Local Business Spotlight | Melissa Soberalski

NAME
Melissa Soberalski

COMPANY
Soberalski Immigration Law, LLC

POSITION
Attorney/Owner

Local Biz Spotlight Melissa Soberalski

Who is your ideal client?
My ideal client is someone who is organized and patient. I usually guide clients in working with the federal government, which is notoriously disorganized and slow.

What is something people THINK they know about your job?
I think most people assume immigration attorneys simply fill out a few forms. Most of my days are full of consultations, issue spotting legal benefits and pitfalls, drafting memorandum and affidavits, and appearing in hearings and interviews. Only a small portion of my work involves completing forms.

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
I wish people understood how important compassion can be in immigration work. The greater majority of people I serve want to live within the boundaries of the law, work hard, and protect their families. Whether it is a single mom with kids or spouses wishing to be reunited, most of my job involves keeping loved ones together.

Tell us a secret about your job.
I love kids in my office. I spend at least ten hours each workday away from my own daughter, and it's nice to see sweet, little faces throughout my day as I am missing hers.

CONTACT MELISSA HERE:
www.soberalskilaw.com
414.533.5000
melissa@soberalskilaw.com


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Wauwatosa Family Photography | I'm so lucky 🍀

I've been thinking lately. 

I'm very lucky to have a "job" that I absolutely love and adore. I get to photograph people. I get to show them how beautiful they are and how fleeting life is. Kids grow up so fast, we say hello and goodbye to loved ones... and don't you just wish you could freeze time? It all goes by too darn fast.

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And THAT. That right there is where sometimes I get hung up with this job I love so much.

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We all know that babies become toddlers and mothers become grandmothers and families grow and bloom and then... sometimes the planet has different plans for us.

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So here it is... my plea to you. Don't make excuses. Don't put it off. Yes, we are all "busy". Yes, we all want to lose those "few" extra pounds. Stop. 

PLEASE. JUST HAVE YOUR FAMILY PORTRAITS TAKEN. 

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I can tell you that you will never regret taking the ONE hour on a Saturday to have your favorite photographer (cough cough) photograph you and your family. You will have those memories for a lifetime: hanging on a wall, sitting on a coffee table, resting on a bookshelf. You will see those images and be comforted and reminded of how blessed you are. 

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However... what would happen if you hesitated? What would happen if you waited until... "someday". What would you hang on your wall? What album would you look through on a rainy day? Would you regret putting off your family photos another year? YES. You absolutely will. 

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So here's what I want you to do. It's so easy. Fill out the form below. That's it... one tiny step closer to living with no regrets. 

Fill out that form. I'll call you. I'll email you. I'll do the hard stuff. You can sit back and enjoy the process --  I'll even help you decide on clothes! Heck, if it helps, I'll even throw in some BonBons. (Only if you promise to scooch over and share with me!)

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My job, the one I am SO VERY LUCKY to have, is to make family portraits easy and painless (and fun! thankyouverymuch). And to help YOU to live without regrets.

Cheers, my friend!

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Local Business Spotlight | Jessie Cannizzaro

NAME
Jessie Cannizzaro

COMPANY
Milestone Plumbing, Inc.

POSITION
Master Plumber, Owner

Local Biz Spotlight Tosa Milestone Plumbing

Who is your ideal client?
Residential homeowners in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Ozaukee counties.

What is something people THINK they know about your job?
Most clients think that you have to be a big, strong, man to be a plumber. Clearly this is not the case if you know me! Women should consider this career path if they enjoy working with their hands and interacting with clients. Any of the trades can be a great career path for men and women - I am just a little biased with my preference.

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
People can save so much in unnecessary costs by being proactive instead of reactive with their home repairs. Please listen to what your plumber is recommending. If we tell you that your 15 year old water heater really should be replaced, it's because we are trying to help you avoid the nightmare of having the water heater leaking on a major holiday or weekend when you will end up with much higher labor costs to replace and likely be without hot water even longer.
Simply keeping an eye on little repairs that are necessary throughout your home and addressing before they become emergencies is financially beneficial when considering the alternative.

