May 25, 2013

From Pabst to Lakefront: Milwaukee's beer history in China

Lakefront Brewery Inc. is making its first foray into the Chinese market, but China;;;s 1.3 billion residents certainly aren;;;t strangers to beer with Wisconsin roots.As I report in today;;;s print edition of The Business Journal, Lakefront Brewery …
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May 25, 2013

Kohl's compensation package for former Starbucks exec nearly $10M

Talk about sweetening the pot.New Kohl;;;s Corp. chief customer officer Michelle Gass, lured away from Starbucks Corp. this month, will receive a compensation package of nearly $10 million.Gass;;; annualized base salary is $927,200, according to …
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May 25, 2013

LogistiCare cutting 64 jobs in Madison

LogistiCare will cut 64 jobs at its Madison call center because of the loss of a contract, the company said in a letter to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development received Thursday.LogistiCare said the decision is a result of the state;;;s …
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May 25, 2013

New drug development for schizophrenia, next Marquette Presents topic

A top adult psychiatrist and the co-founders of two distinct pharmaceutical start-up companies from the Marquette University College of Health Sciences headline the next Marquette Presents forum: "Schizophrenia-New Hope for Effective Treatment …
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May 25, 2013

Northwestern Mutual Real Estate provides $14.5M Gramercy financing

Northwestern Mutual Real Estate Investments LLC is providing $14.5 million senior mortgage financing for Gramercy Property Trust Inc.New York City-based Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) said Friday the 3.28 percent, five-year, fixed-rate loan is …
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May 25, 2013

PINK opening at Mayfair

A new Victoria's Secret PINK store will open at Mayfair in Wauwatosa in August. It will be located on the upper level of the mall next to Forever 21.PINK specializes in sleepwear, loungewear, bras and panties in a variety of styles, including its …
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May 25, 2013

Plan to move crime lab from Milwaukee old news

Milwaukee police chief Edward Flynn has every right to express his opinion on the location of a new state crime lab for southeast Wisconsin, as he did Friday, but the idea of locating it outside the city has been on the table since at least …
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May 25, 2013

School Specialty Ch. 11 reorganization plan approved by federal judge

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the reorganization plan for School Specialty Inc. in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.The Greenville-based supplier of K-12 educational materials and school supplies (OTCQB: SCHSQ) said yesterday that the U.S. …
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May 25, 2013

Steelworkers union hands Caterpillar new South Milwaukee contract proposal

United Steelworkers Local 1343 presented Caterpillar Inc. with a new labor contract proposal in a meeting Thursday, and the two sides will meet again May 30 to continue negotiations, a local union official said.Thursday;;;s meeting was the first …
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May 25, 2013

Stephanie Walker named CFO of WEDC

Stephanie Walker, finance director for the village of Shorewood, has been named chief financial officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.Walker;;;s first day will be June 17. She becomes the quasi-public organization;;;s fourth CFO in its …
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May 24, 2013

Boston Store owner Bon-Ton narrows loss

Boston Store owner the Bon-Ton Stores Inc. reported a smaller net loss than a year ago and a 1 percent increase in sales for its fiscal first quarter ended May 4.Bon-Ton, which has its corporate offices in Milwaukee and York, Pa., said its net loss …
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May 24, 2013

Channel 12 news prevails in May 'sweeps' household ratings

Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN-TV (Channel 12) retained its top rank in audience ratings for local newscasts in the May sweeps ratings period at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. weeknights.Channel 12 expanded its lead ;;; compared with the May 2012 sweeps …
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