First Business

August 22, 2013

Milwaukee startup Quietyme closes $300,000 financing round

Quietyme Inc., a Milwaukee startup that graduated Gener8tor;;;s accelerator program last winter, has raised $300,000 in its second round of early-stage funding, the company said Wednesday.Quietyme provides hospitals, hotels and property owners with …
Read More

August 22, 2013

MPS turning Malcolm X into community center, turns away St. Marcus plan

The Milwaukee Public Schools board on Tuesday voted to use the vacant Malcolm X Academy building as a community center offering services to the surrounding neighborhood.That 8-0 board vote came after the private St. Marcus Lutheran School on Friday …
Read More

August 22, 2013

Whole Foods to showcase Wisconsin products Saturday

Whole Foods Market is celebrating local food producers with a Wisconsin Food Fest sampling event Saturday, the company said Wednesday in a news release.The event at 2305 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, includes a dozen Wisconsin vendors, including …
Read More

August 22, 2013

Will public pay for sports arenas? Ask Detroit, Houston, Charlotte

Any proposal for public funding of a new downtown arena in Milwaukee may be a nonstarter for many southeast Wisconsin residents, but if arena supporters decide to seek a tax or other public support, Milwaukee will not be alone in the strategy.My …
Read More

August 21, 2013

27th Street rebuild anticipated to draw business to Milwaukee main street

The long-anticipated reconstruction of North 27th Street on Milwaukee;;;s near west side begins Wednesday and will last into December.The project covers 27th Street between West St. Paul Avenue and West Highland Avenue. It includes the …
Read More

August 21, 2013

Allen Edmonds stars with Forest Whitaker in 'The Butler'

If you watch the new film ;;;Lee Daniels;;; The Butler;;; very closely, you might spot a Wisconsin connection in the costumes.Allen Edmonds Shoe Corp., Port Washington, provided shoes for many of the male actors, including Forest Whitaker, Terrence …
Read More

August 21, 2013

Baptista's Bakery cooking up another expansion

Baptista;;;s Bakery Inc. is scouting a site for a new facility, the company told The Business Journal.The Franklin developer and manufacturer of custom snacks hasn;;;t selected a location but likely will build a facility in lieu of leasing or buying …
Read More

August 21, 2013

Briggs & Stratton, union to continue labor talks

Briggs & Stratton Corp. and local union officials intend to return to the negotiating table after workers in Menomonee Falls and Wauwatosa rejected a proposed labor contract over the weekend.Only 162 of the 395 local Briggs employees represented by …
Read More

August 21, 2013

Caterpillar VP who oversaw Bucyrus transition to retire

Caterpillar Inc. vice president Steve Fisher, who oversaw the integration of Bucyrus International Inc. after its acquisition, will retire in February 2014, Caterpillar said on Tuesday.Fisher spent more than 35 years at Caterpillar, the Peoria, …
Read More

August 21, 2013

Dispute scars both WTMJ-TV, Time Warner Cable

Last week, a saleswoman from AT&T visited my home ;;; going door-to-door peddling U-Verse ;;; to explain the advantages of dropping my Time Warner Cable subscription.Losing subscribers is the biggest risk Time Warner Cable runs by not carrying …
Read More

August 21, 2013

Harley-Davidson 2014 motorcycle lineup to boost demand: Baird analyst

Harley-Davidson Inc.;;;s 2014 motorcycle lineup unveiled over the weekend should provide a ;;;material lift;;; to demand, according to local analysts.The Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer (NYSE: HOG) has already shipped 25,000 of the new bikes …
Read More

August 21, 2013

Harmony Initiative exploring former Laacke & Joys building for location

The Harmony Initiative Foundation has obtained an option to buy the former Laacke & Joys building on North Water Street as a potential downtown site for the unique partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, …
Read More


« First«456789101112»Last »