September 25, 2011

More apartments proposed in Milwaukee

Developer Elan Peltz is moving forward with plans to build a roughly $2.2 million apartment building with 15 units on an east side Milwaukee site that was originally planned for a condo project.When you buy a site, you always have to think, Will …
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September 24, 2011

Playoff frenzy good for Brewers, business

It wasn't a Super Bowl frenzy, but there was definitely a rush for Milwaukee Brewers playoff merchandise Saturday morning after the Brewers clinched their first division championship since 1982 Friday.Shoppers crowded around racks prominently …
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September 23, 2011

Frontier Airlines to cut 213 jobs in Milwaukee

Frontier Airlines plans to slash 213 jobs in Milwaukee, according to a mass layoff notice filed Friday afternoon with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.The layoffs effect Frontier workers at General Mitchell International Airport, …
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September 23, 2011

Stein Optical changing to Visionworks

More than 30 years after Marty Stein founded Stein Optical in Milwaukee, the chain is losing the Stein name and gaining a new look, according to an e-mail sent to customers Friday.Stein Optical is changing its name to Visionworks, a nationwide chain …
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September 23, 2011

Top of the list - Investment managers, Universities

Check out the Top 25 lists that this week focus on growth. Growth is the goal in investing whether it is through an investment in our own or our childrens education or having our cash and other savings handled carefully and strategically for future …
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September 23, 2011

Sears to sublet store space

Sears Holdings Corp. sees an untapped revenue opportunity inside 4,000 of its stores nationwide its own selling space.Hoffman Estates. Ill.-based Sears (Nasdaq: SHLD) has listed on its website space available in thousands of stores. There are 24 …
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September 23, 2011

Retailers refill space near North Avenue

Construction is under way for two new tenants to fill space on North Farwell Street in Milwaukee that Blockbuster Video vacated in January 2010.ATI Physical Therapy, based in Bolingbrook, Ill., is opening a branch in the building by late October and …
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September 23, 2011

Favre making football comeback - on the airwaves

Brett Favre, retired Minnesota Vikings quarterback and former Green Bay Packers star, is making another football comeback, but thankfully this time it will be in the broadcast booth, not on the gridiron.Favres alma mater, Southern Mississippi, has …
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September 23, 2011

Franklin approves $500,000 grant for Baptista’s expansion

The city of Franklin Community Development Authority has approved a $500,000 grant to support a major plant expansion by Baptistas Bakery Inc.The grant will be used in conjunction with $2.26 million from a state tax credit program for the …
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September 23, 2011

Wisconsin issues warning to roll-your-own cigarette sellers

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue is warning the 50 to 100 operators of roll-your-own cigarette machines in the state that they must obtain the required permits and other certifications and pay the appropriate sales taxes in order to continue to …
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September 23, 2011

Swisher Hygiene buys Brown Deer firm

Swisher Hygiene Inc. has bought Midwest Alchemist of Brown Deer, along with Chemtech Distribution & Service Inc. of Virginia.The companies provide specialty chemicals and hygiene services to the food and beverage and hospitality industries. To buy …
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September 23, 2011

Osseo firm expansion to create 111 Wisconsin jobs

Global Finishing Solutions LLC is consolidating some operations into its Osseo headquarters that will result in the relocation of jobs from Mexico to Wisconsin.The $10 million expansion will involve moving 111 jobs to Osseo, most from the company's …
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