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Seeking compassionate employers in NE Wisconsin

by Sean Fitzgerald If you work for or know of a Compassionate Employer in northeast Wisconsin, you have one more opportunity to submit a nomination for our first ever Compassionate Employer Awards. The deadline is quickly approaching on Monday, Ju...

Fox Valley Technical College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College land state training grants

by Larry Avila More state funds to train workers are funneling through to Wisconsin’s technical colleges. On July 17, Gov. Scott Walker announced more than $28 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward grants would be awarded to the state’s 16 technical c...

West Corp. expansion will bring 240 jobs to northeast Wisconsin

by Larry Avila West Corp., which offers calling center services, is expanding into the Green Bay area. The company will occupy the former Associated Banc-Corp. headquarters at 1200 Hansen Road in Ashwaubenon. The site, which will open July 28, wil...

Packers report $16 million revenue jump

By Larry Avila The Green Bay Packers on July 10 reported 2014 revenues at $324.1 million, up 5.2 percent from $308.1 million in 2013. The $16 million increase was split between national and local revenues. The team said player costs rose $35 milli...

Fond du Lac-based American Bank acquires InvestorsBank of Waukesha

by Larry Avila Fond du Lac-based American Bank on July 8 announced it acquired InvestorsBank of Waukesha, a private, family-owned full service bank. American Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEB Corp., with assets in excess of $1.5 billion. In...

U.S. employers add 288,000 jobs in June

by Larry Avila U.S. employers added 288,000 jobs in June, leading to the national unemployment rate dropping to 6.1 percent. May's jobless rate was 6.3 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics on July 3 reported job gains were widespread, led by em...

Appleton Downtown Inc. lands $50,000 grant for Mile of Music Festival

by Larry Avila Appleton Downtown Inc. was awarded a $50,000 tourism grant for the Mile of Music Festival from the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. The funds will go toward promoting the event. This year’s festival is set for Aug. 7 thr...

Wisconsin Energy Corp. buying Integrys Energy Group in deal valued at $9.1 billion

by Sean Fitzgerald Wisconsin Energy Corp., the parent company of WE Energies, announced plans to acquire Integrys Energy Group Inc., the parent firm of Wisconsin Public Service Corp., in a deal valued at $9.1 billion. Once complete, the combined u...

Fond du Lac awarded $400,000 state grant for Retlaw Theatre redevelopment

by Larry Avila The city of Fond du Lac was awarded a $400,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. for the redevelopment of the Retlaw Theatre property.  The $2.3 million project will transform the 89-year-old theater and three adja...

Advocates for angel investors want current rules to remain

by Larry Avila If the Securities and Exchange Commission alters rules for defining an accredited investor, there is fear it could lock out some people from providing funds to start-up companies. The SEC now is considering whether it should raise t...