January 12, 2012

Venture capital bill gains support

A bill that would provide $100 million in state funds to generate early-stage and growth-capital in Wisconsin is likely to get bipartisan support in the State Senate when it is introduced later this month.That is what State Sen. Alberta Darling …
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January 12, 2012

Southridge might prohibit buses from property

Southridge Mall might prohibit county buses from dropping people off on the property starting next month.The Greendale mall and owner Simon Property Group Inc., Indianapolis, have raised concerns about the operation of Milwaukee County Transit …
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January 12, 2012

Kohl's expands New York design office, opens Calif. office

Kohls Corp. is doubling the size of its New York City design office and adding a design studio in Santa Monica, Calif., the company said Thursday in a news release.The 6,000-square-foot design studio in Santa Monica will open Jan. 16 and host 20 …
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January 12, 2012

Andre Agassi behind Milwaukee charter school

Canyon Capital Realty Advisors LLC and former tennis champion Andre Agassi are developing a property on Milwaukee's north side that will be transformed into a charter school.The former warehouse at 4200 W. Douglas Ave., will be leased to Lighthouse …
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January 12, 2012

School Specialty Inc. appoints new president

School Specialty Inc. has appointed Michael Lavelle as its president and CEO.Lavelle, 42, most recently served as the President of the Education Group of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the largest K-12 education company in the United States. He replaces …
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January 12, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - John Kissinger

Graef, a Wisconsin-based engineering and consulting firm, has appointed John Kissinger, previously Graefs chief operating officer, as its new chief executive officer. Kissinger succeeds Richard Bub, who served as president and CEO since 1995. …
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January 11, 2012

Master Lock CEO participates in White House forum

Master Lock Co. president and CEO John Heppner was among a select group of business leaders to participate in the Insourcing American Jobs forum hosted by President Barack Obama Wednesday at the White House.The forum focused on the increasing trend …
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January 11, 2012

McMullen to retire from Associated Bank

Mark McMullen will retire from Associated Banc-Corp effective Feb. 10 after more than 30 years with the company, most recently as vice chairman.McMullen has served in a variety of roles at Green Bay-based Associated (NASDAQ: ASBC) and since April …
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January 11, 2012

Stadium Interchange reconstruction planned for 2018

The state is taking its first steps in a multi-year planning effort for the reconstruction of the Stadium Interchange in Milwaukee, a major project that is anticipated to start in 2018.The project includes a 3.5-mile stretch of Interstate 94 between …
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January 11, 2012

Wisconsin has more than 12,000 health care companies

Health care continues to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the nations economy with more than 12,140 private-sector companies in related fields of health care and social assistance alone.In the Milwaukee area, there are 4,887 health care …
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January 11, 2012

Medical equipment manufacturer to move into Pleasant Prairie spec building

Pennsylvania medical equipment manufacturer Teleflex plans to move into a newly completed industrial building in Pleasant Prairie, creating up to 50 full-time jobs.Teleflex plans to lease 45,479 square feet in a Zilber Property Group industrial …
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January 11, 2012

We Energies explores Presque Island joint venture

We Energies and Wolverine Power Cooperative said they signed a letter of intent to evaluate forming a joint venture to invest in environmental improvements at We Energies Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette, Mich.The study could lead to the two …
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