First Business

May 14, 2012

Two entrepreneur contests set for Innovation Week

Details are emerging on two entrepreneurial contests that will be included in Milwaukee Innovation Week June 6 through June 11.Common Pitch will seek new-business pitches from entrepreneurs worldwide during the event Thursday night June 7 at Turner …
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May 14, 2012

Jason Inc. subsidiary opens plant in Mexico

Janesville Acoustics, a Jason Inc. subsidiary and global supplier to the automotive and transportation industry, has opened a 90,000-square-foot plant in central Mexico.The facility which is in Celaya, Guanajuato provides Janesville Acoustics with …
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May 14, 2012

Julie Tolan leaving Marquette

Julie Tolan, vice president for university advancement at Marquette University announced Monday to staff that she would leave the school effective June 30 to pursue leadership opportunities outside of Marquette.Tolan's last day on campus will be May …
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May 14, 2012

West Wisconsin Avenue workgroup raising money to hire consultant

A workgroup assembled to improve West Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee is trying to raise $400,000 to hire a consultant that will put into action the numerous plans for the area.We have plenty of studies out there that tell us what sorts of …
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May 14, 2012

Plexus may receive $15M in tax credits for expansion in Neenah

Plexus Corp. can receive up to $15 million in state tax credits for its proposed Neenah manufacturing facility that would create 350 jobs.Neenah-based Plexus (Nasdaq: PLXS) said in a press release that the plant, expected to cost about $50 million, …
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May 14, 2012

Milwaukee City Hall exterior inspection closes one lane on Water Street

A weeklong inspection of Milwaukee City Halls exterior began today as investigations into the cracking sculptures of the buildings exterior continues.The city will close a northbound driving lane on North Water Street to move in a 100-foot crane to …
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May 13, 2012

Slideshow: Classic cars, horses help raise money for ABCD

Prominent Milwaukee business executive Wayne Oldenburg threw quite the fundraising party Friday night.Oldenburg hosted the annual "Date with a plate" fundraiser for ABCD (After Breast Cancer Diagnosis) at the Oldenburg Ranch in Mequon. Oldenburg is …
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May 13, 2012

Three Blue Mound Road properties sold in separate deals

The busy retail thoroughfare of Blue Mound Road had three separate property sales worth a combined $10 million within a week, including the foreclosed Plaza 173 and the Furniture Deals and Steals site in Brookfield.The third property is a former …
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May 13, 2012

Slideshow: This week in photos - May 11

Each week, we run a lot of great photos in The Business Journal to go along with our many breaking news and feature stories. We always have additional photos ones that help tell and illustrate the stories that we are writing about but there is not …
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May 11, 2012

Mullett promoted to president at Bradley Corp.

Bradley Corp. has announced the appointment of Bryan Mullett to the position of president of the Menomonee Falls manufacturer of plumbing fixtures, restroom accessories and emergency equipment. He is the fifth generation of the Mullett family to …
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May 11, 2012

Burlington manufacturer plans to expand, add 17 jobs

LDV Inc., a Burlington manufacturer of specialty vehicles for emergency response and commercial applications, is eligible to receive up to $107,500 in tax credits through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. as it plans to expand its plant and …
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May 11, 2012

Cree CEO Swoboda to chair Marquette board

Chuck Swoboda, chairman and chief executive officer of LED lighting firm Cree Inc., has been elected chairman of the Marquette University board of trustees.Swoboda, a Marquette 1989 engineering graduate, first joined the university's board in 2004 …
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