First Business

June 25, 2012

Realtors, developers back Sydney Hih demolition

Developers are supporting the demolition of the Sydney Hih complex in Milwaukees Park East corridor prior to a hearing on Tuesday where city officials will consider a temporary historic designation.The Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin on …
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June 25, 2012

Medical College chooses Green Bay, central Wisconsin to expand

The Medical College of Wisconsin has chosen Green Bay and central Wisconsin as the two locations where it will open community-based satellite campuses as early as summer of 2015.The goal is to train more physicians in rural Wisconsin to meet the …
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June 25, 2012

FIS sells health care benefits unit for $335 million

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. said it signed an agreement to sell its health care benefit solutions business to New York City-based Lightyear Capital for $335 million in cash.The health care benefit solutions unit is based in Waltham, …
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June 25, 2012

Milwaukee Staybridge, Best Western sold on same day

The Staybridge Suites building and Best Western Inn Towne Hotel in Milwaukee, both of which were entangled in lawsuits, sold on Wednesday in separate deals for $12.4 million and $3.5 million, respectively. Read about it in reporter Sean Ryan's …
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June 25, 2012

Hillcrest Golf & Country Club hoping to receive other bids

Shareholders of Hillcrest Golf & Country Club in Altoona, near Eau Claire, have agreed to wait three weeks to allow for competing bids before selling the country club to Charter Bank, which is offering $2 million for the 161-acre, 18-hole course …
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June 25, 2012

Last day to vote in close Social Madness matches

Today is the last day to vote in the second round of The Business Journals Social Madness and there are some very close battles for the right to move on in the popular competition.As of Sunday, in the small employers division (less than 100 …
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June 22, 2012

BMO Harris to close eight Milwaukee-area branches

After completing a review on how to combine the M&I Bank branch network with the Harris Bank branch network, BMO Harris Bank said it will close 24 branches including eight Harris Bank branches in metro Milwaukee in early October.One of the branches …
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June 22, 2012

SC Johnson to install turbines at Waxdale plant

S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. in Racine announced Thursday that it will build two wind turbines at its Mt. Pleasant Waxdale manufacturing plant; its largest globally.The 415-foot high turbines will produce eight million KWH of electricity per year and are …
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June 22, 2012

Sara Lee closing Milwaukee store with outlet exit

Sara Lee Corp. is closing its 11 retail outlet stores, including a location on Milwaukee's south side, by late November, according to the Chicago Tribune.The Downers Grove, Ill.-based food company said a total of 75 employees would be affected by …
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June 22, 2012

Slideshow: This week in photos — June 22

Each week, we run a lot of great photos in The Business Journal to go along with our many breaking news and feature stories. We always have additional photos ones that help tell and illustrate the stories that we are writing about but there is not …
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June 22, 2012

Lake Michigan views raised as concern for 833 East, transit center

Downtown Ald. Robert Bauman has raised the concern that Irgens proposed 18-story office building next to the U.S. Bank Center will be fighting for sight lines to the Lake Michigan with whichever building replaces the Downtown Transit Center.Bauman …
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June 22, 2012

Huie latest M&I alum leaving BMO Asset Management

Another top executive from the former M&I Investment Management Corp. Tommy Huie has lost his job under new owner BMO Financial.As I report in Fridays Business Journal print edition, Chicago-based BMO Asset Management has eliminated several …
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