First Business

October 13, 2013

Business Journal honors CFO of the Year winners: Slideshow

The Business Journal honored 13 Milwaukee-area chief financial officers Friday as part of the paper's CFO of the Year Awards. Check out the attached slideshow to see photos of the winners and from the event at The Pfister Hotel.More than 350 …
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October 13, 2013

Hard Rock would bring star-powered charity to Kenosha, state

Hard Rock International Inc. intends to bring all of the power the brand holds ;;; particularly its charity relationships that include top music stars such as Bruce Springsteen, Bono and Melissa Etheridge ;;; to its efforts in developing and …
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October 13, 2013

Herb in the house: Kohl more active in Bucks front office

Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl has become more involved in the Bucks business operations since retiring from the U.S. Senate in January, and two front-office executives say that;;;;;;;;s a positive development.;;;;;;;He;;;;;;;;s nobody;;;;;;;;s …
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October 13, 2013

Shutdown means no new beer from craft brewers - Houston Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleShutdown means no new beer from craft brewersHouston ChronicleStores will still offer plenty of suds. But the shutdown has closed an obscure agency that quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels, which could create …
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October 12, 2013

Brady Corp. CEO retirement not a health or family issue

Frank Jaehnert;;;s abrupt and unexpected retirement as president and CEO of Brady Corp. does not appear to be related to a health or family issue, according to a Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. financial analyst who covers the Milwaukee-based …
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October 12, 2013

Chippewa Valley Tech skills-gap lab launch nears

A new mobile simulation lab is being developed at Chippewa Valley Technical College that will help narrow a skills gap in the manufacturing industry.
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October 12, 2013

Marcus Center talks with WHEDA over $30M parking structure project

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts officials are seeking support for a $30 million parking structure project and have opened discussions with the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.The center;;;s existing parking structure on …
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October 12, 2013

MGIC Investment stock up 375% since last year

This week the lists feature stock performance of Wisconsin ranked by public companies based on the 52-week percent change for the closing share price on Sept. 30The 25 with the highest percent increase in stock price from Sept. 30, 2012, to Sept. …
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October 12, 2013

Milwaukee Ballet attendance rises 13%, keeps budget balanced

The Milwaukee Ballet Company said attendance during the 2012-13 season increased 13 percent to nearly 45,000, helping it maintain its history of balanced budgets under executive director Dennis Buehler and artistic director Michael Pink.The Ballet …
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October 12, 2013

Milwaukee Film Festival attendance up 10% from 2012

The fifth annual Milwaukee Film Festival attracted attendance of 55,194, a 10 percent increase compared with 2012 figures, the festival organizers said Friday.The festival, which had attendance of 50,160 in 2012, presented 241 films from 44 …
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October 12, 2013

Rumored local Bucks suitors say 'nothing doing'

Herb Kohl is 78 but he insists his main focus for now is getting a new downtown Milwaukee arena built for the Milwaukee Bucks and worrying later about selling the team.;;;I;;;m not going to be the owner forever,;;; Kohl said at the Bucks preseason …
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October 12, 2013

Shutdown: Negotiating the negotiations - Bloomberg (Video)

Bloomberg News White House correspondent Julianna Goldman updates the latest news on the government shutdown following President Barack Obama';;;;s meeting with House Republican leaders on a possible short-term agreement to avoid breaching the debt …
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