First Business

June 07, 2012

UW-Madison's Ward leads business execs on China trip

University of Wisconsin-Madison interim chancellor David Ward, along with business and state officials, will travel to Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong June 8-20 to solidify university partnerships and help boost Wisconsin industry.It is Shanghai …
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June 07, 2012

Delta Air Lines launches Milwaukee-New York service

Delta Air Lines on Thursday launched its new service between Milwaukee and New York City with the start of once daily flights between General Mitchell International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.On June 10, Atlanta-based Delta …
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June 07, 2012

Cabela's signs lease for Green Bay store

Cabelas has signed a lease for its new store near Green Bay, the third Wisconsin location for the hunting, fishing and outdoors retailer.The company announced plans in May for the new store on Highway 41 and Lombardi Avenue in the village of …
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June 07, 2012

Northwestern Mutual makes $4.2M gift to The American College

Northwestern Mutual of Milwaukee has agreed to donate $4.2 million over the next five years to The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa., in support of the Northwestern Mutual Granum Center for Financial Security.The donation is to be the largest …
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June 07, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - Kevin Wood

Kevin Wood, a structural engineer at Graef, has been named as a principal of the firm. Wood has been with the firm for more than 17 years, specializing in bridge and transportation design projects for the Milwaukee offices transportation group.NEW …
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June 07, 2012

MPS' Thornton will stay as long as progress continues

One of the questions Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton has been asked since taking over the position 23 months ago is how long he plans on staying.The answer is never 100 percent clear.Thornton, whose family still lives in …
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June 07, 2012

Slideshow: Forty under 40 winners meet with MPS superintendent

It was clear from a roundtable we held with 16 members of our Forty under 40 Class of 2012 in April that the state of education in Milwaukee was a big issue for these young professionals.Nearly every question asked at the roundtable came back to …
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June 06, 2012

Chief academic officer resigns from MPS

Milwaukee Public Schools' chief academic officer Heidi Ramrez has announced she will leave the district in mid-July after more than two years in the post..The district said Ramrez is leaving after helping to set in place instructional plans for the …
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June 06, 2012

Johnson Controls to build auto battery factory in Tianjin, China

Johnson Controls Inc. announced on Wednesday plans to build a $200 million automotive battery plant in Tianjin, China, pending final approval.The state-of-the-art facility will supply automakers and the aftermarket in China with maintenance-free …
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June 06, 2012

Weyco Group again expanding its Glendale HQ

Weyco Group Inc., the Glendale-based men's footwear company, will expand at its headquarters again with construction of a new building to link its main facilities to a newly acquired 80,150-square-foot warehouse adjacent to the property.The …
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June 06, 2012

Fifth Third ups Milwaukee presence

Fifth Third Bank has established a beachhead in the Milwaukee and Wisconsin markets by hiring a former Chase bank and M&I Bank executive to run a commercial banking office here.Eric Thomas, 55, was hired earlier this year but Fifth Third didnt …
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June 06, 2012

Lasting housing recovery hinges on job creation

Local and national housing sales are going up, but there are unknowns that will determine whether or not the positive trends generate a full-fledged recovery.The overall sentiment was shared among panelists at a Milwaukee Press Club discussion …
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