June 30, 2013

Inside Carson's Prime Steaks: Slideshow

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue opened Friday at The Moderne in downtown Milwaukee. Check out the attached slideshow put together by Business Journal photographer Scott Paulus to get a look inside the new restaurant.Owner Dean Carson …
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June 30, 2013

Judge orders $2,000 daily penalty on downtown parking ramp owner

The owner of a cracking parking structure in downtown Milwaukee must pay a $2,000-per-day penalty starting July 1 until it secures a demolition permit for the building.Also this week, we have news of an Illinois real estate company that accepted an …
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June 30, 2013

Shandy Time and sailing Racine: This week in photos

Have a Summer Shandy, MillerCoors will make more; at least that's the plan for the Milwaukee brewery that makes craft-style beers. And take to the waves of Lake Michigan - or at least the calm waters of Racine's Reefpoint Marina - with …
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June 30, 2013

Vos: WEDC missteps hurt Republicans, but agency performing well

Some of the missteps and negative audits of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. ;;; an initiative of Gov. Scott Walker ;;; hurt Republicans politically, but the agency ultimately will fulfill its promise of generating job growth, said …
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June 29, 2013

Business Journal names Fastest Growing Firms

Baptista's Bakery Inc., Stella & Chewys LLC and HUSCO International Inc. are among the winners of The Business Journal's Fastest Growing Firms awards.In all, The Business Journal is honoring 30 southeastern Wisconsin firms. All of the businesses saw …
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June 29, 2013

Fisher Barton Blades relocates to larger Watertown facility

Fisher Barton Blades Inc. has moved its Watertown mower blade operation into a larger, modern facility nearby, the company said Friday.The new facility, located adjacent to the Watertown airport at 300 Air Park Drive, has double the manufacturing …
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June 29, 2013

Mayors urge Walker to veto budget provisions on local fees

With Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker set to sign the 2013-15 state budget Sunday, 30 mayors have written to the governor urging him to veto two little-known budget provisions.The two provisions, in sections 1271 and 1277 of the budget, affect municipal …
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June 29, 2013

New wine bar Black Sheep hires Crazy Water employee as manager

Black Sheep, a wine bar and restaurant planned for Milwaukee;;;s Walker;;;s Point neighborhood, has hired a former Crazy Water employee to manage the business, according to a news release issued Friday.Jessica Valona, previously a bartender at Crazy …
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June 29, 2013

Renaissance Learning acquires e-book company

Renaissance Learning has acquired Subtext, an e-book collaboration company in California, the firm said Friday.The Wisconsin Rapids-based online education company said a version of its Accelerated Reader program with Subtext included will be …
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June 29, 2013

Startup Milwaukee selects group for inaugural mentor program

Typically the word ;;;pitch;;; in the startup world means early-stage companies spouting a two-minute rundown of their company to potential investors.But Wednesday night a group of Milwaukee-area startups pitched their companies to potential mentors …
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June 29, 2013

Time Warner Cable says Channel 4 is dragging viewers into negotiations

Journal Broadcast Group executive Steve Wexler said Friday he still hopes to reach an agreement with Time Warner Cable by June 30 to resolve their public dispute over negotiations on the amount the cable company pays to carry Journal stations …
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June 29, 2013

Wisconsin Republicans: Medicaid plan good for hospitals, low-income residents

The Medicaid plan approved by the Republican-run Wisconsin Legislature is good news for hospitals and a positive development for low-income Wisconsinites, Republican Assembly representatives said.Criticisms or concerns that Gov. Scott Walker;;;s …
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