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April 06, 2013

Milwaukee Rep hires new managing director

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater has appointed Chad Bauman, a Washington, D.C. theater professional, as managing director effective June 1, The Rep said Friday in a news release.Bauman replaces Dawn Helsing Wolters, who is leaving The Rep at the end …
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April 06, 2013

Moderne sells first condo for $675,000

Developer Rick Barrett closed his first condo sale in the Moderne, a $675,000 deal for a unit on the Milwaukee building;;;s 28th floor, according to state records.Barrett said four of the condos in the Moderne are under contract for sale.;;;We have …
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April 06, 2013

MTEA president skeptical on filling gap left by MPS teacher exodus

A total of 719 staffers will leave Milwaukee Public Schools before the end of June, according to retirement and resignation data offered by the school district this week. Of the list, 503 are teachers and 31 are administrators.Bob Peterson, …
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April 06, 2013

Outdoor First sold to Connecticut firm

Outdoor First Inc., a Germantown media-buying agency specializing in outdoor venues, said it has been sold to Out of Home America Wilkins Media.Outdoor First was founded in 1995 by Linda Tooke, and is now led by MeLissa Ward, who is president. The …
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April 06, 2013

Stein Gardens & Gifts opens at Hawks Nursery site in Wauwatosa

There wasn;;;t much soft about the soft opening of the newest Stein Gardens & Gifts store in Wauwatosa on Friday.Customers crowded the parking lot and streamed through the store at 12217 Watertown Plank Road throughout the day, despite the lack of …
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April 05, 2013

Adamson joins Inland Cos. as partner: CRE Guide

Inland Cos. has added Brian Adamson as the leading partner of ICAP Development. Adamson will manage projects through all stages of the development process.
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April 05, 2013

Business Journals name best brands for small to midsize businesses

The Business Journals today named Apple Inc. the 2013 Grand Award winner as part of its 10th annual American Brand Excellence Awards, which recognize brands that best meet the needs of small to midsize businesses. This year marks the third …
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April 05, 2013

High-tech parking system intended to cut costs without increasing tickets

Milwaukee;;;s plan to buy automated parking checker systems for its vehicles is not expected to generate more tickets; however, it will let the city cut costs on enforcement.;;;That;;;s the idea, to be able to maintain the same level with less …
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April 05, 2013

Karlâ;€;™;s Event Services acquired by U.K. company Arena Group

Karl;;;s Event Services, the global temporary-structure company based in Oak Creek, has been bought by a company in the United Kingdom, according to a news release issued Wednesday.
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April 05, 2013

Kohl's to replace Roundy's Rainbow Foods in Plymouth, Minn.

Where one Milwaukee-area firm is leaving, another will enter. The Rainbow Foods store at Rockford Road Plaza in Plymouth, Minn., is closing and will be replaced by a Kohl's.Roundy's Supermarkets spokeswoman Vivian King confirmed that the Rainbow …
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April 05, 2013

Manitowoc Co. food service president Kachmer resigns

The Manitowoc Co. Inc. said Thursday that Michael Kachmer, president of the company's food service segment, has resigned to pursue a chief executive officer role elsewhere.Manitowoc-based Manitowoc Co. (NYSE: MTW), which manufactures construction …
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April 05, 2013

Milwaukee Habitat supports home repairs with new loan program

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity Thursday rolled out a program to finance home-repair projects in addition to 15 houses it plans to build in 2013.The repair program, which is new for the nonprofit organization, is financed by donations from Joy …
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