First Business

June 26, 2012

Delta tests automated turnstiles at boarding gates

Delta Air Lines Inc., one of the busiest carriers at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, is testing the latest push towards self-service aviation, pushing out gate attendants in favor of automated turnstiles.The Minneapolis Star …
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June 26, 2012

Committee votes against Sydney Hih historic designation

A Milwaukee Common Council committee Tuesday voted against a temporary historic designation for the Sydney Hih complex in Milwaukees Park East corridor.The 4-1 vote by the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee is the first step toward …
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June 26, 2012

Wangard Park East project gains Milwaukee County endorsement

Wangard Partners Inc.s planned 181 apartments in the Park East corridor gained an endorsement from a Milwaukee County Board committee Tuesday after it was opposed by a local union.The Service Employees International Union Local 1 since December has …
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June 26, 2012

Beth Wnuk hired for Mount Mary College post

Former PNC Bank Wisconsin president Beth Wnuk has been named executive director of the Womens Leadership Institute at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee.Wnuk will oversee all aspects of the institutes operations, strategic planning, communications, …
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June 26, 2012

Bombardier Recreational Products names new outboard division leader

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., which has outboard engine development and operations in Sturtevant in Racine County, has appointed Alain Villemure as vice president and general manager of its outboard engine division. Villemure will be …
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June 26, 2012

UW-Waukesha names associate dean

The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha has named Joe Foy the colleges new associate dean.Foy, who previously served as associate professor of political science at UW-Waukesha before leaving last academic year to teach at UW-Parkside, will start Aug. …
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June 26, 2012

Community spotlight: City of Mequon Mayor Curt Gielow

Mequon Mayor Curt Gielow says he hopes to install an open for business attitude in the city to attract commercial business.Gielow was elected mayor of the Ozaukee community in 2010 after spending four years as a state representative and six years on …
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June 25, 2012

Journal buys two Tulsa radio stations

Journal Broadcast Group said it completed the purchase of two radio stations in Tulsa, Okla., from Renda Broadcasting Corp., giving the Milwaukee-based company five radio stations in Tulsa.Journal Broadcast, a subsidiary of Journal Communications …
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June 25, 2012

Bartolotta eyes HQ move to downtown Milwaukee

The Bartolotta Restaurants plans to move its headquarters from Wauwatosa to downtown Milwaukee, according to a loan request submitted to the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp.Martin Drive Real Estate LLC, a Bartolotta affiliate, has asked for a …
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June 25, 2012

7-Eleven acquires 18 Open Pantry stores

Open Pantry Food Marts of Wisconsin Inc. has completed a sale of 18 of its stores to 7-Eleven Inc., bringing the iconic convenience store chain to Wisconsin, according to a news release issued Monday.The stores are mostly in the Milwaukee area, …
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June 25, 2012

Zucker still hopes to shoot film in Wisconsin some day

David Zucker still hopes to shoot a film in Wisconsin some day, but the idea has taken a back seat to his latest movie project, he said.Zucker told me in December that he has a couple of scripts that could be shot in Wisconsin. At the time, he was …
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June 25, 2012

'Airplane!' star Hays visits Wisconsin to film tourism spot

Robert Hays will be rowing a boat instead of landing a plane in his upcoming commercial for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.Hays, star of the 1980 comedy Airplane!, visited The Pfister Hotel on Monday with the movie's director, David Zucker, on …
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