Vice President and Secretary of his graduating class.  Dr. Cummings also had the opportunity for Chiropractic outreach by participating in a Clinic Abroad program in India.  This was a turning point in his career.

 It was during this time that Dr. Cummings experienced the miracle of what an adjustment can provide to an individual.  In this outreach Dr. Cummings saw amazing instant results for these Indian citizens who were too poor to seek out any kind of medical help. It was a truly humbling experience.

In 2014 Dr. Cummings left a successful practice in Greenville, South Carolina to move closer to family here in Wisconsin.  His wife, Anne Marie, is a local East De Pere High School Choral Director, and together they have three daughters, Katherine, Jacqueline and Chloe.  Dr. Cummings is a proud Freemason, as well as a talented musician.  You can hear Dr. Cummings sing and play drums locally at Ascension Lutheran Church every other Sunday.

Dr. Cummings is also a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner.  He literally is certified to treat you from head to toe!  Dr. Cummings enjoys seeing patients of all ages from newborns to the elderly.  You will not find a more caring and dedicated doctor in De Pere.


Construction Officially Begins for New $2 Million Wedding and Event Venue, The LedgeCrest Reserve




The LedgeCrest Reserve is newest venture for Wisconsin wedding experts Alliey + Co

Wisconsin wedding experts Alliey + Co and Smet Construction hosted a groundbreaking Friday for the brand new, $2 million wedding and event venue The LedgeCrest Reserve, located in Ledgeview, Wis.

The LedgeCrest Reserve is unlike any wedding and event venue currently available in the Green Bay and Appleton areas. The massive 9,600-square-foot building can host 400 people and will feature vaulted ceilings, grand chandeliers, white-washed walls, abundant natural light, serene reserve views and a large fireplace anchoring the room.

The space will also feature a large outdoor courtyard for 300 people, which can be used for wedding cocktail hours, wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners or corporate events. In addition, a spacious bridal suite is available for clients to use while getting ready for their wedding, or as a staging area for corporate events.

The LedgeCrest Reserve sets itself apart from other local venues because of its truly full-service packages available to clients. Not only do clients get a beautiful space, they also can choose packages that include portable bars and bartenders, chairs, a dance floor, linens, china, flatware and more, making the venue a one-stop shop and easing the stress of planning for clients. The LedgeCrest Reserve will also work solely with outside caterers, making the venue a new home for talented, licensed chefs and restaurants.

The LedgeCrest Reserve sets a new standard in the Northeast Wisconsin wedding industry because it was created by Wisconsin Master Wedding Planner Alliey Kline-Weichelt, who saw a need for a venue that made planning easier for newly-engaged couples and corporate clients.

Kline-Weichelt, CEO of Alliey + Co, has spent more than 10 years at the helm of award-winning sash&bow Wedding and Event Planning. Through Alliey + Co, Kline-Weichelt owns and manages several Wisconsin wedding companies, including sash&bow, Social Graces Paperie, The Wedding Magazine Green Bay and now, The LedgeCrest Reserve. Through Kline-Weichelt’s decade of experience, she’s planned more than 500 weddings and events throughout the state. Kline-Weichelt is also the state manager of both the Wisconsin and Minnesota Associations of Bridal Consultants.

April 5, 2019



“After more than a decade of serving brides and grooms in the Wisconsin wedding industry, I had a vision of the perfect wedding venue that was beautiful and spacious on it’s own, but that also had the ability to be transformed to suit a couple’s dream wedding plans,” said Kline-Weichelt. “That’s what you’ll find at LedgeCrest Reserve. I’ve always believed my clients deserve the very best and now we’re bringing that to you.”

Construction on the new venue kicked on Friday with an official groundbreaking and is expected to be complete on August 1, 2019.

“Over the years, we’ve had the great fortune of working on many one-of-a-kind projects and unique buildings that ultimately became signature facilities in the community,” said Smet. “We believe that The LedgeCrest Reserve at Olde School Square will be another one of those places that becomes a distinguished landmark for the greater community, and for all who will gather there for memorable events.”

The venue is currently booking weddings and events taking place in September 2019 and beyond. To inquire about your wedding or event, visit or​.


About Alliey + Co and The LedgeCrest Reserve

Alliey + Co is located in De Pere, Wis., and is headed by Wisconsin wedding expert Alliey Kline-Weichelt. Alliey + Co is made up of several Wisconsin wedding companies, including sash&bow Wedding and Event Planning, Social Graces Paperie, The Wedding Magazine Green Bay, and The LedgeCrest Reserve.

The LedgeCrest Reserve is a spacious 9,600-square-foot wedding and event venue located in Ledgeview, Wis. The venue combines modern architecture with classic elegance and caters to clients with truly full-service packages that make event planning simpler. For more information, visit ​​.

Media Contact:

Jessica Bedore
Marketing, Alliey + Co 920/

De Pere Ranked “Best City” in all of Wisconsin for 2019 by AreaVibes

De Pere Ranked “Best City” in all of Wisconsin for 2019 by AreaVibes

“Located in the state of Wisconsin, De Pere is a mid-sized city with a population of 24,544 people. If we look at the most recent Census, De Pere is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and American Indian and Alaskan. De Pere is known to be family friendly as more than 79% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 56% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in De Pere, Wisconsin could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in De Pere and in the areas around De Pere is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 85 out of 100, De Pere is ranked #430 in the United States and #1 in Wisconsin. This is a great score, as De Pere ranks well in multiple categories! Another exciting tidbit, is that De Pere ranks better than 90% of all US cities! For each of the livability categories, we know that De Pere ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and housing (B). Unfortunately for De Pere, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: weather (F).

Location, location, location – possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in De Pere, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Seroogy’s Chocolates, DePere Cinema, and The Day Spa.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 184 crimes per 100,000 residents, De Pere has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in De Pere have a test score average of 65%, which is well above the US average.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, De Pere has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Assuming that De Pere meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in De Pere. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in De Pere are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in De Pere come in at $167,400, which is 0.2% higher than the Wisconsin average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In De Pere, the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 16.1% lower than the Wisconsin average. Real estate appreciation rates in De Pere are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for De Pere homes comes in at 8.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 5.8%.”


Click here to read more on AreaVibes website!

Olde School Square: Space for Lease


This space can be one story around 3500 sq. feet, two stories for 7000 sq. feet or split into much smaller chunks where needed. This build out will be for the left side of the building, closer to Bleu. Each of the additional “units” on the second map are open as well.

750 sq. feet is available now, the second structure will be built as soon as a tenant has committed to the space.

Please contact Ryan Kraft via phone 920-347-5830 or via email for additional information!