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Johnson Controls spinning off automotive business could affect 197 employees

BY Hilary Dickinson August 28, 2015 05:04 PM

As a result of Johnson Controls' recent decision to pursue spinning off its automotive business into a separate publicly traded company, 197 employees could be affected. CONTINUE READING

Apartment tower project planned for Goll Mansion site

BY Corrinne Hess
August 27, 2015 02:36 PM

A Madison-based developer is interested in purchasing the Goll Mansion and moving the 117-year-old East Side landmark closer to Prospect Avenue in order to construct a 17-story apartment building on the site overlooking Lake Michigan. CONTINUE READING

Preserve Our Parks gives up its fight against The Couture

BY Andrew Weiland
August 18, 2015 03:50 PM

Parks advocacy group Preserve Our Parks announced today that it will not appeal a circuit court judge's ruling that allows private development at the site of the Downtown Transit Center near the lakefront in downtown Milwaukee. CONTINUE READING

Delta Defense plans to build new HQ facility in West Bend

August 17, 2015 02:39 PM

West Bend-based Delta Defense LLC, which provides insurance and training materials for firearms owners, today announced plans to build a new 65,000-square-foot headquarters facility. CONTINUE READING

Steakhouse planned for 833 East building under construction in downtown Milwaukee

August 6, 2015 02:58 PM

Madison-based Noble Chef Hospitality announced today that it will open its first Milwaukee restaurant, to be called Rare Steakhouse, in the 17-story office tower that Irgens is building at 833 E. Michigan St. in downtown Milwaukee. CONTINUE READING

State Assembly approves arena financing deal

July 28, 2015 01:07 PM

The state Assembly, by a bipartisan 52-34 vote, today approved the public financing package for a new arena in downtown Milwaukee. CONTINUE READING

State AG to partner with local law enforcement on gun crime initiative

July 20, 2015 06:49 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Justice will supply two assistant attorneys general to Milwaukee to help the city crack down on gun violence, according to an announcement made by state and local law enforcement agencies on Monday. CONTINUE READING

Gardner Pet Group to open plant in West Bend

July 20, 2015 06:11 PM

Juneau, Wis.-based Gardner Pet Group Inc. plans to open a plant in West Bend, where it will create 50 to 60 jobs. CONTINUE READING

State Senate approves Bucks arena deal

July 15, 2015 06:36 PM

The State Senate today approved a public financing package for a new arena in downtown Milwaukee by a 21-10 vote. CONTINUE READING

Amazon hiring for 1,000 new positions in Kenosha

July 10, 2015 04:39 PM

Amazon, which hired 1,000 employees this spring for its new Kenosha fulfillment center, has revealed it is now hiring for another 1,000 full-time positions. CONTINUE READING

First Edge Solutions files for receivership

July 9, 2015 04:28 PM

Milwaukee-based First Edge Solutions has filed a petition in Milwaukee County Circuit Court for chapter 128 receivership. CONTINUE READING

Bucks ownership group buys Kissinger’s Meats building

July 3, 2015 11:03 AM

Deer District LLC, an affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks ownership group, recently purchased the Kissinger’s Meats & Poultry building at 505 W. Juneau Ave. in downtown Milwaukee for $2.5 million, according to state records. CONTINUE READING

MCTS drivers to strike

June 30, 2015 05:22 PM

As of 3 a.m. Wednesday, Milwaukee County Transit System workers will go on strike and MCTS service will be suspended. CONTINUE READING

Assembly GOP leaders release draft of Bucks arena plan

June 29, 2015 03:02 PM

Republican leaders in the state Assembly today released a draft of legislation to finance a new arena in downtown Milwaukee. CONTINUE READING

Eder stops manufacturing of Confederate flags

June 23, 2015 04:56 PM

The board of directors of Eder Flag Manufacturing Co. Inc. in Oak Creek decided today to no longer sell or manufacture Confederate flags. CONTINUE READING

New arena plan would cap the public commitments

June 4, 2015 03:57 PM

Standing at a podium in Madison behind a banner that said, “Cheaper to Keep Them,” Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today announced a “great partnership” between the Milwaukee Bucks, the state and local governments to finance a... CONTINUE READING

