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Johnson Controls to form joint venture with Hitachi

January 21, 2015 08:19 PM

Johnson Controls Inc., Hitachi Ltd. and Hitachi Appliances Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to form a global joint venture. CONTINUE READING

Northwestern Mutual leases large office space at 411 East Wisconsin

January 21, 2015 05:11 PM

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., which is building a new 32-story 1.1 million-square-foot office building at its headquarters campus in downtown Milwaukee, has signed a lease for 56,320 square feet of office space at the 411 East Wisconsin... CONTINUE READING

Alderman says Johnson Controls is planning 50-story HQ downtown

January 21, 2015 04:18 PM

Johnson Controls Inc. is working on plans for a 50-story, 1.2 million-square-foot corporate headquarters office building that would be built near the lakefront in downtown Milwaukee, according to Ald. Robert Bauman, who represents the downtown area. CONTINUE READING

Plunkett Raysich Architects to move HQ to Fifth Ward

January 21, 2015 02:50 PM

Plunkett Raysich Architects LLP announced today that it plans to move its corporate headquarters from the far northwest side of the city of Milwaukee to the Fifth Ward area, located just south of the city’s Historic Third Ward and near... CONTINUE READING

Menominee Tribe hopes compact amendment leads to approval of Kenosha casino

January 20, 2015 07:10 PM

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin announced today that it has reached an agreement with Gov. Scott Walker to amend its gaming compact with the state. CONTINUE READING

Wisconsin banks announce acquisitions

January 16, 2015 03:38 PM

In a New Year that promises upheaval in the banking industry, transactions involving two Wisconsin banks were announced Friday. CONTINUE READING

Johnson Controls says streetcar vote could affect expansion plans

January 15, 2015 07:38 PM

Johnson Controls Inc. is considering locating a major new office development in the Milwaukee area and said the Milwaukee Common Council’s upcoming vote on a financing plan for a downtown streetcar will be a factor in determining the site of... CONTINUE READING

UnitedHealthcare signs exclusive agreement with employer group

January 14, 2015 04:23 PM

UnitedHealthcare and the Business Health Care Group (BHCG) of southeastern Wisconsin today announced a multi-year relationship to deliver health benefits to employers in the greater Milwaukee area. CONTINUE READING

BIA rejects amendment to Potawatomi gaming compact with state

January 9, 2015 10:44 PM

The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs on Friday rejected a proposed amendment to the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe’s gaming compact with the state of Wisconsin that would have required the state to reimburse the tribe for any losses incurred... CONTINUE READING

Walker announces cabinet for second term

January 6, 2015 02:47 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today announced the members of his cabinet for his second term. CONTINUE READING

Bucks plan arena site announcement by end of January

January 6, 2015 02:20 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks are on pace to announce their preferred site for a new downtown arena by the end of January and will announce “two or three” new additional local investors in the team from the private sector in the coming weeks, team... CONTINUE READING

Bubrick’s acquires company and changes name

January 5, 2015 02:03 PM

Germantown-based Bubrick’s Complete Office announced today it has acquired Stevens Point-based Emmons Business Interiors (EBI) and Office Supplies 2 U (OS2U). CONTINUE READING

County files lawsuit in attempt to advance The Couture

December 23, 2014 04:43 PM

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced that the county filed a lawsuit today with the Wisconsin Supreme Court seeking a ruling on the Lake Michigan shoreline boundary in downtown Milwaukee. CONTINUE READING

Northwestern Mutual to build “mixed use development” west of its HQ

December 18, 2014 04:11 PM

After the Milwaukee County Board earlier today voted to reject a proposed sale of the O’Donnell Park parking structure to Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., the company announced that it instead plans to build a “mixed use real... CONTINUE READING

County Board approves purchase option for The Couture

December 18, 2014 03:45 PM

By a 12-4 vote today, the Milwaukee County Board voted to approve a purchase option agreement for the sale of the Downtown Transit Center to developer Rick Barrett, who wants to build The Couture, a 44-story apartment tower, on the site. CONTINUE READING

New Steinhafels store to anchor redevelopment project in Greenfield

December 17, 2014 03:19 PM

A new Steinhafels store, of about 55,000 square feet in size, is planned for a mixed-use redevelopment project planned along the south side of I-894 in Greenfield. The store will replace the existing Steinhafels store in Greenfield, which was built... CONTINUE READING

Wisconsin Contractor Coalition to fight right-to-work

December 17, 2014 03:19 PM

More than 300 private businesses and private-sector skilled trade representatives from across Wisconsin have joined forces to support the newly formed Wisconsin Contractor Coalition (WCC) and oppose so-called right-to-work legislation. CONTINUE READING

