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July 24, 2013

Rehabbing Braun's commercial image: Public service on drug evils?

I finally reached someone who believes Ryan Braun can rehabilitate his image and thus his stature as a commercial spokesman ;;; by speaking with young athletes about his experience with performance-enhancing drugs.Gary Mueller, executive vice …
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July 24, 2013

Staffing firm finds integrity goes a long way

In the wake of the Ryan Braun debacle, a staffing firm confirms why fans are having such a hard time taking the news that the baseball superstar seems to have lied about using performance enhancing drugs.Express Employment Professionals just …
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July 24, 2013

When it comes to Braun, everyone's got an opinion

It seems everyone;;;s got an opinion on Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun;;;s suspension from Major League Baseball for using performance-enhancing drugs. Many not-so-kind articles are appearing in media reports and there;;;s no doubt his image is …
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July 23, 2013

Adecco exec: ACA mandate delay could spur some hiring

Job candidates with skills in information technology, finance and engineering are being snatched up right now, and the recent delay in a significant business provision in the Affordable Care Act might bring enough certainty for businesses to …
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July 23, 2013

Connecture's Maynard predicts 'bugs' with ACA exchange launch

Dan Maynard, the president of Brookfield-based Connecture is getting a lot of media attention lately because of his insights ;;; and concerns ;;; about the information technology software that play a key role in the launch of Affordable Care Act …
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July 23, 2013

Lakeland College adds to business administration program

Lakeland College in Sheboygan has modified its business administration major, adding finance and insurance health care management and making changes to its resort and management major.Students majoring in business administration will select one or …
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July 23, 2013

Lavelle out as president of School Specialty

School Specialty Inc. announced Monday that Michael Lavelle will resign as president and chief executive officer in early August and that James Henderson, currently chairman of the board, will serve as interim CEO.A search for a permanent …
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July 23, 2013

MLB suspends Ryan Braun in drug investigation

Ryan Braun;;;s appearance striking out as a pinch hitter at Miller Park July 21 against the Miami Marlins is the last time Brewers fans will see the slugger until the 2014 season as Major League Baseball suspended Braun for violating baseball;;;s …
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July 23, 2013

Outpost to break ground on Mequon store Tuesday

Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative will break ground Tuesday on its fourth store in Mequon, the company said Monday in a news release.The $6.3 million project at 7590 W. Mequon Road is expected to be completed in late spring 2014. It will create …
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July 23, 2013

Owens & Minor closing Waunakee facility, cutting 70 jobs

Owens & Minor Distribution Inc. will close its facility in the Dane County village of Waunakee, resulting in 70 lost jobs, according to a company letter to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.Owens & Minor said it will consolidate …
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July 23, 2013

Three Bridges Park opens in Menomonee Valley

Three Bridges Park in Milwaukee;;;s Menomonee Valley formally opened on Saturday, adding another layer to the environmental features that are part of the valley;;;s overall redevelopment.See the slideshow of photos from the park.The 24-acre park is …
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July 23, 2013

Umami Moto hires new executive chef

Umami Moto has hired a new executive chef with plenty of experience in the local restaurant scene.Chuck Nollner has cooked at Sala da Pranzo, Cafe Lulu, Eagan;;;s on Water, Juniper61, Mason Street Grill and, most recently, C. 1880, according to a …
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