June 11, 2012

Striking workers at Palermo Villa hold rally; company denies union-busting allegations

Workers at the Palermo Villa Inc. pizza plant in Milwaukees Menomonee Valley, who have been on strike for about 10 days, held a rally Monday to protest what they claim is the companys unlawful interference with their efforts to form a union.Soon …
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June 11, 2012

Milwaukee-area home sales increase 30 percent in May

Home sales in the metro Milwaukee area increased 30.1 percent in May compared with the same month of 2011, marking 11 consecutive months of homes sales increasing at least 10 percent, according to the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.The …
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June 11, 2012

TDS parent buys Des Moines IT company

Telephone and Data Systems Inc., parent company to TDS Telecommunications Corp., has bought a Des Moines information technology company for $45 million, according to a news release issued Monday.Vital Support Systems LLC offers planning, …
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June 11, 2012

Park East Advisory Group to finally hold first meeting

The 26-member Park East Advisory Group formed by the city and county will first gather on June 19 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center to hash through ideas to draw more development and jobs to the corridor.The task force, first announced in February by …
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June 11, 2012

Legendary Whitetails, Bon-Ton lead in Social Madness

We're one week into our popular Social Madness competition and Legendary Whitetails continues to hold a sizable lead in the small company category.The hunting website and catalog firm, based in Slinger, has 5,579 votes as of this morning, the most …
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June 11, 2012

Property values and tax levies declined in 2012

A 1.3 percent decrease in school district tax levies in 2012 drove southeast Wisconsin to experience its first property tax levy decrease in at least 12 years, according to the Public Policy Forum.Southeast Wisconsins overall property tax levy …
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June 11, 2012

Valuation Research may face Tribune litigation

Milwaukee-based Valuation Research Corp., which provided a solvency opinion for the ill-fated Tribune Company in 2008, may still face litigation related to Tribunes bankruptcy case, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune.The Tribune Co., …
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June 11, 2012

Despite layoffs at Joerns Healthcare, signs of recovery in region

Despite layoffs and closures at Joerns Healthcare and other companies, central Wisconsin leaders see reasons for optimism for job growth in the region, citing numbers that show the area is starting to add jobs.
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June 11, 2012

Oshkosh to study economic growth

The city of Oshkosh has started a search for a consulting firm to evaluate the effectiveness of the dozen Oshkosh agencies and organizations that handle economic development.
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June 10, 2012

Van Buren Management plans $7.5M renovation of West Allis building

Van Buren Management Inc. plans to spend $7.5 million renovating a former Sams Club building in West Allis in the hope of attracting an office or light industrial tenant for up to 200,000 square feet of space.The renovation, which is to start in the …
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June 08, 2012

Education focus of minority unemployment roundtable

Participants in a roundtable on minority employment Friday listed education, transportation and a lack of investment in technology as barriers keeping the minority unemployment rate high.Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch hosted the event at the offices of …
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June 08, 2012

Olympian Torres to help Koss with new women’s product

Koss Corp. in Milwaukee is partnering with five-time Olympian Dara Torres to develop and promote a set of headphones specifically for women.The news comes on the heels of the Koss Corp.s announcement of Striva, the worlds first Wi-Fi enabled stereo …
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