October 01, 2013

U.S. Bank sees bump in local small business real estate loans

U.S. Bancorp;;;s local small business lenders are seeing an uptick in southeast Wisconsin manufacturers borrowing to buy property or equipment, reversing a trend that started in the economic downturn.The in-house trend identified by U.S. Bank …
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October 01, 2013

Wisconsin startup aims to be LinkedIn for lenders, business owners

A Wisconsin entrepreneur wants to create the go-to social media site for lenders and business owners.BankMyBiz.com launched Sept. 16, founded by Madison resident and Milwaukee native Michael Adam. The site has lenders and business owners or …
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September 30, 2013

Major Pharmaceutical revives Mequon R&D facility plan

Local startup Major Pharmaceuticals LLC, which put a proposal for a Mequon research and development facility on hold in March, has resurfaced with a new plan to renovate a building in the city.Also this week, a Milwaukee developer plans a shopping …
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September 29, 2013

Miller Brewing acquisition helped Leinenkugel's reach six generations

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. likes to tout its family heritage dating back to 1867, and that continues with a sixth generation for the Chippewa Falls-based brewer.President Jake Leinenkugel gets to work with two sons, CJ and Matt, as well as two …
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September 29, 2013

Milwaukee business leaders share Bud Selig stories

The announcement this week that Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig plans to retire in January 2015 prompted many Milwaukee-area business leaders to talk about their numerous dealings with Selig over the last several decades.As everyone …
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September 29, 2013

Supervisor criticizes Southridge plan to move bus stops

Southridge Mall is facing another bus stop controversy after a Milwaukee County supervisor criticized plans to move the bus stop at the Greendale mall.As of Nov. 1, Southridge will move the Milwaukee County Transit System bus stop from near the …
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September 28, 2013

Anchor BanCorp completes $175M recapitalization

Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. has completed its $175 million recapitalization, it said Friday in a news release.The previously announced recapitalization comes after a Chapter 11 reorganization package for the bank was approved Aug. 30.The new …
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September 28, 2013

Erik's Bike Shop opens in Whitefish Bay

Erik;;;s Bike and Board Shop has opened its first Milwaukee-area store in Whitefish Bay, the company said Friday in a news release.Erik;;;s renovated the former Les Moise at 151 E. Silver Spring Drive. The 10,000-square-foot store is the company;;;s …
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September 28, 2013

Harley-Davidson CEO Wandell buys high-profile condo near Ohio State

Harley-Davidson Inc. CEO Keith Wandell, an avid Ohio State University Buckeyes fan who has sent several children to school there, has purchased a $750,000 high-profile condominium in Columbus, Ohio.The Business Journal;;;s sister publication …
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September 28, 2013

Jamba Juice to open first Milwaukee store Tuesday at Mayfair

Jamba Juice will open its first Milwaukee-area location in the Mayfair food court in Wauwatosa on Tuesday, Mayfair said in a news release.The store is owned by franchisee G&G Juice Co. of Wisconsin LLC, the release said.The company sells fruit …
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September 28, 2013

Kerry Ingredients expansion in Jackson gets first village approval

Jackson officials on Thursday gave a preliminary OK to a potential 120,000-square-foot expansion of Kerry Ingredients & Flavours;;; plant.Kerry Ingredients, based in Ireland, has a plant in Jackson with about 125 employees. Company officials are …
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September 28, 2013

Kohl's opens three new stores

Kohl;;;s Corp. opened three new stores Friday in Hyannis, Mass.; Keene, N.H.; and Michigan City, Ind., bringing its total new stores to 12 in 2013, it said in a news release.The new stores added 375 jobs, and the department store chain now has 1,158 …
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