Tell us a secret about your job.
There are lots of little tricks that a simple phone call to our office can help a homeowner to fix an issue - often without us even coming out to their home! Many clients do not know that there is a little red button on the very bottom of the garbage disposal that can be reset - if the disposal stops working that might be what's needed for the fix. Or, if a homeowner has a higher than normal water bill they can put a little food coloring in the toilet tank to see if over time (15-30 minutes) it shows color in the toilet bowl which can determine if there is a very small leak that is causing the water bill to increase every quarter. (If you try this make sure to flush the toilet several times after testing to avoid the color sticking permanently to the bowl).

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson M.D.

CONTACT JESSIE HERE:
www.milestoneplumbinginc.com
414.988.4565
office@milestoneplumbinginc.com


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Local Business Spotlight | Eric Brooks

NAME
Eric Brooks

COMPANY
The E.W. Scripps Company

POSITION
Director, Programming and News

Local Business Spotlight Eric Brooks WTMJ

Who is your ideal client?
Dedicated Listeners

What is something people THINK they know about your job?
They think I'm too busy to meet with them or talk radio, which I love doing! Meeting and connecting with people is my favorite part of being at WTMJ-AM.

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
I wish they knew how many people it takes to get our programming and news on the air every day - it's truly a team effort led by the best talent in the business!

Tell us a secret about your job.
I wouldn't want to do anything else.

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
Into the Wild  by Jon Krakauer

CONTACT ERIC HERE:
http://www.wtmj.com
414.332.9611
eric.brooks@wtmj.com


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Elm Grove, WI Child Photography | Portraits as Family Traditions

This family has a tradition. It involves having a portrait taken of their children at a certain age - about 15-18 months - with a certain look and a particular pose. 

The most recent model is little Walter...

2017. This is Walter. 

2017. This is Walter. 

2015. This is George.

2015. This is George.

These portraits (plus three more!) are all lined up in their family room, proudly and lovingly displayed.

If you've never considered it, family portraits make excellent family traditions. Imagine having a timeline of portraits hanging on your wall... whether it's just the kids or the family together... or even your extended family.

Here are some great reasons for creating a new family tradition out of picture day... with a little help from this adorable Walter character. 

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1. It's a built in reason to get your family together in one place at one time. And as the photographer, I am willing to take full responsibility for "setting the date" so when your older kids complain that it's too early, it's totally my fault. (You're welcome.)

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2. Once you are all together, the likelihood of siblings fighting is greatly decreased. Yes, I said DECREASED. Why? Because I'm not the mom. I can't explain it, it just is. Enjoy the moments while they are fleeting. 

Psst. If there are any sourpuss faces, I will be sure to capture them so you can post it in his senior yearbook.

Psst. If there are any sourpuss faces, I will be sure to capture them so you can post it in his senior yearbook.

3. When the photo session is over, all the laughter and fun has been had, you can bribe your family with food and drinks. Add on a BBQ to the end of your session, go out to lunch or dinner, go see a movie! You're together - decide as a group. Better yet, surprise them!

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4. Once your family portraits are in your hands, hanging on your wall, sitting on your coffee table or wrapped and ready to give as gifts, you will be SO GRATEFUL for having captured those moments. It's so simple and so very true. Frankly put, you will NEVER regret having the photos taken. (But if you don't schedule photos? You will regret that.)

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5. You will see these portraits every day and you will look at your kids and think, they have grown so much! And you will be glad you committed a small part of a single day to your new family tradition. And then we can do it again next year and see just how much they've grown and changed.

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BONUS reason for your family picture tradition  -- built in Christmas gifts for grandma every single year! 

Are you ready to commit to your own family portraits? Click below to book your session. I can't wait to create a new tradition for you and your family.