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WI credit unions’ economic Impact Nearly $4 Billion

With worldwide celebrations on Thursday, Oct. 19 for International Credit Union Day, there is good reason to celebrate these not-for-profit, cooperatively owned financial institutions right here in Wisconsin. Credit Union Economic Contributions: Estimates by State, Wisconsin – a report by the Credit Union National Association – estimates that credit unions contributed $4 billion to the state’s economy, 22,000 jobs, and more than $1 billion in employee earnings in 2016 alone. “The bottom line: if state residents are saving at and borrowing from credit unions in their states rather than regional or national banks, the money stays in the state, boosting the state’s economy,” the report noted. “On Thursday the credit union Movement celebrates how ‘dreams thrive here,” and these findings illustrate how true that is. Being local, member-owned institutions helps ensure that benefits stay here, on Wisconsin’s main streets,” said League President & CEO Brett Thompson. “The actual impact of credit unions is greater still. This report doesn’t take into account the millions saved each year by the 3 million members who choose credit unions,” he added. Since the start of the recession, credit unions helped keep more than $2 billion in the pockets of their member-owners, thanks to better…

With worldwide celebrations on Thursday, Oct. 19 for International Credit Union Day, there is good reason to celebrate these not-for-profit, cooperatively owned financial institutions right here in Wisconsin. Credit Union Economic Contributions: Estimates by State, Wisconsin – a report by the Credit Union National Association – estimates that credit unions contributed $4 billion to the state’s economy, 22,000 jobs, and more than $1 billion in employee earnings in 2016 alone. “The bottom line: if state residents are saving at and borrowing from credit unions in their states rather than regional or national banks, the money stays in the state, boosting the state’s economy,” the report noted. “On Thursday the credit union Movement celebrates how ‘dreams thrive here,” and these findings illustrate how true that is. Being local, member-owned institutions helps ensure that benefits stay here, on Wisconsin’s main streets,” said League President & CEO Brett Thompson. “The actual impact of credit unions is greater still. This report doesn’t take into account the millions saved each year by the 3 million members who choose credit unions,” he added. Since the start of the recession, credit unions helped keep more than $2 billion in the pockets of their member-owners, thanks to better…

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Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony Announces Its 2017-2018 Concert Season

Milwaukee – The area’s oldest performing symphony orchestra, Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony (FCS), has announced its schedule for the 2017-2018 “Symphony Sundays—Classical Music for All Ages” series for general audiences and the “Pajama Jamboree” series for children, parents, and grandparents. In all, the symphony orchestra will perform seven concerts during the upcoming season. The 2017-2018 Symphony Sundays series will begin with the concert titled Thanksgiving Promises on Sunday, November 12, 2017, with uplifting compositions that evoke appreciation, wonder, and thanks. FCS will feature rich and expansive music from four master composers: William Walton’s “Prelude and Fugue (The Spitfire),” Jennifer Higdon’s “All Things Majestic: I. Teton Range,” Aaron Copland’s grand Suite from “The Tender Land,” and Antonín Dvořák’s graceful “Symphony no. 8, op. 88 in G.” On Sunday, January 28, 2017, at the conclusion of the 500th anniversary of The Reformation, FCS will perform Saints and Heroes, a concert of majestic music conveying the inspiring spirit and faith of the composers. The concert will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s heroic “Egmont Overture in F minor, op. 84,” Paul Hindemith’s “Noblissima Visione” celebrating Saint Francis of Assisi, and Felix Mendelssohn’s glorious “Symphony no. 5, op. 107 (Reformation).” Passion, Beauty, and Light is the…

Milwaukee – The area’s oldest performing symphony orchestra, Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony (FCS), has announced its schedule for the 2017-2018 “Symphony Sundays—Classical Music for All Ages” series for general audiences and the “Pajama Jamboree” series for children, parents, and grandparents. In all, the symphony orchestra will perform seven concerts during the upcoming season. The 2017-2018 Symphony Sundays series will begin with the concert titled Thanksgiving Promises on Sunday, November 12, 2017, with uplifting compositions that evoke appreciation, wonder, and thanks. FCS will feature rich and expansive music from four master composers: William Walton’s “Prelude and Fugue (The Spitfire),” Jennifer Higdon’s “All Things Majestic: I. Teton Range,” Aaron Copland’s grand Suite from “The Tender Land,” and Antonín Dvořák’s graceful “Symphony no. 8, op. 88 in G.” On Sunday, January 28, 2017, at the conclusion of the 500th anniversary of The Reformation, FCS will perform Saints and Heroes, a concert of majestic music conveying the inspiring spirit and faith of the composers. The concert will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s heroic “Egmont Overture in F minor, op. 84,” Paul Hindemith’s “Noblissima Visione” celebrating Saint Francis of Assisi, and Felix Mendelssohn’s glorious “Symphony no. 5, op. 107 (Reformation).” Passion, Beauty, and Light is the…

