June 15, 2012

Milwaukee considers using $880,000 in TIF money for road work

Milwaukee this year may implement the proposal to use tax incremental financing to pay for deferred road projects by dedicating $880,000 for paving work downtown and around North Avenue.A proposal city officials will consider this month would …
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June 15, 2012

WEDC: Agreement encourages Chinese investment here

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) said it entered into a memorandum of understanding with PiYi Investment Management Co. Ltd. of China that may lead to PiYi investing in commercialized technology developed by Wisconsin companies.WEDC …
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June 15, 2012

Ex-M&I president Ellis still under 'no compete'

One prominent M&I Bank executive who hasnt landed a new job is former president Tom Ellis, whose position was eliminated when BMO Financial bought Marshall & Ilsley Corp.Since the sale of Marshall & Ilsley Corp. nearly one year ago, former M&I Bank …
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June 15, 2012

Top of the list - Credit unions

This week take a look at the Top 25 list to check out the range of credit unions based in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Walworth, Ozaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties.The list is ranked by the total assets of each credit union as of March 2012. …
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June 15, 2012

La Crosse to offer Kwik Trip project incentives

The La Crosse City Council has agreed to offer tax repayments to Kwik Trip and try to secure land for the company for two expansion projects, a $31.9 million dairy facility and a 30,000-square-foot freezer for bakery products.
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June 15, 2012

Blackhawk Technical College boosts night classes

An increase in night classes at Blackhawk Technical College near Janesville will allow workers to complete associate degrees earned entirely in the evening in programs such as accounting, business management, early childhood education and human …
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June 15, 2012

Wisconsin Rapids considers options for airport

Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Zach Vruwink is encouraging regional leaders to come up with a strategic plan for local airport Alexander Field as it faces increasing deficits.
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June 15, 2012

Fox Cities businesses focus on wellness

Large and small businesses in the Fox Valley are joining a nationwide trend of encouraging healthy lifestyles among employees.
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June 15, 2012

BMO Harris hosted CNN's Gergen in marketing push

Three weeks before the June 5 Wisconsin recall election, BMO Harris Bank hosted a thanks clients event featuring CNN senior political analyst David Gergen. BMO Harris is fighting to maintain and grow its Wisconsin market share as the one-year …
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June 15, 2012

Wisconsin May unemployment at 6.8 percent

Wisconsins unemployment rate in May reached 6.8 percent, a 0.1 percent increase from April, as the state gained 2,600 jobs, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The largest job increases came in …
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June 15, 2012

Union leaders worried about right-to-work despite Gov. Walker denial

Organized labor leaders are preparing to educate private-sector union members about right-to-work legislation in the aftermath of Gov. Scott Walkers convincing victory in a recall election over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.After Walker essentially …
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June 14, 2012

BMO Harris hosted Gergen in marketing push

Three weeks before the June 5 Wisconsin recall election, BMO Harris Bank hosted a thanks clients event featuring CNN senior political analyst David Gergen.For the Chicago-based bank that runs M&I Bank in Wisconsin and elsewhere, it was a way to …
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