July 25, 2013

Johnson Controls' Roell to retire; Molinaroli elected CEO

Johnson Controls Inc. chairman and CEO Stephen Roell will retire by the end of the year and will be succeeded by current vice chairman Alex Molinaroli, the company announced Wednesday.Molinaroli will become president and CEO effective Oct. 1 and …
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July 25, 2013

Murphy: South end zone will raise revenue by 8%

The south end zone seating opened last week at Lambeau Field will raise the Green Bay Packers' revenue by 8 percent, team president and chief executive officer Mark Murphy said at the Packers' annual shareholders meeting Wednesday.The $146 million …
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July 25, 2013

Rodgers should nix business 'bromance' with Braun: PR execs say

One year ago, the restaurant-business relationship between Ryan Braun and Aaron Rodgers seemed like a home run, but public relations and marketing experts now suggest Rodgers cut ties with his now-infamous baseball friend.Braun and Rodgers took …
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July 25, 2013

Some Milwaukee hotels still available for Harley anniversary

If you waited until the last minute to book a hotel during the Harley-Davidson anniversary celebration (and yes, now is last-minute), you might not be completely out of luck.Several hotels have rooms opening up now because of cancellations, …
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July 25, 2013

Wrigley Field redevelopment takes another step toward reality

A $500 million redevelopment plan in and around Wrigley Field is another step closer after the Chicago Plan Commission approved the Chicago Cubs;;; framework.According to a report by DNAinfo, Alderman Tom Tunney, who represents the Wrigleyville area …
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July 24, 2013

'Business as usual' in Milwaukee after Detroit bankruptcy

Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee-area businesses said they are continuing work as normal after the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy last Thursday.The American auto capital, which has seen its population decline from 1.8 million in 1950 to 700,000 …
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July 24, 2013

Associated Banc-Corp authorizes $120M stock repurchase

Associated Banc-Corp said Tuesday that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of another $120 million worth of common stock.The authorization adds to the $35 million remaining from a previous stock repurchase authorization. Repurchases …
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July 24, 2013

Braun suspension only a short-term pain for Brewers

Heading into this season, the face of the Milwaukee Brewers franchise was Ryan Braun, who was featured in team TV commercials, media materials and even printed schedules.It;;;s safe to say that era has ended with news of Braun;;;s drug-related …
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July 24, 2013

Braun's image shot; loses final promotion deals

Ryan Braun;;;s commercial star already had faded to the tune of $3 million before Monday;;;s news of his suspension but now it;;;s entirely dimmed.One of Braun;;;s last commercial-spokesman deals disappeared Tuesday when Kwik Trip stopped all …
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July 24, 2013

Brewers' media outlets say they're unfazed by Braun news

Executives with the Milwaukee Brewers broadcast partners on radio and television say they;;;re not thrilled with Ryan Braun;;;s suspension but don;;;t believe the news will hurt audience ratings and advertising sales.Brewers radio broadcasts …
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July 24, 2013

Kohl's $1.7M gift to support fight against breast cancer

Kohl's Department Stores has announced the continuation of its partnerships with both the American Cancer Society and the Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen with a $1.7 million donation.The money comes from the Menomonee Falls-based …
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July 24, 2013

Milwaukee-area foreclosure rate 1.73% in May

The foreclosure rate in the Milwaukee area fell to 1.73 percent in May from 2.45 percent in the same month of 2012, according to CoreLogic.The May report is another demonstration of the continuing trend of increasing home sales and prices and …
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