ARCADIA – Ashley Furniture says it has no plans to lay off employees

An Ashley Furniture official said that the company has no plans for lay offs -- even though the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. board approved a 6 million tax credit for the company conditioned only on the company [Read story]

Sensient names new board members

Milwaukee-based Sensient Technologies Corp. has appointed both Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt and Joseph Carleone to its board of directors. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Milwaukee Biz Blog I will miss working in Walker’s Point

My nine-year run in Walker's Point is done. The business for which I work Federal Mfg. is moving to Pewaukee this week. Last Friday was our last day at 201 W. Walker St. Read entire story here. [Read story]

WEDC doles out grants to Milwaukee startups

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and the University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Technology Commercialization have awarded grants from the Ideadvance Seed Fund to 11 startups, including seven from the [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]

Shorewest Shares: The Cost of Waiting to Purchase a Home

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a move-up buyer, housing experts in two major areas —home prices and mortgage rates — suggest buying now rather than later. PRICES According to a recent survey of over 100 [Read story]

Metro area home sales rise 24.2% in November

By Paul Gores of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The metro Milwaukee housing market remained on a consistent recovery course last month, as November sales of existing homes jumped 24.2% from a year ago. Metro MLS Inc. [Read story]

Downtown Milwaukee high-rise apartment building considered

Carroll Properties of Chicago is considering developing a 31- to 33-story luxury apartment building in downtown Milwaukee. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Adventures in Chinese Dining – Peking House offers the usual (and so much more)

The first thing lunchtime visitors will notice at Peking House is a buffet. Those that request a menu will find that, at first, it looks just like every other Chinese menu Read entire story here. [Read story]

Author Stephen Moss brings musical mysteries to Milwaukee

Author Stephen Moss only lived in Milwaukee for a little while, maybe five years or so, but he makes sure to drop by all the time nowadays - at least in literary form. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Milwaukee Talks: Milwaukee Brewing Co.’s Jim McCabe

Recently, sat down with Milwaukee Ale House and Milwaukee Brewing Company owner Jim McCabe and talked Milwaukee, family, big decisions and, of course, beer. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Hank Aaron meets Hank the Brewers dog for the 1st time

Hank Aaron the baseball legend and Hank the Brewers dog had their first face-to-face introduction Thursday at Miller Park. The canine Hank is named after Aaron, who played for the Milwaukee Braves and closed out his [Read story]

Primetime Emmys: Broadcast versus cable

With one of his first jokes at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, host Seth Meyers cut to the chase: Read entire story here. [Read story]

Eat your selfie on a Middleton marshmallow

Move over Kate Middleton! Younger brother James Middleton is stealing the spotlight with his candy business that prints Instagram and Facebook pictures on marshmallows. Read entire story here. [Read story]

The Milwaukee Photography Meetup Group

Photographers of all levels from beginner to professional meeting to trade ideas and techniques in order to better their ability.The Milwaukee Photography Meetup GroupMilwaukee, WI53201, us Read entire story here. [Read story]

9 pictures of the Central Library dome: inside and out

Today, I visited the Milwaukee Public Library's beautiful Central Library to do research for a couple upcoming stories. While I was there, I asked to see the dome... Read entire story here. [Read story]

Urban spelunking: Downtown steam tunnels

Milwaukee's got a knack for putting waste to good use. Consider Milorganite or, less obviously to those of us up here on the surface, the city steam system. Follow Bobby Tanzilo as he goes down into two We Energies steam [Read story]

Salon: Milwaukee is the new Portland

For me, Milwaukee is Milwaukee and we should be darn proud of it. But a comparison to Portland isn't bad and it's exactly what Richard Manning of writes today on Read entire story here. [Read story]

Milwaukee Film Festival announces new Art + Artists program

There's a whole lot of new coming out of the Milwaukee Film Festival this year. The festival already announced its new Film Feast program, and now comes the Art + Artists program, a collection of eight documentaries [Read story]

Kate’s Plates: Local artist creates art for Milwaukee restaurants

If you're like most people, the dinnerware off of which you're eating probably doesn't provoke a second thought. But, for area chefs, the plates and bowls used for serving are an integral part of the dining [Read story]