August 21, 2012

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight - Grafton

The village of Grafton has continued to see commercial growth over the last few years, despite a challenging economy, says James Brunnquell, village president of the Ozaukee County community.Brunnquell points to efforts such as good planning and …
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August 20, 2012

Sprecher Brewing bottling blueberry

Glendale-based Sprecher Brewing Co. will roll out its latest seasonal gourmet soda for Labor Day weekend.Sprecher's blueberry gourmet soda is made with Wisconsin honey and natural blueberry flavor.The soda's label is also homegrown created by …
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August 20, 2012

Make that pepperoni and 'The Hunger Games': Family Video adding pizza

Family Video is trying a new strategy to boost its business as it continues to compete with Redbox, Netflix and other video alternatives: adding Marcos Pizza stores to 350 of its locations, including Kenosha.Marcos Pizza will open at the Kenosha …
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August 20, 2012

Sue Black demands her job or money after firing

Milwaukee County Board members are raising concerns about legal repercussions in the wake of a letter from former parks director Sue Black demanding to get her job back or to receive money.County Executive Chris Abele fired Black last week. She had …
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August 20, 2012

Jim Keegan to serve as interim county parks director

Long-time Milwaukee County parks employee Jim Keegan will serve as interim parks director after Sue Black was fired from the job last week.Keegan has served on the parks department leadership team for eight years in positions including parks chief …
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August 20, 2012

Johnson Controls to supply battery packs for hybrid fleet vehicles

Johnson Controls Inc. said Monday that it has secured an agreement to supply lithium-ion battery packs for use in light-duty commercial vehicles, including the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans.The battery packs will be supplied to Boston-based …
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August 20, 2012

Southwest raises fares; Delta, others follow

Southwest Airlines set off a near-industrywide price increase Friday when it hiked fares for short-route flights traveling less than 500 miles each way by $10 per round trip, the Associated Press reports.The fare increase will affect about a third …
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August 20, 2012

Hartford Healthcare Realty plans nursing facility in Slinger, Hartford center to close

Hartford Healthcare Realty LLC announced plans Monday to build a new skilled nursing facility in Slinger that will replace its health care center located less than seven miles away in Hartford.Construction of The Pavilion at Glacier Valley, a …
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August 20, 2012

First in Print: Buell is back; A cheaper streetcar?; Avalon rehab

First in Print highlights The Business Journal's subscriber-only print stories that are now being made available online for non-subscribers after 30 days. Be among the first to read them by subscribing here.Buell is back: $20 million in foreign …
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August 20, 2012

Bemis closing two Twin Cities factories

Bemis Co. Inc. of Neenah is closing two Twin Cities plants that produce packaging for food under the Curwood brand, putting 158 people out of work.
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August 20, 2012

Historic Stone's Building Center in Wausau to close

The history of building supply store Stone's Building Center stretches back to the first time electricity started to flow in Wausau, but the family business is now closing for good and its historic building is facing possible demolition.
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August 20, 2012

Sand mining dilemma: Jobs and tax revenues vs. environment and infrastructure costs

The boom in frac sand mining in Wisconsin has the potential to create thousands of jobs in the state of Wisconsin, but there are plenty of questions that the industry could become too costly in other areas.
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