First Business

October 15, 2013

Arandell CFO Hoffman named president

Arandell Corp. chief financial officer Brad Hoffman has been named president of the Menomonee Falls company effective Monday, according to an announcement.Hoffman succeeds James Giencke, who has served as Arandell president since 1974 and announced …
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October 15, 2013

Jury selection starts in O'Donnell park lawsuit

Jury selection started Monday in the wrongful death lawsuit over the concrete panel that fell off the O;;;Donnell Park parking structure in 2010, killing Jared Kellner and injuring members of the Wosinski family.The incident occurred June 24, …
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October 15, 2013

Karl Kopp's planned Walker's Point pizza restaurant approved

Milwaukee restaurateur Karl Kopp;;;s plan to restore a Walker;;;s Point building for a new pizza restaurant gained unanimous approval Monday, although city officials were perplexed by one aspect of the design.Kopp has plans to restore the 1871 …
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October 15, 2013

Nicholas gifts $1M for Froedtert-Medical College cancer research

A $1 million gift from the Nicholas Family Foundation will support accelerating the pace of moving cancer treatment discoveries from the laboratory to the patient at a new unit of the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer …
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October 15, 2013

Real estate magnate Joe Zilber passed up offer to buy Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks could have been sold to Milwaukee real estate magnate Joe Zilber, but Zilber didn;;;t immediately respond to the idea from then-Milwaukee Mayor Henry Maier and then passed on an offer from Herb Kohl to join in buying the NBA …
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October 15, 2013

Some Macy's stores to open Thanksgiving Day

Macy;;;s Inc. will break 155 years of tradition this Thanksgiving as the department store operator will open at least some of its stores at 8 p.m. on the holiday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Macy;;;s (NYSE: M) will keep its flagship Chicago …
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October 15, 2013

Some WCTC grads getting full credit in Concordia bachelor's programs

Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon and Waukesha County Technical College have signed agreements that will allow some WCTC graduates to receive credit in related bachelor's degree programs at Concordia.The so-called articulation agreements …
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October 15, 2013

Two buildings with 111 apartments planned on Milwaukee River

Two four-story apartments with a combined 111 units are in the works to replace two industrial buildings on the Milwaukee River in the Beerline area.Waukesha developer The Kendal Group Ltd. is planning the project at 2056 N. Commerce St. in the …
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October 15, 2013

Waukesha completes water application, seeks state approval

The Waukesha Water Utility has completed its application to the state of Wisconsin for the planned purchase of Lake Michigan water from Oak Creek.The utility and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have been trading information since spring …
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October 15, 2013

WHEDA awards tax credits to Milwaukee vet housing, foreclosure rehabs

Two Milwaukee projects, one that would provide housing and services for female military veterans and a second that would renovate foreclosed houses, received tax credits Monday from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.The …
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October 15, 2013

Could NFL concussion questions be solved by fly swatters? - Los Angeles Times

University of Wisconsin-MadisonCould NFL concussion questions be solved by fly swatters?Los Angeles TimesCould a spring-loaded fly swatter save NFL football players and Iraq war veterans from the effects of concussions and traumatic brain injuries? …
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October 14, 2013

O'Donnell Park sale to Northwestern Mutual raises concerns

Milwaukee County;;;s potential sale of the O;;;Donnell Park parking structure to Northwestern Mutual is getting push-back from County Board members and the Milwaukee Art Museum director.Northwestern Mutual needs more parking spaces to accommodate …
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