December 19, 2011

Associated Bank to close four Milwaukee-area branches

Associated Bank will close four Milwaukee-area branches as part of its plan announced last week to close 21 branches in early 2012.The area branches closing are in downtown Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Center, 815 N. Water St.; 5651 Broad St, …
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December 19, 2011

Milwaukee County to buy 136 buses using federal grants

Milwaukee County officials Monday announced plans to buy 136 low-emission buses to update the transit systems aging fleet using $36.6 million in federal grants that were earmarked for county transit projects in 2009.Beyond the $36.6 million in …
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December 19, 2011

Slideshow: Hollywood comes to Milwaukee

Shorewood native David Zucker, known for his comedy films "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun," returned to Wisconsin last week to shoot the winter 2012 television commercial for the state Department of Tourism. The commercial, which depicts both indoor …
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December 18, 2011

Sara Investment buys foreclosed West Milwaukee retail center

Bank Mutual sold a foreclosed OfficeMax-anchored retail center on South Miller Park Way to Sara Investment Real Estate LLC for $5.65 million.The West Milwaukee property sale gets it out of the banks ledger. Also this week, two buyers are expressing …
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December 16, 2011

WisDOT puts brakes on Hoan Bridge bike lane

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has decided not to pursue adding a bike lane on the Hoan Bridge, however it will study removing a ramp from the Lake Interchange to clear new land for development.The Hoan Bridge is a vital part of the …
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December 16, 2011

Oldenburg Group signs accord with Chinese company

Oldenburg Group Inc., a manufacturer of heavy equipment and lighting products, has entered into a five-year strategic cooperation agreement with Zhengzhou New Dafang Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co., a Chinese engineering and manufacturing …
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December 16, 2011

Retail group raises holiday sales forecast

The National Retail Federation has raised its forecast for holiday sales this year, now expecting sales to reach a record.The Washington, D.C.-based trade group now forecasts retail sales will rise 3.8 percent from last year to 469.1 billion. It had …
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December 16, 2011

Flynn: Associated remains committed to branches

Associated Bank executives remain committed to a major branch-remodeling project despite Fridays news that the bank will close 21 branches in early 2012, CEO Phil Flynn says.Green Bay-based Associated Bank (Nasdaq: ASBC) had disclosed in March that …
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December 16, 2011

Wisconsin DOT hires engineer for Hoan Bridge reconstruction in Milwaukee

The state of Wisconsin recruited a national engineering firm with an office in Madison to draft a preliminary design for the estimated $350 million reconstruction of the Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee.The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is holding …
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December 16, 2011

Baird snags Layden, Robertson

Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., in a major move to bolster its venture capital investments in Wisconsin, has hired two of the biggest names in the states tech industry: Fred Robertson, formerly of TomoTherapy Inc. and GE Marquette Medical Systems, …
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December 16, 2011

SeekingAlpha urges caution on Roundy's IPO

The planned Roundys Supermarkets Inc. initial public stock offering received a negative review from investment-intelligence website SeekingAlpha.com.The Milwaukee-based owner of Pick 'n Save, Metro Markets and Copps stores filed Dec. 5 to raise an …
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December 16, 2011

Top of the List - Foundations

This weeks list features the 25 foundations in the Milwaukee area that paid out the greatest dollar amount in grants for their most recent reporting periods available.The list is based on information culled from the 2011 edition of Foundations in …
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