Northwestern Mutual kicks off tower construction

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. hosted a celebration this morning to mark the end of demolition work and the start of construction work for the 450 million, 32-story, 1. 1 million-square-foot Northwestern [Read story]

GSA eyes St. Francis building for FBI office

An office building on the lakefront in St. Francis appears to be the leading candidate to land the Milwaukee-area FBI office, according to commercial real estate sources. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Wisconsin governor’s race remains tight

The latest Marquette University Law School Poll results released today gave supporters of both Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke reasons for optimism. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Obama coming to Milwaukee for Laborfest

A spokeswoman for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will be in Milwaukee on Monday, Labor Day. Read entire story here. [Read story]

CHW Foundation names new president

The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation has named Meg Brzyski Nelson chief development officer and president. Read entire story here. [Read story]

MillerCoors to donate 500,000 for South Shore Park cleanup

MillerCoors will donate 500,000 to clean up Milwaukee's South Shore Park, the company announced today. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation names new president

The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation has named Meg Brzyski Nelson chief development officer and president. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Ullstrup to receive inaugural Woman of Courage Award

Christine Ullstrup, vice president of clinical services and programming for the Milwaukee-based nonprofit organization Meta House, will receive the first-ever Woman of Courage Award presented by the Wisconsin Alliance [Read story]

Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation has Lowest Closing Cost in the Nation

According to, Wisconsin has the fifth-highest closing cost in the nation at $2,706 — Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation actually has the lowest at $1,034. For the survey, requested good faith [Read story]

This weekend in Wisconsin: Bacon & Kegs, Marina Fest, World Tug-of-War Championships

A selection of community happenings across Wisconsin can be found each week here at the First Weber Wisconsin real estate & Wisconsin living blog. We hope you find something fun to do! August 29, Lobster Bake, Green [Read story]

Open Houses this Sunday!

Open House 11/18/2012 12-1 pm College Avenue to 20th, South to Wood, East                           to 19th, South to Property. Slide Show Map & Directions More Photos (22) 6731 S 19th StMilwaukee , WI [Read story]

Apartment buildings sprout on Milwaukee’s east side

By the end of October, three new upscale apartment buildings will open within a few blocks of one another on Milwaukee’s east side. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Dinner Lab Pops Up in Milwaukee

Chef Daniel Espinoza's tongue-in-cheek bio on the front of the first Milwaukee Dinner Lab pop-up event's menu describes him as the most huggable Mexican in Chicago. Leaving the event with a belly Read entire story here. [Read story]

Mahkorn is the face of theatrical dedication and hope

Gretchen Mahkorn is 21. She's an actor. She has a BFA in acting from a respected program. She's smart. She's determined. She networks. She has a resume. She has history onstage from a very young age. And her next acting [Read story]

Shift switch: Top Notch beer line cleaner

Meet Ben Dosmann, who at 22 is a young entrepreneur, owner of Top Notch, a company that cleans beer lines at local taverns. He showed's Bobby Tanzilo how the job is done. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Weekly Milwaukee Events Calendar

Find something to do this week with our extensive event listings. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Inside the world’s biggest record collection

Strolling between shelves crammed with his records, Zero Freitas pauses and finds another piece of music that he just must take home. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Piggly Wiggly store to open in Hartford

Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly announces a new store in Hartford. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Startup Milwaukee

Startup Milwaukee is an organization that is building and networking Milwaukee's emerging community of startup companies. Please join us monthly for free beer, great conversation, plus presentations and demos from [Read story]

Construction done right

It's easy to complain about highway construction in Milwaukee. After all, it's pretty much a constant. When one project finishes, another begins ... if we're lucky. More often, it seems like every interchange or stretch [Read story]