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November 16, 2011

Milwaukee County board overrides most of Abele's budget vetoes

The Milwaukee County Board on Wednesday overrode 18 of County Executive Chris Abeles 23 vetoes in the 2012 budget, passing a plan that increases the tax levy 2.8 percent over 2011.The final votes on the budget means a house in Milwaukee assessed at …
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November 16, 2011

Dream Dance Steak names new chef

Potawatomi Bingo Casino has named Matt Baier the chef at Dream Dance Steak, according to a news release Wednesday.Baier has worked at Dream Dance, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee, since 2005, most recently as lead chef and sous chef, the release said. …
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November 16, 2011

$5 million gift creates new film center at Lawrence

A $5 million gift from Lawrence University graduates Tom and Julie Hurvis that will establish The Hurvis Center for Interdisciplinary Film Studies, a facility dedicated to the integration of film production into the Lawrence curriculum.The gift, …
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November 16, 2011

Small shredding business buys building in Menomonee Valley

Shredding sensitive documents for companies looked like a solid business model to Ron Sanfilippo, who is in his third day of operating out of a building he bought in the Menomonee Valley for his Eco-Shred LLC business.Sanfilippo started the company …
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November 16, 2011

No midnight opening for Fox Point Best Buy

At least one local big-box wont be able to open the doors at midnight Black Friday.The Best Buy at 8755 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point, is running up against its conditional use permit, which doesnt allow it to open until 5 a.m. The store is the …
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November 16, 2011

MillerCoors’ Holiday Lites to brighten Miller Valley again

MillerCoors will kick off its annual holiday celebration Dec. 2 when the Holiday Lites return to Miller Valley on Milwaukees west side.The display will feature more than 300,000 light-emitting diode lights, synchronized to a mix of modern and …
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November 16, 2011

Federal grants support affordable housing in Waukesha

Two Waukesha housing projects offering low-income apartments for people with disabilities received a combined $2.4 million in grants Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Housing And Urban Development.Hebron Housing of Hospitality Inc., of Waukesha, …
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November 16, 2011

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Kevin Armstrong

Kevin Armstrong has been representing Godfrey & Kahn SC in its hunt for office space and is listing the 100 East Wisconsin office tower in downtown Milwaukee.Armstrong, CBRE Group Inc. senior vice president, has worked in real estate for 22 years …
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November 16, 2011

Quad, Art Museum lead key Brand Madness matches

Quad/Graphics has bolted out to an early lead in one of the semifinal matches of The Business Journals Brand Madness competition.At the same time, the Milwaukee Art Museum has continued its roll in the competition and has built up a nice lead over …
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November 15, 2011

Rockwell building another plant in Brazil

Rockwell Automation Inc. said Tuesday that it has begun construction of a new factory in Brazil that will double its production capacity in that country.The Milwaukee-based provider of industrial automation equipment, controls and software said it …
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November 15, 2011

Black Friday more about getting than giving

It seems that Black Friday is more about the getting than the giving.Maybe I shouldnt be surprised. I know a lot of people who scour the Black Friday ads on Thanksgiving looking for things they have no intention of giving away, such as slow cookers …
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November 15, 2011

Johnson Bank exiting Cayman Islands

Johnson Bank is closing a branch in the Cayman Islands that opened in 1998 to facilitate overnight deposit transactions for what the bank called a limited number of large commercial customers.The Johnson Bank branch in Grand Cayman handles so-called …
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