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February 17, 2012

West Allis accepts $38M project at former Pressed Steel Tank site

The city of West Allis and developer Tarantino and Co. LLC have inked an agreement to develop a $38 million corporate headquarters and health care campus at the Pressed Steel Tank site on West Greenfield Avenue.The announcement finishes the citys …
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February 17, 2012

City of Milwaukee officials question Aurora's motives

With Aurora Health Care grappling with an estimated $30 million loss this year at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, the health care system is considering its options for the future of the downtown Milwaukee hospital.However, some city of Milwaukee …
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February 17, 2012

Slideshow: Week in Photos – Feb. 17

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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February 16, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - Kim Lesch

Kim Lesch has joined CBRE Milwaukees asset services group as a real estate manager. She will manage a commercial real estate portfolio of more than 400,000 square feet.NEW POSITION: Real estate manager, CBRE, MilwaukeeHOMETOWN: GraftonEDUCATION: …
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February 15, 2012

Reports say Willis Stein looking to sell Roundy's again

Willis Stein & Partners is apparently trying to sell its stake in Roundys Inc. (NYSE: RNDY) once again a week after raising $187.5 million in an initial public offering for the company.Crains Chicago Business, citing Bloomberg News, said the Chicago …
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February 15, 2012

Master Lock stirs high school memories for Obama

President Barack Obamas visit to Master Lock Co.s plant in Milwaukee on Wednesday stirred high school memories for the Commander in Chief.I was thinking about my gym locker in high school, Obama said. As I got older and I kept on using Master Lock …
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February 15, 2012

Obama touts manufacturing to boisterous crowd at Master Lock

President Barack Obama visited Master Lock Co.s plant in Milwaukees central city on Wednesday to discuss his blueprint for an economy based on American manufacturing.Obama stressed the importance of companies insourcing jobs and he pointed to Master …
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February 15, 2012

Slideshow: President Obama visits Master Lock

President Barack Obama delivered a 25-minute speech on the shop floor of Master Lock Co. in Milwaukees central city on Wednesday.In his speech Obama praised Master Locks decision to bring about 100 jobs back to Milwaukee from China over the past two …
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February 15, 2012

Associated Banc-Corp increases dividend

Associated Banc-Corp will increase its quarterly dividend to 5 cents per common share from the recent level of 1 cent per common share. Green Bay-based Associated (Nasdaq: ASBC) had reduced its annual dividends from a peak of $1.27 per year in 2008 …
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February 15, 2012

Milwaukee Map moves to new site

Milwaukee Map Service Inc., known locally as The Map Store, has moved to a new location at 3720 N. 124th St., Wauwatosa.The new site is 6,200 square feet, about 40 percent smaller than its previous site at 959 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, partner Jan …
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February 15, 2012

Barrett breaks silence on Kohl's negotiations

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Wednesday finally broke the citys silence on the Kohl's Corp.s negotiations and outlined the discussions over its headquarters project.The negotiations started in late November 2010, when Barrett called Kevin Mansell, …
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February 15, 2012

National Geographic to film show in Milwaukee

National Geographic is visiting Milwaukee next week to film an episode of a new series, Americas Lost Treasures.A news release from Visit Milwaukee describes Americas Lost Treasures as a cross between Antiques Roadshow and History Detectives. The …
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