Wisconsin manufacturers are bullish
August 19, 2014 11:19 AM
More than three-fourths of the manufacturing executives responding to The Paranet Group's Mid-Year Survey are forecasting increases in sales at their companies, amplifying several other recent indicators that the economic recovery is gaining steam.

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Ten things you should know about Wisconsin's new trust code
August 12, 2014 09:30 AM
On December 13, 2013, Governor Scott Walker signed the New Wisconsin Trust Code (WTC) into law. With an effective date of July 1, 2014, the WTC fundamentally changes the law that governs Wisconsin trusts, both trusts that existed before and are created after July 1, 2014.

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Honoring the legacy of Donald Sykes
August 8, 2014 09:30 AM
Recently, Donald Sykes announced his retirement as CEO and president of the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB). During his tenure, Don brought his nationally recognized leadership in workforce development to what was the Private Industry Council to reorganize and re-launch the organization as the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board. As we look to MAWIB's future under the leadership of new CEO and president, Earl Buford, we are building on a legacy of success that Don has built for MAWIB and the entire community through his years of significant service and accomplishments in workforce development and human services.

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New tools provide health care on the go
August 6, 2014 03:28 PM
The health care system is rapidly evolving. People are paying more personally for their health care and taking more control of decisions regarding the care they receive.

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Federal government meets commitment to U.S. small businesses
August 6, 2014 11:49 AM
As regional administrator for the Great Lakes Region for the U.S. Small Business Administration, I am proud to announce our federal government met its small business federal contracting goal for the first time in eight years, thanks to the SBA and President Obama's commitment to increasing small business contracting opportunities. In Fiscal Year 2013, our government awarded 23.39 percent in federal contracts to small businesses which is $83.1 billion of eligible contracting dollars according to SBA's Small Business Procurement Scorecard.

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CEOs to share insights at Manufacturing Summit
August 5, 2014 09:42 AM
A panel of accomplished chief executive officers will discuss the challenges and opportunities for competing in a global economy at the 2014 BizTimes Manufacturing Summit.

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Journal Sentinel faces murky future
August 4, 2014 09:58 AM
There are plenty of underlying factors in the breakup and merger of Journal Communications that won't make its news reports.

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We need more compassion and common sense at the border
August 1, 2014 11:39 AM
During this last year a humanitarian crisis has developed along our nation's Southern border. While we are used to seeing on the nightly news refugees crossing into other countries, this is the first time in recent history that we have experienced it along our own borders.

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Cherish employees who behave like owners
July 30, 2014 02:00 AM
The waiter at San Antonio's Beat Street Coffee Co. Bistro held the large vintage door for a long time while my mother entered with her walker. The restaurant's hipster ambiance was just what she needed as a meal break from living with 24 other people aged 80-103 at Chandler Estate Assisted Living. Needless to say, neither Mom nor I looked like the other diners. But this waiter treated us throughout the evening as if we were his target market.

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‘Expanding Opportunity in America'
July 25, 2014 12:10 PM
Editor's note: The following is the text prepared for delivery by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) when he recently spoke at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C.

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Call to executives to speak at Get Smarter Conference
July 23, 2014 12:08 PM
“The Transfer of Knowledge and Power to the Next Generation” will be the theme of the 2014 BizTimes Get Smarter Conference.

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