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Diverse Ideas – Angelique Sharpe
October 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The LEC has partnered with the Black Student Cultural Center to bring you October’s second Diverse Ideas featuring Angelique Sharpe, the Director of the Villard Avenue Business Improvement District. Angelique is responsible for the revitalization, management and oversight of a historic main street Business Corridor that has experienced decades of disinvestment.
The Villard Avenue BID Board of Directors creates specific objectives that Angelique is responsible for carrying out. Projects typically include public way planning, street beautification, and maintenance, district marketing, commercial business retention/attraction and other economic development initiatives. Sharpe has a Masters degree in Cultural Foundations of Community Engagement & Education from UW-Milwaukee, and over a decade of experience in economic development, community advocacy, and business management.
Diverse Ideas is a talk series that partners with UWM offices to invite global and local entrepreneurs/community innovators for an intimate chat with UWM students, faculty, and staff. By offering these talks, LEC hopes to build a larger and more diverse network of students involved in entrepreneurship, including one that spans across disciplines and majors. Speakers share their stories and give advice in an open-forum conversation with attendees. Learn with us how to improve our community and work together to problem-solve.