|Brass Rooster Owners John & Kate McLaughlin |
receiving their check from US Cellular
US Cellular may have created, awarded, and presented the award but it was the community that celebrated alongside Brass Rooster. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele was there to honor the couple and City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, though not able to make it, sent a declaration celebrating the feat and declaring yesterday 1/23 Brass Rooster Day in Milwaukee.
But while there were all of those bigwigs there, it was Brass Rooster and their neighbor small businesses that took center stage.
|Yes, that hat is made of chocolate|
The message was all about small businesses and promoting them to promote the economy and to that end the food & drink for the party was provided by Brass Rooster's neighbors Boone & Crockett, The Packing House and Anodyne Coffee. Nearby ChocoBella, a craft chocolatier across the street, presented the McLaughlin's with two chocolate life-sized hats.
Rumor had it at the event that Brass Rooster may expand with a mobile shop in a vintage vehicle - the 'Hatmobile'? - and moving onto a women's line in the 'The Hen House'.
Brass Rooster won out over 1,400 applicants and in a way Milwaukee won with them. With all the great stuff going on in Milwaukee we need all the recognition we can get and we applaud Brass Rooster for being at the front of Milwaukee's boom and helping get the word out on how great we are.
Congratulations again to The Brass Rooster for making Milwaukee Great.