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October 20, 2011

Jeff Young named president of Bader Rutter

Brookfield marketing services firm Bader Rutter & Associates promoted Jeff Young to president from executive vice president.Greg Nickerson will continue in his role as chairman and CEO. Nickerson will oversee the agencys account management, new …
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October 20, 2011

Associated net income increases again

Associated Banc-Corp said it posted a net income of $34 million, or 20 cents per share, in its third quarter compared with net income of $6.9 million, or 4 cents per share, for the same quarter of 2010.The net-income figure matched analysts …
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October 20, 2011

Bon-Ton expects practical gift-giving for holidays

Practical gifts still are the name of the game when it comes to holiday shopping this year, said Barb Schrantz, chief operating officer of The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.But "practical" doesn't necessarily mean "boring."(Shoppers) still want it practical, …
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October 20, 2011

Long road ahead for Chrysler plant

An agreement to let the city of Kenosha clean the former Chrysler engine plant sets the course for the more than 105 acre site to be redeveloped.But, as Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman said, any new development on the property is still a long way off. …
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October 20, 2011

Marcus offers cooking classes

If youve ever wondered how chefs at Marcus Corp. restaurants get their pastries so light or make gluten-free taste like regular food, heres your chance to find out.Marcus is offering a series of classes on Saturdays through Nov. 19 with chefs from …
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October 20, 2011

First-quarter loss narrows for Briggs & Stratton

Briggs & Stratton Corp. reported a fiscal 2012 first-quarter net loss of $5.2 million, or a loss of 10 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $8.1 million, or a loss of 16 cents per share, for the same period last year.Given the seasonal …
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October 20, 2011

Beth Wnuk leaving PNC Bank

Beth Wnuk, who has led the Wisconsin operations of PNC Bank and its predecessors since October 2007, will leave the bank.Wnuks impending departure as market president was announced to PNC employees on Thursday. Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial …
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October 20, 2011

Wausau Paper's Newell to succeed CEO Howatt

Wausau Paper Corp. said Wednesday that Thomas Howatt plans to retire as president and CEO at the end of 2011 and that Henry Newell, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will succeed him.Newell, 54, will assume the top post for the …
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October 20, 2011

Snap-on 3Q tops analyst estimates

Earnings for Snap-on Inc. of Kenosha topped analysts' consensus on a 6.8 percent increase in sales.Snap-on (NYSE: SNA), a manufacturer of professional tools, equipment, diagnostics systems and repair information systems, said Thursday that net …
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October 20, 2011

Holden named to Roadrunner Transportation Systems’ board

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced Wednesday that Mark Holden has been named to its board of directors.Holden is president of MRH Holdings LLC, a West Lafayette, Ind., private investment company. From 2009 until August, Holden was …
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October 19, 2011

Alterra wins preliminary approval in Wauwatosa

A proposed Alterra Coffee Roasters cafe won preliminary approval Wednesday from the Wauwatosa City Council.Alterra is proposing a 3,200-square-foot cafe, its second full cafe in Wauwatosa, at 6745 Wells St., site of a long-vacant clinic, said Nancy …
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October 19, 2011

M&I's Randall Erickson joins Godfrey & Kahn

Former Marshall & Ilsley Corp. general counsel Randall Erickson has joined Godfrey & Kahns securities practice group in downtown Milwaukee.Erickson, 52, was senior vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel at Milwaukee-based …
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