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April 30, 2012

Slideshow: Construction of Summerfest's BMO Harris stage

Big changes are coming to Summerfest this year in the form of a major new stage that will be able to handle up to 10,000 fans.Construction crews are working to finish the new BMO Harris Pavilion, which will feature about 5,000 seats covered by an …
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April 30, 2012

Frontier Airlines continues slashing of Milwaukee service

Frontier Airlines, which already has drastically reduced service at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, is making even more cuts in a move that the airlines management said is necessary to control costs.A new summer schedule for …
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April 30, 2012

Bon-Ton merchandising chief to retire

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. vice chairman Tony Buccina will retire in Feb. 2013 after being with the company for more than 20 years.Buccina was Bon-Tons vice chairman and president of merchandising. The announcement of Buccinas retirement is joined by …
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April 30, 2012

QPS Employment Group buys operations of KC staffing firm

QPS Employment Group, a staffing and recruiting firm has acquired the Kansas City, Mo., operations of SOS Staffing Services Inc., a national recruiting firm based in Salt Lake City.The Brookfield-based staffing and recruiting firm will be taking …
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April 30, 2012

Harley-Davidson 110th anniversary in the works

Harley-Davidson Inc. management isn't revealing many details at this point about the companys 110th anniversary party being planned for next year, but one top executive told a group of shareholders that the iconic motorcycle manufacturer plans to …
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April 30, 2012

Irgens shedding different division names in rebranding

Irgens Partners LLC is shedding the various names under which its different divisions operated and will conduct all of its business under the simple Irgens brand from now on.The companys different divisions, especially Irgens Health Care Facilities …
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April 30, 2012

Milwaukee-area manufacturing growth continued in April

The recent trend of growth in the Milwaukee areas manufacturing sector continued in April, according to the latest report compiled by Marquette University for the Milwaukee chapter of the Institute for Supply Management.A seasonally adjusted index …
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April 30, 2012

Walker makes $100M commitment for Milwaukee's central city

The state of Wisconsin will spend $100 million in tax credits and business loans in the next two years to foster business growth and combat foreclosures in a corridor of the city of Milwaukee stretching between the Century City site and General …
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April 30, 2012

Stark mortgage fund surpasses $100M

Additional details and insights have emerged on Stark Investments new Stark Mortgage Opportunities fund, including that the fund is much larger than the original $39.5 million the company reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The …
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April 29, 2012

Slideshow: Behind the scenes at NFL draft party

The Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant near Mayfair mall in Wauwatosa may be more than 100 miles south of Lambeau Field, but the restaurant had the feel of the National Football League Saturday, complete with a current Green Bay Packers player and a live …
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April 29, 2012

California investor pays $6.4M for Kenosha Walgreens

California-based Venture Point Real Estate bought a Kenosha Walgreens for $6.4 million from an affiliate of The Redmond Co., marking the Waukesha companys second big Walgreens sale of the year.Walgreens buildings in smaller Midwestern retail markets …
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April 28, 2012

Harley-Davidson shareholders applaud retiring styling legend Willie G. Davidson

Harley-Davidson Inc. shareholders rose to their feet in unison on Saturday morning, offering an enthusiastic standing ovation in appreciation of senior vice president and chief styling officer Willie G. Davidson, who is retiring from the company …
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