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A Few Economic Indicators To Watch The Rest Of 2017

According to the Washington Post, economic growth was slow in the United States during the first quarter of 2017, moving along at only 0.7 percent. The number is a big drop off from the 2.1 percent growth experienced by the nation in the final quarter of 2016 and a long way from President Donald Trump’s promise of 3 percent economic growth during his time in office. It hasn’t been all bad news on the economic front thus far in 2017. In the wake of what is turning out to be a volatile and unpredictable presidency, the stock market, which usually swings on every little tick of news – economic or not – has been quiet. In fact it continues the steady growth that it has shown for nearly a decade. Financial adviser Stephen Ng (www.stephenngfg.com) says he doesn’t know how long this strong market performance will continue, but does know it can’t last forever. “When the market is up, you have to be careful,” says Ng, author of the book 10 Financial Mistakes You Should Avoid. “You need to make sure you have strategies in place for when the market drops.” The stock market is one thing Ng will have…

According to the Washington Post, economic growth was slow in the United States during the first quarter of 2017, moving along at only 0.7 percent. The number is a big drop off from the 2.1 percent growth experienced by the nation in the final quarter of 2016 and a long way from President Donald Trump’s promise of 3 percent economic growth during his time in office. It hasn’t been all bad news on the economic front thus far in 2017. In the wake of what is turning out to be a volatile and unpredictable presidency, the stock market, which usually swings on every little tick of news – economic or not – has been quiet. In fact it continues the steady growth that it has shown for nearly a decade. Financial adviser Stephen Ng (www.stephenngfg.com) says he doesn’t know how long this strong market performance will continue, but does know it can’t last forever. “When the market is up, you have to be careful,” says Ng, author of the book 10 Financial Mistakes You Should Avoid. “You need to make sure you have strategies in place for when the market drops.” The stock market is one thing Ng will have…

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Snyder’s-Lance plans $7.8 million expansion of Baptista’s Bakery in Franklin

MADISON, WI. July 18, 2017 – Baptista’s Bakery LLC, a subsidiary of Snyder’s-Lance Inc. and a leader in snack food innovation, is expanding its operations in Franklin to continue to meet the growing demand for its specialized products. The company expects to create 125 jobs and invest $7.8 million in building renovations, machinery and equipment as part of the expansion currently underway at the Franklin Business Park. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is supporting the project by authorizing up to $300,000 in state income tax credits over the next three years. The actual amount of tax credits Baptista’s will receive is contingent upon the number of jobs created during that time. “The company has experienced tremendous growth over the last five years and has already doubled employment at its Franklin facility,” said Mark R. Hogan, secretary and CEO of WEDC, the state’s lead economic development corporation. “Baptista’s has already invested more than $100 million in its facility, and we are pleased to assist the company in the next phase of its growth.” Founded in 1999, Baptista’s Bakery has historically focused on contract and private-label snack food manufacturing, and is known for its flat pretzel crackers and dippable tortilla chips….

MADISON, WI. July 18, 2017 – Baptista’s Bakery LLC, a subsidiary of Snyder’s-Lance Inc. and a leader in snack food innovation, is expanding its operations in Franklin to continue to meet the growing demand for its specialized products. The company expects to create 125 jobs and invest $7.8 million in building renovations, machinery and equipment as part of the expansion currently underway at the Franklin Business Park. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is supporting the project by authorizing up to $300,000 in state income tax credits over the next three years. The actual amount of tax credits Baptista’s will receive is contingent upon the number of jobs created during that time. “The company has experienced tremendous growth over the last five years and has already doubled employment at its Franklin facility,” said Mark R. Hogan, secretary and CEO of WEDC, the state’s lead economic development corporation. “Baptista’s has already invested more than $100 million in its facility, and we are pleased to assist the company in the next phase of its growth.” Founded in 1999, Baptista’s Bakery has historically focused on contract and private-label snack food manufacturing, and is known for its flat pretzel crackers and dippable tortilla chips….

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Northwestern Mutual President Gregory C. Overland Named President Elect

Milwaukee – Milwaukee Repertory Theater is proud to announce that Joaquin Altoro(SVP, Town Bank), Ivor J. Benjamin, MD (Center Director, Professor at Medical College of Wisconsin),Marybeth Cottrill (Director-Private Wealth Advisor BMO Wealth Management), Amy Croen (Co-Founder, Co-President Geneva Capital Management, LLC), Sean Cummings (Senior VP, Global Demand for Harley-Davidson Motor Company), Bradley J. Kalscheur(Partner, Michael Best and Friedrich), Phoebe Lewis(Community Volunteer), and Gina Alberts Peter(Executive VP, Wells Fargo) have been elected to the Board of Trustees for a three year term starting July 1, 2017. Additionally three trustees were elected to new positions on Milwaukee Rep’s Executive Committee, including former Vice President of Trustees Gregory C. Overland (President, Northwestern Mutual) will become the new President-Elect, former Secretary Stacy P. Williams (Senior Investment Consultant, Robert W. Baird & Co.) will assume the role of Vice President of Trustees, and Catherine Robinson (Community Volunteer) will assume the role of Secretary. Joining them on the Executive Committee will be returning trustees Ed Seaberg (VP of IT Operations, Rockwell Automation) as President, Jane Chernof(Community Volunteer) as Vice President of Development, Patrick Gallagher (Vice President, CBRE Capital Markets) as Treasurer, with Judy Hansen (Broadway Producer) and Robert H. Manegold (Community Volunteer) as At Large appointments….

