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Articles tagged with 'Business'


Business confidence is on the rise

Published April 22, 2015

Several jaws dropped and eyebrows rose in January when BizTimes predicted a robust year of national economic growth for 2015. Well, we're at the quarter pole, and so far, so good.


Junior Achievement names 2015 Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame inductees

Published Jan. 27, 2015

Junior Achievement (JA) will celebrate its 25th anniversary of the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame on April 16, at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. In addition to honoring all 100 past laureates at the induction ceremony, five more outstanding leaders in business will be inducted.


Riverworks' successes brighten future of northeast side

Published Jan. 17, 2015

At its inception in 1991, Riverworks focused on industrial development across a 10-block area of the Harambee neighborhood that had recently lost a large car factory. Soon it expanded its reach to include all of Harambee and Riverwest. Today, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, Riverworks is looking to broaden its reach again with plans to link with businesses along its borders in Shorewood and Glendale.


Near West Side Partners, Inc. formed by Milwaukee business and civic leaders

Published Jan. 14, 2015

Leaders from several of Milwaukee's largest business, education and non-profit organizations today announced the formation of Near West Side Partners, Inc. (NWSP), an organization with a mission to revitalize and sustain the Near West Side as a thriving business and residential corridor.


Tortilla shop among many businesses benefiting from South Side BID

Published Jan. 9, 2015

A few years ago the Chairez brothers and other small business owners from the neighborhood began exploring the idea of establishing a business improvement district (BID). According to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, there is a growing dining culture that matches the diverse community, including Mexican restaurants JC King Tortas and Taqueria Arandas, and Bombay Sweets, an Indian eatery.


South Side Business Improvement District begins operations

Published Jan. 8, 2015

Businesses, property owners and civic leaders are proud to announce that beginning in 2015, the City of Milwaukee's newest Business Improvement District will begin enhancing the S. 13th St. and W. Oklahoma Ave area.


Ben's Cycle owner invests in future of Lincoln Village neighborhood

Published Dec. 15, 2014

For the past 22 years, Vince Hanoski, owner of Ben's Cycle & Fitness at 1018 W. Lincoln Ave., has enjoyed renovating blighted buildings near the bicycle shop. Hanoski's newest acquisition, as reported by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, is the former bakery at 1017 W. Lincoln Ave.


Sheehy's call for taxpayers to fund new arena faces uphill climb

Published Oct. 29, 2014

Over the years, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and its president, Tim Sheehy, have been vocal and ardent opponents of new taxes. That's why more than a few business leaders were still trying to process the messages Sheehy gave them when he spoke to the Milwaukee Rotary Club recently about the need to raise public financing for the region's cultural and entertainment venues.


Take your company to the "Next Stage"

Published Oct. 19, 2014

Empower your people to think like entrepreneurs and serve your customers. That was the leading takeaway message from the panelists at the first Next Stage Workshop recently presented by BizTimes.


Don't be afraid to fire a customer

Published July 9, 2014

Though it may seem counterintuitive, there are times when the customer is not worth the drama, and the customer must be fired.


Fell's free Yelp workshop

Published April 12, 2014

Rachel Fell, who lives in Milwaukee, is a marketing director for the San Francisco-based Yelp and one of her job-related missions is to help people understand Yelp's offerings. She will host a free workshop at Anodyne on Friday, April 18.


Johnson Creek Smoke Juice continues growth in "wild west" climate

Published April 10, 2014

Whether you support the e-cigarette industry or not, one thing is indisputable: it's a phenomenon that's growing rapidly. And while the companies that produce cigarette alternatives are based all over the world, one exists right in Milwaukee's own backyard. Hartland's Johnson Creek Enterprises, which makes Johnson Creek Smoke Juice, has quietly grown to an $8 million business and is expanding rapidly.


Local First plans initiative to keep business dollars in Milwaukee

Published Feb. 12, 2014

Today, Local First Milwaukee announced its new Grow Local Business initiative, which is an effort to shift local business spending back to Milwaukee. The campaign, which runs from February through April, will offer advice on how to boost the local economy by hiring talent as well as sourcing local business products.