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Articles tagged with 'Business'


Scruggs & Sons still shining after five decades serving the community

Published June 3, 2016

Below the voices of men rattling on about politics, business and life was a hypnotic rhythm of polishing brushes rapidly crossing over each side of their shoes. For the last 50 years, this is what has gone down daily at Scruggs & Sons Shoe Repair, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.


Goodbye, corporate America: Black female entrepreneurs growing in U.S.

Published Jan. 8, 2016

More and more women of color have gone out on their own after having creatively constricting, unsatisfying experiences in corporate America. That mundaneness recently caused Madison-area entrepreneur Taylar Barrington to take the leap and to break out of it, Madison365 reports.


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.