BID 10


Near West Side Business Improvement District (BID) #10 serves the 350+ businesses along the Near West Side’s 5 major commercial corridors. In 2016, the NWS BID 10 expanded to encompass the entire Near West Side of Milwaukee to enable us to bring our successful work to all Near West Side businesses.



Under Wisconsin law (Wis. Stat. s66.608), business property owners can petition the City to form a Business Improvement District in their community. The BID provides a mechanism for property owners to voluntarily assess themselves to pay for programs that will revitalize or improve their shared community, increase property value and make the area safer and more attractive to customers, employees and visitors. The BID is governed by a board of directors, made up of representatives from among the property owners, that help to prioritize the programs that will have the greatest positive impact on the area served.


If you’ve been a part of the Business Improvement District in the past, you’ll benefit from our enhanced resources and footprint. If you are part of the newly expanded area, welcome! You will find that being a member of the BID provides many benefits to your business and the community in which you operate. 

Some key initiatives are:
  • A cleaner, safer and more attractive business district
  • Steady and reliable funding provided through assessments of member businesses that support supplemental services and programs
  • The potential to increase property values, improve sales, and decrease commercial vacancy rates

As a member of BID 10, you help support – and benefit from – a wide range of programs that help us establish and enhance our commercial corridors, including:

  • Camera Asset Mapping
  • Façade Grants
  • Signage Programs
  • Business Promotions
  • Networking/Community Connections
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Architectural Support
  • Small Business Loans

BID 10


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Near West Side BID 10 Board of Directors:


  • Richard (Rick) Wiegand, Wiegand Enterprises / Ambassador Hotel (Chair)
  • John Hennessy, Hennessy Group, Inc. (Vice-Chair)
  • Aaron Martinez, MolsonCoors (Treasurer)
  • Dan Naumann, Great Lakes Commercial Sales (Secretary)


  • Rana Altenburg, Office of Public Affairs, Marquette University
  • Mandeep Kler, Hometown
  • Ben Lorber, WISN
  • Katie Moersfelder, Advocate Aurora Health
  • Pat McQuillan, Central Standard Distillery
  • Tom Straub, CMS Construction
  • Jason Tolleson, Harley-Davidson