Announcement on arena agreement could come Thursday

June 3, 2015 09:54 PM

An announcement about the framework for a proposed agreement for public financing for a new arena in downtown Milwaukee is expected to take place Thursday afternoon in Madison. CONTINUE READING

Bucks propose $400 million Park East development plan around arena

June 2, 2015 04:01 PM

Head of the Herd LLC, whose managing members include the majority owners of the Milwaukee Bucks, have submitted a $400 million development proposal for the Park East corridor to Milwaukee County. CONTINUE READING

Arena negotiations: 'This could go on for months'

June 2, 2015 03:29 PM

Last week, legislative leaders in Madison and local leaders in Milwaukee expressed confidence that an agreement for a state budget, including a plan for public financing for a new arena in downtown Milwaukee, was close to gaining approval by members... CONTINUE READING

Humana may be for sale

May 29, 2015 01:16 PM

Louisville-based Humana Inc., which provides health insurance for thousands of Wisconsin residents, may be for sale, according to a report today by The Wall Street Journal. CONTINUE READING

Walker asks Legislature to restructure WEDC programs

May 15, 2015 04:15 PM

On the heels of a scathing state audit, Gov. Scott Walker today called on the State Legislature to enact reforms to change how the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. operates and limit the state's risks. CONTINUE READING

Walker withdraws additional agency merger plans

May 8, 2015 07:53 PM

Gov. Scott Walker today asked lawmakers to disregard his proposal to merge the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institution (DCFI), Office of Credit Unions (OCU) and the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) into one regulatory... CONTINUE READING

Brewers fire Roenicke

May 3, 2015 09:41 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers announced that Ron Roenicke has been relieved of his duties as manager. CONTINUE READING

Exact Sciences would move HQ to Hammes project pitched for downtown Madison

May 1, 2015 01:48 PM

Exact Sciences Corp., one of the fastest-growing companies in Wisconsin, plans to move its corporate headquartes to a $125 million development proposed by Brookfield-based Hammes Co. and City of Industry, Calif.-based Majestic Realty Co. for the... CONTINUE READING

David Kohler to succeed his father as CEO in June

April 29, 2015 03:54 PM

David Kohler will succeed his father, Herbert Kohler Jr., as the next chief executive officer of Kohler Co. CONTINUE READING

Panel discussion will tout arena proposal

April 27, 2015 03:38 PM

BizTimes Media LLC invites its readers to attend a panel discussion titled, “Developing Milwaukee: How a Sports & Entertainment District Could Transform Our City’s Downtown.” CONTINUE READING

Harley recalls nearly 55,000 new motorcycles

April 24, 2015 05:30 PM

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Motor Co. is recalling nearly 55,000 motorcycles because of possible safety defects, according to new documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. CONTINUE READING

New director of Mitchell International resigns

April 20, 2015 04:34 PM

Terry Slaybaugh, who recently became the new director of General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, has resigned less than three months after getting the job. CONTINUE READING

Kellner is new chairman of Bradley Center board

April 15, 2015 02:16 PM

The Bradley Center Sports & Entertainment Corp. board of directors today announced that board member Ted Kellner has been unanimously selected to serve as the new chairman after the sudden death of Marc Marotta earlier this month. CONTINUE READING

Kmart to close Wauwatosa store

April 14, 2015 04:56 PM

Kmart Corp., a subsidiary of Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears Holdings Corp., informed state officials that it will close its store at 3201 N. Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa. CONTINUE READING

UWM to offer voluntary separations to employees

April 13, 2015 02:29 PM

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is offering a voluntary separation incentive to some employees to help save money in anticipation of cuts in state funding. CONTINUE READING

Rowe will be next CEO of American Transmission

April 13, 2015 01:32 PM

Mike Rowe, executive vice president and chief operating officer of American Transmission Co., will become the Pewaukee-based company's president and chief executive officer, effective May 1. CONTINUE READING

Attorney Marotta dies

April 8, 2015 06:30 PM

Milwaukee attorney Marc J. Marotta, chairman of the BMO Harris Bradley Center board of directors, died suddenly today at age 52. CONTINUE READING

Bucks to make major announcement about arena on Wednesday

April 7, 2015 08:24 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks confirmed tonight that they will host a press conference on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to make a “major announcement” regarding the proposed development of a new sports and entertainment district in downtown Milwaukee. CONTINUE READING

