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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

Gifts propel Marquette to build new Jesuit Residence

July 14, 2014 02:49 PM

Marquette University has received two new $1 million gifts, which marks the completion of a nine-month, $15 million fundraising effort to build a new 40,000 square-foot on-campus residence for its community of Jesuit priests. CONTINUE READING

Uline to move another 475 jobs to Kenosha County

July 11, 2014 01:34 PM

Pleasant Praire-based Uline, which recently announced plans to double the size of its corporate headquarters campus and add 500 jobs there, this week announced that it will also move its Midwest distribution center operations from Waukegan, Ill. to... CONTINUE READING

Andersen is new CEO of Columbia St. Mary’s

July 8, 2014 01:11 PM

Ascension Health and Columbia St. Mary’s Health System announced today that Travis Andersen has been named president and chief executive officer of Columbia St. Mary’s Health System in Milwaukee. CONTINUE READING

InvestorsBank to be sold to Fond du Lac bank

July 7, 2014 12:27 PM

Waukesha-based InvestorsBank is notifying customers and other stakeholders that its shareholders have approved the sale of the bank to American Bank of Fond du Lac. CONTINUE READING

Schlitz Park will bring back The Brown Bottle

July 3, 2014 05:08 PM

Downtown Milwaukee's Schlitz Park is bringing back a Milwaukee institution, The Brown Bottle Pub, at 221 W. Galena St. CONTINUE READING

Bucks confirm that Drew is out

June 30, 2014 08:11 PM

The drama in the Milwaukee Bucks’ front office continued tonight when the team confirmed that it has relieved head coach Larry Drew of his duties, but the Bucks made no mention about whom his successor will be. CONTINUE READING

Arena to carry UWM name

June 26, 2014 02:02 PM

The downtown Milwaukee arena formerly known as the Milwaukee Arena, the MECCA Arena and most recently the U.S. Cellular Arena, will be re-named the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, officials announced today. CONTINUE READING

MATC names new president

June 24, 2014 08:26 PM

The Milwaukee Area Technical College District Board has appointed Vicki Martin, Ph.D., president, according to an announcement the college made on Tuesday evening. CONTINUE READING

Gardner Denver already considering expansion plans for HQ

June 19, 2014 02:56 PM

Gardner Denver Inc., which is in the process of moving its corporate headquarters from suburban Philadelphia to Milwaukee, is already considering future expansion plans here, according to Luis de Leon, chief executive officer of the firm's... CONTINUE READING

Florida company to acquire Emteq

June 17, 2014 02:31 PM

New Berlin-based Emteq Inc. is being acquired by B/E Aerospace Inc., a Wellington, Fla.-based manufacturer of aircraft cabin products and aerospace fasteners. CONTINUE READING

Developer plans hotel south of U.S. Bank Center

June 16, 2014 03:22 PM

Milwaukee-based Jackson Street Management LLC, the same firm that developed the Aloft and Marriott hotels in downtown Milwaukee, plans to build a hotel on a vacant lot south of the U.S. Bank Center at 777 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. CONTINUE READING

Jason Inc. to move HQ to 833 East

June 16, 2014 02:05 PM

Milwaukee-based finishing, seating, components and automotive acoustics manufacturer Jason Inc. plans to move its corporate headquarters to 833 East, the 17-story office tower that real estate development firm Irgens will build at 833 E. Michigan... CONTINUE READING

Joy Global announces Oak Creek distribution center plans

June 12, 2014 03:40 PM

Milwaukee-based Joy Global Inc., a manufacturer of mining equipment and the parent company of P&H Mining Equipment Inc., today announced its plans to establish a warehouse and distribution center operation in a 300,000-square-foot building in Oak... CONTINUE READING

HSA Bank to move Milwaukee area office from Glendale to Schlitz Park

June 11, 2014 02:52 PM

HSA Bank, a division of Waterbury, Conn.-based Webster Bank, will relocate its Milwaukee area office from Bayshore Town Center in Glendale to Schlitz Park in downtown Milwaukee. The move will bring 100 HSA Bank employees to downtown Milwaukee. CONTINUE READING

St. Marcus wants to purchase former Lee School building for second campus

May 30, 2014 04:46 PM

St. Marcus School in Milwaukee has made a request to purchase the former Lee School building at North 9th Street and Meinecke Avenue, located 10 blocks from the school’s current campus at 2215 N. Palmer St. in Milwaukee. CONTINUE READING

Local group wants to redevelop Grand Avenue with major educational component

May 30, 2014 03:44 PM

A group of Milwaukee civic and business leaders wants to buy and redevelop The Shops of Grand Avenue mall in downtown Milwaukee into a mixed-use complex with a major educational component. CONTINUE READING

Costco store to anchor Menomonee Falls development

May 30, 2014 02:43 PM

Milwaukee-based real estate development firm Cobalt Partners announced today that a Costco store will anchor a mixed-use development, called Whitestone Station, that it plans to build on a 65-acre former industrial site located west of the... CONTINUE READING

Medical College to lead research for NCAA and Defense Dept. concussion project

May 29, 2014 01:05 PM

Research for another major sports concussion project will be done in southeastern Wisconsin. CONTINUE READING

