News releases from Milwaukee Business Journal
2021 Wisconsin golf industry outlook; NY tech training company grows in Milwaukee: MBJ Podcast #91
January 15, 2021
Joe Stadler, executive director of the Wisconsin PGA, is the featured guest on this week's episode and talks about how golf courses are preparing for the upcoming season.
'So unpredictable' — Restaurant owners reflect on 2020, set expectations for new year
January 14, 2021
The cover story in this Friday's weekly edition of the Milwaukee Business Journal focuses on the restaurant industry in 2020 and expectations for 2021.
Festival Foods buys another Milwaukee-area site
January 14, 2021
The grocer added a store to its footprint in the region in late 2019 when it opened at the site of a former Kmart store in Hales Corners.
Harley-Davidson Inc. declared success for its business overhaul called “The Rewire” and announced dates for revealing five-year strategic plan “The Hardwire,” new motorcycle models and the new Pan...
The Morning Glory Art Fair is the first event listed on the Milwaukee Deer District calendar, scheduled for Aug. 14-15.
The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin and Westown Association made the decision to postpone the 52nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, scheduled for March 13.
The United Performing Arts Fund adjusted its annual Ride for the Arts into a new series that will occur over three Sundays in June.
Komatsu Mining closes plant in Virginia
January 12, 2021
Komatsu, which is building a $285 million office and plant in Milwaukee, announced closing a plant in Virginia as it adjusts its manufacturing capacity.
Molson Coors Beverage Co. signed an exclusive deal to launch ZOA, a nonalcoholic energy drink that the company expects will play in the better-for-you category.
Visit Milwaukee launches virtual Giving Fest to support Milwaukee hospitality organizations
January 11, 2021
Visit Milwaukee launched a virtual Giving Fest to benefit local companies between Jan. 15 and Feb. 28. The city's tourism and convention bureau is donating $50,000 to eligible hospitality companies to...
Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County CEO names acting CEO
January 11, 2021
Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County said its CEO Mike Crowley has resigned, his last day being Jan. 15. Operations manager Sara Clark was promoted to director of operations, acting CEO.
The Milwaukee Business Journal has announced the first round of our 2021 40 Under 40 honorees, a list that includes young business and community leaders from throughout southeastern Wisconsin. We'll...
Longtime Milwaukee sports-talk radio personality Bill “The Big Unit” Michaels announced Friday the end of his daily show on WSSP-AM (1250 “The Fan”) and 15 affiliate stations around Wisconsin and in...
The mild winter climate of Florida will serve as the first location for prospective buyers of Serial 1 e-bicycles — a Milwaukee company spun off by Harley-Davidson Inc. — to take a test drive.
Badger Meter acquires water-quality monitoring firm for $44M
January 08, 2021
Badger Meter Inc. said Friday it acquired Analytical Technology Inc., a privately held provider of water quality monitoring systems, for $44 million.
With main offices in Switzerland and New York, Sportsradar provides data and digital content about sports to media companies, bookmakers, sports federations and state authorities.
The former Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary-designee Sara Meaney joined the Milwaukee-based Dohmen Company Foundation as the chief marketing and communications officer.
A Briggs & Stratton LLC lawnmower brand was announced as the first “entitlement sponsor” of the long-standing USA Today men’s college basketball coaches’ poll.
Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio’s investment business Crescent Capital Group LP completed the sale of a 51% stake to Sun Life Financial of Canada.
Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Brookfield will drop Marriott flag in March. Sonesta to take over.
January 07, 2021
The Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Brookfield located at 16865 W. Bluemound Road will not be operated a Marriott-branded hotel beginning March 1. This will result in termination of all 29 hotel...
Skylight Music Theatre's decision to postpone the rest of its in-person productions in the 2020-2021 season followed a two-prong approach, according to executive director Jack Lemmon. One was the...
E-commerce a boon for Wisconsin purveyors in 2020
January 07, 2021
Wisconsin-based retailers saw strength in their e-commerce business in 2020, despite obstacles spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic.
On Thursday, the city intends to start distributing the doses to frontline health care workers and firefighters.
In first post-Chapter 11 capital project, Briggs & Stratton to invest $9.4 million in Alabama plant
January 06, 2021
In Briggs & Stratton LLC’s first significant capital project under the company’s new ownership, the Wauwatosa-based manufacturer will invest $9.4 million in new equipment and add 34 employees at its...
Kenosha businesses again hang plywood, DA's office not filing criminal charges in Blake shooting
January 05, 2021
Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley on Tuesday announced his office will not file criminal charges against Kenosha Police Department officers involved in the Aug. 23 police shooting of...
In other state road project contracts, Waukesha company Payne and Dolan was the lowest bidder at $45.1 million for a nearly 10-mile road project along U.S. Highway 12 in Madison.
Skylight Music Theatre postponed all of its previously scheduled in-person productions in the 2020-2021 season because of the continued impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the city of...