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Cleary Gull: Makes a multi-year grant to the Milwaukee Athletic Club to create Refuge Smoothie Café

Contact: Tina Hohman
Tel: 414-291-3855
Email: thohman@clearygull.com


Café will add a new feature to the MAC lobby and provide a new service to members and guests

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 14, 2014 – Cleary Gull Inc. today announced a multi-year grant to the Milwaukee Athletic Club (MAC) to partner with Refuge Smoothie Café to finance and create a new coffee and smoothie shop in the club’s lobby. The café’s opening is anticipated to be in early November.

“The Milwaukee Athletic Club has played a vital role in the development and growth of the Milwaukee businesses community, and Cleary Gull is excited to support this effort,” said Michael Cleary, chairman and CEO of Cleary Gull. “As a longtime member of the MAC, I look forward to a rejuvenated lobby and the introduction of a quick and healthy service to new and existing members.”

Refuge Smoothie Café also offers a variety of healthy beverage, snack and meal options that complement the athletic club’s tradition of promoting a healthy lifestyle. “The MAC is excited to work with two local companies for the goal of providing additional healthy food options to our membership,” said Brad Schendel, Member Services Director at the Milwaukee Athletic Club.

About Cleary Gull
Cleary Gull (www.clearygull.com) is an employee-owned firm headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin providing specialized financial services through two operating divisions: Investment Advisory and Investment Banking. Cleary Gull was named by Financial Times* to their list of 2014 300 top registered investment advisors in the U.S. Cleary Gull has combined assets under management of $2.5 billion as of December 31, 2013 and focuses on high net worth individuals, pilots, and not-for-profit hospitals and senior living communities across the nation. Cleary Gull’s investment bankers specialize in providing exclusive advice on sales, mergers, acquisitions, private debt and equity capital placement, typically for transactions from $10 million to $200 million.

About the Milwaukee Athletic Club
From modest beginnings in 1882, the Milwaukee Athletic Club became Wisconsin’s premier downtown athletic and social club, even earning a Five-Star Platinum Award. Also deemed a Platinum Club of America and Distinguished Gold Club of the World, the MAC is recognized as one of the best city clubs in the nation. The Club aims to help members live better lives through athletics, business connections and camaraderie. The historic building, located in the heart of Milwaukee, reflects the traditions of the Club. The facilities and services are relevant today and exceed expectations.

About Refuge Smoothie Café
Refuge Smoothie Café opened on August 6, 2013. Refuge’s mission statement reads “To enjoy our lives, and to help others enjoy theirs.” Offering a variety of beverage, snack and meal options, Refuge Smoothie Café infuses healthy options with a sense of community. Refuge’s line of signature smoothies uses original recipes and quality ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, and “add-ins,” allowing the customer a one of a kind experience.

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