Breakfast to feature new Bucks co-owner

May 28, 2014 04:46 PM

The Milwaukee Press Club and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee will co-present a Newsmaker Breakfast featuring Marc Lasry, new co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, on Monday, June 23, from 7:15 to 9 am in the Memorial Hall at the War Memorial Center, 750 N. CONTINUE READING

YMCA and new Village Hall planned in Sussex

May 19, 2014 03:08 PM

Waukesha Central YMCA plans to build a 65,000 to 75,000-square-foot fitness facility that would be built in a "connected campus setting" with a new Sussex Village Hall that would be built near the Pauline Haass Public Library at N64 W23820 Main St. CONTINUE READING

New Bucks owners promise ‘partnership’ with community

May 17, 2014 08:22 PM

New Milwaukee Bucks owners Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens today posted a letter to the team’s fans, vowing to create a “long-lasting partnership with the City of Milwaukee, surrounding communities and the State of Wisconsin.” CONTINUE READING

NBA board approves sale of Bucks

May 15, 2014 05:52 PM

The NBA board of governors today approved the sale of the Milwaukee Bucks by former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl to an investment group led by private equity investors Marc Lasry and Wes Edens for $550 million. CONTINUE READING

Shops of Grand Avenue to be sold at auction

May 13, 2014 03:18 PM

The Shops of Grand Avenue in downtown Milwaukee will be sold in an online auction from June 17-19 at Auction.com. CONTINUE READING

Bartolotta to open another Greendale restaurant

May 13, 2014 02:14 PM

The Bartolotta Restaurants will add a new fast-casual concept to their lineup of Milwaukee-area restaurants early next month when they open Miss Beverly's Deluxe Barbeque next-door to Joey Gerard's in the village of Greendale. CONTINUE READING

Quadracci family issues challenge grant to save The Rep building

May 12, 2014 12:08 PM

The Windhover Foundation, which was founded by the late Harry and Betty Quadracci and is continued today by their children, has issued a $500,000 challenge grant as part of Milwaukee Repertory Theater's ongoing capital campaign to raise funds to... CONTINUE READING

Water Street Brewery to open restaurant at Drexel Town Square

May 10, 2014 11:10 AM

Water Street Brewery will open a restaurant in the Drexel Town Square development in Oak Creek, officials announced today at a groundbreaking ceremony for the 85-acre mixed use development. CONTINUE READING

Developer says apartments at The Moderne are "fully leased"

May 7, 2014 01:29 PM

More than 92 percent of the apartments at The Moderne, a 30-story residential high rise completed in 2012 in downtown Milwaukee, have been leased, according to developer Rick Barrett, the owner of Barrett Visionary Development. CONTINUE READING

Redevelopment project to create apartments above Mo’s Irish Pub downtown

May 1, 2014 04:09 PM

A proposed redevelopment project for the Posner Building, located at 152 W. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee, would create 105 apartments and “extensive retail space” in the building, according to an announcement from the City of... CONTINUE READING

Obamacare enrollment tops 139,000 in Wisconsin

May 1, 2014 03:03 PM

More than 139,000 people in Wisconsin have enrolled in private health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace during the open enrollment period, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). CONTINUE READING

Wave enters new league and extends lease at U.S. Cellular Arena

May 1, 2014 01:26 PM

MKE Sports & Entertainment announced today that the Milwaukee Wave has officially joined the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) and will be playing games at the U.S. Cellular Arena for the 2014-15 season. CONTINUE READING

Judge throws out legal challenge to Drexel Town Square

April 30, 2014 02:00 PM

Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge David Hansher today dismissed a lawsuit challenging the creation of a tax incremental financing district to finance the development of Drexel Town Square in Oak Creek and also challenging the rezoning of the 85... CONTINUE READING

New ownership group takes control of Wave

April 29, 2014 01:00 PM

A new ownership group is taking over control of the Milwaukee Wave, the team announced today. Current team owner Sue Black is part of the new ownership group, which is led by Michael Zimmerman, chief executive officer of The Rock Sports Complex in... CONTINUE READING

Airport to close baggage claim roadway for renovation work

April 28, 2014 02:00 PM

The baggage claim roadway at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee will be closed to all vehicles except shuttles and buses beginning Tuesday because of work on the $45 million baggage claim area renovation project at the airport,... CONTINUE READING

Oberland named Northwestern Mutual president

April 24, 2014 02:00 PM

Gregory Oberland has been named president of Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., taking the responsibility from chairman and chief executive officer John Schlifske. CONTINUE READING

Milwaukee investment group buys Fontarome out of receivership

April 22, 2014 03:00 PM

Milwaukee-based private investment group SFM Investments LLC has acquired the assets of St. Francis-based Fontarome Chemical Inc. and its wholly owned French subsidiary FCI SAS out of chapter 128 receivership. CONTINUE READING

Mone will be interim chancellor at UWM

April 22, 2014 02:00 PM

Mark Mone will serve as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee interim chancellor following the departure of chancellor Michael Lovell next month. CONTINUE READING

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