September 04, 2012

Take 5 - Jenna Johnson

Jenna Johnson recently joined Phillips Edison & Co. as marketing and events director of the Sendiks Towne Centre in Brookfield.Johnsons hiring is part of Cincinnati-based Phillips Edisons efforts to bring new life and tenants to the property. She …
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September 04, 2012

Milwaukee work force investment group gets $1M federal grant

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $1 million grant to the YouthBuild initiative targeting young adults in central Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board and U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) recently announced. YouthBuild …
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September 04, 2012

Kestrel Aircraft receives $30M in tax credits for Superior headquarters

Kestrel Aircraft Corp. will receive $30 million in tax credits to build a manufacturing plant and headquarters in Superior that will have roughly 600 jobs.The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Wisconsin Community Development …
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September 04, 2012

Chinese company wraps up purchase of AMC Entertainment

A Chinese conglomerate has completed its acquisition of AMC Entertainment Inc., creating the worlds largest theater exhibitor.Dalian Wanda Group. Co. Ltd. and Kansas City-based AMC announced Tuesday that the deal, valued at $2.6 billion, had closed …
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September 04, 2012

Summer's ending, but gas prices likely won't drop soon

The summer driving season may be over, but gas prices in the Milwaukee area and elsewhere are not expected to drop quickly heading into the fall.According to gas price tracking website MilwaukeeGasPrices.com, the average price for gas in Milwaukee …
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September 04, 2012

Democratic National Convention: 5 things to watch

The Democratic National Convention gets under way in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday with a family-friendly street festival. But the political messaging already has begun, as Democrats respond to the attacks made by Republicans last week at their …
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September 04, 2012

Stevens Point specialty insurance firm acquired

Special Markets Insurance Consultants Inc., a Stevens Point provider of insurance products for educational, sports and other organizations, has been acquired by AmWINS Group Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., AnWINS said Tuesday.Terms of the transaction were …
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September 04, 2012

Journal buys Nashville TV station for $215 million

Journal Communications Inc. used its cash stockpile to expand its broadcast business by acquiring CBS affiliate WTVF-TV (Channel 5) in Nashville, Tenn., for $215 million in cash and other considerations.Milwaukee-based Journal Communications (NYSE: …
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September 04, 2012

Community Spotlight: City of Glendale

Covering roughly 5.8 square miles, the city of Glendale is largely developed with the exception of a handful of parcels, says Mayor Jerome Tepper.But there is some development occurring and more expected, specifically at Bayshore Town Center, a …
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September 02, 2012

Wheaton Franciscan starts first phase of $49M expansion in Franklin

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare plans a June 2013 move-in for a 64,800-square-foot medical office building that marks the first phase of its expansion on South 27th Street in Franklin.The health system on Aug. 21 sealed a development agreement with …
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September 02, 2012

Slideshow: This week in photos - Aug. 31

This week, get a taste of Growing Power's deli offerings and shadow some workers at P&H Mining, where many good-paying jobs still need to be filled. Also tour one of the new Hhgregg electronics and appliance stores in the area.We run a lot of great …
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September 01, 2012

Slideshow: Uecker statue event draws VIP crowd

There was quite a star-studded crowd at Miller Park Friday for the unveiling of the statue to honor Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker.Uecker, a former Major League baseball player and actor, has spent the past 42 years as the Brewer's radio …
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