October 19, 2011

South Milwaukee Walmart plan moves forward

The city of South Milwaukee gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a package of resolutions that would allow a proposed Walmart to move forward.The council voted 5-2 on first readings to vacate 11th Avenue between Carroll Avenue and Davis Avenue, …
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October 19, 2011

Better Business Bureau gives ethics awards

The Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin gave out its annual Torch Awards for Business Ethics and Integrity on Wednesday.The five winners were selected by an independent panel of 12 business ethics experts based on excellence in ethical practices, …
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October 19, 2011

BMO Harris will not fill Vincent Lyles' position

BMO Harris Bank will not fill Vincent Lyles position as president of M&I Community Development Corp. after he departs for his new job as president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.The Boys & Girls Club announced Lyles hiring late …
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October 18, 2011

Marten Transport profit up in third quarter

Marten Transport Ltd. said Tuesday that its third-quarter profit increased 15.5 percent because of higher shipping volumes and increased fuel surcharges.The Mondovi-based temperature-controlled truckload carrier reported net income for the third …
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October 18, 2011

Pawlenty joins RedPrairie board

Former Minnesota Gov. and one-time presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty has been named to the board of directors of RedPrairie Corp., a software firm that was formerly based in Waukesha.RedPrairie moved its headquarters to Alpharetta, Ga., last year …
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October 18, 2011

Fond du Lac manufacturer plans expansion

Basic American Medical Products, a Fond du Lac manufacturer of beds and other products for the health care market, has announced a 40,000-square-foot expansion of its plant to house a fiber optic laser tube cutting system.Kurt Hellman, senior vice …
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October 18, 2011

Harley-Davidson’s CEO remains cautiously optimistic

Harley-Davidson Inc. saw demand for its heavyweight motorcycles improve in the United States for the second consecutive quarter.At the same time, earnings for the Milwaukee-based company soared nearly 96 percent in the quarter to $183.6 million, or …
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October 18, 2011

Vincent Lyles named to lead Boys & Girls Clubs

Vincent Lyles, who is president of M&I Community Development Corp., has been named president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee effective Jan. 2, 2012.Lyles has been with M&I Community Development since July 2006. Prior to that, he …
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October 18, 2011

UnitedHealth Group beats expectations on profits

UnitedHealth Group Inc., the parent company of UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin in West Allis, came close to analyst expectations on revenue and beat them on profits.The Minnetonka, Minn.-based provider of managed care and HMOs said it increased its …
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October 18, 2011

New name for M&I Equipment Finance; stays here

BMO Harris Bank said it has rebranded M&I Equipment Finance Co. as BMO Harris Equipment Finance Co. and will keep the headquarters in Milwaukee.Jud Snyder is now managing director and head of BMO Harris Equipment Finance Co, which is based in …
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October 18, 2011

Wisconsin Energy a takeover candidate?

The public utility holding company industry may undergo some serious consolidation and Wisconsin Energy Corp. could either be a buyer, a seller, or both, according to a blogger on investment website Seeking Alpha.Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Energy, …
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October 18, 2011

Basketball financial windfall for Wisconsin universities

Wisconsin college basketball teams don't bring in the cash that Duke University's powerhouse program does, but Badger State schools do net a significant amount of revenue through their men's basketball programs.Duke won the 2010 national title and …
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