Milwaukee – Milwaukee Repertory Theater is proud to announce that Joaquin Altoro(SVP, Town Bank), Ivor J. Benjamin, MD (Center Director, Professor at Medical College of Wisconsin),Marybeth Cottrill (Director-Private Wealth Advisor BMO Wealth Management), Amy Croen (Co-Founder, Co-President Geneva Capital Management, LLC), Sean Cummings (Senior VP, Global Demand for Harley-Davidson Motor Company), Bradley J. Kalscheur(Partner, Michael Best and Friedrich), Phoebe Lewis(Community Volunteer), and Gina Alberts Peter(Executive VP, Wells Fargo) have been elected to the Board of Trustees for a three year term starting July 1, 2017. Additionally three trustees were elected to new positions on Milwaukee Rep’s Executive Committee, including former Vice President of Trustees Gregory C. Overland (President, Northwestern Mutual) will become the new President-Elect, former Secretary Stacy P. Williams (Senior Investment Consultant, Robert W. Baird & Co.) will assume the role of Vice President of Trustees, and Catherine Robinson (Community Volunteer) will assume the role of Secretary. Joining them on the Executive Committee will be returning trustees Ed Seaberg (VP of IT Operations, Rockwell Automation) as President, Jane Chernof(Community Volunteer) as Vice President of Development, Patrick Gallagher (Vice President, CBRE Capital Markets) as Treasurer, with Judy Hansen (Broadway Producer) and Robert H. Manegold (Community Volunteer) as At Large appointments….

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Economist grow wary

Ever since Donald Trump’s election as president in November, there’s been a stream of surveys showing that business owners and top executives are feeling more confident about the economy and their business prospects than they have in years. However, while the stock market has risen in what some call the “Trump bump,” there is also evidence that all these expressions of confidence are merely expressions and are not translating much into tangible actions. According to The New York Times, a historically-relevant measure of business confidence, mergers and acquisitions activity, belies a greater level of nervousness about the economy than those surveys indicate. Mergers, especially big, mega-deal mergers, are down, according to the Times, with M&A activity sitting at its lowest level since 2013. Teasing out why business leaders are behaving this way, though, is a difficult task. The Times quoted John Waldron, co-head of global investment banking at Goldman Sachs, saying corporate leaders are waiting for clarity on actions the Trump administration has said it would take. Uncertainty on taxes, infrastructure and deregulation could all be weighing on those decision-makers, Waldron told The Times. The Times also cited the Business Roundtable’s chief executive confidence index (released last week), which jumped…

Ever since Donald Trump’s election as president in November, there’s been a stream of surveys showing that business owners and top executives are feeling more confident about the economy and their business prospects than they have in years. However, while the stock market has risen in what some call the “Trump bump,” there is also evidence that all these expressions of confidence are merely expressions and are not translating much into tangible actions. According to The New York Times, a historically-relevant measure of business confidence, mergers and acquisitions activity, belies a greater level of nervousness about the economy than those surveys indicate. Mergers, especially big, mega-deal mergers, are down, according to the Times, with M&A activity sitting at its lowest level since 2013. Teasing out why business leaders are behaving this way, though, is a difficult task. The Times quoted John Waldron, co-head of global investment banking at Goldman Sachs, saying corporate leaders are waiting for clarity on actions the Trump administration has said it would take. Uncertainty on taxes, infrastructure and deregulation could all be weighing on those decision-makers, Waldron told The Times. The Times also cited the Business Roundtable’s chief executive confidence index (released last week), which jumped…

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Boerner Botanical Gardens, The Domes Celebrate National Public Gardens Day

