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May 02, 2012

Torinus: Milwaukee region hits $300 million in R&D

Southeast Wisconsin has hit what many in the business community viewed as a regional goal: $300 million in academic research and development.West Bend business executive John Torinus reported in his most recent blog that in 2010, institutions in the …
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May 02, 2012

Milwaukee-area Cardinal Fitness gyms converting to Xperience brand

Vertical Fitness Group, an Appleton operator of fitness clubs in Wisconsin and Minnesota, said Wednesday it is converting four Cardinal Fitness gyms to its newly launched Xperience Fitness brand with plans to add more area clubs to the …
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May 02, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Kathleen Scott

Southeastern Wisconsin Common Ground is deploying $33.8 million dedicated by five international banks to combat foreclosures and improve city of Milwaukee neighborhoods.Kathleen Scott, associate organizer of Southeastern WI Common Ground, is leading …
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May 01, 2012

Wisconsin's community health centers awarded $16 million

Progressive Community Health Centers Inc., Milwaukee, was awarded a $5 million federal grant to build a $10 million clinic to more than double the number of patients it sees at its existing clinic on 35th Street and Lisbon Avenue.The grant is one of …
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May 01, 2012

East Town Association inks craft beer deal with Beechwood

East Town Association has signed a new multiyear contract with Beechwood Sales and Service, a New Berlin beer distributor, that will bring craft beers to its downtown Milwaukee events.The partnership will allow East Towns summer events, Bastille …
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May 01, 2012

Kohler Co. picks Arnold Worldwide for ad work

Kohler Co. has selected Arnold Worldwides New York office as its new agency of record, according to a report from Adweek.Arnoldnyc will handle creative advertising, including broadcast, print and digital, for Kohler-based Kohler, which manufactures …
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May 01, 2012

Payless ShoeSource parent to be sold for $2B

Collective Brands Inc., the owner of Payless ShoeSource, has agreed to sell in a deal valued around $2 billion.Wolverine World Wide Inc. (NYSE: WWW), Blum Capital Partners and Golden Gate Capital will buy Topeka, Kan.-based Collective Brands (NYSE: …
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May 01, 2012

P.F. Chang's agrees to $1.1B buyout

P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc. on Tuesday said it has agreed to be taken private in a $1.1 billion sale to Canterbridge Partners.The announcement came after the struggling Asian food chain, which has a location at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, posted a …
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May 01, 2012

Weyco reports boost in earnings, sales

Weyco Group Inc., the marketer of Florsheim and Stacy Adams footwear, reported that first-quarter 2012 net income rose to $3.9 million, or 35 cents per share, compared with $3.4 million, or 30 cents per share, for the same period last …
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May 01, 2012

Frontier Airlines files formal layoff notice for 129 Milwaukee job cuts

Frontier Airlines plans to lay off 129 employees at its Milwaukee-area operations by June 30, according to a mass layoff notice filed Tuesday with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.The layoffs affect Frontier employees at its …
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May 01, 2012

Transit Center development proposals top out at 40 stories

Redevelopment proposals sent to Milwaukee County for the Downtown Transit Center include a 40-story retail and apartment tower, office high rises, and a hotel.Milwaukee County on Monday collected conceptual project plans from developers for the …
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May 01, 2012

Meijer seeks 100 acres for Wisconsin distribution center

Meijer Inc. is looking to buy more than 100 acres in Racine or Kenosha counties to build a distribution center that could be upwards of 1 million square feet, according to real estate sources.The prospect of a distribution center follows The …
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