Lakefront Brewery plans expansion near its Commerce Street HQ

Milwaukee-based craft brewer Lakefront Brewery Inc. announced today that it plans to expand with a facility at 1890 N. Commerce St. in Milwaukee. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Community Bank Trust sells Clarke Hotel for 1 million

Harp Eagle Ltd. , which owns several small hotels and restaurants in Wisconsin including Country Clare Irish Inn Pub in Milwaukee, recently purchased the 20-room Clarke Hotel in downtown Waukesha for 1 million, [Read story]

BizTimes Media calling for Nonprofit Excellence Awards nominations

BizTimes Media invites southeastern Wisconsin’s business and nonprofit communities to nominate deserving individuals, companies and organizations for the inaugural BizTimes Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Read entire [Read story]

GREEN BAY – WPS to refund 8.1 million to electric customers

Wisconsin Public Service Corp. will refund 8. 1 million to Wisconsin electric retail customers as a result of collecting too much money for fuel and purchased-power costs. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Wisconsin needs to pay it forward like Silicon Valley

Successful entrepreneurs in Wisconsin need to “pay it forward,” like they do in Silicon Valley. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Teamsters Local 200 merges with Local 43

Teamsters Local 43, based in Racine, has voted to merge with Milwaukee’s Teamsters Local 200. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Lakefront proposes brewery expansion along river

Lakefront Brewery Inc., which recently dropped plans to build a second facility in the Menomonee Valley, is now planning to expand on a neighboring parcel overlooking the Milwaukee River. Lakefront has an accepted offer [Read story]

Milwaukee Biz Blog Wisconsin needs to pay it forward like Silicon Valley

Successful entrepreneurs in Wisconsin need to “pay it forward,” like they do in Silicon Valley. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Teen robbed, sexually assaulted on Milwaukee’s East Side

According to the Milwaukee Police Department, a 19-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint around 11 p.m. Monday near Oakland Avenue and Locust Street. Read entire story here. [Read story]

UW System seeks $95.2 million hike in state funding

The University of Wisconsin System would seek a $95.2 million increase in state funding with a goal of more closely aligning education and research with the economic needs of the state, under a proposed biennial budget [Read story]

Made in Milwaukee Midwest Engineering Systems moving into larger space

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc. , an automation systems manufacturer, is in the process of moving into a new 100,000-square-foot facility at W238 N1800 Rockwood Drive in Pewaukee. Read entire story here. [Read story]

BMO forecasts 2.6 Wisconsin GDP growth in 2015

BMO Capital Markets Economic Research has forecast 2. 6 percent GDP growth in Wisconsin in 2015, up from its estimate of 2. 1 percent GDP growth for 2014 and the actual GDP growth of 1. 7 percent in 2013. Read entire [Read story]

Busch Precision acquires part of Maintenance Service Corp.

Milwaukee-based Busch Precision Inc. has acquired certain assets, including two lines of business, from West Allis-based Maintenance Service Corp. Read entire story here. [Read story]

State Morning Headlines Report says Medicaid expansion would have saved state 206 million

Wisconsin could have saved 206 million in 2013-15 if the state had accepted the Medicaid expansion allowed under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Read [Read story]

Honoring the legacy of Donald Sykes

Recently, Donald Sykes announced his retirement as CEO and president of the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board MAWIB. During his tenure, Don brought his nationally recognized leadership in workforce development [Read story]

State home sales down in July but prices rise

The number of homes sold in Wisconsin fell 2. 4 percent in July to 7,240, but the median sales price of homes sold in the state increased 2. 4 percent to 158,700 compared to July of 2013, according to the Wisconsin [Read story]

Sexual Assault, Robbery near UWM

Police are investigating a sexual assault and robbery of a female UWM student. Milwaukee police say it happened just after 10:30pm Monday, August 18 in the 3000 block of N Oakland Ave., but a witness tells us it happened [Read story]

GESTRA Engineering plans new building near airport

GESTRA Engineering Inc. , a Milwaukee-based engineering consulting firm, plans to build a new 16,200-square-foot office and warehouse building on a vacant 1. 45-acre lot at 191 W. Edgerton Ave. in Milwaukee, near [Read story]

Wisconsin’s ACT test scores keep high U.S. ranking

ACT composite scores in Wisconsin and the nation as a whole did not change substantively from last year’s results. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Ten things you should know about Wisconsin’s new trust code

On December 13, 2013, Governor Scott Walker signed the New Wisconsin Trust Code WTC into law. With an effective date of July 1, 2014, the WTC fundamentally changes the law that governs Wisconsin trusts, both trusts [Read story]