First Business

June 05, 2012

Walker out-spends Barrett 2-to-1 on Milwaukee TV

Gov. Scott Walkers campaign and his supporters are out-spending Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by more than two-to-one in the Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin television market, where about $6.3 million has been spent in the weeks leading up to the …
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June 05, 2012

Slideshow: Women of Influence winners big fans of Mother Theresa, Oprah

Condoleezza Rice, Oprah Winfrey, Abraham Lincoln and Mother Teresa. Those were some of the responses our Women of Influence winners gave as the person dead or alive they would most like to meet. Check out our special slideshow of the winners to …
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June 05, 2012

Starbucks to buy La Boulange for $100 million

Starbucks locations across the country will gain a new food option after the Seattle-based firm agreed to buy San Francisco-based La Boulange bakery.
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June 05, 2012

Eau Claire Plan Commission OKs apartments for students

The city of Eau Claire's Plan Commission has recommended approval of a four-story apartment building that planners say could help ease congestion at a busy intersection.
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June 05, 2012

Regal Beloit to expand in Caledonia

The state will provide up to $695,000 in tax credits to support Regal Beloit Corp.s planned $6 million expansion of the Unico facility in Caledonia.
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June 05, 2012

Thrivent looks at expanding membership outside Lutheran faith

Fraternal benefits society Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has talked for years about offering its financial services to people beyond its Lutheran customer base and is now taking the first steps toward expanding its reach.
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June 05, 2012

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight - Racine Mayor John Dickert

Since taking the citys helm, Racine Mayor John Dickert has been a proponent of the growth and attraction of water-related businesses to the region. He discusses waters role in Racine economic development and answers other questions from The Business …
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June 05, 2012

Menomonee Falls to buy 33 acres in Woodland Prime

The village of Menomonee Falls could pay $812,790 Tuesday to buy more than 33 acres in the Woodland Prime office park where, last year, village officials negotiated for Kohls Corp. to build a headquarters.
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June 05, 2012

Bon-Ton, MSOE take early lead in Social Madness competition

The Social Madness competition is underway in Wisconsin and Bon-Ton Stores has sprinted out to an early lead. With several thousands votes already cast, the Milwaukee retailer is leading in the large company category (500+ employees) of the Social …
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June 05, 2012

$52M sale of Hilldale mall finalized

The upscale Hilldale shopping center on Madison's west side has a new owner, Boston-area firm WS Development, after a judge cleared the company's $52 million bid for the property in a sheriff's auction.
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June 03, 2012

MSP Real Estate proposes 98-bed senior housing project in Elm Grove

MSP Real Estate Inc. plans to demolish a former Traffic and Parking Control Inc. building in Elm Grove to make way for a 98-bed assisted living and memory care services facility.And at a nearby New Berlin site, a manufacturer is planning an …
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June 01, 2012

ManpowerGroup responds to latest jobs reports

ManpowerGroup management is advising employers and job seekers to change their mindsets about the hiring process after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the overall jobless rate ticked up to 8.2 percent in May and that the …
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