First Business

February 28, 2012

Macy's leads changes on south end of Southridge

The new Macys department store is changing the face of the south end of Southridge Mall, but its not the only change going on at that end of the shopping center.Several stores have relocated near the new anchor store, and the Greendale mall appears …
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February 28, 2012

Slideshow: Big celebration for Forty under 40 winners

More than 550 people packed the grand ballroom at The Pfister Hotel Monday night to honor The Business Journal's 2012 Class of Forty under 40.It was a great night as the winners were honored for their many accomplishments at such a young age. The …
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February 28, 2012

Racine to provide loans for efficiency projects

Racine is offering loans to businesses to provide collateral on bank loans for projects with budgets of up to $1 million that will cut a companys energy use by at least 15 percent.Racine has $1 million in federal grants to run the program. It will …
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February 28, 2012

BMO profits increase 34 percent

Bank of Montreal, the corporate parent of BMO Harris Bank in Wisconsin, said its first-quarter profit increased 34 per cent to $1.1 billion, or $1.63 per share.Per-share adjusted earnings of $1.42 beat average analyst estimates of $1.36, according …
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February 28, 2012

Phil Flynn's compensation at Associated down slightly in 2011

Associated Bank CEO Phil Flynns total compensation decreased by $15,735 in 2011, to $5,015,067.Flynns compensation decreased in two areas during 2011: other compensation and a change in the value of his pension and non-qualified deferred …
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February 28, 2012

Medical College awarded Defense Department grant

The Medical College of Wisconsin received a three-year, $700,000 grant from the Department of Defense to study chronic vibration injury.Vibration injuries are a significant concern for the military, whose personnel are regularly exposed to whole …
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February 28, 2012

Edmunds: Ford, Toyota sales to rise in February; GM decline expected

Automakers such as Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. are expected to show increased February U.S. sales when they report sales figures early next month, according to Edmunds.com.
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February 28, 2012

Racine County would buy River Bend Nature Center under agreement

Racine County has reached an agreement to purchase River Bend Nature Center in Caledonia, which would be run by a nonprofit group under county ownership. The deal requires approval from the full county board.
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February 28, 2012

Millions for Wisconsin highways in jeopardy under House plan

The state of Wisconsin is facing the possible loss of tens of millions of federal dollars for transportation projects -- for this year and for years to come -- under a bill from House Speaker John Boehner.
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February 28, 2012

Sheboygan casino process takes step forward

The city of Sheboygan Finance Committee has unanimously voted to recommend entering into negotiations with the Sokaogon Chippewa Community and the owners of the Blue Harbor Resort for the sale of lakefront property for a possible off-reservation …
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February 28, 2012

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight - City of Milwaukee, Villard Avenue neighborhood

An improving economy and efforts to revitalize Milwaukees 30th Street Industrial Corridor bode well for north side Milwaukee neighborhoods, such as Villard Avenue, said Howard Snyder, executive director of the Northwest Side Community Development …
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February 27, 2012

ATI Physical Therapy to sponsor Miller Park seating area

ATI Physical Therapy has taken over the sponsorship of the right field seating area at Miller Park that previously had been known as the AirTran Airways Landing Zone.The area will be known as the ATI Zone, Milwaukee Brewers vice president of …
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