First Business

January 27, 2012

A.O. Smith sales climb; earnings flat

A.O. Smith Corp. reported Friday that fourth-quarter 2011 revenue rose 28.5 percent to $475.8 million, compared with $370.2 million for the same period in 2010, boosted in part by a recent acquisition.Net income for the quarter was 32.1 million, …
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January 27, 2012

Children's nurse takes health care to another level

Longtime Children's Hospital of Wisconsin advanced practice nurse Holly Colby is taking on a much bigger role at the Wauwatosa-based hospital system.Colby, whose passion for her work inspired both her mother and her youngest sister to go back to …
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January 27, 2012

Milwaukee contractor plans $3M apartment near North Ave.

A Milwaukee contractor and housing investor wants to buy three city properties near West North Avenue to build a $3 million apartment and retail building.Nafiz Efe, owner of EFE Building and Remodeling LLC, is planning a three-story building with 16 …
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January 27, 2012

Marcus Theatres won't show 'One for the Money'

If youre hoping to catch the Katherine Heigl flick One for the Money this weekend, your options are few in the Milwaukee area.Marcus Theatres, a division of Milwaukee-based The Marcus Corp., wont be showing the film because it couldnt reach a …
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January 27, 2012

Top of the list - Mortgage banking, savings institutions

Lists this week focus on the largest Milwaukee-area mortgage banking companies and largest savings institutions with offices in the Milwaukee area.The chief executive officer of the largest Milwaukee-area mortgage banking company on the list views …
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January 27, 2012

The details on Walker contributors

The headline in this weeks Business Journal print edition summarizes the news: business people in Wisconsin and elsewhere contributed Huge dollars to Gov. Scott Walkers campaign. But if you want more detail much, much more detail we include here a …
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January 26, 2012

Koss reports decreased sales, earnings

Koss Corp. said its fiscal second-quarter sales decreased 22 percent and net income decreased to $831,212, or 11 cents per share, from nearly $1.4 million, or 18 cents, a year ago.The Milwaukee-based headphone firm (Nasdaq: KOSS) said Thursday …
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January 26, 2012

Roundy's expects to sell shares for $10 to $12 in IPO

Roundys Supermarkets Inc. expects to sell 18.2 million shares of stock at $10 to $12 per share in its upcoming initial public offering, according to an update filed Thursday with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.The filing doesnt list a …
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January 26, 2012

Strattec reports slight jump in sales, earnings

Strattec Security Corp. reported Thursday that fiscal second-quarter earnings rose to $1.5 million, or 47 cents per share, compared with $1.2 million, or 37 cents per share, for the same period last year.Net sales for the Glendale-based manufacturer …
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January 26, 2012

St. Paul, Milwaukee face similar downtown dilemmas

A situation in downtown St. Paul sounds oddly familiar to one downtown Milwaukee is facing.St. Paul is in danger of losing its last downtown department store when the Macys lease expires at the end of the year, according to the Minneapolis Star …
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January 26, 2012

UW-Waukesha names interim associate dean

Margaret Cleek will return to the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha to serve as interim associate dean on Feb. 13.Cleek replaces Phil Zweifel, who served as associate dean since 1995 until his unexpected death in December at age 65. He succeeded …
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January 26, 2012

Milwaukee downtown named number 10 in nation

Milwaukee might have just squeaked onto a list of the countrys top 10 downtowns, but thats not stopping community leaders and advocates from celebrating.Milwaukee residents and businesses from Mayor Tom Barrett to the InterContinental Milwaukee …
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