This page is for thanking our partners.

If you would be so kind, please check them out.


Hello and thank you for exploring LIT MKE,

I started my small business in 2015 when I was a bartender/server and out of my primary frustration of seeing so many bottles and cans being thrown into the garbage. I knew there was something I could do to reduce the impact all of these bottles and cans had on the environment. I decided to act.

I noticed that so many of these containers were works of art. So I wanted to think of something that kept the beauty of the bottle, but would provide some purpose that people would want. I decided that I would try my hand at making candles. I was able to develop a method to make the transformation from trash to treasure. I am constantly developing my craft and researching new ways to reduce the environmental impact of the candles.

To stay true to my mission of contributing to an environmentally conscious lifestyle, LIT MKE candles uses a premium blend of soy and coconut waxes with 100% cotton wicks. I am always looking to improve the qualities of the candles and experiment with  Each candle is carefully crafted by hand, locally in Milwaukee by myself and with help from my apprentice Karl. As the business continues to grow, I am excited to provide more opportunities for the community.

The community has also been very supportive of the mission. Please take a look at my regular supporters page and consider giving those businesses your patronage.

Thank you all for your support, business, and efforts in improving our planet for years to come.


Mike Bate

Swing Time Germantown

Enjoy one of Wisconsin’s premier golfing and entertainment facilities located in Germantown, Wisconsin. Swing Time Germantown offers a challenging nautical themed mini golf course, batting cages for baseball and softball, go-karts, and a fully equipped driving range with several heated bays so you can practice your game all year round! At Swing Time Germantown, you know you will have fun!

The Red Putter

Keeping traditions alive with a fun and challenging 18-hole miniature golf course.  It’s “Where the Pros Play!”  Practice your skills and join us for the Red Putter Pro Tournament, held the first Saturday in August.  After your game, relax at our picnic area and Bobby’s Playground.  Well known for our reasonable rates!  Watch for Free Golf weekend in May and Halloween fun in October.  Open daily 10am-10pm May through October.

The Milwaukee Power

The Milwaukee Power is a USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior organization playing NA3HL. The Milwaukee Power play their home games at Wilson Ice Arena. The Milwaukee Power is built on it’s Signature, Fundamental Truths, and Pillars of Strength.

Swarmm Events

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At Swarmm we believe in creating a social buzz. We use our experience to provide Milwaukee with community-involved and entertaining events that bring people together as well as focus on giving back to local charities in the city.

We are lucky to do what we love, in the city that we love! Milwaukee is a one-of-a-kind city that has endless opportunity for innovative and exciting event ideas, and at Swarmm we strive to keep our city busy with new experiences!

Kasey’s Confections

Custom macarons made with love and style!

Reef Stable

Reef Stable provides online resources for saltwater and reef aquarium enthusiasts and businesses. We provide a blog, reef calculators, and an online aquarium parameter log. At Reef Stable, our goal is to help home and small businesses’ aquariums thrive!

Whether looking to learn more about saltwater aquariums, coral growth, or even to track your aquarium parameters, check out Reef Stable today.

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