Business Spotlights

The Gateway Business Spotlight showcases local businesses and fosters pride in the airport region’s thriving business community. The Business Spotlight is a free business recognition program designed to create awareness about the variety of local businesses. The series provides a great opportunity for local businesses to share unique information about what makes their business a great addition to the community

TOPS Club, Inc.

Hidden just north of West Layton Avenue on South Fifth Street is the TOPS Club, Inc. headquarters. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups and wellness education organization. TOPS offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship and recognition. Established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success, they have helped millions of people live healthier lives. A network of thousands of weight-loss support groups (called chapters) in every U.S. state and Canadian province. TOPS is also on the forefront of obesity and metabolic research. Think: Weight Watchers, but at a super low price point ($49/year), and it works — you should see how much our members save their own lives. We’re talking 100+ pound weight losses. The way we’ve stood up to the test of time has been remarkable. Michelle Ganley (TOPS Director of Communications) TOPS Club Inc. has been headquartered in The Gateway District since 1965. Throughout the years there have been several additions, making the current space a whopping 48,000 square feet. According to Facility & Production Manager, Donna Betchner, the organization “used to have an in-house print shop here many years ago, that is what the building was originally built for. We had two large presses, but then came the time to outsource or upgrade equipment…outsourcing won.” Now TOPS News magazine is printed and distributed to all 70,000 members through a third party print house. The old ‘print shop’ now serves as a warehouse for TOPS SWAG, merchandise and weight-loss support materials (all of which are available to members through purchase at the TOPS online storefront).  Currently, TOPS headquarters is home to 25 support staff/employees, and also hosts weekly meetings for four different TOPS chapters. Weekly meetings include …

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The Garden District Kitchen & Bar

The Garden District Kitchen & Bar, Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport’s latest restaurant to open as part of its major refresh, is unveiling a new menu.  …

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Playtime Doggy Daycare II

Gregg and Jody Pawelski started Playtime Doggy Daycare in 2006, with humble beginnings and a very limited budget. It was the epitome of a mom …

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Sollazo’s 703 Club

Sollazo’s 703 Club Celebrates 50 Years: serving up a half-century of cold drinks and charming conversation. Ron and Terri Sollazo are celebrating 50 years together …

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Reinders, Inc.

“For a business, I think it’s a home run.” Wayne Wheeler, Reinders Holiday Lighting Project Manager You may have noticed some ‘bright’ additions to the …

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Jen’s Sweet Treats

Making a Difference, One Cupcake at a Time With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, what better time to “Spotlight” Jen’s Sweet Treats. We …

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