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November 17, 2011

Bonds approved for North End development in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee redevelopment authority on Thursday approved the final piece of city financing to support the $36.7 million second phase of Mandel Group Inc.s North End development.The authority approved $4.95 million in Midwest Disaster Area bonds …
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November 17, 2011

Reed Street Yards infrastructure work approved

The Milwaukee redevelopment authority on Thursday approved financing for infrastructure work to stimulate development of a business park for water companies on the 15-acre Reed Street Yards.The bare, contaminated land is on the south end of the …
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November 17, 2011

Froedtert hires former Columbia St. Mary's president

Froedtert Health has named David Olson, former president of Columbia St. Mary's Ozaukee County hospital, to the position of chief strategy officer for the health system.Olson will be responsible for leading, directing and implementing strategies to …
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November 17, 2011

Great Midwest to close Appleton branch

Great Midwest Bank plans to close its branch in downtown Appleton Dec. 30.Brookfield-based Great Midwest recently filed a branch closing notification with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. The branch is at 135 E. College Ave. in …
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November 17, 2011

BMO: Wisconsin economy up 2.2 percent

The Wisconsin economy expanded at a moderate pace in the third quarter, led by manufacturing and agriculture, according to a new report by BMO Capital Markets Economics.Business in the state remains firmly in expansion territory and Wisconsins gross …
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November 17, 2011

Wisconsin's monthly job totals decline

The state of Wisconsin's seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 7.7 percent, unchanged from a year ago, while the private sector work force lost 9,300 jobs since last month.The seasonally adjusted rate, announced by the Wisconsin …
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November 17, 2011

Kohl's, SC Johnson among top green power users

Kohl's Department Stores Inc. and S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. have been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for being among the top users of "green" power in the country.For a third time, Menomonee Falls-based Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) was …
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November 17, 2011

Milwaukee house to be renovated for environmental education

Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, in partnership with local businesses, wants to raise $945,000 to renovate a foreclosed house the organization bought in Milwaukee into a hands-on educational classroom for children.Its not going to be the basketball …
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November 17, 2011

State of Wisconsin lowers film credit application fee

The Wisconsin state Legislature has passed a bill that would cap the application fee for film tax credits at $500.Gov. Scott Walker signed the bill this week, according to a news release issued Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of …
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November 17, 2011

CRE Guide: People In The News - Tim Prince

Tim Prince has joined J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. as program services manager working in Findorffs Madison and Milwaukee offices. He brings 18 years of experience in the health care industry in project management, program management, strategic planning …
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November 17, 2011

Associated, Art Museum to meet in Brand Madness finals

Associated Bank and the Milwaukee Art Museum obviously have a lot of supporters in southeast Wisconsin.Both businesses won very competitive semifinal matches Wednesday to advance to the final round of The Business Journals Brand Madness …
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November 16, 2011

Braun's Graffito celebrates his birthday Thursday

Ryan Brauns Graffito is having a birthday party for its namesake Thursday.The restaurant at 102 N. Water St., Milwaukee, will give a free piece of cake to every customer who buys an entree to celebrate the famous Milwaukee Brewers 28th birthday, …
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