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1. FaB Wisconsin accepting applications for second accelerator class
FaB (Food and Beverage) Wisconsin will be accepting applications for its FabCap Accelerator course through Aug. 16. Ten fast growing food-based companies will be selected for the year-long program, which is designed to improve their capacity for growth.
2. Sendik's plans small grocery store on Marquette University campus
Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell today announced that a new Sendik's store will open in the heart of the Marquette campus on the northeast corner of 16th and West Wells Streets.
3. Kesslers Diamonds names Joe Gehrke as new president
Kesslers Diamond Center, Inc., today announced that Joe Gehrke will join the company as president. Richard Kessler, founder and current president, will transition to the role of chief executive officer.
4. ALDI dedicates $37 million to remodeling 23 Milwaukee-area stores
ALDI announced its stores in the Milwaukee market have begun undergoing renovations as part of the company's nationwide plan to remodel and expand more than 1,300 U.S. stores by 2020.
5. Get lifted lashes at CORA Beauty + Spa
When I got the opportunity to try a Lash Lift from CORA Beauty + Spa, I literally jumped at the chance. When I learned I could get my lashes lifted - and tinted - without getting extensions put on I was quite intrigued.
6. Amazon brings one-hour delivery to Milwaukee
Today, Amazon is announcing that it's expanding its Prime Now one-hour delivery service to Milwaukee. No word yet on whether or not it will use drones or teleportation or cuddly Yetis to get you the goods so quickly, for $7.99.
7. Sendik's announces opening dates for two new Fresh2Go locations
As millennials and time-strapped consumers of all ages add convenience to the top of their shopping lists, locally owned and operated Sendik's Food Markets announced the opening of two new Fresh2GO locations.
8. Cheap wine uncorks a new winner
Saturday is National Wine Day, so here's our "two cents" on a $2.89 bottle of wine.
9. It's not social media, it's media
It's media. It's all media. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Rex, Twitter, LinkedIn, whatever platforms you use - you use them to read, interact, live, shop and make your life happen.
10. Completion of Garfield Avenue School sale pushes Bronzeville project forward
This morning, the City of Milwaukee's Bronzeville Advisory Committee offered an update on the project on 4th Street and North Avenue that would convert the former Garfield Avenue School and America's Black Holocaust Museum buildings into a mixed-use development.
11. #wewant remix: Moto Z Droid
Normally, when we talk about phones, we talk about things like size, camera and battery life. It's not often that a phone's accessories take center stage. The Moto Z Droid is a solid phone under the usual review rules, but it's real charm is in the extras.
12. Marcus Lemonis-backed Bentley's Pet Stuff opens six new shops in Milwaukee
Marcus Lemonis' recent visit to Milwaukee for "The Profit" may not have gone according to plan, but he still has his sights on the Cream City, as his Bentley's Pet Stuff chain will open six new shops in around the city this weekend.
13. Lakefront Brewery serves up fifth annual Black Friday event
On Friday, Nov. 25, Lakefront Brewery will host its fifth annual Black Friday event, selling its special one-day-only Black Friday beer as well as Pumpkin Lager six-packs and exclusive Black Friday hats.
14. Downtown lights up tonight, begins festive holiday season
The magic of Christmas and the holiday season begins tonight, Thursday, Nov. 17, in Downtown Milwaukee. The City's Christmas tree is lit and more than 500,000 lights will illuminate the city at the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Kick-Off Extravaganza.
15. #wewant Remix: Coffee trends made easy
Let's face it, most of us are fueled by coffee. There are many kinds of ways to make and drink it, and new coffee trends appear all the time. I got a chance to try out two products that make two of those trends easier to prepare: The Dripo 2-in-1 Travel Iced-drip Coffee Maker and Omega Power Creamer
16. 8 questions for Vivek Wadhwa
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation holds its Economic Forum 2016 today, Oct. 27 at the Pfister Hotel. This year's event features Vivek Wadhwa as the keynote speaker, a futurist who is recognized as Silicon Valley's most provocative voice for his ideas on technology trends, globalization and U.S. competitiveness.
17. A month with a smart watch that isn't an Apple Watch
The Vector Luna really does look a real watch at first glance, although it puts me off by its thickness. From a distance, its screen looks pretty good, but wearing it, I never got past its very low resolution and lack of brightness. That's a trade off for its month-long battery life, but I can't help but feel like I'm wearing a piece of technology more like a Palm Pilot than an iPhone.
18. Badger Liquor announced as first tenant for new Schlitz Park Warehouse Space
The developers of Schlitz Park today announced that Badger Liquor, Wisconsin's largest wine and spirits distributor, has signed a 10-year lease for 24,000 square feet of office space in Schlitz Park's RiverCenter building, 1555 River Center Dr.
19. Marquette and UW make top 20 in country for school spirit
We are Marquette! U-rah-rah! Wisconsin! It's really no surprise that both Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison rank in the top 20 for "colleges with the most school spirit."
20. Clear Water Outdoor in the Third Ward is closing
Clear Water Outdoor, an adventure/ sports retailer located at 250 N. Water St. in the Third Ward, will close by mid October. The company's Lake Geneva and Delafield shops will remain open.
21. #JHFitTour is coming to Milwaukee
This weekend and next week you'll have the chance to casually explore the custom fit clothing world of J. Hilburn as the brand brings its fashions to Milwaukee via the #JHFitTour at three local destinations.
22. Missing: Michael Cudahy's swans
Milwaukee visionary and philanthropist, Michael Cudahy, has lost his swans and needs help locating them.
23. Your Verizon phone just got a lot faster
Today, Verizon data speeds got faster. Verizon just rolled out its LTE Advanced technology to bring 50% faster peak wireless data speeds to more than 288 million people in 461 cities, including Milwaukee.
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24. Roots: Underground Outfitter moves to Downer Avenue
After three years in business, Roots: Underground Outfitter, an urban upscale clothing store for primarily men, will relocate from 5328 W. Vliet St. to 2622 N. Downer Ave. in the former Paperwork space.
25. L.L.Bean to open its first Wisconsin store in Brookfield next spring
Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean is set to expand its retail operation with the opening of its first Wisconsin store, scheduled to open the spring of 2017. The L.L.Bean store will be located at The Corners of Brookfield.