MILWAUKEE – Boerner Botanical Gardens and the Mitchell Park Domes will celebrate National Public Gardens Day with special tours May 12. National Public Gardens Day was created in 2009 to increase awareness of the educational resources public gardens provide to local communities. Local programming includes such topics as home gardening and landscaping, plant and water conservation, and preservation of green spaces. Boerner Botanical Gardens To observe the day, visitors to Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, may select from four tours—or take them all. Each tour, led by a staff horticulturist, will begin as a general overview but will emphasize different garden spaces. At 9 a.m. Lorrie Burrows will focus on the Rose and Perennial gardens. At 10 a.m. Peggy Gibbs Zautke will highlight the Herb Garden, Bog Walk, and Whitnall Park Rotary Circle. At 11 a.m. Ben Habanek will feature the Shrub Mall, Rain-Harvesting Garden, and Rock Garden. At 1 p.m., Jessica Cloninger will spotlight the Butterfly and Trial gardens. Also celebrating National Public Gardens Day, Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens will offer a $10 discount on annual memberships. The memberships, available in the gift shop, allow for free, unlimited admission to the Botanical Gardens, discounts in the gift shop and café, early notice and discounts on…

MILWAUKEE – Boerner Botanical Gardens and the Mitchell Park Domes will celebrate National Public Gardens Day with special tours May 12. National Public Gardens Day was created in 2009 to increase awareness of the educational resources public gardens provide to local communities. Local programming includes such topics as home gardening and landscaping, plant and water conservation, and preservation of green spaces. Boerner Botanical Gardens To observe the day, visitors to Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, may select from four tours—or take them all. Each tour, led by a staff horticulturist, will begin as a general overview but will emphasize different garden spaces. At 9 a.m. Lorrie Burrows will focus on the Rose and Perennial gardens. At 10 a.m. Peggy Gibbs Zautke will highlight the Herb Garden, Bog Walk, and Whitnall Park Rotary Circle. At 11 a.m. Ben Habanek will feature the Shrub Mall, Rain-Harvesting Garden, and Rock Garden. At 1 p.m., Jessica Cloninger will spotlight the Butterfly and Trial gardens. Also celebrating National Public Gardens Day, Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens will offer a $10 discount on annual memberships. The memberships, available in the gift shop, allow for free, unlimited admission to the Botanical Gardens, discounts in the gift shop and café, early notice and discounts on…

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Changes Coming to GO Pass Program

Milwaukee, WI – More than 26,000 letters are being sent out this week to people with GO Pass cards informing them of updates to the program, including the end of free rides. These changes will support the viability of the GO Pass program while also helping to increase the sustainability of the transit system that provides 40 million rides a year to people to get to work, school, job training, medical appointments and activities across the county. Milwaukee County and MCTS worked with riders and advocates on changes to the program. In the two years since the GO Pass was launched, more than 13.5 million free rides have been given. By the time all the changes are implemented, an estimated 15 million rides will have been given. The changes to the GO Pass Program were approved in the 2017 Milwaukee County Budget. The changes are being rolled out in stages: A $5 card fee for all new recipients Began January 17, 2017 Financial means test that ensures people who need help the most receive it On June 12, 2017, riders who do not meet the requirements will have their cards turned off A $1 per day fare for eligible GO…

Milwaukee, WI – More than 26,000 letters are being sent out this week to people with GO Pass cards informing them of updates to the program, including the end of free rides. These changes will support the viability of the GO Pass program while also helping to increase the sustainability of the transit system that provides 40 million rides a year to people to get to work, school, job training, medical appointments and activities across the county. Milwaukee County and MCTS worked with riders and advocates on changes to the program. In the two years since the GO Pass was launched, more than 13.5 million free rides have been given. By the time all the changes are implemented, an estimated 15 million rides will have been given. The changes to the GO Pass Program were approved in the 2017 Milwaukee County Budget. The changes are being rolled out in stages: A $5 card fee for all new recipients Began January 17, 2017 Financial means test that ensures people who need help the most receive it On June 12, 2017, riders who do not meet the requirements will have their cards turned off A $1 per day fare for eligible GO…

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Scott Wille and Colleen Singh Join Network Health Leadership Team

MENASHA – Network Health’s experienced leadership team continues to grow with the addition of two new leaders. Scott Wille, previously of Trilogy Health Solutions, joins Network Health as vice president of network development. Colleen Singh, previously of Common Ground Health Care Cooperative in Milwaukee, joins Network Health as vice president of operations. “As Network Health continues to grow, it’s important that we install the right leaders to support our mission of enhancing the life, health and wellness of the communities we serve,” said Coreen Dicus-Johnson, Network Health president and CEO. “Scott and Colleen bring a combined 60 years of experience to our team here at Network Health. I look forward to working with them to provide an exceptional experience to our members.” Scott Wille, Vice President of Network Development Scott Wille brings over 25 years of health insurance industry experience to his new role at Network Health. He specializes in developing innovative relationships with providers and industry partners to create high-value health networks. As vice president of network development, Scott will grow Network Health’s respected network of providers and create outcome-based relationships with our physician partners. “Scott will work to guarantee that all Network Health members continue to have access…

