Wauwatosa Revolving Loan Fund celebrates 25 years

The Wauwatosa Revolving Loan Fund Corporation, an agency that provides financial support for businesses and nonprofit organizations, celebrated 25 years of improving the business climate in Wauwatosa.

Founded on May 31, 1990, the corporation has loaned more than $3 million to 33 retail service businesses including 13 restaurant, five health care businesses, two manufacturing businesses, two technology businesses, two community organizations and one church.

Mayor Kathy Ehley issued a proclamation declaring Feb. 2, 2016 as Wauwatosa Revolving Loan Fund Corporation Day.

'l want to thank the dedication of volunteers serving on this board, especially our founding fathers and long-serving members, Peter Brusky and Robert Jaques (now both deceased),' Ehley proclaimed to the Wauwatosa Common Council Feb. 2.

'This board has been instrumental in growing the number of businesses in Wauwatosa, improving existing businesses and business neighborhoods, increasing the number of jobs and job opportunities and increasing the city's tax base.'

Man pleads guilty to shooting Tosa detective

Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said he is 'pleased' that 21-year-old Najee Harmon, of Milwaukee, pleaded guilty Monday to shooting at three Wauwatosa police officers and seriously wounding detective Jeffrey Griffin.

Harmon pled guilty to four modified charges including two counts of recklessly endangering safety, attempted possession of a firearm by a felon repeater and attempted first degree reckless injury.

Harmon is scheduled to be sentenced March 18.

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