Brewers will build 'Selig Experience' at Miller Park

December 15, 2014 03:55 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers today announced the construction of the “Selig Experience," a new fan exhibit at Miller Park to honor retiring Commissioner of Baseball and former Brewers owner Allan H. (Bud) Selig. CONTINUE READING

United Way to merge Milwaukee and Waukesha operations

December 4, 2014 01:55 PM

United Way of Greater Milwaukee and United Way in Waukesha County are merging to form the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, the organizations announced today. CONTINUE READING

Illinois manufacturer to open new manufacturing plant in Pleasant Prairie

December 1, 2014 07:54 PM

The OEM Industries Division of FNA Group Inc., which manufactures pressure washers for home and industrial markets, is establishing a new manufacturing, distribution and research and development facility in Pleasant Prairie. CONTINUE READING

Milwaukee Purchasing Managers Index rises to all-time high

November 26, 2014 02:37 PM

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM)-Milwaukee Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for November has been revised to 70.25, up from the previous estimate of 65.61, indicating continued robust growth for manufacturers in southeastern Wisconsin and... CONTINUE READING

NBA commissioner says arena will anchor new downtown development

November 25, 2014 07:40 PM

A group of up-and-coming business leaders from Milwaukee- and Madison-based startups met with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens today for a roundtable discussion about the future of the team and the... CONTINUE READING

Trek to move distribution center from Oconomowoc to Johnson Creek

November 21, 2014 02:44 PM

Waterloo-based Trek Bicycle announced today that it will occupy a 250,000-square-foot industrial building in Johnson Creek that is being built by Brookfield-based Briohn Building Corp. CONTINUE READING

Mixed-use developments proposed for two Milwaukee libraries

November 21, 2014 01:54 PM

The city of Milwaukee received two mixed-use development proposals for its Forest Home Library and three mixed-use development proposals for its Mill Road Library, in response to a request for proposals. CONTINUE READING

UW receives largest donation in history

November 15, 2014 04:10 PM

The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced Saturday it will receive a $100 million gift from John and Tashia Morgridge, the largest contribution from individual donors in the school’s history. CONTINUE READING

The Tannery sold to Madison-based real estate firm

October 31, 2014 02:00 PM

Madison-based Sara Investment Real Estate announced today that it has acquired most of The Tannery, a multi-building office complex at 700 W. Virginia St. in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. CONTINUE READING

Report says Bucks plan to buy Journal Sentinel buildings for new arena

October 30, 2014 09:24 PM

Milwaukee Bucks new co-owners Wes Edens and Marc Lasry are in negotiations to purchase the Journal Communications Inc. buildings with the intention of building a new arena on the downtown block of land known as Journal Square, according to a report... CONTINUE READING

New York-based real estate investor submitted winning bid for Shops of Grand Avenue

October 30, 2014 04:49 PM

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based real estate investor Alexander Levin submitted the winning $16.5 million bid in an online auction last week to purchase the Shops of Grand Avenue mall in downtown Milwaukee, according to a source. CONTINUE READING

DHS designates Froedtert, Children’s Hospital as Ebola treatment sites

October 28, 2014 02:55 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has announced that it is collaborating with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in addition to UW Health to care for patients with a confirmed... CONTINUE READING

Xten expects to close, lay off 120 employees

October 27, 2014 05:54 PM

Kenosha-based multifacturing company Xten Industries LLC will cease operation of its Kenosha facility and lay off 120 employees, according to a WARN notice filed last week with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. CONTINUE READING

Local group fails in bid to buy Shops of Grand Avenue

October 23, 2014 06:14 PM

A local group of Milwaukee civic and business leaders failed in their bid to purchase the Shops of Grand Avenue in an online auction that was completed today. CONTINUE READING

Top bidder pledges $16.5 million to buy Shops of Grand Avenue

October 23, 2014 02:01 PM

The top bidder in the online auction sale of the Shops of Grand Avenue pledged $16.5 million to buy the troubled mall in downtown Milwaukee. The auction closed moments ago. CONTINUE READING

Roenicke will return to manage Brewers

October 10, 2014 02:40 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that manager Ron Roenicke will return for the 2015 season, but two of his assistant coaches will not be rehired. CONTINUE READING

AT&T must refund customers $80 million for mobile cramming

October 8, 2014 03:02 PM

Under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, AT&T Mobility LLC must pay $80 million in refunds to customers it billed for unauthorized third-party charges, the FTC announced today. CONTINUE READING