MENASHA – Network Health’s experienced leadership team continues to grow with the addition of two new leaders. Scott Wille, previously of Trilogy Health Solutions, joins Network Health as vice president of network development. Colleen Singh, previously of Common Ground Health Care Cooperative in Milwaukee, joins Network Health as vice president of operations. “As Network Health continues to grow, it’s important that we install the right leaders to support our mission of enhancing the life, health and wellness of the communities we serve,” said Coreen Dicus-Johnson, Network Health president and CEO. “Scott and Colleen bring a combined 60 years of experience to our team here at Network Health. I look forward to working with them to provide an exceptional experience to our members.” Scott Wille, Vice President of Network Development Scott Wille brings over 25 years of health insurance industry experience to his new role at Network Health. He specializes in developing innovative relationships with providers and industry partners to create high-value health networks. As vice president of network development, Scott will grow Network Health’s respected network of providers and create outcome-based relationships with our physician partners. “Scott will work to guarantee that all Network Health members continue to have access…

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More People To Grow Their Own Food

MILWAUKEE — For the past 8 years, Victory Garden Initiative has installed raised-bed gardens across Milwaukee and beyond. From May 13-27, over 300 volunteers will join Victory Garden Initiative (VGI) for the nation’s largest garden-building event, the Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ. Over these two weeks, volunteers will build approximately 500 4×8’ raised-bed gardens filled with healthy, organic soil in front yards and backyards all over the city, bringing the total number of gardens installed by VGI to over 3,500. The gardens, purchased by community members at an affordable price, are installed by volunteers and filled with organic soil from VGI’s local compost partner, Blue Ribbon Organics. Each garden also comes with a variety pack of 10 fruit, flower and vegetable seeds to help budding gardeners get started! Anyone can purchase a garden for their yard or business , and each year up to half of the BLITZ gardens go to low-income recipients at a reduced price. Residents of Washington Park, Clarke Square, Layton Boulevard West, Lindsay Heights, the 53218 ZIP Code and any Targeted Investment Neighborhood are currently included in the subsidized program. Registration to purchase a garden is open now until May 1st. The BLITZ mobilizes hundreds of…

MILWAUKEE — For the past 8 years, Victory Garden Initiative has installed raised-bed gardens across Milwaukee and beyond. From May 13-27, over 300 volunteers will join Victory Garden Initiative (VGI) for the nation’s largest garden-building event, the Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ. Over these two weeks, volunteers will build approximately 500 4×8’ raised-bed gardens filled with healthy, organic soil in front yards and backyards all over the city, bringing the total number of gardens installed by VGI to over 3,500. The gardens, purchased by community members at an affordable price, are installed by volunteers and filled with organic soil from VGI’s local compost partner, Blue Ribbon Organics. Each garden also comes with a variety pack of 10 fruit, flower and vegetable seeds to help budding gardeners get started! Anyone can purchase a garden for their yard or business , and each year up to half of the BLITZ gardens go to low-income recipients at a reduced price. Residents of Washington Park, Clarke Square, Layton Boulevard West, Lindsay Heights, the 53218 ZIP Code and any Targeted Investment Neighborhood are currently included in the subsidized program. Registration to purchase a garden is open now until May 1st. The BLITZ mobilizes hundreds of…

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Google, Apple, Facebook y otras empresas se pronuncian con respecto a prohibición de Trump contra musulmanes

La bolsa de valores cerró el lunes a la baja por el caos generado entre las empresas por la prohibición migratoria de Trump. Los ejecutivos de varias empresas se pronunciaron contra la orden de Trump; entre ellos, los de Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla, Airbnb, Ford y Goldman Sachs, que tiene cada vez más influencia en el gobierno de Trump, con al menos seis consejeros principales y candidatos al gabinete, por ejemplo el jefe estratega de Trump, Steve Bannon, que tiene vínculos cercanos con el gigante financiero. Por otra parte, miles de personas han eliminado la aplicación Uber después de que la empresa bajara la tarifa para el aeropuerto JFK, de Nueva York, el sábado. Muchos consideran que esta medida era un intento de romper la huelga de la Alianza de Trabajadores de Taxi de Nueva York, que se negaba a recoger viajeros del aeropuerto JFK en solidaridad con las protestas masivas que habían surgido en el lugar en torno a la prohibición a la inmigración de ciudadanos provenientes de siete países dispuesta por Trump. La prohibición también pone en riesgo pedidos de aviones comerciales por valor de unos 20.000 millones de dólares que Boeing hizo a Irán…

La bolsa de valores cerró el lunes a la baja por el caos generado entre las empresas por la prohibición migratoria de Trump. Los ejecutivos de varias empresas se pronunciaron contra la orden de Trump; entre ellos, los de Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla, Airbnb, Ford y Goldman Sachs, que tiene cada vez más influencia en el gobierno de Trump, con al menos seis consejeros principales y candidatos al gabinete, por ejemplo el jefe estratega de Trump, Steve Bannon, que tiene vínculos cercanos con el gigante financiero. Por otra parte, miles de personas han eliminado la aplicación Uber después de que la empresa bajara la tarifa para el aeropuerto JFK, de Nueva York, el sábado. Muchos consideran que esta medida era un intento de romper la huelga de la Alianza de Trabajadores de Taxi de Nueva York, que se negaba a recoger viajeros del aeropuerto JFK en solidaridad con las protestas masivas que habían surgido en el lugar en torno a la prohibición a la inmigración de ciudadanos provenientes de siete países dispuesta por Trump. La prohibición también pone en riesgo pedidos de aviones comerciales por valor de unos 20.000 millones de dólares que Boeing hizo a Irán…

