First Business

October 03, 2011

Milwaukee Film Fest increases attendance 17%

The third annual Milwaukee Film Festival increased attendance by 17 percent this year, drawing nearly 36,000 people and selling out 22 films, according to a news release issued Monday.The event ran Sept. 22 to Oct. 2 and showed 177 films from 44 …
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October 03, 2011

New Bartolotta restaurant offers hearty menu

As I look at the menu for the newest Bartolotta Restaurant Group establishment, the word that comes to mind is hearty.The company released a menu Monday for The Rumpus Room, scheduled to open to the public Oct. 11 at 1030 N. Water St., Milwaukee.It …
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October 03, 2011

Google offers free training to Wisconsin businesses

It wasnt hard to find the Google-sponsored Wisconsin Get Your Business Online event Monday.A two-story red indicator, similar to the ones that mark your destination on a Google map, marked the building at 143 E. St. Paul Ave., Milwaukee, where …
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October 03, 2011

Skylight assets increase, but ticket sales fall short

The Skylight Opera Theatre said Monday that it finished its 2010-2011 season with a net increase in assets of $30,000, fueled by lower-than-projected expenses.The Skylight, however, posted a net operating deficit of $163,00 because of …
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October 03, 2011

Marquette engineering college receives $5M gift

The Marquette University College of Engineering will establish an endowed chair in electrical engineering as a result of a $5 million gift from alumni V. Clayton Lafferty and Beverly Lafferty.The gift will create the Lafferty Chair in the Department …
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October 03, 2011

Steve Forbes, John Schlifske hit road again

Forbes media chairman Steve Forbes and Northwestern Mutual chairman and CEO John Schlifske are taking their show on the road again, this time in Los Angeles; San Francisco; Baltimore; New Orleans; Washington, D.C., and Birmingham, Ala.The executives …
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October 03, 2011

Tolls return as option to fund highways

Although unpopular with the general public, potential use of toll roads to pay for highways in southeastern Wisconsin is something business associations and a new study say should be considered.Tolls have been discussed in recent years to solve the …
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October 03, 2011

Sprecher unveils new brew

Sprecher Brewing Co. has unveiled its latest craft brew, a concoction made with cascade hops from the northern part of the state.In late summer, Randy Sprecher, founder of the beer and soda-making operation, traveled to Wokatsch Farms in Wausau to …
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October 03, 2011

Developer wins decision against city of Kenosha

A federal judge ruled in favor of Bear Development LLC in a lawsuit where the company claimed the city of Kenosha breached a contract regarding proposed development of affordable apartments for people with disabilities.Bear Development and the city …
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October 02, 2011

Manufacturer move clears path for PNC

Commercial sign supplier N. Glantz & Son is moving to a building it purchased in Milwaukee, clearing the way for a new PNC Bank branch to replace the company's current facility in Wauwatosa.N. Glantz, currently located on the north side of West …
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October 02, 2011

Miller Park packed despite Packers

The Milwaukee Brewers drew a second consecutive sell out crowd Sunday, despite the fact that the Green Bay Packers were playing at the same time.Miller Park was packed more than 30 minutes before the first pitch of the Brewers' second game of the …
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October 01, 2011

Playoffs are money for Brewers

Miller Park was packed Saturday afternoon as the Milwaukee Brewers took on the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first game of the National League Division Championship series.The game sold out quickly, with more than 100,000 people registering for a …
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