Media Spotlight

Date

Media Source

10.23.2020

Milwaukee free pumpkin giveaway

MILWAUKEE – Families lined up at Victory over Violence Park on Friday afternoon, Oct. 23 to pick up pumpkins.

Fox 6

10.01.2020

2020 AARP Community Challenge Grant Recipients

Guests Jennifer Johnson from Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity and Deshea Agee of Milwaukee’s Historic King Drive BID No. 8 join host Amber Miller to share about their winning submissions for AARP’s 2020 Community Challenge Grant.

09.25.2020

New incubator space to help advance aspiring African American entrepreneurs

MILWAUKEE — A new incubator space in Bronzeville is looking to steamroll hurdles facing aspiring African American entrepreneurs.

WTMJ 4

08.17.2020

The tremendous potential of King Drive

MILWAUKEE — It was early on in Deshea Agee’s tenure as executive director of the business improvement district focused on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Milwaukee.

BizTimes

08.13.2020

Despite challenges, King Drive looks to have a bright future

MILWAUKEE — While many businesses continue to struggle due to the coronavirus pandemic, Deshea Agee, Executive Director of the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District (BID) #8, is using his unique skillsets to help ensure that businesses in his district not only survive the pandemic, but thrive.

The Milwaukee Times

07.24.2020

15 Minutes With: Deshea Agee

MILWAUKEE — After just five minutes with Deshea Agee, the executive director of Milwaukee’s Historic King Drive Business Improvement District, it’s easy to see why he thrives in his role as public servant. His personality exudes warmth and charm, his energy is infectious, and his drive — no pun intended — is seemingly unstoppable.

Milwaukee Life Style

07.17.2020

Milwaukee construction company ready to make last-second changes to make the DNC a safe success.

MILWAUKEE — The economic impact from the Democratic National Convention on southeast Wisconsin was projected to be more than $100 million. Now the outlook seems much different.

WTMJ4

06.03.2020

Community leaders commend clean-up effort in wake of unrest, destruction along Historic King Drive

MILWAUKEE — Following the damage and destruction that took place Sunday night along Milwaukee’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, several thousand volunteers showed up the next day to help clean up.

FOX 6

06.02.2020

Over 2,000 Wisconsinites show support for MLK Drive clean up

MILWAUKEE, Wi— On Monday afternoon, more than 2 thousand people came out to help clean up the Harambee neighborhood and to show their solidarity.

Spectrum News 1

06.01.2020

MILWAUKEE — Following the damage and destruction that took place Sunday night along Milwaukee’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, several thousand volunteers showed up the next day to help clean up.

King Drive business improvement district director Deshea Agee and Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs have a shared vision of making Martin Luther King Jr. Drive the best King Drive in the country, a hub for black-owned businesses and a vibrant and diverse urban area.

And if the hundreds of people that showed up to help clean up after a night of unrest are any indication, many in Milwaukee are rooting for them to succeed.

Urban Milwaukee

06.01.2020

Hundreds show up to volunteer to clean up Milwaukee’s King Drive.

Volunteers came out to King Drive to help clean up the street after several nights of vandalism brought on by the death of George Floyd …

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

06.01.2020

Hundreds of volunteers come together to clean up after overnight unrest

MILWAUKEE — The message was loud and clear on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive as volunteers from all over the city to help clean up after overnight vandalism and looting…

WTMJ 4

05.30.2020

MKE Black Leaders: We’re Here, We Care

MILWAUKEE — A coalition a Milwaukee Black Leaders came together toshare a message of support for our community, and those peacefully protesting. Please listen, please share , please support!

05.27.2020

Milwaukee nail salon finds ways to survive economic hit from COVID-19

MILWAUKEE — COVID-19 can do a lot of financial damage to businesses relying on close contact, like Bijou Nail Salon & Company on Milwaukee’s MLK Jr. Drive …

WTMJ 4

00.20.2020

Milwaukee nail salon finds ways to survive economic hit from COVID-19

MILWAUKEE — COVID-19 can do a lot of financial damage to businesses relying on close contact, like Bijou Nail Salon & Company on Milwaukee’s MLK Jr. Drive.

WTMJ 4

04.29.2020

Generous donation leads to surprised customers at Milwaukee grocery store

MILWAUKEE — Businesswoman Tonit Calaway, Judge David Swanson, and former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig made a donation to help people in Milwaukee cover their groceries during these tough times. FOX6 Photojournalist Jeff Frings was there as customers of Pete’s Fruit Market found out about the good news.

FOX 6

04.29.2020

Pete’s Fruit Market Pays it Forward During Coronavirus Pandemic

MILWAUKEE (SPECTRUM NEWS) – During the COVID-19 pandemic, when hundreds of thousands of people are now without work, things as simple as groceries can be tough to afford.

Spectrum News 1

04.16.2020

MLK Drive Businesses Staying Afloat During Pandemic

MILWAUKEE (SPECTRUM NEWS) — All across Wisconsin, we’ve seen businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic

Spectrum News 1

08.26.2018

04.18.2018

02.21.2018

05.04.2018

Deshea Agee — Individual Award

Milwaukee Business Journal

05.04.2018

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