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Economy & Business
11:33 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Flying Car Seeks to Insert Innovation Chip Into Milwaukee

Flying Car Milwaukee's three day annual event will begin next Wednesday.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Michael Hostad, Executive Director of Innovation in Milwaukee, and Cathie Madden,a consultant helping organize Flying Car Milwaukee.

Next week, people from across a diverse group of disciplines will converge on UW-Milwaukee's Zelazo Center to talk about innovation - but not necessarily in the sense of invention.

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Economy & Business
2:46 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Want to Buy Grand Avenue Mall? Auction Bids Start at $4.75 Million

The Shops of Grand Avenue mall was listed for auction this week.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee Business Journal reporter Stacy Vogel Davis about news on Grand Avenue Mall.

Milwaukee's long-declining downtown shopping mall, the Shops of Grand Avenue, is again on the block.

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Economy & Business
5:27 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Mitchell Airport Rumored to Be Courting Low-Cost International Airlines

General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee
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Though Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport has seen passenger travel drop in the last couple of years, some analysts think the trend may turn.

Not only are current carriers in the market stabilizing, but new reports suggest the airport is actively trying to recruit low-cost international carriers.

Milwaukee Business Journal reporter Stacy Vogel Davis says though the overall trend has continued downward, December numbers showed a modest increase in passengers using the Milwaukee airport.

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Economy & Business
6:59 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Milwaukee Still Striving to Become Global Water Hub

Rich Meeusen is the co-founder and co-chair of Milwaukee's Water Council.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee Magazine reporter Rich Rovito.

The idea that Milwaukee could someday become the hub for the world’s freshwater technology innovations has been talked about enough that it seems that it’s a long-held belief by community leaders.

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Economy & Business
12:33 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Boston Store Will Stay at Grand Avenue for Four Years, Pending City Support

Boston Store will sign a four-year lease to stay in the Grand Avenue mall if the city gives it $1.2 million in incentives.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee Business Journal reporters Stacy Vogel Davis and Sean Ryan.

Boston Store will remain as the west-end anchor of the Shops of Grand Avenue after it agreed this week to four-year lease extension, contingent on city support.

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Economy & Business
5:36 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Milwaukee Business Journal Gets Online Redesign and New Name

The new online design of the Milwaukee Business Journal
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Milwaukee Business Journal's Mark Kass and Stacy Vogel Davis.

For more than thirty years, the weekly newspaper, the Business Journal of Milwaukee, has specialized in business and economic news around southeastern Wisconsin.

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Economy & Business
11:01 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Milwaukee Family Creates Popular 'HoodiePet'

HoodiePet was created by the Kempes, a Milwaukee family. This particular design is designer Alexia Kempe's favorite.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Alexia and Louise Kempe, creators of HoodiePet.

Like Linus of Peanuts fame, many kids wish they could still hold onto their baby blankets, while still looking cool. A Milwaukee mom and her family have tapped into that desire and come up with one of the season's hot products.

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Economy & Business
12:54 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Are "Unwritten Rules" Still Holding Back Women in Corporate America?

Office Managing Partner for McGladrey LLP Lori Stortz being interviewed at the University Club of Milwaukee.
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Lori Stortz talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich, in an interview recorded at the University Club of Milwaukee.

Even though GM made big news by appointing a female CEO, one leading Milwaukee businesswoman says Corporate America still has a long way to go.

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Economy & Business
2:05 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Former Wisconsin Energy Chairman Reflects on Industry Changes

Dick Abdoo is the former head of Wisconsin Energy.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Richard "Dick" Abdoo, the former Chairman of Wisconsin Energies Corporation.

It’s been eight years since Dick Abdoo stepped down as Chairman of the Wisconsin Energy Corporation, of which We Energies is a subsidiary.

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Economy & Business
4:36 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

What Do Milwaukee's Young Professional Groups Do?

Young professionals gather at a Newaukee and FUEL Milwaukee event at Millioke Restaurant.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Milwaukee Magazine Associate Editor Matthew Hrodey.

Since it came on the scene four years ago, the organization known as Newaukee has connected thousands of Milwaukee’s young professionals.

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