Smear some Milverine on your mouth
Last week, Moonshine Bath and Body introduced a new lip balm, Milverine, named for the ubiquitous-around-town, fast-walking, often shirtless Milwaukee icon.
Boston Store Clearance Center opening April 4
Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced today that it will open a new clearance center on Milwaukee's South Side.
Milwaukee:The Capital of Water
Forbes is again on the Milwaukee beat as the site, April 15 print edition and reporter Joann Muller look at Milwaukee's ascent and quest to be the water capital of the world in a story called "The Capital of Water."
Forbes finds Milwaukee an "emerging Downtown"
Downtown Milwaukee is the economic, civic, cultural and entertainment heart of the state of Wisconsin. So, it's good news that today Forbes finds our Downtown as one of 15 "emerging downtowns" in the United States.
I'm a Google (or, at least, I was)
Lindsay was a devoted Google user. But a nasty case of texting thumb lured her to the world of Apple and its one-fingered touchscreen and often infuriating loopholes.
This spring, go gold, go bold and make a statement with your jewelry
This spring, it's all about being bold and mixing it up. Accessories - especially jewelry - are a perfect, easy way to take an old outfit and give it a fresh gloss.
The Waxwing almost ready to party
On Friday, March 15, The Waxwing - a gallery / boutique in Shorewood - will host an anniversary party from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be new art on the walls, live music by The Thriftones, raffle prizes and more.
15 wardrobe essentials to prevent fashion disaster
My wardrobe is overwhelming me. Too many choices inevitably leads to a fashion disaster. So I queried some of Milwaukee's most influential style mavens for their advice. If they could only have 15 pieces in their entire wardrobe, what would it come down to?
You can design the 2013 Jazz in the Park T-Shirt
The East Town Association and Music in the Park, Inc., organizers of Milwaukee's signature concert series Jazz in the Park, have announced the the 2013 Jazz in the Park T-Shirt design contest. You want in? Details are here.
Zillow: Milwaukee's the best city for women seeking men under age 35
Looking for love this Valentine's Day week? Today, Zillow unveiled its "In the Move for Love" index. It "names the best cities for young singles to relocate for love" If you're a women under 35 and live in Milwaukee, seems you're in luck.
LOFT opens Friday at Southridge
Newly-renovated Southridge Mall. 5300 S. 75th St., is getting a new tenant this Friday. LOFT will open at the Greendale shopping center on Feb. 15 at 10 a.m.
Women will rule corporate world in 40 years
There was a palpable tension in the room when Bob Chernow began his recent speech to Tempo Milwaukee by telling the women that the original title for his talk was, "The Future of Women in Business, or, There Ain't Nothing Like a Dame." But Chernow put the women more at ease by telling them, "My projection is that women will dominate the management of business within 40 years."
Northwestern Mutual chooses designer for new lakefront high-rise
Northwestern Mutual announced the design team today that will create its new Downtown high-rise office. Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc. will be the archietct of record while Connecticut architects Pickard Chilton will design the exterior of the building.
Girl Scouts launch drive-through cookie booth this weekend
The booth, visible from I-94, will be stocked with thousands of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies for hungry commuters and will be staffed by local Girl Scout troops. Friday, by the way, is National Girl Scout Cookie Day.
Office Max to undergo major renovations
The Office Max inside the Shops of Grand Avenue, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., will undergo a complete upgrade. The new store experience will be focused on the local small-business customer.
I don't understand the online used book business
I'm using my own book as an example in this posting, but so you don't think it's merely for shameless self-promotion, I won't use the title. But, seeing copies of the book for sale online has me wondering how this online used bookselling game works.
Barter your way to a better life
If you want it or need it, God knows it's gotta be on Craigslist. I think of it as another way to save money, to consume less, to recycle and reuse. For all of that and a feeling of camaraderie with my fellow penny pincher, the shining star of the 'List is the "Barter" area.
IQ Awards accepting nominations
BizTimes Media is accepting nominations for its 2013 Bravo! Entrepreneur and IQ (Innovation Quotient) Awards. The awards salute southeastern Wisconsin's boldest, most dynamic and innovative companies and corporate leaders.
Will Kohl's be bought out?
The common stock shares for Kohl's Corp. rose 56 cents Thursday amid growing Wall Street speculation that the Menomonee Falls-based retailer could be a prime target to be acquired by a private equity firm in 2013.
Small business execs weigh in on Obamacare
Regardless of the impact of the Affordable Care Act, the members of the board of directors of the Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) are remarkably bullish about their prospects for 2013.
One more chance for Grand Avenue?
I almost can't believe I'm writing this, but I think major retailers should give one more shot at saving the Grand Avenue mall. Guess what: There are lots of people at the Grand Avenue mall. Not tons, like I remember it in the '80s, and they're not necessarily shopping at the pre-paid wireless stores or nail salons. They're eating lunch or meeting at the Stone Creek Coffee or working out at the YMCA or scouring T.J. Maxx for bargains.
Bed bugs: Chicago's No. 1, Milwaukee 19
Orkin has once again ranked the top 50 cities with the highest bed bug populations. It was compiled in 2012, and our neighbors to the south, Chicago, are sitting at the top of this itch-inducing list.
Awww, cute and rare jaguar cubs stream online from Milwaukee County Zoo
The Milwaukee County Zoo has its first jaguar cubs since 1975. The cubs were born Nov. 13 and introduced, via webcam, on Dec. 13.
Report foretold of Sandy's destruction
A September research report by Ceres, a Boston-based business sustainability advocacy organization, was eerily prescient. Ceres published the white paper titled, "Stormy Future for U.S. Property/Casualty Insurers: The Growing Costs and Risks of Extreme Weather Events."
Local mom heads to Hollywood
Kelley Legler sent one of her Baby Jack Blankets to Tori Spelling as a gift, and the next thing she knew, she was invited to the Boom Boom Room Pre-Golden Globes Celebrity Gifting Event in Hollywood.