April 17, 2012

After frost, Wollersheim to make all its wines, but quantity will be lower

Wollersheim Winery will not be able to produce as much wine this year as it has in past seasons because of a recent frost that damaged some of its crop, but it will still be able to produce all its products.
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April 17, 2012

Sales of businesses are on the upswing, though prices dip

Business owners are finding it easier to sell their companies. The number of U.S. businesses sold in 2012's first quarter was 3.9 percent higher than during the same period a year ago, according to BizBuySell.com, which collects data from business …
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April 17, 2012

Marina commission floats ideas to bring boaters back to Racine

Racine County's Reefpoint Marina commission held a meeting to determine ways of luring boaters back to the marina, which the county took ownership of earlier this year.
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April 17, 2012

Stratford manufacturer fined for wastewater pollution

General Shoe Supplies Ltd., a Stratford manufacturer, has agreed to pay more than $122,000 related to charges that it allowed wastewater polluted with excessive amounts of zinc and phosphate to flow into municipal sewers.
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April 17, 2012

Stevens Point OKs funds for downtown improvements

The Stevens Point City Council has agreed to pitch in some city dollars for a pair of downtown improvement projects that are expected to retain and attract new businesses to the area.
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April 15, 2012

Milwaukee Marriott developers buy 3rd Ward lot for future project

Jackson Street Management LLC, the developers of the downtown Milwaukee Marriott, bought a parking lot in the 3rd Ward from architect Peter Renner with the hope of eventually building something there.There are no imminent plans, but the location at …
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April 13, 2012

Two Wisconsin tribes among 41 to split $1B federal settlement

Two Indian tribes in northern Wisconsin will receive a share of a more than $1 billion settlement with the federal government over the alleged mishandling of tribal funds and resources held in trust by the government.According to a press release …
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April 13, 2012

Wells Fargo, Chase beat analysts' outlook

Wells Fargo & Co. on Friday reported a 13 percent jump in first-quarter profit helped by better-than expected revenue growth, while J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. saw its net income drop slightly in the first quarter. Both banks beat analysts' …
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April 13, 2012

Associated Banc-Corp opens real estate office in Detroit

Associated Banc-Corp said it will expand its commercial real estate operations to the Detroit area and has hired two banking veterans in the southeast Michigan market: Don Heath and Kathy Bozek.Heath is the senior vice president and team leader in …
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April 13, 2012

Johnson Controls launches production at new Hungary plant

Johnson Controls Inc., a manufacturer of automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels and interior electronics, has launched production at a new facility in Kecskemet, Hungary.The plant supplies complete seat systems for the new …
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April 13, 2012

Study: Best place for small businesses to prosper in Midwest is Twin Cities

Small businesses in the Midwest continue to proposer most in the Twin Cities, according to a study released Wednesday.The Twin Cities area topped the ranking for the second consecutive year, with Omaha, Neb., finishing second and Des Moines, Iowa, …
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April 13, 2012

NM Foundation to boost 2012 giving to $16.7M

Northwestern Mutual Foundation, the largest corporate giver in the state of Wisconsin, said it expects to ramp up its giving in fiscal 2012 by 8.5 percent to $16.7 million.The foundation has averaged annual giving of about $15 million. In 2011, …
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