First Business

August 31, 2013

Art Museum, War Memorial deal proceeds after Abele inaction

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele refused to sign a funding agreement between the War Memorial Center and Milwaukee Art Museum that was unanimously approved by the Milwaukee County Board, which means the agreement will become effective.The plan …
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August 31, 2013

Associated Bank sells two branches in Minnesota

Associated Bank has sold two of its Minnesota branches, along with agricultural loans and deposits from another branch.Merchants Bank, based in Winona, Minn., has reached an agreement to buy Associated;;;s branches in Rushford and Lanesboro, Nicole …
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August 31, 2013

Gener8tor startup launch attracts California venture capitalists

Local startup accelerator program Gener8tor continues to make a name for itself outside the state.Venture capitalists from around the Midwest and as far away as California attended Gener8tor;;;s startup launch event Thursday evening at Turner Hall …
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August 31, 2013

Harley-Davidson 110th brings â;€;˜;biggest party in Americaâ;€;™; to Milwaukee: Slideshow

The ;;;party to beat all parties;;; has begun in Milwaukee. The party is Harley-Davidson Inc.;;;s 110th anniversary celebration, of course, and that assessment was from Harley-Davidson Motor Co. president and chief operating officer Matt Levatich. …
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August 31, 2013

Harley-Davidson riders trading up for 2014 Project Rushmore bikes

Jerry Clark rode to Milwaukee from Tucson, Ariz., this week on his 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He;;;ll leave as the owner of a brand new 2014 CVO Limited.Clark, 68, is one of the first to own a new hog from the 2014 model lineup Milwaukee-based …
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August 31, 2013

Judge approves Anchor BanCorp reorganization

A federal bankruptcy judge approved the Chapter 11 reorganization plan for Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. on Friday.Anchor BanCorp, the parent company of AnchorBank, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Aug. 13 as part of a plan to recapitalize the bank. …
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August 31, 2013

Motorcycle apparel store opens in Brookfield in time for Harley fest

Cycle Gear Inc., a national retailer of motorcycle clothes and accessories, has opened its first Wisconsin store in Brookfield, just in time for the Harley-Davidson anniversary, according to a news release issued Friday.The store is open at 19035 W. …
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August 31, 2013

MPS extends superintendent Thornton's contract to 2016

The Milwaukee Public Schools Board has extended Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent Gregory Thornton;;;s contract through 2016, a district spokesman said Friday.Thornton;;;s salary and benefits under the next contract weren;;;t immediately …
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August 31, 2013

Robin Vos, Ed Flynn find common ground on fighting crime

After dueling press conferences and press events about Milwaukee;;;s violent crime outbreak this summer, two prominent public figures ;;; Robin Vos and Ed Flynn ;;; met behind closed doors Aug. 29 and agreed the state government could do more to …
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August 31, 2013

Time Warner Cable, WTMJ-TV disagree on talks status

Time Warner Cable said WTMJ-TV;;;s owner ;;;totally disengaged;;; from negotiations with the cable company over the two companies;;; contract ;;; a statement that WTMJ's Steve Wexler said is "preposterous."Time Warner Cable spokesman Mike Hogan …
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August 30, 2013

Harley-Davidson 110th brings ‘biggest party in America’ to Milwaukee: Slideshow

The party to beat all parties has begun in Milwaukee. The party is Harley-Davidson Inc.s 110th anniversary celebration, of course, and that assessment was from Harley-Davidson Motor Co. president and chief operating officer Matt Levatich. Check out …
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August 30, 2013

Cargill to be majority owner of Marcus' Von Maur project

One of the largest private companies in the United States, Cargill Inc., will own the majority of The Corners of Brookfield project being developed by Marcus Corp., Marcus said at a public meeting Wednesday night.Cargill;;;s investment arm, CarVal …
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