November 14, 2011

Tosa mayor applauds Moody's rating

Wauwatosa officials said they are pleased the city has maintained its Aaa bond rating from Moodys Investors Service, which is the highest rating the agency issues.In a fiscally challenging time when many municipalities are finding that their bond …
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November 14, 2011

Make the List: Largest Milwaukee-area employers sought

The Business Journal will publish its list of the 50 largest Milwaukee-area private sector employers in December. The list includes private and publicly held companies in the private sector with operations in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, …
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November 14, 2011

Report calls for broad strategy on development around Milwaukee

Milwaukee-area economic development organizations could improve if they create a comprehensive plan setting priorities and focusing efforts to attract and retain businesses, according to a Public Policy Forum report.The report is released as the …
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November 14, 2011

Quad wins, Pfister/Koss locked in Brand Madness battle

Generac put up a good fight, but in the end Quad/Graphics was just too much as the Sussex printing giant advanced to be among the final four teams in The Business Journals Brand Madness competition.Quad/Graphics ended up capturing 68 percent of the …
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November 13, 2011

Affordable senior apartments planned on Vliet Street in Milwaukee

Two Milwaukee community organizations are planning a $6.4 million, four-story senior housing project on West Vliet Street that planners have targeted for a catalytic redevelopment.The project is a collaboration between United Methodist Childrens …
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November 11, 2011

DNR: We Energy bluff collapse no threat to health

Test results taken following the bluff collapse at Wisconsin Energys facilities in Oak Creek indicate that the collapse did not result in any significant threat to public health or safety, the Department of Natural Resources said Friday …
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November 11, 2011

Badger Meter sets $30 million stock repurchase

Badger Meter Inc. said Friday that its board has authorized the repurchase of $30 million worth of common stock over the next two years on the open market or in privately negated transactions.The board also declared a regular common stock dividend …
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November 11, 2011

National Cafe sells for $100 in unique transaction

The National Cafe and Takeaway has never been a typical restaurant, so its not surprising that its transition to a new owner is atypical, too.Michael Diedrick started the cafe at 839 W. National Ave., Milwaukee, as a way to improve the neighborhood …
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November 11, 2011

Christopher & Banks is closing 100 stores

Struggling women's clothing retailer Christopher & Banks Corp. said Friday it will close about 100 stores nationwide by the end of January.Plymouth-based Christopher & Banks (NYSE: CBK) also said in a news release that it was laying off employees …
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November 11, 2011

Brokers, builders and bankers bag birds at fundraiser

More than 40 construction and real estate pros on Thursday decided business is for the birds and headed to Brownsville for a charity pheasant hunt.The fundraiser at the Hunters Point Hunt Club in Brownsville was organized by the Real Estate Alliance …
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November 11, 2011

Wisconsin Teamster vying for top post

Fred Gegare, Teamsters vice president at-large and president of Wisconsin Teamsters Joint Council 39 in Green Bay, is one of three candidates vying for the office of general president for the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of …
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November 11, 2011

Waukesha State Bank advertising VK's 'Port Vincent'

Waukesha State Bank is looking to sell 177 acres of pristine vacant land overlooking Lake Michigan in Port Washington that had been proposed for developer Vincent Kuttemperoors massive Port Vincent residential project.The Waukesha bank took …
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