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Volkswagen enfrenta acusaciones ante la partida de su historiador de larga trayectoria

Decenas de historiadores e investigadores acusan a Volkswagen de intentar encubrir las “páginas oscuras” de su historia en la Alemania nazi tras el anuncio de que Manfred Grieger, historiador de Volkswagen de larga trayectoria, abandonaba la compañía. Grieger dirigió los esfuerzos de investigar y revelar las acciones de la compañía durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cuando obligó a prisioneros de los campos de concentración a trabajar en fábricas de automóviles. Volkswagen negó que Grieger haya sido despedido. Esto ocurre al tiempo que Volkswagen haya anunciado que ha encomendado a otro historiador, Christopher Kopper, investigar las acciones de la compañía en Brasil durante el periodo de la dictadura militar que gobernó el país desde 1964 hasta 1985, luego de que una demanda judicial en la que se alega que 12 trabajadores de la compañía que se oponían a la dictadura fueron torturados en una fábrica de Volkswagen cerca de São Paulo.

Decenas de historiadores e investigadores acusan a Volkswagen de intentar encubrir las “páginas oscuras” de su historia en la Alemania nazi tras el anuncio de que Manfred Grieger, historiador de Volkswagen de larga trayectoria, abandonaba la compañía. Grieger dirigió los esfuerzos de investigar y revelar las acciones de la compañía durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cuando obligó a prisioneros de los campos de concentración a trabajar en fábricas de automóviles. Volkswagen negó que Grieger haya sido despedido. Esto ocurre al tiempo que Volkswagen haya anunciado que ha encomendado a otro historiador, Christopher Kopper, investigar las acciones de la compañía en Brasil durante el periodo de la dictadura militar que gobernó el país desde 1964 hasta 1985, luego de que una demanda judicial en la que se alega que 12 trabajadores de la compañía que se oponían a la dictadura fueron torturados en una fábrica de Volkswagen cerca de São Paulo.

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Five Ways to Enjoy Success

By Arthur M. Lauretano, MD, MS, FACS What is success? Is it that your son just received a scholarship to his first-choice college, or is that your daughter has a great job; drives a Porsche; and already has her own home? Is the exploits, endeavors, and successes of your grandchildren? Or is it your own social standing and your job? You should be proud of accomplishments, big or small, by your loved ones. Yet what does the word success mean? How you define it, and what parameters do you set for it, when and if you truly achieve it? Here are five ways to enjoy success: 1. Define your success for yourself. When a student applied to undergraduate programs while still in high school, he set his sights on MIT and Harvard. However, he also learned about the Boston University Six-year Medical Program, which guaranteed acceptance into medical school from high school. So he applied to, and was accepted at, all three institutions. In the end, he chose the Boston University program. He subsequently did my residency at Harvard. Boston University was a perfect fit for him and positioned him for an outstanding residency training program. Yet, so many people…

By Arthur M. Lauretano, MD, MS, FACS What is success? Is it that your son just received a scholarship to his first-choice college, or is that your daughter has a great job; drives a Porsche; and already has her own home? Is the exploits, endeavors, and successes of your grandchildren? Or is it your own social standing and your job? You should be proud of accomplishments, big or small, by your loved ones. Yet what does the word success mean? How you define it, and what parameters do you set for it, when and if you truly achieve it? Here are five ways to enjoy success: 1. Define your success for yourself. When a student applied to undergraduate programs while still in high school, he set his sights on MIT and Harvard. However, he also learned about the Boston University Six-year Medical Program, which guaranteed acceptance into medical school from high school. So he applied to, and was accepted at, all three institutions. In the end, he chose the Boston University program. He subsequently did my residency at Harvard. Boston University was a perfect fit for him and positioned him for an outstanding residency training program. Yet, so many people…

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Northwestern Mutual Tackles the Money Talk Taboo with SoulPancake Project

