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February 22, 2012

Lawsuits dropped against Brookfield hotels

Two lawsuits filed by a travel firm against Brookfield hotels have been dismissed, and in one case the firm has been ordered to pay $1,500 in sanctions.Destination Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee, sued the Brookfield Suites Hotel & Convention Center and …
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February 22, 2012

Milwaukee Water Council completes purchase of accelerator building

The Milwaukee Water Council on Monday closed the purchase of a Milwaukee building that plans to renovate and open as a new Water Accelerator building in late spring 2013.The more than 100-year-old, 98,000-square-foot industrial facility building at …
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February 22, 2012

MPS receives $90,000 AT&T grant

AT&T presented a $90,000 grant to \Milwaukee Public Schools to support programs to improve student achievement.The grant was the fourth installment in a $360,000 High School Success grant awarded in 2008 to support the districts efforts to improve …
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February 22, 2012

Marquette poll: Santorum leading in Wisconsin Republican primary

President Barack Obama leads each of his Republican rivals in Wisconsin, according to the new Marquette Law School Poll. However, former Sen. Rick Santorum leads former governor Mitt Romney 53 percent to 38 percent.In January, Obamas lead over …
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February 22, 2012

S&P boosts Roundy's rating

Standard & Poors has upgraded Roundys Inc.s credit rating to a B+ following the companys initial public offering and the refinancing of its debt.The rating, although still below investment grade, is up from a B. S&P continues to list the companys …
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February 22, 2012

Two Madison tech firms cleared for state loans

A pair of Madison technology companies have been approved to receive Technology Development loans from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.Swallow Solutions LLC, a developer of medical devices for the treatment of dysphagia, or difficulty …
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February 22, 2012

Grubb & Ellis sale won't affect Brookfield affiliate

Grubb & Ellis Co.s bankruptcy and pending sale will not affect on the companys local affiliate, Grubb & Ellis/Apex Commercial in Brookfield.Although a local affiliate of the national firm, the principals of Apex Commercial own their operation and …
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February 21, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Dick Lincoln

Dick Lincoln is still going strong after more than 35 years in development that includes work on the original Schlitz Park project in downtown Milwaukee and more than 3,000 apartments and condominiums.Just last week, the Mandel Group Inc. senior …
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February 21, 2012

Planned retail center could bring Starbucks to South 27th Street

A 5,000-square-foot building that could house a Starbucks cafe and U.S. Cellular store is planned on the outer area of a Wal-Mart parking lot at Southgate Marketplace on South 27th Street in Milwaukee.A company registered to developer Ned Brickman …
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February 21, 2012

Soref's Carpet City closes

Soref's Carpet City has closed, according to a sign on its door.The longtime carpet retailer was closed Tuesday, but the sign said remaining inventory will be sold at a "deep discount" by appointment only, providing a phone number of (414) 943-2517. …
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February 21, 2012

Waukesha Foundry partners with UWM

Waukesha Foundry is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a five-year, $25,000 grant to fund two scholarships per school year in UWMs College of Engineering & Applied Science.Each scholarship is $2,500, which covers more than 30 …
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February 21, 2012

Health insurance co-op lands federal loan

Common Ground, a health care coalition of area religious groups, is moving forward with a plan to offer health insurance to small businesses, self-employed individuals and nonprofit organizations after securing a $56.4 million federal loan.The …
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