June 19, 2013

Newly named Millioke restaurant at Marriott hires exec chef

The restaurant at the soon-to-open Milwaukee Marriott Downtown hotel is taking a cue from Alice Cooper in its newly announced name.Millioke ;;; Meat, Cheese and Beer is the new name for the restaurant originally announced in September as Milwaukee …
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June 19, 2013

State report finds Wisconsin economy lagging

The author of a report showing the Wisconsin economy lagging behind in technology, education and innovation said Tuesday that the state is at an "economic crossroads."The Wisconsin Economic Future Study, commissioned for $285,000 by the Wisconsin …
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June 19, 2013

Tribune Co. profits down from last year

In the midst of trying to sell its newspaper assets, Tribune Co. revealed that its net income dropped about 6 percent last year, from about $448 million to over $422 million, according to a report by the company;;;s flagship newspaper, the Chicago …
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June 19, 2013

With brackets set, second round of Social Madness now live

The second round of our Social Madness competition is now underway, as 24 Wisconsin companies have moved on to the bracket phase of our competition.Congratulations to the following companies, which were the top eight vote getters in their respective …
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June 18, 2013

Kolb & Co. to become part of Sikich accounting firm

Accounting firm Kolb & Co. will become part of Sikich LLP as of Aug. 1, according to a news release issued Monday.Sikich, based in Naperville, Ill., has 450 employees across the country, but this will be its first Wisconsin office and its …
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June 18, 2013

Milwaukee IndyFest called successful; future uncertain

Milwaukee IndyFest showed improvement in attendance this year but sponsorships remain below expectations, said the event;;;s organizer.The future of the IndyCar race at the Milwaukee Mile, infield festival and downtown Milwaukee pre-race street …
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June 18, 2013

Milwaukee Succeeds' inaugural report finds education challenges

Milwaukee Succeeds has released its inaugural Milestone Report with findings that indicate improvements in education are still needed across the city, particularly in the area of college readiness.Milwaukee Succeeds is a nonprofit organization that …
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June 18, 2013

Rawson Avenue bridge move completed without hang-ups (Video)

The Friday all-nighter to move the West Rawson Avenue overpass bridges into place over Interstate 94 went according to plan. Check out the attached video to see a portion of the much-anticipated project.It was better than expected, actually, since a …
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June 18, 2013

Rocketship parents name first Milwaukee school

Rocketship Education will name its first Milwaukee school Rocketship Southside Community Prep.The name was chosen on Friday in a parent community meeting hosted at the school at 2933 W. Cleveland Ave., Milwaukee.Rocketship Education is a charter …
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June 18, 2013

Sprecher Brewing wins at International Commercial Beer Competition

Sprecher Brewing Co. took nine awards at the 2013 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer competition.The awards included one gold, three silver and three bronze medals along with two honorable mentions.Glendale-based Sprecher won the gold for …
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June 18, 2013

Summerfest gets its 'Smile On' for this year's commercials

Summerfest;;;s advertising campaign has shifted from reminiscing ;;; as it did for the fest's 45th anniversary in 2012 ;;; to celebrating the ongoing ;;;coveted experiences;;; at the 11-day music festival along Milwaukee;;;s lakefront.The slogan for …
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June 18, 2013

Torrid, Carter's, others added to Mayfair Collection lineup

It seems The Mayfair Collection has landed several more tenants to the project under construction along Highway 45 in Wauwatosa.Contractors are planning space at the development for Maurices, Carter;;;s, Men;;;s Wearhouse and Torrid, said Robert …
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