A first glimpse inside Kenosha's new Amazon fulfillment center
January 30, 2015 09:33 AM
It is the size of 28 football fields and boasts enough steel to build the Eiffel Tower twice.

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Small business executives remain bullish
January 29, 2015 10:01 AM
I have been blessed to be invited to have end-of-year conversations with members of the Council of Small Business Executives board of directors for more than a decade now.

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Customers expect flexible options for billings and payments
January 28, 2015 09:18 AM
The check may not be in the mail. Today's consumer uses an average of three different payment methods each month, from online to mobile to walk-in and yes, even the occasional check, according to the seventh annual Billing Household Survey from Fiserv. With today's abundance of options to pay and receive bills, consumers increasingly value choice – and choice leads to increased customer satisfaction.

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Washington County launches workforce program
January 27, 2015 11:07 AM
To combat a severe labor shortage that could sweep through Washington County within the next decade, the Washington County Economic Development Corporation (EDWC) has erected a new program that will package customized workforce solutions for individual businesses.

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Try to see beyond the streetcar
January 26, 2015 09:46 AM
With all of the somewhat extreme and dramatic claims being made in the streetcar debate, it is time to remind everyone about the already approved and ongoing efforts in Milwaukee that are not being mentioned by either side, but that go hand in hand with the streetcar project.

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Cybersecurity talent shortage matter of economic and national security
January 23, 2015 11:41 AM
In the (first) Cold War, Americans worried about nuclear attack and a retaliatory Armageddon that would have reduced the world to a smoldering wreck

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SBA lending and mentoring fuel growth for Wisconsin small businesses
January 22, 2015 12:06 PM
On Tuesday night, Americans saw Colorado sub shop owner Carolyn Reed at the State of the Union address, representing America's small businesses and their importance in driving the economic recovery.

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State must intervene with underperforming schools
January 20, 2015 11:25 AM
There has been an abundance of media coverage the last few weeks regarding the school accountability debate that has been revived in the State Legislature's new session.

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Celebrate King Day with quiet contemplation
January 19, 2015 10:35 AM
When I introduced a resolution to the Milwaukee County Board making Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a major county holiday, I did it out of my great respect for the fallen civil rights leader and humanitarian.

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IQ Corridor: more talk than walk
January 16, 2015 09:24 AM
For decades, political and economic thinkers have been talking up the potential virtues of closer connections between Madison and Milwaukee.

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UWM has been blessed with fine chancellors
January 15, 2015 12:02 PM
Mark Mone, Ph.D., knows he has some very big shoes to fill as the new chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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