First Business

June 27, 2013

Business news and notes from Summerfest's opening day

The Summerfest sweatshirt blankets seemed appropriate at the official Summerfest merchandise store, given the clouds and chill in the air early Wednesday afternoon.A new vendor, The Specialized Marketing Group Inc. of Skokie, Ill., is running the …
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June 27, 2013

Cleanup grants support Innovation Campus, other local developments

The state of Wisconsin on Wednesday announced environmental cleanup grants to help Milwaukee-area projects including Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa and the redevelopment of the former Yellow Freight truck terminal in West Allis.Each grant is to …
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June 27, 2013

CR Industries plans Cudahy building addition

CR Industries Inc. has received approval from the Cudahy Community Development Authority for $35,900 in tax incremental financing for a planned 10,800-square-foot expansion, city officials said.CR Industries, a metal fabrication, laser cutting and …
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June 27, 2013

Froedtert, Medical College join Health Payment Systems network

Health Payment Systems Inc., a Milwaukee company that streamlines claims administration and simplifies payments for health-care providers and patients, said it added Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin to its network.Patients of …
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June 27, 2013

Fundraiser offers food, fireworks under the stars

If you;;;re looking for a unique way to watch the July 3 fireworks, you might find it in a rooftop dinner that will raise money for a local nonprofit.Kasana Cafe is organizing the event with Core/El Centro, a nonprofit that offers holistic health …
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June 27, 2013

Housing consultant moving to Potawatomi's Concordia campus

Select Milwaukee, which counsels people trying to buy homes, is moving into a larger office at the Potawatomi;;;s 11-acre Concordia Campus in Milwaukee.The organization is moving into 8,000 square feet in an office building on the campus at 3215 W. …
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June 27, 2013

Mandel's LightHorse apartments filling need in Shorewood (Video)

Shorewood;;;s long-term plan drafted in 2006 found plenty of rental housing, but not many modern apartments that fit the demands of today;;;s young professionals and empty-nesters, said planning and zoning administrator Ericka Lang.Since then, …
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June 27, 2013

Marquette names journalists for inaugural O'Brien fellowship

Marquette University's J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication has announced its inaugural class of three journalists who will take part in The Perry and Alicia O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism during the 2013-14 …
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June 27, 2013

Milwaukee public radio WUWM-FM outsources underwriting

Milwaukee public radio station WUWM-FM (89.7) is outsourcing its corporate underwriting function, which is similar to advertising on commercial radio stations.WUWM, which carries National Public Radio as well as local programming, has hired Market …
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June 27, 2013

Wausau Paper closes on sale of mills

Wausau Paper Corp. has closed on the sale of its paper mills in Mosinee and Rhinelander to an affiliate KPS Capital Partners LP, the company said Wednesday.The mills were acquired by the newly formed company Expera Specialty Solutions LLC, which …
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June 26, 2013

Carson's to open at Moderne on Friday

Carson;;;s Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue will open Friday at The Moderne, 1141 N. Old World Third St. in downtown Milwaukee, developer Rick Barrett said.The restaurant will only be open for dinner the first week and then will open for lunch and …
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June 26, 2013

Fugenschuh leaves Donors Forum to lead Milwaukee County Historical Society

Deborah Fugenschuh, the longtime president of the Donors Forum of Wisconsin, has assumed the top management position of the Milwaukee County Historical Society.Fugenschuh took over as executive director of the society Monday, succeeding Scott Stroh, …
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