MILWAUKEE- Northwestern Mutual, in partnership with SoulPancake, debuts The Talk, a social experiment designed to bring families and loved ones together around a topic that has long been considered off-limits by some in our daily conversations: money. The Talk, produced by SoulPancake, a digital media and entertainment company renowned for creating the Kid President video series, is now available on the SoulPancake Facebook page and YouTube channel, and provides a forum for participants to break social and cultural taboos around discussing money. The payoff? Communication and honesty are the keys to stronger relationships as well as establishing a financial plan, taking action and having confidence in knowing you are financially secure.    “We know from our own research* that a large majority of Americans are financially anxious, perhaps because they’re not comfortable talking about money,” said Chantel Bonneau, wealth management advisor for Northwestern Mutual. “We hope this video can be an ice breaker to help dispel social and cultural taboos around financial conversations and empower people in their personal planning journey.”  SoulPancake Chief Creative Officer Golriz Lucinaadded, “At SoulPancake we’re all about tackling life’s big questions – even the uncomfortable ones. We were so excited to partner with Northwestern Mutual…

MILWAUKEE- Northwestern Mutual, in partnership with SoulPancake, debuts The Talk, a social experiment designed to bring families and loved ones together around a topic that has long been considered off-limits by some in our daily conversations: money. The Talk, produced by SoulPancake, a digital media and entertainment company renowned for creating the Kid President video series, is now available on the SoulPancake Facebook page and YouTube channel, and provides a forum for participants to break social and cultural taboos around discussing money. The payoff? Communication and honesty are the keys to stronger relationships as well as establishing a financial plan, taking action and having confidence in knowing you are financially secure.    “We know from our own research* that a large majority of Americans are financially anxious, perhaps because they’re not comfortable talking about money,” said Chantel Bonneau, wealth management advisor for Northwestern Mutual. “We hope this video can be an ice breaker to help dispel social and cultural taboos around financial conversations and empower people in their personal planning journey.”  SoulPancake Chief Creative Officer Golriz Lucinaadded, “At SoulPancake we’re all about tackling life’s big questions – even the uncomfortable ones. We were so excited to partner with Northwestern Mutual…

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Yahoo otorgó a Gobierno de EU acceso a emails

Nueva York– Yahoo supuestamente examinó cientos de millones de cuentas de correo electrónico a petición de agencias estadounidenses de inteligencia o judiciales. Los análisis, que fueron reportados por Reuters, presuntamente seleccionaron mensajes de entrada que contenían una serie de caracteres no dados a conocer. Yahoo no negó el reporte, y dijo únicamente que es una ‘’compañía respetuosa de la ley, y acata las leyes de Estados Unidos’’. Según el reporte del martes, Yahoo aceptó cumplir una directriz del gobierno de 2015 para que proporcionara a la Agencia de Seguridad Nacional y al FBI acceso a correos electrónicos. Reuters citó fuentes anónimas, incluidos dos ex empleados de la compañía y otra persona con conocimiento de los hechos. Yahoo continúa enfrentando cuestionamientos respecto a una intromisión ocurrida en 2014 que puso en riesgo al menos 500 millones de cuentas. El Departamento de Justicia y el FBI no respondieron de inmediato solicitudes de comentario de The Associated Press.

Nueva York– Yahoo supuestamente examinó cientos de millones de cuentas de correo electrónico a petición de agencias estadounidenses de inteligencia o judiciales. Los análisis, que fueron reportados por Reuters, presuntamente seleccionaron mensajes de entrada que contenían una serie de caracteres no dados a conocer. Yahoo no negó el reporte, y dijo únicamente que es una ‘’compañía respetuosa de la ley, y acata las leyes de Estados Unidos’’. Según el reporte del martes, Yahoo aceptó cumplir una directriz del gobierno de 2015 para que proporcionara a la Agencia de Seguridad Nacional y al FBI acceso a correos electrónicos. Reuters citó fuentes anónimas, incluidos dos ex empleados de la compañía y otra persona con conocimiento de los hechos. Yahoo continúa enfrentando cuestionamientos respecto a una intromisión ocurrida en 2014 que puso en riesgo al menos 500 millones de cuentas. El Departamento de Justicia y el FBI no respondieron de inmediato solicitudes de comentario de The Associated Press.

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News parent company names new CFO

Tina M. Schmitz of Kenosha has been named chief financial officer for United Communications Corp., parent company of the Kenosha News. She will start Aug. 16, succeeding Ron Montemurro, who will be retiring from UCC after 31 years. Schmitz will be leaving her role as vice president of finance/CFO of YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee to return to work in Kenosha where she had previously served as CFO of Kenosha Area Business Alliance and prior to that as CFO of Kenosha Unified School District. A Carthage College graduate in business administration and accounting, she also holds a master’s degree in leadership from Capella University. She serves on the boards of United Way of Kenosha and Tempo Kenosha. Montemurro will work with Schmitz through a brief period of transition, working limited hours in September. After his retirement from UCC, Montemurro will become CFO of VigeoMedia.

