April 12, 2012

Briggs & Stratton to add 12-15 jobs with Menomonee Falls expansion

Briggs & Stratton Corp. confirmed Thursday that it will expand its service parts distribution center in Menomonee Falls and add 12 to 15 jobs at the site.The Wauwatosa-based small engine and outdoor power equipment manufacturer also announced that …
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April 12, 2012

Liberty Property's Driscoll heading to new post in Chicago

Liberty Property Trusts sale of its five large business parks in southeast Wisconsin means Neal Driscoll, local director of leasing and development, is heading to Chicago.Driscoll was active in the local industry, serving as 2012 president of the …
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April 12, 2012

Green Bay council votes to increase area's hotel tax to 10 percent

Green Bay will raise its local hotel room tax from 8 percent to 10 percent to fund the expansion of the KI Convention Center.
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April 12, 2012

Critics rip plan to move state agency to Middleton

A proposal to relocate the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions to an office building in Middleton is being called a needless expense by some state and local officials.
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April 12, 2012

Brothers to retire as president of American Girl

Ellen Brothers, president of American Girl, and only the second person to lead the Middleton company since it was founded in 1986, will retire later this year.
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April 12, 2012

No joke: Bank of America sues itself

Here's another example of the jumbled mess we once called a housing and mortgage market: Charlotte-based Bank of America has sued Charlotte-based Bank of America in a foreclosure case. Multiple times.
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April 12, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - Philip Herout

Philip Herout, an environmental science graduate of Northern Michigan University, has joined Sigma Development Inc., Milwaukee, as a geographic information systems specialist.NEW POSITION: G.I.S. specialist, Sigma Development Inc., …
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April 11, 2012

Great Wolf bidder is a Milwaukee guy

KSL Capital Partners of Denver, which has made two unsolicited offers to buy Great Wolf Resorts Inc., has a strong Milwaukee-area connection.Milwaukee-area native and prominent University of Wisconsin alum Mike Shannon is a founding partner of KSL …
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April 11, 2012

98 cities have higher sales taxes than Milwaukee

Out of the top 108 cities in the United States, 98 charge consumers more in sales taxes than people pay in Milwaukee, according to a report from the Tax Foundation.The 5.6 percent sales tax retailers charge in the city of Milwaukee consisting of a …
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April 11, 2012

Milwaukee Water Council, Imagine H2O collaborate

The Milwaukee Water Council said Wednesday that it has entered into a partnership that will allow Milwaukee-area entrepreneurs to compete in a water industry business plan competition run by a San Francisco nonprofit organization.The Water Council …
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April 11, 2012

Quad/Graphics, Wired pioneer high-tech magazine ad

Quad/Graphics Inc. and Wired magazine said they have collaborated to produce the first mass-produced, "near field communication" U.S. magazine ad.Wireds April issue features an ad with a near field communication (NFC) tag that launches a mobile site …
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April 11, 2012

Judge rules Appleton Papers no longer liable for Fox River cleanup

Appleton Papers Inc. has won a federal court ruling that removes the paper company as a defendant in the ongoing litigation regarding the cleanup of PCBs in the Lower Fox River.Federal Judge William Griesbach Tuesday granted Appleton Papers' motion …
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