May 30, 2013

Edvest, Packers join to promote childhood reading

Edvest will offer a new promotion this summer that will offer chances to win a $1,000 college savings account from the state of Wisconsin-offered 529 college savings plan.The "Leap into Reading" program encourages children to read during the summer …
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May 30, 2013

High-speed rail plan advances for route between Milwaukee and Twin Cities

Amtrak could provide high-speed, 110-mile-per-hour passenger rail service between Milwaukee and the Twin Cities under track upgrades the Minnesota Department of Transportation is studying.Wisconsin, under Gov. Scott Walker, pulled out of planning …
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May 30, 2013

Kohl's faces lawsuit over pricing model

Regular Kohl;;;s Corp. shoppers generally know to wait for a sale before buying something they want.But one California resident is claiming that Kohl;;;s sales aren;;;t always sales at all.Antonio Hinojos is suing the Menomonee Falls-based company …
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May 30, 2013

Les Paul exhibit at Waukesha County Museum gets tourism grant

A new exhibit focusing on Les Paul at the Waukesha County Museum has received a marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.The department issued a $28,250 joint marketing grant for ;;;Les Paul: The Wizard of Waukesha.;;; The permanent …
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May 30, 2013

Marcus Hotels names new head of food and beverage

Marcus Hotels & Resorts has promoted Peggy Williams-Smith to corporate vice president of food and beverage, the company said Wednesday in a news release.Williams-Smith has worked for Marcus Hotels, a division of The Marcus Corp. in Milwaukee, since …
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May 30, 2013

Milwaukee Brewers, Miller Park and social media: Slideshow

Social media is becoming a big component of many professional sports teams, including the Milwaukee Brewers.In fact, the team held its second annual "Social Media in the Media" night Tuesday, an event that drew about 100 fans to hear a panel of …
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May 30, 2013

Second Chance Partners changes name to reflect expanded focus

Second Chance Partners for Education has changed its name to GPS Education Partners: Navigating Student Success to reflect an expanded program focus, The Business Journal has learned.The organization planned to make a formal announcement about the …
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May 30, 2013

Wisconsin banks report growing earnings, stalled loans in 1Q

Bank loans barely budged in the first quarter of 2013 as demand continues to lag, according to data released Wednesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and a news release from the Wisconsin Bankers Association.Net loans and leases for …
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May 29, 2013

CG Schmidt gets contract for early stage of NM project

A trailer with a flag for Milwaukee construction firm CG Schmidt is on the downtown Milwaukee work site where preparations have started for demolishing a Northwestern Mutual office building to make way for a new tower.But that doesn;;;t mean CG …
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May 29, 2013

Froedtert Health plans 5% gross revenue increase

Froedtert Health plans to increase its gross revenue 5 percent through rate increases at its three hospitals for the fiscal year starting July 1.The Wauwatosa-based health care system published the rate-increase notices Memorial Day weekend for …
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May 29, 2013

ISB Bank puts Ixonia back in name

ISB Community Bank is going back to its roots, changing its name back to Ixonia Bank, the company said in a news release.The nearly 100-year-old bank changed its name 10 years ago from Ixonia State Bank as it tried to expand beyond its headquarters. …
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May 29, 2013

Lindenberg buys sports memorabilia firm

Former Milwaukee Wave owner Jim Lindenberg bought a majority interest in sports memorabilia company Legends of the Field.Lindy Enterprises, which is owned by Lindenberg, will be majority owner and Lindenberg will serve as president, CEO and chairman …
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