Tina M. Schmitz of Kenosha has been named chief financial officer for United Communications Corp., parent company of the Kenosha News. She will start Aug. 16, succeeding Ron Montemurro, who will be retiring from UCC after 31 years. Schmitz will be leaving her role as vice president of finance/CFO of YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee to return to work in Kenosha where she had previously served as CFO of Kenosha Area Business Alliance and prior to that as CFO of Kenosha Unified School District. A Carthage College graduate in business administration and accounting, she also holds a master’s degree in leadership from Capella University. She serves on the boards of United Way of Kenosha and Tempo Kenosha. Montemurro will work with Schmitz through a brief period of transition, working limited hours in September. After his retirement from UCC, Montemurro will become CFO of VigeoMedia.

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UMOS MEXICAN INDEPENDENCEPARADE/FESTIVAL

September 11, 2016 For the first time in the 45-year history of the UMOSMexican Independence Day Parade and Festival, (the largest in the state), a high ranking official from Mexico will perform El Grito. Julian Adem Diaz De Leon, Consul of Mexico in Milwaukee, will perform El Grito during thecivic ceremony starting at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Every year the grito is shouted in Mexico honoring the country’s bloody struggle for independence from Spain. A moment of silence will also be given at the festival in remembrance of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. FESTIVAL: Noon to 8 p.m. (2701 South Chase Ave.).- 5 bands; Grupo Dos Banderas, Grupo Las Compas Del Terre, Cruzada Norte, DJ Fantazma and Los Creadorez Norteno Rancho; dancers, EmEMagic-Magician, children’s area,food and merchandise vendors, and community resource booths. PARADE: Starts at 10:00 a.m. at 20th and Oklahoma, proceeds east on Oklahoma to 6th Street, to right on Rosedale and ends at UMOS on Chase Avenue. Over 60parade units, including well known characters Minnie and Mickey Mouse, The Brewers’ Sausages, Roscoe from the Milwaukee Admirals, Sponge Bob, and Chillindrina and Chavo del Ocho; high school bands, community and corporate floats, dancers. This year’s…

September 11, 2016 For the first time in the 45-year history of the UMOSMexican Independence Day Parade and Festival, (the largest in the state), a high ranking official from Mexico will perform El Grito. Julian Adem Diaz De Leon, Consul of Mexico in Milwaukee, will perform El Grito during thecivic ceremony starting at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Every year the grito is shouted in Mexico honoring the country’s bloody struggle for independence from Spain. A moment of silence will also be given at the festival in remembrance of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. FESTIVAL: Noon to 8 p.m. (2701 South Chase Ave.).- 5 bands; Grupo Dos Banderas, Grupo Las Compas Del Terre, Cruzada Norte, DJ Fantazma and Los Creadorez Norteno Rancho; dancers, EmEMagic-Magician, children’s area,food and merchandise vendors, and community resource booths. PARADE: Starts at 10:00 a.m. at 20th and Oklahoma, proceeds east on Oklahoma to 6th Street, to right on Rosedale and ends at UMOS on Chase Avenue. Over 60parade units, including well known characters Minnie and Mickey Mouse, The Brewers’ Sausages, Roscoe from the Milwaukee Admirals, Sponge Bob, and Chillindrina and Chavo del Ocho; high school bands, community and corporate floats, dancers. This year’s…

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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Opens on Thursday

MILWAUKEE – Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by Associated Bank, announces the opening of its Festival Box Office this Thursday. Beginning on September 8, the general public may purchase tickets to individual films online, in person at the Landmark Oriental Theatre Box Office, and by phone. Last year’s Milwaukee Film Festival experienced a record 77 sold-out screenings. Anticipating even larger crowds, Milwaukee Film highly encourages festivalgoers to purchase tickets well in advance and for ticketholders to arrive 30 minutes prior to showtime to guarantee seating. Beginning 15 minutes before each film, empty seats will be sold to patrons in the rush ticket line. Rush tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for the Opening Night Party will also be available for purchase on Thursday, though admission is complimentary for passholders and patrons with a ticket to the Opening Night Film, Life, Animated. The party will feature food, music, drinks, and dancing. Musical act New Age Narcissism (The Milwaukee Music Video Show, MFF2016) will perform at 9:30 PM.

MILWAUKEE – Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by Associated Bank, announces the opening of its Festival Box Office this Thursday. Beginning on September 8, the general public may purchase tickets to individual films online, in person at the Landmark Oriental Theatre Box Office, and by phone. Last year’s Milwaukee Film Festival experienced a record 77 sold-out screenings. Anticipating even larger crowds, Milwaukee Film highly encourages festivalgoers to purchase tickets well in advance and for ticketholders to arrive 30 minutes prior to showtime to guarantee seating. Beginning 15 minutes before each film, empty seats will be sold to patrons in the rush ticket line. Rush tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for the Opening Night Party will also be available for purchase on Thursday, though admission is complimentary for passholders and patrons with a ticket to the Opening Night Film, Life, Animated. The party will feature food, music, drinks, and dancing. Musical act New Age Narcissism (The Milwaukee Music Video Show, MFF2016) will perform at 9:30 PM.

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