October 08, 2013

Bartolotta-hosted table tennis fundraiser pits amateurs against pros

A fundraiser held by The Bartolotta Restaurants to support at-risk youth will pit amateur table tennis players against the professionals ;;; with a creative handicap for the pros.;;;Ping Pong for Pathfinders;;; will raise money for Pathfinders …
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October 08, 2013

Brady Corp. CEO Frank Jaehnert retires

In a sudden announcement Monday morning, Brady Corp. said president and CEO Frank Jaehnert will retire and CFO and senior vice president Tom Felmer has been named interim president and CEO.The change is effective immediately, and the search for a …
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October 08, 2013

Brady Corp. stock unfazed by CEO's abrupt departure

Investors didn;;;t get too spooked by the abrupt announcement Monday of Frank Jaehnert;;;s immediate retirement as Brady Corp. president and CEO.Milwaukee-based Brady;;;s stock price (NYSE: BRC) was trading near $29.83 per share Monday afternoon and …
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October 08, 2013

Briggs & Stratton employees reject contract in low vote turnout

Local Briggs & Stratton Corp. union employees have again rejected a contract proposal in a vote with low turnout.Workers voted 109-22 to reject the proposal Sunday, said Briggs spokeswoman Laura Timm. That was a lower turnout than the rejected …
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October 08, 2013

Brown Deer Dunkin' Donuts, retail project advances with Channel 6 land sale

Plans for a Dunkin;;; Donuts location and neighboring 11,000-square-foot retail building in Brown Deer are filling in after a WITI-TV (Channel 6) affiliate sold land for the development.The doughnut shop and strip mall would be built at 9001 N. …
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October 08, 2013

Generac acquires Baldor generator business in Oshkosh

Generac Holdings Inc. said Monday it will acquire Baldor Electric Co.;;;s generator products division based in Oshkosh.Generac (NYSE: GNRC), the Genesee-based generator and engine-powered products manufacturer, has signed a purchase agreement with …
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October 08, 2013

MSOE plans to complete Staybridge purchase by year's end

The Milwaukee School of Engineering plans to start construction this winter to rehab the unfinished Staybridge Suites building in Milwaukee for student housing.The school;;;s plans for the 14-story, nearly vacant building at North Water Street took …
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October 08, 2013

Panel approves Home2 Suites by Mitchell airport

Milwaukee;;;s Plan Commission approved a 110-room Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel planned near General Mitchell International Airport.It would be the first Home2 Suites extended-stay hotel in Wisconsin. Developer Raymond Management Co., Middleton, …
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October 08, 2013

Renovation planned for Oconomowoc mall after sale

An investor group led by real estate agent Jon Spheeris bought the Avenue Square mall in Oconomowoc;;;s downtown and plans to renovate it to attract more retailers.The 26,000-square-foot, two-story building at 175 E. Wisconsin Ave. features an …
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October 07, 2013

Grocery, gas station in two unsuccessful proposals for Park East block

The two unsuccessful proposals for a Park East block owned by Milwaukee County called for a grocery store in a six-story building with 250 apartments and a suburban-style retail center with a gas station. See the attached slideshow for images of the …
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October 05, 2013

ATC's 10-year plan proposes more than $3B in transmission projects

Pewaukee-based American Transmission Co. has proposed $3 billion to $3.6 billion in expansion and improvements to its transmission lines over the coming decade, less than it projected each of the past two years.
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October 05, 2013

Coors Light to launch citrus summer beer in 2014

Coors Light will launch a citrus-flavored summer beer next year and Redd;;;s is planning an iced tea version of its ale, according to a spokeswoman from parent company MillerCoors LLC.Coors Light Summer was unveiled during Chicago-based …
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