January 18, 2012

BMO Harris cuts 157 Milwaukee jobs

BMO Harris Bank will cut 157 employees in Milwaukee and 350 companywide in a second round of job reductions since Marshall & Ilsley Corp. was sold to BMO Financial in July 2011.BMO Harris employees were informed of the pending job losses Wednesday, …
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January 18, 2012

Tweet, tweet: ManpowerGroup’s Joerres embraces Twitter

Jeff Joerres, top exec at ManpowerGroup, has become a somewhat avid tweeter, making him highly unique among leaders of large corporations.Actually, Joerres has a ghost tweeter, but he insists that he reviews and approves every tweet before its …
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January 18, 2012

Irish Fest leader to step down at end of 2012

Longtime Milwaukee Irish Fest leader Jane Anderson plans to step down from her post as executive director at the end of 2012, the organizer of the annual Irish Fest ethnic festival said Wednesday.The group said her decision comes after a two year …
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January 18, 2012

Generation Growth Capital buys St. Paul firm

Generation Growth Capital, a Milwaukee private-equity firm, said it bought Midway Industrial Supply Co. Inc., a St. Paul, Minn., distributor and systems integrator of fluid-handling and spray-finishing equipment and supplies.Terms of the …
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January 18, 2012

New Sorge restaurant Smoke Shack to open Jan. 24

Joe and Angie Sorges long awaited new restaurant will make its official debut Tuesday, Jan. 24, Joe Sorge said.Smoke Shack, 332 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee, will focus on all things barbecue. All of the meats will be wet- or dry-rubbed, and …
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January 18, 2012

Thrivent Financial Bank becoming credit union

Thrivent Financial Bank, a subsidiary of fraternal benefits society Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, is planning to convert to a credit union in an effort to save money and ease the regulatory burden on the firm.
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January 18, 2012

Wausau panels approve apartment, curling facility agreements

The city of Wausau could contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars toward two developments under a pair of agreements being recommended for approval.
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January 18, 2012

Organizers file more than 1 million signatures to recall Walker

United Wisconsin, the organization formed to recall the governor, said Tuesday that it turned in more than a million signatures calling for the recall of Gov. Scott Walker, along with nearly 850,000 signatures for the recall of Lt. Gov. Rebecca …
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January 18, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Tina Balaka

Tina Balaka, assistant sales director of Shorewest Realtors Southridge office and president-elect of the local realtor association, is predicting the local home sales have nowhere to go but up in 2012.Last week, the Greater Milwaukee Association of …
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January 17, 2012

'Recall' group shares building with bankers' confab

Attendees to this years Wisconsin Bankers Association 2012 economic forecast luncheon in Madison also received a taste of this years contentious political climate in the state.The bankers, as they have in recent years, convened at the Monona Terrace …
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January 17, 2012

Wells Fargo's 4Q profit up 20%

Wells Fargo & Co. on Tuesday said its fourth-quarter profit rose 20 percent, boosted by better performance of loans and a steadying mortgage business.San Francisco-based Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) reported fourth-quarter net income of $4.11 billion, or …
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January 17, 2012

PNC survey: Millionaires look to give

Some 59 percent of millionaires believe they have an obligation to give back to their communities the same percentage as in 2008, according to a survey PNC Wealth Management released Tuesday. The number of millionaires concerned about their ability …
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