First Business

July 27, 2013

Generac to acquire Italian mobile light tower company

Generac Holdings Inc. announced Thursday it is acquiring an Italian company that develops and supplies mobile light towers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.Generac (NYSE: GNRC), the Genesee-based generator and engine-powered products …
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July 27, 2013

Johnson Bank forecloses on former Badger Lighting & Signs property

Johnson Bank has foreclosed on the $1.85 million property where the now-defunct Badger Lighting & Signs Inc. formerly operated in the town of Brookfield, according to state records.Badger Lighting & Signs filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection …
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July 27, 2013

Republic Airways has potential buyer for Frontier, CEO says

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. has found a potential buyer for Frontier Airlines, the successor to Midwest Airlines, its CEO said Friday.According to Reuters, CEO Bryan Bedford said during a conference call that Republic has reached a nonbinding …
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July 27, 2013

Rodgers: Future of Braun partnership 'yet to be determined'

The future of Aaron Rodgers' business partnership with Ryan Braun at the Brookield restaurant 8-twelve MVP Bar & Grill is "yet to be determined," the Packers quarterback said Friday.Speaking with reporters for the first time about the Brewers' left …
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July 27, 2013

Sprecher finds new ways to use beer and root beer at State Fair

If you had trouble getting your hands on Sprecher sorbet last year at the Wisconsin State Fair (seems like they were sold out every time I tried to get some), you get another chance this year when the fair starts Thursday.Sprecher Brewing Co. is …
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July 27, 2013

University of Wisconsin System receives $95,000 SBA award grant

The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System has received a $95,000 award from the Small Business Administration's Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program.There were 20 awards of $95,000 each granted to programs for …
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July 27, 2013

Wangard Partners plans $13M industrial project in West Allis

Wangard Partners Inc. is planning a roughly $13 million industrial project on the former Yellow Freight site in West Allis and has one manufacturer lined up to lease a portion of it.The Milwaukee-based developer is seeking to buy the 9-acre property …
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July 27, 2013

Wisconsin receives additional $11 million to Race to the Top

Wisconsin was selected to receive an additional $11 million in Race to the Top Early Learning education grants from the federal government.This, on the heels of Wisconsin's $22.7 million award in 2012.The state will use the award to continue to …
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July 27, 2013

West Nile virus discovered in Langlade Co. - MyFox Wausau

Park Rapids EnterpriseWest Nile virus discovered in Langlade Co.MyFox WausauANTIGO (WAOW) ;" A fifth county in central and northern Wisconsin has found a dead bird infected with the mosquito-transmitted West Nile virus. A crow found July 15 in …
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July 26, 2013

Greendale seeks redevelopment plans for downtown police station, parking lot

Greendale is seeking a company to buy and redevelop its long-vacant former police and fire station in the village;;;s historic downtown area.Greendale;;;s downtown is southeast of the busy area around Southridge Mall, but village officials in early …
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July 26, 2013

Innovation Campus hotel approved without county wage requirement

A 128-room hotel at the Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa gained county approval Thursday without wage and sick pay requirements that the developer said would kill the project.Some County Board members who voted against the mandates for the hotel said …
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July 26, 2013

Mercury Marine sales up 7%, driving Brunswick revenue growth

Brunswick Corp. saw net sales rise 4 percent for the second quarter of 2013, with even greater growth at its Fond du Lac-based Mercury Marine subsidiary contributing to the increase, the company said Thursday.The Lake Forest, Ill.-based marine parts …
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