July 05, 2012

MY 24 and CW 18 stations close purchase of Milwaukee building

The MY 24 and CW 18 television stations on Monday closed the $1.15 million purchase of a building on Milwaukees northwest side for their planned move.The building at 11520 W. Calumet Road will house the two stations operations. They are moving out …
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July 04, 2012

GMR, Bon-Ton among firms facing off in Milwaukee finals of Social Madness

The number of Wisconsin companies still vying for local championships and spots in the national Social Madness competition has been reduced to six.The survivors advanced through the brackets in a single-elimination tournament in which companies …
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July 03, 2012

Katy Harris sporting George Webb hat at U.S. Women's Open

One golfer is eschewing the trend of wearing "Titleist" or other national brands on her hat in favor of a local icon at the U.S. Women's Open tournament this weekend in Kohler.Katy Harris, an Indiana native working on a comeback this year, is …
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July 03, 2012

Milwaukee-area manufacturing was positive in May

Manufacturing in metro Milwaukee remained on a generally positive path in May, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.Employment in manufacturing rose at a 3.9 percent rate, which was better than …
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July 03, 2012

Sparkles the Spaniel rehabs locals' water habits

Sparkles the Water Spaniel the new dog puppet on public-service television commercials in Milwaukee is the creation of Brian Michalak, an art director at Milwaukee ad agency Eichenbaum & Associates.Sparkles is wise-cracking in his vigilance about …
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July 03, 2012

IDM hotel group moves to Madison

Inn Development & Management Group LLC, a firm that owns and manages boutique hotels around the Midwest, has moved its headquarters from Fort Atkinson to Madison, the company said Tuesday in a news release.IDM's portfolio includes The Delafield …
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July 03, 2012

NewPage turns away $1.4B buyout proposal

NewPage Corp., a paper manufacturer with mills in Wisconsin, has turned down a $1.4 billion merger proposal.On Tuesday, the Miami Township, Ohio-based papermaker announced it recently rejected an unsolicited proposal to combine NewPage and …
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July 03, 2012

Half of Wisconsin bank CEOs expect growth

Half of the bank CEOs who responded to the latest Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) Bank Economic Conditions Survey indicated they expect the states economy to grow over the next six months.One in five of the bankers who responded said they expect …
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July 03, 2012

CliftonLarsonAllen buys part of AgStar

CliftonLarsonAllen said Monday it has bought the tax and accounting business of AgStar Financial Services.Terms of the deal, which took effect Sunday, were not announced.Minneapolis-based CliftonLarsonAllen said in a news release that 17 AgStar …
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July 03, 2012

ZBB Energy names chief operating officer

ZBB Energy Corp., a developer of advanced energy storage and power electronics systems for the renewable energy industry, said Tuesday that it has named Charles Stankiewicz, executive vice president of operations, to the newly created position of …
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July 03, 2012

Van Hollen voted president-elect for AG association

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Tuesday that he was elected president-elect of the National Association of Attorneys General during its annual summer meeting in June.Van Hollen will assume the post in June 2013.The National …
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July 03, 2012

Southwest to assume AirTran's Branson service in 2013

Southwest Airlines Co., which is poised to become the dominant carrier at General Mitchell International Airport later this year, has reached an agreement to take over AirTran Airways' current service at tourist destination Branson, Mo., in …
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