November 10, 2011

Pfister Hotel wins epic Brand Madness battle

It was a contest that included a mascot kidnapping, electronic billboards and the threat of converting a downtown Milwaukee landmark hotel into an ultrascreen movie theater.But in the end, The Pfister Hotel came from behind to beat its rival Marcus …
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November 09, 2011

Johnson Bank names Engel Milwaukee president

Johnson Bank changed the leadership in its Milwaukee region, naming Peter Engel regional president and moving former Milwaukee president Brad Quade to a new role.Engel is a former Harris Bank and M&I Bank executive who joined Johnson Bank in July as …
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November 09, 2011

Gander Mountain opens first Gun World in Germantown

Gander Mountain will open its first Gun World store in Germantown this weekend, the company said Wednesday in a news release.The 30,000-square-foot store will offer more than 5,000 guns with firearms specialists on hand to give shoppers one-on-one …
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November 09, 2011

Paul Davis National will add 100 jobs

Paul Davis National will locate its headquarters, training facility and 100 jobs in Milwaukee.That was the official word early Wednesday afternoon from Gov. Scott Walker on details of Paul Davis Nationals previously-disclosed plans to construct a …
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November 09, 2011

Paul Davis proceeding with new facility

Paul Davis National, a firm that specializes in consulting and emergency services for catastrophic disasters, will move its headquarters to Milwaukees south side in a new 40,000 square-foot building.Dan Druml, who owns the southeast Wisconsin …
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November 09, 2011

Airline consultant: JetBlue long-shot suitor for Frontier

Frontier Airlines may go up for sale, so says the CEO of its parent company, Republic Airways Holdings Inc.But who might want to buy the airline, which has a main hub at Milwaukees General Mitchell International Airport?Shorewood airline consultant …
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November 09, 2011

Milwaukee 7 raises $7.5 million

With the Milwaukee 7 regional economic development group showing increasing results for its efforts, the organization said Wednesday it has raised $7.5 million, exceeding its goal of $7 million to fund operations through 2014.The Milwaukee 7, which …
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November 09, 2011

MMAC 'blueprint' pushes work force training

Building a talented work force in the Milwaukee region is among the top priorities in the new Blueprint For Prosperity from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.The organization said it will push for improving the Milwaukee Public …
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November 09, 2011

IDL Solutions secures $59M government contract

Germantown information technology and enterprise software firm IDL Solutions Inc. said Tuesday that it has been awarded a six-year contract to design, build and maintain an insurance data analytics system for the U.S. government valued at $59 …
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November 09, 2011

Harley launches next generation of consumer-led marketing

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. announced that it is shifting its commitment to "crowdsourcing" into a higher gear by launching a new Facebook application that will gather advertising ideas directly from the heavyweight motorcycle manufacturers millions …
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November 09, 2011

Art Museum dominates again in Brand Madness

It is becoming very clear in The Business Journals Brand Madness competition that southeast Wisconsin residents really value the Milwaukee Art Museum.The Milwaukee icon, known throughout the world for its for its Burke Brise Soleil structure, easily …
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November 08, 2011

Brand Madness: Marcus Theatres responds to mascot kidnapping

In response to having its mascot kidnapped by The Pfister Hotel, Marcus Theatres has responded by unveiling a plan to literally take over the downtown Milwaukee landmark hotel.The Pfister Hotel and Marcus Theatres, both divisions of The Marcus …
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