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April 12, 2013

Offer throws new wrinkle into complicated Northridge story

The legal case involving Northridge Mall and Penzeys Spices is out in the open, but negotiations also continue behind closed doors.The financial situation of Northridge has grown complicated, if it wasn;;;t already. U.S. Toward Enterprise Group …
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April 12, 2013

Polaris steers new course with Indian Motorcycle debut

Can Polaris Industries Inc. compete with Harley-Davidson? The Minnesota company is playing a very different marketing game than it is used to with its big-bet relaunch of the Indian Motorcycle brand this summer.That's one of the takeaways from a …
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April 12, 2013

Three execs â;€;”; but not CEO Roadman â;€;”; get cash in Assisted Living sale

Charles Roadman, who took over as chief executive officer of Assisted Living Concepts Inc. in May 2012, will receive no change-of-control compensation when the company is sold.Three other executives with the struggling Menomonee Falls-based …
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April 12, 2013

To qualify for a Top 25 list - responses required

Surveys have been sent out for some of the upcoming Top 25 lists that run in The Business Journal and at the end of the year in the Book of Lists.To appear on most lists in The Business Journal, a separate informational survey for each needs to be …
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April 11, 2013

Three execs — but not CEO Roadman — get cash in Assisted Living sale

Charles Roadman, who took over as chief executive officer of Assisted Living Concepts Inc. in May 2012, will receive no change-of-control compensation when the company is sold.Three other executives with the struggling Menomonee Falls-based …
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April 11, 2013

Amtrakâ;€;™;s Hiawatha route sees dip in ridership

Ridership of Amtrak;;;s Hiawatha commuter line between Chicago and Milwaukee was down 4.3 percent during the last six months, according to a press release Tuesday.Since the line's first year in 1997, ridership has increased 132 percent to 838,355 …
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April 11, 2013

Assisted Living Concepts sets shareholder vote on sale of company

Shareholders of Assisted Living Concepts Inc. are scheduled to vote May 16 on the sale of the Menomonee Falls-based senior-living facilities firm to private equity firm TPG Capital.The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. central time the Hilton …
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April 11, 2013

Baird closes in on $1B in net revenue in 2012

Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. reported record net revenue for the third straight year of $961 million in 2012, according to a news release and annual report issued Wednesday.That;;;s up from $925 million in 2011, a 4 percent increase, the …
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April 11, 2013

Business Insider: Could Bon-Ton CEO jump to J.C. Penney?

Brendan Hoffman has been at the helm of The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. for just over a year, but some retail experts are wondering if he could be the leader to turn around J.C. Penney Co. Inc., according to Business Insider.J.C. Penney recently ousted its …
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April 11, 2013

Compo Steel expands in Milwaukee with WHEDA, Associated Bank loan

Compo Steel Products Inc. is expanding on Milwaukee;;;s northeast side and expects to add about 30 jobs with the help of financing from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Associated Bank.A $504,000 loan, half from WHEDA and …
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April 11, 2013

General Capital sells Brown Deer shopping center for $1.9M

General Capital Group sold a shopping center in Brown Deer to a group of local investors for $1.9 million, according to Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, which brokered the deal.The Bradley Village Square, at 4301 W. Bradley Road, …
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April 11, 2013

Lottery introduces Racing Sausages scratch ticket

The popular Milwaukee Brewers mascots ;;; the Klement's Famous Racing Sausages ;;; are featured on a new Wisconsin Lottery scratch-ticket.The $3 Racing Sausages scratch ticket will be available at lottery retailers throughout Wisconsin beginning …
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