GeminiCares to close Slinger, West Bend locations

April 6, 2015 05:03 PM

Slinger-based GeminiCares Inc. notified state officials that it will permanently end services at all 11 Wisconsin locations by May 31. As a result, 92 positions will be eliminated in West Bend and 11 in Slinger. CONTINUE READING

Gas Light Building sold for $20.5 million

April 3, 2015 08:57 AM

An affiliate of Chicago-based commercial real estate firm M & J Wilkow Ltd. purchased the iconic Gas Light Building in downtown Milwaukee for $20.5 million, according to state records. CONTINUE READING

Barrett says city will “step up” to help fund Bucks arena project

April 2, 2015 04:35 PM

In response to Gov. Scott Walker and Legislative Republican leaders saying that the city of Milwaukee needs to “step up” more to fund a proposed new downtown arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said today that the... CONTINUE READING

Alderman says entertainment complex planned for former Midtown Center Lowe's store

April 1, 2015 03:07 PM

The former Lowe's Home Improvement store at Midtown Center in Milwaukee could be redeveloped into a “multi-entertainment complex,” according to a news release issued today by Ald. Joe Davis Sr. CONTINUE READING

Rolling Stones to perform Milwaukee concert on June 23

March 31, 2015 06:31 AM

The Summerfest website now confirms that The Rolling Stones will perform in Milwaukee at the Marcus Amphitheater on June 23. CONTINUE READING

Northwestern Mutual acquires LearnVest

March 25, 2015 03:48 PM

Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. announced today it has acquired LearnVest, a company that sells personal finance software. CONTINUE READING

County might sell or lease O’Donnell Park to Milwaukee Art Museum

March 24, 2015 05:09 PM

Milwaukee County Board Supervisors announced today that they will consider a proposal to sell or lease the O’Donnell Park parking structure and park to the Milwaukee Art Museum. CONTINUE READING

Advance Die Casting to end operations

March 24, 2015 04:50 PM

Milwaukee-based Advance Die Casting Co. notified state officials that it intends to permanently close on May 24, resulting in the elimination of 75 jobs. CONTINUE READING

Landscape company to hold job fair for 50 to 75 jobs

March 18, 2015 04:19 PM

Germantown-based David J. Frank Landscape Contracting Inc. is holding two upcoming job fairs as it seeks to fill 50 to 75 positions. CONTINUE READING

Advocates oppose state cuts for seniors and people with disabilities

March 18, 2015 04:07 PM

Appointed representatives of older adults, people with disabilities and people with mental health issues and/or substance abuse issues are rallying opposition to Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to dismantle Wisconsin’s long-term care system. CONTINUE READING

Target to raise minimum hourly wage to $9

March 18, 2015 03:53 PM

Target Corp. will follow the strategy of its main competitor, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and raise the minimum wage for all of its employees to $9 per hour, Dow Jones reported today. CONTINUE READING

Meehan to leave Alverno in 2016

March 16, 2015 02:42 PM

Alverno College president Mary Meehan, Ph.D., the first lay president in the institution's history, has announced plans to step down in June 2016. CONTINUE READING

$40 million apartment development planned in Bay View

March 12, 2015 02:01 PM

A 307-unit, $40 million apartment complex development is planned for the former Sweet Water Organics site at 2151 and 2181 S. Robinson Ave. in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood, according to Ald. Tony Zielinski. CONTINUE READING

Mining company closes office in Hurley

February 27, 2015 05:10 PM

Gogebic Taconite LLC is closing its office in Hurley, Wis., effective Sunday, announcing Friday that an extensive review of a potential mining site identified issues that "make major continued investment in the project unfeasible at this time." CONTINUE READING

Extendicare Health Services to close, lay off 287

February 26, 2015 05:20 PM

Markham, Ontario-based Extendicare Inc. notified state officials that it intends to close its Milwaukee-based Extendicare Health Services subsidiary on April 30. As a result, approximately 287 employees will lose their jobs. CONTINUE READING

The Corners development ready to move forward with new partners

February 18, 2015 10:36 PM

Construction work for The Corners, a 750,000-square-foot, $200 million lifestyle development in the Town of Brookfield, is ready to move forward after the project had been delayed for several months. CONTINUE READING

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