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August 16, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - Tom Irgen

Tom Irgens has been promoted to manager-asset management at Irgens from his previous role as development representative. He will work on increasing the return on assets through financial, business and management strategies.NEW POSITION: …
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August 15, 2012

Potawatomi makes changes to Miracle on Canal Street

Potawatomi Bingo Casino announced a change to its Miracle on Canal Street annual fundraiser as it kicked off the program Wednesday.In previous years, the Milwaukee casino has randomly chosen 20 of the 30 participating charities and announced them on …
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August 15, 2012

Anthem, Aurora Health Care offer health plan

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Aurora Health Care said Wednesday they will launch Blue Priority, a pilot project designed to reduce employer costs for health care coverage if patients use Aurora's facilities. Blue Priority is a new network …
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August 15, 2012

Alumni donate $1M to Marquette dentistry school expansion

A Marquette University alumni couple have donated $1 million toward expansion efforts at Marquettes dentistry school, according to a news release.Dr. Jeff Moos and his wife, Beth, donated the money to the Marquette University School of Dentistry …
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August 15, 2012

InnoWare Paper's Menomonee Falls plant to close, cutting 100 jobs

InnoWare Paper Co. will close its Menomonee Falls plant by next spring, putting 100 people out of work, its parent company told Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development this week.InnoWares production and distribution operations will shift to a …
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August 15, 2012

Manufacturing property values up, residential down

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue reported that new construction fueled a 1 percent increase in equalized manufacturing property values, but residential property values were down for the year ended in January.The Department of Revenue released its …
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August 15, 2012

Manufacturing assistance program had $156M impact in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership helped create 322 jobs and had an economic impact of $156 million for state manufacturers in fiscal 2012, the nonprofit consulting organization said Wednesday.WMEP provides services designed to …
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August 15, 2012

Wells Fargo paying $6.5M to settle charges with SEC

Wells Fargo & Co., one of the largest banks in the Milwaukee area, has agreed to pay more than $6.5 million to settle charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the banks brokerage firm and a former vice president sold investments …
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August 15, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Lisa Farrell

Lisa Farrell will take over as general manager of the 128-room Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown when it opens this fall.
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August 15, 2012

Gorman office in Milwaukee gains preservation commission approval

Gorman & Co. Inc.s planned five-story office in the former Pabst Brewery gained unanimous approval on Tuesday from the city of Milwaukees Historic Preservation Commission.
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August 15, 2012

Wysocki Family of Cos. files lawsuit against town over proposed dairy

Wysocki Family of Cos. has filed a lawsuit against the Wood County town of Saratoga after town leaders passed a moratorium against all new development, a move the company said was intended to hinder its plans for a large dairy operation there.
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August 15, 2012

Thompson wins close primary election, will face Rep. Baldwin in November

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson won a close GOP primary, beating businessman Eric Hovde for the opportunity to face Democrat Tammy Baldwin in November in the race to assume Herb Kohl's U.S. Senate seat.
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