First Business

June 29, 2013

Wisconsin's 50 largest public companies - Top of the List

The 50 largest Wisconsin-based companies are in the spotlight this week ranked by total revenue reported for their latest fiscal year.For this list, it is all about the numbers and numbers is what you'll see. You'll also be able to make comparisons …
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June 29, 2013

Time Warner Cable, Channel 4 owner agree to extension

Time Warner Cable and the owner of WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) in Milwaukee said Friday night they agreed to an extension of the contract under which the cable company carries the station, ensuring the station will continue to run on Time Warner Cable until …
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June 28, 2013

BMO Harris Bradley Center to buy downtown lot from MATC

The BMO Harris Bradley Center will buy a half-acre property north of the arena from the Milwaukee Area Technical College that will be used for parking and staging for some shows.The property is southwest of North Fourth Street and West Juneau …
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June 28, 2013

Inside a Summerfest ladies' room: Local firm updates Big Gig's bathrooms - Slideshow

Summerfest is going for the spa look in some of its bathrooms this year rather than the grand wash fountains of the old days.Several of the washrooms at the Big Gig have been updated with the Verge Lavatory System by Bradley Corp., a 92-year old …
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June 28, 2013

Kellner's mettle faces major test in a new arena

Ted Kellner ;;; along with his wife Mary ;;; are among the most active philanthropists in metro Milwaukee and he brings an affable personality, earnestness and passion to their efforts raising funds for educational and health care initiatives.But …
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June 28, 2013

Milwaukee Brewers place 2nd in division ... in DL spending: NYTimes.com

The Milwaukee Brewers may be in last place in the National League Central, but that standing isn't coming cheap.Though the Brewers started the season with baseball's 18th-ranked payroll, according to CBS Sports, they currently rank seventh in …
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June 28, 2013

Milwaukee ranks as smartest large U.S. metro

Milwaukee is the smartest large metropolitan area in America, according to a new study by a national brain training firm.The study was published for the second year by Lumosity, an online tool created by neuroscientists to improve cognitive …
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June 28, 2013

Not Abbey Road, but close: Cathedral Square crosswalks painted with piano keys

People crossing North Jefferson Street near Cathedral Square Park will find their toes tickling the ivories after crews this afternoon painted piano keys on the crosswalks.To go along with the theme of the Jazz in the Park events, the city is using …
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June 28, 2013

Republicans (again) trash public funding for new Milwaukee arena

If it wasn;;;t already clear that Republican legislators in Madison are dead-set against public funding for an arena to replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center, their visit with The Business Journal editorial board pounded home the message.;;;I;;;m …
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June 28, 2013

Rishi Tea considers new HQ in Menomonee Valley

Rishi Tea is looking to expand its headquarters, either at its existing location on the south side of Milwaukee or somewhere new.The company has submitted a proposal to buy a city-owned 3.8-acre site along South 33rd Court in Milwaukee;;;s Menomonee …
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June 28, 2013

Sprecher's Restaurant to replace Bravo! Cucina Italiana at Bayshore

Bravo! Cucina Italiana will close for good at the end of business Thursday at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale, general manager David Moss said.The restaurant will be replaced by Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub, expected to open in fall. Bayshore …
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June 28, 2013

Two Wisconsin designers to compete on 'Project Runway'

Milwaukee fiber and fashion artist Timothy Westbrook and Miranda Kay Levy, an Army veteran whose clothing designs are influenced by her military service, will compete on season 12 of "Project Runway."The Lifetime Television reality program is hosted …
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