Milwaukee FBI office will move to St. Francis

October 3, 2014 01:45 PM

The U.S. General Services Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today that the Milwaukee FBI office will move from downtown Milwaukee to the 82,546-square-foot Stark Investments office building at 3600 S. Lake Dr. in St. CONTINUE READING

Bradley Center will not operate Turner Hall Restaurant this season

September 30, 2014 04:22 PM

The restaurant at Turner Hall, an historic building at 1034 N. 4th St. in downtown Milwaukee located across the street from the BMO Harris Bradley Center, will not open for the upcoming winter sports season, BMO Harris Bradley Center president Steve... CONTINUE READING

Lovell announces plans for collaboration, investments for MU

September 19, 2014 04:14 PM

During Marquette University's inauguration of Michael Lovell, Ph.D., held today on campus, Lovell announced several large-scale initiatives that will extend the university's presence in Milwaukee and expand its collaborations with other institutions... CONTINUE READING

Bart Starr suffers stroke

September 10, 2014 03:13 PM

Bart Starr, the former quarterback and head coach of the Green Bay Packers and a member of the NFL Hall of Fame, suffered a stroke on Sunday and is recovering in an Alabama hospital, BizTimes Milwaukee has learned. CONTINUE READING

Jake Leinenkugel to retire

September 9, 2014 03:23 PM

Jake Leinenkugel announced today that he will be retiring as president of Chippewa Falls-based Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company at the end of the year. He led the company for 25 years. His brother, Dick Leinenkugel, will assume the role of... CONTINUE READING

Mandel Group secures $53 million in financing for North End’s third phase

September 2, 2014 02:40 PM

Milwaukee-based Mandel Group Inc. announced today that it has closed on financing for the third phase of its North End developmet in downtown Milwaukee, raising $53 million to develop a six-story mixed use building at the corner of North Water and... CONTINUE READING

Alpine Valley Music Theatre is for sale

August 25, 2014 05:31 PM

Alpine Valley Music Theatre, a 37,000-seat outdoor concert venue in East Troy, is for sale. The property was put up for sale within the last month, according to John Kersey, executive vice president of Milwaukee-based Zilber Ltd., which owns the... CONTINUE READING

New Berlin shopping center to be sold at auction

August 20, 2014 02:42 PM

Moorland Commons, a 126,561-square-foot shopping center located northeast of Moorland and Beloit roads in New Berlin, will be sold in an online auction at auction.com, according to Mid-America Real Estate Group, which represents the property owner. CONTINUE READING

Lakefront Brewery plans expansion near its Commerce Street HQ

August 20, 2014 02:05 PM

Milwaukee-based craft brewer Lakefront Brewery Inc. announced today that it plans to expand with a facility at 1890 N. Commerce St. in Milwaukee. CONTINUE READING

Journal Communications to merge with Scripps

July 30, 2014 08:22 PM

Milwaukee-based Journal Communications Inc. and Cincinnati-based The E.W. Scripps Company have agreed to merge their broadcast operations and spin off and then merge their newspapers, creating two focused and separately traded public companies. CONTINUE READING

Cargill to eliminate 600 jobs in Milwaukee

July 30, 2014 01:13 PM

Cargill announced today that it plans to shut down its Milwaukee beef harvest facility, which has 600 employees, at the close of business on Friday, Aug. 1. CONTINUE READING

Bucks announce new executive leadership

July 28, 2014 04:17 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks today announced the addition of two new top executives and the appointment of longtime Bucks executive John F. Steinmiller to a new post. CONTINUE READING

City Council approves ‘living wage’ ordinance

July 22, 2014 05:52 PM

The Milwaukee Common Council today adopted an ordinance establishing a minimum hourly wage of $10.10 for all city employees and employees paid under city service contracts. CONTINUE READING

Foreign investors group buys Racine shopping center

July 21, 2014 04:26 PM

Racine Shopping Centre LLC, an affiliate of a Singapore-based investment group, recently purchased the 135,827-square-foot Racine Centre shopping center at Green Bay Road and Washington Avenue in Racine for $9.28 million, according to a news release. CONTINUE READING

Badger Meter records best quarter ever

July 18, 2014 04:33 PM

Brown Deer-based Badger Meter Inc. today reported its best quarter in company history. CONTINUE READING

Bucks announce minority ownership group

July 16, 2014 07:16 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks today revealed the names of the slate of new minority team owners the NBA board of governors approved at its meeting yesterday. CONTINUE READING

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