First Business

April 05, 2012

Voters approve $66.5 million in projects for Fox Valley Tech College

The Fox Valley Technical College is advancing $66.5 million in capital projects, including a law enforcement training center, after northeast Wisconsin voters approved the spending in a referendum.
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April 05, 2012

Former employees of Bank of Elmwood sue over lost stock

Bank of Elmwood chairman and chief executive officer Jess Levin was sued by 11 former employees claiming they should receive money for the loss of stock when the bank closed in 2009.
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April 05, 2012

Higher offer submitted to buy Great Wolf Resorts

KSL Capital Partners, with offices in Denver and New York, offered $6.25 million to buy Great Wolf Resorts. The offer is higher than a price the Madison water park company agreed to with Apollo Global Management in March.
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April 05, 2012

Neenah offers incentive to Festival Foods developer

Neenah city officials are offering to pay developer Spring Creek Center LLC $95,000 annually for 10 years to build a $10.5 million Festival Foods grocery store.
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April 05, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - Tom Schoback

Tom Schoback has joined RFP Commercial Inc. as vice president of the companys new property management division. With more than 30 years of experience in management of commercial property, Schoback most recently served as director of asset services …
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April 04, 2012

UPAF sets $10M goal for 2012 campaign

The United Performing Arts Fund set its 2012 annual fundraising campaign goal at $10 million, a 3.6 percent increase compared with last year's goal, which the united arts fund topped by 1 percent.UPAF, the largest performing arts fundraising …
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April 04, 2012

Zoning endorsed for Potawatomi's Menomonee Valley hotel

A Milwaukee zoning committee on Wednesday approved the Potawatomis plans for a $150 million hotel to be built next to the Menomonee Valley Casino on West Canal street.The Potawatomi unveiled the 20-story hotel in January and are planning to break …
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April 04, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Julie Peterson

Julie Peterson is president of the Real Estate Alliance for Charity, which last month donated a combined $30,000 to three area charities.REACH, a nonprofit, is the main philanthropic outlet for the Milwaukee-area real estate industry. Petersons day …
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April 04, 2012

Slideshow: Packers' Woodson promotes his wine

Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson was in Milwaukee last week to promote his wine label and raise money for charity.Woodson hosted two sold-out events at Bacchus Restaurant in downtown Milwaukee on March 29 and 30. Bacchus chef Adam Siegel …
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April 03, 2012

General Converters and Assemblers in Racine to close

General Converters and Assemblers Inc. plans to shutter its plant in Racine, leaving 58 employees without jobs.The shutdown of the plant, 1325 16th St., is expected to occur around June 1, according to a plant closing notice filed Tuesday with the …
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April 03, 2012

Wendy Selig-Prieb named president of Worth New York

Wendy Selig-Prieb, the former president and chief executive officer of the Milwaukee Brewers, has been named president of Worth New York, a division of national women's fashion company Worth Collection Ltd.Selig-Prieb served as the Brewers' top …
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April 03, 2012

It takes 6,000 workers to feed 130,000 Miller Park fans during opening weekend

Itll take 6,000 workers, 5,000 brats, 4,000 hot dogs and 3,000 nacho plates to satisfy the anticipated 130,000 hungry fans who will flood Miller Park on opening weekend.The prep work started six months ago. The beef brisket was dry-rubbed with brown …
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