September 27, 2011

Equity firm increases Renaissance Learning offer

Renaissance Learning Inc. said Tuesday that it has an accepted an amended buyout offer from private equity firm Permira Funds, which increased its bid to effectively match an unsolicited offer from a Renaissance competitor.Under the new definitive …
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September 27, 2011

Madison panel deals blow to Edgewater redevelopment plans

Without debate, the city of Madison's finance committee backed Mayor Paul Soglin's request to reduce city assistance for the planned Edgewater hotel development to $3.3 million from a previously approved $16 million.
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September 27, 2011

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight - Hartford

After cutting costs and streamlining operations during the recession, Hartfords industrial businesses were ready to expand in 2011, local officials say.
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September 26, 2011

Downtown Milwaukee Marriott for sale

The 131-room, extended-stay Residence Inn by Marriott in downtown Milwaukee is for sale and the broker listing the site expects nationwide interest from companies that would buy it as an investment.Itll transcend Midwest investors, itll transcend …
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September 26, 2011

Brewers set season record for ticket sales

The Milwaukee Brewers have set a new club record for single-season ticket sales, according to a news release issued Monday.As of 10 a.m. Monday, the Brewers had sold 3,068,781 tickets for the clubs 81-game home schedule, surpassing the previous …
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September 26, 2011

Law firm sells Greenfield office

Law firm Krukowski & Costello SC recently sold its Greenfield office building for $1.06 million after moving into space it leased in The Brewery redevelopment earlier this year.The 41,400-square-foot building is at 7111 W. Edgerton Ave. near …
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September 26, 2011

Piggly Wiggly sells four stores to franchisee

Piggly Wiggly Midwest LLC, Sheboygan, plans to sell its corporate stores in Slinger, Hubertus, Jackson and Saukville to a franchisee, according to a news release.Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly, which already owns grocery stores in Hartland and Oconomowoc, …
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September 26, 2011

Wis. Lottery to give away Packer road game trips

The Wisconsin Lottery is offering a chance to win trips to all of the Green Bay Packers road games in 2012 as part of this years Packers Wisconsin Lottery offering, according to a news release issued Monday.Raffle tickets of $2 each or three for $5 …
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September 26, 2011

Generac expects elevated demand into next year

Generac Holdings Inc. reported Monday that recent widespread power outages in the Midwest and along the East Coast are expected to drive demand for its backup power generation products into next year.The duration and widespread impact of the most …
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September 26, 2011

PSC: City may have to pay for streetcar

The city of Milwaukee likely must pay to relocate underground utility lines for the planned downtown streetcar project, according to an opinion by the Wisconsin Public Service Commissions general counsel.In response, Milwaukee deputy city attorney …
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September 26, 2011

Macy's to hire 78,000 for the holidays

Macy's Inc. will boost seasonal hiring by about 4 percent this year, adding 78,000 temporary workers to handle the holiday rush, including some in the Milwaukee area.The jobs will be located at Macy's (NYSE: M) and Bloomingdales stores, call …
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September 26, 2011

Milwaukee health partnership secures expansion planning grant

The Milwaukee Health Care Partnership has secured an $80,000 federal planning grant to begin exploring opening a new health center on the citys south side.The grant, from the Health Resources and Services Administration, lays the groundwork for new …
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