December 30, 2011

Major changes ahead for Aurora Sinai

Speculation about the future of Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee has existed for years.However, 2012 will be the year Aurora Health Care makes a decision what to do with the hospital.After hounding him for months, I sat down with …
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December 30, 2011

WHEDA selects managers for small biz fund

Three Wisconsin-based investment managers have been selected by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority to administer job creation funding in low-income communities.WHEDA chose Capital Midwest Fund II, New Capital Fund II and …
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December 30, 2011

Translating the top 10 southeast Wisconsin real estate transactions

In this weeks issue of the paper, we covered the top 10 real estate deals of 2011 based on sale price.But, as is common in the real estate industry, the businesses behind most of the deals created limited liability companies for legal reasons that …
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December 30, 2011

The Business Journal's year in photos

As they say, it's better to show than to tell. Throughout the year, The Business Journal strives to not only show the business stories through words, but also through the photographs that accompany our print and online stories.In 2011, staff …
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December 30, 2011

Top of the list - Business associations, maintenance firms

This weeks lists range from largest Milwaukee-area building maintenance firms to the business and professional associations with the largest state membership.Service to customers is a key component of the business model for the areas largest …
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December 30, 2011

Rose Bowl gives UW national exposure in branding, licensing

Officials from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are hoping, and expecting, a positive boost in its national image as a result of the Badgers' appearance in the Rose Bowl. The lift could benefit the university in enrollment, alumni donations and …
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December 30, 2011

Racine City Hall makeover going slow, costing more than initial plan

The renovation of Racine's City Hall, initially expected to cost $3 million and be completed by 2015, is now projected to be a $3.7 million project, with cost overruns due to an HVAC system upgrade not included in the original plan.
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December 30, 2011

Feds ordered Walker to lift cap on Family Care

A letter from a federal agency indicates that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was ordered by the federal government to lift the cap on a state safety net for the elderly and disabled residents, something Walker failed to mention when he announced …
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December 30, 2011

Pending home sales reach 19-month high

Pending home sales rose 7.3 percent in November to the highest level since April 2010, according to the National Association of Realtors.
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December 29, 2011

Alderman calls for new model at Grand Avenue

Milwaukee Ald. Jim Bohl is pushing for change at The Shops of Grand Avenue, urging the city to see the potential closing of the downtown Boston Store as a wake-up call.The recent announcement by Bon-Ton Stores Inc. that the future of Boston Store at …
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December 29, 2011

Jockey International rides wave of Tebow-mania

In late October, I traveled with a group of friends to Miami for a weekend getaway and to catch an NFL game. My pals, who happen to hail from Colorado, are loyal Denver Broncos fans and our trip to South Beach just happened to coincide with what …
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December 29, 2011

Brewers payroll 17th among Major League teams

The Milwaukee Brewers $85.5 million payroll ranks the team 17th among all Major League Baseball outfits, according to USA Today.Brewers players had an average player salary of $2.8 million this year. The Brewers were in the middle of the Central …
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