First Business

May 30, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Jill Didier

Jill Didier, the former mayor of Wauwatosa, in December filled a new economic development coordinator position at Milwaukee County.Since then she has been working to build more ties between the county and its local municipal governments to …
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May 29, 2012

Assisted Living Concepts names new interim president, CEO

Assisted Living Concepts, Inc., a Wisconsin-based operator of licensed, assisted-living and senior residences in 20 states throughout the country, has named Dr. Charles Roadman II as interim president and CEO of the company.Roadman replaces Laurie …
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May 29, 2012

Milwaukee Public Museum to host pirates exhibit

Expect plenty of eye-patch and parrot jokes when the Milwaukee Public Museum introduces its next major exhibit this winter.The museum will offer Real Pirates from Dec. 14, 2012, through May 27, 2013, it said Tuesday in a news release.The exhibit, …
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May 29, 2012

Milwaukee area foreclosure rates declined in March

The March foreclosure rate was 2.62 percent in the Milwaukee, Waukesha and West Allis area, an almost 0.2 percent decline from the previous year, according to CoreLogic.Monthly foreclosure rates were lower in the first three months of 2012 compared …
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May 29, 2012

Ashley Furniture to add 225 jobs in Whitehall with expansion

Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. is spending more than $6 million to double the size of its reclining upholstery plant in Whitehall in western Wisconsin and add 225 jobs.Ashley, which is based in Arcadia, will add 80,000 square feet to the facility, …
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May 29, 2012

Delta retrofitting overhead bins to accommodate larger carry-on luggage

Delta Air Lines Inc., one of the top three carriers at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, is retrofitting the overhead bins on its older planes to accommodate larger carry-on luggage.USA Today reports that Delta, American Airlines …
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May 29, 2012

Koplovitz to receive entrepreneur award

Kay Koplovitz, the founder of USA Network, will receive an award for entrepreneurship at this years Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference.Koplovitz, a Milwaukee native and the nations first female television network president, will accept the Ken …
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May 29, 2012

Verduras, Metro introduce summer menus

Summer is here, and that means new menus, hours and events at many area restaurants.Verduras Tea House & Cafe, 181 N. Broadway in Milwaukees 3rd Ward, is offering new sandwiches such as a classic Caprese and The Greek, with mint pesto, cucumbers, …
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May 29, 2012

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight - Wauwatosa

Construction of a business accelerator and infrastructure at the Innovation Park development in Wauwatosa is expected to begin this summer, kicking off one of the Milwaukee County citys major developments.Plans for the 25,000-square-foot Innovation …
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May 29, 2012

ManpowerGroup survey reveals persistent shortage in skilled trades, engineers, IT

ManpowerGroup on Tuesday released the results of its seventh annual talent shortage survey, revealing 49 percent of U.S. employers are experiencing difficulty filling mission-critical positions within their organizations.Although slightly lower than …
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May 27, 2012

CenterPoint buys industrial portfolio of 2.7 million square feet

CenterPoint Properties Trust bought a set of four industrial buildings in Milwaukee and Yorkville with a combined 823,000 square feet from Florida-based Benderson Development.This week, we also have an update on the effort to sell the Best Western …
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May 27, 2012

Slideshow: Construction of downtown Marriott hotel

The pile driving for the downtown Milwaukee Marriott can be felt on the ground floor of a nearby building across the street.The $54 million project to build a 200-room, hotel is bringing heavy construction back into the heart of the citys central …
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