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January 10, 2012

UW-Whitewater alumni Studers donate $1 million for scholarships

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater announced Tuesday that alumni Quint and Rishy Studer have donated $1 million for scholarships for Janesville-area high school students who attend UW-Whitewater.The newly established Janesville Promise Fund will …
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January 10, 2012

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight - Downtown Milwaukee

Construction projects under way in downtown Milwaukee will bring hundreds of new apartments and three new hotels to the market, while real estate experts are optimistic that a new office project could draw enough tenants to kick off in …
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January 09, 2012

MMAC: Local economy was up in November

After a sluggish October 2011, metro Milwaukees economy improved in November, according to the latest Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce business activity survey.MMAC said Monday that 15 of 23 indicators improved in November, which was …
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January 09, 2012

Stanley Cup to make appearance at Ozaukee Ice Center

The Stanley Cup will make a stop at the Ozaukee Ice Center on Jan. 14 and will be available for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Tony Hrkac, Concordia University Wisconsin mens hockey coach, will be on hand for the festivities. As a player, …
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January 09, 2012

Franklin mobile home park owner settles state lawsuit

The owner of the Franklin Mobile Estates has agreed to connect housing units in the park to the citys water supply to settle a state lawsuit claiming the propertys drinking water wells violate state law.The Franklin mobile home park at 6361 S. 27th …
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January 09, 2012

GMC supports state venture capital proposal

The Greater Milwaukee Committee board put its weight behind a proposal for the Wisconsin Legislature to approve a public-fund match for venture capital investment in the state and presented a luncheon panel Monday of Ohioans discussing the success …
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January 09, 2012

WageWorks acquires assets of Choice Strategies

WageWorks Inc., an employee benefits firm with an office in Mequon, said Monday it has acquired the operating assets of Choice Strategies.Choice Strategies services more than 5,000 employers primarily in the New England, New York, New Jersey and …
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January 09, 2012

Wisconsin saw 2.3% increase in business creation

The number of new businesses formed in Wisconsin increased slightly in the fourth quarter of 2011 and was up 2.3 percent for the year, according to the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.New businesses formed totaled 33,190 in 2011, …
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January 09, 2012

Walker plan to connect unemployed with jobs

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday rolled out a plan to connect more unemployed people with companies that are seeking skilled workers.The program seeks to improve graduation rates and training. It will also implement programs that help …
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January 09, 2012

Milwaukee County seeks beer garden operators

The Milwaukee County Parks Department is thinking about adding beer gardens to a few parks, particularly those located near water.The department has put out a request for proposals to operate beer gardens at the Brown Deer Park Boathouse, Estabrook …
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January 09, 2012

Home playoff games mean money for Packers

The business executives of the Green Bay Packers are smiling a lot these days.First, there's the team's 15-1 regular season record as the reigning Super Bowl champions and all the national attention the team has received.And now there will be at …
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January 08, 2012

Michigan developer proposes affordable senior housing in Mount Pleasant

A Michigan developer wants to build a 69-unit affordable senior apartment in Mount Pleasant, adding another player to what promises to be a very competitive year for companies seeking Wisconsin affordable housing tax credits.The Legacy Woods …
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