First Business

May 26, 2012

Slideshow: Donald Driver dances with local students

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver, fresh off his big win on "Dancing with the Stars" this week, thrilled local students Friday with an appearance and showed off a few of his dance skills.Driver made a stop at Summit View Elementary …
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May 25, 2012

Readers pitch nicknames for BMO Harris Bradley Center

One of my nickname ideas for the BMO Harris Bradley Center the BBC got reader support but I received several other thoughtful or amusing responses to my blog asking what sports fans will call the place.Earlier this week, news hit that the Bradley …
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May 25, 2012

Air Wisconsin, flight attendants reach tentative agreement

Flight attendants with Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. have reached a tentative agreement with the Appleton airline on a new labor contract, just days after union members authorized a possible strike.The union, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, …
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May 25, 2012

Appleton energy products distributor buys Indiana firm

U.S. Venture Inc., an Appleton energy and transportation products distributor and marketer, has acquired Trueblood Oil Co. of Indiana.Based in Richmond, Ind.,Trueblood Oil provides wholesale fuel to the gas station industry.This is a great market …
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May 25, 2012

Profit soars for SABMiller, MillerCoors' co-parent

MillerCoors LLC posted a 2 percent increase in earnings, before taxes and other expenses, for the 12 months ended March 31, despite a decline in sales, the brewing joint venture's co-parent company said Thursday.London-based SABMiller reported …
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May 25, 2012

Van Buren wants windows to bring tenants to Jefferson Street building

Van Buren Management Inc. wants to break through a bare brick wall on its building at 788 N. Jefferson St. to install windows to make it easier to attract office tenants.The proposed three windows would face west on Van Burens office building on the …
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May 25, 2012

Top of the List - Food/beverage manufacturers, MEDC loans

The spotlight this week shines on food and beverage manufacturing and processing companies in the Milwaukee area and also some of the largest Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. loans closed in 2011.The largest loans secured through Milwaukee …
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May 25, 2012

Channel 58 chairman Shapiro dies

The chairman of the Chicago company that owns Milwaukees CBS television affiliate WDJT-TV (Channel 58) has died at age 86.Howard Shapiro, chairman of Weigel Broadcasting Co., remained active in the company until his death, the company said, …
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May 25, 2012

Zoo elephants may get more room

Two female African elephants are the centerpiece of the Milwaukee County Zoo and they may get more room to roam.As I report in this weeks print edition of The Business Journal, zoo officials have begun a master-planning process that will address, …
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May 25, 2012

Event shows off food hot spots in Walker's Point

Anyone who follows the Milwaukee food scene knows that Walkers Point has become a hotbed of restaurants and food-related businesses in recent years.Now three organizations are creating an event to show off the neighborhoods new and established food …
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May 25, 2012

Art of Shaving to open at Mayfair

A high-end shaving retailer is opening its first Wisconsin location at Mayfair in July, according to a news release from the Wauwatosa mall.The Art of Shaving sells shaving products and features a barber spa where men are shaved by a master …
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May 24, 2012

EPA awards $4.2M in grants for cleanup work in Wisconsin

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it will give $4.2 million in grants to organizations in Wisconsin for cleaning up and marketing contaminating properties.The grants are among $69.3 million awarded to 245 tribes and …
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