First Business

March 27, 2013

Downtown execs call for stronger marketing effort

Frustrated that downtown Milwaukee is sometimes misunderstood or that its successes are unknown, business executives said they must mount a stronger marketing effort to attract people from the suburbs.The comments came during a Downtown Milwaukee …
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March 27, 2013

Highest-paid coaches in Sweet 16: Slideshow

This is noteworthy: the nation's highest-paid men's basketball coach is not among the coaches who have guided their teams to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.While March Madness was at its unpredictable best last weekend ;;; think Florida Gulf …
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March 27, 2013

Indoor volleyball facility proposed for Bay View

A volleyball and sports facility has been proposed for a former U.S. Army Reserve base in Milwaukee;;;s Bay View neighborhood.Details about the proposal for the base at Lincoln Avenue and Bay Street are scarce, but Ald. Tony Zielinski said in a news …
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March 27, 2013

Klappa's total compensation reaches $13.1 million

Wisconsin Energy Corp.;;;s top executive, Gale Klappa, saw his total compensation increase by $1.73 million, to $13.1 million, in 2012 and the company;;;s recently departed senior vice president, Kristine Rapp;;, received a $2.5 million severance …
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March 27, 2013

Sojourner Family program wins grant support

The Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee has been awarded a grant in support of its Life Skills Program for victims of domestic violence.The $12,500 donation is among $450,000 in grants awarded by the Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm …
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March 27, 2013

Palomino to close for remodeling April 8

Fans of Palomino, the restaurant and bar in Bay View, might want to visit in the next couple of weeks.The 10-year-old restaurant at 2491 S. Superior St., Milwaukee, will close for four to six weeks starting April 8 for remodeling, according to a …
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March 26, 2013

Development of Wispark's Oak Creek business park to begin later this year

Wispark LLC plans to begin development of a 223-acre Oak Creek business park by the second or third quarter of this year, said president Jerry Franke.The development, dubbed Oakview Business Park, is at the southwest corner of South Howell Avenue …
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March 26, 2013

Concordia Pharmacy students score high

Students in the less than 3-year-old Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy scored among the top third in the country in a recent national assessment.Sixty-six third-year CUW pharmacy students voluntarily took the national, standardized …
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March 26, 2013

Esperanza Unida hires ex-DWD secretary Perez

Manny Perez, the former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, has been hired as an adviser and general manager for Esperanza Unida Inc. under a succession plan that will ultimately see him taking over leadership of the …
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March 26, 2013

Guaranty Bank moves HQ from Brown Deer to Glendale

Guaranty Bank is moving its official headquarters from Brown Deer to Glendale after shuffling some offices.The bank continues to have offices at 4000 W. Brown Deer Road, Brown Deer, and Bayshore Town Center, 501 W. North Shore Drive, Milwaukee, CEO …
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March 26, 2013

Johnson-Leipold: Sam Johnson's innovative touch allowed company to thrive

Family leadership has made the Johnson family businesses strong, but it was the innovation of Samuel Johnson that allowed the company to become the global business it is today, Helen Johnson-Leipold said Friday.Johnson-Leipold is the chairwoman of …
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March 26, 2013

Journal execs Smith, Brenner see dips in total compensation

Journal Communications Inc. CEO Steve Smith and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel publisher Betsy Brenner both saw their total compensation decline in 2012 and their salaries remained frozen, according to the Milwaukee-based media company;;;s proxy …
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