First Business

July 25, 2012

Sheboygan casino project stalls

Plans for a possible off-reservation Indian casino in Sheboygan took a step back after the developer could not reach a development deal with the Sokaogon Chippewa Community of Mole Lake, a northern Wisconsin tribe.Read More at: Sheboygan Press
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July 25, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Ray Schmidt

Ray Schmidt has worked on housing issues in Milwaukee as executive director of Select Milwaukee since 1991.The organization, which provides financial counseling to people looking to buy homes, last week joined five other housing nonprofits in …
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July 24, 2012

Slideshow: Record crowd packs Packers annual meeting

The Green Bay Packers likely hold the only annual meeting in the country where the shareholders tailgate beforehand.That is what happened Tuesday morning at Lambeau Field as more than 12,500 shareholders packed the team's annual meeting. It was the …
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July 24, 2012

Lighthouse Academy to open next month

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett joined tennis star Andre Agassi, Bobby Turner and other executives of the Canyon-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund (CACSFF) Tuesday in the opening of the North Point Lighthouse Charter School, a new school in …
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July 24, 2012

Milwaukee aldermen send Marcoux reappointment back to committee

The Milwaukee Common Council voted 9-6 to send city development commissioner Rocky Marcouxs proposed reappointment back to the citys zoning committee.Marcoux has served as development commissioner under Mayor Tom Barrett since 2004. His …
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July 24, 2012

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight - West Allis Mayor Dan Devine

The city of West Allis has announced plans for several large commercial developments this year, including an agreement with a developer to build a $13 million hotel and banquet facility on the southwest corner of 82nd Street and West Greenfield …
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July 23, 2012

Second BelAir Cantina could be coming to Wauwatosa

A second BelAir Cantina could be coming to Wauwatosa.The popular Mexican restaurant and bar has requested $150,000 in community block development grant funding from the Wauwatosa Economic Development Commission to help it acquire the former Aqua …
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July 23, 2012

Wisconsin AT&T workers among those reaching 3-year deal

AT&T Inc. has reached tentative three-year contracts with a union that represents more than 13,000 workers in Wisconsin and four other states and 5,700 workers at a unit focused on corporate accounts.AT&Ts Midwest region includes CWA-represented …
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July 23, 2012

Caterpillar to sell former Bucyrus unit in Canada

Caterpillar Global Mining LLC, the Oak Creek-based mining equipment division of Caterpillar Inc., has reached a deal to sell a former Bucyrus equipment distribution and support business in eastern Canada to Hewitt Equipment Ltd. of Quebec.The former …
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July 23, 2012

Alderman tries to save Milwaukee-Waukesha water negotiations

Milwaukee Ald. Jim Bohl is trying to break an impasse over negotiating a water sale by the city of Milwaukee with the city of Waukesha.Waukesha is looking to buy Lake Michigan water from Oak Creek, Racine or Milwaukee. As part of its proposal, …
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July 23, 2012

County committee supports Abele's request to negotiate transit center deal

A Milwaukee County Board committee voted to let County Executive Chris Abele begin negotiating with Rick Barrett to sell the Downtown Transit Center for the planned 44-story Couture project.The endorsement on Monday comes after members of the board …
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July 23, 2012

EAA AirVenture grounds fill up with early, mass arrivals

Flyers and flight enthusiasts have begun streaming into Oshkosh for this week's Experimental Aircraft Associations AirVenture Convention, which is touted as the world's greatest aviation celebration.
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