Milwaukee Creators Market; small businesses share their wares

Small businesses took over part of Discovery World in Milwaukee on Sunday, September 18 for the Milwaukee Makers Market.

Brianne Mallo runs BB Cakes in Milwaukee.

“OK, these are our half-pound stuffed cookies,” Mallo said. “I have five different flavors.”

Mallo had a collection of treats available for purchase.

“Peanut Butter Oreo. People love peanut butter. They love chocolate. They love Oreos,” Mallo said.

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Mallo sold his stuffed cookies at the Milwaukee Makers Market inside Discovery World on Sunday. She was one of more than 50 vendors for people to buy merchandise at the event.

“Whether it’s clothing, jewelry, sweets – something that’s locally made that you’re going to connect with,” said Ryan Laessig.

Laessig said the market showcases local businesses.

“Milwaukee needs something like this where you can come to a place like this, and that’s your one-stop-shop,” Laessig said.

Items varied – clothes, soaps, candles, artwork and more. Laessig said the community helps small businesses thrive.

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“Every Milwaukee maker’s market, you’re going to see 50 percent of what I call veterans. They come back every year. The rest will be new people,” Laessig said.

“I think it’s a great concept. I think Milwaukee still supports Milwaukee,” Mallo said.

The next Milwaukee Makers Market is scheduled for Sunday, October 16 at The ivy house in Milwaukee.

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