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May 18, 2013

Miller Brewing caves to host first-ever concert

The group that books entertainment at The Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater and Turner Hall Ballroom is bringing music underground.The Pabst group on Thursday announced the first-ever concert at the historic Miller Caves on the campus of MillerCoors …
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May 18, 2013

Milwaukee-area construction firms - Top of the list

Construction firms with Milwaukee-area offices are in the spotlight this week as the Top 25 tout the total dollar volume generated from local offices in 2012.As construction work begins to show signs of increased activity around the area, …
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May 18, 2013

National retail convention offers big opportunities for Milwaukee professionals

The International Council of Shopping Centers annual convention can be pretty overwhelming.Picture a smallish city ;;; 33,000 are expected at this year;;;s event ;;; where everyone is dedicated to retail deals. You;;;ve got real estate brokers, …
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May 18, 2013

Networking with Women of Influence winners: Slideshow

The Business Journal's 2013 Women of Influence winners were honored at a special event at the Woman's Club of Wisconsin Thursday evening.Many of the 28 winners were in attendance at the event, which was sponsored by the Woman's Club, which is at 913 …
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May 18, 2013

Roundy's plans to expand Mariano's concepts at Pick 'n Save stores

Roundy;;;s Inc. plans to expand a test program bringing concepts from its Mariano;;;s Fresh Market chain to stores throughout the Pick ;;;n Save chain, Roundy;;;s chairman and CEO Bob Mariano said Friday.The Milwaukee company had been testing the …
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May 18, 2013

Sprecher Brewing, Sen. Baldwin push for lower tax on small brewers

It;;;s American Craft Beer Week, and Sprecher Brewing Co. Inc. president Jeff Hamilton is spending much of it in the nation;;;s capital.Hamilton, also president of the Wisconsin Brewers;;; Guild, participated in a discussion Thursday on Capitol Hill …
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May 18, 2013

Walmart, Sams Club announced for Pabst Farms

Pabst Farms Town Centre has announced two large new retailers after several years of inactivity ;;; a Walmart Supercenter and Sam;;;s Club.The 151,000-square-foot Walmart and 136,000-square-foot Sam;;;s Club will anchor the western part of the site, …
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May 18, 2013

Wisconsin organizations win national SBA awards

Two Wisconsin organizations aimed at helping small businesses have won national recognition from the U.S. Small Business Administration.The Wisconsin Women;;;s Business Initiative Corp., based in Milwaukee, will receive the national Women;;;s …
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May 18, 2013

April Leading Indicators Index in U.S. Rises More than Forecast - Bloomberg

Economic TimesApril Leading Indicators Index in U.S. Rises More than ForecastBloombergThe index of U.S. leading indicators climbed in April, a rebound from March that suggests the world's largest economy will accelerate later this year. The …
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May 17, 2013

After Bangladesh tragedy, Kohl's working with trade group on safety standards

Much of the clothing sold at Kohl;;;s Corp., as at many retailers, is made overseas.So it;;;s not surprising a shareholder asked Thursday at the Kohl;;;s (NYSE: KSS) annual meeting about the company;;;s response to the recent building collapse at a …
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May 17, 2013

Assisted Living Concepts shareholders approve sale of company

Shareholders of Assisted Living Concepts Inc. Thursday approved selling the company to private-equity firm TPG Capital.The Menomonee Falls-based senior-living-facility company (NYSE: ALC) announced Feb. 25 it had agreed to be sold for $12 per Class …
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May 17, 2013

DWD's Newson talks up youth apprenticeships at Hamilton High

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson was in Milwaukee Thursday to urge area employers to take advantage of Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program.Newson visited Alexander Hamilton High School to join Milwaukee …
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