September 24, 2013

Chick-fil-A planned where bus stop was removed from Brookfield shopping center

A new Chick-fil-A restaurant is planned at the Shoppers World of Brookfield on land where the center;;;s owner recently removed a Milwaukee County bus stop.The 158-seat restaurant is proposed south of West Capitol Drive on a parking lot space in the …
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September 24, 2013

Evaluating the carnage from Time Warner Cable, WTMJ-TV tiff

There was no clear-cut winner in the two-month contract dispute between Time Warner Cable and WTMJ-TV owner Journal Broadcast Group, but Milwaukee-based Journal Broadcast sustained more obvious short-term losses.Mostly, the disagreement that kept …
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September 24, 2013

Hom, the former Braun-Rodgers restaurant, not directly tied to Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won;;;t be directly tied to the newly named Hom Wood Fired Grill ;;; formerly 8-twelve MVP Bar & Grill ;;; but he will continue to be involved with SURG Restaurant Group, SURG co-owner Omar Shaikh …
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September 24, 2013

Kenosha-Racine leaders peeved at MMAC casino letter

Political leaders in Racine and Kenosha implied in a letter that they could leave the Milwaukee 7 regional economic development group over their displeasure with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce signing a letter they perceive as …
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September 24, 2013

New startup advertising rule muddies water for angel investors

One of the key changes enacted by last year;;;s federal ;;;Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups Act;;; went into effect on Monday, allowing startups to advertise that they;;;re seeking equity investments.But the effect of lifting the 1933 ban on general …
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September 24, 2013

Tracy Korpela, passionate Grand Avenue supporter, to leave mall

Tracy Korpela, who helped establish many of the changes at The Shops of Grand Avenue in recent years, is leaving the downtown mall as of Oct. 4, she said in an email.Korpela spent three years at Grand Avenue, first as the marketing and specialty …
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September 24, 2013

Wisconsin home sales up 13.7% in August

Home sales were up across Wisconsin in August, leading to an average increase of 13.7 percent and a median price of $152,000, according to the Wisconsin Realtors Association.The four-county metro Milwaukee area posted a 12.8 percent home sales …
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September 24, 2013

WTMJ-TV dispute wasn't longest for Time Warner Cable

The two-month dispute between the owner of WTMJ-TV and Time Warner Cable was nowhere near the longest the cable company's subscribers have faced.When I interviewed Time Warner Cable spokesman Mike Pedelty Monday on the aftermath of his company …
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September 23, 2013

Health care talk dominates Power Breakfast: Slideshow

There is a lot of interest in how the federal Affordable Care Act is going to impact Milwaukee-area businesses as evident by the huge crowd that packed The Pfister hotel ballroom Friday to hear Froedtert Health CEO Cathy Jacobson speak at The …
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September 23, 2013

St. Francis eyes 30 acres of airport land to grow business park

St. Francis officials are working to expand the city;;;s industrial park onto roughly 30 fallow acres near General Mitchell International Airport.Also this week, Milwaukee officials are considering earmarking $5.8 million over several years to …
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September 22, 2013

Schlitz Park Corporate Challenge combines run, wellness: Slideshow

More than 700 Milwaukee-area business executives took part in the Salus Schlitz Park Corporate Challenge on Sept. 19, the only corporate run-walk in Wisconsin. Check out the attached slideshow put together by Business Journal freelance photographer …
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September 21, 2013

'Defunding' votes add to ACA confusion: Jacobson

Votes like the one planned Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives to ;;;de-fund;;; Obamacare only add to the uncertainty of employers and the American public in preparing to follow the law, Froedtert Health president and CEO Cathy Jacobson …
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