May 11, 2012

Milwaukee Staybridge auction rescheduled to May 31

The auction of the Staybridge Suites hotel building in downtown Milwaukee has been rescheduled to May 31 after a delay in the lawsuit over the property.The 14-story, unfinished building was to be auctioned May 8. The auction was rescheduled on …
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May 11, 2012

Harley-Davidson exec Levatich to serve as grand marshal for UPAF ride

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. president and chief operating officer Matt Levatich will serve as grand marshal at the UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, which will be held June 3.Levatich will ride a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to lead …
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May 11, 2012

UW-Waukesha launches new program for working adults

The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha is offering working adults a chance to earn their associates degree with an emphasis in business in one year.The SMART (Start Making Your Adult Reinvention Today) program evolved from discussion during the …
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May 11, 2012

Lakefront Brewery launches beer with all Wisconsin-sourced ingredients

Lakefront Brewery Inc. has introduced Wisconsinite, a new unfiltered Weiss-style beer made entirely of local, Wisconsin-grown ingredients.The beer was created around a new native Wisconsin yeast strain envisioned by Lakefront president Russ Klisch …
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May 11, 2012

Top of the list - Commercial real estate brokerages

Commercial real estate brokerages are ranked this week by the total number of licensed local staff.The Business Journals list for this issue features 26 commercial real estate firms ranging in size and services offered.Executives in the commercial …
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May 11, 2012

Crowds, products down at Stevens Point Farmers Market as growers struggle with weather

The Stevens Point Farmers Market has been open since May 1 but only a handful of growers have been showing up as they struggle with difficult weather conditions so far this year.
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May 11, 2012

Ground broken on $3 million Wausau curling center

Construction of the Wausau Curling Club's $3 million, 40,000-square-foot venue on the city's southeast side has begun. The center hopes to attract national- and world-level competitions.
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May 10, 2012

Kerry Flavor Systems to close Waukesha plant

Kerry Flavor Systems plans to shutter its Waukesha plant later this year, leading to the layoff of about 40 employees.The layoffs are expected to take place by Nov. 30, according to a mass layoff notice filed Thursday with the Wisconsin Department …
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May 10, 2012

Roundy's sales down, sees decline in 2012 same-store results

Roundys Inc., operator of Pick 'n Save, Copps, Metro Market and other food store chains, said sales in the first quarter of 2012 declined 2.4 percent to $938.2 million, a decline company officials blamed partially on a decrease in activity resulting …
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May 10, 2012

April home sales increase 44.2 percent in southeast Wisconsin

April home sales in a four-county area of southeast Wisconsin increased 44.2 percent with 1,541 houses sold, 472 more than in April 2011, according to the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.With the boost in April, home sales for the first …
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May 10, 2012

Generac CEO Jagdfeld thinks manufacturing needs a makeover

Generac Holdings Inc. CEO Aaron Jagdfeld is convinced that manufacturing has an image problem that must be changed as part of any effort to address a crucial skills shortage facing the sector in Wisconsin.The media has been telling us that …
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May 10, 2012

UWM hires Geiger as athletic director

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee acted quickly to fill its vacant athletic director position by hiring Andy Geiger, who formerly was an athletic director for five different NCAA Division I programs including Ohio State and Stanford …
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