January 31, 2012

American Girl 4Q sales up 4%

Sales for American Girl, the Middleton-based doll subsidiary of Mattel Inc., increased 4 percent in the fourth quarter, contributing to a strong quarter for the toymaker.American Girl sales increased to $283.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, …
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January 31, 2012

Ex-Im Bank’s Hochberg visits Oshkosh Corp. plant

One of the top leaders in President Barack Obamas administration visited Appleton on Tuesday.Fred Hochberg, head of the U.S. Export-Import Bank met with top executives at Oshkosh Corp., including Charles Szews, president and CEO of the Oshkosh-based …
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January 31, 2012

Video: Remarkable Milwaukee panel discussion

There was much talk at Mondays Remarkable Milwaukee event about the importance of Milwaukees youth to the citys future growth, but the exchange that really kicked off that theme came between panelists Jill Morin and Gary Grunau.Check out the …
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January 31, 2012

PACs, conduits not biggest Walker donors

With the exception of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerces $175,000 contribution, the Friends of Scott Walker has not attracted sizable donations from political action committees and corporate or industry conduits.The next-biggest …
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January 31, 2012

A-B adds to brands and top 20 selling beers of 2011

Anheuser-Busch is adding to its stable of offerings as it prepares to roll out its Bud Light Platinum beer across the country.The St. Louis-based brewer owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev NV of Belgium already has several of the best-selling beers in …
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January 31, 2012

Kerry expansion in Beloit to add cell science lab, 50 jobs

The ingredients and flavors unit of Kerry Inc. said Tuesday that an approximately 30,000-square-foot expansion of its Beloit facility will include a cell science laboratory and will result in the addition of about 50 jobs.Kerry Ingredients & …
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January 31, 2012

Racine gets first gluten-free store

Racine is getting its first gluten-free store March 1, according to a news release.Career Industries, an organization offering training, employment and social opportunities to people with disabilities, will open Greater Grain Gluten-Free Goods at …
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January 31, 2012

Slideshow: Remarkable Milwaukee gathered generation-spanning crowd

In the lobby of the Pabst Theater Monday night, the veterans of Milwaukees business community waited in line for drinks and rubbed elbows with a younger crowd from the citys arts culture.It was an appropriate mix. The panelists at Historic Milwaukee …
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January 31, 2012

Dream Dance chef makes his mark in cheese and meats

Matt Baier is quickly making his mark as head chef at Dream Dance Steak, the steak house at Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee.That was evident Monday night at a Dream Dance Steak Showcase the restaurant hosted to introduce Baier and his cooking …
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January 31, 2012

Commission seeks more time to consider State Street redevelopment plan

The city of Madison's Landmarks Commission wants more time to consider a controversial redevelopment proposal for the 100 block of State Street.
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January 31, 2012

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight - Mitchell Street neighborhood

Investments in businesses and buildings on West Historic Mitchell Street in the city of Milwaukee are on the rise as businesses recognize the value of the nearby customer base, local leaders say.
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January 31, 2012

City of Marshfield's union employees get raises

The city of Marshfield's proposed 2012 budget will give unionized employees a salary increase of 2 percent while nonunion employees will receive no raises.
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