August 21, 2013

Meeting of meeting planners offers Milwaukee marketing opportunity

A convention for the convention planners this weekend could lead to Milwaukee attracting more tourism in the future.The city will host more than 500 meeting planners from across the nation for Connect Marketplace starting Thursday, according to a …
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August 21, 2013

SBA lending down in July, up for year in Milwaukee area

Lending through the U.S. Small Business Administration was down in southeastern Wisconsin in July, even though loans are up significantly year-to-date.The SBA approved $13.6 million in 51 loans for July, down from $19.2 million for 53 loans in July …
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August 20, 2013

Briggs & Stratton union workers reject contract

Local Briggs & Stratton Corp. union employees rejected a proposed new four-year labor agreement on Saturday, but the company plans to return to the bargaining table.Just 162 of the 395 Briggs employees in Wauwatosa and Menomonee Falls represented by …
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August 20, 2013

Expotel now managing Crowne, Ramada near Milwaukee airport

Two hotels on the south side of Milwaukee are under new management, according to a news release issued Monday.Expotel Hospitality Services Inc., based in New Orleans, is now managing the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport and the Ramada Plaza Milwaukee …
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August 20, 2013

Health reform rule shifts risks to caregivers, Wisconsin providers warn

A recent federal rule for implementing the Affordable Care Act has alarmed leaders of the Wisconsin Hospital Association and the Wisconsin Medical Society, who say the rule will result in ;;;skyrocketing;;; uncompensated care.WHA president Steve …
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August 20, 2013

New York Times to cover MECCA floor's comeback as public art project

The group hoping to install the former MECCA floor, designed by world-renowned artist Robert Indiana, as a public art project in Milwaukee plans to introduce the effort to the public this week with an unveiling event and Kickstarter fundraising …
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August 20, 2013

Next Marinette littoral ship to be named USS Indianapolis

The next littoral combat ship to be manufactured at Marinette Marine Corp. will be named the USS Indianapolis, making it the first U.S. Navy ship to carry the name since the distinguished World War II cruiser, the sinking of which was grimly …
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August 20, 2013

Plan for 100 apartments at former Pabst site advances

A four-story apartment building proposed at the former Pabst Brewing Co. site in Milwaukee would have five storefronts for live-work office units under a plan approved Monday by the Milwaukee Plan Commission.Developer Gorman & Co. Inc., of Oregon, …
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August 20, 2013

Potawatomi Bingo Casino all-in on 1,400-stall parking structure

A 1,400-stall, six-story parking structure is expected to start construction by early October for the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee;;;s Menomonee Valley.The new structure will meet an increased need for parking generated by a 381-room hotel …
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August 20, 2013

Serving up pay raises at Outpost Natural Foods

Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative is raising wages for the majority of its employees, although the organization says the raises are not related to recent calls for higher wages for service workers.Milwaukee-based Outpost is giving raises to its …
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August 20, 2013

Take that, Polaris: Harley-Davidson unveils largest product launch in 110-year history

Harley-Davidson Inc. has thrown its counterpunch at the revived Indian motorcycle, unveiling a 2014 model lineup Sunday that features the largest-scale new product launch in its 110-year history.The Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer (NYSE: …
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August 20, 2013

Wakefield lists The Bog golf course in Saukville for sale

Terry Wakefield, owner of The Bog in Saukville, is trying to sell the golf course to spend more time on his consulting firm, The Wakefield Co.Wakefield said he found time to play a round at the course on Friday, scoring a 78, adding that the course …
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