July 23, 2013

Wisconsin Energy's Leverett gets raise to $750,000 salary

Wisconsin Energy Corp.;;;s newly named president Allen Leverett has received a pay increase to $750,000 in his annual base salary from the 2012 level of $652,856.The Milwaukee-based public utility company said the raise was granted by Wisconsin …
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July 23, 2013

West Nile cases down this year so far - Temple Daily Telegram

Vaccine News DailyWest Nile cases down this year so farTemple Daily TelegramTexas confirmed its first case of West Nile virus for the year in late May. Since then, the number of reported cases has been down compared to 2012. Two human cases of West …
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July 22, 2013

MIAD's former Eisner Museum sold for $2M to developer Robert Joseph

Developer Robert Joseph paid the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design Inc. $2 million for the former Eisner Museum in the 3rd Ward and plans to renovate it for 30 apartments and new office space by early 2014.Also this week, Woodman;;;s Food Market …
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July 22, 2013

See The Rock formation in Franklin: Slideshow

The developers of The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin have taken pains to make it unique, an effort that included shipping in a massive umbrella made in Austria for its bar. Check out photos of the construction of The Rock in the attached slideshow …
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July 21, 2013

ManpowerGroup CEO Joerres among top execs on social media

At 10:21 a.m. on Friday, ManpowerGroup chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres gave his staff kudos for their efforts in the fiscal second quarter:;;;Hats off to our team for all their hard work in the second quarter. Proud of our organization and our people …
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July 20, 2013

250 Plaza office in downtown Milwaukee sold for $7.5M

The 20-story 250 Plaza office building in downtown Milwaukee sold for $7.5 million to an investment fund organized by Dallas-based Lone Star Funds, The Business Journal has learned.The roughly 200,000-square-foot office has 113,847 square feet of …
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July 20, 2013

Ex-Burlington bank exec sentenced to prison in fraud case

A former executive with Fox River State Bank in Burlington and Consumer;;;s Credit Union in Round Lake Beach, Ill., was sentenced to 35 months in federal prison for his role in a bank fraud and money-laundering scheme.James Scalzo, 46, of Kenosha, …
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July 20, 2013

Iron Horse now offers guests a free ride â;€;”; in a car

As the Iron Horse Hotel packs guests into its "Yard" for Thursday night "Bike Nights," it's also extending an opportunity to guests who ride by car.The award-winning boutique hotel has announced an exclusive partnership with Heiser Automotive of …
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July 20, 2013

Kenosha panel backs Meijer with builder support, resident opposition

A planned Meijer store in Kenosha gained a unanimous approval after union construction workers advocated for the project and about three neighbors opposed it during a hearing.The Meijer is proposed for a 23-acre site southeast of the corner of Green …
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July 20, 2013

ManpowerGroup 2Q profits up 66%, revenue down 3%

ManpowerGroup said Friday it turned a larger second-quarter profit than last year, but revenue was down 3 percent and the company continued its restructuring actions.Milwaukee-based ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), a global staffing and employment …
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July 20, 2013

Microsoft Store opening at Mayfair July 26

Microsoft Corp. will open a specialty store at Mayfair Mall on July 26, the company said Thursday.The Wauwatosa store, one of two announced Thursday, will offer Microsoft products including Windows 8, Microsoft Surface RT and Pro, Windows Phone, …
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July 20, 2013

Opus, Mercy $60M Park East project positioned for final vote July 25

A Milwaukee County committee Thursday gave the first approval to a plan to sell a Park East block for $2.5 million to a team of developers planning to build 190 apartments, retail and offices.That endorsement means the development can get a final …
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