First Business

October 31, 2011

Goodman stepping down at First Stage

Rob Goodman, founding artistic director and managing director of First Stage, is leaving his position but will continue with the organization in an emeritus role, according to a news release issued Monday.Goodman will transition out of the role …
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October 31, 2011

Milwaukee Electric Tool to add 103 jobs

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is eligible for up to $1.5 million in economic development tax credits to expand its research and development center and a $250,000 loan for working capital to improve its facility in Brookfield, according to state …
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October 31, 2011

Wisconsin to get $66 million for energy assistance

The federal government on Monday released $66,162,437 in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to Wisconsin, according to the office of U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl. The funding is part of more than $1.7 billion released …
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October 31, 2011

BLOG: Bank of America, Wells Fargo bow to customers over debit card fees

After overwhelming negative response from consumers, mega banks Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase are all dropping or tweaking monthly fees aimed at customers using debit cards.Charlotte-based BofA on Oct. 1 announced it would begin …
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October 31, 2011

No injuries in bluff collapse near Oak Creek power plant

Nobody has been reported injured and there was no effect on We Energies Oak Creek power plant operations after a sizable portion of the bluff near the generation station collapsed at around 10:45 Monday morning.The collapse occurred south of the …
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October 31, 2011

Gearbox Express could employ 100 in Mukwonago

Start-up business Gearbox Express LLC plans to create up to 100 jobs in the next three years at a Mukwonago plant that will service wind turbine equipment.The plant will send install replacement gearboxs for failing equipment on wind turbines. The …
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October 31, 2011

Delphi site plan in Oak Creek includes retail, new city hall

Oak Creek on Monday evening will collect public comments on the long-range plan for a new retail town center, City Hall and library to be built on the site of the 85-acre former Delphi manufacturing plant.The plan is the result of public hearings …
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October 31, 2011

Frontier’s one-day Halloween sale features $8 fares

Frontier Airlines on Monday launched a one-day Halloween sale that features $8 one-way fares between Milwaukees General Mitchell International Airport and Omaha International Airport.Tickets must be purchased by 10:59 p.m. Central Time Monday for …
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October 31, 2011

Klappa dismisses M&A speculation

Wisconsin Energy Corp. executives dismissed recent speculation about the company becoming a buyer, a seller, or both if the public utility industry undergoes a merger-and-acquisition wave.Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Energy, which owns We Energies, was …
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October 31, 2011

Leon’s upsets Harley in Brand Madness

When it comes to brands in Milwaukee, frozen custard beats motorcycles.At least that is the way it is in The Business Journals Brand Madness as Leons Frozen Custard upset Harley-Davidson in a second-round Brand match-up. Leons garnered 66 percent of …
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October 30, 2011

Developers turn to public financing to redevelop North Avenue library

Three developers competing to redevelop Milwaukees North Avenue library into a new apartment are turning to state tax credits to finance affordable units or a federal government loan program to build market-rate housing.The Milwaukee Public Library …
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October 29, 2011

Pfister beats Snap-on in Brand Madness

It took an extra day, but the Pfister Hotel prevailed in a tough first-round battle in The Business Journal's Brand Madness competition.The downtown Milwaukee landmark hotel beat Snap-on Tool by grabbing 63 percent of the vote, with more than 3,200 …
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