December 23, 2011

Joe Block to broadcast Milwaukee Brewers games with Uecker

Joe Block, a broadcaster who announced games for the former Montreal Expos and various minor league teams, will join Bob Uecker as the play-by-play announcer for Milwaukee Brewers games on 620 WTMJ.Block, 33, will replace Cory Provus, who last month …
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December 23, 2011

This week in photos — Dec. 23

Each week, we run a lot of great photos in The Business Journal to go along with our many breaking news and feature stories. We always have additional photos ones that help tell and illustrate the stories that we are writing about but there is not …
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December 22, 2011

Milwaukee November jobs count beats 2010 numbers

The Milwaukee metropolitan area added 5,300 jobs in November compared with the same month of 2010, making it one of four metro areas in Wisconsin to see job gains, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.The Milwaukee area jobs number was …
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December 22, 2011

Omaha, Madison set pace with lowest jobless rates

Ninety of America's 100 major metropolitan areas have posted unemployment rates below 5 percent at some point during the past decade, including Madison.But Omaha, Neb., is the only place to claim that distinction today.Just 4.3 percent of Omaha's …
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December 22, 2011

Brewers hit million-ticket milestone in December

The Milwaukee Brewers said Thursday that the team has already sold its millionth ticket for the 2012 season, the fastest it has achieved the milestone.The Brewers, coming off an appearance in the National League Championship Series, sold the ticket …
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December 22, 2011

Joy Global deal receives Chinese approval

Joy Global Inc. a Milwaukee-based mining equipment manufacturer, said Thursday that the Chinese government has approved the company's plan to acquire a Chinese manufacturer of underground longwall coal mining equipment.Joy Global (Nasdaq: JOYG) said …
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December 22, 2011

Grand Avenue signs two new tenants

Two new tenants have signed leases with The Shops of Grand Avenue.Sprint is opening a 998-square-foot store in the former Lids space, said Tracy Korpela, marketing and specialty leasing director. American Family Insurance is leasing 1,017 square …
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December 22, 2011

WHEDA loan deal to spur affordable housing projects across Wisconsin

A $75 million state loan agreement with the Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corp. will let the nonprofit developer renovate 1,077 affordable housing units in 55 buildings across Wisconsin.The loan came from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic …
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December 22, 2011

State drops Beloit Corp. workers' severance pay case

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has decided not to pursue an appeal of a court ruling denying nearly 380 former Beloit Corp. workers severance pay.
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December 22, 2011

CRE Guide: People In The News - Tim Just

Tim Just has been named to the newly created position of operations manager at Berghammer Construction Corp. Just brings nearly 40 years of construction industry experience to his role providing oversight of project management and preconstruction …
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December 21, 2011

Milwaukee Winter Fest hopes for 30,000 attendees

The organizers of Milwaukee Winter Fest expect 30,000 people to come through the doors of the 10-day event at the Frontier Airlines Center downtown.Winter Fest started Wednesday and runs through Dec. 31, with a day off Dec. 25. Its the first time …
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December 21, 2011

President of Froedtert's St. Joseph’s Hospital resigns

Michael Laird, president of Froedtert Health St. Josephs Hospital, will leave the West Bend hospital at the end of the year.Froedtert Health and all health care systems are facing tremendous change in the next couple of years and this seemed like …
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