First Business

February 01, 2012

Summerfest giveaway crashes site

Minutes after Summerfest organizers announced they were giving away 45,000 free tickets for this year's opening day to celebrate its 45th anniversary, the giveaway came to an abrupt end.A large traffic surge when the promotion began at noon …
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February 01, 2012

Quad/Graphics buys Dallas specialty printer

Commercial printer Quad/Graphics Inc. said Wednesday that it has purchased Williamson Printing Corp., a commercial and specialty products printer in Dallas.The acquisition expands Sussex-based Quad/Graphics' U.S. network of commercial and specialty …
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February 01, 2012

Legislation aimed at training of unemployed advances

Committees of the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly have approved companion bills that would create a pilot program to offer voluntary occupational training to unemployment insurance claimants.Assembly Bill 450 and Senate Bill 352 would create a pilot …
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February 01, 2012

Cardinal Stritch names dean of business school

Peter Holbrook, executive director of the Cardinal Stritch University Leadership Center and an administrator with 23 years of higher education experience, has been named dean of the College of Business and Management.Holbrook, who has served as …
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February 01, 2012

MPS to benefit from $18 million GE grant

Milwaukee Public Schools is one of just seven districts around the country selected to benefit from an $18 million GE Foundation grant to help train teachers and administrators on improved math, science and literacy standards adopted by Wisconsin …
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February 01, 2012

Area manufacturing growth flat in January

The Institute for Supply Managements Milwaukee chapter reported Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted manufacturing index stood at 58 for January, the same level as the prior month.An index in excess of 50 indicates growth, while a reading below 50 …
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February 01, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Pepi Randolph

The Potawatomi community is increasing its involvement in Milwaukee real estate, including the redevelopment of the 11-acre Concordia Campus led by the Potawatomi Business Development Corp.Pepi Randolph, chief executive officer of the Potawatomi …
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